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Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul. She's worked at (in)courage since 2012, and lives in Minnesota with her husband and their four kids. Anna encourages others to look for and embrace the extraordinary moments found in their ordinary days.

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  1. I enjoyed reading your post and I could feel the joy you have in the “ordinary” day-to-day activities of your life. During this pandemic and isolation, it has been a time of quiet reflection and a time of finding goodness in the simple tasks. Your family is blessed to have you because I am sure you reflect that joy and goodness each day. God has blessed you with a grateful heart.

  2. I love this. I woke up this morning and He kept dropping the word ordinary in my spirit and then I read this.. Right? I read this and love it! I love Him and I wrote something a couple of weeks ago about Finding him and Him finding us in the ordinary. The relationship we have with Him and how He loves being included in all the ordinary things, every day. And then He will surprise us! With a bald eagle in your favorite tree, at just that right moment. In an area where it so rare! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Goodness can be found everywhere, everyday, and in every heart. But sometimes there is loss in life which is the hardest part of being alive. On those days the mood changes and we ask the Holy Spirit to comfort us and pray in our behalf because we cannot find goodness. I recently became a widow, then the pandemic arrived, and goodness has been elusive. Your stories of New Life is truly a Gift from God and it smells of love and goodness. But remember those you know who give up Hope and cannot find goodness today.

    • Connie,

      Asking God to show you goodness in your everyday life. May you sense His presence always. Praying you feel hopeful in all things soon.

      Abba Father,

      Please come & shower Connie with your goodness & hope. Comfort her in the loss of her husband. Send others to call/write or visit her & bring some life & happiness back into her life. Let her feel your loving arms around her. In Jesus Name AMEN!

      Blessings 🙂

    • Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Of course goodness feels elusive; you’re smack dab in the midst of grief, and I am so sorry. Joining with the others in prayer that God would meet your heart in even the smallest of peaceful ways today.

  4. What a beautiful reminder of the joy of the Lord and the good gifts He surrounds us with every day. Love this!
    Top o’ the mornin’ to y’all! ☘️

  5. It’s so stormy today in the south!! But knowing God is still in control and he is watching over us. But we still can see God’s goodness!! Thank you for your post. I needed it this my

  6. Reading this I was right in the kitchen with you, preparing a warm meal for those I love. Even in the midst of the unknowns, life is still good because He is good. Beautiful reminder to be on the lookout for all of it.

    Kellie

  7. God’s goodness glows with His glory in your words. Thank you for your beautiful work. ❤️

  8. Lovely reminders, Anna! I will be looking today. And all the days. Thank you for being you and sharing it with us.❤

  9. This was a wonderful message to remind us to appreciate what might seem ordinary but is really extraordinary when you know God’s in control of all. What He provides for us is amazing. Thank you.

  10. This post reminds me of one of my favorite songs Ordinary by Hannah Kerr. “Nothing is mundane Your glory is displayed in a million ways… You make my days extraordinary in the ordinary.”

  11. Thankyou Anna for sharing such a beautiful post, and the reminder of how we are surrounded by God’s goodness, and His miraculous work.
    Blessings to all,
    Penny

  12. Anna,

    Life is hard & even stressful at times. It can be hard to see God’s goodness or have any hope. Like you said one must be on the look out for it. One way to do that is to thank God for the blessings you have. Cooking a meal, taking a nice warm shower, laying in bed? Give God thanks for the good, warm water, nice bed & home. Thanking God will change your perspective on life & make you feel better. This is so needed now during our pandemic. Being thankful for even little things. Thanks for writing a great & inspiring post.

    Blessings 🙂