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Anna works full-time for DaySpring from Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and four kids. Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul, and she shares the good stuff of the regular, encouraging you to see the ordinary glory in your everyday.

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  1. Thank you for your insight to the many seasons! And we all get the stuck feeling but hope is there

  2. Love this! Thank you for sharing! I’ve worked from home for years before the pandemic made that cool. 99% of the time I got up & dressed as if I was still going into the office. There is something about being prepared to go in even if I don’t. As my husband & I both worked remotely thru the pandemic we got into goblin mode. I’m now in coastal goblin grandmother mode. Be interesting to see what mode comes next! All with God’s leading us the key! Blessings y’all!

    • Ruth I have worked from home for over a decade as well! I love it! And try to dress cute at least from the neckline up for my zoom calls, haha! It’s an interesting life, isn’t it? I really love it <3

  3. Anna…

    Oh, man…this: “maybe, instead of restrictive permanence, we have the gift of ebb and flow.”

    A lovely and succinct way to express what I’ve always taken many more words to say :).

    (And, it only makes sense that my PSL friend which equals October which equals Halloween would be able to write about “goblin mode” in a way that points us back to God. 🙂 )

    • Thank you my dear friend <3 I am not very adaptable by nature. But maybe the last few years especially have helped me grow in that.

      And here's to fall coming someday (I type as it's 105 outside, ick!)

      Adore you.

  4. Beautifully written! Touched my soul today when our world is upside down.. appreciating everyday we have !

  5. Love this! I’m reminded that in each season, there are parts to be proud of and parts that I’ll be glad when they pass. Ebb and flow…I’m so thankful that I’m not always stuck, even if I feel like I am.

  6. Anna, your posts always make me smile! I am definitely not a “coastal grandmother”, though I am a grandma. I tend toward jeans and sweatshirts or long sleeved t-shirts. Weather depending. But I do feel “stuck” at times. Thanks for reminding me I don’t have to stay stuck!

  7. Oh Anna I love you. I cannot relate to the coastal grandmother thing but I do relate to your style of expression. The visuals your writing conjures up makes me laugh. It’s good to laugh and to cry and to be whoever we are at any given moment. I’ve always been a “whatever works” type of person. I learned a long time ago that (paraphrase mine) weeping lasts for the night but joy comes in the morning. Keep on keeping on is my motto. So keep writing. It’s needed.

  8. This message spoke to my heart. As soon as I read “Oh, friends. We are never stuck in just one place” tears started to flow down my face. The Holy Spirit was speaking directly to me through your words. I long to move forward after a long and difficult season facing a health issue. God’s goodness and mercy have followed me through this challenge, but there are days when I feel stuck at home while I’m healing. Today’s devotional is confirmation that it will only be a “matter of time” before this season will change.

  9. I just got my Incourage bible today. So happy to have found this site. Look forward to my journey through the devotions

  10. Anna, well said. I choose to finish this thought, “You’re not stuck… it’s just a season.” Living in Minnesota, also (!) (St. Michael), the theme of seasons resonates with me! The theme of seasons in life is one I write on often, because I felt in my 30’s and 40’s stuck, and that I couldn’t change, and this limited our GREAT God’s infinite power in my life and quenched the Holy Spirit in me. But, He worked through trials, primarily ovarian cancer, to build my faith in His power. He has changed me over the years in countless ways, not the least of which was losing over 90 lbs., and, in my 60’s now, I can encourage younger moms because I know God’s desire is to continue His amazing work in us til our last breath and we are not stuck, though we may be in a season! I am not defined by the load of laundry sitting in the bedroom, and pray I’m known instead for the love of Christ that I demonstrate. May we reflect Christ well in whatever season of life we find ourselves, and consistently prioritize His goals for us, which are as unique as our fingerprint, and His purpose for every season of our lives.

  11. I retired from over 30 years of ministry the end of 2021. While I’ve accomplished a lot in “practical” terms, I’ve felt ‘stuck’ and spiritually dry since I made this life change. Thank you for this reflection – it sooo spoke to my heart.

  12. Anna,

    I love the verses in Ecclesiastes 3. We are always in various seasons of life. For over 10 years I was in care taker season. Dealing with aging parents & in-laws. God didn’t leave me there. He took the lessons I learned & put me in an ICU clerical position at a large hospital. Now I assist RNs, CNAs, patients & families with the care of patients. He won’t leave you where you are either. Sooner or later you will move on to another season of life. May God bless you all.

    Blessings 🙂