About the Author

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. Anna,
    Just printed off the “Challenge Checklist”. I’ve sent two copies of the book to two different friends – both of whom live far from me but with whom I want to stay connected. One friend received hers and was thrilled. She knows how much I respect the writers included in the book and she can’t wait to dive in!! It made her day 🙂 The other copy is on its way. I’m having a lot of fun!! Now, to settle in and read MY copy lol. Thank you for the comfortable place you create here at (in)courage for connecting and all the writing and editing that went into a great book. Be blessed…
    Bev xx

    • Of course you sent copies before receiving your own. That’s just who you are, giving in love through and through. Thank you for sharing this story! So glad you got some of the printables – aren’t they fun? We’re so happy you’re here, Bev.

  2. Great ideas for connecting – I love the checklist! Definitely god has been teaching me to be purposeful about reaching out to others and not letting time go by with investing in friendships!

    • Wonderful to hear, Naomi! And so glad you got the checklist. Isn’t that a cool way to document what God’s doing in your friendships and in your heart?!

  3. What a fun start for y’all. 🙂 Beautiful lists and pages, thanks for sharing.
    I’ve got my book and am on chapter two right now. 🙂 Congrats to you all.

  4. I’ve been following this series and like it so very much! I want to personally thank you for offering the lovely freebies. I know some blogs use these as enticements for purchases. As samples. However, it does show, you have a passion for what you are trying to share. I hope to purchase your set when I have the money. We have to move from our long term place. Our rents have doubled. Another thing is we just started a hospitality team at church. What you have been sharing is a lifestyle and of critical importance for our well being and faith.

    • Oh Sue, of course. I hope you print yourself a good bunch of these pretties and enjoy every one! So sorry to hear about your hard situations. Hang in there. We’re praying resolve comes quickly, and blessings over your hospitality team – what an important ministry that is!

  5. I just got my copy and the beautiful necklaces (love them) yesterday, my friend’s is on its a way to her, and I am so excited to start this!! I know the Lord has much in store for us as we start purposefully connecting. Thankyou for the freebies too 🙂

    Is there still a way to purchase another necklace?

  6. Anna,

    Gave a copy to my pastor’s wife along with necklace & $10 Starbucks gift card. She was wowed. One day we will hit Starbucks, have a drink and enjoy some conversation. I just love all the women writers here. You make life real. Maybe this weekend I will settle in and start reading my copy.

    Blessings to all! 🙂

    • Beautiful, Beth! Thank you for sharing your story with us here, and for being such a faithful encouragement and friend to us (and so many others.) I hope you love the book!

  7. These are gorgeous! I especially love the ‘All for Him. All for His Glory.’ colouring page, but I don’t see the download link for it…. Is it still possible to get it?
    Thanks for your help!