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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 speaking to my heart. Your journey has put into words what I haven’t spoken, but need to. Thank you for reminding me to listen for and heed the “gentle whisper.”

    Blessings to you as you move into your next season.


  2. This is my life right now. I have moved several times over the past 10 years thinking this is where I am supposed to be, this is where God is directing me to be at peace and yet… I am trying to accept my circumstances but there is always that little voice saying something else is out there. At age 69 I think I’d have it figured out but something is missing. I keep praying- for patience, understanding, for peace in my heart. And I have had to let go the need to explain myself. So a big thank you.

    • I Love to hear your story of God’s whispers and sending love as I know it’s not easy to lose or make changes you are not prepared for.
      Thank you for reminding me to listen to God’s whispers since there can be amazing things that come after those changes.

  3. This is beautiful and so true. Life feels messy and complicated to us but God sees the whole picture – I am reminded of how He provided for the Israelites one day at a time while they were in the desert, and sometimes that is how our guidance from the Lord is, too. We are only called to take the next right step. He knew how you would impact people at that camp, even if for a short time, and He also sees the long term impact of each of our choices, even when it doesn’t have the outcome we were hoping for. We are given one puzzle piece at a time, but He knows how it will all come together for His glory.

  4. My youngest daughter and her family are in their fourth year of discipleship ministry in northern Uganda, following the whisper of God into this mission. It takes tremendous faith and obedience to make these steps; people often ask me how long I think they’ll stay. Thank you for giving me a wonderful new response: until God whispers them back home, or to service somewhere else.

    We don’t see God’s big picture, which is all at once scary and freeing, and we don’t always know the lives we touch, the seeds we plant along the way. God bless your service and your obedience!

    In Jesus ~

  5. Thank you, Anna. I needed this. I made a career decision six months ago that I had prayed over, thought about and sought counsel; however, after making that decision, the pit fell in my stomach.

    Daily tears spring forth, but I do have faith that God is working something magical in me right now. It’s just that season, and I need to be patient.

  6. This is so beautiful and I relate deeply to it. Dropping off “the need to defend and explain” and the weight of the approval of following a “call”– is such a big weight to drop. Thank you for sharing your story of following God’s wild call in and out.

  7. Our journey isn’t always linear; sometimes it’s a loop that brings us back to the same place with a different perspective. God was present as you experienced the excitement of ministry and the sadness of personal loss. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  8. Anna,

    I feel like I’ve made a mess of my work life. Years ago I left a job with good benefits to try out a new career. Most of the jobs I’ve had I liked. Then Covid hit. It took away the one part-time job I enjoyed. Now I have a job with same company-full time benefitted. I know this job came straight from God. But last fall the duties changed drastically. Don’t like the job at all. It is nothing like I thought. Trying to make the best of it. God is sending interviews my way but no job offers. He knows best. He sees the whole picture. My hubby has done his job (CT Tech) 35 years-same company. He can’t stand going to work any day. Praying God will send a way out for both of us.

    Blessings 🙂

  9. Thank you for articulating so brilliantly to hearken unto the still small whispher at any juncture of doing this life, whether being at the right place at the right time or even through the detours of life.