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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. Anna girl I love this post! It is easier to stay home and not risk it all and be brave. But it is beautiful when we all are brave together.

    Give baby boy a hug from me.

  2. Anna! I am brought to tears again! God has something going on here and I am so excited to be a part of it this year! I am even more excited that it will be as part of your group! So looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the ladies from MN!

    Keep warm!

  3. Anna, I love you sister!! I’m so grateful God prompted you to co-host last year, for how he reconnected us through it, and for how he has grown our friendship and ministry together since then. He is so, so good!! I’m excited to see what He will do at (in)RL Twin Cities and around the world this year! 🙂

  4. My favorite part if this? Knowing how many women you have already for (in)RL 2013!! Love seeing how God is growing your bravery and using you – what a joy to be part of (in)RL with you!

    • It is SO exciting!! And the hidden attendees are there too – it’s open to the women of the church hosting us. Can’t wait til April – God is doing big things!

      MUAH, girl!!

  5. Anna, you’re making it easy for me to get out of my sweats and join you this year! {HUGS} love how you say yes to Him without thinking about it…;)

  6. I would love to host an event. Before I do, however, how do we watch a webcast? From a TV screen or a laptop screen? I doubt my laptop screen is large enough for everyone to see. Thanks. I haven’t registered yet, but I really, really want to.

    • We’re planning to hook a laptop up to a projector screen at a church… maybe you could rent or borrow a projector? I know some TVs can pull up web pages, too, if you have an Xbox or other device. 🙂

    • Shari, depending on the size of your group, a laptop may be enough! Some inRL meetups were nor more than 3 or 4 and that was enough =) Otherwise, my laptop plugs into our TV, and maybe one of the ladies who comes would have a projector.

      Do it. God will work out the details =)

  7. I’m so excited about (in)RL! I admit that I am somewhat anxious about hosting a meetup. What if no one comes? What if it is just me and the cupcakes? I’m reminding myself in those moments that regardless of who is or is not at the meetup, I’ll be there with you guys and that is more than enough for me!

  8. Thank you for your post. Hearing about your (in)RL experience has me totally jazzed about (in)RL 2013. A first-timer to the (in)RL experience , I have the privilege of hosting in my town-Corsicana. Yay!!!

  9. Staying home with family in sweats & comfy clothes is easy. God doesn’t call us to do the easy–He wants us to get out and into community with other believers. He created us for community.

    Can’t wait for In RL 2013!

  10. I can’t wait either!
    I wanted to share that I carry the “Save The Date” cards with me, and hand them out to total strangers when I see a group of women! Even if they don’t come to “my” event, I’m hoping they will host one themselves, and if they don’t know about (in)courage, then they do now! 🙂

    • Marina that’s an awesome idea! I’ll have to keep this in mind. Moving to a new community and not really knowing anyone, this is a great ice breaker. Thank you for sharing.

  11. I am stepping out in faith and registering as a host. I know this is what God is calling me to do. I am not a blogger myself but enjoy reading many different blogs by christian women. These women encourage and inspire me to keep going deeper with God. I totally agree that is so hard to take that step of faith and invite other women into your home. When they are in your home they will see the REAL you. We all need to be transparent in order for God to shine through us. This is what God and I are working on together. Transparency :). It is a beautiful thing. 🙂