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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. AMEN! Oh HOW IS HOPE SO! LET IT BE DEAR LORD LET IT BE! Please pray or me!

  2. Anna, I share your feelings about spring and summer, nice to know I’m not alone! And I also experience the same joy when perennials start popping up and now, thanks to you, I’ll be thinking of your post and God’s goodness every time I see these lovely miracles, thank you!

  3. In Illinois the gray of rainy spring days is offset by the vibrant and beautiful green that is seen only this time of year. It reminds me I can hold all kinds of feelings at the same time and know that God is always refreshing my soul.

  4. Anna, I just wanted to take the opportunity to let you know what a fantastic ministry you have Reading the devotional every morning. I listen to God‘s word spoken through you. Because I do Devotional for my Christian Radio Station, I appreciate your delivery and tone… It’s excellent! Not to mention your thoughtful writing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on spring and Minnesota! Have a phenomenal rest of your week.

    • Lisa thank you SO much! Narrating the podcast has been one of those unexpected gifts and skill-building opportunities for me, I really enjoy doing it. So appreciate your kind words <3

  5. Anna…What a great way to encourage us. I loved your story and now that I think of it, He does give us happiness when we might have done anything. I do love all of the (in)courage daily messages you send us.
    PS…I believe I am one of the only ones that does not really love Summer.

  6. I love this, Anna! I lived in northern Idaho, when I was little. We called spring break “mud vacation”. So I know exactly of what you speak. Good for you! Finding the good!

  7. “Hang in there. Goodness may surprise you, right there in the sloppiness.” it speaks volumes. thanks for sharing and for the reminder!

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