Ann Boyd

Ann has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1997, exploring her interests and gifts in music, teaching, and spiritual formation. She received her bachelor’s in music education from Northwestern University in 1997 and keeps on singing, even if it is just for joy at home. Ann spends free moments working on knitting projects, making homemade ice cream, and going on tandem-bike dates with her husband, Jon. Together, they homeschool their two daughters and write up as much as they can at their blog. Ann is the interim editor of The Well.

Contributions by Ann Boyd
By Ann Boyd

We're standing on the cusp of summer. In Chicago, we aren't quite there yet — vacation schedules haven't fully begun, local pools are still closed, and the strawberries continue to be tinged with green. But as my school-year responsibilities draw to a close, I find myself looking ahead. What might God have for me this summer?

By Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd reflects on the complicated relationship she has with Lent and what Jesus has taught her through it.

By Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd reflects on how raising daughters spurred her on to join in the Women’s March on Chicago.

By Ann Boyd

Waking up in the mornings has always been a terrible experience for me. Particularly in the winter, the process of wrenching myself out of bed before it is even light feels offensive, violent, and wrong...

By Ann Boyd

Our 1925 bungalow kitchen opens onto what was once a small porch and is now a small, poorly-insulated mudroom — a “three-season room.” In the summer, we can tolerate the heat waves that emanate from that space, but in the winter...

By Ann Boyd

When I was 26 years old, I began to grasp the profound significance of Easter. Despite being surrounded by liturgy in my Catholic childhood days, despite the growth of my gratitude for the cross...

By Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd considers what kind of help might come to those who ask.

By Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd reflects on the nature of task-orientation in this third of five reflections on the story of Mary and Martha.

By Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd ponders the place of work in worship in this second of five reflections on the story of Mary and Martha.

By Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd shares of her gratitude to Mary in this first of five reflections on the story of Mary and Martha.

By Ann Boyd

February has meant a lot of things at the Boyd house: Valentine’s Day, Mama’s birthday, and our annual Willy Wonka celebration (which happened on a very low-key scale this year). The fruits of this month have included a serious amount of chocolate and some deep thoughts . . .

By Ann Boyd

I am a little shy about raising the topic of women in the church. When pressed, I will gladly speak my mind and enter into the controversy. But so often it feels like discussing politics these days — more like getting into a fight than having a real discussion with an exchange of ideas . .

By Ann Boyd

No matter what stage of life you're in, there are always seasons of busyness. Whether you are working full-time, in grad school, parenting small children, or just on your way out the door to your next appointment...

By Ann Boyd

Academics need to eat too, and that’s why we’re throwing a few recipes your way. Here’s a favorite at the Boyd house...

By Ann Boyd

We don't really talk about this much at The Well, but we'll let you in on a secret: Marcia and I both love to bake and cook...

By Ann Boyd

Every year, I look forward to Advent and Christmas with intentions of enjoying sweet times with family and friends, peaceful moments...

By Ann Boyd

Keeping up with current events can be a challenge when living life at a breakneck pace. I recall recently reading...

By Ann Boyd

Years ago, I read Stephen Covey's influential book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and it helped shape my life as a young...

By Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd leads us through this sixteenth-century spiritual discipline making us more sensitive to the work of God in our lives.