Why the Message of Living in the Wait Applies Now More Than Ever

Here’s a truth bomb about waiting, we don’t get to choose what things in life we wait for or how long their going to last. We do get to choose how we wait, though. We’re in a very rare time in history where the whole world is waiting for the same thing. I think you…

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What My Floors are Teaching Me About My Relationship with God and My Daughter

There’s an unlikely spot in our house that’s quickly becoming a classroom, teaching us about relationship building. Get on the same level One of my favorite and most frequently visited places in our house is the floor. You name the room and I’ve most likely traveled every inch of it. You see, I have a…

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E+DAY July 2020 – Encouragement is Honoring Others

We have the power to honor friends, family, even strangers by encouraging them with our words and actions.  Encouragement from Strangers Soon after starting Living in the Wait, I received a direct message from someone I had never met or talked to. After opening their message, I found out this complete stranger made a donation…

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Engagement Anniversary Year Six

Today, July 6, is our 6-year engagement anniversary. I can still remember it like yesterday… Ryan was going to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a work conference and of course I wanted to tag along. Little did I know what he had planned once we got there. Sure, we had looked at rings back in February,…

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E+DAY June 2020 – Why Encouragement Requires No Practice

Many things in life require hours of practice to learn how to do or to be done well – sports, music, baking, knitting, reading – but there’s one thing that doesn’t. Any guesses? Encouragement! It requires no practice. You can literally start today and be successful at it. Isn’t that awesome?! What does that look…

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E+DAY May 2020 – Virtual Racing

One of my favorite days of the year is the Avera Race Against Cancer. In my previous life, I was fortunate enough to co-coordinate this event and this year, they celebrated their 32nd anniversary. They have raised over $6 million to offer programs and services for cancer survivors with all the proceeds staying local. This…

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E+DAY April 2020 – Encouragement Cards

You all know I’m a MAJOR fan of encouragement. That’s why I created E+DAY, a day set aside on the 14th of each month, focusing on sending encouragement. So, I thought, what better way to spread that message even further than by creating my very own encouragement cards!  These Fill in the Blank Encouragement Cards were created to make sending a…

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Mark 10:51 – How Will You Answer Jesus’ Question Part 2

Mark 10:51 – “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. In Part 1, I shared this verse from the perspective of the…

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Wholehearted Quiet Time Feature

Wholehearted is a Christian brand that focuses on encouraging those who want to have a daily Quiet Time!  Their vision is to strengthen and build God’s kingdom all around the world! Each week, they feature a Quiet Timer who share’s about their own personal quiet time. This week I was able to mine. Thank you…

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E+DAY February 2020 – Teaching to Give

Teaching is life right now as our baby girl is learning everything. It’s so fun to watch her face light up when things finally “click.” She’s beaming with pride because she finally figured out how to do something. It feels like we often correlate learning and teaching as something that’s done at a young age.…

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