E+DAY April 2021 – How to Encourage Others with the Mundane, Ordinary Things of Life

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 spreading encouragement. I picked the 14th of every month because that’s the date of my birthday, which happens to be today! A Return Package I recently purchased some items online, but had to return…

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How Our Confidence in God Brings Us to Do Bold Things

I’m not one to typically pick a word for the year, but God picked one for me so I’m trusting Him and rolling with it. I was reading the Gospels in January and came upon Luke 11:8, “I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship,…

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E+DAY February 2021 – Love is Encouragement

 It’s Valentine’s Day and we all know what today is about: LOVE! Good thing, because that ties in perfectly with it also being E+DAY! On the 14th of each month, I encourage you to encourage someone else going through a season of waiting or infertility by sending them a care package/note/text/call, etc. Did you know love is…

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Happy 3rd Anniversary Living in the Wait

My “come to Jesus” moment happened Fall 2017 while picking up sticks in our yard. It was 2.5 years into our infertility journey and I was exhausted by it all. It was here, my heart softened and God gave me the idea to start Living in the Wait. ⁠ ♥️From the moment He planted that…

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Three Words to Summarize 2020

I’ve always enjoyed words; their definitions, the power they have to describe our feelings, their ability to encourage others and change lives. In 2018, I started a tradition of closing out the year by sharing three words to describe it and found it fitting to continue! You don’t need me to remind you that 2020 was…

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E+DAY December 2020 – Operation Christmas Child

I want to share one of Ry and I’s favorite traditions we’ve done almost every year since we met. It’s a program called Operation Christmas Child organized through Samaritan’s Purse. It’s such a simple way to make a lasting impact on the life of a child. The ability to give, without expecting or getting in…

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E+DAY November 2020 – The Thanksgiving Message We All Need to End 2020

I know 2020 looks VERY different for many, I dare say ALL of us. Plans we had for ourselves, time spent with family, friends, trips and experiences were either changed or non-existent.  There are SO many things I wish were different right now. Heck, I’m a bit mad about it all because I had many…

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Happy 6th Wedding Anniversary

Today we celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. One of my favorite things we did after we got married, was to write down all the special moments that happened throughout the day. We wanted to be able to look back and reminisce about all that happened to make our day truly ours. Below are a few…

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E+DAY October 2020 – Why Being Present is the Best Form of Encouragement

A recent sermon at our church mentioned one of the ways Jesus cared for others was by being present in their lives. It got me thinking how being present can be a form of encouragement to others. While being present may sound simple or even an overused buzzword, it’s one of the most important ways…

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E+DAY September 2020 – Why Encouragement Thrives in the Short Moments

What’s your approach to how you spend your time to accomplish things? All or nothing? Go big or go home? Or is it about the short moments? Lessons from the kitchen Before becoming a mom, I preferred to complete all my tasks at once. Let me explain. If I was going to work out it…

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