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I’m Melissa – perspective shifter and hope filler.

Hang with me to chat about all things faith and waiting.

I’m so thankful you’re here!

Hey! I’m Melissa, bestselling author, speaker and Founder of Living in the Wait. I created this online resource to encourage and guide those who find themselves in a season of waiting. You know, the kind where:

  • Life isn’t going according to our plan
  • Reality doesn’t match our expectation
  • Your heart’s desires aren’t being fulfilled according to your timeline

My journey with waiting and discovering purpose in the process began after I encountered an unexpected season of waiting. Even though my faith was challenged, my drive to make the most of the middle kicked into high gear. Through my experience, I want to encourage you to be brave to discover the details God is orchestrating and designing through each life experience. 

If you are new to Living in the Wait, I’m grateful you’re here, although I wish we were meeting under different circumstances. I know all too well the disappointment, heartache and frustration you’re experiencing. That’s why I started Living in the Wait. You can read a more detailed version of our journey here.

I’m a huge fan of encouragement, meeting new people, and thank-you notes. In my spare time, you’ll find me exploring the great outdoors or watching college sports with my guy, Ry, and daughter, the coolest person I know.

I’m the bestselling author of Living in the Wait: How to Use the Delays in Life Differently. You can learn more about my book here.

While I love all things writing, I also enjoy traveling to speak at events, conferences, and churches. You can learn more about my speaking events here.

I’m not here to fix what you’re going through. Instead, I want to lead you to the one who can do immeasurably more with your current circumstances. It’s through my season of waiting, my need and understanding of God began to grow. I’m not thankful for the trials I’ve endured, but I’m eternally grateful for the trust and dependency I gained with God through them.

Follow along on Instagram @livinginthewait!