Sioux Falls Woman: Learning the Art of Living in the Wait

Gritty Faith


Faith Inspired Podcast by Faith and Gather: How to Embrace Your Season of Waiting and Live Fully in the Wait

Gems of Motherhood: Coping with Infertility

Oasis Podcast: Living in the Wait

Pivot by Faith: Empowered in the Waiting

ProBlogger: How One Blogger Turned a Painful Situation into a Life-Changing Blog

Purpose Beyond Motherhood: In A World Of Instant Everything, How Can You Live Well In The Waiting

Purpose Beyond Motherhood: Living in the Wait

The Even While Podcast with Melinda Patrick: Living in the Wait

The ManDate Podcast: Living in the Wait

The Ultimate Pregnancy Prep Podcast with Nora: Living in the Wait While TTC


Dakota News Now: Living in the Wait: book provides resource for when life doesn’t go according to plan

Dakota News Now: Avera Medical Minute AMcK: Living in the Wait, a couple’s journey with infertility

KELOLAND Living Reliabank Business Beat: Living in the Wait

KELOLAND Living: Living Through Infertility Summit


Oasis Podcast: Living in the Wait

South Dakota Public Broadcasting In the Moment: Learning to Live in the Wait

The Mess in the Middle: Navigating the Wait: Embracing Patience and Purpose

Voices of Encouragement: Bringing Hope to Others

Melissa Vande Kieft (VANDA-KEEFT) With over 15 years’ experience, I’m skilled in content creation and marketing strategy including marketing campaigns, copywriting and strategic planning and execution. I’m proficient in Canva, Mailchimp, Later, HubSpot, WordPress.

If you have any upcoming projects that require copywriting, marketing strategy or content creation, please reach out. I’d love to visit with you further about taking those ideas and putting them into action.

I’m also a speaker and the bestselling author of Living in the Wait: How to Use the Delays in Life Differently. 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 encourage women to be brave to discover the details God is orchestrating and designing through each life experience.

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

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