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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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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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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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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E+DAY August 2020 – Encouragement in the Whispers

Have you ever felt a subtle, quick stirring in your heart? The one that whispers a specific person’s name to you? That whisper is your invitation to spread some encouragement.  Have you ever had someone’s name come to mind? It’s like a subtle, quick stirring in your heart. You may attribute it to something you…

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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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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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