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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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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E+DAY March 2020 – How You Can Help During the Coronavirus

You don’t need me to tell you how serious the coronavirus is for the entire world. What we’re experiencing is unheard of. During extreme and uncertain times like this, it’s especially important that we continue to encourage one another. This doesn’t mean we dismiss what the world is experiencing. Instead, we respect the reality of…

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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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E+DAY January 2020 – Meal Train

One thing I really appreciated receiving after Crosbee was born were freezer meals. Knowing I didn’t have to make a decision about what to make, much less actually make it, was a huge relief. It was just the encouragement we needed as we began our journey as new parents.  I recently learned about an organization…

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E+DAY November 2019

I want to share one of Ry and I’s favorite traditions we’ve done almost every year since we met. This year is extra special because Crosbee is here and packed her own shoe box to donate. I can’t wait until she’s old enough to understand what this tradition is all about! Having Crosbee brings a…

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E+DAY May 2019 – Encouraging Ourselves

Some of you may be wondering what’s been happening in our world as our due date has come and gone. Expected arrival was May 11, and here we are, 4 days past and let’s just say, I’ve had to do a few mindset resets as our current situation is not something I was prepared for. …

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E+DAY April 2019

Today is extra special as not only is it E+DAY, but it’s also my birthday! With all those reasons to be excited, an added bonus was that this weekend was also Jacks Give Back, a one day service event designated for South Dakota State University Jackrabbits everywhere to give back to their local communities.  As you…

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