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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Fertility Fast Class – 3 Life Changing Ways to Pray During Infertility

We all know infertility is more than doctor appointments. It’s also about the day to day stuff, like supporting your spouse, managing relationships, wrestling with your faith, coping with a rollercoaster of emotions, working with insurance, etc. Fertility Fast Class  As I unwrapped all the “stuff” infertility involves I often felt exhausted, on information overload, confused…

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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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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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Why the Message of Living in the Wait Applies Now More Than Ever

Here’s a truth bomb about waiting, we don’t get to choose what things in life we wait for or how long their going to last. We do get to choose how we wait, though. We’re in a very rare time in history where the whole world is waiting for the same thing. I think 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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