E+DAY August 2021 – The Encouragement Found In Starting Small

I’ll be the first to admit I’m embarrassed to be seen starting small. I want to be a pro at all things from day one. And yet, a new month has me back at the starting line, needing to start small to find encouragement. Starting Small Have you ever been afraid to be seen starting…

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A Plant, a Water Main and a Chance to Bloom

I used to work for an alumni association and had the fun opportunity to network with people from all over the country. I’ve connected with many people during my alumni association days, but one gentleman, who I named Grandpa Carl, came to mind last week. Bloom Where You’re Planted I was out walking and saw…

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E+DAY July 2021 – How Your Story Can Encourage Others

One of the main reasons I started Living in the Wait was to share my story in hopes of bringing encouragement to someone else navigating a similar journey. So many have shared their own stories with me and each one taught me so much and most of all, encouraged me. Your Story Can Encourage Others…

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How Our Confidence in God Brings Us to Do Bold Things

I’m not one to typically pick a word for the year, but God picked one for me so I’m trusting Him and rolling with it. I was reading the Gospels in January and came upon Luke 11:8, “I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship,…

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How the Living Through Infertility Summit Reminded Me of God’s Faithfulness

On January 30, 2021, people from four countries and 13 states attended the first Living Through Infertility Summit. A year earlier, this event had been a mustard seed of an idea in my heart. One of those things, I kept telling myself I’d get around to doing when I had more time or confidence, whichever…

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Happy 3rd Anniversary Living in the Wait

My “come to Jesus” moment happened Fall 2017 while picking up sticks in our yard. It was 2.5 years into our infertility journey and I was exhausted by it all. It was here, my heart softened and God gave me the idea to start Living in the Wait. ⁠ ♥️From the moment He planted that…

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While I Wait: A Fellowship of Christian Athletes Campaign

I recently had the opportunity to work with our local SDSU/Brookings-Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization as copywriter for an upcoming campaign. I’m so grateful to my friend and pastor, Bruce Johnson, for asking me to be involved and trusting me to share this message. Writing the script for this video was a humbling experience…

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2 Corinthians 4:10 – What the Death and Life of Jesus Show Us About Conflicting Emotions

2 Corinthians 4:10 – “We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” I’ve often struggled with the idea of having hope and despair floating in my heart at the same time. How can these conflicting emotions both be present? Key…

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Mark 10:51 – How Will You Answer Jesus’ Question Part 2

Mark 10:51 – “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. In Part 1, I shared this verse from the perspective of the…

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Mark 10:51 – Take the Risk and Speak Up Part 1

Mark 10:51 – “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. I’d heard this verse before but never gave it much thought because…

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