Our Wait Has Changed

Living in the Wait now has new meaning. After three years of unexplained infertility, which led to our most challenging days, with gratitude in our hearts we are overjoyed to share God answered our prayers. Baby Vande Kieft is joining us May 2019. Our announcement is a sincere invitation to share in our happiness. You’ve…

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Do You See What God Sees?

The song “Mended” by Matthew West came on the radio a few weeks ago and the emotions of my wait bubbled to the surface like boiling water. How often do we see ourselves, our situation, or our wait, through our eyes, the eyes of others or the way of the world vs. the Creator who…

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The Wait List – Kristen

The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you…

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The Wait List – April

The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you…

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Where to Find Shelter

We’ve all been there before, caught in an unexpected rain shower. What is the first thing you typically look for when that happens? Shelter. And why is that? You’re trying to find a place for coverage or protection. A building or structure to keep you safe. While buildings provide great coverage for our physical health,…

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He Still Does Miracles

As you know, Ry and I have been hoping and praying for the miracle of getting pregnant for over three years. While we’re still waiting, these words from Beth Moore capture the perspective we should take while waiting and wondering on our miracle. “Jesus still works miracles. Normally you’ve got to need a miracle to…

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Lessons Learned From Infertility

I told God if waiting for kids is part of our story, I want to get the most out of. I want to allow Him to transform me during this time. I do not want to waste my wait. I thought I would share some of the lessons I’ve learned and relearned while Living in the Wait.…

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When the Water Stops Working

We live in an older home and lately, I feel like it’s been falling apart. This summer our air conditioner stopped working, we have a leak we can’t locate and just last week, our water softener started acting up. Of course, this happened on a Friday, after 5 pm, so we had to wait until…

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The Fear and Excitement of New Beginnings

Last weekend, thousands of incoming freshmen moved to campus as school started at the university in our community. I was doing my part as a golf cart driver transporting student’s belongings from their vehicles to their dorms. Seeing all the new faces on campus I sensed an air of fear and excitement. For many of…

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Your Details Matter to God

I love details, which works out great being an event planner where details are my job. Maybe that’s why I love the song, “Details” by Sarah Reeves; although, I think it has more to do with the fact that it reminds me how much our Heavenly Father cares about the details of our lives. Just…

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