December E+DAY

Last year Ry and I started a tradition of purchasing toys for a program offered in our community called Project Joy. Trees are placed around town with tags listing items kiddos would like for Christmas. Many of you probably have a similar program. As we were wrapping up last year’s gifts, I was about to…

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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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3 Nuggets of Wisdom from Business Boutique

The beginning of November, my mom and I attended Christy Wright’s Business Boutique in Nashville, TN. There were over 3,000 women at this event, all hungry for knowledge, connectivity and reassurance that the desire, idea or passion in them was worth pursuing. That it wasn’t some crazy thought, but a purpose God placed in them…

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The Master of Surprises

Like most people, I have expectations of how I want things to happen in my life. I see it one way and that’s it. It’s like I have blinders on. This is where life gets interesting and God shows up in unexpected ways. I think He loves to surprise us as a reminder of how…

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November E+DAY

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 you may or may never meet. It’s what E+DAY…

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Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary

Today we celebrate our four-year 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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A Lifetime of Waiting: Jesus Still Waits

I recently shared a message highlighting the fact that Jesus Waited. Since He died and rose from the grave, His wait on earth is over, and yet, He’s STILL waiting. Any ideas why? The whole reason Jesus came to earth and died was for YOU and I. Our sins nailed Jesus to the cross. He…

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Jesus Waited

Since focusing on the idea of waiting, a concept I had never thought of before began to form: Jesus waited, too. You see, Jesus was sent to earth to die on the cross and through His death and resurrection, we can have eternal life. Jesus came to this earth and was here, waiting to die…

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October E+DAY

I know this E+DAY post is a few days past October 14, but it’s never too late to celebrate E+DAY! Not sure what E+DAY is? Check out this page for more info… I know you are curious! Ry and I went recently attended a marriage event put on by the church we attend. We wanted…

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A How To in Waiting

Psalm 27:14 NLT – Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD! You all know I like tactical + practical and thankfully we have the Bible to help us with that when it comes to waiting. I recently came across this verse and am so thankful God made this…

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