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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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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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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Wholehearted Quiet Time Feature

Wholehearted is a Christian brand that focuses on encouraging those who want to have a daily Quiet Time!  Their vision is to strengthen and build God’s kingdom all around the world! Each week, they feature a Quiet Timer who share’s about their own personal quiet time. This week I was able to mine. Thank you…

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Two Year Blog Anniversary

Year two of Living in the Wait looked much different than I expected but my oh my, was it special. That’s because after 3+ years of infertility, we welcomed our baby girl, Crosbee, May of 2019. I took more time away from this community than I wanted or planned after her arrival, but I’m still…

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