How to Bloom Where You’re Planted with Elaine Sveet

On today’s show, Rebecca visits with Elaine Sveet, a vivacious pastor of 17 years and the founder of a new online community called Chasing Abundant Life.

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How to Bloom Where You’re Planted Episode Summary:

On the show today, Rebecca chats with Elaine Sveet, a pastor, wife, mom, and founder of a new online community called Chasing Abundant Life, which was created to help women connect about the daily joys and struggles of life. 

In this chat, Elaine shares her experiences of having moved from small town to small town, and how isolating it can sometimes be. She offers insights into how to bloom where you’re planted, always believing that there’s a purpose for your time in a given place.

About Elaine Sveet

Elaine Sveet is the founder of Chasing Abundant Life; a new online ministry encouraging growth in faith and joy in life. Elaine is a vivacious pastor who has served for 17 years. She’s currently serving the Lutheran church in Rugby, Leeds and Barton, ND. Elaine is fortunate to be a wife and mother to three young children who keep her running to Cross Country meets, hockey arenas, and craving slow time at the lake. Through ‘Chasing Abundant Life’ and all her ministry Reverend Elaine Sveet shares light hearted real life stories, curiosity and encouragement to enjoy the life you’ve been given to the fullest.

In this episode, we tackle…

How can you discern the difference between temporary struggle and knowing it’s time to move on?

Elaine shares her own experience with feeling truly pushed to move on and what questions she asked herself along with what processes she uses to determine what to do next?

What has been your experience with living in a community that neither you nor your husband have a connection to?

Elaine and her family are true “transplants” to their rural community and she shares the difficulty she’s faced in having high-profile professional jobs and feeling like everyone “knows” them but they don’t feel full connection with others.

Listen to this episode to hear more about:

  • As humans, we avoid pain, but in the context of living in a small town, to remember that just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean it’s wrong
  • How to find the courage to try and fail at things
  • How to learn to embrace a result that’s far different from the one you expected or anticipated
  • Why it’s so important to be who you were created to be, no matter where you live or what you do for a living

Connect with Elaine


Facebook Group: Chasing Abundant Life 

On Instagram: @ElaineSveet



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