Redbud Writers

Redbud Writers Guild is an international community of Christian women who envision a vibrant and diverse movement of women who create in community and who influence culture and faith. Redbud members strive to change the world with words as we foster a safe sisterhood of creatives who thrive in a non-competitive, supportive community.

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Lina AbuJamra is a Pediatric ER doctor, now practicing telemedicine, and founder of Living With Power Ministries and She Gives Hope. Her vision is to bring hope to the world by connecting biblical answers to everyday life. A popular Bible teacher, blogger, and conference speaker, she is the author of several books and the host of the Living With Power Hope Podcast. Lina is also ministering to singles through her Today’s Single Christian show on Moody Radio and is engaged in providing medical care and humanitarian help to Syrian refugees in the Middle East. She is single, calls Chicago home, and would not survive without her iPhone. Find out more about her at livingwithpower.org and shegiveshope.com. 
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Patricia is an author who celebrates the absurdity of grace. She is an introvert who craves community, a Michigander who hates being cold, and a hopelessly loud car singer who can’t carry a tune to save her life. She explores loss and grief—as it relates to infertility, miscarriage, and childlessness—and what it’s like to navigate those experiences in a world that often wants us to just get over it already. She has written for The Mudroom, Fathom Magazine, Breathe Christian Writers Conference, and Kindred Grace, among others. Patricia also solves many of the world’s problems while relaxing with a skein of yarn and a crochet hook. Connect with her at patriciaalderman.com
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Abigail is many things these days, from homeschooling mom to interim leader of the National Prayer Catalyst Team for Cru to a writer, working on her first book about her journey with mental illness, to be published by Leafwood in early 2022. Her life has been a journey filled with tragedy, great pain and remarkable hope. She lives to tell her story to the glory and beauty of her faithful God. She returns to Redbud with great anticipation of how God will bless this community in the coming days!
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Lisa Appelo is a speaker, writer and Bible teacher who inspires women to deepen their faith in loss and find hope in the hard. She’s a Florida girl born and raised and followed her passion for writing into law, where she worked as a litigator for many years. God had other plans, quickly increasing her tribe, and when she had her fourth child in 7 years, she retired from law and has been home full time with her children since. Eight years ago, Lisa went to bed happily married to her high school sweetheart and woke up a widow and single mom. As she navigated grief and shepherded her children through their own grief, God reshaped her broken heart. Lisa is passionate about rich Bible study and has taught a weekly ladies Bible class at her home church for many years. She’s a speaker with She Found Joy and has been published at Proverbs 31 Ministries, (in)courage, Risen Motherhood, Jennifer Rothschild and more. Her days are filled top to bottom with stewarding her precious children, writing, ministry, speaking and running enough to justify lots of dark chocolate. Find her encouragement for faith, grief and hope at LisaAppelo.com and on Instagram @lisaappelo.
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Connie Armerding is a storyteller. She believes in the power of story and is passionate about communicating the transforming work of the Gospel in a variety of life’s contexts through her writing, speaking and leading. She has worked in public education, the nonprofit sector and extensively in the local church. She currently works as a Content Developer at Joy Of It , Curriculum Writer/Editor for JOI Friendzy. She serves at her local church, Alongsiders Church in Portland, Oregon, as a member of the preaching and teaching team. She is furthering her education at Wheaton College Graduate School (MA- Leadership and Evangelism) in collaboration with Propel Women. Connie is a reader who loves to write stories. She finds great joy in writing down the stories of everyday life. Her published works can be found at TRUTH + LOVE. Connie has been married to her husband, Taylor, for sixteen years and they have four elementary aged children. They live in Lake Oswego, Oregon and love exploring the outdoors.
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Jenny Rae Armstrong is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about faith, social justice, missional living and women’s issues for Christian publications. She is a member of Redbud’s Board of Directors. Jenny lives in Wisconsin with her husband and four children. See more at www.jennyraearmstrong.com.
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Lindsay Banton is a writer, speaker and U.S. missionary. She and her husband were born and raised in Virginia, but relocated to north east Connecticut to pioneer a campus ministry at a large state university. This relocation has caused her to improve her boot collection, strengthen her soup making skills, and become well-versed in the world of quality winter gear. Together they have three children and one very large dog. Lindsay writes for a number of homeschool curriculum companies, her fellowship of churches, and a few other blogs here and there. She has a passion for writing and teaching about the topics of true discipleship, raising whole kids, and anything having to do with the life of Jesus. The older she gets, the more she loves children’s books and doing more of the simpler things in life.
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Paola Barrera worked in the business world for fifteen years. After a seasoned career in market research and communications, she pivoted to invest her time and skill in words. A writer and speaker, Paola shares how the Bible informs everyday life. She's written articles for Fathom Magazine, Servants of Grace, and Women Encouraged, and led workshops, and spoken at various events in Canada and the US. To spark a thoughtful reflection about life, faith, and theology is her aim when writing or speaking. Born in Venezuela, she spent her formative years between Europe and the United States. She returned to her birth country in her late 20s, where she met her husband. A Third Culture Kid for the first half of her life, she became an immigrant in her 40s. Canadian through the gift of immigration, Paola calls Montreal home, where she lives with her husband Gustavo.
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Kate Battistelli is living proof God can and will use anyone if they’re willing.  Kate experienced infertility, miscarriage, an abortion at age 18, and four failed adoption attempts, which all wreaked havoc in her life.  Kate had a life-changing experience as a young actress in New York City, going from understudy to starring as Anna in the Broadway National Tour of The King and I opposite Yul Brynner for more than 1,000 performances. After meeting the Lord, Kate and her husband laid down their careers and the Broadway theatre in answer to their first “God dare” and moved out of New York City and into a life of homeschooling and a home business. As their daughter Francesca grew and began expressing her gifts in music and songwriting, they realized there was a far bigger purpose in leaving their careers than they imagined. Kate is mom to GRAMMY award-winning Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli. Kate has written 2 books, The God Dare: Will You Choose to Believe the Impossible, now in it’s second printing, and Growing Great Kids: Partner with God to Cultivate His Purpose in Your Child’s Life. She’s also one third of the popular Mom to Mom Podcast. Kate is a natural encourager and believes in your ability to change the world.
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Brittany L. Bergman is a writer who loves to make women feel at home both in her house and through her creative work. She is passionate about telling stories that provide refreshment, connection, and encouragement to mothers who don’t want to lose sight of their identity. Brittany lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Dan, their two children, and their rescue dog. You can connect with her at BrittanyLBergman.com and on Facebook and Instagram @brittanylbergman.
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Lee Wolfe Blum was once an aspiring actress hoping to make it to Broadway, many twists and turns led her down a different path and now she helps women develop a hunger for life with her speaking, writing and work as a Mental Health Practitioner. Her first book, Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder was published in 2013 by InterVarsity Press. Her second book is called Brave and was published by David C. Cook. When Lee isn't speaking, writing or sharing her message of hope and encouragement, she is trying to manage the day-to-day life of the, "Frat house", with three boys and one fun and supportive husband in Minnesota. www.leewolfeblum.com @BlumLee https://www.facebook.com/LeeBlumAuthor/?ref=bookmarks
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Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. She’s become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women’s issues. Adriel is also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a leadership coach and Bible teacher in YWAM, local churches, and conferences. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she’s also released a free guide on how to journal through grief. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker
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Pacific Northwest naturalist, photographer, and award-winning author Cheryl Grey Bostrom delights in the ways God speaks through his creation. In her weekly posts at CherylBostrom.com she captures surprising and beautiful ways he does—and plants readers in their midst. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Upper Room Disciplines and the American Scientific Affiliation’s God and Nature Magazine, for which she’s a regular photo essayist. A former columnist for Women of Faith (back in their conference days), she has also authored two non-fiction books: The View from Goose Ridge: Watching Nature, Seeing Life and Children At Promise: Nine Principles To Help Kids Thrive in an At-Risk World, with Dr. Tim Stuart. Her debut novel, Sugar Birds, will launch on August 3, 2021. When Cheryl and her veterinarian husband aren’t visiting kids and grands on opposite coasts, they live in rural Washington State with two irrepressible Gordon Setters.
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Rachel is a British-born, author, blogger, and speaker living in the USA. Her passion is leading women in becoming comfortable and confident in their conversation with God. Rachel is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters in Religion. She is Executive Content Director for RADIANT NYC, an online magazine equipping young NYC women to live radiant and unashamed. She is co-director of reNEW - retreat for New England Writing and Speaking. Her 501(c)(3) non-profit organization enables Rachel to educate and equip women writers and speakers to effectively share their unique story and message, and reach women without a faith in Jesus. Raised on the east coast of England, Rachel moved to New England in 1995. She now resides in New York City with her husband. They have three young adult children scattered across too many time zones. Rachel cannot live without a mug of English tea.
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BETH BRUNO, author of A VOICE BECOMING: A Yearlong Mother-Daughter Journey into Passionate, Purposed Living(Faithwords; January 2018) traded the Blue Ridge for the Rocky Mountains after two decades in mega cities. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in Chicago, she and her husband moved to Istanbul, where they led campus teams with Cru. Ten years later they moved to Seattle where Beth received an MA in International Community Development and launched a nonprofit aimed at preventing domestic minor sex trafficking. Beth regularly speaks and trains around the topics of trafficked youth and knowing your story, and writes for various publications including Relevant, Mudroom Blog, and Red Tent Living.
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Gina Butz is a writer, author, and speaker whose first book, Making Peace with Change: Navigating Life's Messy Transitions with Honesty and Grace releases early spring 2020. She has served in full-time ministry for 25 years everywhere from Minnesota to Asia to Orlando, where she currently lives with her husband and two kids. She has a passion to see people live wholehearted, authentic lives, which she addresses both in her work with global ministry leaders at Cru, as well as on her personal blog at www.ginabutz.com. She's currently getting her certificate in spiritual formation from The Transforming Center. She loves to connect with people on Facebook (ginabrennabutzwriter) and Twitter (gina_butz).
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Ann Byle is a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly and Grand Rapids Magazine, coauthor of The Joy of Working at Home, Soul Surfer Devotions and Called to Care among others, and author of Christian Publishing 101, The Baker Book House Story, and The Revell Story. Her work experience includes Moody Publishing, The Grand Rapids Press, and Our Daily Bread Ministries before becoming a freelance writer 22 years ago. She is a cofounder of the Breathe Christian Writers Conference and a member of the Christian Freelance Writers Network. She and her family—which includes her science teacher husband, four young adult children, five chickens, and one unruly dog—live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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As a sequin-wearing, homeschooling mother of four, Kris is passionate about Jesus, people and words. Her heart beats to share the hard, but glorious truth about  life in Christ. She's been known to take gratuitous pictures of her culinary creations, causing mouths to water all across Instagram. Once upon a time, she ran 10 miles for Compassion International, a ministry for which she serves as an advocate. Kris is the author of,  Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting and Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement, and the follow up, Companion Workbook. She has contributed to numerous other books, is the host of Refine {the retreat} and the founder and Executive editor of  GraceTable.org . In her free time, she writes at  kriscamealy.com 
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Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Laura Cerbus lives and teaches in Melbourne, Australia, where she is becoming acquainted with the beauty and grief of cross-cultural life. Along with her husband and three children, she worships and serves in a local church revitalization. She is the submission editor for Velvet Ashes, an online community for women serving overseas, and she writes at lauracerbus.com.
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Jennie Cesario lives and writes in Long Island, New York, where she shares a home with her husband and their college-age twins. She enjoys exploring connections in life and literature and illumining both in the searchlight of faith. Although trained in journalism, her writerly personality tends toward an intimate voice and a lyrical style, and she returns repeatedly to themes of empathy, transcendence, and vulnerability in her work. Her writing has appeared at Fathom Magazine, The Perennial Gen, and The Ginosko Literary Journal. Roam her blog archives at dappledthoughts.com.
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Tatyana Claytor is primarily a lover of story and truth. As an English teacher, she is surrounded by the stories of the ages, but as a lover of God, she is enveloped in the Story beyond all ages. Her desire is to know the Author of this story as clearly as possible that she might help others see God's truth in their lives and His plan in their stories. She currently lives in Cocoa, Florida with her three story-loving children and her husband, a minister of Youth and Missions.
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Melody L. Copenny is a poet, writer, and storyteller. An Atlanta native and Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate, she's become a Floridian thriving in Orlando where she writes to be real, relevant, and reveal. She’s an editor, journalist, and communicator for Cru, an international non-profit organization, where she covers national and international stories of God's work around the world. During 2019, she's completing her last semester as a participant in the Cru Senior Leadership Initiative 7. She also serves as a cultural competency consultant in the organization with The Lenses Institute experience. She enjoys pursuing an intersection of creativity, theology and popular culture in her writing projects. In her down time she likes training for half marathons and learning Afro Fusion dances.
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Charity Singleton Craig is a writer, author, and speaker, telling stories of faith, hope, and love through essays, articles, books, and presentations. She is the author of The Art of the Essay: From Ordinary Life to Extraordinary Words, a contributor to The Wonder Years: 40 Women over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength, the author of My Year in Words: what I learned from choosing one word a week for one year, and coauthor of On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts. She is a two-time recipient of the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, to write about the state parks and present writing programs to park visitors. She is regularly featured in Edible Indy and In Touch Magazine, and her work also has been published at Redbud Post, InCourage, Christianity Today Women, The High Calling, Discipleship Journal, Tweetspeak Poetry, The Write Life, and Grubstreet Daily. Charity also is a freelance writer and editor, helping individuals, businesses, and organizations write their own stories. She lives with her husband and three stepsons in central Indiana. You can find her online at charitysingletoncraig.com.
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Heather Creekmore spent decades on the treadmill--chasing beauty and perfecting her image. Now Heather's passion is to help women find freedom from the pressure to achieve a certain look and help them find their true purpose in this life. Heather's blog and podcast called Compared to Who? encourages women to dig into the spiritual roots of poor body image and comparison. Heather holds a B.A. in Speech Communication and a M.A. in Public Policy and spent thirteen years running political campaigns and raising money for non-profit causes. She's wife to Eric, a Marine fighter pilot turned pastor and homeschooling mom to four. Originally a black pants wearing East Coast girl, Heather and her family now reside in the land of big earrings and bejeweled denim--Texas. Check out Heather’s books, Compared to Who? A Proven Path to Improve Your Body Image (Leafwood, 2017) and The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace and Rest (Leafwood, 2020). Or, connect with Heather on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest or through her blog or podcast.
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Kendra Dahl is a writer and photographer living in the San Diego area, where she’s slowly pursuing her Masters in Biblical Studies from Westminster Seminary California. Her work has been featured in CT Women, The Gospel Coalition, and Gospel Taboo, where she’s also an editor. Having experienced her own struggles with shame and feeling like an outsider within the church, Kendra is passionate about women's discipleship in the local church and writes to invite women to the healing and freedom found in knowing Christ. She is married to an electrical engineer-turned seminary student and they have three children. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram as @kmdahl11, or at her blog.
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Dr. Amy F. Davis Abdallah preaches and teaches for churches, conferences, and other ministries in the United States and internationally. She is Professor of Theology and Bible at Nyack College and especially enjoys taking students to Greece to walk the footsteps of St. Paul. Amy is passionate about encouraging Christian women to expand the Kingdom of God through the educational program Empower as well as a rite of passage for Nyack College Seniors. She is the author of The Book of Womanhood; her writing has been featured in Everbloom, , The Wonder Years, and by Christianity Today, CBE International, Redbud Writers Guild, InterVarsity Fellowship, and Missio Alliance. When she’s not writing or speaking, Amy loves to sit her backyard with family, friends, and yummy food and drink. Her husband and sons are her favorite people and she runs, bikes, hikes, and explores the world with them. Find her on the web at amyfdavisabdallah.com and on twitter @amyfdavisa
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Lisa Deam, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer and speaker who uses art of the Christian past to illuminate modern faith. A former professor, Lisa has lectured widely on medieval art in the United States and Europe. Today she speaks on the spiritual lessons of the Middle Ages (and the ancient faith more generally). She leads spiritual formation workshops that help participants map out their personal journeys with Christ. Lisa’s first book, A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps, was published in 2015 by Cascade. One of her articles, “Stigm(at)a,” won an award of excellence from the Associated Church Press.
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Liz loves to listen to stories, share truth, and write. She lives in the Silicon Valley of California with her handsome techie husband and two wild kiddos. She devours podcasts while folding laundry and considers blog writing a completely valid excuse to leave dishes for the next morning. She is in the process of becoming a Spiritual Director and daily discovers how freedom, love and calling shape the life of a Christ Follower.
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Judy Douglass is a writer, speaker, encourager, advocate. She loves to encourage God’s children—especially His daughters—to be and do all God created them for. She partners with her husband, Steve, to lead Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ globally, speaks all over the world and is the author of six books—the latest is When You Love a Prodigal: 90 Days of Grace for the Wilderness. Known for her “realness,” Judy writes at www.judydouglass.com. You can find her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JeedooDouglass) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @judydouglass417. She has three children and nine grandchildren.
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Sara Easterly is an award-winning author of books and essays. Her memoir, Searching for Mom, won a gold medal in the Illumination Book Awards, was a winner in the National Indie Excellence Awards, and garnered a silver medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Her essays and articles have been published by Dear Adoption, Feminine Collective, Her View From Home, Godspace, Neufeld Institute, Psychology Today, Red Letter Christians, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), to name a few. Previously Sara led one of the largest chapters of the SCBWI and was recognized as SCBWI Member of the Year. In addition to her writing pursuits, Sara is a publicist and event planner; the founder of Book Bonding, where she reviews heart-led children’s books; and a trained facilitator with the Neufeld Institute. She is mom to two tenacious daughters and daughter of two amazing moms—both her adoptive mom and her birth mother.
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Leah D Everson (MDiv, Denver Seminary) is a Minnesota girl, a book addict, and a messy mama. She divides her time between encouraging new mothers in their walk with God and taking care of her own busy boys. Loved by Jesus, Leah is learning to rest in Him. Leah was the founding director/teacher of The Scum Study Center at Scum of the Earth Church in Denver, CO for five years. Leah blogs regularly at www.leaheverson.com and can be found on Twitter @leahdeverson.
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Laura Finch spent eight years in politics, earning an M.A. in digital journalism from American University, before launching a career as a freelance journalist. She has written for WORLD Magazine, Christianity Today and other publications. Laura lives in West Chicago, Ill. Find more of her work at www.laurafinch.com or follow her on Twitter @laura_e_finch.
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Kim Findlay is a writer, speaker, and ministry leader. She is the author of Breathing in Ashes, a self-published memoir about the death of her youngest daughter. She has written curriculum for Big Idea, Inc. and David C. Cook. Her writing can also be found with Facets of Faith. Kim earned her B.S. in Special Education with a focus in Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Newly transplanted to the Boston, Massachusetts area, her blended family includes two kids by birth and three kids by choice. Kim blogs at www.abigumbrella.com and www.talesfromablender.net and you can follow her on Instagram at @abigumbrella7.
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Rhonda Franz is a freelance writer and editor. Her essays and articles have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, on the NBC Today Show parent site, and regional magazines around the country. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in education and maintains licensure in the field. A city girl raising three lively boys in the rural woods of Arkansas with her pilot husband, she writes on parenthood, family, education, food, and managing home with an unpredictable work schedule. Rhonda and her husband are involved in local community ministries and children's programs at their church. Twitter: @thecaptainmom Instagram: @rhondafranz
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Sharla Fritz has been described as an amazing eye-opening speaker and author. Her books Enough for Now, Waiting, Soul Spa, Divine Design, and Bless These Lips have given thousands of women the tools to dig into Scripture and experience a transformation of their attitudes and heart. With light-hearted stories and thought-provoking applications, she makes Bible study fun and uplifting. Sharla’s articles have appeared at incourage.com, The Mudroom, The Redbud Post, Today’s Christian Woman, Just Between Us, and Lutheran Women’s Quarterly. Stitching her messages with humor and honesty, Sharla speaks to hundreds of women each year at retreats, luncheons, and mom’s groups. Sharla makes her home in the Chicago area where she is also a pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, musician, and confirmed chocoholic. And if she isn’t sitting at her piano or computer, you might find her stalking fabulous fashion finds at the local resale shop.
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Carla Gasser has been speaking, teaching, and writing for over thirteen year. She blogs weekly on her website, At the Crossroads www.carlagasser.com, writes for online magazines, contributes to several faith-based and inspirational blogs, and has self-published two devotionals as well as several e-books. She recently won a Blue Seal award for a short nonfiction article at the Ohio Christian Writers Conference (OHCWC) in November 2017 and will publish a devotional on the Fruit of the Spirit with Bethany House Publishers for release in early 2021. She has been a keynote speaker at women’s retreats, conferences, and outreach events. Carla’s passions are storytelling, teaching, and connection. She believes when people share their stories with authenticity they can encourage, inspire, and challenge one another. Carla writes and speaks about the messy, ordinary, and unexpected ways her life and her faith intersect. She is a work in progress, seeking fellow travelers on the journey.
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I’m a wife, mother, farmer and family physician, living the rural life in northwest Washington state. I’ve been chronicling life on the farm for over a decade, with an emphasis on raising our family in faithful stewardship to our God and to the land we call home for the time being. My Barnstorming blog reflects that covenant, through words and photography. My writing is a mix of stories, personal essays, memoir, poetry, reflections, and meditations, some of which have now been published in Country Magazine by Reiman Publications/Readers Digest, in addition to regular medical opinion essays onKevinMD.com and as a guest writer for Her.menuetics. I have a published essay in an anthology called The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall, to be released February 2015, recounting my first meeting with Jane.
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Connie is a storyteller and a blogger. Her devotional writing has been featured in The Upper Room, The Perennial Gen and Prodigal. She is the Event Planner for the Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack in her area and an Art Facilitator for senior citizens. Married to her biggest supporter for 45 years, the mother of 4 grown daughters and Grandma to 7 beautiful grandchildren, she's a transplanted city girl, now living the “Green Acres” life in a small Amish town in northern Indiana. She is passionate about the study of God's Word and fascinated by how relevant it is to daily living. It took some time for this “city girl” to adjust to rural living, but Connie is now grateful to God for making this community her home, giving her ministries and defining her purpose. She writes frequently about belonging, hoping to help others find their people and their place.
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Liz Charlotte Grant’s lyrical, raw voice beckons her readers to ask the toughest questions of faith and living. She studied creative writing (Wheaton College, 2009), and has published her nonfiction essays at Patheos, the Curator Magazine, On Faith, Mothers Always Write, Neutrons Protons, and Dappled Things (forthcoming), among others. She speaks about practical, on-the-ground faith issues to Jesus-loving church and MOPs groups. She’s currently editing a literary memoir in which she reckons with the healing power of God as she goes blind in one eye. Liz, her husband, and two wild children live in Denver. Follower her on Instagram and Facebook @LizCharlotteGrant and her website.
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Dorothy Littell Greco writes about marriage and family, leadership, race, aging, and theology. She is the author of two books: Making Marriage Beautiful (David C Cook, Jan 2017) and Marriage in the Middle (IVP, winter 2020). She also works as a professional photographer. When she's not at her computer or behind her camera, Dorothy loves to kayak with her husband, bake paleo desserts, and go for long walks on the beach. You can find more of her work on her website or by following her on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. She is also a member of The Pelican Project. Twitter @dorothygreco FB: Words&Images by Dorothy Greco Website: dorothygreco.com
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Diana Gruver writes about discipleship and spiritual formation in the every day. Her passion is encouraging and nurturing disciples of Jesus, giving them a vision for how He speaks to every aspect of the story of their lives. She holds a M.A. in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her first book, Companions in the Darkness (IVP, winter 2020), is about individuals in church history who struggled with depression. Diana lives in south-central Pennsylvania, where she can often be found singing in the kitchen with her husband and ever-curious daughter. Diana blogs at www.dianagruver.com and can be found online on Facebook or Twitter.
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An ordained minister, Ilona currently lives in Costa Rica where she and her husband of thirty three years serve as Directors of CINCEL, the Language and Cultural Training Center for AGWM missionaries serving in Latin America and the Caribbean. An empty nester whose four children are scattered across the USA’s midwest, she enjoys sushi nights, her Kindle library, and learning to waltz in her living room with her husband via YouTube videos. An award-winning photographer, she also enjoys pursuing a variety of creative arts. You can follow her at www.ikhadinger.com.
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Ashley Hales is an author, speaker, freelance writer, and coach. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She's church planting in the suburbs with her husband and four kids. She hosts the Finding Holy podcast and her first book is: Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much (IVP). Connect with Ashley about writing, speaking, or coaching at aahales.com.
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Debbie Harris is a poet, counselor, performer, Bible student, and passionate follower of Jesus Christ. She is the author of two poetry books, Which Church Am I? and 365 Christ Centered Contemplative Poems: Exalting Jesus Christ Name Above All Names available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles as an e-book and as a paperback . She has been featured on various blogs such as Life Letter Café as a regular contributor and featured in Southern Writers Magazine several times. She is a member of Redbud Writers Guild, Author’s Guild, and a member of the American Academy of Poets. Her passion is to further the kingdom of Jesus Christ through Christian poetry. Please drop by and follow her on Twitter @debbieharris1 or join her on her daily blog.
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Sarah J. Hauser is a writer and speaker living in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three kids. Through theology, stories, and the occasional recipe, she helps others find nourishment for their souls. She loves cooking but rarely follows a recipe exactly, and you can almost always find her with a cup of coffee in hand. Sarah completed her B.A. and M.A. at Wheaton College. She has written for Coffee + Crumbs, Risen Motherhood, The Rabbit Room, TGC, (in)courage, and more. Find her at sarahjhauser.com, on Instagram (@sarah.j.hauser), and on Facebook (sarahjhauser).
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Classically trained as a Certified Public Accountant, Michelle Henrichs is a second-career pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She loves Jesus and the Bible and seeks to help others do so as well. Pastor to Heritage Presbyterian Church, a real-estate free congregation that now worships in a senior living community, Michelle lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two teenage sons. Author of "Prayers for the People: Scripturally Based Prayers for Worship" and "Come to the Table: Communion Liturgies of Invitation to Celebrate and Experience the Love of God" , you can find out more about her on her blog.
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Carlene Hill Byron's writing has appeared in marketing materials on 5 continents, as well as in US newspapers and magazines. For a dozen years, she served Christian nonprofits, including as editor of New England Church Life and The New England Christian. She lives with bipolar disorder, which means people call her "persevering" and "inspiring" just because she shows up. Find her at Carlene Byron, My House has History, Church and Mental Illness and Christian Purpose Blog.
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Sharon is a speaker, author, and traveler. She serves as the Director of Missions at Centreville Presbyterian Church, connecting the local church with mission partners worldwide. Her forthcoming book, Mapping Church Missions (InterVarsity Press, September 2018) equips the church to do missions better. Sharon writes regularly for print and digital publications on missions and discipleship. She lives in Virginia with her husband and occasionally-visiting young adult children. Connect with Sharon on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or her website.
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Linda Hoye is a writer, photographer, gardener, and somewhat-fanatical grandma. She lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband and their doted-upon Yorkshire Terrier but will always be a Saskatchewan prairie girl. She is the author of Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude and is at work on a second book about how grace and love work themselves out in our ordinary-made-extraordinary days. Her work has been included in two anthologies and an assortment of online and in-print publications. She’s at her best early in the morning. Waking at four gives her a good portion of time for solitude for prayer, reflection, reading, and writing. Connect with her at www.lindahoye.com.
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Taryn started life in a town with 75 people, three million chickens, several dogs, and two imaginary friends. She left that in her dust to live in two other countries and visit a host of others on six continents. (She’s holding at six, with no desire to add Antarctica to the mix.) Her writing is equally varied: her first novel, young adult historical fiction, is due to be released in Fall 2020; her first book, We Wait You: Waiting on God in Eastern Europe, was written after a career as a single missionary; her current project is a prisoner memoir. She’s also written some short stories for anthology books and numerous articles—-winning an Amy Writing Award for one of those. She and her husband live in a sleepy town in North Carolina. She recently obtained a master's degree in writing and is an adjunct English instructor / writing tutor at a small university. She has come full circle, minus the imaginary friends, that is.
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Connie Jakab is the author of "Bring Them Closer" and two other books, "Culture Rebel - Because The World Has Enough Desperate Housewives", and "When the Dead Live". Connie is passionate about rebelling against status quo living and encouraging others to branch out. She is also the Director of National Hope talks and the Hope Movement combatting mental health. She is also the host of the Culture Rebel Podcast. She is a sought after speaker for her raw honesty and humor. Connie drives her passion outward into the arms of those wanting something more radical and meaningful in life. She lives with her husband and two boys in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She can be found on twitter, facebook, and instagram @conniejakab
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Katherine James has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University where she received the Felipe P. De Alba merit fellowship. She has studied at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and has work published in the anthology, In the Arms of Words (Sherman Asher, 2005), St. Katherine Review, and other periodicals. Excerpts from her novel, Can You See Anything Now, which was a semi-finalist for the Doris Bakwin Prize, are forthcoming in the anthology, Between Midnight and Dawn, edited by Sarah Arthur (Paraclete Press). One of her short stories was recently chosen as a finalist for a Narrative Prize. Kate and her husband, Rick, have three grown children and are on staff with Cru, a ministry to college students. She blogs at northhillsdrive.com.
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Hope Johnson is a writer based in Upstate New York whose passion is writing through the hard questions of the Christian life in pursuit of the truth. She most often writes about her journey with Christ through depression and singleness, and she desires to encourage other women who are in a similar place. Hope holds an MA in TESOL from Biola University and a BA in Linguistics from Gordon College. She loves Slavic culture and has spent time in Russia and Belarus doing mission work, studying, and teaching. She has been published in Just Between Us, Red Tent Living, and Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature, among others, with forthcoming work in Heart of Flesh Literary Journal and The Truly Co. You can read more of her work at https://hopeunyielding.com/ and listen to her podcast at https://hopeunyielding.buzzsprout.com/.
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Rachel Pieh Jones writes about life at the crossroads of faith and culture. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Christianity Today, Runners World, Deadspin, and more. Her stories are influenced by living in the Horn of Africa, raising Third Culture Kids, and adventurous exploration of the natural world. She is the author of five books, including the award-winning Stronger than Death: How Annalena Tonelli Defied Terror and Tuberculosis in the Horn of Africa and the Djiboutilicious Cookbook. Her sixth book, Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus, will be published in April 2021.
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Rev. Noelle Kirchner, M.Div., believes we don't have to live with full schedules and thin souls. A busy mom of three boys, she is passionate about making faith fresh and relevant. Noelle is a graduate of Northwestern University and Princeton Seminary and an ordained Presbyterian minister who has served in churches for over ten years. She has written for places like the TODAY Show Parenting Team, Huff Post Parents, Crosswalk, iBelieve, and (in)courage. Her faith and family cable television show, "Chaos to Calm," features parenting hot topics and has hosted three New York Times bestselling authors and two Emmy Award-winning journalists. Watch her episodes or sermons and sign up for her free devotional e-book by visiting her website, noellekirchner.com. You can also check out her new book, "How to Live Your Life Purpose: The Six-Step Journey to God's Best," that launched as a #1 New Release on Amazon and includes end-of-chapter Bible studies.
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Julie Kloster is a Christian freelance writer and speaker from Sycamore, Illinois who uses God's Word, along with compassion and a warm sense of humor, to speak truth into the lives of her audiences. She has written Leaping the Wall: Practical Ways to Empower Faith During Difficult Times. She has also written a Bible study called The Eternal Truths of Narnia.
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After writing nine co-authored historical and contemporary novels with best-selling author/husband, Jim, Terri added her award-winning interior designer’s eye to her world of fiction with her last contemporary trilogy—the Project Restoration Series—to which she came naturally, having survived the remodel, renovation, and restoration of three separate personal residences, along with those of her clients. After completing an abridgment of Les Miserables she is writing a devotional—both for Tyndale House—and has also returned to historical fiction. Terri has been blessed with the opportunity to travel extensively internationally. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she taught Interior Design at the college level for eight years, and directed women’s ministries at her church for six years. 100% Italian, she enjoys all things from the culture of her heritage. She on the Board of The Re:New Project, a ministry to refugee women. Terri has served as President of Redbud Writers Guild for the past 6 years.
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LARA KRUPICKA is an internationally published parenting journalist and author. She is best known for her Bucket List Life Manifesto and her books, Family Bucket Lists and Bucket List Living For Moms. Lara’s work has been published in dozens of magazines and newspapers including The LA Times, San Diego Family, Family Australia Magazine, Calgary’s Child, and the Chicago Sun Times. She is the events editor for Suburban Family magazine and also serves on the executive board of the Redbud Writers Guild. Lara and her husband Mike are raising their three daughters in the western suburbs of Chicago.
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Bronwyn Lea is a South African who has found a home in Northern California, where she is write-at-home mom, on the pastoral staff at her church, and editor of Propel Sophia, an online wisdom ministry resource. Her first book is Beyond Awkward Side Hugs: Living as Christian Brothers and Sisters in a Sex-Crazed World (Thomas Nelson). Find out more about her speaking and writing at www.bronlea.com.
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Sarah Lindsay has a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she spent four years teaching at a small Christian college in the south before relocating to the Chicagoland area, where she now lives with her husband and three young daughters. As she transitions out of academia, Sarah is finding new avenues for her writing. She loves encouraging and empowering women in the church, and she also loves using her training as a scholar of the middle ages to expose people to the rich historical background of Christianity. Sarah has written for Mutuality and Arise, and her blog. She is also on Twitter: @drlindsay
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Christine Litavsky is the author of Glimpsing Grace in Ordinary Days (CrossLink, 2013) and loves speaking about how God reveals himself in everyday events. Her work has been featured in American Family Magazine, Glancer Magazine, Faithit.com, Christianbiblestudies.com. Aside from writing, her passion includes caring for and ministering to the elderly, especially those struggling with memory decline.
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Ingrid Lochamire is a former news reporter and award-winning feature writer for a regional news outlet. She “retired” from journalism to homeschool her four sons, now all graduated. Ingrid and her husband live in a 140-year-old farm house in northeast Indiana, where she shares “slice of life” experiences and reflections on her blog and elsewhere. She encourages others to capture and tell their life stories and speaks on the topic. Ingrid’s work has appeared on various online journals and websites, including Topology and The Baby Boomer Cafe. Her self-published book, One Man’s Work, includes stories from her father’s life as a soldier, small-town postmaster and child of The Great Depression. Ingrid’s essays are included in the anthology Grit & Grace, released in early 2019. Ingrid can be found at www.ingridlochamire.com, as well as on Instagram and Twitter.
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Linda MacKillop earned her M.F.A. degree in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction and works part-time for Tyndale House Publishers. Her nonfiction work has appeared in literary journals, including Under the Sun, Relief Journal, and The MacGuffin, among others. Her essay, “So Much Sky,” earned a Pushcart nomination. As an author of a middle grade novel and one novel for adults, she waits patiently to hear a publisher cares about these imaginary characters and their plights as much as she does. Linda and her husband live in an emptynest outside of Chicago. Occasionally she blogs at lindamackillop.com.
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I live in the sunshine state of Florida. I’m a wife of my husband, Bob, mother to two adult children, Matthew and Cheri, and an endearing friend. My past lives include enlisted (U.S. Army), civilian, military wife, and Army Officer. I’m retired and now a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. Currently, I teach a six-month course on Spiritual Maturity and Discipleship at Living Water Fellowship, Kissimmee, Florida. I’m “well-worn book.” Here are pages of hope, chapters of sorrow, and paragraphs of unimaginable grace. After sixty years I’m still a work in progress. Each page reveals a little mystery, a love story, and splashes of humor. Don’t look away as you find pages marked with dog-eared chapter and tear smudged marks. Vulnerable, but true. God is the Author as we walk on this journey to the heart of God. Will you join me?
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Aleah Marsden is a writer, speaker, and Bible study leader who is passionate about seeing women walk into all the plans God has for them. Her writing can be found in publications like The Banner and Books & Culture, as well as a handful of devotionals in the new NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World (Zondervan, 2015). She has spoken at numerous women’s events, moms’ groups, and retreats. Aleah is grateful for the opportunities the Lord has provided for her to share the gifts He’s given her. She blogs about life, faith, and Bible study at DepthOfTheRiches.com. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter: @aleahmarsden.
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Lucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S., is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, McDowell is the award-winning author of 15 books including Soul Strong, Life-Giving Choices, Dwelling Places, and Ordinary Graces. Lucinda, a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and AWSA, guest blogs monthly for ‘The Write Conversation’ and co-directs the annual spiritual retreat reNEW – retreat for New England Writing & Speaking. Whether building leadership teams, pouring into young mamas, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. Through “Encouraging Words Consulting” she offers hourly sessions on writing, speaking, and spiritual growth. As a communications teacher, she has served on the faculty of Speak Up Conference, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Florida Christian Writers Conference, and Asheville Christian Writers Conference. Known for her ability to convey deep truth in practical and winsome ways, McDowell shares words from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at www.LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com
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Diane McElwain began writing as a teenager, after the tragic death of a young person she knew. At fourteen, her testimony was included in a religious publication. Since then she has published many articles and short stories for children and adults in numerous periodicals including such religious publications as Regular Baptist Press, The Baptist Bulletin, and The Baptist Voice. Her recent articles have been at Chronic Joy Ministries and Redbud Writer’s Guild. In 2011, she began a nature/photography blog called Keep a sharp eye. You can find her blogging at dianejmcelwain.com.
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Jenny McGill (Ph.D., King's College London) works in higher education and intercultural affairs, currently serving as a university dean and teaching courses on culture, mission, and research methods. A Fulbright award recipient, she writes nonfiction for various magazines and academic journals. Her books include Religious Identity and Cultural Negotiation, The Self Examined, and Walk with Me: Learning to Love and Follow Jesus. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.
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Lauren McGuire has been a writer her whole life but mostly in her journal. In 2016, she began writing formally as a way to deal with the conflict she saw playing out across the cultural landscape. When a friend asked her to consider what eternity in heaven might be like, this became the stepping off point for her first fantasy novel which will seek publication later this year. She writes devotions for church, essays on life growing up in a military family, and is a trained facilitator for Restoring Your Heart curriculum. She lives in Georgia with her high school sweetheart, three children and two dogs. Connect with her on Facebook (lauren.mcguire.7) and Instagram (@lcmcguire), and her blog.
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Catherine McNiel is a seeker who writes to open eyes to the creative and redemptive work of God in each moment. She is the author of “Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline” (NavPress 2017), and her writing has appeared in numerous books and articles. Catherine serves alongside her husband in a community-based ministry, while caring for three kids, two jobs, and one enormous garden. Connect with Catherine at catherinemcniel.com or on Twitter @catherinemcniel
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Meadow Rue Merrill is the award-winning author of the inspirational memoir, "Redeeming Ruth: Everything Life Takes, Love Restores." She began her career writing for a Maine newspaper, regularly corresponded for The Boston Globe, and wrote features for Down East magazine while raising six children, including Ruth, a deaf and disabled abandoned baby whom her family adopted from Uganda. In 25 years as a Maine journalist, Meadow published parenting essays in The New York Times, wrote for Harvard University, and contributed feature articles to The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine. She currently writes inspirational books for children and adults from a little house in the big woods of midcoast Maine. "The Christmas Cradle," the first-volume of her forthcoming "Lantern Hill Farm" picture-book series releases with RoseKidz in the fall of 2018. Connect by following her blog, "Faith Notes," at: www.meadowrue.com. You can also occasionally find her on facebook www.facebook.com/meadowrue.merrill and twitter @meadowruewrites.
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Lesley Sebek Miller is a wife to Jonathan, and mom to Anna and Owen. She is based in Santa Barbara, California and spends her days juggling writing, laundry, and child chasing. She loves writing about motherhood, how to live authentically in a digital world, the intricacies of female friendship, and journeying through cancer. A Westmont College graduate, Lesley is currently working on her first book about supporting her husband through Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during the year they became parents. She blogs at www.lesleym.com, where you can also find a full list of her published essays.
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Peggy Mindrebo embraces her calling to “bloom where she is planted.” Wistful Vista Farm is her home, and the place where work, play and worship intersect. She is a Spiritual Director and can be found riding horses, paddle boarding or just walking around her property with those whom she meets. Serving as a pastor at her church gives her many opportunities to speak and teach. Hospitality is her calling, and each week she prepares dinner for twenty at her barn,hosting a time of discussion and evening prayers.
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Vina Mogg is a Northwest native, raised in Tacoma, Washington, who graduated from Ohio State University in English Education. After living in Windermere, Florida, for 30 years, she has returned to the Northwest to gaze at Mt. Rainier from her home in Gig Harbor, Washington. For the past seven years she has been writing regarding issues about Alzheimer’s and family on her website, seaglasslife.com.. Recently she published “Messy Edges” in an anthology of essays compiled by Leslie Leyland Fields, 40 Women over 40 on Faith, Aging, Beauty and Strength, “Throw a Hail Mary” in Ruminate Magazine, and poetry on thewritelaunch.com. She has been a guest writer on Huffingtonpost.com, grandparentslink.com, Redbudwriters.com and mudroomblog.com, alzauthors.com, and washingtonpoeticroutes.com. Vina is the mother of four, married for 37 years, with two grandpuppies and a cat.
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Michele Morin is a reader, writer, speaker, and gardener who blogs at Living Our Days. She has been married to an unreasonably patient man for 30 years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, and three adorable grandchildren. Her writing has appeared at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, (in)courage, Living By Design, The Perennial Gen, The Englewood Review, and elsewhere around the web. Michele is active in educational ministries with her local church and delights in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles.
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Carrie Morris is a writer, speaker, and psychotherapist living in California's Wine Country with two plump dogs and one skinny cat. Most days are spent trying to figure out how to do the working professional, recently widowed, newly single mother life. But amidst these challenges, she sits back and watches God transform her experiences into something beautiful. She writes and speaks about living authentically and healing in the midst of crisis, transition, and grief. She's working on a memoir of God's persistent presence and what she learned about love, loss, and life when her husband went missing in the wilderness.
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Erin is a wife, mom of two young boys, constitutional attorney, and law professor. She is passionate about seeing the Lord at work in the everyday and sharing that through writing. She is currently working on her first book describing how motherhood has deepened her understanding of the Lord's love and of those characteristics that make little ones of the Kingdom of Heaven.
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Anna is a writer, editor, and speaker, who has over a decade of ministry experience in local churches and on college campuses. She currently serves as editor of The Well, InterVarsity's site for women in the academy, and her writing has been published in Let us Keep the Feast, Not Alone, and online at The Well, My Big Jesus, and the Emerging Scholars Network. Anna is also a mother of two and a pastor's wife. Find her on twitter @amgissing.
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Janna Northrup loves to write about heartfelt issues of soul care and self care. She has worked in ministry in various capacities for most of her adult life. She has written for various blogs and a local magazine. Currently, she is busy writing a memoir. You can follow her on Twitter @jjnorthr
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Nilwona Nowlin is a redemptive artist, someone who believes in the power of the arts to bring about positive transformation in individuals and communities. She is particularly passionate about helping people discover/pursue their purpose, leadership development, and ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice such as community development, reconciliation, and intercultural development. Recent publications include "To Save Many Lives: Exploring Reconciliation Between Africans and African Americans through the Selling of Joseph," for the Covenant Quarterly as well as devotionals for the Covenant Home Altar. She is also a regular contributor to for the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) Commission on Biblical Gender Equality's blog and the lmdj Voices blog of the ECC's Love Mercy Do Justice mission priority. Nilwona earned a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago, an M.A. in Christian Formation and Certificate in Justice Ministry from North Park Theological Seminary and a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University. She blogs at thedreamerspeaks.com. You can follow Nilwona on Twitter @nilwona.
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Richella Parham is a wife, mom, author, and speaker.  She is a Ministry Team and Board member of Renovaré, a ministry that advocates, resources, and models Christian spiritual formation. The author of A Spiritual Formation Primer, Richella writes and speaks about the with-God life, sharing the ways her own journey has been shaped by experiences of suffering as well as joy. Richella and her husband Jack have been married for 30 years and have reared three wild and crazy boys into wonderful young men. Her blog, Imparting Grace, is a celebration of a life filled with the grace of God and the process of creating a home that reflects God’s grace. Connect with her also on Twitter: @richellaparham; Pinterest: Richella Parham; and Instagram: @richellaparham.
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Carolyn Miller Parr has a passion for peacemaking with families, churches, nonprofits, and businesses. A former judge, she now helps clients resolve problems without going to court. She co-authored husband Jerry's memoir, "In The Secret Service" (Tyndale). A new book (working title: Love's Way: How Families Can Live in Peace as Parents Age) is due out in January 2019. She's a founding member of Joseph's House (a hospice for homeless men), Mediators Beyond Borders, and The Servant Leadership School in DC. Writing has appeared in USA Today, Ready Magazine, Faith Happenings, Age in Place, and Redbud Post.
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Kimberly believes our power to love the marginalized comes through learning to love the margins of our own soul. She speaks, writes, and is a spiritual director to this end: helping other connect to and experience the Love of God for themselves. Through her own story of stillbirth, trauma, crushing disappointments, and chronic illness she has come to know all of life has invitation to transformation. She has written for Christianity Today, smallgroups.com, Loyola Press, Herald Press, The Redbud Post, and The Mudroom. You can find her writing, inquire about spiritual direction, or ask her to speak at kimberlypenrodpelletier.com. Find her on IG: @kimberlypenrodpelletier or Facebook: facebook.com/kimberlypenrodpelletier.com
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Tammy Perlmutter writes about unabridged life, fragmented faith, and investing in the mess of it all and is the founder and curator of the collaborative blog The Mudroom. She co-founded Deeply Rooted, a local Chicago biannual worship event for women. She writes about her daughter and autism in her blog series Life Along the Spectrum. Tammy lives in intentional community with Jesus People USA (and 250 people!) in Chicago. She has an essay in the Soul Bare anthology coming out with Inter Varsity Press in August.
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Laura is a travel writer turned fiction writer who sees God’s creative hand in the rich tapestry of cultures around the world. She worked as a travel writer and managing editor for The Best Places to Kiss series (Beginning Press) before the US Navy sent her family on a three-year adventure to southern Japan. When she wasn’t teaching English or exploring her host country, she was writing. Her travel essays have appeared in TheRavensPerch and Wanderlust-Journal, and she was a contributor to Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel (Travelers’ Tales). Laura currently lives outside of Seattle with her dentist husband and two spunky daughters. She enjoys hosting friends from around the world and discovering the best places to eat sushi in the Northwest. Her work-in-progress is a middle-grade historical novel set in seventeenth-century Japan. Connect with her on Facebook: laura.j.peterson.author, Instagram: laura.j.peterson, or her website: laurajpetersonauthor.com.
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Anne Peterson is a poet, speaker and published author of 14 books. One of her favorite titles is that of Grandma. Anne also collaborates with her artist daughter, Jessica, creating art books and poetry pieces. Anne’s poetry has been sold in gift stores for the past 25 years. She and her husband, Michael, have been married for 43 years. They have two grown children and five grandchildren. Four children here, and one waiting for them in heaven. Writers write what they know, and Anne knows grief. Her passion is to encourage others who have suffered loss. Her tagline is: “Life is hard. I write words to make it softer.” You can see Anne’s writing on www.annepeterson.com, or connect with her on facebook.com/annepetersonwrites. Anne is a regular contributor to crosswalk.com, as well as medium.com.
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Heather Walker Peterson, Ph.D., is a mother of two remarkably different daughters. She contributes to the Pray Channel of humanepursuits.com and can be found @languageNfaith on Twitter and on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/CelticXianity/. Her pieces have been published at The Curator and Patheos.com. She’s drawn to write vulnerably about spiritual rhythms, motherhood, aesthetic experience, and hope-filled theology woven around a theme of grace.
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Margaret Ann Philbrick serves the Guild as the curator of the Redbud blog on Patheos at https://www.patheos.com/blogs/redbudwritersguild/ She also co-edited and contributed to the Redbud poetry and essay collection, Everbloom, Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives (Paraclete Press, 2017). Her first novel, A Minor - A Novel of Love, Music and Memory (Koehler Books, 2014) garnered critical praise, “An emotional story…clear prose…delicately constructed….nuanced characters….breaks the mold.” Kirkus Reviews. Back to the Manger (Singing River Publications, 2009) created with her mother, an oil painter, is now a family Christmas classic with ten years of consistent sales. She and her transgender sibling Carly are featured in the video curriculum for the book, Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach which teaches people how to love authentically amidst lives in transition. Her poems and articles have been featured in numerous anthologies and publications including C.T., Relevant, Ready magazines, The Redbud Post and Patheos on-line. Margaret and her husband live on Lake Mendota in Madison, WI and serve U.W. students from their lighthouse on Langdon, https://www.instagram.com/lighthouseonlangdon/ . She is the mother of three highly dramatic, artistic children and an obsessive compulsive dog, Snuggles.
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Jen Pollock Michel is the author of Teach Us to Want and Keeping Place. She writes widely for print and digital publications and travels to speak at churches, conferences, and retreats. Jen holds a B.A. in French from Wheaton College and an M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She is married to Ryan, and they have five school-age children. Their family attends Grace Toronto Church (Canada). You can follow Jen on Twitter @jenpmichel.
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Arlisia Potter is a writer at heart; starting at a young age, her imagination has taken her through the journeys of poetry, short stories, and, in recent years, to her own blog, Lisi’s Place. She uses her writing to share God’s love, to encourage and inspire others, and to share her Christian journey. A native Floridian, she can be found on the beaches, or on a vacation whenever possible. Her work has been published on Black America Web and in various contributions at her church. Arlisia is a graduate of The University of Central Florida, in addition to the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. These days, you can find Arlisia working on her first novel. Connect on Twitter @LisiP31
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Alyson Pryor is a writer, speaker, Marriage and Family therapist, and mother of 5. She holds degrees in Psychology from both The University of Southern California and Fuller Theological Seminary. She most often covers topics at the intersection of faith and psychology including health, relationships, soul care, mentoring, parenting and crises of faith. Although she has a soft spot for MOPS, you can also find her speaking at conferences, retreats, church services and parenting seminars. She is currently writing a book about implementing the traditional Spiritual Disciplines in the modern family setting. Connect on Instagram @mypryorlife
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Sarah Quezada has a master's in sociology and writes regularly at sarahquezada.com. She is the author of Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World. She and her husband Billy live in a bicultural household while raising two trilingual-ish kids.
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JoHannah Reardon managed Christianity Today’s Bible study site for eight years. Besides writing numerous novels, two family devotional guides, and an adult meditation, she has written content for the Couples’ Devotional Bible and the Everyday Matters Bible for Women. She is currently the editor of the Redbud Post and a regular contributor to Abide.co.
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Mallory (Larsen) Redmond is a writer, pastor, and interpretive dancer (that talent is reserved only for her daughter during bathtime). She received her M.A. in Theology & Culture from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, while the native Chicagoan in her quickly fell for the mild winters of the Pacific Northwest. Nowadays, Mallory resides in Ohio with her husband, Darren, and their two daughters. She communicates with the hope of finding places where we can connect and relate in our humanity, writing and speaking on grace, relationships, faith, grief, and chocolate, among other rich topics. In addition to her blog (malloryredmond.com), you can follow her on Facebook (Mallory ‘Larsen’ Redmond) and Instagram (@malloryjredmond).
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Stephanie Reeves is a native Californian transplanted to Florida in 1991 when her job with Cru moved her and her husband, David, there. Now Nana to 1 adorable grandson and mother of 3 humans, 1 dog, 2 cats, and multiple fish, Stephanie is a freelance writer and copyediter. She spent nearly 30 years as a writer, editor and copy editor for Cru's former magazine, Worldwide Challenge. Always looking for fodder for her blog, Stephanie spends time on social media and observing the world around her. Her deep desire is that her writing will draw people closer to Jesus. She has been published at FamilyLife.com, The Art of Taleh, and the Redbud Post and is a regular contributor of meditations for Abide, the #1 Christian meditation app.
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Sarah loves words. She also loves people. And she loves weaving them together in honest and vulnerable ways that cut underneath the surface and break open the longings of the heart. She is a writer and dreamer whose words breathe hope and wonder into the world. She enjoys slowing down and listening to the heartbeats of this world, and enjoys her simple Midwest life. Sarah writes for numerous international organizations including Compassion International and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is the editor of Awake Our Hearts, and invites readers to sit with her awhile and connect on her website, Wake Us With Words, or Instagram @srennawake.
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Michelle Reyes spends her days as a writer, speaker, church pastor’s wife and momma of two littles. She sees herself as a bridge builder and is passionate about connecting people of different ethnicities and cultures together for God’s glory and the advancement of His Kingdom. Michelle holds a PhD in German. She’s a regular contributor for (in)courage and a guest columnist for Church Health Reader, and she’s written for Christianity Today Women, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Lifeway Ministry to Women, among other places. Connect with Michelle on on Facebook (@michelle.ami.reyes), Instagram (@michelleamireyes), Twitter (@dr_reyes2) and her blog.
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A recovering night-owl, Amber Mann Riggs now wakes before dawn to write about rest and the renewal of all things. She daylights as a homeschool teacher and chauffeur to her four daughters and is currently collaborating on a home Bible curriculum. Driven by a passion for the church, Amber is also a volunteer worship director and has spent the past 16 years on the leadership team and faculty of an online Bible college. She holds a BA in Youth Ministry and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Colorado Christian University. For the past nineteen years, Amber has relied on her worship-drummer husband, Bryan, to help her keep in rhythm, both on and off the platform. They are raising their family near Eugene, Oregon. You can find Amber at ambermannriggs.com.
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Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. An award-winning marketing and communications executive in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she offers expertise about creative leadership with faith-based organizations. Ronne is a regular contributor to Orange, and her practical insights are featured monthly at QARA, a digital publication that empowers 20-somethings to discover their True North. She writes regularly about the impact and influence of women on communities and culture. Her words are found in Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives and the For You, Love series of responsive devotionals. Her book, One Woman Can Change the World, publishes June 2020 (Revell). Ronne also invests her time telling stories that change stories with Orphan Outreach, a global ministry dedicated to serving orphaned and vulnerable children in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. When she’s not working in developing countries, you’ll find Ronne in Texas with her husband, Brad, and rescue mutt, Princess Wilhelmina Pearl. Their son and his family live in Arizona (which she believes is much too far away). Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram. You'll always find her at @RonneRock.
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Jamie is an author, speaker, and Presence seeker whose heart is for the local church. Called to edify, encourage, and equip the Body of Christ, her passion is to see sons and daughters of all ages transformed by the strong love of Abba Father. Jamie blogs at FromHisPresence.com about prayer, personal revival, the supernatural lifestyle, and prophetic ministry. Jamie is the author of The Presence Seeker's Creed: Living for Another Age; Arise, Shine: A Vision Retreat Handbook; and Ruth: A Study of Favor, Redemption, and Restoration. Her articles can be seen around the web, including on WorshipMinistry.com, (in)courage.me, Gifted for Leadership, and The Christian Journal.
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Julia Roller is an author, editor, and speaker. Her books include Mom Seeks God, A Year with God (with Richard J. Foster), 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, A Year with Aslan, Connecting with God, Learning from Jesus, and Prayer and Worship. Julia has a master’s of journalism from the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and a master’s of theological studies from the Pacific School of Religion. She speaks often to moms’ groups about meeting God in the everyday. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, three children and miniature dachshund named Jane Austen. Connect with Julia on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JuliaLRoller, Twitter @julialroller, and on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/juliaroller/.
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Afton Rorvik has been a part of the publishing industry since 1987, editing a myriad of adult nonfiction books for the CBA market, while working with both first-time authors and best-selling authors. Her articles have appeared in Discipleship Journal, Guideposts, NAB Today, and Wheaton. Her book, Storm Sisters (Worthy Publishing), debuted in 2014. Afton graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in literature as well as a teaching certificate in secondary education. She and her husband John are the parents of two adult children.
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Maggie Wallem Rowe is a national speaker, dramatist and author who writes from Peace Ridge, her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The former Director of Women’s Ministries for Vision New England, Maggie has contributed to over ten books including numerous devotional Bibles for women. As the author of several original one-woman dramas, she has traveled extensively throughout the United States speaking at conferences and retreats. In 2014 Maggie received her Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School. Her greatest blessings are Mike, her husband and pastor of 42 years, their three adult children, two children-in-love and four grandchildren. Maggie is currently writing her first book, due from NavPress in the spring of 2020.
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Angie Ryg is a blogger, Bible teacher, writer, and international speaker whose passion is encouraging women to find contentment and purpose right where God has placed them. She reaches out to her community with a sense of humor and a willingness to be open with her struggles. Angie is the author of Clutter Free Simplicity. You can also find her words in the (in)courage Women’s Devotional Bible and Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives. She has been published by Christianity Today, (in)courage, Family Matters, and is a contributing writer for Unlocking the Bible. Angie lives just outside of Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, their four kids, and the sweetest answered prayer, a little Shihpoo named Maddie. As a family, they love to go on adventures, play games, watch movies, and rewatch The Gilmore Girls as much as possible. Find out more about her speaking and writing at http://www.angieryg.com.
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Aubrey Sampson is the author of The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament (NavPress/Tyndale, 2015) and Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding Your Soul (Zondervan, 2015). She and her husband and three sons are church planters in the Chicago area, where Aubrey serves on the preaching team and leads discipleship and equipping. As a writer and speaker, Aubrey offers incredible perspective in the midst of trying experiences. She is also a regular contributor to Propel Women and is part of the Propel Cohort at Wheaton College. Find and follow Aubrey @aubsamp and www.aubreysampson.com.
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Rev. Brenna Kate Simonds has been learning to walk in freedom from same-sex attraction, disordered eating, self-injury, self-loathing, and chronic low self-esteem since January of 1999. Since 2004, she has directed Alive in Christ, a ministry for those impacted by same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria, while ministering to others with life-controlling issues. Because of this, she has had the opportunity to be in “The Boston Globe,” award-winning documentaries “Such Were Some of You” and “Just As I Am,” and the TV show, “Pure Passion.” She is the author of the book “Learning to Walk in Freedom” and has published articles at Boundless and FindingBalance. Brenna holds ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God. Brenna's favorite pastimes are songwriting, gluten-free cooking and enjoying the company of her husband and their three children at their home in the greater Boston area.
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Lindsey is a writer, speaker and enthusiastic (but terrible) dancer. A former pastor and teacher, these days Lindsey works, writes and raises her babies in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She blogs at http://www.songbirdandanerd.com where you can also see a full list of published essays, books available for purchase and her calendar of upcoming speaking and teaching events.
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I write about being a stay at home mom, unity and freedom. In my fiction life I write about women who find the greatest strength when they lean into their weakness and rely on the one true strength found in God. My work at this moment can be found on my blog (www.kellisommers.com). I live in Keller, TX with my husband and three children. They are my greatest fans and encourage me to live life to the fullest.
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Margot Starbuck, speaker and award-winning author, is passionate about communicating to individuals that they have been made for life that really is life. A graduate of Westmont College and Princeton Seminary, Margot is the author of The Girl in the Orange Dress, Unsqueezed and Small Things With Great Love. In Durham, North Carolina, Margot lives with her husband and three children, by birth and adoption. She serves as a volunteer among friends with and without disabilities through Reality Ministries. Convinced that God is with us and for us, in the person of Jesus, Margot inspires audiences to live love in the world. Learn more about Margot’s literary consulting at wordmelon.com, or connect at MargotStarbuck.com or on facebook.
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Ann lives and writes west of Chicago with her husband and daughter, where she teaches college writing courses. She has written for multiple publications and anthologies, including Today’s Christian Woman, (In)courage, Darling Magazine, and Relevant Magazine online. Ann is passionate about seeing others set ablaze with the love of Christ, and she writes and speaks to groups about freedom from comparison, freedom from fear, trusting God enough to rest, trusting God with material possessions, and the power of a Christ-centered marriage. She can be contacted for writing opportunities or speaking engagements through email at Ann.Swindell@gmail.com.
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Amanda Taylor lives and writes in Newnan Georgia just south of Atlanta. She makes her home with her husband and house of animals, college daughter and foster children. Amanda writes about life, faith and all the joy and mess that comes with that at TingleTaylor. She loves to share her messy stories in hopes that others will find joy, affirmation and hope in reading them. During the day she teaches art to 500+ wild elementary school children! You can find her writing over at SheLoves Magazine,The Mudroom and A Voice In The Noise. She welcomes everyone to join her life over at Instagram Twitter and Facebook
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Stephanie is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary and an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church. She writes about sensing the voice of God and encountering the Holy Spirit in the midst of our everyday routines. Her pieces have appeared on Mudroomblog, The Mighty, Altarwork, Amnity Coalition, and Covenant Quarterly Forum. In addition, her passion for those affected by mental illness finds itself woven into some of her writing. Originally hailing from southwest Michigan, Stephanie lives in Mokena, Illinois with her husband and three teens. A speaker at various venues, she can be followed on her blog, Twitter @s2thomp and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieThompsonspeakerAndBlogger/ .
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Meghan Tschanz is a writer, speaker, and former missionary who is passionate about empowering women and reclaiming feminism for the Christian faith. A 2010 graduate of the University of Colorado, she's the host of the Faith and Feminism podcast and soon to be author of Women Rising: Learning to Listen, Reclaiming Our Voice. She and her husband, Dustin, live in northeast Georgia.
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Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage, writer, gospel coach, and teacher, is the founder of Living Story ministries (www.elizabethturnage.com). She is passionate about helping people learn, live, and love in God’s story of grace. Elizabeth is the author of The Waiting Room: 60 Meditations for Finding Peace & Hope in a Health Crisis as well as three Bible Studies published by P&R Publishing. Elizabeth has been married to Kip Turnage for 37 years, and they enjoy feasting and telling good stories with their four adult children and three children-in-law. They are also the ridiculously proud “parents” of a beloved goldendoodle, Rosie.
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Prasanta is a writer, poet, and occasional artist. She is passionate about making the way for diverse voices and understanding culture and background in the context of faith. She was born under an Asian sun, raised in the Appalachian foothills in the southern U.S., and currently digs out of snow piles in the upper Midwest. She holds an MBA and an MPH, and currently coaches high school Team Policy debate. She has been published at (in)courage, The Mudroom, The Perennial Gen, Relief Journal, Tweetspeak Poetry, and The High Calling/Patheos, among others. You can follow her on her blog, Twitter @pathoftreasure, Instagram prasanta_v_writer, or Facebook page (Prasanta Verma, Writer). https://pathoftreasure.wordpress.com/
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Leslie Verner is the author of Invited: The Power of Hospitality in an Age of Loneliness (Herald Press). She traveled widely and spent five years in China before returning to the U.S. to marry an actor in Chicago. A former middle school teacher with a masters in intercultural studies, Leslie now writes before dawn and reads too many books at once. She lives with her husband and their three small children in northern Colorado. Leslie writes about faith, justice, and cross-cultural issues at www.scrapingraisins.com, in her monthly newsletter, and elsewhere on the web. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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Nicole T. Walters is a writer who lives somewhere in the tension between wanderlust and rootedness. She makes her home in Georgia with her husband and two children but has lived and left parts of her heart in the Middle East and South Asia. She writes to help people create space to listen to God, learn from others, and lead lives that love at NicoleTWalters.com. She has authored essays in several books including Redbud's own Everbloom. Her writing has appeared in places like CT Women, Relevant, Red Letter Christians, and (in)courage. She is a regular contributor at SheLoves Magazine, The Mudroom, and Ready Publication. You can follow Nicole on Twitter and Facebook..
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Melanie Weldon-Soiset loves languages and books. Her parents tell her she delighted in speaking her own secret language as a baby, and Melanie’s teachers often had to tell her to “shush!” during class. Thankfully, this native Georgian found a productive way to engage her linguistic interests by studying Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. Along with her husband Brian, Melanie moved to Hangzhou, China in 2011 to study another language, Mandarin. A passion for paradox drives her Methodist thirst for theology, so Melanie earned her Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2010. In Shanghai, she flexed her MDiv muscles as the Teaching Pastor at a nondenominational church of 2000 immigrants from 100 different countries. After returning to the US, and to Washington, DC in 2016, Melanie served as the Fellowship Program Director at Sojourners from 2017-2019. Melanie is a contemplative poet, pastoral ordination candidate in the United Methodist Church, and #ChurchToo survivor. When she's not writing, she's likely gardening in her back yard, or biking on local DC green ways. Find her online at melanieweldonsoiset.com or over at Twitter @MelanieWelSoi.
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Shelly Wildman is the author of First Ask Why: Raising Kids to Love God Through Intentional Discipleship. She holds an M.A. in English Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a Visiting Instructor at Wheaton College for over 20 years—the same school where she met her husband as an undergrad. Shelly frequently speaks to parents' and women's groups and spends much of her free time mentoring young women. When she has time, she loves to cook, read, and travel. Shelly and her husband, Brian, live in Wheaton, IL and have three adult daughters.  You can find Shelly at her website (shellywildman.com) or on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
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Darcy Wiley is co-writer of The Yes Effect: Accepting God's Invitation to Transform the World Around You (Moody Publishers, 2017) and writer of Relentless: The Epic Story of a Hardhearted People, Their Warrior God, and His Unstoppable Love, a six-week study in the book of Judges featured on HelloMornings. Her work helps people tune in with the ever-present God to experience power, love, and a sound mind, and explores how to be a thoughtful follower of Jesus in a diverse culture. Darcy helps lead an international women’s group, fostering cross-cultural friendship, and as lead teacher at a language services company, she has developed an English language/life skills curriculum to benefit internationals in the workforce. She provides coaching for creatives and serves alongside her husband in his literary agency while raising three high-energy kids to be curious and compassionate citizens of the world. Connect via Instagram, Facebook, or her website.
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Melie Williams is a writer, editor, and audiobook narrator, which means she is completely immersed in books and wouldn't have it any other way! She has written for various faith based online and print publications, and is currently working on a book that explores living authentically and being a light even during a dark time. While a painful situation is what prompted her back to writing after a hiatus, she chooses to dwell in joy, and believes that finding the humor in any situation is possible. Her blog can be found at meliemarie.com where she writes with equal amounts of sunshine and sass.
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Chelle Wilson is a writer, speaker, and having made peace with uneasiness and most of her fears, an unflinching advocate for social justice. She writes because ambiversion allow her to be in the world, but not quite of it. She writes because it grants her time and space to understand how she feels about the world. Her capacity for swearing when necessary to get the reader’s attention is indicative of her commitment to the precise word for each situation. She envisions a world where each of us embraces the Perfect, Precise Image of God that we are naturally, at every given moment, even as each of us exists in a liminal state. She fights with God and always loses, laughs often, and never gives up. Find her words at Evolution of a #HolyBadass, The Mudroom, and in the pages of the (in)courage Devotional Bible. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram
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Sheila Wise Rowe holds a Masters degree in Counseling and has over twenty-five years of experience as a gifted writer, teacher, speaker, artist, spiritual director, life coach, and counselor. Sheila is passionate about helping people heal and overcome past or current pain, obstacles, and encouraging emerging and established leaders to go to the next level. Sheila has served in the USA, France and for over ten years as a missionary and lay pastor in Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband Dr. Nicholas Rowe and is the mother of two college-age children. Sheila has written for The Redbud Post, Mudroom, READY! magazine and The Art of Taleh. She is the author of; Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience (IV Press) to be released January 7, 2020. The book exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. In each chapter, Sheila includes an interview with a person of color to explore how we experience and resolve racial trauma. With Sheila as a reliable guide who has both been on the journey and shown others the way forward, you will find a safe pathway to resilience. Sheila is the co-author of, The Well of Life, an emotional healing book that has impacted the lives of individuals, couples, and groups worldwide. Sheila has also co-launched The Cyrene Movement an online space for people of color to heal from racial trauma, realize their potential and reconcile communities. For more information: Visit: www.SheilaWiseRowe.com, www.TheCyreneMovement.com www.facebook.com/swiserowe www.Facebook.com/TheWellofLifeBook/ Email: info@sheilawiserowe.com
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Nichole Woo writes at the confluence of belonging and a life that nudges her to the edges. She’s been the only girl on the team, the fumbling foreigner at the coffee shop, and the only mom she knows who coexists with an OCD diagnosis and a dirty kitchen. A graduate of Wheaton College (B.A., History), Nichole earned a M.A. in Speech-Communication from Colorado State University. She’s written for Red Tent Living, SheLoves Magazine, The MOPS Blog, among others — and is an editor and regular contributor at The Mudroom. She calls the Rockies home, where she’s happiest on their edges, pretending to be a Colorado native despite her flatland origins. Connect with her at: https://walkthenarrows.com/, Instagram: (walk_the_narrows), and Facebook: @walkthenarrows.nicholewoo.
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April Yamasaki is an ordained minister with 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry. She is currently Resident Author with a liturgical worship community and speaks widely in churches and other settings. She is the author of Four Gifts; Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength; Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal; and other books on Christian living. Her main website is Writing and Other Acts of Faith, where she writes on Scripture, prayer, and acts of faith in everyday life. Her second website is When You Work for the Church: the good, the bad, and the ugly, and how we can all do better, with a focus on ministry in churches and other Christian organizations. You can also find her on Twitter @SacredPauses, and on Facebook.
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Mary Yerkes is a writer, spiritual director, and mentor who lives in the Washington, DC area. She is passionate about equipping church and marketplace leaders and creating spiritually and emotionally healthy cultures among leaders and their communities. Mary writes for popular print and online magazines, including Gifted for Leadership, Conversations Journal: A Forum for Authentic Transformation, Focus on the Family, and Christian Coaching Magazine, to name a few. She covers such diverse topics as leadership, spiritual formation, women's issues, life challenges, and more.
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