Carina Alanson is a former professional counselor turned writer, editor, and coach. She is passionate about helping women live with purpose, grow closer to God, and enjoy everyday life. She lives in the subarctic town of Fairbanks, Alaska, where she enjoys scenic drives with her husband, nature walks, and reading by the fire. For more encouragement and other resources for vibrant living visit carinaalanson.com.
Bethany Broderick lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, three-year-old daughter, and eight-month-old son. A recovering perfectionist, she writes about resting in the faithful grace of God in the everyday moments of life as a woman, wife, and mother. You can find her writing on her personal blog dwellingword.com and on Instagram @bethanygbroderick.
Sarah K. Butterfield
Sarah K. Butterfield is the author of “Around the Clock Mom: Make the Most of Your God-Given Time.” She lives in San Diego with her husband and two boys, and she is passionate about empowering women to grow in their faith. She loves her first sip of coffee, getting lost in a book, and overindulging in ice cream.
Alissa Coburn and her husband, Josiah, live in Virginia and have seven children, ranging from ages 22 to 2, as well as a beautiful granddaughter. They are volunteers with FamilyLife and love nothing more than seeing God’s redemptive work in marriage. Alissa’s passions are Jesus, her people, writing, and speaking. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, chatting over coffee, and hand-lettering.
Erin is a joy-chasing homeschool mama to 4 babies, ages teens to toddlers and a homeschool veteran of 10 years. She married her grade-school sweetheart 18 years ago, and lives to love him well. Her abiding love for Jesus Christ, and her heart to encourage other women toward him dictates her days. She is the author of The Gentle + Classical Preschool, Gentle + Classical Nature, and Editor in Chief of On Mission, a quarterly culture-focused geography magazine.
Sarah Damaska lives in rural Michigan with her pastor-husband and three school aged kids. Shaped by the death of her daughter Annie, she writes about God’s invitation to live in the intersection of hope & sorrow. She is passionate about spiritual formation and helping women discover a love for Jesus and His Word.
A career in journalism set up Kristin Demery to publish her own stories of living this wild, precious life. She is now an author of five truth-telling books, including the One Year Daily Acts of Friendship devotional, and part of a trio of writers collectively known as The Ruth Experience. Kristin served as a newspaper and magazine editor and her work has been featured in a variety of publications, including USA Today. At home, you’ll find her watching reality TV competitions, indulging in chocolate, and joining her husband and three daughters in checking items off their family bucket list.
Sue Moore Donaldson
Speaker, author, Sue Donaldson and her husband, Mark, live in San Luis Obispo, California. Sue taught high school English, part of the time in Brazil with Wycliffe Bible Translators. She and her husband, Mark, have raised 3 daughters who keep them at the bank and on their knees. Sue loves connecting people to one another, to God, and to His Word, and has been speaking for the last 20 years or so with long pauses for babies, diapers and soccer pasta parties. She blogs at WelcomeHeart: Knowing and Showing the Heart of God and hosts a weekly podcast: Make it Count: Living a Legacy Life.
Maria Dyck is a blogger, worship leader, and music teacher who is passionate about helping women find healing and wholeness in Jesus Christ. A mother to 3 wonderful kids, and happily married to Jim, the man who fixes everything. When she’s not on some crazy adventure with her family, she’s happy to be home with a hot cup of tea, her favorite chair, and a good book. You can read more from Maria at her blog When Walls Tumble and on Instagram @whenwallstumble.
Rebekah Fedrowitz, MDN, BCHN, is a board certified holistic nutritionist and women’s health educator. She is passionate about helping purpose-driven women become fully well so they can thrive in their God-given life and purpose. Rebekah has experienced many of her own health challenges, including digestive challenges, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, anxiety and depression. It’s through her own life experiences as well as her experience working with dozens of women from around the world that Rebekah is able to practically relate and help women transform their health.
Laura Fleetwood is a captivating Christian creative who inspires girls and women. As a published author, national faith speaker, podcaster and self-described anxiety warrior, she teaches you how to seek the S T I L L amidst your chaotic life by sharing her trials and triumphs about everything from anxiety medication to parenting girls, peaceful home style to panic attacks, Spirit-filled living to anxiety flares and more. Her voice soothes your soul. Her stories touch your heart. And her hard-won, practical wisdom sticks with you when you need it most.
With roots all over the U.S. and Canada, Laura Fox has found herself transplanted to the deep South of Georgia. There she lives with her husband C.J. who serves in the U.S. military, and her three children. She began writing to grieve the loss of her father to cancer, and continues to write as a way to commune with her Savior. In her spare time she dreams of a full night’s sleep and uncluttered countertops.
Simone is a former counselor and newly turned stay-at-home mom of two under two. In the margins, she writes on her blog, creates calligraphy for her Etsy shop, and spreads encouragement on Instagram. Online and in real life, her mission is to lead women to seek Christ+counseling. Simone loves exploring local coffee shops with her husband, but these days, they take their coffee homemade and reheated. Simone is the author of Glimmers of Hope: A Devotional Workbook for Navigating the Struggles of Womanhood with Grace.
Marnie writes about knowing God deeper and hearing Him louder. Wife for 25 years and boy mama (15, 12, & 9), Marnie’s day job revolves around taming the stinky, scraping off the sticky, and distributing boys to the places they go in suburban Cincinnati. Her sink full of dishes is evidence that she’s finally settled into a life that embraces grace and growth, and the knowledge that freedom isn’t found in perfectly completed checklists. Before kids, Marnie loved working as a corporate communications consultant and marketing director in higher education. Her favorites are cheering for her boys from soccer sidelines, settling in for family movie nite, and laughing with her friends. Loudly. With some cackling. You can find Marnie at marniehammar.com, where you can subscribe to her monthly newsletter, or on Instagram (@marniehammar) and Facebook (marniehammarwriter).
Loralie lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her husband of 34 years. She is blessed with three grown children and five grandchildren. Loralie loves nature and the serenity found only in the wee hours of the morning, running on mountain trails with her dog Music, soft pretty music, singing and flowers. Her purpose is to bring joy to the hearts of others through her creating, especially photography.
Vanessa Hunt is the co-author of the book ‘Life in Season: Celebrate the Moments That Fill Your Heart and Home’. She founded the website At the Picket Fence where ideas for your home meet encouraging inspiration for your heart. Her deepest desire is to help women to create homes that are peaceful havens. Vanessa writes and creates from her home in Oregon which she shares with her husband and two teenage children and as a true Pacific Northwesterner she takes her coffee very seriously.
Shannon Leibold believes the greatest story ever told is the one found on the pages of Scripture. Captivated by God’s grand narrative of relentless redemption, she spends most of her free time immersed in the Bible, both as a student and teacher and curriculum developer. She is passionate about helping women find their way around the Bible and inspiring them to develop a deep hunger for God through His Word. She makes a home with her husband Kris and two teenage children in Ontario, Canada. She’s the one frantically taking notes through every sermon, playing podcasts during every mundane task, and devouring every book that sparks her interest. She would love to connect with you on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Missy and her family live in Arizona; she is the Director of Women’s Ministries at Shiloh Community Church. After tragically losing her oldest son, she began chronicling her journey of grief and healing. Missy is a writer speaker with a passion is to help other women know the true and satisfying Living Water, Jesus Christ.
Susan Macias writes and speaks to train up an army of women in the second half of life to serve the Kingdom, confidently follow Jesus, and fight offensively in prayer for their families. Her award-winning book “UNCEASING: A Parent’s Guide to Conquer Worry And Pray With Power” is available on Amazon. Find Susan at her blog, susankmacias.com, or on her podcast, “We’re Not Done Yet!”
Jenna Marie Masters
Jenna Marie Masters is a Jesus follower, held together by prayer, coffee, and paper plates. Holding a Masters/Seminary Degree in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Counseling, she’s passionate about leading women to intimacy with Christ. She runs her race alongside her hubby, their three bio kids and precious foster daughter. They’ve been pursuing adoption for seven years and have learned to adopt God’s will in the waiting. His ways are always better!
Cathy McIntosh is a devotional writer and a certified coach who helps writers with effective marketing principles so they can reach a wider audience for Christ. She has 6 adults, 2 toddlers, 1 infant and 4 dogs at home. That makes life full of chaos, snack crumbs, dog slobber, and lots of love. She wouldn’t change a thing.
Adelaide was first gently nudged and then heftily shoved by God to start a blog in 2020 detailing her commitment to read the Bible thoughtfully in its entirety. She blogs about what God reveals to her in scripture, her ongoing battle with chronic anxiety, and her love for DIY projects. She is sorely outnumbered in her house between her husband and three sons, so she compensates by snuggling up to her two sweet female pups, Lady and Lucy. She and her family have been transplanted a few times, and they currently reside in central California.
Michele Morin is a reader, writer, speaker and gardener who does life with her family on a country hill in Maine. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, and three adorable grandchildren. Active in educational ministries with her local church, Michele delights in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles.
Elizabeth Oschwald is wife to David, & mama in their blended family with 7 kids. She’s passionate about family, writing, entrepreneurship. When she’s not homeschooling or making lists, she’s doing her best to show moms how to live with freedom & abundance so they can have real + lasting joy!
Tresta lives with her family in southern Oregon. She’s been married to Tim for 24 years and they have five mostly-grown kids, 2 dogs, 4 cows, and a varying number of chickens. She’s always looking for a cozy spot to read good books and somewhere to set her coffee mug, but in reality she is usually standing at the kitchen counter.
Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. She’s an author and speaker—offering honest encouragement and road-tested wisdom about topics ranging from leadership and ministry engagement to discovering your God-crafted design and purpose. Her book, One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are, is available wherever books are sold. An Oklahoma gal by birth, Ronne now lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, Brad, and rescue pup, Pearl. Her son and his family live in Arizona, which Ronne has deemed way too far away.
Caroline Saunders is a writer, pastor’s wife, and mother of three who believes in taking Jesus seriously and being un-serious about nearly everything else. She loves serving women and girls through writing, through her church, and through a parachurch women’s ministry she started with her best friends called Story & Soul. Her LifeWay Girls study Better Than Life: How to Study the Bible and Like It released Fall 2020. Find her writing, resources, and ridiculousness at WriterCaroline.com and on Instagram @writercaroline.
A long-time Bible student and teacher, Cindy Singleton is a wife, best friend to three grown daughters, mother-in-law to two pastors, and “CeCe” to eight grandchildren. When she’s not flipping houses with her husband, visiting Disney theme parks, or planning her annual Camp CeCe, Cindy can be found hanging out at her blog, The Titus Woman. She’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Heather Wagner is a wife, mom, and writer who is passionate about encouraging mothers in every season to escape the prison of perfectionism and embrace the peace and purpose found only in Jesus. Her adventures as a military spouse and middle school English teacher grew her faith and inspired her writing. She and her husband, James, have been married for 22 years and have three wonderful children. They live west of Ft. Worth, Texas, where you’ll find Heather driving the backroads, exploring locally-owned shops, and writing music with friends.
Lori Ann Wood
Lori Ann Wood lives in beautiful Bentonville, Arkansas, with her husband, the love of her life whom she found in 9th grade. She is mom to three great young adults, one amazing son-in-law, and a miniature dachshund named Pearl. Lori Ann currently serves as founding leader of the Parenting Education Ministry at the church of Christ in Bentonville, and as WomenHeart Champion Community Educator for Arkansas. Her work has been published in numerous print and online venues, including The Christian Century magazine, Just Between Us Magazine, The Joyful Life Magazine, Bella Grace Magazine, Pepperdine University Press, and Kindred Mom. Having discovered a serious heart condition almost too late, Lori Ann writes to encourage others to find joy in the divine detours of life. Read more from her at loriannwood.com.