Devotion Writers

Carina Alanson

Carina Alanson is a writer, coach, and teacher. She is passionate about helping women grow in their relationship with God, discover and walk out their purpose, and enjoy everyday life. A former professional counselor, she has degrees in psychology and counseling. Carina lives in the subarctic town of Fairbanks, Alaska, where she enjoys scenic drives with her husband, nature walks, and reading by the fire. For encouragement and other resources for vibrant living visit carinaalanson.com or connect with her on Instagram at @carinaalanson.

Emily Sue Allen

Emily Sue Allen is the founder of the Kindred Mom blog and host of the Kindred Mom podcast. Soul care for moms and helping women find joy in the midst of their motherhood journey are among her greatest passions. She is a contemplative, creative soul who celebrates the beauty of a humble, handmade life and deeply values the power of encouragement.

She lives with her husband and six kids in the Pacific Northwest, and personally blogs at emilysueallen.com. Find Kindred Mom on Instagram and Facebook, and follow Emily personally on Instagram.

Monica Bard

Monica has been married to Gary for 34 years and they reside on family farmland outside El Campo, a small town along the Texas Gulf Coast. They’re empty nesters, but the best job God ever gave Monica is being mom to their adventurous daughter, Meredith. Family means everything to Monica and together they share a love of the outdoors, road-trip adventures, and exploring the history of people and places.

Monica pens words that encourage perseverance in faith and resilience in loving others. Why? Because that’s what God did in her life. Today Monica and her hubby enjoy the sweet times of restoration and redemption, but that wasn’t always the case. You can read more about the sweetness discovered in Jesus-filled hope on her blog and by connecting with her on Facebook and Instagram.

Vicki Bentley

A Scottish native, Vicki now calls Upstate New York home, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. A writer turned editor, she loves to encourage women to pursue Jesus-centered, joy-filled living in the gloriously hard and wonderful trenches of motherhood. Being part of the Joyful Life team and community is both a blessing and a privilege, providing an opportunity for her to combine her gifts and passions in a unique and special way to speak truth into the hearts and lives of women. 

In her ‘free’ time Vicki loves to consume books and strong coffee, and get outdoors to enjoy the very varied, yet consistently beautiful seasons of the Northeast. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or on her website at purposefuljoy.wordpress.com.

Kris Camealy

Kris plays house with her husband in middle Ohio, where she is raising her 4 kids while writing books at her kitchen counter. She is the author of Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting and the Director of Refine {the retreat}, a Christ-centered, yearly women’s event. Kris is a member of Redbud Writers guild and a regular contributor toThe Cultivating Project. In her free time, she teaches writing at her local co-op. Connect with her at kriscamealy.com and on Instagram @kriscamealy.

Sarah Damaska

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 on her blog sarahdamaska.com about God’s invitation to live in the intersection of hope & sorrow. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

Kristin Demery

Kristin Demery is a wife and mom whose background in journalism has led to many roles, from managing a social networking site for moms to working as an editorial assistant for an academic journal. Kristin has co-authored several books, including three indie publications and her most recent, The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness devotional (Tyndale, 2017). Kristin loves staying up way too late, spending sun-soaked days at Madeline Island with her family, sipping campfire mochas, thrifting, and gift giving. You can find out more about Kristin at her website theruthexperience.com or by connecting on Facebook and Instagram.

Tara Dickson

Tara is a recent widow and mother to four children. Following her husband’s death to, brain cancer in 2016, she began writing to help people find hope in hard places. She also writes children’s fiction, and is an agented author with Credo Communications.

She spends her days, teaching, writing, podcasting and being Nana to Ava Rose and Aria Violette.

You can find her sharing words of encouragement  at taradickson.com or on Instagram @tara_dickson.

She makes her home in Franklin, TN where the hills are green and the barns are plenty.

Ellie DiJuilo

Ellie Di Julio is a world-traveling, wordbending, Type 1 INFJ who went looking for God and found Him. After falling for a Robert Downey, Jr. lookalike, she moved from Missouri to Ontario where she turned her hand from English education to life coaching to urban fantasy novels, and eventually, to motherhood. Her background as a spiritual nomad and psychology buff has forged an offbeat lens through which she sees the wonder of God, a view she shares by blending serious hermeneutics and nerd metaphors. You can find Ellie at It Wonders Me and on Instagram or Facebook.

Maria Dyck

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.

Molly Flinkman

Molly is an Iowa native and lover of gray t-shirts who spends her days with four small kids and a husband who works unpredictable hospital hours. In her margins of free time, she loves to read good books and write about how her faith intersects everything else in her life. You can find Molly on her website, Instagram, or every month in your inbox.

Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth & her hubby are in Minnesota and live a simple, peaceful life out in the country.  She works from home raising their 3 littles and also has a dream part-time job managing a local historic Farm within their community. She is passionate about encouraging moms in the season of raising littles to care for their souls so that they can experience God’s peace and renewed purpose for their calling within the home & beyond. She serves at her church and within the community organizing events and gatherings to encourage mamas to build deeper relationships with God and one another.  You can find her original music, songs, devotional encouragement, & local ministry events at elizabethafry.com.

Angie Gibbons

Angie’s great passion is to plant seeds of hope for women who feel stuck, disempowered, or fearful—that they really can live freely and at rest. She loves storytelling, speaking for women’s events, and writing for both her blog and popular Christian publications. Angie is a wife and bio/adoptive mom to three girls. You can find her surfing and hiking with her family in Hawaii, and you can read her latest tips on living fearless on Facebook or Instagram.

Kay Gleaves

Kay lives in the “Middle of Nowhere,” Missouri, in the heart of the Midwest, where she homesteads with her husband and extended family. A mama with two grown kids, empty nesting has led her to pursue the dreams set in her own heart; ones of writing, blogging and women’s & prison ministries. 

 A #hopedealer and #Jesusgirl, Kay has learned that using her own messy testimony to help other women meet Jesus, discover their worth, and love themselves in the middle of their own, sometimes very messy stories, is the Kingdom building to which she’s been called.

You can find her loving Jesus, building her homestead, sharing writings and imperfectly doing life joyfully, on Instagram and on her blog at whatdoesyourheartneedtohear?

 

Marnie Hammar

Marnie writes about learning that freedom isn’t found in perfectly completed checklists, but in 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.

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, Instagram or Facebook.

Ginger McPherson

Ginger McPherson is a writer, Bible teacher, and pastor’s wife in Oklahoma who traded her busy life as a college professor for a spaghetti-stained apron and the full-time role of stay-at-home mom for her three littles (7, 5, and 3). When she’s not trying out a new recipe or attempting to grow vegetables in her modest suburban backyard, you can find her scribbling down words, one at a time wherever she can. Her passion and prayer are for God to use those words to encourage others by filling them with His hope, faith, and immeasurable grace. To read more, check out her website at glmcpherson.com or follow her on Instagram.

Amy Mullens

Amy and her husband are church planters in England.  Originally from Pennsylvania, she experienced in a deep way what it means to live as a pilgrim when she recently adjusted to ex-pat life and settled her children (16, 14, 11 and 5) into a new culture.  She is addicted to seeing Jesus change people’s lives and loves nothing better than to walk with them through His Word whether that be in a small group, her writing or over coffee.  Exploring the English countryside, getting lost in a book and catching up with an old friend are among her favorite things.  You can find her at amymullens.com or on Instagram.

Nicole O'Meara

Nicole O’Meara writes for Christian women living with rare and chronic diseases, encouraging them to endure with hope.  She is a lover of coffee, chocolate and books.  She lives in Northern California with her three children, two brought home through adoption, her coffee-roasting husband, and one sweet Aussiedoodle. You can find Nicole on IG @nicoleeomeara, on FB @NicoleOMearaAuthor, and on her blog nicoleomeara.blog.

Cindy Singleton

A long-time Bible teacher, Cindy Singleton is a wife, mother of three grown daughters, and “CeCe” to eight grandchildren. She enjoys sharing her own life experiences as evidence that “when life is crazy, God is faithful.” Although she spends a lot of time visiting Disney theme parks, Cindy can also be found hanging out at her blog The Titus Woman. She’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Laura Thomas

Laura is a published Christian author who writes heartwarming encouragement for your soul. She has three Christian romantic suspense novels published, a Christian teen fiction trilogy, a marriage book, and a middle-grade novel. She also writes devotionals for Union Gospel Press, articles and stories in magazines and online, and shares musings on her blog.

Laura is a chocoholic mom of three, married to her high school sweetheart. Originally from the UK, they live in Kelowna, B.C. as audacious empty-nesters. Find her at laurathomasauthor.com.

Amanda Twilegar

Amanda Twilegar lives in the beautiful PNW with her husband, four children, and dog. When she isn’t writing, you can find her drinking coffee, reading a good book, or attempting to homeschool with a moderately good attitude. You can follow her on Instagram.

Aimee Walker

Aimee Walker is a former pastor turned writer and the founder of the On Becoming Esther blog. A kiwi girl, she lives by the beach in Auckland, New Zealand with hubby Dave and three of their four children. These days you’re most likely to find her with a strong cup of coffee in hand as she juggles the beautiful chaos of life with kids. A total word girl, but most of all a lover of His Word, Aimee is passionate about helping people understand and encounter the truth of the Scriptures so that they can live in the fullness of all God has planned and purposed for their lives.

You can read more from Aimee on her personal blog at aimeewalker.co.nz and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

Lindsey Zarob

Lindsey is a wife, mom to three young children (7, 6, and 4), and part-time Creative Strategist/copy-writer. Working from home and balancing roles and responsibilities keeps her on her toes. She loves to study God’s Word, run on the nature path behind her home, and connect with women over good conversation. But her most favorite thing is to enjoy the stillness before her household wakes in the early hours of the morning. You can find her at www.lindseyczarob.com, on Instagram and on Facebook