Monica has been married to Gary for 35 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.
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 vicki-bentley.com.
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.
She makes her home in Franklin, TN where the hills are green and the barns are plenty.
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.
Marnie Hammar writes to encourage women that freedom isn’t found in perfectly completed checklists, but in knowing God deeper and hearing Him louder. You can find her most often on the soccer sidelines cheering with her hubby of 28 years for their boys (17, 14, & 11). Marnie hangs out on Instagram, on Facebook, and at her website, where you can subscribe to receive a free resource, A Listening Guide and Prayer Map, to help you capture your prayer time as you listen for His voice.
Ginger McPherson is a writer, 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 mom for her three littles (9, 7, and 5). 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 @glmcpherson.
Amy and her husband are church planters in England. Together they also have the full-time job of parenting their four children. Amy is addicted to seeing Jesus change lives and loves to walk people through God’s Word in small groups, through her writing or over a cup of coffee. Exploring the English countryside, getting lost in a book or catching up with an old friend are among her favorite things. You can find her at www.amymullens.com on Instagram @amymullens.
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.
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.
Cyndi Staudt is a Jesus-loving, adventure enthusiast devoted to living her life for Jesus until the day she is living with Him. With a passion for cultivating a craving for God’s Word, her devotions and Bible studies are saturated with faith and hope to stir your soul to connect with God in deeper, more intimate ways. Through her writing, she hopes to ignite your desire to pursue God passionately, invite your heart to experience God’s love personally, and inspire you to live your life “souled” out to the One whose love has no limits. You can find Cyndi at her blog.
A published Christian author, Laura writes heartwarming encouragement for your soul—especially in her romantic suspense, teen fiction, marriage, and children’s books. Laura is a hope*writers certified writing coach, and 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.
Abigail is a Bible teacher and writer whose greatest joys come from helping women grow strong in their faith as they learn to see through their “hard” to the loving hand of God. Abigail lives in a little house in the big woods of Wisconsin with her husband and two sons. She loves to stalk sunsets, walk with friends, and mark all over books as she reads. Sign up for more soul-strengthening, biblical encouragement at AbigailWallace.com or follow her on Facebook or Instagram.
Nikki S. White is the heart behind “Just a Broken Believer,” a Christian blog with a mission to encourage fellow Jesus followers in their faith walk Home.
Nikki and her husband, Chuck, live in a 1,000 square foot corner of her Michigan hometown, a few steps away from their two married children, and the world’s most beautiful and highly-advanced grandchildren.
When she’s not at her desk, you’ll find her reorganizing closets, browsing antique shops, or sitting on the beach waiting to witness another spectacular Lake Michigan sunset.
Teresa Whiting is a national speaker, writer, furniture artist, and Bible teacher, but her favorite titles are “Mom” and “G-ma”. She and her husband Greg are empty(ish)- nesters after raising five kids, including two sets of twins. Teresa holds a degree in Bible and Counseling from Clark’s Summit University. She is in the process of publishing her first Bible Study. Sign up at teresawhiting.com/signup for biblically rich hope and honest encouragement delivered from her heart to yours!