Editorial Team

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.

Kristin Demery

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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.

Cathy McIntosh


Cathy McIntosh has a heart of compassion for women who struggle with discontent and feel stuck in the mundane. She has (mostly) learned to navigate such feelings and serves as a mentor and coach to help others grab hold of God’s unshakeable joy. As an author, blogger, and speaker, Cathy equips women to nourish their spirit and pursue their calling.

Cathy and her husband of more than 30 years are parents of two and grandparents of two. They cherish every minute spent with family and enjoy easy hikes in the Colorado mountains near their home. Come connect on Cathy’s blog cathymcintosh.com, Instagram, or Facebook.

Tresta Payne


Tresta Payne lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and four kids. She’s a homeschool mom, high school tutor and volleyball coach, and writer whose articles have appeared at Fathom Mag, Morning by Morning, Kindred Mom, and her blog. She obsesses over fir trees, her dog, and her family on Instagram, and is constantly trying to read more books than her brain allows. Jesus holds her together. You can read more from Tresta on her personal blog at trestapayne.com.

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.

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.

Laura Fox


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.

Connect with Laura at dandelioncenterpieces.wordpress.com
and on Instagram @the_laura_fox.

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