Meet the Contributors

Angela
Angela

Angela is the wife to her high school sweetheart and mom to her 3 adorable little girls. Some of Angela’s favorite things in life are dancing with her daughters, laughing with her husband and loving her Lord with the amazing life He has given her. You can find Angela at GoodMorningGirls.org where she blogs with her good friend Courtney, from WomenLivingWell, together they encourage women to be in God’s Word on a daily basis through tech accountability groups. Angela’s goal in life is to inspire her children and others to love God greatly with their lives one day at a time.

Angela Richter
Angela Richter

Angela is a wife and work at home homeschooling mom to three children. She is a speaker and a blogger who has a real heart for encouraging moms in homeschooling, parenting, and connecting with their children. You can find Angela at Together with Family or on Twitter.

Beth Guckenberger
Beth Guckenberger

Beth Guckenberger and her husband, Todd, are the founders of Back2Back Ministries (based in Cincinnati, Ohio), which communicates a lifestyle of service by sharing the love of Christ and serving God through service to others. Their ministry is currently caring and providing for orphan children and needy people in Mexico, Nigeria, India and, most recently, Haiti. Guckenberger travels and speaks regularly at women’s and missions conferences, as well as youth gatherings and church services. She is also the author of four books and co-hosts a weekly radio program with Dr. Rob Hall.

The Guckenberger family lives and serves in Monterrey, Mexico, where they have hosted more than 12,000 guests on their ministry campus. Between biological, foster and adopted additions to their family, Beth and Todd are raising nine children. Learn more about Beth Guckenberger and Back2Back Ministries at www.bethguckenberger.comhttp://back2back.org.

Brooke McGlothlin
Brooke McGlothlin

Brooke is a mom of two young boys who leave her desperate for grace, knowing that if God doesn't show up ... nothing happens. She's the co-author of Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess, and her newest book, Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most, releases January 2014 from Bethany House Publishers. She helps moms find delight in the chaos of raising boys as Co-founder of the M.O.B. Society

Christin
Christin

Christin is wife to a compassionate, God-fearing man, and mother to 2 gracious girls and 3 busy boys. She tries to see the beauty in the simple things and appreciates a good cup of coffee. She is learning to live everyday with joy, find gratitude in the mundane, and speak words of grace. You can find Christin writing through her days on Joyful Mothering, encouraging writing moms and hanging out on Google+.

Carlie Kercheval
Carlie Kercheval

Carlie Kercheval is a happily married stay-at-home homeschooling mom. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Managing Your Blessings and Today's Frugal Mom™. She is also the co-author of the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies and co-host of the Learning to Speak Life™ Radio Show. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere under a blanket with a good book. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Courtney
Courtney

Courtney blogs at WomenLivingWell.org on the topics of faith, marriage, parenting, and homemaking. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for nearly 14 years. She homeschools her son and daughter and is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute.

In November 2009, she was featured on the Racheal Ray show on the topic of marriage. Her passion to see women live well inspired her in 2010 to start a second blog called GoodMorningGirls.org. There women gather together to dig into their Bibles daily through tech accountability groups.

Clare
Clare

Clare lives with her husband and 2 children in Northeast Ohio. She has her bachelor's degree in business management and left a promising career to be a stay-at-home mom to her children. She is a certified fitness instructor and teaches pilates and group fitness classes at her church and local university. Clare's passion (outside of raising and nurturing her children and home) is motivating women of all ages and stages of life to live well physically, emotionally and spiritually. Visit her at Peak313!

Denise
Denise

Denise is an author, columnist, wife and home-educating mom of three boys. Together with her family she resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where her desire is to live a simple life that honors God and family. You can find her blogging at Little House on the Valley where she loves to inspire women to flourish within their hearts and homes.

Daniele
Daniele

Daniele of Domestic Serenity is a homeschooling Mama of five kiddos and a voracious reader of books. Passionate about her faith, home and family, she blogs about the intentional lifestyle and writes for other online and print publications. Daniele thinks life is made more enjoyable with a cup of herbal tea in hand!

Darlene Schacht
Darlene Schacht

Darlene is an ordinary mom, living an extraordinary life, because of who she is through Jesus Christ. As help-meet to her husband Michael, she guides and nurtures their four children, leading them toward a deeper walk of faith. She is a New York Times best-selling author through the book she co-authored with actress Candace Cameron Bure titled, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. Her writing has also been published in Thomas Nelson's anthology, Grace Givers, Tyndale Publisher's Soul Food/Life Savors for Women, A Cup of Comfort (Adam's Media), and she has published articles through many magazines. You can find her blogging at Time-Warp Wife where she empowers wives to joyfully serve and on twitter.

Elisa
Elisa

Elisa is a trained biblical life coach, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation. She leads More to Be, a ministry committed to raising up mentors and providing resources for tweens, teens, twenty-somethings, and women. Elisa is also the author of Impact My LIfe: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her house-full of children. Her favorite days begin on the porch with the Lord and end on the beach with her family and friends.  Connect with Elisa at  www.elisapulliam.com

Emily Wierenga
Emily Wierenga

Emily Wierenga is wife to a math-teacher husband; mother and foster mother to four boys; an artist, columnist and the author of Chasing Silhouettes: How to help a Loved One Battling an Eating DisorderMom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy and A Promise in Pieces (Spring 2014). For more info, please visitwww.emilywierenga.com. Find her on Twitter or Facebook.

Christy Halsell
Christy Halsell

Christy is the mother of four boys and one girl. She has been known to homeschool, change diapers and potty train simultaneously. She's been married for 8 years to Charlie, a surfer and entrepreneur and lives on the Central Coast of California. Christy's passion is to embrace motherhood as the calling God gave her. In the midst of the hard work mothering requires, she strives for new ways to have a fun outlook on being a mother. She shares her ideas and encouragement at One Fun Mom.

Janelle
Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more "comfy in your kitchen"! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog Comfy In the Kitchen.

Jennifer Deibel
Jennifer Deibel

Jennifer is your typical American wife and mother living life, raising kids, and working, only she's doing it in Vienna, Austria - a new adventure after living in Ireland for 4 1/2 years. She has been married to the love of her life, Seth, for 13 years and is extremely blessed to be mom to two delightful girls, and one hilarious little boy. She has a deep interest in creative family worship, marriage enrichment, and pregnancy/birth education and support. Jennifer passionately loves the Lord, her family, music, dance, writing and chocolate. She writes at This Gal's Journey. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Jennifer Ebenhack
Jennifer Ebenhack

Jennifer is the author of Take Courage: Choosing faith on my journey of fear, and blogs at jenniferebenhack.com. She and her husband Jarod served as missionaries in the country of Haiti, where they became parents to all five of their children, three of whom are adopted. Those eventful years produced a gift of brokenness in Jennifer through which she has discovered the depths of God’s healing grace.

In between loads of laundry, homeschooling, enjoying the South Florida shoreline, and telling her kids to put their hamsters back in their cages, she is writing a memoir of their nine-year adoption process and eight years in Haiti. You can find her on FacebookTwitter, andher blog.

Unveiled Wife
Unveiled Wife

Jennifer married her best friend Aaron in January of 2007. They jumped straight into missions living in three different states and three different countries during their first two years of marriage. Her passion for missions, writing, and marriage led her to create Unveiled Wife, where she blogs about being a wife with every intention to inspire other wives to develop God-centered marriages. Her and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. You can find Jennifer on Twitter and join the Unveiled Wife Community on Facebook.

Joy
Joy

Joy is the wife to a missionary pilot and they, along with their five kids, live in Indonesia.  Joy is a proud wife, blessed mommy, Diet Coke fanatic, runner, homeschooler, reader, thinker, home-maker, lover of nature, and most of all, an undeserving recipient of amazing grace, and grateful daughter of God.  Joy's heart is to encourage women to revel in their job as mommy and wife, and to see it as good and needed work.  She shares her heart and life of being a mom with readers at her site, Grace Full Mama.

Jessica Smartt
Jessica Smartt

Jessica Smartt used to be a librarian and an English teacher, but now she works much harder just being a mom. You can find her blogging at “Smartter” Each Day where she pokes fun at the everyday challenges of motherhood, shares all her delicious allergy-free recipes, and rejoices that God loves her no matter what phobia she’s recently developed. She is blessed to the moon and back with two energetic little boys and a husband who actually never worries.

Jamerrill Stewart
Jamerrill Stewart

Jamerrill Stewart has been married to her best friend Travis for 15 years. They make their home in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley where they are raising 6 beautiful children for Jesus. Jamerrill has a passion to help families afford the homeschool life; she does so each day by providing homeschool freebies, deals, and encouragement at Free Homeschool Deals. Join the Free Homeschool Deals growing community of 55,000+ families on Facebook. You can also join the happy homeschool pinning on Pinterest!

Kate Battistelli
Kate Battistelli

Kate is blessed to be married to Mike, her best friend! She's mom to recording artist Francesca Battistelli and adores being Mimi to Franny's two children, 3 year old Eli and 1 year old Audrey Jane. Kate's a Jersey girl currently living in Atlanta and passionate about two things: Encouraging women to believe there is a Big God-sized plan for your family and sharing recipes and techniques helping you cook healthy, delicious meals for your family using whole foods and organic ingredients. She's the author of Growing Great Kids-Partner with God to Cultivate His Purpose in Your Child's Life, published by Charisma House and she blogs about food and faith at KateBattistelli.com. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Kara Chupp
Kara Chupp

Kara is 17-years-married to her husband Jason, one of the funniest and most generous people she knows. They have five kiddos, four here and one in heaven. They also have a muppet-like-mess of a dog, non-breeding Madagascar Hissers (who have had over 100 babies), guinea pigs, and a whole bunch of stick bugs. Kara writes mostly about family, adoption, grief, education, traditions, literature, organization, Heaven, and most-importantly- her love for God. You can find her family adventures at The Chuppies. Google

Karen Ehman
Karen Ehman

Karen Ehman is the Director of Speakers for Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of five books including the best-selling book and DVD Bible study curriculum LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith. She has been the guest on national media outlets such as Focus on the Family, Moody Mid-day Connection and The 700 Club. Married to her college sweetheart Todd for over 25 years, together they are raising their three sometimes quarrelsome but mostly charming children in the boondocks of central Michigan. Her desire is through her speaking and writing to help women to live their priorities and love their lives. Connect with her for real-life encouragement at www.karenehman.com.

Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith

Kelly loves the Lord, her family, and sharing her passion for real food cooking and meal planning with others. She is a full-time homemaker who loves spending time with her awesome hubby and two sweet boys. Kelly's real food journey began four years ago when she was diagnosed with a chronic auto-immune disorder. Since then, the Lord has blessed her with an amazing recovery - a testament to His grace and the health benefits of eating real food. Kelly shares her knowledge and love for whole food cooking at The Nourishing Home, Facebook and Google.

Kristen Kill
Kristen Kill

Kristen is a Northwest native who grew up surrounded by family, books, alpine peaks and lots of green.  She never thought she’d leave. And when she did, she landed in a lot of concrete in a city that shapes the world’s culture.

Now she's figuring out a life that she longs to have marked by gratitude and grace, good food and conversation; beauty, art and homeschooling all squeezed into a Manhattan apartment. She writes about living with intention as a wife and mother of four in the midst of a city that makes her heart beat just a little bit faster every time she walks outside at Hope With Feathers.

Kristen has a background in Early Childhood Education, spent years as a missionary in Asia and Europe, and now relishes in her role as the Editor of Mom Heart Online.  You can also find her musing on Twitter at @KristenKill

Lisa Jacobson
Lisa Jacobson

Lisa is the happily-ever-after wife of Matt Jacobson, literary agent and author, and together they enjoy raising and home-educating their 8 children. She's also rather fond of dark chocolate, French press coffee, and deep friendships (though not necessarily in that order).  She encourages women to embrace the rich life of loving relationships and the high calling of being a wife and mother. You can find her sharing her passion for husband, home, and family over at Club31Women and on Facebook

Take a look at her new book: 100 Ways to Love Your Husband

Natalie Falls
Natalie Falls

Natalie Is a wife to her best friend and mother to her three children. God changed Natalie's perspective on life when her son, Elias, was born with Down syndrome. She is passionate about writing, photography, and giving hope to others. You can find inspiration as Natalie blogs about her journey of motherhood and life at nataliefalls.com. Follow her on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Angela Richter
Angela Richter

Angela is a wife and work at home homeschooling mom to three children. She is a speaker and a blogger who has a real heart for encouraging moms in homeschooling, parenting, and connecting with their children. You can find Angela at Mom with Heart or on Twitter.

Rhonda Owens
Rhonda Owens

Gifted with one beautiful daughter for her tenth wedding anniversary and another for her twentieth, high school English teacher turned freelance writer/homeschooling mom Rhonda Owens is thrilled to be back in the “writing saddle” again. Previously, her work appeared in such publications as CCM Magazine, Christian Retailing, Inspirational Giftware, Memory Makers Magazine, and Boundless.org among others. Passionate about the Word, Rhonda loves nothing more than to study scripture, talk about it, write about it, apply it, live it and teach it... all preferably accompanied by deep community and good chocolate.

Ruth Simons
Ruth Simons

Ruth is the author of Gracelaced where she writes about finding grace in the everyday life.  Her days are filled with 5 energetic boys, whom she homeschools part-time through the Classical school her husband heads and co-founded.  She has recently transitioned out of her 10 year role as a Pastor's wife through which she has consistently learned this marvelous truth that keeps her going each and every day: The Lord is not through with us yet.

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup

Ruth Soukup is a writer, photographer, DIY-er, food-lover, proud wife and mama, and a child of God, saved by grace.   Her passion is her family and creating a home filled with joy and purpose.  Her blog Living Well Spending Less follows her adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget, a journey that began after her spending became so out-of-control that her marriage was on the brink of collapse.  Eventually she has discovered that not only does she enjoy saving money, but that a life well lived is not about what we have, but who we are.  She lives in SW Florida with her husband and two daughters.

Rachel Wojnarowski
Rachel Wojnarowski

Rachel Wojnarowski is a wife, mom to 7, blogger, writer and speaker. She and her husband, Matt, enjoy caring for their busy family, whose ages span 2 years to 22 years and includes a special needs daughter. Rachel leads community ladies’ Bible studies in central Ohio and serves as an event planner. In her “free time” she crochets, knits, and sews handmade clothing. Ok, not really. She enjoys running and she’s a tech geek at heart. Rachel teaches social media and blogging classes in her local community and also speaks at Christian women conferences. Wife, mom, reader, writer, speaker and dreamer, you can find Rachel on Twitter , Facebook, and . Pinterest., as well as RachelWojo.com.

Sally Clarkson
Sally Clarkson

Sally Clarkson is the mother of four children, a popular conference speaker, and the author of numerous books and articles on Christian motherhood and parenting, including The Mission of MotherhoodThe Ministry of Motherhood, and Seasons of a Mother’s Heart.

In 1994, she and Clay started Whole Heart Ministries to encourage and equip Christian parents to raise wholehearted Christian children. Since 1998, Sally has ministered to thousands of mothers through Mom Heart Conferences, and more recently through her blogs, ITakeJoy.com (for Christian women) and MomHeart.org (for Christian mothers). Discipleship is the heartbeat of Sally’s life, whether it is in teaching and motivating other women, or in training and instructing her own children.

Shannon McKee
Shannon McKee

Shannon is a self-proclaimed putterer. She likes to dabble in this, that, and the other thing. Sometimes that creates a lot of inner turmoil and lost productivity! But, it gives her a lot to write about at her blog In a Mirror Dimly! She feels blessed to be able to write from home, directing some online publicity for a local firm in Northeast Ohio. Some things that move her: loving her Pastor-husband and their two kiddos, supporting the public school her kids attend, sharing hospitality and creating refuge, living missional, and teaching women to study the Bible. That, AND devouring dark chocolate almonds from Trader Joe's.

Tricia Goyer
Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-four books including Blue Like Play Dough, The Mommy Memoir, and The Swiss Courier. She won historical novel of the year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and the writer of the year award from Mt. Hermons Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. In 2010 she was selected as one of the top moms to follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are a part of the ministry of FamilyLife. You can join her at www.triciagoyer.com and on twitter.