Our Contributors

Angela-Reed

Angela B. Reed

Angela is a naturally caffeinated communicator and connector who is passionate about people and the stories we all possess. She is committed to stewarding her God-given gifts as a speaker, writer, corporate program leader, and creative to connect and inspire others around the world and right next door. Angela attributes her southern upbringing as the foundation for her adoration of magnolia trees, historic homes, classic cars, and homemade lemonade!
Brittany-Ann

Brittany Ann

Brittany Ann is an ECPA bestselling author, speaker, and founder of EquippingGodlyWomen.com, a popular Christian-living website dedicated to helping busy Christian moms find practical ways to go “all in” in faith and family. You can learn more about Brittany’s latest books, Fall in Love with God’s Word and Follow God’s Will, on her website.

Chelsea Dyck

Heyo! My name is Chelsea, I am a wife of 21 years and a mom of two boys, living in Minnesota. I do anesthesia by day and I am a full time boy mom at night. I enjoy writing about real life. The mess, the redemption, and everything in between. On a given day, you could find me, dirt biking, four-wheeling, or at a hockey game. I am along for the ride of life with you, I just happen to write about it as I go. 

Dana Carrington

Dana Carrington loves Jesus and words. A southern transplant now living in the national capital region, she reads travel guides for fun and has an extensive song lyric database in her brain which comes in handy for games of Name that Tune on road trips. She understands fruitcake’s bad rap is well-deserved, but is willing to bet her family’s recipe will change hearts and minds. Her husband and four kiddos are her greatest delight.

Debbie Alsdorf

Debbie Alsdorf has a mission to help women live a better story. She has spent most of her adult life in vocational ministry— teaching and leading women. She is a speaker, author and a literary agent with Books and Such Literary Management. Debbie and her husband have raised a blended family of four children who have blessed them with ten little ones who affectionately call her Grammy. She loves dance parties with the grandkids, deep connection with friends  and a good cup of coffee. Debbiealsdorf.com

Elise Brandon

Elise Brandon is a confident writer who plays in the space where research and creativity collide. She is studying professional writing at Taylor University while freelancing for Christian organizations. She likes to smile, rescue pretty leaves from the sidewalk, and pray with people. If you watch her for long enough, you’ll probably see her laughing at her own puns, inhaling sunlight, or splashing in puddles.

Gabbi Hartzell

I am a Jesus follower who is passionate about moving His mission forward! Along with the roles of wife and mother to three spunky little girls, I am also the founder of The FlourishFactory (a nonprofit for women in my community), an inspirational and motivational speaker, a seminary student, and am currently writing my first book all about pursuing the purpose God has given you and running your race! To connect further, to connect with me you can  find me on social media.

Jean Thomason

Jean Thomason has more than thirty-five years of experience as a musical performer, worship leader, songwriter, author, and conference speaker to women, parents, teachers, and children’s ministers. She is also the living embodiment of the joyful children’s musical character, Miss PattyCake Through this brightly costumed character, Jean plants biblical truths into little lives, teaching God’s Word through music, stories, and fun activities, while helping equip parents to lay a spiritual foundation.

Her recently published book is Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Lives. Additionally, Jean is the brand ambassador for Momentum Influencer Network, a community of faith and family bloggers. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Franklin, Tennessee.

LaTan Murphy

LaTan Roland Murphy is a lover of people and strong coffee. She is a sought-after speaker and award-winning writer who finds encouraging others her passion and purpose. Speaking with candid humility and raw honesty, LaTan draws from her own real-life mistakes and failures, inspiring audiences with hilarious personal stories. She and her husband, Joe, recently celebrated thirty-eight years of marriage. They will be the first to tell you they are still growing up together. She and Joe have three adult children: two sons and a daughter. They are blessed to have a loving son-in-law and daughter-in-law who feel more like biological children. In her spare time LaTan enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren, who totally captivate her heart. Author of: Courageous Women of the Bible.
latan.murphy@latanmurphy.com
Latanmurphy.com

Laura Richie

Laura Richie is a wife, homeschooling mom, and registered nurse. A missionary kid for several years, Laura confesses she didn’t truly understand her need to be rescued until later in life. Now she delights in sharing the beauty and grace of her Rescuer through her books, The Advent Storybook and The Easter Storybook. Laura resides in Oklahoma with her husband and four children.

Mandy Johnson

Mandy Johnson is a wife, mom, writer, and speaker who loves encouraging women in their faith. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee where you’ll find her chasing her toddler son around a playground, leading fitness classes at Fit Factory Nashville, or cheering on the Clemson Tigers! You can read more from Mandy at mandycjohnson.com.

Maribeth Dodd

Maribeth is a creative, get-outta-the-box instigator with over twenty years’ experience leading and encouraging people professionally. You could call her a business exec, speaker, blogger, worship leader, podcaster, entrepreneur, or mentor, but whatever you do, don’t call her late for Taco Tuesday. MB loves lighting a fire under people who want more for their lives. She believes if you invest in building incredible people, you can grow an incredible organization. In her free time, you can find her cooking authentic Mexican food with her husband, Chris, at their home in Tennessee and trying to keep their four boys from tracking mud through the house.

Athena Avellanet

Athena Avellanet is a devoted wife and mother. She is passionate about empowering women to get closer to God and find their identity in Him. Through insightful teachings and authentic testimonies, Athena hopes to encourage women to be who God created them to be right where they are, from the kitchen to the office. Through uplifting posts, speaking engagements, or face-to-face conversations, Athena genuinely desires to encourage women to embrace their unique journeys and find rest in God’s unwavering presence.

Maribeth Dodd

Maribeth is a creative, get-outta-the-box instigator with over twenty years’ experience leading and encouraging people professionally. You could call her a business exec, speaker, blogger, worship leader, podcaster, entrepreneur, or mentor, but whatever you do, don’t call her late for Taco Tuesday. MB loves lighting a fire under people who want more for their lives. She believes if you invest in building incredible people, you can grow an incredible organization. In her free time, you can find her cooking authentic Mexican food with her husband, Chris, at their home in Tennessee and trying to keep their four boys from tracking mud through the house.