Isaiah 43:10 “…so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He.
Do you want to read real-life stories from women who may have some of the same experiences you may have had? Women who can relate to your needs as a woman? Women walking with Jesus are real women who face real-life just like you do. These women are different ages, stages, backgrounds and cultures who are caring, compassionate, imperfect and flawed who share the common bond of experiencing the day-to-day love and grace of Jesus and we want to share His love and grace with you.
We are so excited you have joined us and we hope you’ll read messages throughout each month and pray, laugh and even cry with us and get to know the One who truly loves you like no other–his name is Jesus.
Listed below are some of the women who will share their stories with you:
Lisa Shaw knows that Jesus’ love is the story of her life. She’s founder of LisaShawCares.com. She’s a Bible Teacher, Event Speaker, Author of You Are Beautiful in God’s Eyes, host of the Whole Woman online radio program, an ordained Pastor, Personal Christian Consultant who helps women and married couples to build and blossom in their lives and a Freelance Writer who enjoys writing over a hot cup of Chai Tea. Her most favorite role is the privilege of being wife to her husband of 24 years, Peter and Mother to two, Grandma to two and Mother in law to one. Lisa believes the quote that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. She cares. Visit with her here at www.LisaShawCares.com
Kathleen Flanagan shares a wide array of transparent life experience with her pen. Faith and family are the bookends to her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. Until her recent retirement, Kathleen juggled a career in business management and church ministry. From the vantage point of her now-senior life, she shares the very personal aspects of her walk with Jesus ~ the good, the bad and the ugly. Her sassy perspectives will make you laugh, or cry, or think deeply about the trajectory of your life. She can be reached via her Blog at Sassy Granny.
Wanda Ward is a directionally-challenged southern girl, who often finds herself lost in a good book. By day she works as a case management coordinator and spends her free time as a blogger, reader, CSS and HTML digger. She enjoys a glass of cold coca-cola, although she has found that nothing truly satisfies her thirst quite like Jesus. You can connect with Wanda via her blog, The Watered Soul or on Twitter @TheWateredSoul.
Tammy Rude is a wife, mother, and women’s leader who is living a restored, Christ-centered life. Tammy speaks and writes with transparency using lessons learned through her struggles with marriage, motherhood, depression, and ultimately through her victory by God’s redeeming power. She enthusiastically presents practical Bible-centered solutions to the problems every woman and family face. Her tender yet firm style challenges listeners and readers to lay down excuses and confront personal obstacles in the power available to them through Jesus Christ. Connect with Tammy at her blog Not Mine but God’s Story or on facebook.com/tammyrude
Marilyn Harrell likes writing, in general, but especially when I can write about Jesus speaking to me through ordinary, everyday things which magnify His presence in my life. I want to live a Christ honoring life and am active in our church, work as a volunteer in a local crisis pregnancy center, lead group Bible studies, love to cook and read, and was a homeschool mom to our three children for sixteen years. My husband and I are in our retirement years now and enjoy doing many things together. Please connect with Marilyn at her blog: Walking in Truth
Andrea Perdue. I’m a wife, mom to a blended family, nana, and friend who embraces life seeking to become the person God created me to be. My days are full, but there is always time for writing, reading, and sharing Jesus grace and love with others. It’s my prayer God will use me in the craziness of each day. Please connect with Andre at Arise2Write or on faceook.com./andrea.perdue
Kristen Schiffman is a Bible study writer and teacher who loves chai lattes and blank pages. She’s served on staff at multiple women’s ministries and is the co-founder of The Dinner Table Collective (set to launch in early 2015). You can find her online at Kristen-Schiffman.com and The Dinner Table Collective.
Stacye Earl. A native Washingtonian, Minister Stacye Earl was educated in the public school systems of the District of Columbia and Maryland Suburbs; she also attended Bowie State University. A servant at heart, Minister Earl’s desire is to be a servant to ALL of God’s children and to teach others the importance of being a SERVANT in the Kingdom of God! Minister Earl is the Founder of Standing Ready Ministries and the voice behind “Standing Ready w/Minister Stacye” and “The Morning Mustard Seed” in the Leap of Faith Network and the author of “Electrified…Tapping into the Power of Positive Affirmations” and the Executive Administrator at New Hope and Deliverance Church of Holiness in Christ; Broad Trustee and Christian Education Superintendent for the Church of Holiness in Christ Organization. Please connect with Minister Stacye on facebook.com/StacyeEarlMinistries or on Twitter @MinisterStacye
Dori Cook. I am the wife of my very best friend, the mother of two amazing kids, a sister, a daughter, a friend — but more importantly, I am a forgiven Child of God saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. I have to say that His Word really is life to me and without Him I am nothing. I think my greatest joy — outside of my wonderful husband and kids — is studying God’s Word and hearing Him speak directly to me and my circumstances. My passion is to tell others that they, too, can be changed by Jesus Christ! I would be so honored if you joined me over at my website at Far Down the Road
Isunji Cardoso started writing when she was just 8 years old. Her third grade teacher asked the class to write an original story. Her story was a hit with the class, and a writer was born! Isunji describes herself a a word-nerd who believes in the power of a good story to touch hearts, educate minds, lift spirits and even change the world. The Lord has given her many stories that she hopes to release to the world as He leads. In February 2013 Isunji published her first book, a devotional called Faith Lifts: 31 Daily Boosts for Sagging Faith which is now available for purchase. The book is designed to encourage, inspire, entertain, and, most importantly, to refresh the weary spirit. Please connect with Isunji on Twitter or Facebook.com/isunjicardoso2
Debbie Petras is originally from Long Island, New York but she and her husband Greg now live in Arizona. She worked as a cardiovascular nurse for many years but currently works with preschool children. Debbie was greatly influenced by her Christian grandparents but spent many years living a life that didn’t reflect her belief in Jesus. At her grandmother’s funeral, Debbie felt the Lord speaking softly to her heart. She returned to church and began reading her Bible. Life began to change as her love for Jesus grew and began to spill over to others. Matthew 5:16 became one of her favorite Scriptures “…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” She enjoys sharing her faith and writing on her blog Heart Choices as she inspires and encourages others.
Bernadine McIntosh is a child of God, born and raised in a small town in the Bahamas. She’s a quietly opinionated bookworm who loves family, friends, coffee, laughter and Jesus, just not necessarily in that order. You can often find Bernadine curled up in her favorite chair reading a book or writing in one. She is a work in progress whose desire is to live a life that honors God and to tell others of His love for them. Please connect with Bernadine at her blog: Trusting Him with Today.
Belinda Bullard is a wife to her best friend and a home educating mother of three. Belinda is an author and the owner of A Blessed Heritage Educational Resources, a literature-based history curriculum featuring African-American presence in history, as well as the contributions of other races to American history. A chemical engineer by formal education, she also serves as adjunct faculty for college programs specializing in adult learning. She is a regular contributor to Heart of the Matter Online and Home Educating Family. Belinda blogs at Simply Belinda and Chronicles of a Blessed Heritage
Tony Robinson is a teacher, author, devotional writer and international speaker. She is the founder of Well Watered Woman International; a ministry dedicated to encouraging, enriching and empowering women throughout the world in their walks with the Lord. Being radically changed by Gods amazing grace and love, she is passionate about seeing lives transformed and women walk in the fullness of God and His destiny for them. Tony is a woman of vision, purpose and power who brings a message of hope, encouragement and change. Her life mission is to leave an indelible mark for Christ everywhere she teaches and speaks. Tony is the wife and good thing to Reggie the love of her life and husband of over 20 years. They are the proud parents of their four amazing children. She is also the founder and owner of Tony Robinson Personal Life Training; life coaching for women. Please connect with Tony at Well Watered Woman and Tony Robinson Coaching
Adriana Shaw. A 20-something, Jesus-loving, college student majoring in nuclear medicine. She enjoys expressive writing, singing in worship to the Lord and hanging out with friends. Adriana has a heart to help other young women and men to see their potential in God. She is also the youngest daughter of Lisa Shaw.
DeLonda Adams. I am a southern girl at heart and I love me some JESUS! The Lord has brought me through so much and the only reasonable thing to do is serve Him with all I have in me. I am not about fancy words and I enjoy reaching women in an authentic way. What exactly is it that I do? I encourage, exhort, and help women to keep moving forward towards their destiny, to stand in their faith, and keep order when chaos disrupts. I am serious about God, advancing His kingdom, and doing it with excellence. Seeing women honor the Lord with their unique gifts brings me great joy. Next to Jesus I love spending time with my husband and 2 busy kids. We have a blast together. I pray that God continues to allow us to be a blessing to the people we serve for His glory alone. You can reach DeLonda at Women Resting in God’s Grace.
Journeying with you,