For example, the body is one unit and yet has many parts. As all the parts form one body, so it is with Christ. By one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.Whether we are Jewish or Greek, slave or free, God gave all of us one Spirit to drink (1 Corinthians 12:12-13).
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Camille is a member of several bible studies and is in the process of beginning to lead a study. She was raised as a Catholic Christian believer and has mentored a couple Confirmation candidates. She has just begun to dig much deeper into the Word and loves sharing her passion for Christ with other women.
Though she is degreed in Organizational Communications and Marketing, Camille is currently servicing agents in an insurance community in Baton Rouge. Additionally, she is expanding her career options through current dental assisting schooling. Although she is highly educated and still finding her way, she loves her creative abilities that the Lord provided in arts and writing. She also enjoys travelling and seeing God’s beautiful creations as well as relaxing in a book or biking or running in nature. She is currently a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denham Springs, LA.
My name is Desiree and I currently reside in Texas with my husband (of almost 11 years) and our 2
younger children. I am a mother of 4 with our first grandchild on the way (super excited)!! We also
have 2 dogs (Samson and Flash) and 3 cats (Deliah, Henry, and Waffles). I love to cook and bake and just be with my family. Every day is a gift and opportunity to love and I try my hardest to do just that.
Faythe and her husband, Ryan, have been married for 13 years, they currently have 12 children, 3
Golden Retrievers, and live in Southwest Florida. They have 8 children (3 of whom they adopted), and 4
foster children. Adoption, fostering, and ministry has been something God has placed in their hearts and
they’re obedient to these causes. They have been involved in various areas of ministry in the church,
having served as assistants, youth directors, children’s church directors, and held various teaching
positions. With Ryan’s current position the family travels to churches recruiting Christians to become
foster parents and bringing God into a system greatly needing Him. Their goal is to help make the church
aware of the needs and opportunities in the foster care system. They are also a host family for Safe
Families which is a program that helps to keep at-risk and in-need kids and families out of the foster care
system. Faythe and Ryan are working on the launching their ministry, Building Families. Building Families
is a faith-based family ministry whose goal is to help strengthen and restore the family unit. Faythe is also
a homeschool mom and is active in her homeschool group and co-op. Faythe along with her family also
breed and raise Golden Retrievers. She and her family are members of a large multi-site, non-
denominational church that has an outreach focus. She and her children are also members of their local
Community Bible Study (CBS group). Faythe loves evenings at the beach, reading, organizing, and
spending time with her truly one of a kind, God given family.
Heather became ordained on August 2012 as a Womens teaching Pastor. Her ordination has been her marked moment in life to keep pressing toward the high calling in this life. After a decade of leading women’s studies, mentorship and more in her home and local churches. God nudged her to move her calling forward and outward. HB MINISTIRES was launched in 2012. A ministry that travels and partners with other ministries and ministry events to inspire women in all seasons of life while building the faith.
She is a rising young author and speaker. She wrote and published her first Womens study in 2015 called RUN: Believe, Behold & Become all God has purposed for you. She currently continues to lead mini studies that she writes in her home church Northridge and many local churches. Her growing You Tube channel is also a great tool for communities to come together and do her mini studies or listen to an inspirational devotion!
Heather is currently writing and working on her second book called ALLURE. The study will help others realize that God is drawing them daily into His will for their life. She is excited to partner with Zondervan publishing with this project. Heathers speaking topics are relevant and real. She is convinced that God uses every detail in her season to provide illustrations for His timeless truths for all women. Heather resides in Livonia, Michigan with Her three children Benjamin 20, Brittani 17 and Alivia 15. She has been married for 21 years to her love and ministry partner, Daniel.
Heather’s personal desire and passion is to see other women experience freedom from their bondage of guilt, shame and fear. She wants to INVIGORATE every lady to breath in the vision God has for them in every season of life so they can RUN TO WIN. For more of how her story and calling unfolded grab a copy of her RUN book. Her marriage crisis, shame from abortion and low self worth in her days before she collided with faith will encourage all to see that what the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good in order to bring about this present result!
Ami Coote is the mother of a boy who is passionate about animals and building things. The wife to one video-game playing husband, she spends her days trying to survive the numbers that surround her at work. By night she’s a homework checking, Bible-reading, blog-writing woman with a passion for encouraging others to dig into the word of God.
Ami invites her readers to run their own race of faith – no matter what it looks like. God created unique individuals who serve Him in various ways.
Gina Glenn is mom to four nearly grown children. She serves small businesses and ministries as an online business manager. A copywriter and lover of words, she writes for several blogs, including her own. While not a Kentucky native, she has learned to call the Bluegrass her home and in her spare time enjoys study, reading, and visiting used bookstores. She REALLY loves sipping coffee with friends.
Ashley Hallman lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; with her husband Tim and their daughter Sofia.
She has an Associates degree in healthcare administration
Ashley Hallman attends Life Church in NW OKC. She is a writer and she is a Creative Assistant with Daughters of the Deep.
I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. The wide open spaces motivate me to breathe deeper and run farther than I think possible. One of my greatest joys is loving on my niece and two nephews. They remind me how great it is to be a kid again.
I earned my B.A. Secondary Education English degree from Wichita State University & my M.L.A. Literature degree from Baker University. I teach high school English Language Arts and ESL students in an urban district. My job allows me to support students as they each continually learn, try new skills, fall in love with reading and write in new ways they once thought impossible.
I have experience in leading high school, college age, and women’s bible studies, small groups, and discipleship relationships. I am also encouraged each time I teach and speak at retreats focused on teenage girls. I am a contributor of a chapter in the book Valiant Men Valued Women: A Small Book of Truths for Every Man & Every Woman by Ryan McCoskey. Using story and scripture to write and teach simultaneously excites me and humbles me.
Hey girlfriends, I’m Resealia. I think I’m the only one you’ll ever meet. I’m often asked if my name has any meaning. It doesn’t. My dad creatively named me using partly his name and his mother’s name.
I am a happy wife to my husband of almost fourteen years. I am Mama to Reese Madison. Although I may never lay eyes on her sweet face again here on earth; I’m confident I will see my sweet angel again. I am a soon-to-be mama in whatever way God chooses to fulfill this desire of my heart.
As a counselor by profession, I have a special interest in Marriage and Family Therapy. I enjoy learning, teaching, speaking, writing and encouraging through my work and ministry opportunities. My favorite ministry opportunities are to minister hope and healing to women and marriages.
I love all things feminine and great authentic conversation (no pretenses). Discussions with real down-to-earth women refresh me. I especially enjoy women who aren’t afraid to live life out loud and open themselves to community. Transparency, in my opinion is a gift to any relationship.
I cherish Sunday naps after an awesome meal. Italian and Southern cuisine rank high on my list of food preferences. I am trying to watch my carb intake and I’m slowly learning what all the ‘clean eating’ craziness is all about! I’m not a coffee girl, but I love tea! That hug in a cup speaks my love language.
I can go on and on about my likes/dislikes, etc. But at the end of the day, it’s not what really matters. What matters most is the honor I’ve been given to be a part of His story (the Gospel of Jesus Christ). You won’t find me in the Bible, but He has made my story relevant; just as real. A living epistle of sorts for those in my sphere of influence to read. A story that teaches me hard lessons and can teach others. To strengthen, to hope, to live life for Him.
I love the opportunity to write monthly for this awesome community of women, Daughters of the Deep. I can’t wait to see all God is going to do through this ministry!
I also blog at my personal blog, The Heart Spa, www.theheartspa.blogspot.com.
Born and raised in Canada’s Capital, Kristy Joy has been blessed by a life full of love and laughter. She met her husband while completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in British Columbia, and together they vowed to travel the world. In the meantime, they’ve been married for 14 years, moved back to Ottawa, have one bright and vibrant son, and have seen eight countries together… so far so very very good!
About four years ago, a monkey wrench was thrown into Kristy’s life when she was in a car accident and sustained a Minor Traumatic Brain Injury. As a result, she left the bustling life of a working mom to stay home and heal. While the healing journey continues, God has revealed the most tremendous of bright sides – Kristy has discovered a great calling in her life to Art and Write. God put a seed in her heart to start worshipping through art, which grew into sharing that art and the heart changing processes behind it on her Instagram account. And, as we all know, God is always one to keep us on our toes; soon the passion grew in Kristy’s heart to start writing more personal and in-depth devotional content – and here we are today.
Fun Facts About Kristy:
- She’s been on short term Missions trips to Cuba and China. She dreams of one day doing a “Mommy and Son” mission trip when her son gets a little older.
- When she was a teenager she took opera singing lessons. She used to sing on the worship team at church (but not operatically).
- She had never ever painted before she started Bible Journaling approximately two years ago.
- Her life verse is: Jeremiah 29:11 (and surrounding verses) “ ‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ “
I am an encourager with a heart for women. My devotion-journal, A Pruned Branch, was self-published in 2004 and is a compilation of 365 devotions for women in all walks of life. APB is full of practical principles for all, from the baby Christian to the mature believer. I have self-published ten books to date, including the 31-Days Series – all can be found on Amazon.
The Lord delivered a message of Hope deep within my soul in 2002. Jesus, the Hope-giver met me in my hour of need and my heart overflowed with hope – the theme of my life since that time has been HOPE!
I am the mother of three adult children, grandmother (a/k/a Mimzy) to 21-year old Hannah and 14+ year old Simon, and I am the wife of one man and together we share our love with one awesome dog, Sam! My husband, Lowell, and I attend Community Church in Mountain City, Tennessee. I enjoy writing, reading, organic gardening, traveling, and spending time with our family. I can be found musing and sharing at hopehearthome.com
I love the Lord with every fiber of my being and my life’s purpose is: That I may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10 (NKJV) My life vision is: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in Truth. 3 John 4
Tina was born in London, UK but grew up in Nigeria after her parents returned there. She has since returned to London where she currently resides.
She became a Christian after having been forced to attend a church programme by a friend. She decided to attend just ONCE (or so she thought) and met the Lord there. Her life has never remained the same since.
Lisa Anne Tindal is the Executive Director of a non-profit that advocates for those with mental
illness, supports women and children who are homeless and provides critical education and
support regarding suicide prevention. Lisa’s motivation for helping others comes from the truth
of “But for the grace of God, there go I.” Lisa is married and has two adult children, one a
teacher and the other a Senior in college. Lisa feels it is a calling, for each of us, to recognize the
treasures God’s planted inside us to be developed and used to turn others towards Christ. It’s
grace, amazing grace that has sustained me so that I am fully pursuing what I consider my two
treasures, writing and painting. I pray for my borders to be enlarged through opportunity and I
consider each opportunity given me is a chance to say, “thank you, God.” for giving me this
ability that so nourishes my soul and hopefully the souls of others.
Leila Tualla is a Filipino American writer, poet, and Christian author. She is a 2 time Preeclampsia Survivor and Advocate, and blogs about “Life after Preeclampsia,” at www.tuallaleila.blogspot.com. After her second baby, Leila had postpartum depression. She is thankful that her family and those who supported her, stood with her and helped pull her out of her darkness. Her faith in Christ was, and continues to be, her daily lifeline. Leila is humbled and grateful for God’s saving Grace.
When she’s not writing about her Preeclampsia or postpartum journey, or chasing after her tiny miracle bosses, she can also be found buried in books. Leila reads various novels throughout the year and her book reviews can be found at www.leilatualla.com.