These are the women who write regularly for (in)courage. Every day they take turns pulling up a chair to share their stories of what Jesus looks like in their every day, gloriously ordinary, and often messy lives. Meet these wonderful women — and check out their spotlight posts!
Alia Joy is an author who believes the darkness is illuminated when we grasp each other's hand and walk into the night together. She writes poignantly about her life with bipolar disorder as well as grief, faith, marriage, poverty, race, embodiment, and keeping fluent in the language of hope in her book Glorious Weakness: Discovering God In All We Lack. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband, her tiny Asian mother, her three kids, a dog, a bunny, and a bunch of chickens. For her blog, visit www.aliajoy.com.
Aliza Latta is a Canadian writer, journalist, and artist, who is a huge fan of telling stories. She writes about faith and young adulthood on her blog alizalatta.com, and is the author of the novel Come Find Me, Sage Parker. Find her on Instagram as @alizalatta.
I grew up encircled by an orange grove in San Diego. After graduating from PLNU, I earned my MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot Seminary. I live in SoCal with my husband, Sam, and we have five lovely little children. I write daily on IG and I’m the founder of The Moms We Love Club. My favorite color is orange.
Anna E. Rendell
Anna E. Rendell is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul. She serves as the Digital Content Manager at (in)courage, and lives in Minnesota with her husband and their three kids. She loves a good book, a great latte, and walking her dog (not all at the same time.)
Becky loves serving as (in)courage’s Community Manager. She is a speaker and author of No Better Mom for the Job. Becky is a huge fan of Voxer, Sunday naps, and championing women. She lives near Los Angeles and loves hiking shady trails with her husband and three spirited sons.
Bonnie Gray is the author of Whispers of Rest and Finding Spiritual Whitespace, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at TheBonnieGray.com and @thebonniegray on Facebook/Instagram/YouTube.
Dawn Camp is an Atlanta-based writer, photographer, and essential oil slinger currently juggling two life stages: mom to three teens and five adult children, mimi to five adorable grands. She enjoys weekly movie date nights with her husband of 30-something years and a steaming cup of Earl Grey. Her new books It All Began in a Garden and It All Began in the Garden Essential Oils Day Book release in September 2020 and January 2021.
Dorina Lazo Gilmore
Dorina is a multicultural speaker, author, Bible teacher, foodie, mentor, and trail runner. Her devotional, Walk, Run, Soar, will be released from Bethany House in September 2020. She helps people navigate grief and chase after God's glory. Dorina and her husband Shawn are raising three brave girls in Central California.
Grace P. Cho
Grace P. Cho is the (in)courage Editorial Manager. In the middle of her years in church ministry, she sensed God moving her toward writing, to use her words to lead others in a broader context. She coaches writers, mentors leaders, and believes that telling our stories can change the world. She'd love to connect with you on Instagram!
Holley Gerth is a bestselling author who loves encouraging the hearts of women through words. She does so through books like You're Already Amazing and Fiercehearted. Holley is a beloved daughter of God, wife to Mark, Mama to Lovelle, and Nana to Ellie. She'd love to have coffee with you one day.
Jennifer Dukes Lee
Author Jennifer Dukes Lee and her husband live on the family farm, raising crops, pigs, and two humans. She’s a fan of dark chocolate, emojis, eighties music, bright lipstick, and Netflix binges. She wants to live life in such a way that you can’t help but want more of Jesus.
Jennifer is a mixed media artist living in rural Nebraska - gravel roads, fresh air, peace and quiet. She is married to her best friend, her patient and supportive husband, Heydon. Art has been a lifelong passion of hers. She has been blessed to know since she was young that art was the gift GOD granted her for this journey. She wants her work to reflect the beauty of God and she hopes it brings joy and inspiration to those who see it. You can read her words and see more of her art on Studio JRU.
Jen encourages women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives at BeautyandBedlam.com. A popular speaker, worship leader, and author of Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation, Jen lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, and a sofa for anyone who needs it.
Karina Allen is devoted to helping women live out their unique calling and building authentic community through practical application of Scripture in an approachable, winsome manner.
Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.
Kristen Strong, author of Back Roads to Belonging and Girl Meets Change, writes as a friend offering meaningful encouragement for each season of life so you can see it with hope instead of worry. She and her US Air Force veteran husband, David, have three children and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Lucretia is the creator of Brownicity.com. She is a wife, mom of three, and a former college professor, whose passion for racial healing led her to author What LIES Between Us: Fostering First Steps Towards Racial Healing, and speak at TEDx Charlotte and Q Ideas Charlotte (2017).
Mary is a writer and speaker who lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons – but lives because of God’s grace. She writes about giving up on perfect and finding truth in unexpected places at MaryCarver.com. Mary and her husband live in Kansas City with their two daughters.
A three-time tongue cancer survivor and mama of children from “hard places," Michele Cushatt is a (reluctant) expert on pain, trauma and the deep human need for connection. Her most recent book, "Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves", wrestles with the dogged presence and affection of God in places of suffering. Michele lives in Colorado with her husband and their six children, ages 13 to 28. Find out more about Michele and Relentless at www.MicheleCushatt.com/Relentless.
Michelle Reyes, Ph.D., is an Indian American pastor’s wife, writer, and activist. She is also the editor of The Art of Taleh, a diverse Christian collective, and is passionate about faith, culture, and solidarity. Michelle lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two kids. Follow her on IG @michelleamireyes.
Patricia Raybon, an award-winning author and journalist, grew up in a time of hate, but found God's love in a time of need. Serving from Colorado, she writes on faith, race and grace -- seeking to inspire healing in Christ. Join her on the journey at patriciaraybon.com.
Renee Swope is a Word-lover, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She’s also best-selling author of "A Confident Heart" and "A Confident Heart Devotional," and former radio co-host of "Everyday Life With Lysa & Renee" at Proverbs 31 Ministries, where she served in leadership for twenty years. Married to J.J., they live in North Carolina and enjoy making memories with their three kiddos: Joshua (22), Andrew (19) and Aster (8) who their family adopted from Ethiopia in 2009. Renee loves pouring into, praying for and loving on women, in real life and online at www.ReneeSwope.com.
Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to age with grace and to celebrate the beauty and magic of today, and she hopes you'll join her.
Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or SarahMae.com.
Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She formerly owned a Social Marketing & Business Coaching company, and is now passionate about guiding you to your promised land. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm. Follow Stephanie on instagram at @StephanieSBryant and www.stephaniebryant.me.
Tasha is a melancholy day dreamer, a Korean girl, wife to Matt, and mama to three little warriors: two wild boys and one little lady. She loves French fries, world maps, coffee, spicy soup and wandering the world. As long as she can remember, she’s lived and stood in places where cultures collide, longing for home. Jesus found her in the middle of her lifelong homesickness, and has been leading her towards wholeness and home ever since.
Jessica Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive, and blogs on The Mom Creative. Every day is a juggling act as she balances working full-time, making memories with her family, photographing the every day and trying to be crafty. She also enjoys connecting with online friends via Facebook, Twitter and her latest addiction, Instagram. Jessica and her husband, Matthew, live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their three children, Elias, Adeline, and Ezra.