Guest Authors

Sara Barratt is a youth leader, writer, avid reader, chocolate lover, and “I Love Lucy” fan. She strives every day to know her Savior better and fall more in love with Him. A regular contributor for The Rebelution, Sara has been published on numerous other blogs including Know Your Value and The Overflow. Connect with her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sarabarrattauthor/

The Lord captured Leslie’s heart for biblical womanhood and revival at the national True Woman conference in 2008. Since then, she’s been spreading the message of how a woman’s femininity adorns the gospel wherever God sends her. Spend a few moments with Leslie, and you’ll catch her passion for the Word, prayer, revival and discipleship. She and her husband Mac live in the S.C. Lowcountry where she loves drinking sweet tea and encouraging women to treasure Christ above all.

Miranda Boyce is a junior at Liberty University where she studies elementary education. Her favorite things include going to used bookstores, journaling, trying new recipes, reading anything by Elisabeth Elliot, and spending time with her friends and family. She is passionate about women knowing the Word of God and hopes to someday be a Bible teacher.

Promise Bradley serves on the BeLoved team (a ministry that serves people affected by the sex industry) as Illinois Director and is an artist and cake designer/business owner in Illinois where she lives with her husband, Blake. They have two grown children, Jessica and Cody, who God gave them the great privilege to adopt as preteens and raise. Promise loves Jesus, loves His bride (the global Church), and loves the lost sons and daughters of God.

Married at age 34, Colleen Chao writes about her journey from singleness to marriage to motherhood, celebrating God's faithfulness in every season of life. A former book editor, English teacher, and youth leader, Colleen is now mastering the finer arts of diapers, dirt, and dishes. She makes her home in Southern California with her long-awaited husband and son.

Kristen Clark and her sister (LYWB.com blogger, Bethany Baird) are the founders of GirlDefined Ministries. Together they authored the book Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity, and Identity.

Jaquelle Crowe is a twentysomething writer from eastern Canada. She’s a graduate of Thomas Edison State University and co-founder of The Young Writers Workshop. She is author of This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years (2017). You can find more of her writing at JaquelleCrowe.com.

As a single young woman, Kaitlin knows the challenge of resisting the world's pull but can testify of the full satisfaction that's found only in the Lord. Her primary goal is to point the eyes of women to Jesus Christ, making Him the Lover of their soul. In her free time, she can be found either writing, painting, baking, playing piano, or reading (usually three books on the go). She also teaches Sunday school to a lively bunch of young children.

Jennifer Dumas is a twenty-something Michigander who is a lover of laughter, Jesus, flawless grammar, and “The Office.” She graduated from Eastern Michigan University, where she studied Public & Nonprofit Administration and Social Work. Her favorite pastimes include journaling, enjoying comedic entertainment, and making life decisions at Target.

Hannah Edwards has a B.A. in English and Professional Writing from Pensacola Christian College. Her greatest passion and pursuit is knowing more of Jesus Christ. She loves watching sunrises on the beach, dabbling in photography, and spending time with her family.

Nicole Forgette is from Minnesota, but resides in northern Indiana. She is currently the Digital Content and Event’s Manager for Aviva Nuestros Corazones—the Spanish division of Revive Our Hearts. She is also a volunteer in Young Life, a outreach program for teens and college students, through camps, clubs and relationship development. She enjoys extreme adventures, studying the Scriptures, coffee, and deep conversations with others. You can follow her blog on a devotional through every chapter in the Bible.

Cristi loves talking about Jesus and spending time encouraging young women to live sold out for Him. After traveling on one of Life Action Ministries’ teams working with teen girls, she now serves as an Executive Assistant for Byron Paulus, the Executive Director of Life Action Ministries (Revive Our Hearts’ parent organization). When she’s not planning every second of her boss’ day (almost) or answering emails, she spends much of her time with her local church’s youth group, discipling girls, looking forward to her next Disney trip, or shopping with her sister.

Betsy is a popular blogger and speaker with a passion to help others savor the Gospel. She manages the blogs and supervises Media for Aviva Nuestros Corazones (Revive Our Hearts Hispanic Outreach). Originally from the Dominican Republic, she now lives in North Carolina where she is (slowly) pursuing a Master’s degree in Women’s Ministries at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Most importantly, Betsy sees God’s grace in her life as His daughter and servant, as wife to Moises since 2005, and as mother to Josué and Samuel. She blogs regularly for Aviva Nuestros Corazones.

Micayla is a Kansas girl at heart with a fascination for sunrises, an infatuation with donuts and coffee, and a passion for finding joy in everyday moments. She loves encouraging others with the truth and wonder of the gospel. Micayla lives in northern Indiana and serves on staff with Revive Our Hearts.

Dannah Gresh is completely in love with her chocolate labradoodle, Stormie. (But just for the record, she doesn't like dog kisses.) She's been married to Bob for over twenty years and loves that he brings her "freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils." She's the mom to Lexi, Autumn, and Rob. Oh, and she co-wrote Lies Young Women Believe with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth!

Lisa Christine is a twenty-year-old who is saved and set apart by GRACE. She lives in the heart of the Rockies with her beautiful family of nine. She loves cats, writing for her blog A Lovely Calling, hiking, coffee, dancing in her PJs, singing, listening to Irish music and film scores, canoeing, rock climbing, cliff jumping, and anything to do with the outdoor life as long as she has coffee and her Bible!

Alathia Hayes is a graciously forgiven college sophomore with a passion for writing and strong coffee. When she’s not writing or studying, you will likely find her playing piano, perusing local used book shops, or participating in an epic round of Mario Kart with her brothers.

Oghosa Iyamu is currently completing her Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Oghosa is passionate about racial reconciliation and growing the next generation of women through biblical teaching. Oghosa is nicknamed by friends and co-workers “willow” for having fun afros!

Kim authors an internationally received e-devotional entitled "Single Moment," and has recently released the book Truth to Hold On To. She has served as a guest blogger for Lifeway's Women Reaching Women. Kim's compelling story has also been featured on Revive our Hearts. She lives and laughs often with her family near Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Laurie Krieg is the founder of Hole in my Heart Ministries, a compassionate counseling ministry for those wrestling with issues related to sexuality. Laurie blogs, mentors, speaks nationally, and podcasts. She also serves as a director on the board of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender. In her free time Laurie enjoys playing superheroes with her daughters, and running so she can eat more cookies. To learn more about Laurie and all she does visit himhministries.com.

Mindy and her husband, Jon make their home in the heartland of Lincoln, Nebraska. They’ve been blessed with a son and daughter who remind them daily of God’s goodness and grace. Mindy is a stay-at-home mom who has the privilege of working part-time for Revive Our Hearts from home. She has degrees in journalism and French and has worked in ministry for over twenty years.

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at www.apatientprocess.com with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

Lindsey Lee's greatest passion is to see the glory of Christ, cherish Him unreservedly, and assist others in doing the same. She makes her home in Toronto.

Grace McCready is a college student and writer who enjoys spending time with her family, chatting with friends, and eating sour gummy worms.

Aylín Merck is a wife & mom to 3. She lives with her family in the Middle East. She loves guacamole, peppermint lattes & all things chocolate fudge. The most important truth about her is that she is one with Christ. Her passion is to behold God's beauty in Christ Jesus & to cultivate delight in Him in all those she interacts with. You can find her on IG @aylinmerck

Lindsey Moser holds an MAR in Theology and is studying for her MA in English in Auckland, New Zealand where she is a teacher, youth minister, and avid coffee drinker. She and her husband James, a Chaplain in the Air Force Reserve, enjoy reading, walking, and watching old TV shows.

Bestselling author and speaker Shannon Popkin loves to blend her gifts for storytelling and humor with her passion for God’s Word. Shannon is the co-author of Influence: Building a Platform to Elevate Jesus (Not Me) and Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible. Shannon is happy to be sharing life with Ken, who makes her laugh every single day. Together, they live the fast-paced life of parenting three high school and college-aged kids. 

Moriah is a twenty-one-year-old who loves porch swings, wide open skies, lattes, lab puppies, and the crispness of October. Writing is like oxygen to her heart. In addition to fulfilling her role as a staff writer at Top Christian Books, she writes for her column Hope for Weary Hearts at PURSUE Magazine. You can connect with Moriah on her blog, delightinginhim.com, and social media accounts @moriahsauthor.

Hannah is a word addict, both of the written and spoken word as well as the living Word of God. She serves on staff as an audience engagement specialist with Revive Our Hearts. Half of her time is spent running interference for a marketing campaign or convincing herself she *really* should go to the gym. In the interim, she's most likely eating dark chocolate, live-tweeting Hallmark movies, or providing unsolicited fashion advice to friends and family.

Kelly has been involved in full-time student and children’s ministry for many years. Kelly is passionate about seeing young women embrace who God created them to be even in the midst of a culture that tries to steal their attention with lies. She and her husband, Chris, have two children who fill their lives with joy while constantly keeping them on their toes.

Liz Wickham is a piano teacher and new bride. She loves cooking, painting, singing, mentoring younger women, and walking on the beach in the California sunshine with her wonderful husband.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman Movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for the Word and the Lord Jesus are infectious, and permeate her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him . Her books have sold more than 3 million copies.

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