Fearlessly expanding the feminine voice in our churches, communities
Whether I'm writing novels, designing a space, in ministry to women or teaching, I am called to not merely invent or create, but to a life-long pursuit of seeing, savoring, telling and reflecting, with passion and authenticity, the infinite worth and beauty of God to those in need of his love, grace and redemption.
Author. Mother. Activist.
“I’m only one woman, who lives in one town, who goes to one church and who has one voice, but I have come to believe all our ones add up and together we can make a difference.”
Author. Gardener. Teacher.
Writing for the cultivation of the garden of our hearts with stories that will scatter seed, eliminate weeds, flower and flourish.
I am telling a different story about unplanned pregnancy and abortion. A story of hope, compassion, common ground and real solutions. A story that reflects God’s heart for both the woman and the child.
Anna writes from her experience in ministry, education of an MDiv and Child Psychology, job with foster children, call in motherhood, and passion for the hurting world to raise parents, educators and pastors in the whys and hows of empowering youth and children to know God's global call and serve Him now.
Author, speaker, theologian, mom. Opening the backdoor of the imagination so the Holy Spirit can slip through.
Every day I hope to take another step closer to being the me that God sees and to craft a few words that help other women become who God designed them to be.
Sharing God’s goodness in the center of life’s brokenness. Meadow Rue Merrill writes for adults and youth from her home in Midcoast Maine.
As a mother of five, I write in the margins of my days, looking to trace the movement of God and still the whir and whirl of my own life.
Lesley loves Shauna Niequist's charge: "If you're a person of faith, it is your responsibility to tell God's story, in every way you can." Lesley covers topics such as how to live authentically in a digital world, the intricacies of female friendship, and journeying through cancer.
Mom. Journalist. Fiction writer for youth. I write stories to help people discover and soar.
As a creative nonfiction writer, I attend to the "burdens of our witnessing"---my own and many others'--- to bring the beautiful sword of God's fresh words to our real flesh lives.
Flawed, forgiven and learning to live in God's grace.
I write and speak about pursuing holiness, building healthy relationships, exploring how our faith can help make sense of a confusing world, health/aging issues, and clinging to God in the midst of long-term challenges.
Jan May is a freelance writer of faith activities for kids with Thriving Family Magazine. She enjoys passing on her 27 years of parenting experience to encourage moms and dads that with God’s help, they can raise the next generation to impact this world for Him.
Writing and speaking at the intersection of beauty and theology, I weave personal narrative and questioning with the grand story of God's Kingdom purposes as revealed in his Word. I'm passionate about loving the last and those considered the least, gender reconciliation, and generally living out the good news that Jesus is King.
I am a social justice advocate, photographer, writer, creative, lover of cultures and the word whimsy. I write about imparting a theology of justice to our children in bite-sized chunks.
I have this deep-down belief that every person's story is part of God's grand epic, in which all things meant for evil are turned to good. I want all the stories I write to remind people of this wonderful truth.
Sherrie is writing for the voiceless, the profoundly "other" and those who care.
Whitney Simpson is a seeker, writer, teacher, retreat leader & spiritual director offering encouragement and companionship for the journey toward wholeness and the gift of God's peace.
psychologist. mom. author. wife. believer in Jesus & grace.
Authentic ambassador inciting an awakening of the status quo
I write, ponder and speak about the spiritual journey. Parenthood and identity, sexuality and prayer, midlife, weakness, and a whole lot more.
Jesus-follower. Wife. Mom. Friend. Play-date champion. Word nerd. Bible teacher. Writer. Addicted to ice-cream and the sound of my children laughing.
Wife to childhood sweetheart, Mama to one princess and three princes, Daughter of the King. Encouraging women to find joy and embrace grace through the mess and magnificence of each day.
As a writer, attorney, and mother of four, Jamie's words reflect her passion for family, her dedication to social justice, and her unwavering faith in God's amazing grace.
I write about my experience as a layperson digging deeper into God's Word and the practical application it offers to transform our lives from the depths of our being to our daily interactions with the world around us.
Passionate about moving forward in life with joy, vigor, and courage, I love being a woman alongside other women living out the transformational journey God has for each of us.
My aim is to awaken myself and others to the creative, redemptive work of God in this present moment. I am striving to see beauty, learning to expand my perspective, praying to keep my eyes and heart open. Come and find Him with me.
I am a stay-at-home-mom who writes and speaks about the bible, women's issues, and shameless living in order to empower women to take up all the space God has for them.
Jesus chaser. Non-profit consultant. Adoptive Mother. Contemplative writer. I write because God gave me voice.
Sheli is a prodigal daughter living her life as a redeemed child of the King.
I believe each moment in life matters, and that we can discover the sacred in the seemingly mundane.
Inspiring people to believe, love and live God's word.
I write broadly because life is broad. I share deeply because we are not meant to root on surface soil. And when I write, I'm barefoot. For I know, this is holy ground.
I encourage women to see themselves as God sees them — redeemed in his image, strong helpers, and spiritual warriors. Women too can use their influence to humbly lead, disciple, and advance God's kingdom. May we faithfully commit to this work together.
My passion is to build up the kingdom of God by building up women, encouraging them to live into the fullness of everything God created them to be.
Wife, mom, missionary. I write from a cross-cultural perspective inspiring women to view the world through Missio Dei.
The world is dripping with God's life, quivering with his presence. Our beautiful God desires that we too possess the abundantly overflowing life that he provides through Jesus and that it flow through us into the lives of others. I contemplate and write about the eternal implications of our life in God and of being God's beloved children
Julie is passionate about encouraging moms to be godly role models within their family and community. Her unique experiences as an educator, minister, and writer has helped her to educate, equip, and empower women to be confident and intentional in their life-long parenting role.
I write about the difficult questions and refuse to settle for easy answers, because an authentic life demands more than platitudes. Hopefully I can make a difference by telling my story.
One day at a time, one word at a time.
After re-purposing my life from single under-cover missionary to working wife/moonlighting writer in suburbia, I’ve discovered the joy of pursuing dreams God embedded in my heart as a child. I want to inspire other women to find their unique voice.
Stephanie S. Smith is a 20-something writer, editor, and book publicist addicted to print and pixels, and in love with the Incarnation and the embodied faith that it brings.
Motherhood is not a competitive sport. I write to encourage and equip moms to live authentically into who God created and called them to be, free from the fear of not being a "good mom."
Helping people live well, love well, and lead well.
Writer, student, teacher, AIDS activist
Daughter of God...theologian...writer...wife...spiritual pilgrim...Mom...feminist...woman, in progress... I write about the intersection of faith and life because theology is in all things.
Here’s what I believe deep down into my bones…I'm absolutely convinced that our best life stories come from the point where our brokenness is covered over by God's love.
Encourager. Through writing and speaking worldwide, I seek to encourage God’s children—especially his daughters—to believe God for the more he wants to do in them and through them.
Martin Luther said, "If you want to change the world pick up your pen." I want to change the world. And although I am a sinner doubter and uneven performer I fiercely pick up my pen.
Hip hop dancer, social justice advocate, mom, culture rebel. Connie writes to those hungry to escape the mundane and create the culture God envisions.
I am an Asian-American Christian woman, wife, mom, and cancer survivor. My different worlds influence who I am, how I lead, and the way I connect with God and others.
My journey through cancer taught me that life is a gift. I write to encourage women to press on through adversity.
Whether writing fiction or non-fiction, spending time with my grandkids, or fulfilling my role as pastor’s wife, my passion is to demonstrate what it means for us uniquely as women to have Christ permeate every area of our lives.
I’m pretty convinced that embracing who we truly are—God’s beloved—and behaving as if others are too—by living Jesus’ love in the world, especially among those living on the world’s margins—is who we’re made to be. So let’s do this thing, people.
Redbud Favorite Reads on Spiritual Formation
by Suzanne Burden
If you had to pick just one resource on spiritual formation, what would it be?
If you are stumped, you are not alone. I asked my fellow members of Redbud Writer’s Guild the same question and my sisters struggled to narrow it down. Here’s to the amazing ladies who managed the great feat of picking just one:
One last note: one of our own, Kelli Trujillo, wrote a book on disciplines, The Busy Mom’s Guide to Spiritual Survival.
Your turn: If you had to pick one resource on spiritual formation what would it be and why?
Among other things, I am a storyteller, a writer and a theologian who is still finding-my-way. But most especially, I am God’s beloved. I am the one that Jesus loves, and he delights in me. It took years for me to speak these words out loud, to own their significance and weight, to utter them with assurance. Now that I have, I find myself on a mission to empower others to say the same.
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