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Salt + Sparrow Contributors
Allyson Gott is a small-town librarian with a love of writing. She spends her spare time working as a freelance writer. Allyson enjoys writing about what she knows: her faith in God, her many dogs, and mental health. Her works have been published in GirlSpring Magazine and numerous blogs. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in English, and will be completing it in 2022.
Amanda is a Life Transformation Strategist and Relationship Coach, mentoring women around the world on how to overcome hurt from heartbreak and step into new beginnings. As a speaker, nurse, creator of the Let Go and Let God Movement, and Founder of Breath of Life, she helps women find complete internal healing using her inner heart healing method and teaches them the way to walk in wholeness, freedom, and fullness. As a former pediatric nurse and health and fitness coach, she took her passion for healing and wholeness and expanded it to not just include external healing, but to also include internal healing. Amanda is passionate about people, healing, words, bright colors, walking in wholeness, living in fullness, life transformation, external and internal health, and traveling the world to make a difference in the lives of others.
Amy Senter is a Christian Lifestyle Blogger and Artist from Fort Worth, Texas. Since struggling with Late Stage Lyme Disease in 2014, she writes to empower and encourage women all over the world to live their lives with intention through personal and spiritual growth. She lives with her husband of 16 years and their two children.
Angel Baker is a mom, wife entrepreneur and animal lover. A former Vet Tech, she has now recently been called to work in God’s ministry and also helps her husband run their family owned construction business. In her free time she loves writing, reading, horseback riding, spending time with friends and family, and sipping coffee from the front porch of her old farmhouse.
Annie Chikonjiwe is a Christian and lifestyle blogger who created a website for people to ask questions that they feel they need answers to, so it’s safe to say her website isn’t just hers but yours too! So please feel free to subscribe to her newsletter as well as email her anything you feel you need an answer to and she will gladly answer it on her website. She believes her mission in the Christian community is to make people feel accepted and loved just as Christ does to her and really be a reflection of how a life with Christ is cool and fun.
Bre is a young, Christian wife and mother who strives to find the joy of God in all things. She is passionate about encouraging others in discipleship, family life, wholesome food, and natural living.
Brittany Shields is a stay-at-home mom of 4 kids under 6. She loves to read and write. She has a passion for sharing truth and does it on her blog, Shelf Reflection, where she reviews and recommends books and blogs about what God is teaching her through what she reads. When she’s not reading, she enjoys playing games with friends and family, being outside (when it’s warm), and goofing off with her really tall husband.
Caity is a young woman who has long wrestled with the tension between standing on God’s Word and living in a culture that dethrones God at every step. As a stay-at-home mama to four littles, she fills all of her “spare time” with writing, being outdoors, and soaking in God’s Word. She loves to encourage other women to pursue the transformation that God offers, and she does so via her podcast and her soon-to-be-published first book!
Cara Blondo has been serving the Lord in various capacities for the past 20+ years, and desires to lead women into a deeper relationship with Christ and a greater understanding of the beauty and impact of God’s Word in their daily lives. Through her blog, The One Thing Desired, various YouVersion devotional plans, and podcast, Perspective Shifts, she hopes to offer encouragement to help shift women’s perspective upward, see His beauty in their ordinary, and choose Him as their one thing desired. Cara is married and has four children. She would love to connect with you on Instagram @the_one_thing_desired.
Chelsea Bouknight, or Chelsea Bee, is a Georgian who loves coffee, nature, and things that smell good! She has been blogging for years, but recently launched a new website for her blogs. Chelsea write about life lessons she’s learning, mental health, hobbies, food and coffee. Be sure to check out her site and subscribe for updates!
Christine Bowden is a clinical herbalist-nutritionist, conservationist, and yoga and meditation practitioner living in eastern Colorado. As the founder of The Earth’s Choice Apothecary, Christine strives to use her faith to serve the community and the planet, through the lens of healing, restoration, and advocacy for all Creation. With her service dog Alo, and her two black and white cats, she is an avid competitive swimmer and has plans to race in Ironman Finland 2024. Christine had an 11 year Army career, and as a retired combat veteran, she has a diverse background which allows her to reach multiple populations.
Cori is a girl on a mission: a mission to show the world her love for Christ and to share with the world all that the Lord has shown her over the past 20 years. She started her blog in September of 2020 after she heard the Lord whispering to her heart. She has always kept a journal for as long as she can remember, and now she uses those journal entries to write on her website Today’s Godly Wisdom. You can find her either journaling, drinking coffee, traveling with her husband, or out in her flower garden.
Emma is a blogger. She has been doing it for 4 years but has recently made a new blog. She loves hiking, Jesus, writing, reading, and learning. She has a Bachelor’s in Marriage and Family Studies, and hopes to one day be a counselor. She and her husband have one son.
Jennifer started her blog, A Heart Full of Hope in 2020 after a dear friend encouraged her to start writing. She had kept a prayer journal for years, and those prayers and notes turned into her first blog posts. She has found so much joy in writing about her faith journey, and she hopes that her words help encourage other women to seek God above all else.
Katherine is a southern fashion and lifestyle blogger from Houston, Texas. She is currently a psychology and business student at Texas A&M University. In her free time she loves blogging, spending time with friends and family, reading her Bible, and shopping!
Katy Parker is a wellbeing writer, blogger and mental health advocate who lives in England (UK). She has worked hard to overcome her trauma, and she writes about her experiences to help others in similar situations. She continues to share her journey on her Journey of Smiley Blog.
Kayla is the content creator over at Motivation for Mom AND The Wonderful Grace of God! She is a wife and mother who loves to share all of the tips, tricks, and life lessons that she has learned over the years with all of her readers. Her primary focus is on children’s education, motherhood, faith, and healthy family relationships!
LaShae is a stay-at-home mom to two little boys living in God’s grace. Formerly a kindergarten teacher, she now blogs about raising toddlers and homemaking. Aside from family time, she enjoys writing, playing piano, and making crafts.
Lauren Elizabeth Miller is the author of Made for More: My Story of God’s Grace and Glory. Lauren serves people through words and points them to Jesus as the blogger and creator at laurenelizabethmiller.com. She earned an MBA in 2012 and uses her business degree for nonprofit work. As an adoptive mom, she has a passion for kids in need of families locally and around the world. Lauren lives in Nolensville, Tennessee, with her husband, Scott, and four children.
Lauren Larson is a grateful wife, mom to two silly and imaginative girls – Rosie (5), Ellie (2) – former pediatric RN, consummate baker, lover of family traditions, avid reader of cozy mysteries, and navigator of her daughter’s FPIES. Lauren was born in Alaska, raised by southern parents, and now lives in Washington state. She has combined her desire to feed the world delicious treats with navigating a challenging medical diagnosis for her youngest daughter to create her blog – This Bread Will Rise: Baking and FPIES. She’d love to share a cookie recipe or conversation over a hot cup of coffee with all who visit.
Lauren is a mum of two beautiful children. She has a BA in Health and Social Care, and also a Diploma in CBT. Lauren became a born-again Christian in 2004. She is transparent about her past ups and downs with mental health, depression, anxiety and self-harm. But she has learned to refocus from unhealthy and negative mindsets and lean towards Christ. Thus, the name of her ministry, ‘Mindful of Christ’. She is the author of ‘Christian Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ and ‘Indestructible Faith- Prayers & Prompts for Journaling.’ As a Speaker and Christian Life Coach she helps people to recognize & overcome unhealthy and negative mindsets and helps them to discover and step into their identity and God given purpose.
A lover of words, running, and Jesus, Leslie Jones believes a strong faith is built one intentional step at a time. Her most cherished roles are wife to restaurant-guru Kelley and mom to rambunctious Ryder. Her words have appeared in The Joyful Life, Awake Our Hearts, and Proverbs 31 ministries. In her downtime, she can be found training for her next long-distance race, sipping strong hot tea, or designing Lego creations with her son. She makes her home in the wild desert of Las Vegas. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook as @jonesleslieann.
Leslie is an editor, author, and reviewer, but editing, writing, and reviewing are not merely jobs—they are her passions. Leslie is an avid reader with an eye for detail. Leslie has been a chronic pain warrior for more than twenty years, so she is familiar with the peaks and valleys associated with living with a chronic illness. She has felt God come alongside her through His Word and remind her that the battle is His and she’s not alone. Leslie is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and The Christian PEN. Her devotional journal (HOPE Amid The Pain: Hanging On to Positive Expectations When Battling Chronic Illness and Pain) was released on October 26, 2021, with Ambassador International. She has had devotionals published in Ellie Claire/Worthy Publishing compilation books, and she’s also published flash fiction stories. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys reading, playing piano, crocheting, spending time with family and friends (and her turtle!), and rooting for the NY Giants.
Manndi Maphies DeBoef works at the UMKC School of Pharmacy and as a freelance writer in her spare time. Her greatest passion is being a boy mom to her two rambunctious, creative, endearing sons, William, age 11 and Waylan, nearly 9. Her sons never fail to provide daily entertainment, which inspires many of her writings. She also loves to write about everything from being a single mom and dating after divorce to finding love later in life, the devastation of miscarriage, the loss of a loved one and starting over. Her pieces are lovingly filled with inspiration, encouragement and always a touch of humor.
“Live a life others wish to read about.”
Mikhaela Alyssa Adarve is a DIY Travel + Sustainability Coach, who loves to share her insightful DIY travel tips, and honest food reviews, and raise the awareness of sustainable fashion and eco-lifestyle. She began reconnecting her heart with spiritual growth last year, 2021. She started to grow and have a humble heart to seek what Lord has to stay in her personal journey. So, she can stay safe and grounded by standing firm with kindness through her Faith.
Pastor Natalie has been in ministry for over 20 years with the love of her life, her husband, Pastor Chris. In 2010, God lead Pastor Natalie and her husband to start their own ministry, Resplendency. Pastor Natalie loves getting to encourage people to walk in their God given destiny. In addition, she started her blog, Let’s Take a Moment, about five years ago to write about everyday moments. Some of her blogs will include Biblical encouragement to walk out your Christian faith in everyday life. You can connect with Pastor Natalie on her socials.
Natasha Funderburk is a wife, #boymom, NASM-CPT, Nutrition Coach, Behavior Change Specialist, and freelance writer. Her articles have been featured on sites such as Her View From Home, The Huffington Post, and The Today Show Parenting Team. When not watching her son play baseball, she can be found on various writing platforms, coaching her clients to live their best lives, drinking all the coffee, and conducting living-room dance parties.
Nathalie Lu is the Yahweh-loving founder and owner of Fringe and Free. She is a stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and has a faith-first, family-second, business-third approach to her handmade home goods business. Owning a small business has allowed her faith to be reflected in the core beliefs of Fringe and Free, where they love their neighbors, use exclusively natural materials, and financially supports families in unplanned pregnancies.
Renea Linsom is a Woman of God, an encourager and a lover of people. Everyday she seeks to be a light in a dark world, she loves her husband and is seeking God for His purpose in her life. One thing you can learn from her is that even though it may rain, the sun will always shine. Stay encouraged.
Sandy Brannan, author of Becoming Invisible, So Much Stays Hidden, Masquerade, and Frozen in Time, teaches middle and high school English. She is a regular contributing writer for Calla Press. She also is a contributing writer for The Real Deal of Parenting and Her View From Home. Sandy’s idea of a perfect day is one spent creating memories with her grandchildren. This usually includes coloring and reading a lot of books.
Sarah Seefeldt is a writer of hope and wonder, seeing stories all around her. She is an avid reader, sometimes reading late into the night while squinting her eyes to keep one open. With a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, she works to strengthen families and move hurting people toward health and healing. She lives in Cairo, Egypt with her husband and four kids, where she occasionally speaks at family events and retreats. Her podcast link can be found on her website.
Susan Kelley is a wife, mom of 4, #boygrandma, chocolate lover, deep thinker, avid runner, and self-proclaimed book nerd with a very long travel bucket list. She’s a freelance writer and editor as well as a health + fitness professional with certifications from ACE (PT + Behavior Change Specialist) and Precision Nutrition. She feels she’s at her best when she’s filling her plate (and her heart) with the things that bring her happiness and helping others to do the same.
Tina is a believer in Jesus Christ, a mama to three amazing boys, a devoted wife, a writer, a poet, an amateur photographer, and a contributing writer for Her View From Home, Radiant Sisters, The Real Deal of Parenting and Calla Press. It is her daily prayer that God will continue to bless her with the truth of His Words, so that they may become expressions of His goodness. Today, and always may He use me her as His instrument to inspire and spread His Love. It is Tina’s desire to boldly share the truth of God’s Word while unashamedly expressing her heart, always with the hope that others will catch a glimpse of His.