Blog Contributors

Amy Alves

Amy lives in the great state of Maine along with her family on 14 acres. She is a wife, mother of 3, writer, Life Coach, ice cream addict, and a passionate God seeker! She loves uncovering God’s purpose for her and His abundant life each day.

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Dayna Bickham

Dayna is a writer and speaker from the Houston, Texas. A wife and mom of two teen girls she loves to cook, garden, and spend time with her family.

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Beth Blair

Beth Blair is a wife, mother and writer. She’s always looking for a way to challenge herself and inspire others to do the same. She has always had a zeal for travel and adventure which triggered her background in the airlines as well as her writing career. She is the author of Break into Travel Writing (Hodder and Stoughton, 2012; McGraw-Hill, 2013).

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Alicia Economos

Alicia is the founder and director of “WOW! Wholehearted Living.” A certified trainer for The People Skills Series, author and heart coach, Alicia is also a sough-after speaker. Audiences everywhere benefit from her tremendous insights, heartfelt enthusiasm and surprisingly simple approach to living wholeheartedly. Drawing from twenty-plus years of working with clients, Alicia presents the steps for women to gain healthy relationships; with themselves, food, their body and God. With a direct and sometimes humorous approach, she shares her own personal challenges and success stories that provide encouragement and hope. She is passionate about helping women gain freedom and peace in their own lives, and discovering the joy of living wholeheartedly!

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Elizabeth Hagen

A nationally recognized business coach, professional speaker, organization expert, and author — Elizabeth Hagen started her business in 2000, after nineteen years as a stay-at-home mother to five incredible children. Her mission is to encourage, nurture, and support an environment of excellence for thus whose lives the touches. She’s encouraged thousands to have more courage, more focus, more momentum, and be more productive at work and at home. Elizabeth is the author of Organize with Confidence, Confidence: Now is Your Time, Growing Your Business with Confidence, and coauthor of Focus, Organization, and Productivity. Elizabeth has been married since 1979 to her best friend, Dr. Bruce Jon Hagen. Now more than ever we need to hear a message of renewal and this is exactly what Elizabeth will offer us! Elizabeth and her family live in Sioux Falls, SD.

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Patti Hazlett

Patti Hazlett is a later-in-life Christian who is still discovering what it means to follow Jesus daily. She approaches every day with the prayer to maximize each moment for His glory. She is a wife, mom, marketing/PR expert, and sports/fitness nut who is training for her first half-marathon.

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Jill Hart

Jill Hart’s entrepreneurial career began in her teens when she spent a summer working with her father who ran his own business. When he put her in charge of a Coke machine and allowed her to keep the profits, she saw the benefits of being her own boss. She is the founder of the popular Christian work-at-home website, Jill has articles published in In Touch Magazine, P31 Woman magazine and Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family, as well as across the web on sites like She is the author of So You Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom and speaks to audiences around the country about faith, business and leadership topics.

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Deborah Hightower

Deborah Hightower’s hyphenate: financial consultant-speaker-songwriter-singer-author-expansion expert. In the financial arena, Deborah helps individuals, corporations, and organizations develop and implement comprehensive plans for accumulation and/or distribution of wealth. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a minor in Communication; a Master’s Degree in Organization and Management; and is well on her way to completing a PhD in Leadership. She holds several professional designations and is well versed in the challenging financial issues of today.

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Teri Johnson

Teri is the President and Founder of Keeping it Personal.  She is a writer, speaker, and sought-after personal growth expert.  Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick — along with running and taking pictures.  She’s passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many.  Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God.

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Gaye Lindfors

Gaye loves to laugh, and isn’t afraid to poke fun at her own mishaps. With authenticity, passion, and humor, she helps women develop a deeper and richer faith life while they reconnect to what matters most. As an observer of life in the real world, Gaye shares encouraging stories from the heart that engage and inspire her audiences and readers. Through her speaking and writing, she helps women discover more focus, more courage, more hope, and more peace in their daily living. Gaye is the author of God, Girlfriends, & Chocolate and is a contributing author to Don’t Miss Your Boat: Living Your Life With Purpose in the Real World. Gaye and her husband live in St. Paul, MN. She considers the times spent laughing with her sisters (‘til it hurts!), to be some of life’s best moments.

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Shannon Milholland

Shannon is a morning runner, an afternoon carpooler and all-day lover of Jesus.  She is the author of Jesus & My Orange Juice, a fresh-squeezed oasis for ordinary living. She finds joy among piles of laundry and miles of carpools and delights in leading others to this place of contentment in life. She presents the gift of prayer in her free 30 day prayer guide PrePrayed: Preparing for Life’s Events. She is a frequently published author. Most recently, she was a contributing author to Always There: Reflections for Moms on God’s Presence.  As a speaker, Shannon is straight forward about her own struggles. She is a compassionate advocate fighting for victory in the life of her audience with a message of hope and encouragement.  When not writing or speaking, she enjoys her favorite job of wife to Scott and mom to four daughters from preschool to high school.

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Wendie Pett

Wendie Pett is a nationally renowned fitness expert and coach, mother, speaker, author and creator of the Visibly Fit™ exercise program. Her many Visibly Fit™ instructional DVDs teach wellness maximization through the balance of mind, body, and spirit as well how to use your body as your gym.  gym (and saving hundreds in membership fees).

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Julie Saffrin

Julie is the author about the power of gratitude called BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life as well as numerous articles and essays. She received her bachelor’s degree in print journalism and English from the University of St. Thomas. She divides her time between her home in Minneapolis and her Adirondack chair at her cabin on a lake in Ottertail County with her husband Rick, sons Sam, Joe and Jake, and a golden retriever named Mick.

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Carey Scott

An inspirational speaker and writer, Carey is honest about her walk with the Lord; stumbles, fumbles and all.  Her goal is to challenge women to be real with themselves, others and God.  She is passionate about encouraging women to give up a life of mediocrity, and instead live abundant, transformed, joy-filled lives. She discusses raising Godly kids, redefining our value, managing fear, healing broken marriages, and seeing God in everyday life.  She is a happily married mom of two and lives in Colorado.  Together, they laugh a lot, play a lot… and have a great time as a family.

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Kelli Wommack

As a motivational speaker and writer, Kelli loves helping people discover who they are in Christ and what they are living for. (Ephesians 1:11 MSG) She writes about this regularly on her blog, Living for ONE.  In addition, she is blessed to serve on ministry staff at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia where she coaches individuals to find their own ministry niche. Kelli enjoys life with her loving, funny, yet quiet husband, and her two loving, funny, and not so quiet daughter and son. In her abundant spare time (ha!), she enjoys frappacinos, fro yo, and friends.

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