DIFFERENT STORIES. SAME JESUS.
Mama of 4. Journalist turned Writer. Pastor's Wife. // IA
Kayla is a full-time journalist turned work-at-home mom to four sweet kids: Joseph, Asher, Eliza, and Abram. She frequently shares glimpses of chaos on Instagram and occasionally (let's be honest -- these days it's rarely!) blogs about faith, motherhood, and adoption at Many Sparrows.
Kayla is fueled by caffeine and hitched to a shaggy-haired pastor. Together they live in small-town Iowa, where they hope to live a story worth sharing. Kayla recently wrote Just Really Joseph, a children's book about adoption, family, and identity.
Joseph joined the Craig family in 2011 via international adoption from Nigeria. Asher joined the family the old-fashioned way in 2013. Eliza arrived in 2015 via domestic special needs (Down syndrome) adoption and Kayla gave birth to Abram soon after in 2016. (Yep, four kids in five years!)
Learn more about Kayla here.
Following Jesus. Seeking justice. Journeying downward. // FL
Lindsy loves Jesus, her husband, their five kids, hot tea, hiking in the woods, and good tattoos. Her family lives in Miami where they seek to bring the Kingdom come to the inner-city as it is in Heaven.
When she’s not homeschooling her kids or getting to know her neighbors, she writes about faith, justice, race and more on her blog lightbreaksforth.com.
Mama of 3. Writer. Campus Minister's Wife. // IA
Shannon believes that the Gospel is meant to unite us to humanity, not divide us from it. A former evangelical missionary turned unlikely Catholic, she gets swoony when you start talking about the Incarnation of Christ.
Shannon has lived with a squatty potty in Indonesia and raised a family in a community house in Texas. These days she and her husband Eric can be found searching for the upside down kingdom in small town Iowa while hosing mud off their three little boys.
Shannon blogs at We, A Great Parade, is a devotional writer for Blessed Is She, and is possibly addicted to Instagram.
Writer. Church Planter. Urban Missionary. Wife. Mom. // NC
Lori is writer who pens the nitty-gritty stories of life from the edge of the wrong side of the tracks at her blog, In the City, For the City, and you will always find her sharing snippets of neighborhood life on Instagram. She is also a regular contributor to Grace Table, a website devoted to exploring radical hospitality.
Lori and her bi-vocational church planting husband, Thad have six children who fill them up, wear them out and keep them humble. Together, they have planted Fellowship Bible Church Rocky Mount, a church on the margins of the city, for those living on the margins.
She is a passionate public school advocate, a student of radical hospitality and a perpetual plate spinner who believes that the kingdom springs up wild and free when the Church commits to wholeheartedly seek the welfare of their cities.
Church Planter's Wife. Mom of 3. Writer. Editor. Giggler. // NC
Kristi is church planter's wife, writer, editor, and mom to three pretty spectacular little girls. She and her husband moved to Asheville, NC in 2011 to plant City Church, and they still can't believe it's actually working out.
Kristi took the long way to writing and editing - she did everything from radio ad sales to working for the Governor of South Carolina before writing finally occurred to her.
After 7 years of blogging and freelance work, Kristi and now also works as an editor for a Christian publishing company, where she focuses on women's titles. She loves encouraging women to walk confidently in the freedom life in Christ brings - especially when that means writing a book with her.
Find Kristi at @kristenannjames and at www.andbabiesdontkeep.com