Meet Our Contributors

Bill Grandi Portrait PhotoChrist-follower. Husband. Father. Grandfather. Pastor. Cyclist. Jigsaw puzzle-maker. Pirate baseball lover. Rock music lover. Movie watcher. Titanic buff.

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Rev BioCoffee loving Pastor, who has served in church ministry for more than 30 years. He has also served various Christian ministries in the areas of stewardship and fund-raising. Currently on staff as the Annual Fund Director at Concordia Seminary, Blake considers himself blessed to still call his alma mater home. Husband to Deb, dad, and grandpa . . . counting bonus days and praising God.

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 Christi Gee is a blogger, speaker, and marketing professional inspiring frontline difference-makers to persevere and make their mark. She merges relatable stories, relevant experience, practical life application, and foundational biblical truth. For more of her written encouragement, visit TheCheerioTrail.comor join her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Click here for her free mini-guide “6 Cries of the Heart.”
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Dawn Paoletta Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She loves hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets close to home in the smallest state in the US: Rhode Island. She blogs and shares her passion, poetry and prose Enthusiastically Dawn
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 Hi, I am Ifeoma Samuel, happily married to my sweet heart Obiora Samuel. I am an author, a blogger and an occasional Speaker at various women conferences in South Africa. It is incredible how God uses ordinary everyday life experiences to teach us about His immense love for us and draw us closer to Him. I share articles that point back to the story-giver, the life-giver, the hope Jesus. I enjoy using my writings to share these everyday life stories about God’s immense love. I am also the author of “My 30 Days Journey To a Fulfilled Life” available on amazon. You can find me writing regularly over at my blog Purposeful And Meaningful.
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Calvin and Michele
 I am wife to a patient husband, Mum to four young men and a daughter-in-love, and, now, Gram to one adorable grandboy. My days are spent homeschooling, reading piles of books, and, in the summer, tending our beautiful (but messy) garden and canning the vegetables. I love to teach the Bible, and am privileged to gather weekly around a table with the women of my church and to blog at Living Our Days about the grace I am receiving and the lessons from God’s Word that I am trusting.
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 I am Perfectly Imperfect Patti, daughter of the King, wife to the amazing Mr. OTN, mom to two grown daughters and one amazing son-in-law, and companion to two dogs. I blog at OldThingsNew where I share about transforming both home and soul. God has redeemed the wasted years of our lives and my husband and I are both grateful that God has allowed us to share our stories to help others along in their healing journeys. We’ve recently moved from Washington State, where we directed a program called Freedom Session, to South Carolina, where we are currently working one-on-one with others and waiting for the “next step” in ministry. We are all a work in progress and the story isn’t finished yet.
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Sandra J.Sandra J. is a child of God, heiress to a throne (God’s), a lover of God’s word and His people.  She’s a mother to two beautiful daughters, a grandma to one, a wife for over 26 years to a wonderful science guy (think Big Bang Theory), a former RN, and now a keeper of the garden. She writes to ‘sing’ of God’s goodness amidst the often untraceable path life takes. Sandra J. writes at her blog: This Day God’s Way 
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 Tai is the Creator and Writer of the Christian blog “A SPIRIT-Kissed Soul” and Owner of it’s Christian bookstore/gift shop. She treasures intimacy with THE LORD and is honored to embody HIS HOLY SPIRIT. Her goal is to truly show others the love and heart of our SAVIOR. No little ones yet. However, she is the proud owner of a human-ish canine pal named Jax (her long-haired Chihuahua). Follow Tai on Facebook, Google+,Twitter, and Pinterest.
Learn more about Tai here.