Hi! Glad you stopped by! Let us introduce our mission and ourselves:
It’s simple! All writers here, want to share honestly from their heart, about their life or their perspective, to be an encouragement to someone!! A little more about that, here: Our Mission
Now, meet the contributors:
I am wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, part-time empty-nester, with one grown and married son, and one very busy, very delightful teen-age daughter. I teach reading, and fervently seek the Lord, and blog, and do crafties, to try and hang on to my sanity. All my hope is in our Father through Christ, and His promises, His word, and I strive to contribute positive into the world, so that my Father is honored!
…………………..Now, meet Jerusha, and hear from her:
As a young girl, I always wanted to be a writer…a published author, or a famous world traveling journalist, trotting all over the globe, so when the time came, I went to school and earned a journalism degree. After working in a few newsrooms, however, I soon discovered that writing the news was more heartbreaking that anything else.
Later, after I had been married for a while, things changed. We discovered that both of our children had special needs. I abandoned my dreams of writing and made the decision to be a hands on, at home MOM.
As the years passed, I wrote here and there. Life was busy and I didn’t feel I had the time to write. That is, until recently when I was diagnosed with a debilitating, disfiguring condition. In the aftermath, I rediscovered my need for writing. It pulled something out of my soul. It once again became my therapy, my way of dealing with my circumstances.
I wrote as I processed my broken heart, until one day I realized it was my way of writing about my journey and sharing the love of God with others. I may not be a famous world traveled journalist. I may not have everything figured out. In fact, to be honest with you, I feel like I am flying by the seat of my pants, but I believe I am exactly where God wants me to be…writing exactly what He wants me to write, and THAT is a BEAUTIFUL thing!
Now, meet Rosie:
She shares with us:
Hello Ladies! Where do I begin? My husband and I have been married 43 years and we have a grown son and daughter. The icing on the cake for us in this season of life, is the joy of having three little grandsons. I am a retired nurse turned writer/author. More on that in a bit.
Having grown up as the oldest sibling in a large family in Texas, I learned early on what it meant to be a “second momma.” As a result of this, I also have many other spiritual children which God has placed in my life over the years.
I have been involved with women’s ministry in various roles for more than two decades. As a mentor, writer, and public speaker it is my passion to encourage the hearts of women. My ministry is based on Romans 15:13 and this scripture is the foundation for my blog and my first book, “Nuggets from the Heart.” As an encourager of the heart, my message is simply this, “Don’t lose hope. God is faithful and HE will bring you through regardless of the storms you face.”
I must add that of the various roles my life involves , the most important is that of being a daughter of King Jesus. He alone makes all things possible in my life. His faithful presence in my life through many difficult seasons is the reason I must share my “But God” stories otherwise known as Nuggets.
I am a forever southern girl at heart. Born and raised in Texas, I am currently a transplant to Tennessee who is longing to go back to Texas in time. In the south, we love to sit and chat over a favorite beverage. So grab your favorite mug or prettiest tea cup and come visit me awhile.
My door is always open at Nuggets from the Heart where I’m always ready to share some nuggets of encouragement with you!
Meet Maryann Lorts:
This is what Maryann has to say:
My name is Maryann. I am a daughter of the One True King. I need to remind myself of this truth everyday. I get out of bed and wake to a tired world and see a need to be light. My calling may be small among many, but by God’s will, I will run the race that He has placed before me and finish well.
I have been married to my husband for 18 years and home-school four wonderful children. We have lived all over the United States and hope to move overseas in 2019.
I have a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science Degree in English literature and secondary education. My heart is for women’s and children’s ministry, focusing on discipleship. I just started writing my first book of devotionals and I am very excited to share the hope and joy I have in the Lord.
Meet another sister, named Stacey Wells,
and hear how she tells about herself:
Greetings in the name of Jesus! I’m super excited to come on board with the ladies here on Telling Hearts! I am always ready to give a reason for this hope that is within me, and I look forward to doing so here.
My husband and I have been married for 18 years and have three wonderful blessings: a 27 year old son, a 22 year old son, and a 16 year old daughter. Our boys are both autistic, though on different ends of the spectrum, and our daughter is incredibly gifted in many areas, especially art.
I’ve been blogging for about three years, as of this writing. It started out with me hoping to gain some healing while going through probably the most horrific trauma of my whole life on a free blog that was entitled All Out War. That’show life felt to me at the time.
Since then, I moved to a website called Scribbles & Sustenance, where I blog about God’s faithfulness, His salvation, His joy, and how we’ve all been through our own problems. And praise God, we can all get back up!
During those three years I have become a professional free-lance writer…authored a book called “Believe,” but my heart, the very essence of who I am, is writing about my precious Jesus! If something I’ve been through can be used to light even just one more candle for Him, then all praise and glory to God!
I am, and continue to forever, in His service!
This is Rita Kurian, a dear sister who is well grounded in the Word, and is not afraid to touch on difficult issues.
She lives in India with her husband, Biju, and her two sons, Kaleb and Joshua. She works online with medical files, and in the midst of a busy schedule, writing for kingdom purposes gives her great joy and release. She shares that in early days, newly saved, helping in a ministry among children and orphans, staying with them, and working in a school as a secretary, and teaching scripture, all were life enriching experiences. Bible College in Mumbai (Bombay) for a few years, in 2000 gleaned her a richer study of the Word, and missions.
She is a published author, and blogs at A Ray of Light
Our newest member of Telling Hearts is Claudea Blythe. Here is the scoop on this dear sister:
Claudea Blythe is first and foremost the beloved daughter of her Heavenly (ABBA) Father.
She is also the Adoring wife of twenty years to her wonderful and loving husband Rey, who also happens to be the love of her life. Together they share and cherish three not-so-little (treasures) kiddos, spaced almost exactly ten years apart.
Claudea is the Author of Ministry Homemaking, a site dedicated to the encouragement, inspiration, and fellowship of Christian Homemakers. This ministry is grounded in the biblical principles found in Titus 2:3-5 which commissions:
“[Older women] are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”
Claudea also has a heart for and mentors new Christian believers. She emphatically understands the unique struggles faced in navigating their new faith and provides encouragement and support in their journey.
Claudea is a nostalgic dreamer. Cherishing every single experience that she shares with her family and friends. Striving to glorify God in all that she does, Claudea’s life mission is “joyful service to others.” Find out more about her ministry at MinistryHomemaking.com
Hear from Ishah Whipple:
“I’m a wife, mother of 4, writer, caseworker, and student. Originally from New York City, my husband, 4 children and I have relocated twice solely on God’s word and have grown to live a life that is truly dependent on God for every little thing. We’re what I call a perfected blended family and have a roller coaster of a life, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Life is far from perfect, but when you’re in the will of God, He makes it oh so worth it!”
“I have days where I can smile and encourage the world, and days I don’t want to get out of bed. Days I can pray a towering wall to dust, and days I go back and attempt to build the same wall. Life is a daily journey that is honestly insurmountable without God. The sooner we learn to accept that and submit out lives to God, the faster we can get to floating in that beautiful ocean of His peace, love, and grace.
My current life verse (it changes often LOL) is
Philippians 3:12-14 12)Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13) Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I am far from perfect, but I continue to press towards my goal and prize which is Christ Jesus. Nothing else matters if Jesus isn’t in it.
I would love to share my blog site, my facebook site, and my you-tube as I am currently adding my audio version of my blog to my you-tube for people who would like to listen to my blog as opposed to reading.
Hearts Flow Blog: https://heartsflowblog.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrzwhip1/featured?view as=subscribe
Here is Angela. Let’s hear from her:
I am a married mother of two adult children living in Texas. I teach 12th grade English and volunteer with the campus club Fellowship of Christian Athletes by day, and blog by night. My blog is called No Longer Lukewarm (for Red Hot Christians and Wanna Be’s) and it refers to my testimony.
For my first 41 years, I believed in God with my mind, but my heart was far from Him, still wrapped up in worldly desires. But God is a loving, graceful God, and He didn’t leave me that way. One day it hit me that I was lukewarm, and the rest of the verse was impressed upon my mind in living color. I was to get HOP, or God would vomit me out of His mouth (and His kingdom). The fear of God that is the beginning of wisdom gripped me. I still remember standing in the hall as another verse from Revelation 3 came into my mind, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” I had claimed to know Him but did not live for Him, but He was giving me another chance. That day, I heard Him loud and clear, and I responded. I made the decision to go “all in.” I would hole nothing back from the God I was desperate not to lose. That was the beginning of my journey as a red hot Christian still continues today.
I am honored to be included with these talented ladies and will do my best to follow God’s leading and serve.
my blog: No Longer Lukewarm
Facebook: No Longer Lukewarm
YouTube: click here
Hi, I’m Amy. I write under the names Ella Allison and Amy, and my brand new blog is called Growing Bubbles. I have one daughter who is now four, who I am just starting to homeschool. I also take care of three of my nieces during the week. I started my blog as a way to encourage other stay at home moms to grow in confidence and courage at home and to raise strong and brave daughters as well. I was raised a Christian, but spent some time as a young adult wandering away from the truth. I had very low self-esteem and never saw myself as God’s beautiful and wonderful creation. God was so gracious to keep loving me and to bring me back to Him. When my daughter was born, I was so awed by what a miracle she is; and I finally started to realize what a miracle we all are, because of Him. I hope to share this with other women and girls who struggle with fear and low self-esteem as well. I hope to inspire them and encourage them with the things God has taught me, and that I have learned from other wise people.
Amy is our newest contributor. We are so pleased she joined us at Telling Hearts. Here is what she shares:
Hi, I’m Amy. I write under the names Ella Allison and Amy, and my brand new blog is called Growing Bubbles. I have one daughter who is now four, who I am just starting to homeschool.
I also take care of three of my nieces during the week. I started my blog as a way to encourage other stay at home moms to grow in confidence and courage at home and to raise strong and brave daughters as well. I was raised a Christian, but spent some time as a young adult wandering away from the truth. I had very low self-esteem and never saw myself as God’s beautiful and wonderful creation. God was so gracious to keep loving me and to bring me back to Him. When my daughter was born, I was so awed by what a miracle she is; and I finally started to realize what a miracle we all are, because of Him. I hope to share this with other women and girls who struggle with fear and low self-esteem as well. I hope to inspire them and encourage them with the things God has taught me, and that I have learned from other wise people. I haven’t created a logo yet. I am still learning how to do that. My blog link is
Isn’t that a FABULOUS group of women?!! We are honored to come here and blessed to be able to share with you here. We would love for you to leave us a note.
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