Here is our full collection of articles written by our band of writers. These articles are reflections from our community friends who want to share their thoughts about life and God. Enjoy!
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The rest of the band
Alex Forrest was born and reared in Atlanta, Georgia. He went to college at Furman University in Greenville, SC, where he also met his wife. After he graduated and married, he moved to Louisville, KY for grad school at Southern Seminary. He earned his MDiv and began working on his PhD in Christian apologetics and worldview. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife and three children and attends Fellowship Greenville. Read Alex’s articles here
Amy Timco is a committed Christian, voracious reader, incorrigible booksale shopper, and happy wife. She is also a freelance editor and copywriter specializing in marketing communications. She says, “Most of my books are secondhand, discovered joyously at library booksales and thrift stores. My library is like me, always growing and changing. It is sometimes untidy, spilling off the shelves and onto the floor. My bookshelves runneth over! Very little of my collection is pristine. But it is beloved.” Read Amy’s articles here
Fernando Serna was born in NYC in 1954 to Colombian parents. He became a monk in 1981 and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1986. He became an abbot in 1991 at the age of thirty-seven. For reasons of conscience he departed the monastic life and the Catholic priesthood in 2010. Fernando says, “My spiritual liberation was the result of arriving at a deep experience of a simple and profound truth: the only thing that really matters is God’s unconditional love for me and my need to live obediently and faithfully as a disciple of Jesus.” At the age of 58 he married Gisela, the love of his life. They currently reside in Portland, OR where Fernando serves as an Anglican priest and spiritual director. He blogs at http://fernandoserna.net
Hans Molegraaf – Since 1997, God has been increasingly using Hans and his wife, Star, in one on one ministry, small group bible studies, and leadership in the area of marriage and family. In 2004 God led them to serve as full time missionaries for the family at Family Life in Little Rock, AR. In 2010, God led and enabled them to start “Marriage Revolution”. Marriage Revolution exists to help hurting couples experience lasting change, hope for tomorrow, and intimate joy with God and each other. Read Hans’ articles here
James Naisang is from North Carolina. He met his wife, Kelli, while attending N.C. State University and in 2007, they relocated from Asheville, NC to South Carolina. Prior to building his company, MonkeyDeez.Com, James owned his own construction company. Kelli continues to be a stay at home mom and professional photographer (www.naisang.com). James & Kelli enjoy raising their 6 children, actively participating in their local church, watching football, and vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach. Find Read James’ articles here
Jim Hamlett says, a teenager, I dreamed of flying airplanes. But I was thirty years old with a wife and two children before the dream became reality. Now, more than thirty years later, I’ve flown all over the continental U.S., parts of Canada, and the Caribbean. I’ve been places and seen things that were once just images floating around in my head. Maybe you’ve got a few of those. (You can fix that, by the way.)
I have another dream. I want to write stories–interesting ones that go beyond mere entertainment. Stories that make people think: Who am I in God’s great universe? Who should I be?
Only you can determine how well I’m doing with the second dream. So, please, make yourself at home. Don’t be bashful. Drop me a line and let me know how the stories are working for you. And share your dream. I know you’ve got one. Find Read Jim’s articles here
Kelley Tysinger is a native of Greenville, SC. She is married and has two children. She earned her BA in Psychology and also obtained her MA in Human Resource Development with a concentration in counseling from Clemson University. She works in HR at Fluor Corporation and attends Fellowship Greenville Church. Read Kelley’s articles here
Lydia Johnson is an Upstate (SC) Realtor, married to a homebuilder. They have three children, a cat, three hermit crabs, and the newest addition…a tarantula. Lydia works with middle and high school students at some of their lowest points. “There is nothing more fulfilling than hearing someone pray, and watching the Gospel break into their lives. The joy and peace that I see in eyes when these kids lift their heads up from those prayers is the source of my passion, and the power behind the message I want to share.” Find Read Lydia’s articles here
Lynne Kinst earned her MA in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in 2011. Currently, she handles policy and legislative affairs for Senator George Runner (ret.), an elected member of the California State Board of Equalization which represents over 9 million Californians.
Previously she has worked for a government relations firm and a member of the California State Assembly. She also spent eight years serving as director of administration for a national Christian ministry to political leaders. While she has been in politics for much of her career, discipleship is her passion. Specifically, helping women think about how they can better glorify Christ with their lives; whether serving Him at home, in a secular workplace, or on a mission field.
Lynne lives in Sacramento, CA, where she is a member of River City Grace Community Church and she serves as a lay counselor to women. Lynne is ACBC certified and enjoys reading, running and hiking when she can find the time. Read Lynn’s articles here
Rhonda Somerhiser is a member of The Counseling Solutions Group, Inc. community and a Distance Education Student in their program. She is married and lives in Dublin, GA. Read Rhonda’s articles here
Sonja Piper Dosti has been working in the entertainment business for the last 20 years, helping writers with faith-based projects as a high-level executive for Walt Disney, ABC, Universal Television, and Imagine Television.
She has an unparalleled ability to bridge both worlds by helping aspiring faith-based writers attain the high artistic and production standards Hollywood demands, and advising Hollywood producers, writers, and executives with their faith-based projects. Her website is http://sonjapiperdosti.com and her church’s website is www.harvestfresno.org Read Sonja’s articles here
Tracy Keen is the grateful wife of US Air Force Officer Carlton Keen. She is also the mother to her four boys, one who is already with Christ. After completing a B.A. from the University of West Florida in Public Relations, Tracy attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and obtained her M.Div in Christian Thought. She has a desire to witness to the church and bring the message of repentance and salvation to all those who need the Savior. Read Tracy’s articles here