2022 Contributors

Amy (amyctanner) I have been writing for 66 Books since 2012. I am so grateful for this community and how it has kept me grounded in God’s Word.  I am a blessed wife and mom to four kids.  I have picked up my paint brush this year and started painting again.  It has been fulfilling to me to use my gifts for his kingdom. I love how he speaks to me through art, worship music and his word. He is always speaking if I am listening. I am excited to see what he will be teaching me through His Word this year. 

Bayo (BM) I’m humbled and count it a privilege to be part of 66 Books this year. I love the Lord and I’m passionate for His word and its enlightening and transformational power to redeem and change lives. By the grace of God I gave my life to Christ at age 10 and have grown to love and serve Him in different capacities while at Uni and still do so now in church and in my personal life too. To the glory of God I’ve been married 28 years with 3 adult kids. I’m a Cybersecurity Professional, YouTuber and an avid Ultra Marathoner and Fitness Coach who has a passion to encourage people to look after their body because it’s God’s temple. For more info check out my YouTube channel “ultraspiritrunners” and my Facebook group “ultraspiritrunners“.

Carol (carolvorw) I am an empty nester with a man friend, one son, his fiancé and four granddogs. I work as an accountant from home four days per week and go into the office on Fridays. I grew up in the church, but it never became personal to me until I was in my 30’s. Me and God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Spirit have walked through many things and have even fought a fierce battle. But each incident has drawn me closer and closer to their hearts. I look forward to seeing how they help me on this adventure!

Courtney (66books365) I focus on living life in purpose, on purpose. I’ve been reading through the Bible since 2009, and I’m grateful for the privilege to study God’s Word alongside really dedicated people. I love making Bible reading a regular part of my life. And I’m grateful to be part of this community.

Dave (dmbaldwin) I have been in pastoral ministry for 41 years. I also roast coffee at Furnace Hills Coffee with my daughter who has Down syndrome. I’m married to Louise, and we have three adult children and four grandchildren. I have been a contributor to 66 Books in the past, and I look forward to this year of reading through the Bible with all the rest of you. I welcome and encourage comments to my posts!

Erin (6intow)  Craving to see God’s Word applied to each facet of my life, I look forward to another year of coming alongside other believers on 66 Books. I treasure the application of Scripture to my Christian walk, my marriage of 25 years, parenting 6 kids, homeschooling, and whatever else seasons my life with along the way. Each year God faithfully shows Himself much more than I realized the year before. Excited to see Him prove this all over again in the year ahead.

Erwin (evanlaar1922) I think of Jacob wrestling with the ‘angel’ until he was blessed when I think of how I have wrestled with God’s Word until He has changed me. So my life is not a journey, but more like an adventure as He thrusts me into new pursuits and challenges me into knowing His heart. I know only one thing – He walks with me and talks with me as I walk this path of following Him. And because He holds me with His strong right hand and protects and comforts me on some of my saddest moments, I have a testimony to His hope, peace, joy and love.

Janet (jansuwilkinson) God created us so unbelievably complex. As an addiction counselor, I am privileged to hear and hold in trust the unique stories of immortal beings whom God loves. When reflecting on my own journey, I am curious about the narrative, the timing, the burst of meaning, the unanswered enigmas of every day. Yet there is one simple truth: love is why we are here. Reading and spilling ink with fellow writers of 66 Books this Year 2022 promises to be no exception to discovering this divine love found on page after page of God’s Word. Lead us in, Lord Jesus!

Jim (Jim Gavigan) Jim is a husband, father of two late-teen boys, a business owner, and has been a Christ follower for over 20 years. Jim and his wife Kristina live in Saint Augustine, Florida with their two boys: Thomas (19) and Nick (17). Jim owns Industrial Insight, Inc, which he founded in 2016, which is by far the greatest risk he has ever taken. Jim and Kristina have known each other since 6th grade, but never had a romantic relationship until their 10 year high school reunion in 1998; although Jim did ask Kristina to “go steady” in 8th grade and Kristina quickly turned him down. Jim and Kristina are currently on a journey to finding a new church home, which has proved to be difficult since leaving Memphis in 2014. In Jim’s off time, he likes to play golf, go fishing either on the beach or in a kayak in the salt marshes around Saint Augustine, and work out in various ways such as lifting weights, pilates, or running.

Kellie (mmattixx) Wife and mother to 3 children. Kindergarten teacher at a Christian school. Believer since childhood but did not study the Bible until age 30. Through reading the Word, He confirms His faithfulness in the good times and teaches me through the trials.

Mandy (mkbaldwin) “That which is most personal, is most universal.” (Henri Nouwen) We are not alone in life. Mandy is currently a Therapist working with couples and adolescents in Noblesville, IN. Previous to therapy, Mandy was a pastor for over 15 years. Twelve of those years she worked with youth and their families. Mandy is single and loves spending her free time with friends.