Contributors 2019

10803974608_IMG_4585Amy (amyctanner) I am thankful for how 66 Books has given me a place to stay in God’s Word and to share what he is doing in my life. Like I am sitting down to have a cup of coffee with a friend. I am always amazed how my scripture readings relate to something I am going through. He always meets me where I am.  Whether it be in the middle of the chaos of being a mom of four, struggles that refine me, answered prayers … the list goes on. One of my favorite verses from the Message is, “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.  Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” Proverbs 3:5-6, MSG.

bethBethany (Bethany Harris)  Who am I? In a word: passionate. About Jesus, church, ministry, family, and sometimes even coffee. I’m a Bible teacher, counselor, and mentor to women of all ages. I had the unique and wonderful experience of growing up a home-schooled pastor’s kid and was introduced to ministry at a young age. I began to serve in my church’s in-house rehabilitation program as a teenager and found my calling to help women struggling with life-dominating problems. Shortly after high school I became the women’s night supervisor, and a few years later, the program director. I loved being in full-time ministry, but a few years ago my father passed away and the organization closed. I’m now in an in-between stage of ministry and am looking forward to seeing what God has for me next. I am married to an amazing man, Cameron, since September 29, 2018, and we have a fat and happy black lab/retriever named “Boo.” I can be found online at TheSurrenderedLife.net.

akageraCindy (gardnlady) I am a mother, grandmother, traveler, and gardener. I did not become a Christ follower until much later in life. When I was at the lowest point in my life, God reached out His hand and pulled me to Himself! Because of His tenacious love, He has healed years of brokenness, helped me forgive past hurts, restored relationships, and given me peace that I never thought possible. He has taught me so much over the years—things about Him, things about me, and things about how He always meant for life to be lived. My prayer is that He will use me to point the way to Him so others can find the freedom only Jesus can offer us.

savingPNG(3)Courtney (66books365) I want to know the truth for myself. I’m thankful for the privilege and freedom to access God’s Word and meditate on it every day. I’ve learned progress happens by choice, and I want to live my life in purpose, on purpose. Getting to know my God and his Word is one of the greatest joys I can know this side of heaven, and I want to make room for that in my life. I live in the woods; I run in the rain; I am an unapologetic INFP. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek (Psalm 27:8, NIV).

Dave & ErinDave (dmbaldwin) Dave has been in pastoral ministry for 41 years and is now roasting coffee with his daughter who has Down syndrome. He is married to Louise and they have three adult children and four grandchildren. Dave had been a contributor to 66 Books in the past and looks forward to this year of reading through the Bible with all the rest of you. Comments to his posts are welcome.

 

erin 12-27-18Erin (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.

 

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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. May my adventure through the Word of God be as powerful for you as it will be for me in 2019.

img_7723Kellie (mmattixx) Wife of 15 years 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.

9E273642-A92F-4C76-8F90-228CE8B9E5F0Mandy (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.

 

IMG_20181130_160654033Nathanael (nborger2017) I am grateful for the opportunity to write at 66 Books in 2019. I am 17 years old, in 12th grade, a Life Scout, play Cello, and will be heading to college in the fall of 2019. I am excited to participate and contribute to this site and am looking forward to writing and reading here over the next year.

 

1202171037_Film4Rebecca (offeringsbecca) It is my joy to write for 66 Books in 2019. God is always faithful to meet with me through the Scripture readings and provide precious evidences of grace. I am a writer, word lover, home educator, wife, mother, and English/Writing tutor (also coffee drinker, tea lover, and chocolate connoisseur). I homeschool my treasured, large family under that beautiful Maryland sky.