I am so excited to announce a great new project for 2017. Rooted at the Throne – Daily Devotions is full of inspiration and renewal. God has brought together an amazing group of writers to bring a series of devotions to the blog. I love speaking to women, inspiring and equipping women, and bringing women together for the glory of our Lord. This project is a beautiful blend of all those passions – I am confident you’ll be blessed if you come along on this journey with us.
Each week day we’ll bring you a devotional thought designed to deepen your faith and inspire your walk with the Lord. Our team is gathered from across the web and I know they’ll bless you.
Here’s one of my favorite parts of the whole project: we are meeting each month to pray for you, dear readers! Please join the conversation in the comments or on Facebook to let us know how the words are speaking to you and how we can pray for you.
Won’t you come along and grow in your faith along with us?
We’ll have a new theme each month where we’ll be looking at a different aspect of our faith, from praise to love, joy, peace, and contentment. Join us as we grow together in our motherhood and our love for the Father.
Meet the Team
I am so blessed by this team. I’m in awe of the words they’ve brought to the project so far and can’t wait to see how each new post unfolds. These devotions are easy to read in just a few minutes whether you’re snuggled into your quiet space, or waiting in a line in the midst of your busy day. The really beautiful thing is they’re handy, you can return again and again to dwell on the inspiring words. I’m sure you’ll be blessed by this amazing team.
Rachael CarmanHost & Writer
I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I’m an author and speaker and I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood. I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.
I am passionate about my faith in Christ, my family, and home education. I married Rachael in 1986 and God has blessed us with seven children (two boys on the front end, two boys on the back end, and three girls tucked safely in the middle). We enjoy the homeschooling adventure of a lifetime. I write on home education, training your children, working closely with your spouse, family discipleship, curriculum, living by faith, relying on God for the results, and family life (homeschool edition). My goal is to create affirming, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring content that you can put to work in your family and homeschool.
I’m a homeschooling, blogging, adventuring Momma. My life is definitely busy, but I work hard to be intentional in spite of the craziness that is Motherhood. I love to share things I’ve learned along the way during this Motherhood journey- including being a mom-of-many, homeschooling, single motherhood.
Durenda Wilson has been married for 27years. She is the mom of eight children and nana to four. After more than twenty years of homeschooling, Durenda knows that home educating is an incredible blessing—but only if you don't let it hold you hostage to unnecessary expectations and notions of what it "should" look like. One of her favorite things is helping parents think simply and outside the box so they can homeschool confidently and in a lifestyle that works for their family.
Heidi St. JohnWriter
Heidi St.John has been married to her best friend for 25 years and is the mother of seven children and grandmother of two! She is the author of two books and co-author of a Bible study designed for families called Firmly Planted.
Renaissance Woman Jen Reyneri and her husband Luis often live life on the road with their two home-schooled sons. Popular author and speaker, Jen is founder of WordTraveling.com. Spirited and spirit filled, she savors life, poetic words, sabbaticals and strong coffee. Her best-selling (he)art-filled book, Reset, a Poetic Manifesto for the Digital Age is available on Amazon.
I'm blessed with five children who keep me busy and frequently smiling. My family lives in rural Virginia where cows are my closest neighbors. My desire is to build a home where the mundane turns to memorable and the momentary becomes eternal. I write at Lasting Thumbprints where I encourage moms to build strong families, encourage family fun, and homeschool with joy. I enjoy laughing, a good cup of tea, spending time outside, and empty laundry baskets.
Karen DeBeus is an author and homeschooling mom who shares about living simply over at Simply Living for Him. She also speaks at homeschool conventions and events and loves sharing her journey with others- she is all about keeping it real and authentic! She recently founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat as a way for women to gather and seek Jesus together while eliminating distractions of everyday life.
I am my Daddy's (Abba) girl. I have a major crush on my awesome husband. Mom of 6, Mother in Law and "K" (grandma)! Enjoying life in South Carolina with Sword and Coffee. My desire is to daily to worship God and pursue excellence in every area of my life. I write about Faith, Marriage, and Relationships
I am an Oklahoman by birth and current living situation, but claim the world as my playground. I love to travel and hope someday soon to take our family on adventures to far off lands where we can share Jesus with others and experience all the wonders He has created. I am a mother of 4 crazy, homeshooling children ages 7 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of a King! I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, exploring, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills. One day, I hope to run again, but until then I am learning patience.
LaToya Edwards is a Christian Life Coach with a passion for equipping women to grow spiritually through prayer during life's trials. She is also a recovering perfectionist and control freak that loves old movies, good books and strawberry Häagen-Dazs® ice cream. LaToya believes that you can come through any trial stronger in your faith, closer to God and with joy and peace that cannot be shaken!
Laura Prater is a homeschooling mom to three boys. She is married to the love of her life and soul mate, Clay. Clay just retired this past year from the Army after 20+ years of active duty. Laura has had articles published on many websites including National Military Family Association and Military One Click. She currently serves as an area coordinator for National Military Family Association in the south region. Clay, her husband is diagnosed with PTSD, combat induced anxiety and multiple other combat related injuries. It has became a mission for them to share openly about the ups and downs of PTSD with the public. In the Spring they will begin teaching courses for Combat Boot Recovery in their home state of Tennessee. You can find them speaking at various speaking events around the country and sharing about military life, parenting, faith, homeschooling and homemaking over at www.awefilledhomemaker.com
Laura Zielke is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura currently serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations: Triad Ladder of Hope (fighting human trafficking) and Shield Your Faith (an apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 20 years have one 14-year old son who is in the 9th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. For more information and pictures of cute penguins, visit LauraZielke.com.
Lynn H MosherWriter
Lynn Mosher lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied now of three chicklets and embracing two giggly grand-chicklets. Lynn is the keeper of a secret recipe for barbecue sauce, which she may share if you bribe her with enough chocolate. She also hunts for God’s treasures on the road Home, though she does get muddy sometimes. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2000, the Lord whispered to her heart to write for Him. Now, her greatest passion is to fulfill God’s call on her life to encourage others and glorify the Lord with her devotionals and inspirational stories. She writes for several sites and bi-weekly on her site, Heading Home. For more from Lynn, visit LynnMosher.com
Mary Jo TateWriter
Mary Jo Tate is blessed with four wonderful sons and has been educating them at home since 1997; three of them are now in college. Mary Jo is the author of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms and the host of the “Flourish at Home” radio show for the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. She loves teaching moms how to balance their busy lives and how to find peace in the space between the ideal and reality. Connect with Mary Jo at FlourishAtHome.com.
I’ve been married to my amazing husband for almost 18 years. We have 4 young sons who definitely keep us busy and going! Our oldest is 9, next one is 7, then 5 and our youngest is 3. We’ve been homeschooling them since day one and love them all to pieces. You’ll find me writing about all kinds of things. But my heart behind Devotional Motherhood is to write about and share the real kind of life-living that happens in the everyday moments of motherhood.
Melissa Langford is a homeschooling mom of 6 amazing children. She has been married to the love of her life, Stacy, for 20 years. They live in East Tennessee in the renovated home of her great grandparents on land that has been in her family for 4 generations. Melissa is passionate adoption and works to raise awareness about the need for adoptive parents for special needs and medically fragile children. Melissa blogs regularly about the joyful abundance to be found in simple living on her blog BlessedSimpliciy.com
Mom of 4 (one in Heaven) and wife to the one God chose for her. She enjoys her time at home with family and time at activities with her children. She is an author speaker and encourager to Moms who love being at home, but are also on the go with work, activities, sports and friends of all nationalities and religions. She loves sharing Jesus' love and grace in a fast-paced world.
Sherri Seligson is a 21-year homeschool mom and marine biologist. She has authored Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, Interning for High School Credit, instructional DVDs for Exploring Creation with Biology, Chemistry, and The Human Body, and other publications. An international conference speaker, Sherri encourages moms and teaches families the value of studying God’s creation. You can connect with Sherri at www.sherriseligson.com.
Sherryl Wilson is a homeschooling mom to seven & granma to 11. Their family has homeschooled since the early 80's when it wasn't as popular (or legal) as it is today. She and her family have a non profit that helps families in need in the Northern Kentucky area. She can usually be found speaking at a ladies event on being the woman of faith that God calls you to be and writing on her sites, SimplySherryl and TheHomeschoolVillage.
Tauna is a Jesus follower, wife, mom, [domestically challenged] homemaker, homeschooler, and writer. Her passion is to help women pursue God's call on their lives (no matter the learning curve) and rely on Him to equip us for the task! You'll find her at ProverbialHomemaker.com, bringing you encouragement and tools for your journey.
Tricia resides in Virginia with her husband of 20 years, two daughters and their dog. She enjoys reading, glamping (it's like camping sans the dirt) and she's a self-professed coffee addict. Before answering the call to motherhood, she managed large-scale projects and worked on programs for major corporations. She is really a recovering Postmodernist Feminist who seeks to teach and equip peers and the up and coming generations with a Biblical Worldview and doing so with love, respect, chocolate, coffee and at times a side of snark.
Trudie is a daughter of the King, wife, mommy, homeschool teacher, and writer. Her hubby, Ethan and she have been married almost 11 years and together have 4 girls. Trudie loves to read a good book, sip a yummy hot cocoa, and spend a cozy evening laughing with her family. She loves to write! Any free-time Trudie has finds her adding words to paper and creating something new for women to read! She loves to learn, and share what she’s learned to help others. Trudie has a passion for women stuck in their faith and a passion for young moms; as she has been in both these desperate places before. Trudie started a Bible study website called Girls In God’s Word this past year to help busy moms, wives, and women to dig into the Bible! You can find reading plans and resources at GirlsinGodsWord.com. You can find Trudie and the books she’s authored on her blog at Little Learning Lessons.
Wendy Bilbo HiltonWriter
Wendy lives in the South with her husband, Scott, and 3 children. She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She is involved in her local church, is co-owner of the Hip Homeschool Moms website, and she teaches Training for Warriors classes at her local gym, Everwine Fitness. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for 25 years. Her oldest child, Hannah, is now age 20, she has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, Noah, is now age 19 and is the second homeschool graduate in the family. Her youngest child is Mary Grace, age 13, who is a social butterfly and ballerina. Wendy loves reading, eating gluten free, and working out.