Sandy Hafeez   |   Founder & Contributor    Sandy is a communicator at heart - whether its  writing on her blog or speaking to  a group of women - she relishes in sharing the truth of God's Word and how its applicable  to everyday life situations.  She’s a lover of God’s Word, family, community, and really good coffee. She's the wife to Moe and mother of two boys, ages  7 and 4.  After working in college ministry for over 13 years and moving around a bit,  she and her family now live in Atlanta were they are members of Cornerstone Church. Her husband serves as a Pastor there and she serves by caring for and equipping the community group leaders . She enjoys baking and evening escapes to local coffee shops, where she blogs and spends intentional time with women from her church.

Sandy Hafeez |  Founder & Contributor

Sandy is a communicator at heart - whether its  writing on her blog or speaking to  a group of women - she relishes in sharing the truth of God's Word and how its applicable  to everyday life situations.  She’s a lover of God’s Word, family, community, and really good coffee. She's the wife to Moe and mother of two boys, ages  7 and 4.  After working in college ministry for over 13 years and moving around a bit,  she and her family now live in Atlanta were they are members of Cornerstone Church. Her husband serves as a Pastor there and she serves by caring for and equipping the community group leaders . She enjoys baking and evening escapes to local coffee shops, where she blogs and spends intentional time with women from her church.

  Jessica Barefield  |   Content Contributor   Jess is a Pittsburgh native, who spends most of her time at home with her two small kids. This includes the important tasks of trying to figure out who was playing with the toy first and sweeping up the crumbs under the table— again. When she’s not rationing out Gold Fish, you can find her reading, binge watching the latest Netflix hit, or decorating her home. She and her husband Trip moved to the southwest side of Atlanta in 2015, to help plant Cornerstone Church. She enjoys leading worship at the church, and gathering women around God’s word. Her walk with the Lord has been seasoned by countless women who challenged and encouraged her across the table, the ottoman, and the kids’ toys. She hopes to do the same for others, as she stumbles along herself.

Jessica Barefield |  Content Contributor

Jess is a Pittsburgh native, who spends most of her time at home with her two small kids. This includes the important tasks of trying to figure out who was playing with the toy first and sweeping up the crumbs under the table— again. When she’s not rationing out Gold Fish, you can find her reading, binge watching the latest Netflix hit, or decorating her home. She and her husband Trip moved to the southwest side of Atlanta in 2015, to help plant Cornerstone Church. She enjoys leading worship at the church, and gathering women around God’s word. Her walk with the Lord has been seasoned by countless women who challenged and encouraged her across the table, the ottoman, and the kids’ toys. She hopes to do the same for others, as she stumbles along herself.

  Yana Conner    |   Content Contributor     Yana Conner, a proud St. Louis native currently residing in hospitable   Raleigh, is a passionate seeker of truth who desires to help others   experience liberating truth of God's Word. She is currently relishing   in her time at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where she is   pursuing a Masters of Divinity and is a member at Oaks Church Raleigh   where she serves as the Women's Ministry Director. Yana enjoys   spending time with friends, laughing, deep discussion and describes   herself as one who "lives for the lightbulb" signifying her love of   helping people come to a knowledge of the truth in order to experience   the abundant life Christ purchased for them with His blood.

Yana Conner  |  Content Contributor

Yana Conner, a proud St. Louis native currently residing in hospitable Raleigh, is a passionate seeker of truth who desires to help others experience liberating truth of God's Word. She is currently relishing in her time at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where she is
pursuing a Masters of Divinity and is a member at Oaks Church Raleigh where she serves as the Women's Ministry Director. Yana enjoys spending time with friends, laughing, deep discussion and describes
herself as one who "lives for the lightbulb" signifying her love of helping people come to a knowledge of the truth in order to experience the abundant life Christ purchased for them with His blood.

 
  KImberly Gilespie |   Content Contributor    Kim Gillespie is a Chicago native, whose life journey has taken her from the classroom as an educator, to being a missionary and event planner to stay at home mom. Although she initially earned a degree in economics, she discovered while at Dallas Seminary that she is educator and writer at her core. She loves telling stories about life – and now pursues her love for writing as the mastermind behind  Things I Thought I'd Never , an inspirational parenting lifestyle site. Both thoughtful and funny, the blog features personal essays dedicated to finding the joy, humor and lessons found in everyday life. She recently relocated to Atlanta, GA with her husband, 5 year- old son, and 3 year old twins girls – who give her plenty of material.

KImberly Gilespie |  Content Contributor

Kim Gillespie is a Chicago native, whose life journey has taken her from the classroom as an educator, to being a missionary and event planner to stay at home mom. Although she initially earned a degree in economics, she discovered while at Dallas Seminary that she is educator and writer at her core. She loves telling stories about life – and now pursues her love for writing as the mastermind behind Things I Thought I'd Never, an inspirational parenting lifestyle site. Both thoughtful and funny, the blog features personal essays dedicated to finding the joy, humor and lessons found in everyday life. She recently relocated to Atlanta, GA with her husband, 5 year- old son, and 3 year old twins girls – who give her plenty of material.

  Amanda Mullen |   Content Contributor    Amanda is a small-town, suburban girl, born and raised in the great state of Texas. From a young age, she has enjoyed helping people and now knows that all true, deep and lasting “help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:2) Amanda and Richard’s urban missionary journey has led them to the West Side of Atlanta as where he encouraged several families to join them in bringing hope and life through the Gospel of Christ. She has truly fallen in love with the culture, community, and creativity of city living. As the wife of an urban church planter and a true servant at heart, Amanda loves to use her home to bless their church family and community. She is a deeply passionate thinker and communicator, a creative DIYer with a knack for repurposing, reusing and recycling, and a lover of documentaries, games and bargain shopping! As a mom of 2 boys and 2 girls that are stair steps apart (ages 9, 8, 6, and 5) there is never a dull moment in the Mullen home.

Amanda Mullen |  Content Contributor

Amanda is a small-town, suburban girl, born and raised in the great state of Texas. From a young age, she has enjoyed helping people and now knows that all true, deep and lasting “help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:2) Amanda and Richard’s urban missionary journey has led them to the West Side of Atlanta as where he encouraged several families to join them in bringing hope and life through the Gospel of Christ. She has truly fallen in love with the culture, community, and creativity of city living. As the wife of an urban church planter and a true servant at heart, Amanda loves to use her home to bless their church family and community. She is a deeply passionate thinker and communicator, a creative DIYer with a knack for repurposing, reusing and recycling, and a lover of documentaries, games and bargain shopping! As a mom of 2 boys and 2 girls that are stair steps apart (ages 9, 8, 6, and 5) there is never a dull moment in the Mullen home.

  Carese Spenser   |   Content   Editor    Born in ATL, performing arts and basketball were her early passions. But her wise mother encouraged her not to neglect her gift of writing in pursuit of her hoop dreams. Since hanging up her Js, Caresse has served as a Media Specialist for Reach Records, Content Manager for local churches and a national church planting network, and a Freelance Writer for Chick-fil-A and many others. She's proud to be an entrepre-missionary, serving the English Ave Community with oaksATL (an after school program) and encouraging people to enjoy life but more importantly: Enjoy God.

Carese Spenser |  Content Editor

Born in ATL, performing arts and basketball were her early passions. But her wise mother encouraged her not to neglect her gift of writing in pursuit of her hoop dreams. Since hanging up her Js, Caresse has served as a Media Specialist for Reach Records, Content Manager for local churches and a national church planting network, and a Freelance Writer for Chick-fil-A and many others. She's proud to be an entrepre-missionary, serving the English Ave Community with oaksATL (an after school program) and encouraging people to enjoy life but more importantly: Enjoy God.