Meet the Contributing Writers

Meet the Contributing Writers


Brenda McGraw is the founder of Ask God Today Ministries where a team of writers share hope and truth with others. She has a God-given dream to reach the masses with the gospel of Christ. Brenda is an author and speaker who reveals how to discover joy beyond the clutter of life. She draws from her own life experiences in the #1 Amazon Best seller, “Joy Beyond, 28 Days to Finding Joy Beyond the Clutter of Life”. She has two new books released. Finished, Top Ten Steps to Finish Writing a Book and Living Uncluttered, An Abundant Life Bible Study. 

Brenda lives in South Carolina with her husband, Jeff and one of their five children. She is a survivor of breast cancer and a heart attack. Despite the challenges she has endured, Brenda found peace through her relationship with Jesus Christ.

You can connect with Brenda at:


Discover Joy Beyond the Clutter of Life, Found out how here.


Barbara Haile has been dubbed a “Storyteller extraordinaire.” Her gift is the simple act of getting the message across. A professional speaker for more than 20 years in the corporate world, she now spends her time leading Bible Studies, Women’s retreats and writing.

Her publishing credits include the best selling Chicken Soup series, The Heart of a Child, a news paper column for women and numerous magazine articles. A Bible Study teacher for more than 30 years, and a licensed Para Professional Counselor for Women. Barbara’s hearts desire is to encourage, teach and help women grow spiritually, emotionally into who they were created to be. She is a graduate of Florence Littauer’s Upper Class, a class for Christian leaders and speakers. As a
Certified Personality Coach, she enjoys helping people improve both business, professional and personal relationships and achieve their full potential.


Darcy Cottone

I am Darcy Cottone, a Christian speaker and writer. I like to share my unique view of the world and the Gospel message through humor, drama and scripture. I am in awe over the fact that the very same God who spoke to Abraham and Moses is the same God who cares about every detail of my life and yours. I am a wife and mother of two – roles that I cherish, but roles I am convinced God placed in my life because He knew I would cling to Him for help every step of the way!

I bring a wide range of experiences to my writing as I grew up a small town farm girl turned city girl and have worked in various jobs including corporate training and managing my family’s furniture store. Ten years ago I figured out that serving in ministry and sharing the love of Christ (through volunteering, serving on staff or speaking), was the one job I never tired of. Any time I speak I pray that God merely uses me as the conduit for His message. Since then I have come to know that God’s mercies are new each morning and giddy is the way I describe how I feel when I witness His perfect unfailing love.

Connect with me on Facebook or visit my webpage if you are looking for a speaker for your next women’s event.

Meet Edie Emory. Her knowledge of Jesus and His love started from the time she was born. Because she was raised in a Christian home and taken to church from birth, she realized her need for a Savior early and accepted Christ at the age of five. She received a degree in Communications with a concentration in Print Journalism, and always had the desire to be a writer, but it took a not-so-gentle nudge from the Lord and a giant step of faith to finally make it a reality. Her experience includes several bylines and publications and she authors her own blog at She also enjoys singing, baking, reading, and watching sports (especially her beloved Atlanta Braves, Clemson Tigers and Carolina Panthers). She lives with her husband Scott and young son Philip in Boiling Springs, SC. She is very involved in her church and is amazed at how the Lord has provided for and blessed her family.

You can connect with Edie at: 
Twitter: @shewhohasbelvd1

img_8209Joyce Glass is a writer, speaker, a coach for writers & speakers, and lover of God’s Word even more than chocolate! Her desire is to encourage you to walk closer to God, dig deeper in your faith, pray earnestly for God to teach you His ways, so you may serve Him right where you live and work. She has a passion to see you become healthy spiritually and physically.

Her first published book is iNeed God ~ daily downloads for your heart. The next in the series is iNeed God ~ daily downloads for a Mom’s heart is being released in the Spring 2017, and she is currently working on her first novel as well.

When we make time for God each day, we get the nourishment we need. When we feel better spiritually, we are able to focus on taking care of our physical body and the many other areas of health. God desires the best for us. Seeking Him first is best for all areas of our health; spiritual, physical, financial, and emotional.

You can connect with Joyce at:


Kaitlyn Grant is a busy young woman after God’s own heart. She is a South Carolina native who enjoys the daily adventures the Lord guides her through as she is conformed more to the image of His Son. Her adventures include changing her toddler Ivey, while chasing her preschooler Titus, and wrangling her English Springer Spaniel Banjo. She works as a Cosmetologist Instructor, owns and operates her own Beauty Salon and is a Blogger with Ask God Today Ministries. Kaitlyn is confident in her purpose to speak Gospel truth in love into women of all ages using her God given witty sense humor and her spiritual gifts of exhortation, shepherding, and teaching. She is a board member of the nonprofit organization Mission Pura Vida that was created to support ministries that advance God’s Kingdom in Costa Rica. As much as she loves ministering in Costa Rica she is found regularly loving and serving her area of accountability.

You can find Kaitlyn blogging at and


Laura Hodges Poole is a freelance writer with dozens of articles, devotions, and short stories in publication. She is the author of four books, available on Amazon. She is the 2016 ACWC Badge of Honor winner, 2014 ACFW Genesis semi-finalist, and 2012 RWA Emily finalist. Laura is also a non-fiction ghostwriter/collaborator.

Her passion is encouraging others through her blog, “A Word of Encouragement.”

When she’s not writing, you might find her hiking, playing the piano, or being crafty. A mother of two, Laura lives in South Carolina with her husband.

You can connect with Laura at:




LucieW AGTLucie Winborne is a freelance writer, editor and proofreader. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Eckerd College and her work has appeared in poetry journals, the Orlando SentinelOne Million Storiesand Chick Ink: 40 Stories of Women and Their Tattoos.  Her first poetry chapbook, The Soundness of Broken Pieces, was published by Middle Island Press in 2013, and she has been known to blog at Postcards From My Head. Lucie serves as a blog editor for the humanitarian aid organization Global Hope Network International and as a proofreader for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

You can connect with Lucie at:
Personal Blog:


Morgan Wingler SitePhotoMorgan Wingler is a lively enthusiastic young woman who is trying to seek out every opportunity that God has for her. She lives in Boiling Springs, SC with her family, but has a heart for traveling. Her passions include over-seas missions, women, children, and making sure everyone has the opportunity to hear about Christ. She is actively trying to pursue ministry everyday because she feels it is God’s heart and what He has called her to. Morgan has spent time in many different countries doing mission work with The World Race where she found her passions for ministry and a new path to take in life.

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    Completely healed of congestive heart failure and a pulmonary embolism.. No signs of it ever being there after being prayed for. Amen?


      Ebony may God bless you always! Praise Him for the healing in your body! Thanks for comment! Blessings to you!


    I was saved when I was 5 years old and was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. Haven’t faced anything serious physically but have prayed for healing many times and seen healings in many people. God is faithful, so glad you are a survivor in many ways!


      Yes He is! Thanks for sharing with me! I have been thru a lot but God has taken all of it and turned it for good and I want to give Him all the glory! Blessings to you!



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