About our team

I’m thrilled to have six of my favorite authors join me in this adventure of encouragement and entertainment:

RENAE BRUMBAUGHRenae Brumbaugh is an author, freelance writer, and newspaper columnist. She has had more than two hundred articles published in publications such as In Touch, Brio, Focus on Your Child, Vista, Homeschool Today, and other magazines and newspapers. She is a pastor’s wife with two noisy, nearly-perfect children and two dogs. She enjoys singing on the church praise team and keeping her dear husband out of trouble. She blogs at renaebrumbaugh.com.


MARY DEMUTHMary DeMuth is an author and novelist whose books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God; Building the Christian Family You Never Had; Thin Places: A Memoir and Beautiful Battle. She writes, “I’m more than my books. I love Jesus, my family, my life, cooking, singing and trying my hand at triathalons. Jesus has helped me live uncaged, and for that I’m eternally grateful. In that place of thanks, I love to help people overcome a difficult past at marydemuth.com.”


BOB HOSTETLERBob Hostetler is an award-winning writer, editor, pastor and speaker. His twenty-six books, which include The Bone Box and American Idols, have sold millions of copies. He has co-authored eleven books with Josh McDowell, including the best-selling Right from Wrong and the award-winning Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door. He has been a disc jockey, pastor, and foster parent. bobhostetler.com


JEANETTE LEVELLIEJeanette Levellie describes her speaking, writing and life as “nutty with a dash of meat.” She is the author of hundreds of humor/inspirational columns, articles, greeting cards and poems. Her Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas 2012) combines the best of her humor and wisdom. She is the wife of one, mother of two, grandmother of three and waitress to four cats. Find her mirthful musings at jeanettelevellie.com.


CECIL 'CEC' MURPHEYCecil (Cec) Murphey, New York Times‘ bestselling author and international speaker, has written or co-written more than one hundred books, including the runaway bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. Cec’s site: themanbehindthewords.com


RHONDA RHEARhonda Rhea is a pastor’s wife and mother of five. She appears on radio and TV programs throughout the country including Focus on the Family’s “Weekend Magazine.” Rhonda has written for Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Parenting Today, Marriage Partnership nd dozens more. She is the author of eight books including How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?. Visit rhondarhea.com: “Hilarity and Hope.”


JAMES WATKINSJames Watkins wears more hats than his Aunt Luella! He is an award-winning author/contributor to over 30 books and over two thousand articles, conference speaker throughout North America and overseas, an editor with Wesleyan Publishing House and ACW Press, writing instructor at Taylor University, and minister of communications at a large church. He write “Hope & Humor” at jameswatkins.com.


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