Gloria loves life and hardly meets a person she doesn’t want to speak an encouraging word over. She and her wonderful husband, Carl, know that God still does miracles because they both are recipients of such. Gloria is a native New Mexican but has fallen in love with Texas living. She often says that God may have re-routed their plans for ministry so that Gloria would not have to tame down her Texas-sized hair any more. To learn more about Gloria, visit her bio page on the Trinity website.
Shawnee McClure is an optimistic, nature-inspired, avid reader living her single life in pursuit of loving God fully and daily challenges herself to feel the weight of God’s glory. She is a West Texas native fueled by coffee and Tex-Mex and is number six of nine children in her family. Shawnee’s degree in English from the University of North Texas enables her to study the word of God in depth to “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18) Her desire is to share this passion of learning God’s word through ministry opportunities and writing.
Deanna and her husband Cris met on the Edge high school retreat 17 years ago. Riding together on the Shockwave, they knew God had some great adventures planned. Those adventures included having their daughter, Elizabeth, being active in and facilitating Life Groups, speaking around the country, passionately growing in the Lord and learning how to share an office together. The last one might be the greatest adventure as it truly requires them to live out their marriage verses–Col 3:12-17. A trained educator, Deanna has a passion for helping others embrace the fullness of a life in God.
Denise is a lover of good ground, good food and most radically God! You’ll often find her knee deep in the dirt, digging up something for dinner and digesting inspiration deposited in her heart. Her blooming ideas are born in the soil of God’s love for all mankind. Her most precious seeds are the three children entrusted through adoption; Mycheal, Levi and Nathalie. She also adores a beloved daughter-in-love!
Sarah Kline is an avid reader of God’s Word, a wife, mother, and middle school librarian, amongst several other hats she often wears. She married her high school sweetheart, Carl, in 2002. They have three beautiful children, Keely (9), Cannon (7), and Koryn (4). She’s an English/Reading teacher turned librarian. Her favorite books are found on her library shelves, and she’s a closet poet. On Wednesdays and Sundays, you can usually find her family in Kidsplace, where she and her husband volunteer.
Kristin is a West Texas native and Texas Tech University alumna. She has been married to her husband Adrian since June of 2012 and the two welcomed their first child, a son, in March of 2019. Kristin enjoys contributing to the Prize31 blog her walk with God and hopes others can connect with her triumphs, and daily struggles, in seeking the Lord. When she isn’t writing, spending time with her family and friends is what she loves most. Over the last several years Kristin has felt the scripture she tries to live her life by is Matthew 6:10, “Thy will be done”. God always has a plan, even if it is beyond our understanding.
Nita is the mother of three and degreed in education/psychology. While she loves helping others discover and develop their gifts, she is passionate about bringing healing and restoration to those in the body of Christ. She currently does retreats, speaking engagements, leadership training and oversees Trinity’s Freedom Ministries.
Brianna Richardson was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Kris. They have been blessed with a hilarious son, who they call KJ. Brianna loves encouraging people and helping them look for God in their everyday moments.
I was born with two sweet parents and four fun siblings in quiet little Happy, Texas. In high school I fell hopelessly in love and have been married to my wonderful husband, Johnny, for over 40 years. My oldest daughter, Jocelyn and hubby, Dustin spawned my beautiful Skylar and Brady. Daughter Krista is married to Jared and they have my curly boy Gunner. My middle child, Tabitha and her Alfred have four beauties – Addie, Joshua, AnnaBelle and Noah. My 7 little lights are from 15 years to 20 months. And my fourth darling daughter is Astyn. She has been in Heaven since she was barely 14 years old. Part of my heart went there too.
I have always felt God asking me to write. I just wasn’t sure what about! But I know I want to glorify Him in this gift. I’m a small-town girl with a big big God. He has led me through some awesome times and some not so awesome times. Through it all He has taught me to trust Him completely – not always so easy. I long for Heaven but while my feet are here, I’m going to praise Him. I write hoping that maybe if I share part of my journey it will help makes yours lighter. We’re all in this together. I always like to end a writing with “Be blessed.” It may sound funny to some. But what I am saying is “Receive everything that God has to give you. Know the One who loves you. Give Him the reigns and trust Him.” And so, I’m asking God to bless your journey with a simple…Be blessed.