Our writers are each invited to write an enLIVEn Devotional because their love of Jesus creates an outpour of His goodness to those around them. They permeate the presence of God in their words and lives, and we are honored to have their collective voices united in each of our anthologies. We pray that every devotional encourages our readers to always abide in Jesus and overflow His Spirit.
Alisa Hope Wagner loves deep simplicity. She is home most days, but if you do see her out and about, you may actually be face-to-face with her extroverted identical twin sister. More than anything, Alisa adores being a wife to her high school sweetheart, mother to her three awesome children and daughter of the Most High King. After hours of writing at her computer, Alisa cannot wait to workout in her garage gym. When the day’s work is finally done, she listens to smooth jazz and gets creative in the kitchen. Alisa writes across genres, including her four favorite topics—faith, family, fitness and fiction. You can find Alisa’s books and devotionals on Amazon and read what the Holy Spirit’s been teaching her at her blog, www.alisahopewagner.com.
Holly Smith loves being the wife of Chris (for 27 years!) and mom to Noah (20), Kylie (18), Tabor (15) and Sydney (11). God has gifted Holly with a love of all things creative — from painting and wall-papering to scrapbooking and design work — as well as a love for all people. Recently, she has laid down her web designing cap for her writer’s pen, which is her favorite form of art, especially communicating the love and work of Jesus in a way that reaches across all divides. She serves weekly at a local, federal, women’s prison, as one of a team of three, teaching a faith-based parenting class. It is her highest joy, seeing these women “get it”– Jesus loves me, yes even me! She carries the stories of people in her heart and she prays for them, even many years later, anticipating the day she will meet them again to hear the great things God has done in their lives. She lives to tell, in every season, God is faithful!
Teresa Ann Criswell is first a daughter of God who loves her family and enjoys writing. She’s been writing since 2003 and desires to write the praises of God and all that He has done. She is also the author of several books; her most recent books are: Heavenly Wit: Seeing Mission Fields in the Midst of Battlefields and 5-Minute Devotions for Mom. Teresa also has been a contributing writer to several anthologies with enliven Devotionals and also has a YouTube Channel, Let’s Talk with Teresa Ann along with a podcast she co-hosts with her daughter, Tristin titled, OH…Teresa and Tristin.Teresa resides with her family in Austin, Texas.