We are most grateful to our Contributors who add value to VineWords: Devotions and More by writing content.  Here are their Bios….

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Ed Chappelle is the Founder/Administrator/Lead Writer for Come to the Table Facebook ministry, a place where people of faith are encouraged to connect with others and share testimonies, articles, and prayer needs.

He is an ordained minister, holding credentials since 2010.

Ed is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. He is a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Some people say Ed’s genealogy can be traced to Noah. Ed and his wife Kym are known for their animal rescue ministry, Critter Care. Their “family” includes dogs, cats, birds, a guinea pigs, sugar sliders, ferrets, geckos, bearded dragons, tropical fish, and a plethora of God’s creatures.

Ed served in the United States Air Force for over four years, earning the rank of Sergeant. He was eight years old when Apollo 11 went to the moon. His love for his country, the armed forces, and space exploration compelled him to write the popular tribute, Man on the Moon.


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Amanda Eldridge is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. She is a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Amanda is working on a historical fiction novel, set in the North Carolina mountains. She is also writing a romance novel based on her parents’ relationship.

Amanda spends her days exploring the world through the eyes of her two elementary-aged home-schooled children, and two special-needs teens whom she cares for. She is a single mom who loves to hike, read novels, and her Bible.

She is passionate about exploring the foothills, mountains, and coasts of North Carolina, and her children eagerly join her in this quest.


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Maria T. Henriksen is the author of Not Again, a young adult Christian romance novel. She is working on the sequel entitled, Not Again: The Fallout, which will be published in 2021.

She is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More, and a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Maria hosts a ministry through her blog, Maria’s Ministry. She also manages a Facebook ministry at Maria’s Muses: Inspirational, Christian, & Close-to-the-Heart Readers, a group that consists of Christian writers and other contributors.

Maria graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s in Communications/Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. Maria has experience in graphic arts, finance, banking, health, fitness, and beauty. She currently works as a substitute teacher of all grades and disciplines.

As a wife for over two decades, Maria considers herself blessed. She and her husband are the proud parents of twin boy/girl teenagers. In her spare time, she runs, writes poems and songs, creates graphics, enjoys family activities, and reading. Maria’s greatest desire is for lives to be transformed through her inspirational writings.


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Karen Jurgens, a Cincinnati native, is a Texan transplant for thirty-five years and counting. Retired from a teaching career, she is a Christian writer, editor, and speaker.

Passionate about how to find God’s peace through life’s storms, she blogs at Touched by Him, her ministry blog.

Karen is a Senior Editor, Bible Study writer, and devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. She is the Co-Editor, a Co-compiler, and a contributing author for Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Karen holds a B.S. and M.Ed. in Secondary Education with majors in English and French. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).

Karen’s first novella, published in an anthology, became the springboard for Desire’s Promise and A Perfect Fit. Blogging led her to Inspired Prompts Blog, then Heart “wings” Ministry where she served as Leader for the Front Porch Bible Study Series. Some of her blog posts are also published in Heart“wings” Devotional, as well as in other ministries and blogs.

Currently, she is revising her Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study for publication. Her work-in-progress is a memoir about her “Judas Experience,” a celebration of God’s supernatural deliverance from the enemy’s kiss of deception.

Karen loves to cook, entertain, and enjoy life with her two adult daughters and her amazing 98-year-old mother.


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Julie Souza Bradley Lilly is the writer of Prayers of a Ragamuffin Warrior and a self-professed chief-cook-and-bottle-washer at Gift of Thorns Facebook ministry.

She is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More, and a contributing author for Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

When asked about who she is, Julie is quick to tell you that she is a worshipper, a servant, blessed wife, step-mom of four adult children, caregiver, retired chiropractor, writer and most-importantly, a forgiven daughter of God.

With thirty-plus years in healthcare, Julie is passionate about seeing the broken come to receive healing and find wholeness in right-relationship with the Creator. Through her own multiple injuries, PTSD, a traumatic brain injury and other health concerns, she has found the generosity of God to be true to His Word, in turning all things together for the good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

For those entrusted with a thorn in the flesh, one of Julie’s greatest joys is to discover the Father’s hidden treasure tucked among the thorns.  Julie shares that God is good and His mercies endure forever. It is Julie’s prayer that the body of believers will honor the Lord and encourage one another toward wholeness, spiritual growth, and mountain-moving faith.

For more encouragement, visit Julie’s websites. At Prayers of a Ragamuffin Warrior, Julie shares encouraging articles with prayers. At Gift of Thorns, Julie and her contributor team share powerful and life-changing input, inspiring readers to passionately pursue God.


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Lee Ann Mancini received a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University, a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Trinity International University) as well as two Master’s degrees from Knox Theological Seminary in Biblical and Theological Studies and Christian and Classical Studies.

Lee Ann is an award-winning Christian children’s author. She is the author of the Sea Kids book series and an executive producer of the new Sea Kids animation series. The animation series can be found on Right Now Media, Pure Flix, and Trinity Broadcasting Network, and available for purchase at SeaKidsTV.com.

She is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More, and a contributing author for Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Lee Ann holds a board position with South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary and is an adjunct professor. She also holds a board position with the Alexandrian Forum, under the tutelage of Dr. Warren Gage Th.M., J.D., Ph.D., an organization seeking to bring a greater understanding of the Bible by hosting annual Typology Conferences in South Florida dedicated to the theme of Christ as the center of Scripture.

Lee Ann speaks to women groups regarding the redemptive power of the gospel represented through the types of brides of the Church. She maintains memberships with organizations such as the Christian Women in Media Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association which are organizations that advance Christian women in public ministries.


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Meet Our Hispanic Translator


Victor Marcos has been working in the creative aspect of communications all his life, working as an art director, creative director, designer, and illustrator at advertising agencies, newspapers, and TV stations.

Ever since Victor received salvation in 1984 after calling the 700 Club prayer line, the Lord has placed a desire in his heart to be “A Communicator for His Kingdom.” He and his wife Angela were ordained as Ministers to do missionary work by Pastor Bonnie Kahn of Agape International in Tennessee and Pastor Steve Kelly of Wave Church in Virginia. During the last twenty-five years, Victor has organized and participated in several church mission trips to South America. He has also had the privilege of connecting U.S.-based ministries to ministries in Peru and Chile, even collaborating with Pedro Ferreira of Pacific Communications Peru to invite Dr. Pat Robertson to come to Peru in 2006. (As a result of the humanitarian and ministerial work that CBN and Operation Blessing have been doing in Peru for years, the Peruvian Congress awarded in 2011 a Diploma of Honor and recognition to Reverend Pat Robertson and CBN.)

While Victor still does illustrations, caricatures, prophetic painting, and English to Spanish translations, he is full of passion to see the kingdom of God in Peru and in all the world.

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Victor Marcos ha estado trabajando en la área de comunicación toda su vida, trabajando como director de arte, director creativo, diseñador, e ilustrador en agencias de publicidad, periódicos, y estaciones de televisión.

Desde que Victor recibió al Señor en 1984 después de llamar al Club 700, el Señor puso el deseo en su corazón para ser “un Comunicador de Su Reino”. El y su esposa Ángela fueron  ordenados como Ministros para hacer el trabajo de las misiones por la pastora Bonnie Kahn de Agape Internacional en Tennessee y Pastor Steve Kelly de Wave Church en Virginia, y en los últimos 25 años, Víctor ha organizado y participado en varios viajes misioneros a América del Sur. Él también ha tenido el privilegio de conectar los ministerios en los EE. UU. con iglesias en Perú y Chile, incluso colaborando con Pedro Ferreira de Pacific Communications Peru para invitar al Dr. Pat Robertson para venir a Perú en el 2006. (Como resultado de el trabajo humanitario y ministerial que CBN y Operation Blessing han estado haciendo en Peru por años, en 2011 el Congreso peruano obtorgo un Diploma de honor y reconocimiento al Dr. Pat Robertson y CBN.)

Aunque Victor sigue haciendo ilustraciones, caricaturas, pinturas proféticas y traducciones del inglés al español.

Víctor esta lleno de pasión por ver el reino de Dios en Perú y en todo el mundo.


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Shanda Neighbors’ island upbringing has afforded her the ability to pardon Eve. She too enjoys gardening and picking produce. Her husband eats all she offers him. No questions. She enjoys serving large crowds, but she’s a natural overfeeder. She will supply too much nourishment no matter the crowd size. Food is her love language.

She was born raised in the Bahamas. This has determined both her internal clock and thermostat. She struggles with being on time and is not trusted to set the temperature anywhere. You can always find her outdoors…over 60 and sunny…probably in a jacket. Anyone who invites her to go skiing hates her. Period.

Shanda is a miraculous work in progress. She credits her family with helping that work along. Chief among them is her husband who has demonstrated the power of love and patience. Outside of Jesus, she has had no greater advocate than her beef-and-potatoes husband. The couple shares two daughters who have brought them closer to the Lord and to each other. Their daughters are their treasures who have enriched their lives with wisdom, wonder, and play.

She is passionate about truth and the reputation of God. This translates into her speaking and writing. Her goal is to live amazed by the love, glory, power, and goodness of our God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to share His story with as many people as possible.

Shanda is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Shanda is a Devotion Speaker at Word Weavers Piedmont-Triad, North Carolina, and she is available for speaking engagements. Her long-term goal is to enter the media industry.


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Stephanie Pavlantos is an award-winning writer who is passionate about getting people into God’s Word. She has taught Bible studies for over fifteen years, speaking at ladies’ retreats, at her church, and over the internet.

She is an ordained minister, holding credentials since 2019 with Messenger Fellowship in Nashville, TN.

She is the Social Media Director/Senior Media Editor, Bible Study Writer, and devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More  She is a Co-compiler, and a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Stephanie is the president of the Hudson, Ohio chapter of Word Weavers.

Her book, Jewels of Hebrews, won third place at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, and an Honorable Mention at the Florida Christian Writers Conference, and is under contract with Mount Zion Ridge Press.

Stephanie works for the Besorah Institute for Judeo-Christian Studies in the Student Services department, as well as teaching their online classes.

Stephanie holds weekly Zoom Bible studies, covering topics such as the Jewish roots of Christianity; the Four Covenants; and other themes.

She is published in Refresh Bible Study Magazine, Charisma Magazine, Christian Broadcasting Network, and Faith Beyond Fear. Stephanie is a contributing author to Feed Your Soul with the Word of God (Lighthouse Bible Studies).

Married for twenty-seven years, she and Mike have three children: Matthew, Alexandria, and Michael. Stephanie loves animals of all kinds and has adopted into her family an assortment of dogs, ducks, goats, and chickens.


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Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer who is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and other ministries.

She is an Editor and a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. She is a contributing author to Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Glenda’s prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl.  When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally and prays for each individual.

Those who know Glenda well are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer because she has a close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Glenda is passionate about praying.

In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Grammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.


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Sandra Stein is a contributing author to the devotionals Take My Heart O God and Heaven Calling (Zondervan).

She has articles published in Vista Magazine (Wesleyan Publishing) and Victory in Grace Magazine.

Sandra is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More, and a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Sandra’s work-in-progress is a victim-to-victory true story entitled, Emotionally Uphill. Having been subject to abuse both inside and outside of her home, Sandra felt she had no safe place—that is, until she met Jesus, the Lover of her soul. This book intends to help the reader overcome trauma, as Sandra did, by clinging to the One who loves with an everlasting and divine love—Jesus Christ.

With her experience as a dog trainer and with horses, she has a vision for combining her love of animals with her passion to help people. Sandra’s heart’s desire is to open a ranch to people who have been bullied or abused, to provide them a place to belong. She envisions emotional and spiritual healings happening through the gentle interaction animals can provide.


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Evelyn Mason Wells is an award-winning author who has contributed to Heart Renovation: A Construction Guide to Godly Character (2019 Selah finalist, Lighthouse Bible Studies), Glimmers of Heavenly Light (Faith Books & More), Let the Earth Rejoice (Worthy Inspired), Breaking the Chains (2018 Selah finalist, Lighthouse Bible Studies),  Just Breathe (Worthy/Ellie Claire), and Feed Your Soul with the Word of God (Lighthouse Bible Studies).

Find her articles/devotions at Refresh Bible Study Magazine and Christian Broadcasting Network.

Evelyn is an Editor, Bible study writer, and devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. She is a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

Passionate about glorifying God through her writing and speaking, Evelyn enjoys spending time on short-term mission trips, both domestic and foreign. She was recently blessed with an opportunity to speak/minister in Uganda.

Evelyn loves attending Bible Studies, spiritual retreats, and having good conversation with friends over lunch or a glass of tea. She is also an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. Evelyn enjoys good books, her cats, traveling, and especially spending time with her family.


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Martin Wiles is an author, English teacher, and freelance editor who resides in Greenwood, South Carolina.

He is the Founder and Editor of the internationally recognized devotion site, Love Lines from God.

Wiles is the Managing Editor for Christian Devotions, the Senior Editor for Inspire a Fire, and a Proof Editor for Courier Publishing. He has also served as Web Content Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

Wiles has authored A Whisper in the Wood: Quiet Escapes in a Noisy World (Ambassador International), Grits & Grace & God and Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas), Morning By Morning, Morning Serenity, and Grace Greater Than Sin (America Star Books) and is a contributing author in Penned from the Heart (Son-Rise Publications), Rise (Chaplain Publishing), and Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).

He has served as Regional Correspondent and Sunday school lesson writer for the Baptist Courier and has also written for Lifeway’s Bible Studies for Life curriculum.

Wiles has also been published in Christian Living in the Mature Years, Mature Living, Open Windows, Proclaim, The Secret Place, The Word in Season, Upper Room, Light from the Word, Reach Out Columbia, Mustard Seed Ministries, Journey Christian Newspaper, Common Ground Herald, The Quiet Hour, Power for Living, Halo Magazine, Joyful Living Magazine, Christian Broadcasting Network, Sharing, Today’s Christian Living, These Days, Plum Tree Tavern, Eskimo Pie, The Scarlet Leaf Review, Creation Illustrated, LIVE, Purpose Magazine, Stand Firm, The Banner, Relevant, and Lutheran Digest.

He is a regular contributor to Christian Devotions, PCC Daily Devotions, Theology Mix, Inspire a Fire, The Write Conversation, and Vine Words: Devotions and More, and is a regular writer for the Dorchester County Eagle Record, the Orangeburg County Times and Democrat, and the Greenwood County Index Journal.

Wiles’ latest book, Don’t Just Live…Really Live is under contract with Ambassador International.


Managing Editor, Christian Devotions

Senior Editor, Inspire a Fire

Proof Editor, Courier Publishing

Author, A Whisper in the Woods, Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church and Grits, Grace, and God.

On the Web: Love Lines From God


Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church https://www.amazon.com/Grits-Gumbo-Going-Church-Martin/dp/1798510375

Grits & Grace and God https://www.amazon.com/Grits-Grace-God-Heaven-Southern/dp/1645261379

A Whisper in the Woods: Quiet Escapes in a Noisy World https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Woods-Quiet-Escapes-Noisy/dp/1620208652


Meet Our Founder/Administrator


Diane Virginia (Cunio) is an award-winning writer,  and the Founder/Administrator/Lead Editor of VineWords: Devotions and More.

She is an ordained minister, holding credentials since 1995.

Diane is the Co-Editor, Co-compiler, and a contributing author to Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships.

She is the author of The Kiss of Peace: A Contemporary Exploration into Song of Solomon. Its sequel, Behind the Veil: Becoming the Ascended Bride of Song of Solomon, is in the works.

Diane has developed the model for motion-activated musical prayer centers for use in the garden retreat, themed to the places the Bride travels to in Song of Solomon. She envisions the church grounds as a refuge for seekers and believers alike, where they will grow in measurable steps, deepening their relationships with Jesus Christ, while tarrying in these musical prayer garden.

Soon to be available will be The Cowdoggie Adventure Series, for elementary-aged children. Several other stand-alone children’s books children are also in the works.

Diane is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian Devotions Ministries, Faith Beyond Fear, Pentecostal Publishing House, PresbyCan Daily Devotional, The Secret Place, VineWords, and other ministries.


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