We are most grateful to our Contributors and Guest Bloggers who add value to VineWords: Devotions and More by writing content. You will find the Bios of our Guest Bloggers after their posts. You will find the Bios of our Contributors who write regular content here….

Meet Our Contributor


Hi!  I’m Julie Lilly.  I am the writer of Prayers of a Ragamuffin Warrior and one of the chief cooks and bottle washers at Gift of Thorns on Facebook.

When asked about who I am, I am quick to tell you that I am 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, I am passionate about seeing the broken come to receive healing and find wholeness in right-relationship with the Creator. Through my own multiple injuries, PTSD, a traumatic brain injury and other health concerns, I have 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, it is one of my greatest joys to see the discovery of the treasure the Father hides tucked in among the thorns.  God is good and His mercies endure forever!

I pray that we will come together as a body of believers who will honor the Lord and encourage one another toward wholeness, spiritual growth and mountain-moving faith.  Thank you for allowing me the honor and privilege of being one of your servant leaders here at VineWords.  I pray that you will come, be refreshed, be encouraged in your faith, be an encourager to others, and grow in your faith and love for God! My husband, Bryan, and I will be praying for you! God bless you!  ❤️

For more encouragement visit my websites. At Prayers of a Ragamuffin Warrior, you will find encouraging articles with prayers. And check out Gift of Thorns, where you will find powerful and life-changing input from great teachers and writers who are passionate about pursuing God.


Prayers of a Ragamuffin Warrior

 Gift of Thorns


Meet Our Contributor


Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer. She is published at The Upper Room and is a regular contributor to VineWords: Devotions and More. She is working alongside two friends to complete her first devotional entitled, Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships.

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 “Gammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.


Three Strand Cord