Our Writers

Heather Owen

IMG_7263 Hey friends, I’m Heather and this is where I come to share the truth about who I really am. Yes, I’m a wife and a mother. I’m also a lover of tattoos, travel, a well kept beard (on men, not me) and sarcasm. I could sit for hours over a cup of coffee and tell you every opinion I have on life and love and faith because there are many and I love to share them all. But I’m also a total hot mess. I long to live in my brokenness, because in that place, it’s where I am truly most myself. I hope to create a space where we don’t have to pretend or hide or perfect. I want us all to see that who we are, crap and all, is perfectly imperfect and there is grace and love for each of us. Thanks for joining me on the journey. You can follow me further on my Instagram. For speaking inquiries, please email me at agirlikemee@gmail.com

 Nina Shirley

IMG_0026Hola! I’m Nina. I’m prone to exaggeration, constantly taking wrong turns while driving, eating chocolate in any form everyday, and dreaming of my future flock of chickens. Nashville is home-base, but Brendon and I have spent most of our married life so far traveling with his band, Tenth Avenue North. While on the road, I work for Compassion International and walk around the city-of-the-day with my favorite guy. When we’re at home, I work on an organic farm outside of town and spend time growing food and flowers in our yard. I aspire to read more, worry less, dream bigger, quit comparing, listen closely, and love because I’m loved by God. Vulnerability is difficult / beautiful and this blog is a safe place for that. Only by the radical, life-altering grace of God can we freely share our joys, struggles, and triumphs together.

Also, I WANT TO MEET YOU! Keep an eye on the bands travel schedule because if they’re there, I’m there! You can connect with me via my Instagram.


Chelsea Empfield

IMG_7327Hi, I’m Chelsea! I’m a recent Nashville resident who loves laughing, reading books and watching horrible TV like the Bachelor. (Don’t judge me) Any spare moment I have you can find me sitting in a corner of a coffee shop, sipping on a latte and writing hours on end in my journal. It’s my happy place. Honestly, I have no clue who I am or what I’m doing with my life. I use this space to share my hopes, fears and inner ramblings as I try to navigate it all.. Sometimes it’s fun and sometimes it just plain sucks. But my story is still being written and I’m learning to embrace the journey. I invite you to join me on a pursuit for vulnerability where together we’ll find all the grace, peace, healing and freedom we’ll ever need.  You can find out more about me by following me on my Instagram