Below is some information about us, our families, and our passions. While we want you to know us and understand where we come from, we also want you to know that this blog is not about us.
Raising the Light is about mothers coming together for the glory of God. It is about pointing to Jesus. This is all about Him. This will always be about Him. And as we as mothers point to Him, we pray that our children will know Him and that they will go forth and reflect the light of Jesus to the world.
…For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. (1 Corinthians 10:33)
Nicole Barlow- I am a wife to Bruce, I have a 9 year old son, Aidan, and I am a child of the living God. I love coffee, reading, and uninterrupted naps. I can be somewhat dramatic, but almost always very passionate and full of heart; which my family would tell you makes life pretty interesting.
My passion is raising up a generation that loves the Lord and passionately seeks to share Him with others. I hope that we can join in as a community of mothers to share experiences, resources, and encouragement to help us in our work for the Lord.
Joy Chambley- I grew up in Marietta, GA and have been married to my husband, Todd, for 17 years. We have 3 children Sydney-11, Sofie Kate-8, and my little prince John William-5. Although I have traveled the US leading worship with such ministries as Truth, Beth Moore and Women of Faith; my greatest privilege has been the gift of being Todd’s helpmate and raising and shepherding my 3 children.
As a little girl, all I wanted to be was a mom. It trumped being a famous singer. My desire is for every mom to find joy in their mothering…seeing past the sleepless nights,many messes to clean up to embrace this honor and gift The Lord has entrusted to us.
Brianne Honaker- I am a wife to Justin, mother of three to Xan, and twins Knox & Henleigh Kate, former kindergarten teacher of 11 years, Premier Designs jeweler and novice writer. I am a Georgia girl born and raised with a solid foundation on faith, family and food. I enjoy sweet tea, shopping, and soaking in the sun. I value authenticity, tend to follow my heart and I’m as transparent as Scotch tape.
As I share my experiences about life, raising children, and learning to follow Christ along the journey, my hope is that you will relate to the struggles and successes that come along and that “we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Heb 10:24
Summer Pendley- I am a Jesus follower. A wife to Jason. A mother to a son, Noah and daughter, Sailer. I like to read. I love to write. I am chatty; yet, at heart, I’m an introvert. I love early mornings. Without a quiet start to my day, I become easily frazzled and tart. My life’s mission & heart’s conviction is pouring truth into my children’s lives…moment by moment…in the nitty-gritty & mundane.
I have come to realize…Unless God builds the house, my very best efforts are in vain. Here, I will share as the Holy Spirit stirs me….chances are, I will be just as undone by any word posted as anyone else reading it. I am hopeful that through shared experiences & lessons learned, I can inspire, uplift, & speak loudly to the generation of mothers who have accepted this mission from the Lord……”teaching them (our children) to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19, 20)