Craving God Ministries is a non-denominational, Christian ministry that seeks to help women grow in their relationship with God. A passion and purpose to spread God’s promise through truth in His word. A community for women to share our stories and encourage each other through scripture and prayer.
That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love,to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ. – Colossians 2:2
Heather Shipley is a Christian, wife and mother – striving daily to keep priorities exactly in that order. A marketing professional by day with a passion for blogging, sharing hope in God’s word, and encouraging other women to find freedom to live the abundant life God intended. As it commands in 1 Peter 4:10, each of us has a gift that should be used to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace. For Heather, founding Craving God Ministries was just that – a way to use her creative abilities to provide an outlet for other women to share and hear God’s word. A firm believer that God wants us to express our triumphs and hardships to connect with others and glorify His name. Life’s messy. Share your struggles, because you can either encourage someone who’s going through a similar situation, or you might just find someone who’s been there, done that, and can provide Godly wisdom to help you overcome!
Favorite Verse: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Favorite Song: Love On The Line by Hillsong Worship
Sheena Gregg is a Christian, wife, and passionate friend to as many as she can meet. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, she works daily to help her patients and loved ones establish a healthy relationship with food and recognize that God gave us these gifts for both nourishment and as a gift of celebration. with God bringing glory to every heartache, Sheena has battled and won against her own bondage of an eating disorder and continues to hold tight to His promises in her current chapter of life with infertility. She takes confidence in His words “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well” He so beautifully promises in Matthew 9:22. Craving God Ministries gives Sheena an opportunity to expose the miracles and freedom that can be found while beautifully broken in all circumstances. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Favorite Verse: Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4
Favorite Song: Here I am to Worship by Hillsong Worship
Mandy Edwards is a Christian, wife and mother. At the age of 17, Mandy felt the Lord leading her into ministry, and followed that calling into marriage and family counseling. She has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a great passion to see marriages and families become all God created them to be. After several years of working as a counselor with adolescents, adults and families, Mandy and her husband were obedient to God’s calling for Mandy to stay home with their daughter – a beautiful gift from above! Mandy continues to seek and follow God’s plan as he takes her down new avenues to minister to others. Craving God Ministries is an outlet that enables Mandy to utilize her education and experience to reach women and families to reach their full potential towards the Kingdom of God.
Favorite Verse: Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1
Favorite Song: Good Good Father by Housefires II
Kristen Love is a peddler of hope with a heart for the lost, for the broken, and for the bruised. She is a devoted follower of Jesus with a living testimony that God can use even our poor choices and turn them around for His glory. She enjoys adventures around the world exploring and marveling at God’s creation while meeting and loving His people. Kristen is (super) mama to a teenage son who keeps things real. She loves to read and is excited to be back in school studying Ministry. Kristen also has the honor of working full-time as a lawyer, planting seeds and watering them wherever she is able (See 1 Corinthians 3:6-9).
Favorite verse: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
Favorite song: Closer Than You Know by Hillsong United
Crystal Buck is God’s daughter, wife to Travis, and a mother of two precious babies — an angel baby boy, John Clayton, and a sweet miracle baby girl, Juliana Catherine. She is a full time working mom and business owner who never meets a stranger. When you’ve met her once, you’re called a friend. Many people got to know the Bucks when they joined their family’s journey in December 2013 when Crystal and Travis welcomed their first born baby, a son, born extremely premature (23 weeks, 4 days gestational age) who made an impact on many lives during his time on earth of less than 4 days. Crystal is eager to share her family’s story from grief to joy through Craving God Ministries. She is stepping out in faith and following her vision and calling from God to speak to women. She wants to share her stories and love for God in hope that they may inspire and encourage others when they need it most.
Favorite Scripture: Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3:1-2
Favorite Song: Holy Spirit by Francesca Battistelli
Amanda Waller is a small town girl who loves Jesus and has never met a stranger. Her deepest desire is to be like Mary in Luke 10:41-42, “…you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Her daily aspiration is to spend time at the feet of Jesus and be a woman marked by His presence. Amanda’s heart is for the hurting, families, and God’s church. She is the mommy to a beautiful kindergartner who is full of life and joy. Professionally, Amanda is the director of a nonprofit family resource center dedicated to strengthening and empowering families. She longs to make an eternal impact and being a part of Craving God Ministries is a way she hopes to encourage the discouraged and give hope to the hopeless.
Favorite Scripture: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21
Favorite Song: Good Good Father, Chris Tomlin
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And let us consider how to stir up one another toward love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, but encouraging one another… – Hebrews 10:24-25