Windy James Starnes is wife to Don, stepmom to Allison & Dylan, and founder of {gather} women’s ministry. She’s a lover of Jesus, authenticity, and her menagerie of rescue cats and dogs. A sinner and a stumbler, she’s basking in God’s sweet grace every day. After living for years in a storm of self-doubt and negative choices, she finally found peace and freedom through accepting God’s grace and extending that grace to others. Oh happy day!

“My heart is to serve women where they are, to share our stories from our most vulnerable places. My prayer is that you find comfort here, that my words pour over you as a reminder of His love and kindness. Bonus: we’ll share some laughter along the way! The power I’ve found through the words of love and encouragement from my friends and family is priceless. I hope that I pass along this same encouragement to you here.

One of the absolute best decisions I’ve made in my walk with Christ has been to live authentically. Living in my truth has enabled me to be confident in who He has created me to be. In turn, I’ve grown to truly see people, hear people, and love them. Best. Decision. Ever! It’s a scary thing, to be transparent. Ladies, let me encourage you that ultimately we are to live our lives for an audience of One and to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Live out loud, walk in grace, and never allow the pains from your past nor the bitterness of our world to muddle your joy.”