The Beloved Prodigal Team

Beloved Prodigal is a gathering place supported by a small team of prayer warriors and writers. Behind the scenes women are praying for you as you gather here.

Meet our contributing writers:


Hulda is a missionary mom to 3 awesome kids currently on a year-long furlough in the States, but normally living in a former communist nation right in the heart of Europe. Hulda is married to Jimmie, the love of her life and writes at Fully Alive.

Her family has been living there by faith for 13 years and with each passing year, they are learning even more how great their God is.

This is not the life she imagined for herself growing up in the suburbs of Wash. DC, but despite the challenges and maybe because of the challenges of living overseas and raising children in a third culture, their cups are overflowing. The Father’s blessings are the best and nothing else compares.



Bettie is a wife, Mom (also of two returned Prodigals) and a Grandma. She blogs at BettieG’sRAseasons. If ever there could be a chapter in the Bible that she could count for her “Life Verse” it would surely be Isaiah 55. Every verse has found a fulfillment at one point or another in her life. But these two especially have been foundational for her trust and walk with Jesus: 

 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord. 
 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
So often His Ways have seemed mysterious or confusing to her, as she walked through them. But in looking back, she has seen His Grace and Protection covering her all the way. And in these last few years, as she has obeyed His urging in her heart to begin her blog, she has seen His hand upholding her in ways she could not have imagined. These days through Chronic Illness: first with Rheumatoid Arthritis, then Fibromyalgia and Osteoporosis, along with many accompanying difficulties, have been a struggle, to say the least. But the kindness of fellow bloggers, and the community of believers that she’s found has been such an encouragement to her heart.  

Lauren Aliyah – bio and photo coming soon




Linda, who blogs at Being Woven, is a quiet woman growing each day in the LORD.

Christ is her home. He is the well from which she drinks. Linda became His 24 years ago. She is 70 so that is actually a small percentage of her life through which she could have walked closely with Him. No matter, He never stopped waiting for her.

She was raised in a Christian home, yet never was told she could have a relationship with Jesus through the churches she attended nor at home. So after college, she wandered on her own and ‘mis-married,’ enduring a bad marriage for 10 years without any type of spiritual life either. After the divorce, she continued to wander for 13 more years, literally, moving across the USA, job-to-job. She experimented with New Age religion, only to find herself more empty than before. She experienced, endured, escaped much over the years, including the suicide of her dearest friend/like-a-brother. She would be the one to find him.

She met Kenneth 10 months after the suicide. He is a Christian who introduced her to Christ Jesus. They have been married for 24 years with Christ as the Center. She praises God for Kenneth. They have no children.

Linda feels God’s call to be one of His lights in this dark world. Where He places her is where she will be illumined. She is grateful for the love God gives to her so that she may give it away.



Anna is a Kiwi-Dutch wife and mother of two girls. She lives in the Netherlands, but grew up in New Zealand and Germany, the child of Kiwi missionaries. A Prodigal returned home, she has personally tasted of God’s goodness in the land of the living, of a Father whose loving hand never ever departs from His suffering children and who remains eternally faithful, even when we turn away in fear or shame. And she loves to share that beautiful Love she has received with others God places on her path. She has a special yearning to see the fulfilment of God’s Promises in the lives of His Prodigal children and to encourage and support those praying for their return to the Lord. This led her to open with the support, love and prayers of dear friends.

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