Elizabeth Foss is a wife, mother of nine, and grandmother. She's happy curled up with a good book or tinkering with a turn of phrase. She's the content director and an author of widely acclaimed devotionals Consider the Lilies, By the Manger in the Morning, Above All, Stories of Grace, and Rooted in Hope. Her books Real Learning and Small Steps for Catholic Moms (with Danielle Bean) are favorites on women's bookshelves. Elizabeth has been writing and publishing on women's issues for over 25 years and her words of encouragement have reached the hearts of women all over the world. For this volume, Elizabeth was joined by the authors and artists of the Take Up & Read Writer's Collective to give readers a rich tapestry of devotional essays and art.