Beth A. Richardson is a native Oklahoman living in Tennessee. She is an ordained deacon in the Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church. She currently serves as Director of Creative Content for The Upper Room, managing editor of Alive Now magazine and the Weavings Journal. She is author of Child of the Light (Upper Room, 2006), The Uncluttered Heart (Upper Room, 2009), and Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings (Upper Room, 2016). She enjoys photographer, writing, and has the honor of sharing life with Jack, a very wise Scottish Terrier. She blogs at betharichardson.com.