Kayla's writing & speaking

In addition to her books Every Season Sacred and To Light Their Way, Kayla is working on a new book published by Tyndale. Here are a few other places to find her in writing in print & online, podcast interviews, media features, speaking sessions, and more. Want to connect with Kayla for an interview or opportunity? Contact her!

featured reflections & prayers in print

Kayla has written for these online publications

kayla is a frequent guest on podcasts - here are a few

where kayla has been a guest speaker

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Topics Kayla can explore:

  • How Prayer Creates a Sense of Spiritual Connection & Nourishment 
  • Navigating Difficult Questions & Conversations with Your Kids about Faith
  • Finding Joy & Meaning in the Ordinary Moments
  • Building a Foundation of Sacred Spirituality 
  • Exploring Social Justice & Advocacy as a Family
  • Creating Rhythms and Traditions that Nurture Your Faith
  • Writing Your Own Family Liturgy
  • Moving Beyond Empty Clichés & Church Culture: Finding a Deeper Approach to Raising Kids
  • Exploring Lectio Divina: Building a Spiritual Practice of Reading and Reflecting on God’s Word
  • Finding Time & Space for Spiritual Practice as a Busy Parent
  • Adapting Traditions and Practices for a Modern Family
Themes Kayla can explore:
  • Navigating spiritual seasons
  • Embracing the liturgical year
  • Living into your values so you can live them out
  • The power of liturgy
  • Contemplative practices for an active faith
  • Raising a disabled or medically-fragile child
  • Cultivating peace & nonviolence in a chaotic world
  • Hope in grief
  • Why Christians need imagination & play
  • Having a partner in ministry
  • Loving your neighbors (and your neighborhood)
& so much more (including everything in Every Season Sacred & To Light Their Way) – just give us some information about what you’re looking for, and we’ll chat about what works for you!

kayla's professional experience:
words, words, and more words


Kayla was the business mobile journalist for the Des Moines Register, where she wrote for the daily paper and website. As a freelance reporter, her writing covered topics ranging from fun features to political reporting.

Staff writer

As a staff writer at Meredith Corporation, an award-winning magazine publisher, Kayla worked for BHG.com and various print & online special interest health magazines under the
Better Homes & Gardens umbrella.

podcast producer

Kayla helped develop and create Love Anyway, a global storytelling and news podcast for a multi-million dollar nonprofit. She wrote, edited, produced, recorded, and even hosted some episodes
as a podcast producer.

comms director

As communications director for a popular faith-based planner company, Kayla developed and produced a podcast, created social media content, edited newsletters, wrote reflections & prayers,
and recorded episodes.

behind the scenes

photo by Anjana Olson

Kayla Craig graduated from Drake University (in 3 years!) with a B.A. in Magazine Journalism from Drake's well-known School of Journalism & Mass Communication.

Ever the overachiever, she minored in Sociology and English, and has been writing professionally for more than 15 years.

Though she does not report much these days, she still freelance edits and ghostwrites on a case-by-case basis for national outlets (when she's not chasing her children).