We are an online and international community of young women, committed to serving each other, growing our relationships with the Lord, and developing our gifts and talents. Our mission is to inspire, to equip and to provide a place of authentic community for young women in the creative arts, being rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ.

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the blog

The Delight Blog exists as a platform for sharing the work of those within the community, as well as a vehicle of discipleship from our leadership and those within the community that strive to reach the hearts of young women and see them encounter Jesus like never before.  Here you will find tutorials and how-to's for various creative endeavors and business tips and tools as well as articles on real life struggles and wisdom from the Word.  If the blog makes your heart happy, please consider joining our online community.  For more on who Delight & Be is, click here.


melanie- blog manager

Hey, I'm Melanie! I am the Delight & Be Blog Manager and lover of all things creative and Jesus. You can find me in Chicago where I live with my Husband and Doggie Daughter, Raven. I am passionate about Health + Wellness, Biblical Literacy, and equipping women in pursuing Jesus and His Kingdom. 

I love photography, making tea lattes, and a jammin playlist while I go on a run. I also love writing and reading stories of women and the journey God has them on. God is so so good!

CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: @melanieaidette_castaneda


sam - blog editor

Hi! I'm Sam! I'm married to my bestie, I drink way too much coffee, and I name all of my plants. I have lived many different places including Florida, Indiana, and Hungary, so traveling and adventure is something that I crave constantly. We currently live in Washington state! When I'm not editing for Delight & Be, you can find me hammocking in the mountains, taking photographs, or (surprise surprise) drinking coffee at local coffee shops. It's kind of my thing.

CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: @hashtagsambryant


Myranda - contributor

Hey ya'll, I'm Myranda from Houston, Texas! I'm twenty years old and I love all things social media and sleep. My friends mean the absolute world to me and I literally don't know where I would be without them. I always say I am an ESFJ with a little bit of I, introverted in certain situations... hello! ;) I am a firm believer that God is using my past to help other people's future. I love Jesus and I strive to change the world. If there was one saying i\I live by, it's "joyful, regardless."   

CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: @myrandaburkholder

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leah - content collector

Hey, my name is Leah! I'm a creative artist inspired by flowers (dead or alive), rainy days, stories, and folk music. My desire is to see the God-given dreams of others come to life and to serve in any way contributing to that. For myself, that's traveling to Ukraine every year with my best friend to work with children from hard places.

CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: @thebarefaceblog

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kerri lynne - contributor

I'm a Wedding Photographer in Central New York, I'm a wife to my best friend Derek. I am a foodie, and believe in celebrating and savoring the sweet moments in life. I am also a deep soul, and love good conversation. I am up for almost any adventure, and I love hiking, the great outdoors, and being surrounded by beauty. I love the Lord, and finding gratitude for all the gifts He gives me each day.

CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: @kerrilynnephotography


SHILO - content collector

Hey there, I'm Shilo from Ohio! I enjoy snuggles, sunshine, and popcorn with extra butter. Most days you can catch me having a dance party with all my windows open and singing my heart out. 

I have a heart to show the world the talents and beauty of others.

CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM:@shiloalysephoto