Our Story

Though we live across the country, God brought us together for a specific purpose.

We believe that purpose is to serve him through Live Today Well.


In September of 2017, two stay at home mamas discovered each other on Instagram.

At the time, Mary had just released her first book, The Examen Journal, through her brand, Creating to Love, and Kara was writing about living a purposeful life on her blog, Pursuing Purpose.

If there is anything that they know to be true about this humble brand, it is this...the Live Today Well Collective belongs to God.

Whether you call it divine intercession or providential timing, both women had felt God pressing on their hearts the need to work together. They decided to collaborate by creating free booklets for both the Twelve Days of Christmas (called Dwell) and the Easter Octave (called Behold).

After witnessing the beauty that was born of sharing their faith and uniting their talents, Mary and Kara discerned that God was calling them to nurture a ministry in which all women could be encouraged to pursue the Lord.

After much prayer and diligent work, the Live Today Well Collective launched in Fall of 2018.


“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.”

-St. Gianna Beretta Molla


About Kara

Kara, one of the creators behind Live Today Well, graduated from Belmont Abbey College with degrees in Elementary Education and Theology. Currently, she lives in the great land of the pines, where she drinks copious amounts of sweet tea and indulges in too much southern comfort food.

Though she comes from a background of parish based ministry and teaching, her most treasured roles are that of wife to her husband Michael and mother to her almost two-year old son, Andrew. Michael and Kara are expecting their second child, a sweet baby girl, in February 2019. 

Kara is passionate about living out each day with prayerful intention and stripping away the excess in order to focus on what matters most - her faith and her family. You can find her musings on over on her Instagram account, karabecker__.


About Mary

Mary Williams is one of the creators behind Live Today Well and the artist behind her own brand, Creating to Love. Her educational experiences at Notre Dame and Boston College deeply formed her spirituality. She firmly believes the act of creating has the power to transform the human heart.

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her two beautiful children, she worked in Catholic college and high school campus ministry. While she misses the spontaneity of working in student life, she loves the constant sound of happy little feet running around her.

Mary is happiest when her little family is cuddled up all together, when she has a paintbrush in her hand, and when she’s sipping her homemade cold brew coffee with probably a little too much creamer. She currently calls Southern California her home.