About Worthy Words

If you utter worthy, not worthless, words,
you will be my spokesman.
—Jeremiah 15:19

This verse jumped off the page and pierced my heart one day.

For context, the prophet Jeremiah is deep in prayer, pouring out his pain. He's brutally honest with God, who (lovingly yet firmly) responds to his complaints with a rebuke and reminder: Jeremiah is set apart to serve as the voice of God. His calling was to deliver words from heaven, not human perception.

I've loved words for as long as I can remember. Writing for me has been an inescapable, life-long theme.

I started college planning a career in physical therapy ... and emerged as an English major. Then came graduate school, which led to a career working in higher education communications and marketing. Although writing made up a major part of my day job, I could not shake the strong urge to write about what truly mattered to me: faith and following Jesus.

I started my first blog in 2018. Soon after, I left my marketing job for a call to ministry, and the rest is history.

Currently, I write weekly to share God's words and inspire others on a similar journey of living bold, fiery, wild, and free. I invite you to read, subscribe, share, and join me! I'm a work in progress, and so is Worthy Words Co.

In addition to a place to publish my writing, Worthy Words Co. exists to activate anointed voices across the earth. Here's my prayer for this mission and vision:

Lord, raise up new voices in our generation. Bold voices. Authentic voices. Pure voices that cut through distraction and apathy. Voices that challenge our safe, sanitized Christianity. Voices that open eyes to the real gospel of the kingdom. Voices that captivate us with the beauty and identity of Jesus. May there be books and blogs and songs and movements birthed that will bring heaven to earth. Amen.

Fun facts about Chelsea

  • I have two master's degrees; the second one was 100 percent unplanned.
  • I love dark roast coffee and deep conversations.
  • My favorite place to shop is Half Price Books.
  • I teach dance classes; hip hop is my favorite.
  • I write poetry. I'm also working on a memoir.
  • I taught media writing and grammar at a university.
  • I've been in a commercial and on the cover of a magazine.
  • My favorite flavors are coconut and anything charred.
  • My favorite fragrance is lavender.
  • My favorite color is blue.
  • I met my husband in middle school.
  • I love palm trees and the beach, but I live in landlocked Nebraska.
  • My name means chalk landing place (pier, wharf, or waterfront).
  • I've lived in Missouri and Texas.
  • I have Irish heritage and hope to visit there one day.

Do you desire to grow in hearing God and responding to His voice? You're in good company. Let's connect!


Chelsea Bailey

Founder, Worthy Words Co.