Meet Jo and Dan

Hi! I’m Jo. I’m a Christian writer and musician, and my husband Dan is a photographer. I’m the author of Refresh: a wellness devotional for the whole Christian life, which also includes beautiful images by Dan. My new book, Living Well With God is an easy read version of Refresh, adapted for people who find reading hard.

Dan and I live in south-east England and help to lead a small group at our church for people with additional learning needs. We also love being silly, going for walks in the countryside and cuddling our cat Dillon.

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Photo of Dan Acharya (a mixed race man with glasses and a beard) and Jo Acharya (a white woman with long brown hair and a pink scarf), both smiling to the camera

Why Valley of Springs?

‘Valley of Springs’ comes from Psalm 84:6, which talks about God’s people walking through a valley of weeping, and making it a place of springs. We know that life isn’t always easy, and sometimes our Christian journeys aren’t either. It helps to have gentle companions to come alongside us, in the good times and the harder ones. We hope we can encourage you, and help you find refreshing springs when the road is rough.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they walk through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength
till each appears before God in Zion.
Psalm 84:5-7

Who We Are

Valley of Springs is the online home of Dan and Jo Acharya.

We write devotional blogs to help you grow in your faith and trust God in difficult times.

We also provide easy read Bible study and discipleship resources for Christians with learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities and special needs.

Jo is the author of ‘Refresh: a wellness devotional for the whole Christian life’ and ‘Living Well With God: easy read Bible lessons for people who find reading hard’.

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