Martin lives in Greenwood, SC, and is the founder of Love Lines from God. He is the author of six books, a minister, an English teacher, and a freelance editor. His most recent books are Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He has been published in numerous publications. Wiles serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions ( and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three. He can be contacted at