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For twenty years I’ve had the joy of speaking at weekend retreats, moms’ meetings, church seminars and classes, and writers and ministry conferences. No group is too large or too small, and I don’t charge a set speaking fee (let’s talk about it).
Here are some topics I’m passionate about, but if your group has another idea for your special event, let’s create something together!
Redesign Your Home Life
As followers of Jesus, homemaking is a role, not the goal. But without a plan, our time, money, and energy can be consumed and, at the end of the day, we have little left over for God and people.
What if you could learn how to manage your home for the purpose of spending more time with Jesus? What if you could maximize your resources and use them to not only impact your family and friends, but your church, your community, and your world for Him? What if you could create room to love God and love people? You can!
In my most popular and requested talk for the last 15 years, I’ve been helping women create a warm, clean, and productive environment in the space where they live so they can grow deeper in their love-relationship with Jesus—and wider in loving service to their neighbor. The plan is so easy to follow, practical, flexible, and, most importantly, spiritually grounded. (workshop, half- or full-day event)
How To Speak When You’re Not a Speaker
Has God given you a message to share—something to inspire, teach, entertain, or bring awareness to—but you are not a speaker? (Ugh!) That’s how I got started.
In this practical, biblically based, step-by-step workshop for beginners, you can learn how to: find an audience and build a speaking ministry; prepare an effective message for any size audience and any length of time; and deliver an engaging talk that listeners will remember. This topic is especially helpful for writers, missionaries … actually anyone who has something to say! (one- or two-part workshop)
What I Know… About Leadership
Your heart is in the right place—you’re passionate to serve in your position—but sometimes things get off-track.
Hear the takeaways from my experience in leadership—the failures and victories—and learn how to become a more organized and effective leader, and sustain your role by knowing your mission; never underestimating your need for training and support; playing to your strengths; leading like a man (oh!); and remembering you can’t pour from an empty vessel. (workshop)
Infuse: Adding God’s Flavor to What You’re Already Doing
What happens when you take something ordinary—water, oil, or tea—and add a handful of something flavorful and healthy? What happens when you take a slice of everyday life and boost it with a spiritual discipline, something that helps you grow in your love-relationship with Jesus and equips you to impact your family and friends, your church, your community and your world for Him?
Infuse is a biblical, inspirational, and practical message that teaches every woman how to incorporate sustainable spiritual disciplines into seven areas of her everyday life.
- Infuse Your God Life with Study
- Infuse Your Home Life with Simplicity
- Infuse Your Ministry Life with Solitude
- Infuse Your Physical Life with Gratitude
- Infuse Your Recreational Life with Celebration
- Infuse Your Social Life with Silence
- Infuse Your Work Life with Submission (workshop, half- or full-day event, weekend retreat)
Tell Me the (New) Old Story
Women are gobbling up fiction at a phenomenal rate—stories of romance, mystery, and miracles—and a little relaxation and escape isn’t a bad thing! In fact, some fiction will change your heart. But did you know that when you read eleven books of the Old Testament, you can go on a historical journey from the beginning to the end of Old Testament time through books that read like fiction?
Full of characters and action, plots and drama, and even some comedy, the Bible is jam-packed with true stories about people like you and me. Learn a Bible-reading plan that will change the way you see your life in the timeline of God’s story because “…whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4, ESV). (workshop, half- or full-day event, weekend retreat)