My talks are based on Biblical principles, personal anecdotes, and practical application. Talks vary from 30-40 minutes. Titles with an asterisk indicate talks with multiple sessions for one-day conferences and weekend retreats. However, these same themes can be summarized for a forty-minute presentation if necessary. Or, suggest a Bible verse or theme and I will customize a talk for your event.
Speech Themes for Luncheons, One-Day Conferences, & Retreats
There’s Rest in the Middle of Wrestling Life *
Ready to jump off the treadmill of a "works-oriented" Christian lifestyle? Knowing God’s character and who we are in Christ are key to our ability to rest. (This theme can also be developed into two to four talks for a one-day conference or weekend retreat).
Run the Race with Endurance
(Hebrews 12: 1-2)
What does your witness show others about your faith in the Living God--especially when you're going through hardships? Learn four principles that can help us run the race with endurance regardless of our age or circumstances. (Kentucky Derby theme works well)
My Soul Magnifies the Lord
How can we worship God in a way that brings Him honor and makes our souls sing? Learn how Mary, the mother of Jesus, worshiped God. And how we can use the same mindset to praise God in our most dire circumstances. (This is a Christmas theme, but the subject of worship is befitting any time of year).
He Knows My Name*
(Genesis 16:13, John 10:1-21)
Explore God's numerous names in the Bible, and how the meaning behind each name can impact our faith--especially when we realize God knows our name.
What is a SAFE friend? Discover four attributes that can help you be a better friend and find that special someone who is a safe place to share your heart. (MOPS friendly)
Joy is a Painkiller: Tools for Coping
Life includes pain. I’ll share four Biblical truths that will help folks cope with chronic pain and a grieving heart. (Senior citizens found this topic helpful)
(Hebrews 4:12 & Philippians)
Have you ever approached God out of duty or to gain His favor? Knowing God's purposes for us will influence our intentions toward Him. Come away with a new grid (and desire) for worshipping the Lord.
Joy in the Journey*
(Hebrews 12:1,2 and John 15:11)
Discover how to experience God's joy in the midst of our journey--even when it's arduous.
"I wish I had a Loretta." That's what women say when they learn I have a mentor. Faced with busy lives and isolation, women are hungry for relationships. Learn the value (and how-to) of one-on-one mentoring.