Combining passion with humor, my talks are based on Biblical principles and practical application. I speak at women's retreats, special events, MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) and co-ed senior citizen church groups. Retreats and one-day conferences vary from two to four talks that last about 30-40 minutes in length. Or, suggest a theme and I will customize a talk for your conference.
Weekend Retreats & One-Day Conference Speech Themes
There’s Rest in the Middle of Wrestling Life
1: Rest in the Person of Jesus Christ.
Ready to jump off the treadmill of a "works-oriented" Christian lifestyle? It begins with knowing God’s character and who we are in Christ.
2: Rest in God’s Presence
Too busy to sit at God’s feet? To the degree that we seek God, we’ll find Him. Learn the value of coming before God with a heart fully surrendered and ready to learn.
3: Rest in our Purpose
Struggle to know God’s daily will? Knowing God's purpose for your life will help you respond to your daily circumstances.
4: Rest in God’s Promises
Paralyzed by a regret-filled past, or the future road of “what ifs?” Learn how to rest in God’s promises when nothing in life appears promising.
He Knows My Name
(Genesis 16:13, John 10:1-21)
God knows my name. So what? What's in a name? Explore the rich meaning behind God's numerous names. Listen to the Egyptian woman, Hagar's, story from the Bible. Our God sees us. He knows our name. He knows everything about us and loves us.
Joy in the Journey
(Hebrews 12:1,2 and John 15:11)
We're called to run the race with endurance. But is it possible to endure this journey called life and experience joy along the way? How did Jesus endure the cross with joy? Discover how to experience God's joy in every circumstance.
Speech Themes for Luncheons & Teas
Run the Race with Endurance
(Hebrews 12: 1-2)
We're surrounded by a cloud of witnesses that show us how to live by faith, but our lives are also a witness to the people around us. What does your witness show others about your faith in the Living God--especially when you're going through hardships? The race marked out for us will look different from one another. And yet, there are four things that can help us run the race with endurance regardless of our age or circumstances. (This talk was given at a women's tea that included a Kentucky Derby theme)
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What? You too? I thought I was the only one.' " --C.S. Lewis
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. (especially good topic for MOPS groups)
Joy is a Painkiller: Tools for Coping
Life brings pain, but we don't have to suffer in misery and silence. There are four Biblical truths that will help you cope with chronic pain and a grieving heart. In the process, realize "the best is yet to come." (co-ed senior groups found this topic helpful)
(Hebrews 4:12 & Philippians)
Tell the truth. Have you ever approached God out of duty or to gain His favor? Knowing God's intentions towards us will help govern our intentions towards Him. Come away with a new grid (and desire) for worshipping the Lord.
My Soul Magnifies the Lord
How can we worship God in a way that brings Him honor, and makes our souls sing? I'll share how Mary, the mother of Jesus, worshipped God. And how we can praise Him in our most dire circumstances. This is a Christmas theme, but the subject of worship is befitting any time of year.
Let the Mentoring Begin
"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. They want someone who's been there to help them navigate life. Learn the value of one-on-one mentoring and the heartfelt ways to go about it.