I'd love to talk with your group and hash over life together. Here are my most popular messages.
You Were Made For More
Some days life seems monotonous and we’re haunted by the question, “Is this all there is?” We long to be part of a bigger story, one that provides excitement, purpose, and joy. Where can we find fulfillment and meaning? How can we live like we were made for more?
The Power of Vulnerability
We work hard to give others a good impression of us. We think being a good example is the ultimate in Christian witness. But what if admitting to our junk—our weaknesses, insecurities and struggles—might help others more? In this session we learn how vulnerability is a powerful tool for building relationships and pointing others to our gracious God.
The Attraction of Grace and Humility
In a world where competing with each other and getting ahead are the norm, grace and humility are traits that stand out as unusual and intriguing. How does demonstrating these characteristics attract others to us and give them a glimpse of a loving God?
To Have a Friend tackles the issue of relationships and focuses on how women can cultivate the friendships they long for. It identifies two distinct qualities, supported by Scripture, which help in establishing the connections we lack. I have found it touches a nerve with ANY age group. (This talk combines the best of The Attraction of Grace and Humility and The Power of Vulnerability.)
Getting Real with God
It’s easy to go through the motions in our faith, doing all the right things, yet failing to connect with God in a personal way. How can we experience the fullness of life Jesus promises? What steps can we take to deepen our relationship with Him? How does one get real with God?
Out of Africa is a chronicle of my trip to Uganda in June 2013. This talk is full of pictures and stories illustrating the lessons learned from facing a life-long fear and experiencing a third world country.
When Faith Feels Far Away
Life is hard and sometimes we wonder if God hears our prayers or is truly on the job. When disappointments and heartache touch us, it can be hard to hold on to our faith. How can we press on in the dark times? Where is God when faith feels far away?
Living Above Your Insecurities
Are you tired of looking at others and feeling like you don’t measure up? Do your insecurities keep you from enjoying the person God created you to be? Freedom can be found in living above your insecurities.
The Curse of the Good Girl
Good girls follow the rules. They stay in line and enjoy God’s protection as a result. But good girls often feel boring, overlooked, too good to be used by God in dramatic ways like those with flashier conversion stories. They hide their pain thinking it minor compared to others. They “gut out” life doing all the right things, yet lacking the joy and enthusiasm they long for. But God sees. God knows. He loves His good girls and has plans for them too.
Not Letting Fear Hold You Back
Sometimes God asks His people to do crazy things so we tread lightly in our relationship with Him. But what does He have waiting for those with the courage to press on? What might you experience if you don't let your fear hold you back?
A Mother Like No Other addresses the inadequacy we feel as mothers and reminds women they are God's chosen instrument to raise their children. Supported by scripture and personal examples, it's a message weary moms long to hear.
Only God Makes Good of Everything is my personal testimony of how God has taken the hard knocks in my life and used them in a beautiful way. It comforts with the message that no pain is wasted in God's economy and encourages people to persevere through the tough stuff knowing He will use it for their good.
Advent means the arrival of something new or "the coming." Though we traditionally celebrate Advent as the coming of the Baby Jesus, we often forget He promised He will come again. What would our lives look live if we truly believed that? How can we walk each day in expectancy and excitement and hope? What does it mean to LIVE advent?
Worth Waiting For (for teen girls)
In the romantic depictions of relationships in the media, do girls ever hear the phrase, “Waiting for Mr. Right?” This talk addresses the emotional and spiritual components of sex the world dismisses and ignores, encouraging girls to see God’s plan for marriage and sex as something worth waiting for.
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