Topics for Retreats & Conferences

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Deep Roots in Christ

Designed for up to six sessions

Often, a good visual helps to get the message across! With this theme, a garden is your life, and God is your gardener. We’ll talk about how to face the many changes that come in different seasons of your life. Then, if you’ve ever watered your woes like I have, I’ll show you how to fertilize your faith instead. I’ll help you understand why you have those pity parties when circumstances become overwhelming and how to strengthen your faith as you grow deep roots in Christ. I’ll even challenge you to bloom, girl, bloom! And, if you really want to keep on planting, I can equip you with the seeds to grow in your marriage and parenting!

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

Designed for up to three sessions

Have you ever said to yourself, “Who IS that person in the mirror?” Well, I have, and sometimes I see things I don’t like about myself! In this message, we’ll take a good look at how we view ourselves with all our hang-ups and contrast that with what we see when we look at ourselves through God’s eyes. We’ll clear the cobwebs to get a clear view of who we really are. I will pass along some great biblical principles and some practical how-to’s that will help you see yourself as God sees you. Then we’ll look at how you can reflect Christ in every area of your life.

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Caught in the Crossfire of Daily Battles

Designed for up to five sessions

As a wife and a mom, you face the battlefields of life every day. How do you fight loneliness and fear when you feel alone and anxious? How do you protect your marriage and your children from brokenness? How do you strengthen your home from being pulled apart? How do you have victory over your circumstances when you are overwhelmed? Sometimes you feel defeated before you even start the day. Life happens, and you get caught in the crossfire. As I arm you with God’s marching orders and some practical insight, you will be gently reminded that your daily battles are best left at the foot of the cross and in the care of Jesus.

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Surviving Your Circumstances During Tough Times

Designed for up to five sessions

So often you face circumstances that are beyond your control. Your crisis might be the loss of a job, loss of a home, moving, divorce, rebellious children, illness, or death—just to name a few. Your emotions are pushed to the limit, and you wonder how you’ll ever get through this stressful and challenging time. I share my story and the strength I found through Christ, not only to survive but to thrive amid my loss. From my experience and the biblical principles I know and trust, I will equip you to live above your circumstances.

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How Do I Encourage You? Let Me Count the Ways!

Designed for a 60-minute presentation

Have you ever wanted to encourage someone, and you didn’t know how? Well, grab your pen and paper! We’ll start with encouragement from God’s word, and then I’ll share with you fun and practical ways to encourage the people in your life. Whether it’s your husband, children, extended family, or friends, you’ll feel encouraged and be equipped to encourage others!

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Confronting Change With Christ

Designed for a 60-minute presentation

I have often heard that the only thing constant in life is change. Those constant changes in our lives can be good or bad, happy or sad, but usually bring with them a kaleidoscope of emotions that affect every aspect of our lives. As a woman who has gone through a major life-change, I know first-hand how it can make you stronger if you face change with Christ and how it can break you when you try to face it alone. I’d love to share what I’ve learned and how you can find peace and joy with any major change in your life.

Embracing Joy When You Don't Feel Joyful

embrace joy

Designed for up to three sessions

Lost your joy? I’ll help you discover joy again and we’ll go to God’s word to find out what real joy means, what it looks like, and how to keep it. We’ll look at what robs you of daily joy and the biblical principles I’ve learned about being content in spite of your circumstances. You’ll gain insight into what emotions, gratitude, and guarding your heart have to do with keeping your joy. And then, we’ll wrap up our time together by sharing practical ways to cultivate joy in our relationships and how to live joyfully every day. It will be a “joy-filled” time together!

Single-Session Topics

  • Gracious Hospitality: A Biblical and Practical Perspective
  • Friendship: The Heart of Relationships
  • Engaging Newcomers in Your Church (for Church Leaders)
  • Lovely Lessons from a Teacup: Finding contentment
  • Moving On After Moving In (for newcomers)
  • A Place Where You Belong! (Kick-off events)
  • Easing the Impact of Moving on Your Children
  • You Can Make It! Surviving and Thriving through Transition
  • Starting Over, After the Boxes are Unpacked
  • Hope for the Uprooted Woman in your life
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