The adventure is upon us . . . are you up for it?
I love to meet readers face-to-face to offer both encouragement and challenge from God’s Word.
I love Jesus and I’m passionate about His people. I speak, as I write, with humor, transparency, and biblical teaching about the long journey from the ground to glory.
Click below to download a copy of my speaker one-sheet to share with your church leader or event coordinator:
I have some prepared talks on topics like spiritual growth(Jesus and the Beanstalk), confrontation and speaking up for Christ (The Art of Hard Conversations), living the Jesus adventure (God was My Escape Plan), learning to love Christian community (Why Dwarves Need Elves), and God’s plan to redeem our emotional life (Bless Your Heart).
Popular, too, are my Creative Heart Ascends Workshops:
Creative Hearts Ascend: Soul keeping for the Creative Christian (1-4 session workshop) Nurturing a creative soul in the context of a relationship with Jesus is an art. It takes time, discipline, and a heavy dollop of weirdness. In this class, we’ll use the Psalms of Ascent as a launch pad for exploring issues of faith and creativity. Topics include Making Peace with Creative Tension, Transforming Suffering into Art, Accepting Strange Travel Companions, Nurturing and Protecting Your Creative Mind, Reverent or Risky – decisions every Christian creative must make, and more. Participants will participate on a soul-baring level (or be called out) and there will be time for everyone to play in the sandbox. (This workshop is based on the 2013 First Place Winning Bible study Creative Hearts Ascend).
Creative Hearts Ascend: Using Your Creative Gifts to Free Others (1-4 session workshop)
Imagine tapping into the creative potential of every member of your congregation or small group. Imagine appropriating this potential to empower individuals to understand God’s Word. And what if this creative power could help build Christian community and reach the unsaved? Writers who teach or who create
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I’m from Rhode Island so I’m undaunted by small groups and equally comfortable speaking to groups over 1000 (I’m just different that way).
Fee: I’ll work with any budget (which includes groups who have no budget).
Email me the needs of your group and let’s chat! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Format: I love to lead workshops and weekend retreats, as well as provide a keynote for a single event.
I’ve developed a fully planned retreat based on the topic of my new book, Jesus and the Beanstalk (Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life) called Equipped to Slay Giants. You can download the material for free here. I also have a popular workshop on The Art of Hard Conversations.
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WOW! Curious about my experience and spiritual life?
What’s important for you to know about me before we start a conversation about speaking for your event?
I have over thirty years speaking and training in front of groups of every size. I’m a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (for Christian women) and am listed in the speaker directory for By Design ministries. I’ve written three books and I’ve authored an unsettling blog since 2008. My blog was listed as one of the top 100 Christian blogs in 2015.
I’ve followed Jesus since responding to an altar call at the end of a televised Billy Graham crusade in my early childhood.
I have degrees from Barrington Christian College (now merged with Gordon) in Psychology and Biblical Studies. I’m a retired homeschool mom with a day job (working with families in crisis), mother of two grown children with families, and a husband (for twenty-eight years and counting). My theology is conservative, biblical, and radical but I deliver it with a fresh perspective that resonates with modern audiences. As to my bible-teaching speaking, I generally restrict myself to female audiences but as to writing or training, I am available for mixed groups.
So, let’s start a conversation! You can reach me by emailing me at email@example.com. I’ll prioritize your email if I see SPEAKING INQUIRY in the subject line. I can’t wait to meet you and discuss ways I can serve you and your group.