I love to talk.
What woman doesn’t, right?
It wasn’t until I became passionate about studying God’s Word that I felt God calling me to do it for Him. So, I started teaching bible studies every chance I could get. And I still do. However, back in 2006, after I co-founded Crosspoint International Ministries, an international mission organization, something changed. God was using me to share encouraging and inspiring messages in several churches in the southeast. The point was to help them get involved in what He was doing around the globe. But in reality, I was falling in love with speaking God’s truths.
The passion continued to grow during our years of missionary travels and over time God put a specific burden on my heart. He wanted me to share His truths to help women around the world realize their God-given potential and self-worth. In Psalm 1:3, the psalmist compares a blessed person to a tree: stable, well nourished, fruitful, and prosperous. It also says this person does not wither. As a result, they are strong enough to navigate all of life’s challenges without losing their effectiveness. And they prosper in all they do. This is the core of who we were created to be. This is what an authentic life looks like and what we need to strive to become. And this is the core of every message I share. It absolutely breaks my heart to see so many of His daughters struggle with self-hatred, depression, addictions, and so much more.
Five years ago, God expanded my passion. He partnered me with an amazing organization called The Freedom Challenge. And alongside 47 other women from around the world, I traveled to Tanzania to help combat human trafficking. Together, we successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process. The funds went to projects in several countries that worked to rescue and restore victims of sex-trafficking, temple prostitution, and other forms of exploitation.
I was blessed to be able to travel to a few of those countries to visit the projects firsthand. What an incredible emotional and spiritual journey that was! My dedication to this cause is on-going and I continue to partner with The Freedom Challenge as well as several other ministries and non-profits that are working to rescue and restore victims worldwide.
Some of the places I have visited include: Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, India, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Georgia, and Yemen. Traveling to so many countries has exposed me to numerous cultures and uncovered amazing truths in my life along the way. I use these experiences to bring a fresh and invigorating perspective on God’s truths for your own life. If you are looking for a speaker for your next event, I would be honored to come and share with your group. I have several topics that I speak on but if you are looking for something specific, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you soon!
All Out of Love – You don’t have to look very far to see there is a lack of love all around us. Marriages are falling apart, friendships are failing, children end up hating their parents, and religious bigotry is at an all-time high. This lack of love breaks the heart of God. The greatest commandments in the Bible revolve around love, yet it is the hardest attribute to master. Why are we so comfortable to live a life of cynicism and judgment when we have the power to live in love? We’ll discuss ways to authentically love ourselves, our purpose, our community and those who are hard to love.
Attitude vs. Aptitude – It’s easy to confuse attitude with aptitude. But how we act can greatly impact what we do and how well we do it. In this fun series, we will dissect the fruit of the spirit and examine our unique spiritual gifts. We’ll then take what we learn and use it as a barometer for how high, how wide and how deep we can go for Christ. Are you ready for an amazing adventure?
Authentic Christianity – We’ve all come across someone who says they’re a Christian but then live their lives with one foot in Christianity and one foot in the world. Or perhaps that’s you. God despises lukewarm Christians and this series will expose false teachings and traps that keep us from living sanctified lives in Christ. You will leave with a deeper desire to love who you are in Christ and to love God with all your heart as you seek to live for Him daily.
Bloom Where You Are Planted – I admit it. All plants fear me because I will eventually kill them. Using the analogy of “bloom where you are planted,” we will unearth what we require as unique individuals to grow into healthy Christians. Understanding what we need to flourish is essential to the vitality of the life we live. In this series, we will dig for the truth in God’s word that illuminates our minds so we can effectively recognize what environment we need, and which ones can harm us, so that our souls are free to breathe and grow.
Fostering Faithful Friendships – In a world of online social media it is hard to find authentic, meaningful friendships. Fostering Faithful Friendships will address issues such as the need to hide behind a mask, compulsion to compare ourselves with other women, as well as tools to recognize false or harmful friendships and how to remove them from our lives. Deep down we all long for true connection and authenticity in our relationships. You will leave this series with a refreshing outlook on friendships and the ability to foster faithful ones in your life.
From Defeat to Victory –Have you ever made a new year’s resolution to start an exercise program only to find yourself quitting after just a few weeks? Me too! I sometimes ask myself, “Where would I be now if I had never given up?” Does the same thing happen in your daily relationship with God? If you’re tired of having to restart your walk with God, then stop quitting! Discover the skills needed to go from defeat to victory, and stay there! God has given us all the tools we need and in this series we will learn how to use each one to our advantage so we can remove the word “defeat” from our vocabulary once and for all!
It’s Not About You –Social media can lead us to live in a false reality and a pit of narcissism, constantly feeding off the affirmation of others. Do you have friends on social media who are constantly uploading selfies? Are you guilty too? In this series, we will take a look at God’s call to humility. We will be challenged to change our perspective from inward to outward and learn how to give God the limelight instead of seeking it for ourselves. This is a stimulating, eye-opening series that will bring true transformation in your walk with God.
Passionate Perspective – Do you ever consider how you got the perspective on life that you have now? Do you ever get distracted by worldly things and stuck in a rut of thinking, “this is just who I am?” Passionate Perspective will challenge the way you view life. You will learn how to put things into a heavenly perspective and to recognize daily deceptions and distractions that prevent you from living a Godly life. You don’t have to be who you’ve always been.
Suffering in Silence – Suffering is a part of life, and sometimes we bring it upon ourselves. But how do we respond when we feel it’s unjustified? Who or what is the source of this suffering and what are we supposed to do when it comes? This series will examine the seasons and purposes of just and unjust suffering and how to endure them when they inevitably come our way. You will leave feeling refreshed and strengthened for the journey ahead.
Taming the Temptations – We all have temptations. It’s when we don’t resist them that we can get into trouble. Using Jonah as our guide, we will learn to recognize the temptations that are rocking our boats, ways to release the death grip on the temptations that have already seized us, how to effectively resist new temptations and to continuously remember the power we have in Christ to defeat them. This series will encourage you, empower you and enlighten you to a more faithful and effective walk with Jesus.
Turn Your History into His Story – Are you guilty of letting your past dictate your future? Together we will discover how to use our history as an opportunity to rewrite the story of our lives, from God’s perspective. We will recognize His personal invitation to experience the forgiveness we need so to make peace with our past and walk fearlessly into the future He has prepared for us.
Mothering with a Mission – Don’t get trapped in the monotony of motherhood. Being a mother is not all that you were created for but for most of us, it’s all we can identify with. Join us as we journey through a discovery process that will reveal God’s true purpose for mothering. Being a mom is more than just meeting the everyday needs of our children and this series will challenge us to turn the mundane into something magnificent!
Parenting with a Purpose – Have you ever wondered why God gave you the children you have? Although sometimes you may question His reasoning, God has a purpose! The aim of this series is to challenge us to look at why God has called us to be their parent. I’ll share the secret to pain-free parenting and how to stop living our lives through our kids so they can live the life God is calling them to. You will leave encouraged, challenged and rejuvenated to be the parent you were meant to be!
Intentional Intimacy – Is your marriage stale and boring? Do you feel more like roommates than lovers? Intentional Intimacy will open our eyes to the possibility of experiencing a newness in our marriage. We’ll discuss how to release the pain of our past so we can stop punishing our spouse for things he didn’t do. We’ll discover the blessings of being vulnerable, how to understand our husband on a deeper level and the tools needed to extend grace when necessary. If you want to re-energize your marriage and be more intentional about creating an intimate connection with your spouse, this is the series for you!
Wives of Wisdom –I believe the wife ultimately creates the tone and atmosphere of the home. Yet so many of us don’t realize we are setting a tone that is negative and uninviting. Wives of Wisdom will seek to empower us with the skills we need to recommit 100% to our marriages; to view our husbands in a new light; and to reclaim the power to make our home a place our husbands will want to come home to. We will examine the benefits and blessings of protecting our husbands and honoring them, even when it hurts. While this series focuses on the marriage relationship, it will inevitability impact our children as they watch the relationship between their parents deepen. Let’s reclaim the power that is ours and watch the tone and atmosphere of our homes transform before our eyes.
Get Out of that Pit! – Are you numb? Do you long to have meaning in your life and to have something to live for? In this series, we will explore the dangers of complacency and inconsistency and come to a place of surrender and restoration. It’s time to get out of that pit!
**All of the topics can be adapted to key-notes, weekend retreats or as needed for your event.