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Once Upon a Time…
Feeling less like Beauty and more like the Beast? Sit back, relax, and let someone else clean up while Debbie helps you reclaim your Happily Ever After. With the humor and insight gained through parenting five children, she will leave you entertained as well as refreshed. Gain a new view of the “mundane”, explore options to breathe life back into the “dailiness” of life, and be reminded of the “divineness” of the call to motherhood.
The Balance Board of Life
Using the analogy of a Wii Fit Balance Board, Debbie helps you examine your life, looking for traps that only give the illusion of control. During this message, Debbie will help you evaluate your current schedule, learn how our own expectations lead us astray, and reprioritize (which means more than time management!) She will lay the foundation for writing a mission statement to guide you in your decisions.
White Water Faith (Best presented as a series but can be condensed)
Living Water is not stagnant, and our faith was never meant to stagnate, either. Take steps to get into the flow, and see how that opens the door to God’s increased working in your life. Stop floundering and start flourishing!
A Little R&R (Salvation and Testimony Message)
Who doesn’t need a little R&R? Jesus came for just that purpose…to rescue and restore. He not only bridges the gap between us and God, but fills in our empty places with Himself. Listen as Debbie passionately shares the message of salvation, and the transforming power of Christ that is available to all of us. Because of His life resurrected, we can live a resurrected life.
Green Thumb Not Required
We are called to be salt and light, but what does that look like in real life? Based on the Great Commission, this message will help you face your fears, gain an understanding of what sharing the gospel looks like, and equip you to get involved in the harvest of souls.
Smooth Sailing… Or Not!
Life not the pleasure cruise you signed up for? When the seas get rough, do you relate more to the Apostle Paul or the cast of Gilligan’s Island? We all feel swept away at times, but Debbie will help you gain a new perspective through the A.N.C.H.O.R. strategy.
The Power of Forgiveness
Although we are told that we need to forgive others as we are forgiven, that is often easier said than done. Explore the effects of unforgiveness on your spiritual journey, learn what is at its root, and allow God's Word to transform your understanding of what it means to forgive. Give yourself the gift of freedom that being released from the prison of unforgiveness brings, and allow God the opportunity to transform your relationship with Him in the process.
In the business world, who you know often matters more than what you know; our spiritual life is no different. Learn to follow the example of David in 1 Samuel 30, who "strengthened himself in the Lord" when adversity struck. Using key biblical passages and stories from her own life, she will help you strengthen your relationship with God to prepare not just for times of adversity, but for everyday life.
Prince Not-So-Charming, and Other Difficult People
Let's face it, no matter how wonderful your husband is, he's going to push your buttons. Days will come when you can't see eye to eye, partly because you don't want to be in the same room with him! In spite of it all, God has a plan for marriage, and has given us the tools in His Word to not just endure, but to thrive. Psalm 130:7 is the key to this message, hoping in the Lord because of His great love and redeeming power. Find hope for your situation in this session. While the illustration used is marriage, the information gained speaks into all relationships.
The Bible: A Love Story
Society tells us that if we don't meet certain criteria, we don't measure up. When we depend on others to tell us who we are, it can be like looking in a fun house mirror, weird at best, horrifying at its worst. The Bible is God's love letter to us, meant to fill in the hurting places with His holy salve. Allow your audience to be wooed by the King in this session, finding out their true value, as Debbie highlights five truths Jesus needs you to know.
Presents Under the Tree!
Were you a snooper at Christmas time, trying to figure out what those beautifully wrapped boxes contained? When you finally got to open them, were you thrilled beyond belief or busy looking at the pile in front of someone else? That pattern can continue right on into real life. This message will humorously illustrate our tendency to wish for a different set of gifts, while sharing the hope that is ours through the birth of Christ. Seek the freedom of knowing that your life holds exactly what you need to mold and shape you, given as a gift from God to you, gaining a new perspective of your particular circumstances in the process.
These topics can be shared as a keynote message, or expanded to fill a two or three session conference. Debbie is also happy to customize a talk to a specific Bible character, passage, or theme. To request more information, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.