Category Christian Women Speakers

Be Amazed — God is in Control | Ginny Brandt

Look among the nations and watch – be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you. Habakkuk 1:5  NKJV After the Communist Walls fell in Romania, my father, Harry Dent, was among the first to offer help. He immediately bonded with the underground church […]

A Dance and A Prayer | Janet Lynn Mitchell

“You look fantastic!” I said to Jason, my seventeen-year-old son. Looking into his baby-blue eyes, I wanted to never forget this moment. “Mom, I’ve got to get going.” With a smile, I placed my arms around him and kissed him on the cheek. I then smoothed out his tuxedo jacket and straightened his tie. “Have […]

Sometimes the Best Lessons are Learned at Panera | Donna Jones

I feel my mood shift. Just a few moments ago all was well with my soul. But now…somehow life seems heavier. More negative. Nothing earth shattering has taken place in the last half hour. In fact, I’m sitting at Panera trying to grab a quick bite while I work. But it’s hard.

Are you suffering from “secondhand worry?” | Barb Roose

My friend, Leah was overwhelmed, except the worries weren’t her own. She was overwhelmed with worries about her adult children. One was experiencing a second, unplanned pregnancy and another had neglected some serious legal issues and was looking at jail time.

The One Thing that Changed My Relationship with Others | Becky Baker

Sharron had been out for a week. She had frequently been absent, but usually for no more than a day at a time. Homework was rarely done, and even though she had a sweet spirit, the drive to achieve or complete assignments was missing. Sharron just quietly came to class and quietly left.

More than the Packing List | Shannon Upton

As an organizer, I do love to pack for trips. It’s such an exciting, anticipatory time!  Before each family vacation or trip, I try to: Write a good packing list.  Pray for God’s favor on the trip.  Surrender the outcome into God’s hands.

Miracles in Action | Angela Alexander

The priest hands were visually shaking as he held paperwork from the Red Cross. “Angela your family has been in a car accident…” From the looks on their faces I knew this was no April’s Fool’s Joke.

It’s Going To Be Okay | Melissa Maimone

It’s going to be okay. You probably know this in some ethereal, existential way. “Melissa, this is not a deep revelation.” you say. Maybe not. But most of the time, I don’t think we need a lot of new information; we simply need to be reminded of what we already know. Sometimes we forget the […]

The One Thing that Changed My Speaking Ministry | Becky Baker

I finally got it.  It happened when I read the following quote from Operation World: “The ministry of the children of God is not doing, but praying. We need to trust in God who moves in the ears of even His most implacable enemies. We do not engage in ministry and pray for God’s blessing […]

It DOES Take It All | Sharon Elliott

Have you ever met someone who is driven? People who are driven are focused, know their purpose, and have clear goals. The difference between them and others is that they actually put feet to those goals. They see the potential of the fulfillment of their purpose and they go for it. They obtain business licenses, […]

Let Stress Be A Signal | Debbie Hannah Skinner

During my years as a public school teacher, I noticed the most effective educators were those skilled in two areas: their subject content matter and classroom management. One particular teacher, my friend, Laura, was a genius classroom manager, particularly with her use of signals.

5 Essentials for Personal Renewal | Poppy Smith

“I have come that they may have life And that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10. (NKJV) What have you found essential for physical renewal? Juicing kale, spinach and other veggies?  Not Me! I find black coffee with a dash of cream gets me going. What I do find essential, however, is making time for […]

What To Do For Someone In The Midst of Loss | Lauren Littauer Briggs

The loss of a home or possessions is often viewed as a materialistic loss, and we tend to minimize its significance and impact. What is often overlooked are the irreplaceable family heirloom-type items that are lost and the huge amount of time, effort, and money it will take to rebuild after a loss. A trunk […]

A Speaker’s Unexpected Answer | Sandra Aldrich

I left for the airport early, but I wasn’t looking forward to this trip. After I had accepted the assignment, the town where the event would be held had been flooded. I called the hostess, expressed my sympathy and offered to reschedule. She was adamant the event continue. Then she said, “We need your funny […]

Learning to Obey and Honor | CJ Rapp

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1–3 (NASB95) Growing up my mother often quoted this scripture reminding me that […]