Tag Archives: speakers

What Motivates You? | Poppy Smith

I spoke recently to a friend who is super-efficient, incredibly capable, and the rock on which her boss relies. But as we talked, she confessed to being motivated by guilt. I should do this. I must do that. If I don’t, then who will—and then what? If I’m serving the Lord then I have to say […]

Raising a Diamond Child | Davy Liu

My parents pretty much tried everything they could to get me to excel in academics and piano: tutoring, spanking, and bribing. Even after eight years of playing the piano, I was only interested in Michelangelo and his amazing paintings I encountered in art books. 

10 Don’ts For Helping Those Who Are Grieving | James H. Pence

In 1987, my wife and I lost our daughter Michelle when she was only one week old. This post, based on our experiences and those of others, reflects on the less-than-helpful things people do to comfort the grieving. Don’t say, “I know how you must feel.” You don’t know—even if you have gone through a similar […]

Choose My Husband Before God? | Dawna Hetzler

My mouth hung open as I listened to what he said to me. “Choose your husband before God.” The famous Lee Strobel, who has written some of my favorite books, was on The Good News radio show. Recently, his classic book, The Case For Christ, became a movie. During our interview, Lee discussed that he […]

10 Tips to Help Your Speaker Do Her Job | Kathy Howard

Your speaker longs to be effective. She desires for God to use her in the lives of your women. You can help her help them. Use these tips to help your speaker minister as effectively as possible to your women.

Suicidal Thoughts | Jody Burkeen

Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Clearing Out Jealousy | Shannon Upton

Clear out your spiritual clutter as you organize your home! ​ Christian speaker, blogger, and author Shannon Upton is back to help you build your house with Jesus as the perfect cornerstone. Through her conversational style, fun anecdotes, and step-by-step guides, you’ll learn how to establish the perfect amount of structure for you and your […]