My new Speaker Demo Video

After a year’s worth of work, including lost files and video retakes, I have completed a speaker demo video.  There is a long list of things you need to do to let others know that you are a speaker, and this is one of them.  Whew!  I’m glad to mark it off my list.

By now you’ve come to expect honesty from me. Last night as I thought of sharing the completed video with family and friends, with my cherished blog readers, and on Facebook, I nearly had a panic attack.  It’s just hard to put yourself out there, as the videos are imperfect and if you look closely, you will see a lot of wrinkles!  LOL

It’s hard for me to promote myself, but what I’m really promoting is the message God has given me to share with women.  I’m going to be brave and share it with you.  I know you will love me anyway.

If you are friends with ladies ministry leaders or church pastors, please share the video with them.   Click here for the link.  I don’t have any expectations of you, but it would help me if you would share it on Facebook as well.  No pressure.

Thank you for helping me to build this ministry of hope and grace for imperfect women.


I could never be as good as her

I sat with a group of beautiful women in the historic Hilltop House Restaurant in Fayetteville, NC. I was a visitor at the “Fayetteville Women’s Connection,” an outreach of Stonecroft Ministries. For the last nine months, I have been preparing to become a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries. During this time, I have written and rewritten my testimony – my story of how I came to know Jesus – to share with Stonecroft groups in the future.

The time we had all been waiting for arrived. The speaker stepped up to the podium. I was excited to hear her speak and to learn more about what a Stonecroft meeting was like. I began the meeting sitting on the edge of my seat, eager to learn.

She began her talk by engaging the audience by asking them their favorite Disney movies. Pretty soon she had us saying, when cued, “Once upon a time…” She smiled and nodded as she drew us in with her story. She was a dynamic speaker who had her thirty minute presentation completely memorized.


Who am I to think I have a ministry?

Four years ago, when my children were entering high school, I sought the Lord about what I was going to do when they were out of my nest.  One of the things He directed me to do was to attend Proverbs 31 Ministries “She Speaks” conference.  At that conference, I learned the steps I needed to take to have a speaking ministry.  For the past six years, I have spoken and taught at my church, but I felt like God was calling me to move outside the walls of my church and speak in front of more groups of women.


I’m courageously launching a speaking ministry

I remember the moment as if it were yesterday.  I was at a prayer meeting at my church.   For many years I went to a Friday morning prayer meeting, dragging along my homeschooling kids with their backpacks full of workbooks.  And now the children were entering high school.  I looked at them, and me, and them, and me, wondering what “me” would look like after “them.” What would I do when they left home?

God spoke to me three things, and like a good little type A personality, I made a list:
1) Become a trained Precept Inductive Bible study teacher
2) Attend “She Speaks,” the Proverbs 31 Ministries conference for speakers, leaders, and writers; and
3) Learn Spanish.speaking ministry