This page will give you an idea of the topics I’m available to speak about, and some types of groups I typically speak to.
If you’d like further information or would like me to give a presentation to your group, please contact me via my website.
Topics related to my books for adults: The Mystery of Spiritual Sensitivity and Highly Sensitive
- Burden bearing—general audience
- Being different but not ruined—life after a trauma—a death, chronic disease, etc.) (motivational/personal testimony)
- On Brokenness & Motivation (Personal testimony/motivational)
- The Joy of the Lord (Personal testimony/motivational)
- Trust and repair of trust
- Roots from Eden (2 talks)—the roots of communication and relational difficulties
- The difficulty with centering: motivational in relation to spiritual growth using the metaphor of the potter’s wheel
- Burden bearing seminar—5 talks
- Design at work—what burden bearing is, how it looks and feels— real life examples
- Design—how the human body is designed as an instrument of prayer as well as praise
- Discernment—distinguishing between “thee” and me, what burdens to accept and which to avoid, knowing what God wants me to accept
- Dynamics—different ways it works in relationships
- Destiny—how our identity affects our walking out of destiny or missing it all together and how burden bearing fits into destiny
Topics relating somewhat to the children’s Sassy Pants series:
- The trials & tribulations of growing up!– Discussion of the “talking points”
- The needs and developmental tasks of children 4-12. Relate them to the story
- If a child is to become a functional part of society he/she must learn that consequences follow choices. Parents’ task is to see that this is learned — part of building a platform under a child that he/she can build upon. Talking Points:
- Growing up as fun and games
- The developmental significance of the games we play:
- Peek-a-boo, I see you/where’d she/he go?
- Patty Cake—first lesson in discernment!
- The spiritual significance of “seeing” your child — part of fulfilling the calling of parent (building a platform under the child that he can build upon).
- Train up a child . . .
- Watch to see what learning style is and play to that
- “Train up according to him” — if you don’t know how, find someone who does
- How we are trained – analogy of training an ox to grind finding tasks appropriate for age and development
- Inclusion & meeting needs – included with love and joy in ongoing operations of the family with age appropriate tasks
Groups I typically speak to:
- Parent-Teacher Organizations (particualrly the Sassy Pants talking points)
- Home School Associations
- Writers Groups/Literary groups (about the creative process
- Parents/grandparents—Awana teachers and leaders
- Teachers (Sunday School, home school, public/private school)
- Ministry groups (intercessors, prayer ministry, and worship teams)
- Ministry training
- Women’s groups
- Recovery groups
- I also do readings of Sassy Pants as entertainment
- Readings for schools or library story hour