Success might just be when your audience can't wait to leave!

Because they're so excited to put an insight into practice.

But they stay -- eager to learn more.

Why invite me?

Nobody's got patience for "yada, yada, yada" or time for divas. 

People need answers that work and strength that lasts. 

I've walked some tough roads. I grappled for decades with deep rejection which made me vulnerable to spiritual and emotional injury and abuse. I've been a student of "what makes people tick" for four decades and the Bible even longer. I bring to listeners what's helped my journey towards wholeness:

~ sound Biblical teachings ~ modern relevant research ~ practical application ~ compelling stories.

I respect your audience deserves a message worth their time. 

Watch the brief video & peruse presentations below.

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~ "Fear Not," "Forget Not," and "Faint Not" make great sessions for a women's retreat ~

Fear Not: Living Free from Hidden Saboteurs

The first effect of sin was shame; the second, fear. No one gets a “Get out of fear” card. It can show up like an alien monster or appear disguised as a friend -- offering protection, or even as faith -- “waiting on God.” 

You'll learn to recognize three common, insidious, covert fears: Being left out, found out, and thrown out. From personal and Bible stories, including Elizabeth, Hagar, Naomi, and others, you'll be equipped to seek out, speak out, and step out, moving from a mindset of fear to empowerment.

Forget Not: Living Focused on What Lasts

Do your good intentions keep getting hijacked? Do you struggle with remembering your priorities in the busyness of life?  

God calls us to "remember" him throughout the Bible. Often this charge accompanied a physical action, from building stone monuments to breaking bread. A life of purpose isn't achieved with good intentions but great intentionality. You'll be inspired to follow God's model of establishing practices so you can live focused, not forgetful. 


Faint Not: Living Firm in Life's Storms

All of life's storms don't require the same response. You don't prepare for a tornado like a forest fire. Nor do you battle each spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and relational battle the same. 

You'll be equipped to distinguish the different types and discern when wisdom advises, "Hunker down," "Evacuate," or "Grab your surf board."

You'll see how God strengthens and guides you to avoid, endure, or embrace storms with your faith left intact. 

~ Rich presentations for parents at churches, homeschool gatherings, or Christian schools ~

Because I Read So: Bold Parenting from Biblical Principles

Ever wonder why there are so many listings of who "begat" children in the Bible and so few instructions on raising them? 

This despair led to searching Scripture for how God the Father "parents" us. In a culture of chaos, confusion and contradiction (even within the Church), you'll be emboldened by God-modeled practices. Not a perfect-kid formula or list of legalistic rules but powerful principles for devoted (desperate?) moms and dads. 

Training Wild Horses, er, Kids

Parenting is like training a wild horse. You’ve got a creature ruled by appetites and resistant to submission. You can’t hold onto the reins forever. How do you teach your child how to harness and guide their will so emotions and desires serve a noble purpose and don’t just run wild?

By preparing the mind. Nothing will determine your child’s direction in life more than what they think. 

You'll understand the relationship between the mind, will, and emotions and how to be a trainer, not a controller. 

Release the Fear. Focus with Confidence.

You want to raise children committed to earthly excellence and sacred significance. Yet meeting educational requirements, calming toddler tantrums, guiding angsty adolescents – added to life’s other responsibilities – can crowd out the important and leave a mess of fear and guilt.

Using photography as a metaphor, you’ll be encouraged and energized to make decisions with confidence. You'll be prepared to focus on your calling with clarity, courage, and compassion.

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“Stephanie speaks about life – the good, the true, and the beautiful – and the challenging, difficult parts. You will be encouraged to reach and embrace the life God has for you. All given with humor – and love.”

Lynn L., Attendee

Stephanie has a heart for women and wants to help them live courageous and not fearful lives. She inspires confidence and shows how to rely on God's grace and apply His wisdom to life. Our ladies left the evening strengthened with a clear message, rooted in Scripture, and practical ways to use the information in their everyday life." Elizabeth N., Women's Ministries Director

“Can I just say today was awesome and you did a fabulous job! I had lunch with [student] and she could not stop talking about how wonderful your message and presentation were. Thought provoking and powerful. She was soooo impressed by how you had it memorized and it showed her that you were prepared.”

Kirsten C., School Department Dean

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