I would love to come and speak at your gathering; no matter how big or small. Below are a few topics that I often speak on. I am willing to collaborate with you and speak on a topic that meets the specific needs of your group.
I had an acute Liver failure at 18 years old and went into a coma. I had a liver transplant within the last hours of my life and woke up with a new life. I didn’t process my grief early on and I suffered emotionally because of it. I love to share about how unprocessed grief comes out sideways and how to walk through grief in your daily life. I like to talk about how important it is to grieve when we experience any type of loss, not just physical death. I strongly believe that God created grief as a pathway to wholeness.
Mental health is a popular topic today, that hasn’t always been the case in the Christian world. I have struggled with anxiety my whole life. I have prayed, I’ve been prayed for, I have memorized scripture and sought counseling. No matter how hard I have tried, God has not healed me. I am honest about my struggles and have learned several practical tips along the way. I believe that I have a message to share about what I have learned about God, myself and others as I have had to re-define what healing means.
Raising an intense/anxious child.
Not only I have I dealt with my own anxiety over the years, I have a child that struggles with the same anxious tendencies that I do. I have had to grieve the child that I believed I deserved. I have learned that 80% of my problems stem from the state of my heart and mind. I believe that I can offer encouragement and insight to parents with kids that have unexpected challenges.
A few months before my transplant, I felt compelled to get back into shape. The doctors have said the reason I recovered and have done so well since is because of my commitment to healthy living. That led to a career in fitness. I have been a personal trainer for 10 years and have worked with hundreds of different people. I believe that in order to fully walk out God’s calling on our life, we need to take care of ourselves. I have a depth of experience in sharing about the spiritual, emotional and practical aspects of wellness.
Unleashing the Holy Spirit, how to bring new life into dead faith.
I have been a Christian my whole life. Lifelong Christians (myself included) can easily treat pillars of faith as historical facts. Over the last several years I have grown in my understanding of the Holy Spirit. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit is what keeps our faith growing and thriving. I have found some spiritual practices that have unleashed more of the Holy Spirit in my life. I have a series of messages that focus on understanding the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives and practical ways to experience more of his power and presence.