Topics for Moms
Time-Out for Tired Moms
Finally Mom, GO TO YOUR ROOM!
Let's face it. Moms everywhere are tired. We are tired of laundry, tired of cooking,
tired of boys belching in the backseat of our mini-vans. We send our children to their rooms and wonder, When is
it my turn? Well Mom, finally it's your turn to GO TO YOUR ROOM! This informative narrative
outlines eight tips that offer hope for the harried Mom as she seeks to rejuvenate her mind, body, and spirit with a much
We are Family!
Making Memories with Family Bonding
"What do I do with these kids?" Every Mom has asked herself this question
at one time or another. Along with every other occupation on the planet, Mom also needs to be the activity planner,
coordinator, and memory making facilitator of the family. Which leads us back to our original question, "What do
I do with these kids?" This activity packed presentation answers that question plus so much more. Be ready
to take a few notes, this fun filled presentation is sure to get your creative juices flowing as we discuss how to make
family memories that will live in the hearts of your children for a lifetime.
Give Me a Little P__ce?!
Peace for Mom When There Aren't Any Pieces Left
all we want is just a little Peace! Is that really too much to ask? Our kids, however, who have yet to
learn how to spell also want a little Piece...a Piece of Mom that is, when there are really
only so many Pieces left to go around. Can't we keep a Piece for ourselves?
This playful presentation explores eight Pieces of Peace. By incorporating each into your
life, you CAN enjoy a little Peace all while giving away your Pieces.
The To--Do Trap
Busyness seems to be a virtue in today's fast paced
eat-on-the-go society. The pressure is on to do more and more and we buy right into it overbooking ourselves and our
children. We race from one task to the next, checking off our to-do list as we go, only to realize at the end of the
day that the real to-dos of Mothering have been overlooked. How did we get here and is there a way out? These
questions will be explored as we honestly evaluate our to-do lists and climb out of the to-do trap together.
Meaning in the Mundane
Grasping the Bigger Parenting Picture
dinner, dishes...laundry, dinner, dishes... Does it every end? The monotony of the everydayness of Mothering is
enough to get anyone discouraged. Is there meaning in the mundane-ness of it all? Yes there is! This encouraging
presentation highlights five "P"-ses of purpose that when put together much like a puzzle, help Moms grasp the Bigger
Parenting Picture, the real purpose in all we do.
More Than Mommy!
Discovering the Woman God Intends for You to Be
I thirsty, Mom! Mom...! Mommy!
MOM! Mothering simply consumes our days. Amidst kissing boo boos and changing diapers we begin to wonder, Is
Mom all I am or all I'll ever be? The B.C. (Before Children) woman seems to be a faint memory. Is she
still there with all her hopes and dreams? God has a plan for each of us. Yes, it includes Mommy and
so much more. This inspiring topic explores seven steps to discovering the woman God intends for you to be.
A Cheater's Guide to Good Housekeeping
door bell rings and panic kicks in. As you hastily make your way to the door you quickly survey the room to determine
just how far you can open it. Let's be honest, we've all been there. The sad thing is that often the untidiness
of our home prevents us from welcoming company. So instead, we just don't go there. But, in order to have
friends you need to first be a friend which means opening up your home regardless of how it looks. This humorous presentation
highlights seven cheater's steps to making your home presentable and the three coordinating rules of engagement.
Of course this topic wouldn't be complete without a little housekeeping of the heart. Laugh and learn through this
engaging presentation that outlines how to prepare your heart and home when the door bell rings.
Digging for Gold in the Not-So-Golden Years
A birthday party treasure
hunt inspired the question: "Where is the gold in these not-so-golden years of Mothering?" Sometimes,
amidst the monotonous caring of young ones it's difficult to find the glimmer of gold in our lives. Moms, don't
despair! There is treasure to be found in these years of spit up and crusty kitchen floors, we just need to have eyes
to see and an open heart to embrace it.
The Mommy Melt-Down: Lifelines
to Peace and Joy
We've all been there at one time or another. Your potty training toddler
lets loose on the carpet; your older child begins to squabble just as you are trying to fix dinner and then the phone rings.
Something inside you snaps and Mommy begins to melt. Only instead of melting away like the wicked witch in the Wizard
of Oz we melt into the witch and everyone better watch out! We try to hide these vulnerable Mothering moments.
But the truth is they happen. Moms need to know that they are not alone in this struggle and there is hope. Lifelines
give practical tools to avoid the Mommy Meltdown.
Real Life...Real Answers
Raising Kids God's Way
Although Judy and her husband, Gary, may not be perfect parents,
they both personally know someone who is. As they together have raised four children from toddler to teen and everything
in-between they have learned a few lessons along the way about raising kids God's way. Come laugh and learn in this
stimulating workshop as Judy shares about their Real Life and the Real Answers they have found in God's
All You Need is Love!
...and wet wipes and diapers
and that special blankie and...
Love! Is that really all you need to Mother
your children? Well, no! As we all know it takes a lot to raise children in today's world. It takes
patience, perseverance, a really good pediatrician and yes, that perfect pacifier...the list goes on and on. But, when
you boil it all down we quickly discover that at the root of everything a Mother does is, in fact, Love. Everything
else flows from this singular source, Love. This inspirational presentation explores the many facets of a Mother's
love. It also offers insight into how we can better reflect God's love into the hearts of our children which in
the end...is all you really need!
for All Women
The "Purse"-onality of
a Godly Woman
Purse-onality! Yes, ladies, we all have one. Discover how the style of
your purse reveals humorous personality traits in this enlightening presentation. Seven essentials inside a woman's
purse are highlighted. Each offers wisdom and insight into the personality of a Godly Woman. This topic is sure
to tickle and teach.
The Feminine Fragrance of a Life Pleasing to God
Have you ever hugged someone that was wearing a little too much perfume and walked away smelling of her scent? Each
one of us has a fragrance, an aura about us that reveals who we are. 2 Corinthians 2:15 reads, "For we are to God
the aroma of Christ..." When your life intersects with others, will they be refreshed with the "aroma of Christ?"
This pleasing presentation outlines four ingredients that you can add to your bottle of perfume so you can live a fragrant
life that is pleasing to God.
Being a Bloomer in the Garden of
What does it mean to be a bloomer? When flowers bloom, they not only look pretty, they
add beauty. God calls each of us to bloom, to add beauty to every life we touch by using our gifts to serve
Him. But, as any good gardener knows, a flower needs to be carefully tended and nurtured to achieve maximum results
and that takes work. To be a bloomer, we too must tend our spiritual garden in order to achieve our fullest bloom.
This inspirational presentation offers four gardening tips that will help you become a bloomer in your garden of life.
God Measures the Heart
When you meet someone
new, what is the first thing you check out? Her hair, her make-up, her clothes, her purse... First impressions
are generally made by a woman's looks, by her outward appearance. But as 1 Samuel 16:7 explains, "Man looks
at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." God, on the other hand, measures the heart.
This touching topic explores the various measures of the heart that when added together equal a love beyond measure.
Footprints in the Sand.
Seven Steps to Walking with Jesus
is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Footprints in the Sand? Yes, the poem by the same name.
How comforting to know that the Lord carries us through the difficult times in our lives. But, what about the walk...what
does it mean to walk with Jesus side by side holding his hand, two sets of footprints in the sand? This stirring presentation
explores seven different types of steps, seven ways to walk with Jesus. Each step challenges each of us to make our
walk count and leave behind an impression that lasts forever.
Topics for Women's Retreats
Stepping Out of the Boat:
Living the Radical Life for Jesus
multi-session retreat challenges women to step out of their comfort zones and instead embrace the exciting adventurous
life on the edge that God has called us to live. Each of the three dynamic 40 minute sessions passionately
demonstrate how God calls us to a deeper walk with Him, a life that has meaning and purpose, a life that is Radical in today's world. When He stands on the water inviting us to come join Him (just
like Jesus did with Peter in the Bible), we too need to step out of our boats so we can be W.O.Wed (Walk On Water) with Him.
Romanced: Let the Wooing Begin...
women's deepest desire. Romance...the longing of our hearts. Yes, we all want to be romanced...to be loved
completely and unconditional, and to feel our inner beauty blossom with that love. Romance. It is at the core
of every woman, her heart's desire, the very essence of her being. What we often fail to realize is that the wooing
has already begun. God has wooed us for years, every since we were little girls---and even now as women, He is wooing
us still. This two part retreat explores the wellspring of a woman's heart, revealing her deep inner beauty,
and how God pursues a passionate abiding love relationship with us. Yes, this topic might get a bit HOT!
But, that's exactly what Christ desires of us. Our relationship with Him really is a love affair.
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