“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Nehemiah 8:10

“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

“But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”

Luke 2:10

“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”

Acts 2:28

“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”

Philippians 1:4

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:2

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

Philippians 4:4

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13



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In the face of difficulty, the Apostle Paul reminds us to rejoice.  Easier said than done, right?! In this presentation, Susan shares her personal testimony of how God birthed defiant joy from difficulty. Come hear how God taught her to live with a “nevertheless” attitude during this powerful presentation of one woman’s story about being rescued from despair. This topic is appropriate for all audiences.

Clear Moments

Have you struggled with depression? Do you wonder if anyone really understands your heart? Do you long to be able shout to the world that the joy of the Lord is your strength? Through the use of a metaphor about clear moments, Susan shares  how you can purpose to live each day in the joy of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10). Susan offers her listeners more than just textbook answers – she shares practical solutions rooted in biblical truths. Learn how to capture and recognize clear moments for yourself during this powerful presentation designed to encourage the downcast. This topic is appropriate for all audiences, but is specifically applicable to women.

Something More!

Have you ever settled for less because it was better than nothing? Do you wonder if there is something more? God answers this question with a resounding “Yes!” Life in Christ is full of riches that far surpass anything we find ourselves settling for-these are riches that do not disappoint. Come and learn about God’s promise of “Something More!” and leave refreshed by the love and grace He lavishes upon you! This topic is appropriate for all audiences.

In the Light of Grace

Amazing grace! Have you ever wondered what grace is all about? For most, it’s not an easy word to explain. Grace has been described as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. The love that God lavishes upon us flows from the sacrifice of Jesus. Jesus’ triumph over the cross enables us to stand in the light of His grace—a light that shows us the way out of darkness. God’s grace beckons each one of us to walk away from condemnation and straight into His loving arms. Is there a dark place in your life? Are you wondering if anyone sees you standing in the shadows? Grace beckons you to find rest in His light. Through practical biblical teaching, you’ll learn about what grace means in your everyday life and how to lay down condemnation in exchange for the richness of life in Christ. This topic is appropriate for all audiences.

Above All Else

“Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” This encouragement found in Proverbs is a bold call for us to focus on protecting our hearts. But what does it mean to guard your heart? What is the relationship between guarding your heart and renewing your mind? These questions will be addressed with a particular focus on providing practical applications rooted in biblical truths about about how to live life with a “renewing of the mind” attitude. Join us for a time of encouragement as we learn about God’s desire for guarded hearts that flow from renewed minds. This topic is appropriate for all audiences, but is specifically applicable to women.