Sheila's largest ministry is to church women's groups, where she speaks at outreaches, fundraisers, women's events, and full-blown retreats. Her talks tend to run 45 minutes, and can include a salvation message or a question and answer session at the organizer's request. Both single talks and conference packages are listed below.
As Christians, we have a great treasure in a God who loves us and carries us. Often, though, we treat God like a precious antique--something to wrap up and place carefully in the attic, but not Someone who impacts our daily lives. This talk opens with a comedy montage on all the silly things women allow ourselves to worry about when we let our culture set our priorities, and ends with the challenge to let God out of the box, and permeate all of our lives.
Finding God's Best--and Leaving the Merely Good in the Dust!
Are you running around all day, looking after everybody else, but in the process making yourself exhausted? Are you always busy, but feel like you never get anywhere? It's probably because you do too many good things, and so have no time for the best! This highly practical and motivating talk will help women separate the good things they do from God's best--and learn how to focus on God's priorities even in the everyday tasks we do.
Honey, I Don't Have a Headache Tonight (workshop for wives)
It's 10 p.m. You want to start snoring. He wants to start snuggling. How do you break this impasse? A rip-roaring fun talk full of giggles and lots of great insight into this intimate area of our lives. Let's get over our barriers to a great sex life, and learn how to let it be all that God intended it to be!
To Love, Honor and Vacuum (workshop for moms)
Do you feel harried? Taken for granted? Like you're running all the time but not getting anywhere? Learn how to make your home and your relationships reflect God's priorities, and bring peace back to your home once again. A fun and humorous talk with a heavy emphasis on the practical!
Most of Sheila's talks can be combined into conferences. Here are the ones that she most commonly offers:
Extreme Makeover, Heart Edition
As Christians, God may live inside of us, but that doesn't mean He necessarily shines through! In this weekend, learn how to get over the obstacles that keep us from devoting ourselves wholly to Jesus, as we study Paul's words in Philippians 3:4-14. We'll learn what it means to really know Jesus, and we'll work up to what it means to "forget what lies behind"--even forgetting the really tough stuff--so that we can "strain forward to what lies ahead". That's a makeover that's truly beautiful! This can be delivered as a two-part talk over one day, or as a 3 or 4-talk conference.
Getting Rid of the Things That Plague You!
A modern look at the ten plagues of Egypt and how they can be used as metaphors for the things that bother us modern women today. From the pesky things like frogs and flies, representing the small things that always tell us we're never good enough, to the more harmful plagues of darkness, fear, and grief, we'll walk through how God can rescue us from any plague once we make Him into our firm foundation. Delivered as either a 3 or 4 talk retreat.
Redeeming the Time
Do you feel too busy? Is your life characterized by chaos? In this retreat we'll look at why we find it so hard to stay focused today and let our priorities shine. We'll study how to stop doing the things that are merely good, and how to seek out God's voice to listen to His unique calling on how to find our calling and our purpose.
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