"For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine." Rom. 1:11-12  

"Susan has the ability to convey her subject matter in a personal and engaging way. She speaks both from the head and the heart, able to expound on the vast knowledge of the topic while giving practical application and personal anecdotes. Susan is a good story teller and is able to give wonderful examples and illustrations that help the listener remember the things she is talking about. 
"I think that one of the important aspects of Susan’s approach is that she genuinely cares about the people she is talking with and puts a lot of preparation and prayer into making sure that they feel like the talk has been prepared with them specifically in mind."
Steven Creange, Senior Pastor                                       High Mountain Church, No. Haledon, NJ

In addition to the topics below, I love to work with event planners to develop a message that is custom tailored to the theme of the event. Events can be of any size including retreats, ladies teas, seasonal, etc. 

I know You are, but what am i?
People everywhere are struggling with questions of identity and purpose, asking the question "Who Am I?" Our true identity is based upon who God says we are. We are fearfully and wonderfully made with a God-ordained purpose, and yet we are just a vapor, a microscopic part of God's eternal plan. As we explore the names that God applies to us, names like friend, child, bride, sheep, soldier, runner, instrument, and more, we will be encouraged and strengthened to live, love and serve with fullness and purpose.

Sink Or Swim

Based on Matthew 14, this message speaks valuable life lessons about stepping out in faith. Using personal testimony and biblical truths, this life-changing message provides encouragement and strength to face any storm. 

Fear is a Four Letter Word
True peace is not the absence of conflict or tribulation; it is the presence of God in the midst of the storm. Fear, worry, anxiety contribute to rob us of the peace that God desires for us to possess. Using powerful illustrations, Susan will provide tips to change thought patterns to achieve lasting peace.

Homeward Bound
The writer to the Hebrews reminds us that our life here on earth is temporary. What matters - and all that satisfies - is what will last forever.  So our challenge is to live in this fallen, hurting world with our eyes on the prize and hold fast to the glorious expectation of our true, heavenly home.  Through the wisdom in Hebrews, Susan provides encouragement and valuable strategies on how to do just that and bring an eternal perspective to earthly matters. “For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.” Heb. 13:14

A Profound Mystery
The great mystery is our relationship with our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. Entwined in the middle of his instructions to husbands and wives -submission, love, respect, etc - Paul addresses our relationship to Jesus. What does it mean to be His bride?  We'll explore the invitation, the betrothal, the dress, the readiness, and the character of the Bridegroom. It's not for women only!!

Precious From The Inside Out
Based on Isaiah 43:1-5a, this message encourages anyone who struggles with feeling loved, even by themself. This is the antidote to fear, comfort for those who feel alone or unappreciated, and gives hope in times of struggle.
"The Lord who created and formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. …You are honored, and I love you.  Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” 
His Workmanship
We are God’s “poema” – His poem. A work of art made of flesh and blood. We have been distinctively designed by a Master Artist according to a perfect plan, and we were created for a specific purpose which God planned in advance for us to do. We may see imperfections, but that’s because, as Paul says, we see imperfectly, as in a poor mirror. Someday, we will see everything completely, just as God sees us now. You will be encouraged to see yourself as God sees you.

How to Keep Growing When the Son Don’t Shine
Just as plants require the sun to grow and be healthy, so we need the Son to grow spiritually. The challenge to nurture and grow faith during dark or dry periods is addressed in this enlightening message which illustrates the fact that in reality, the sun and the Son are always shining!

End Injustice For All

A co-founder of Justice Network, I am passionate about raising awareness of human trafficking (modern day slavery) and providing ways to make a difference locally and globally to rid the planet of this heinous crime. Edmund Burke who famously said, "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" also said, "Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little."  If we each do a little, a lot will be accomplished. This message provides both education on the topic and resources on ways to make a difference. 
"Is this not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? ... IF you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, THEN shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday." Isaiah 58:6,10  


Christmas – Blessed or Stressed
Are your “holidays” frenzied or focused? Using Mary and Martha as models, we will learn effective strategies to sit at the Master’s feet and still accomplish all that needs to be done during this busy time. May you have a Mary Little Christmas this year.

Christmas Cast of Characters
The people and places God used to usher in the birth of His Son are a fascinating part of Scripture that we often gloss over because they are so familiar to us. This study digs deeper into the characters and provides real meaning, purpose, and personal application for this special time of year.

Recipe for Rejoicing
We will explore ingredients for a life that is pleasing to God and satisfying to us. When we prepare a new recipe, we have an image of what the finished dish should be like. Likewise, God knows ahead of time what the finished work of our lives will be, and He orchestrates perfectly to that end. Following His recipe, we will investigate His appropriate ingredients and utensils that are best for the final presentation. This can be combined with a recipe exchange event.

Are You Putting ME On?
God’s Word offers a closetful of garments that He has provided for us to wear. From the armor of God (Eph. 6) to the clothing of compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience (Col. 3:12), there’s a wide variety of outfits that perfectly suit us for any situation. We will reveal what not to wear and illustrate the perfect fashion that fits every woman. This topic may be combined with an actual or symbolic fashion show.

Holding Hands with God
Imagine that you are a child holding the hand of your Heavenly Father. His hand is covering yours, and you feel His protection and His power. The beautiful relationship of Father and daughter is explored through the illustration of walking through life hand in hand.

Temper Your Temperament
Founded on the principles of several best-selling authors, this presentation is a fun-filled opportunity to discover your individual personality style, maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Each participant receives a personality inventory assessment.


1 comment:

KAMHC BLOG said...

Wow...these speaking topics sound just wonderful, Susan! God bless you!!!