I love the Lord and am passionate about sharing His love with others. As an experienced speaker, I will treat your event with the preparation, prayer, and utmost attention it deserves. It is my hope that your audience will leave feeling nourished, inspired, and strengthened through sound, biblical teaching and through the love of Christ. I can speak on the topics listed below or on a topic of your choice.
While I often speak to varied groups of women, I have a particular fondness and calling to single mothers. I am the Founder and Coordinator of Arise Ministry for Single Moms. To learn more about this ministry, visit www.arisesinglemoms.com.
Who Do You Say I Am?
When Michelle gazed at her broken reflection in an antique mirror, it sent her on a quest to discover her true identity in Christ. In this message, Michelle explores the typical origins of self-image (history, family, failures, accomplishments, society, etc.) and offers an alternate perspective. By examining the character of God, we are better able to see ourselves through His eyes.
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16
Running on Empty
In John 4, a divine appointment occurs between Jesus and the woman at the well. The woman intended to fill her vessel with water, but left instead with a heart filled with truth and grace. Today, women still seek to quench their thirst. While the wells of relationships, education, and careers may offer temporary relief, they ultimately fail to satisfy. Jesus offers the same living water today- true refreshment for our thirsty souls.
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 3:13-1
The Care and Keeping of the Single Mother
(or “The Care and Keeping of the Christian Woman”)
With endless to-do lists, single mothers often believe they do not have the luxury of caring for themselves. But scripture and brain research indicate the importance of ten areas of our life: hydration, nutrition, movement, sunlight, sleep, wonder, thought, community, gratitude, and prayer. By caring for ourselves, we are better able to care for those we love.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:20
The Well-Balanced Woman:
Myth or Divine Possibility?
Is balance a possibility in this demanding world of responsibility, pressure, and time constraints? In this message, Michelle offers a biblical perspective of balance and offers practical, guilt-free suggestions for carrying the groceries, the baby, and the weight of the world… without breaking your back.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24
Spiritual Weight Loss- Laying Down What You Were Not Meant To Carry
Do you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? You have long since mastered carrying your child, purse, diaper bag, car seat and bag of groceries while unlocking the front door. However, there are weights that pose a far greater challenge for the Christian woman. Weight of responsibility. Weight of financial obligation. Weight of schedules. To-do lists. Shame. Isolation. Loneliness. It is time to lay down the weight of the world and take up the yoke of Christ.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
Lessons of the Labyrinth
Do not abandon your walk with Christ. You may wonder where you are going. Keep walking. You may feel alone. Keep walking. You may trip over the obstacles in the road. Pick yourself up and keep walking. In this message, Michelle shares photographs and lessons learned while walking on the labyrinth.
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
Deep within the heart of every woman is a longing to be desired, pursued, fought for, and beheld. But when Michelle found herself prey in a deadly game of cat and mouse, she ran from both man and God. In this true story, Michelle offers a strong witness to the saving hand of the Father and offers evidence that the Holy Pursuit of God is far stronger than that of man.
“Where can I go from your Spirit? … If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalm 139:7-10