People need to hear that true nourishment, value, and worth are found in God and His Word, not in the offerings of this world.
People need to hear that they are not alone in their struggles with fear, worry, anxiety, and depression—and that the key to deliverance is found in the pages of Scripture.
Above all, people need to hear that God values them immensely, loves them fully, and that His truth can set them free.
My story may have started at a place of illness and weakness that seemed beyond repair, but God’s redeeming power transformed my life both inwardly and outwardly, restoring me to spiritual and physical wellness. He used my struggles to make known to me His strength. I long to share that hope with others.
At my lowest point, I was a teenage girl crippled by stomach pain, chronic fatigue, and depression. Due to food allergies and gut damage (unbeknownst to me at the time), I’d become malnourished and rail thin, weighing 72 pounds at my lowest. I was exhausted, in pain, and afraid to eat anything that might upset my hyper-sensitive system. By God’s grace I ended up discovering with the help of a holistic doctor that my health crisis was related to food. As I embarked on a new diet and lifestyle plan, I took a deep interest in holistic nutrition, eating for wellness, and cooking healing foods. In the years that followed, I found tremendous joy in the kitchen as I cooked my way back to optimal health.
But in my early twenties I began facing a demon of a different sort: extreme anxiety and insecurity. While my food issues were “handled,” the health of my soul was not. A series of events in my life led me to experience anxiety, fear, and worry like I’d never known before. Being in a place of desperation led me to dive deep into the Word of God, spending hours pouring over the pages to reaffirm who I was in Christ. There in my place of absolute need and surrender, Jesus met me on the pages of Scripture. Tenderly and faithfully, He pulled me out of the pit I’d fall into and back up to high ground.
I began writing what I now call Truth Prayers, short Scripture-inspired prayers that reaffirm to my soul God’s truth about me, His world, and His plan. As I dove into the pages of Scripture to find healing, I realized that what we need is not another self-help book or encouraging quote to boost our spirits. We need to teach truth to ourselves, which we can only find in God’s beautiful Word.
As a speaker I have a strong desire to share with others the story of what God has done for me. The message that I am passionate to share is based on finding our true nourishment, worth, and identity in Christ, but is not limited to such. I am open to speaking on topics ranging from the practical steps of eating well on a restricted diet, to overcoming anxiety and insecurity, to transforming our lives through Scripture-based prayer, to accepting the bodies that God gives us, knowing we are fully His and fully loved no matter our imperfections. Most of all I want every person who hears my message to learn just how valuable they are to their Creator.
In addition to encouraging the listener spiritually, my goal is to bring a practical element to my speaking topics so that the listener is equipped with the tools they need to apply the principles to their own life.
It is a great joy and privilege to be able to speak to others and share a bit of my own journey in hopes of encouraging them in theirs. The Lord has brought me such freedom over the years and it is a gift to be able to share about that freedom with others. God is so very faithful…and I am so very grateful!
To inquire about me speaking at your upcoming event, please contact me here. Thank you!