Speaking

“Take My Hand Again”

When adult children first realize they must now be caregivers for their aging parents, they may feel like they’ve been dropped off in a foreign country where they don’t speak the language and don’t have a map or GPS! Drawing from her new book Take My Hand Again, A Faith-Based Guide for Helping Aging Parents, Nancy offers real life experiences, humorous anecdotes, Scripture, and practical information to give hope and encouragement to those faced with the daunting task of caring for the parents they love. (See BOOKS BY NANCY.)

“The Hope of Glory”

Two presentations are offered based on Nancy’s award-winning book. One is a two-hour seminar designed to increase skills and confidence in those interested in ministering to older adults. Cost is $25 and includes a copy of The Hope of Glory, A Devotional Guide for Older Adults. Excellent volunteer training. The second presentation is a look at “Aging and Faith,” and may be targeted to older adults or general audiences. (See BOOKS BY NANCY.)

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“Reconcilable Differences: Two Friends Debate God’s Roles for Women”

This highly engaging presentation draws content from the book written with co-author Alice Scott-Ferguson, tri.embrace@gmail.com, that presents honest answers to 25 perplexing questions that women ask, such as: Must a wife submit to her husband? What is a woman’s role inside the church? Can a Christian be a feminist? Taking strong stands from the complementarian (Nancy) and egalitarian (Alice) viewpoints, Nancy and Alice disagree in a spirit of love and unity that leads the audience toward forming their own beliefs about these important issues. They also share their experiences as close friends to add humor and compassion to this stimulating discussion for women’s groups and college or seminary classes. Available as a presentation or seminar. (Also see “How to Agree to Disagree” below.)

“Simply the Savior”

We all want to simplify life, but without Jesus Christ to stand guard over our hearts, any attempts we make to eliminate clutter from our lives are futile. Listen as Nancy encourages us, through Scripture and personal stories, to simply believe, simply pray, simply trust. . . because it is simply the Savior who can give us all the power we need to live a life of simple joy.

Note: This presentation is also available with a seasonal focus: “Simply the Savior at Christmas” or “Simply Love” for Valentine teas and luncheons.

“The Creator’s Hand in the Creative Process”

Everyone is creative. Whether artist, writer, accountant or homemaker, it’s possible to see the Creator’s hand in the creative process at every stage of development – and to draw on His creative power. Be encouraged by the personal stories and wide applications Nancy shares in this motivational message. Perfect for organizational staffs, writers’ groups, or conference workshops.

“Celebrating a Christ-centered Christmas”

Caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays? This encouraging message emphasizes the truth that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). When we thank Him for the past, abide with Him in the present, and trust Him with the future, Christmas Day will be centered on Him. While the talk is mostly spiritual, a handout suggests practical activities for making any family Christmas more Christ-centered.

“Coming to God for Comfort”

In every uncomfortable situation we encounter in life, we come up with creative ways to comfort ourselves, but the comfort God offers to meet our needs is infinitely better. This message includes key Scriptures leading listeners toward comfort in times of change, financial need, illness, consequences, and death. Not just for those who are grieving, this message helps listeners understand that being out of their comfort zones can be a good thing when they turn to God for comfort.

“It Takes a Home”

In some ways it may be true that it takes a village to raise our children, but parents must not abdicate their responsibility to mold and shape their children. They also need to protect their children from the destructive influences the village often promotes. This talk is a popular choice for MOPS meetings and an encouragement to stay-at-home moms and working mothers as it includes practical advice on how to make the most of the child-rearing years. Nancy speaks as a former single mom redeemed of past mistakes, a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother. She shares her heart and invites listeners to respond with theirs.

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“Leading with LOVE”

Taken from the book Simply the Savior, this presentation is perfect for women’s ministry leadership retreats and seminars. With key Scriptures on love interspersed, Nancy addresses accepting God’s love for us and learning to love ourselves before we lead others so they will see Him, not us. She also addresses loving others, even the “unlovable” people we may be called to lead, so that God can send His love for them through us.

“How to Agree to Disagree”

In this day of political disunity and religious misunderstanding, we need to learn the simple steps of agreeing to disagree in such a way that we preserve our relationships instead of fracturing them. A natural outcome of writing the book Reconcilable Differences with co-author Alice Scott-Ferguson, who vehemently disagrees with Nancy on the roles of Christian women, this real-life lesson includes steps such as committing to the relationship, refusing to compromise principles, and approaching differences with humor. Concise, thought-provoking presentation is perfect for book clubs or after-dinner talks.

“Your Sentiments Exactly”

Based on Nancy’s 25+ years of experience writing and editing greeting cards for companies like Current, Inc., Renaissance, Abbey Press and others, this presentation is peppered with practical tips on how to write and sell greeting card sentiments. Her thorough industry overview includes different genres for all occasions, submission guidelines, and marketing tips. Great workshop topic for writers’ workshops or all those who feel they want to express themselves through the art of the greeting card.

NOTE: Speaking fees are based on guidelines from speakers’ organizations. Travel expenses are additional.