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Speaking Topics

Special Needs/Disabilities

Going From Surviving To Thriving

As a special needs family, sometimes it feels you are literally just keeping everyone alive and racing from point A to point B all day long. There’s a better way though. It is completely possible to not only survive, but rather THRIVE as a family. Shelly will share been there - done that strategies, as well as help you see the big picture as you lead your family along your own journey. 

What The Families You Serve Really Need  - {This message is geared towards providers.}

Somewhere in the midst of all the diagnosis, medication lists, and insurance codes are children, parents and caregivers who need what you can offer them. Learn practical points that you can apply to your sessions, which will help steer the way to a positive direction for everyone. You have the potential of making a tremendous impact on the families you strive to serve. Learn what they need most to make the biggest difference.

Adoption/Foster Care

God’s Heart for the Fatherless ~ Including the Gift of Adoption

Shelly shares the journey that taught her about the Father’s heart for His children and took her around the world. She communicates with great passion the needs of the fatherless and how we can all do something-how we must to do something-to help care for orphans.

Medical Needs Fostering

Learn about what it looks like to serve medically complex kids, what the needs are and what types of families are needed. Shelly will dismantle the myths around this area of foster care and help you to overcome the obstacles. You'll learn how to build your team, be an effective advocate and creative time management.


Raising Incredible Kids
All of us dream our children will walk with Jesus all their days, living with integrity and authentic faith. These kinds of results require not just discipleship and biblical instruction, but healthy communication, a deep commitment to praying for our children, and keen insight into what is happening in their hearts. Shelly gives practical guidance based on research including her own experiences with raising godly children in difficult circumstances.

Encouraging our Husbands
Marriage is not for wimps, and it’s not always a fairy tale. God has given the wife an incredible amount of influence in her husband’s life, which can be used to bring encouragement or tear him down. With humor and great insight, Shelly brings a message that reaches to the  heart of women and challenges them to truly love their husbands for who they are and what they can become.

Hope for Hurting Hearts
Whether it is economic crisis, cancer, the loss of a loved one, or a cheating spouse, none of us are exempt from hard times. Shelly will show you how the Author of your story is not done writing the chapters. She offers great Hope found in the truth of scripture and will draw you to the heart of the Father. You’ll learn about the faithfulness of the Lord and how He promises to never leave your side.

Moments for Moms: Encouragement to Stay the Course without Losing our Minds
Having three grown kids and all the way down to a preschooler with special needs, Shelly can relate to moms! She knows what it’s like to count down the hours ‘til bedtime some days. She’s even been known to hide out for a few extra minutes in the bathroom just for a moment of quiet! More importantly, she knows that with the Lord as our guide, mothering can be an amazing adventure, filled with life changing opportunities. She brings a good dose of laughter and lots of wonderful, life-changing truth to fellow moms.

Hospitality ~ The Joy of Serving Others
In today’s busy go-go-go pace, is there really time for hospitality? Shelly will show you that not only is there time, there is tremendous need! With practical tips for today’s frugal family and lots of heart, Shelly will lay the foundation for the “why” and “how” concerning hospitality. This isn’t about “entertaining”, but about serving others as a family.

Our Father is Faithful ~ A Testimony of Redemption and Healing
With delicateness and discretion, Shelly allows women to see inside her life. Where she’s come from to where she is now, yet more importantly: Who walked with her each step of the journey. Throughout her testimony, you’ll be drawn to the Father and the One who offers hope in your own difficulties. {This can be done in one message or an in-depth 4 session series.}

FORCE: Finding Order & Rest in the Chaos of Everything
Rather than allowing the demands of your many roles to force you into survival mode, Shelly shows you how to thrive in the areas of influence God has given you. Whether it’s serving your husband, parenting your children, caring for your home, or enjoying all of it, Shelly has practical ideas on how to not only do these things well, but find rest in our Heavenly Father in the midst of it.




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