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WHERE I’LL BE: Note: I update this list regularly, so keep checking back to see if I am going to be near you!

  • April 21, 2010: Robeson County Christian Women, Lumberton, NC
  • May 17, 2010: Statesville Christian Women, Statesville, NC
  • May 18, 2910: Albemarle Christian Women, Albermarle, NC
  • May 19, 2010: Salisbury Chrisitan Women, Salisbury, NC
  • May 20, 2010: Concord Christian Women, Concord, NC (morning)
  • May 20, 2010: Charlotte Chrsitian Women, Charlotte, NC (evening)
  • June 22, 2010: Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour, Pinehurst, NC 2:30
  • September 14, 2010: Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour, Pinehurst, NC 2:30
  • November 11, 2010: Durham after 5 CWC, Durham, NC

  Eighteen years ago, a friend spoke a word over me from Psalm 45, verse one:

 “My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”

At the time, the only obvious connection in my life was the fact that I had written some worship songs for a CD my husband and I had produced. It was eight years after receiving that word that the Lord began to open doors for my writing. Five years ago, as I began to seriously pursue writing as a career, opportunities arose for me to do public speaking as well. I experienced a comfort level that surprised me, and then while reading in Matthew, a verse nearly leapt off the page of my Bible:

 “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.”

I’ve been proclaiming ever since!

SPEAKING TOPICS: 

*Leaving the Safety and Security of Your Shell”

Are you hiding inside your shell? What (who) do you run to when you’re weary, anxious and burdened? Even as Christians, many of us have been so wounded that we give up and say, “That’s it; I’m never opening myself up to anyone again.” You might feel safe in there, but it’s pretty lonely. The best hiding place? His Presence. Jesus invites us to come out of that dark and stuffy shell and into his marvelous light! Are you ready to accept His invitation and become the woman he created you to be?

*Hospitality….it’s more than setting a nice table!

Throwing a party is one thing, throwing open your front door to the poor, the lost and the hurting is another. First you must have an open heart. The Biblical definition of hospitality is “loving strangers.” Have you loved any strangers lately? Entertained any angels? Recalling her own misadventures as a harried hostess, Susan offers women inspirational insights and practical advice on how to make the ancient Christian tradition of hospitality relevant in our lives today.

I would love to discuss your group’s specific needs and will often design sessions around what God has laid on your heart as a focus for the event;  just let me know!

 I can be reached via email at sely@nc.rr.com

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2 Responses to “Speaking”

  1. Linda Morrell says:

    Hello Susan,
    Your son, Preston, sent out an e-mail today about your blog.  I absolutely love your blog and feel that I was somehow directed to you and it by the "power above".  I will definitely bookmark this as I want to come back to it again and again.  Your spiritual message has reached out to me when I needed it the most.  I have quietly been searching how to get back with the Lord and presto…….today I saw your blog!  Please keep up the great writing.  It has been enlightening and comforting for me to read.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Morrell

  2. Anne McCrady says:

    Susan, what a wonderful blessing you are in the world! I am speaking later this month at a church with my chosen topic, the connection between altars and holiday tables – you have given me inspiration. Thanks!

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