Speaking Topics

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Tangled. We all know the feeling:  It’s the uncomfortable sense of unrest that comes from overloading our life or becoming overwhelmed by circumstances. We long for joy and peace; we need strength for daily life, but too often find ourselves circling the same old habits, leaving us tied up in knots. In Donna’s uniquely practical and thoroughly biblical style, she’ll enable you to live untangled by equipping you to:

  • Learn to think about what you think about and shed negative thinking that stifles your soul
  • Find true significance in the right places
  • Change yourself when you’d really rather change your circumstances
  • Find the freedom to love others like Jesus
  • Reclaim the peace you long for and the strength you need

Can be presented as a keynote or expanded into a weekend retreat.

Love Deep. Live Well.

Say good-bye to loveless living and say hello to passionate loving! Based on Donna’s Bible study on 1 Peter, these practical messages will empower you to:

  • Love people deeply, from the heart–even difficult ones.
  • Embrace your calling and pursue your purpose.
  • Live rightly in the midst of a culture who lives wrongly.
  • Stand steady and stay strong when life doesn’t go as planned.

SEEK: A Meeting with God

What if your walk with God could go to new depths? What if you could finally understand how God’s truths can be applied in your family, in your work, in your neighborhood—in you? What if the way you think, the way you feel, and the way you act could be transformed?

If we’re honest, most of us have felt that God was far off, found the Bible difficult to comprehend, or sensed that the Christian life seems to work for other women, but not for us. God never intended for us to live this way! Based on Donna’s latest book, SEEK, this message will equip you to recognize God’s presence, and give you the tools you need to seek after God in the midst of everyday life.


  • Learn how to seek God and find Him in every season of life.
  • Understand God’s presence, power and purpose for you.
  • Be inspired to participate with God as He works in you and through you.
  • Receive an invitation to follow the God who seeks you. (Gospel and/or re-dedication invitation can be given)

Can be presented as a keynote or expanded into a weekend retreat.

Growing Deep; Growing Strong

Do you ever desire closer intimacy with Christ? God wants our roots to go down deep into the soil of His love, because the deeper our roots, the stronger our faith. In this life-changing series Donna will help you:

  • Learn practical tools to help you go deeper with God, no matter what your stage of spiritual journey.
  • Identify thoughts, beliefs and habits that may be hindering your spiritual growth.
  • Unlock the door to experience God’s love in a fresh, transforming way.
  • Walk away inspired, encouraged and equipped to continue the growth.

Can be presented as a keynote or expanded into a weekend retreat.

You Are Not a Paper Plate

If you’ve ever lived with your plate full, but your cup empty, this talk is for you!  Sadly, most women feel more like disposal paper plates than treasured fine china. Donna knows the feeling! This talk will:

  • Help you embrace your true identity in Christ.
  • Encourage you to see yourself as God sees you.
  • Embolden you to live a life worth passing on.

Can be presented as a keynote or expanded into a weekend retreat Perfect for women’s teas or mother/daughter events

Attitude is Like a Flat Tire. You Can’t Go Anywhere Till You Change It

Every woman needs an attitude adjustment every once in awhile. This inspiring, encouraging and practical message pinpoints attitudes that can hinder you from being the woman God wants you to be – and the woman you want you to be!

This talk unlocks the secret to:

  • Identifying unhealthy attitudes you might not even know you have.
  • Replacing depleting attitudes with life-giving ones.
  • Experiencing personal and relational transformation with family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends.

Can be presented as a keynote or expanded into a weekend retreat.

Soul Care

It’s been said that “shoes make the man (or woman)”.  But our soles don’t determine who we are – our souls do.

No doubt you’re a woman who takes care of a myriad of people and projects, but what about your soul? Who takes care of you? In this fun, life-changing message you’ll:

  • Discover how to take care of your soul on a daily basis.
  • Overcome a roller-coaster spiritual experience by understanding how to live by faith rather than by feelings.
  • Learn practical tips for meeting with God through His word and prayer.
  • Be equipped to nourish your soul long after the message has ended.

Can be presented as a keynote or expanded into a weekend retreat.

God’s Gifts to Women

What woman doesn’t love gifts? And yet most women live without ever fully experiencing the gifts God has in store for them. The gift of friendship, the gift of God’s presence, the gift of family, the gift of God’s unfailing love, and yes, even gifts in disguise, are all yours for the taking. This topic explores how to live life in embracing the gifts God has stored just for you.

This topic explores:

  • How to live life embracing God’s gifts to you.
  • Ways to recognize and embrace God’s gifts in disguise.
  • How to find confidence, comfort and satisfaction in God’s gifts.

Can be presented as a keynote or expanded into a weekend retreat.

 Taming Your Family Zoo

Do you ever feel like your home is a zoo and your children are little monkeys? As co-founder and owner of Confidence & Courtesies, an etiquette course for kids, Donna has taught thousands of children how to live with confidence and courtesy – and she can teach you to tame your family zoo, too.

Donna will:

  • Reveal the two absolutely, positively, essential components for raising happy, healthy, well-adjusted children.
  • Uncover the secret to frustration-free parenting.
  • Help you identify the most common parenting mistakes that even good parents make.
  • Encourage, empower, and equip you to parent with the end game in mind.

30-60 minutes

Mommy Communication 101: How to Talk and Listen to Your Child so Your Child will Talk and Listen to You

Every mom longs for great communication with her child, but sometimes it’s not so easy. It can be difficult to communicate with a toddler who won’t listen, a preteen who hesitates to open up, or an adolescent who’s too busy to let you into his or her inner world. With humor and insight, Donna explores:

  • The five primary messages every loving parent must communicate.
  • Winning strategies for handling communication conflict.
  • Sure-fire ways to get your child to talk and listen.

30-60 minutes

What’s Under Your Tree? (Holiday Message)

Let’s face it, joyous seasons of the year are often filled with stress, disappointment and unfulfilled expectations. Donna reveals many of our unspoken expectations about the holidays and offers solutions for making holiday seasons filled with peace, love and joy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, you’ll be inspired to make this holiday season different. This is the perfect message for believers and seekers alike.

30-60 minutes

 Choose Your Love; Love Your Choice

In this highly acclaimed message, Donna shares wisdom from over 25 years of marriage. Using real life stories and practical insight, you’ll walk away:

  • Understanding the five choices every happy wife makes.
  • Inspired to love the man you chose.
  • Equipped to not only survive, but thrive, through the daily ups and downs of marriage.

30-60 minutes

Don’t see a topic that fits? No problem. Donna loves developing talks tailor made just for your group or event.