I’m so excited to introduce my new series of live Webinars beginning September 26. I have selected these topics based on your feedback over the last several months on subjects that are important to you in your current season of life. These topics are organized around four themes: Knowing God, Relationships, Self-awareness, and Community. I’m really looking forward to entering a deeper conversation about these topics with you.
Each webinar will be available for $15 each to watch live and to replay at your convenience.
Webinar Schedule: All Webinars start at 9PM EST and are 45 minute talk with time for questions and answers immediately following.
(still available for replay for $15 each)
February 13, 2019 – “Getting Beyond the ‘Likes’ : Entering Into True Relationship” (with special guest Jerry Lenaburg)
During the last few years, we have encountered many faith-filled young adults who are lonely, confused, and quite honestly despairing of meeting someone they can spend their life with. It seems like the more dating apps there are, the harder it is to meet and truly connect with someone of the opposite sex, let alone someone you want to spend your life with.
In this webinar, Mary and her special guest, her husband Jerry, will discuss the tough challenges and pitfalls of the modern dating world as described by our real life friends, and offer some insights on why it’s important to truly know yourself before you can really be ready to meet and connect with that special someone.
January 10, 2019 – “Grace and Responsibility : Family as Primary Educators” (with special guest Jerry Lenaburg)
As parents we have an awesome responsibility to pass on the faith to our children. In today’s society that is an even bigger challenge with all the distractions they are facing, all the noise that exists in their daily life. They face moral and ethical choices that didn’t exist a decade ago. God does not have grandchildren—we are all brothers and sisters in Christ called to a personal relationship with our Lord. As parents we are commissioned to assist our children in owning their own faith journey, providing the tools to hopefully maintain that practice with they leave our home.
In this webinar, Mary and her special guest, her husband Jerry, will offer some of their hard-learned lessons from their own parenting as well as a decade of experience with Youth Ministry, offering practical tips to fulfilling our roles as parents and primary educators.
December 19, 2018 – “God’s Whisper : Knowing Who To Cling To”
There is constant noise in our life making it challenging to hear God’s Whisper, especially during times of confusion or when facing a challenge or choosing what the next step is. Are you having trouble hearing God’s voice? Would you know it if you heard it?
In God’s Whisper Knowing Who To Cling To, Mary will provide some practical advice on how to hear God’s voice and learn to recognize it in your life; how to enter into discernment to understand God’s will for your life; and how the gift of spiritual mentorship within our community can assist us in knowing God’s will for our life.
November 14, 2018 -“Humble Heart : Learning to Receive In Order to Give”
Mother Teresa once said that in order for someone to be charitable, someone else must humble themselves to receive that charity. Humility and charity go hand in hand.
In this webinar, we go beyond the traditional meaning of charity, the transfer of money or goods from the wealthy to the poor, to discuss how charity in humility is love. Mary will share some of her experiences of how learning to accept the charity of others helped draw her closer to God. She will also provide suggestions on how to offer charity respectfully as well receiving charity with a grateful heart.
St. Thomas Aquinas said, “Caritas is that which unites us to God. The habit of charity extends not only to love of God, but to the love of neighbor.”
In our society today, we are proud of our self-sufficiency. We like to think we have everything under control and can do it all ourselves. That false pride can lead to isolation and exhaustion as we try to do everything on our own. This is not how God meant it to be. When was the last time you humbled yourself and asked for help?
We all need help sometimes, but we are often afraid to ask because we fear rejection or judgement. However, asking for help is actually a good thing because we are allowing others the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. When you say yes to accepting someone else’s help or charity you are giving them a chance to love as Christ loved.
October 17, 2018 – “Knowing Neighbor : Hospitality Beyond Paper Plates and Red Solo Cups”
In this Webinar we will explore what true Biblical hospitality means–how to turn your home into a place for community building. Hospitality can lead to joy, purpose and belonging. It can draw families closer to God. It’s not about being a perfect host or hostess, it’s about seeing your neighbor for who they truly are, how God sees them as made in His image and likeness. We are called to be Mr. Rogers not Martha Stewart.
This webinar will provide tips on how to host a gathering no matter your living space or budget. I pray it encourages you to change a life by opening your door and welcoming your neighbor.
September 26, 2018 – “Rules of Engagement : Creating Rules to Follow When Conflict Arises in Relationship” (with special guest Jerry Lenaburg)
In every relationship conflict and disagreements are going to arise. In this Webinar we will discuss the rules of “Fight Club,” or how we have learned to handle disagreements in our 30 year marriage.
Marriage is hard, y’all and anyone who says they never fight with their spouse is either lying or a saint. Every relationship has conflict and we have learned to try and use humor as well as our rules of Fight Club to work our way through them.
While we are not marriage counselors, through sharing our experience we will try and provide tools, tips, and techniques to improve your communication, help get to the root cause of the disagreement, and figure out how to work your way through the emotional minefield that conflict can create.
Life is filled with loss and challenge and hardship. We face disappointments and experience seasons of pain.
- The marriage that never comes
- The death of a loved one
- Loss of a job
- Disappointment with relationship
- Financial set backs
- Unexpected responsibilities
How can we preserver keeping our faith and hope in the midst of such trials?
July 31, 2018– “No Shame in Your Dress Size Game”
I have been on quite the journey of letting go of shame and embracing my body these last few years. I have discovered that being healthy of mind and body requires me to reject my negative thinking and embrace the strength and story my body tells and not worry about the number on the scale or my dress size. Health over vanity my friends. Always.
July 10, 2018- “Stronger Together, Lessons from a 30 Year Marriage” (with special guest Jerry Lenaburg)
Join us as we discuss life, love, bacon, laundry, and why the toilet paper roll is never changed on time.
That’s right, no marriage is perfect but after 30 years of marriage, which includes raising two children-one with significant special needs, four military deployments, survival and healing from addiction, grieving the loss of a child, three career changes, and home improvement projects that test the mettle of any marriage, we still find something to laugh about together every day.
Whether you’re thinking about marriage, engaged to be married, a newlywed, long time married, struggling in your marriage, or happy as a clam, I promise there is something for everyone in this webinar.