What You'll Learn In Day 4
Thank you for joining me for our final day of the Becoming The Whole Woman Summit! Today's theme is Clinging to Hope in Christ.
The conversations we will have focus on overcoming anxiety, depression, grief, healing, spiritual warfare, and finding strength.
I am so thankful you have chosen to be with me for this summit, and I pray that this final day helps you cling to Christ no matter where you are at in your journey.
Overcoming Anxiety & Depression
Dr. Michelle Bengtson is an international speaker, national and international media resource on mental health, and the author of three bestselling, award-winning books: “Hope Prevails: Insights From A Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression,” “Hope Prevails Bible Study,” and the 2020 Golden Scroll Book of the Year, “Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises.” She has been a neuropsychologist in private practice for more than twenty years, where she evaluated, diagnosed, and treated children and adults with a variety of medical and mental health disorders. This doctor knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to address her patients’ issues, both for those who suffer and the ones who care for them. Using sound practical tools, she affirms worth and encourages faith. Dr. Bengtson offers hope as a key to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm. She and her husband of thirty years have two young adult sons and reside in the Greenville, South Carolina area.
In this video, Michelle and LaVonda talk about how faith can help us overcome depression and anxiety. Michelle shares her personal story of depression and how she discovered the spiritual roots of depression and anxiety. The purpose of this video is to help us recognize the true roots of anxiety and depression in our lives and how we can combat the spiritual roots of our depression and anxiety.
Resources:Listen to the Podcast!
Finding Hope In Hard Places
Tara is a recent widow and mother of four. She began her writing journey after her husband went to Heaven in 2016 following a brief battle with brain cancer. What began as a way to testify of God’s goodness during her season of suffering, quickly turned into a passion to equip both children and adults with a hope in Jesus to carry them through hard times. She is also a devotional writer for The Joyful Life magazine and a host for the Widow Mama Collective on FB She makes her home in Franklin, TN where the hills are green and the barns are plenty.
In this video, Tara and Lavonda talk about how we can find hope in the Lord even in the hardest places. Tara shares her story about losing her husband to brain cancer suddenly in 2016. She shares about how God taught her to be present with him and look for him in every part of her life. The purpose of this video is to teach us what hope is and how we can live in hope during every circumstance in our lives. Hope is extremely powerful and when we place our hope in the immovable person of Jesus then we never have to live without it.
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Resources:Listen to the podcast!
Grief and Healing
Seeing far too many people go through hardship alone, Kari Bartkus became determined to show up and be present when those around her were hurting. Through her work at Love Does That, she equips others to do the same, providing practical tips and prayerfully-made gifts that serve as tangible expressions of care. Knowing that encouragement has to come from a place of abiding with Jesus, she also offers creative Bible studies and workshops that invite women to stay close to Him so they can be prepared to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those around them.
In this video, Kari and LaVonda talk about how to work through hurting and grief in our lives. Kari takes time to teach us how to work through our own hurting and grief so that we can get to a place where we can help others through their hurting and grief. The purpose of this video is to teach us practical tools to help ourselves and others work through our hurting and grief so we can become a whole woman. Looking for authentic ways to reach out to others that are hurting is n extremely important part of growing in our faith and looking like Jesus.Get Kari's free guide!
Overcoming Adversity by Focusing on God’s Word
Heather Jeffery is a Christian writer, mom, and full-time physical therapist. Her blog, Straighten Your Crown, is a place to find encouragement grounded in Biblical truth to navigate the challenging circumstances we encounter in a broken world. The title was given to her several years ago when God rescued her from a pit of intense grief and disappointment. Heather writes to share this same hope with others who are walking through difficult circumstances and defeat with the goal of redirecting focus from our circumstances onto God’s promises. Heather has learned how to thrive through and after years of narcissistic abuse and desires to help other women in their recovery journey as a narcissistic abuse recovery coach. She loves pointing women to Jesus to reject lies of the enemy and replace with Biblical truth. She is very passionate about empowering women with truth and inspiring others to share their story. Heather lives in Maryland with her two daughters and loves spending time outdoors, preferably by the water.
In this video, Heather and LaVonda talk about how it is possible to overcome adversity no matter how difficult. Heather shares with us her story about working through her divorce and how she had to rely on the Lord through that tough time in her life. She shares how relying on the promises of God that she found in Scripture helped her to walk through the adversity she experienced. The purpose of this video is to help give us practical tools to overcome adversity through God's Word. Focusing on God's Word can bring you through the darkest of circumstances.Connect with Heather on Instagram!
Prayer ~ the Essential Element of Spiritual Warfare
Delphine is an evangelist, worship leader, Christian speaker, entrepreneur, blogger, vlogger and author. She served in the Women's Jail Ministry for over 25 years. She is the founder of Daphne Paige Ministries. Delphine writes to inspire women who are struggling on their faith journey. No one should walk alone. Growing up in a God-loving home where prayers were lifted up and the Word of God was taught, Delphine learned to trust God with her whole heart. Though many believe they have to struggle through life, Delphine knows God is able to see them through the struggles. Her books reflect the power that comes from trusting and depending on God. In "Just Jesus and Me: A Three Year Journey to Divine Healing and Salvation," she trusted God to heal her body of a contagious skin disease when others around her doubted her stance. Her second book, "Hiding God's Word in My Heart: Scriptures That Sustained Me During the Time of Covid-19," exposes the raw honesty of trusting in the Word in the raw season of pandemic uncertainty. Whether teaching, writing, or expounding on God's Word, Delphine's goal is to lead people to Christ and continue to encourage people to trust God.
In this video, Delphine and LaVonda talk about prayer and how essential prayer is to spiritual warfare. Delphine shares her personal faith journey and how influential prayer was in her coming to know who God truly was. The purpose of this video is to help us understand the true power of prayer and to help us understand the importance of prayer to our faith journey. Prayer is the most powerful resource we have at our disposal.
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Keeping Up Your Strength
Bukky Agboola is an American born to Nigerian parents and an ordained minister, author, and gospel recording artist. She writes books and records music that deepen others' walk with God and strengthen their faith to overcome life's adversities and flourish. Bukky is a graduate of one of Africa's top Universities, The University of Ife, now known as Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, and an award winner at the Coulsdon and Purley Music Festival in England. So far, she has written two books. Her second book titled "Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-the-Top Mega Love." recently received national recognition as a winner through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD® in the category of Spiritual. Bukky prays that you will have a divine encounter when you experience one of her songs, books, or messages. God bless you!
In this video Bukky and LaVonda talk about drawing our strength from God and his love. Bukky talks about times in her life where she has been renewed in her faith and been able to draw her strength from the Lord. Bukky explains how diving into the Word of God on a daily basis has helped her faith to stay strong and continue to grow in her faith. The purpose of this video is to give you practical steps to strengthen your faith and keep it strong. Bukky's desire for all of us is that we learn to draw our strength from the depth of God's love that we find in Scripture.
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