Cynthia Simmons – Arise Speakers

Cynthia L. Simmons is the mother of five and past president of Christian Authors Guild. She hosts Heart of the Matter Radio each week and encourages women who seek the elegance of God’s wisdom. Simmons conducts writing workshops, led writing conferences, and was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year in 2008.

“Cyndi” is fond of history and writes both historical fiction and nonfiction. Combining history and Scripture, she ministers to women of all ages but has a special place in her heart for homeschool mothers. She is also a frequent speaker at events nationwide.

Speaking Topics

How to be an Award-Winning Mom
Dump the Devo? A Busy Woman’s Guide to Walking by Faith
Self-Care for Women
Live with Joy in a Topsy Turvey World
Understanding Your Husband
Wow, Woman: Katie Luther on Prov 31
How to Love Your Strong-Willed Child
Surviving Your Special Needs Child

Homeschool:

Teach Your Child to Think
Using Scripture to Teach Your Child to Reason
Teach Excellence Without Oppressing Your Child
How to Homeschool and Keep Your Sanity
Homeschool and Stay Organized
Make Homeschool A Lifestyle
History of Money

Writers:
Research: Finding What You Don’t Know
Critiques 101
Understanding and Using POV
Writing Tight
Making a Video Trailer

 

 

 

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You can reach Cynthia Simmons here at

simmonscynthial74@gmail.com

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PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Julie Lavender – Arise Speakers

Julie Lavender won a Guideposts Writing Contest, joining eleven other winners in Rye, New York to study under top, New York-based Guideposts editors. Since winning that contest, Julie has been chosen for four Refresher Workshops to learn from Guideposts editors Edward Grinnan, Rick Hamlin, and Amy Wong. Additionally, Julie writes for her local newspaper, the Statesboro Herald, authored 365 Days of Celebration and Praise and Creative Sleepovers for Kids, and contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul compilations and magazines like Clubhouse, Today’s Christian Woman, Focus on the Family, Mature Living, Country Woman, ParentLife, and Taste of Home. Wife to David, Julie has two sons, two daughters, and one son-in-love. Julie has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and taught public school before becoming a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling mommy. Julie and her husband, a former entomologist for the United States Navy and a current wildlife biologist at an army base, taught all four kids for just over twenty-five years before the last one enrolled in college.

Speaking Topics

Writing for newspapers

Writing for Guideposts publications

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You can reach Julie Lavender here at

lavenders@bulloch.net

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Lee Ann Mancini – Arise Speakers

Lee Ann Mancini graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Regent University, a Masters in Biblical and Theology Studies and a Masters in Christian and Classical Studies from Knox Seminary and a Masters in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Lee Ann is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, and an awarding-winning, children’s author. Lee Ann speaks to women groups regarding the redemptive power of the gospel represented though the types of brides of the church.“The “Bride of Christ” is a term used often.  However, does one truly understand the full meaning and application? The Bible is a love story. It starts with a wedding and ends with a wedding. It is Father God seeking a perfectly yoked bride for His Son, Jesus. God wants to give His Son the perfect gift that is equal to the love He has for His Son and that perfect gift is the Bride transformed and made ready! That bride is you! Moses dedicates 67 verses to the account of the love story between Isaac and Rebecca. Twice as much as he dedicates to the creation of the world! Why, because the Bible is not just a story about sin and salvation. It is a beautiful eternal love story of redemption! Christ is the heavenly husband who loves with the perfect agape love, a love that made the heavens and the earth!  When one realizes who they are in Christ they are never the same. Matthew 13:44 states, “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.” The whole divine plan is your wedding to Jesus Christ! “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlighten in order that you may know the hope to which he as called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance,” Ephesians 1:18-19.”
The Bride of Christ lecture is well received! Here a just a few comments:“Just a life-changing lecture! I loved it and I cannot wait to teach my daughter, and my Bible group all I learned today!”“Yesterday was amazing, just amazing! I could not turn off thoughts about it all night.”

“I could never understand being washed in the water and the blood so loved your explanation of Eve coming from Adam’s side and how it relates to the Bride of Christ, to us, being given life from Jesus’ side through the blood and water from His wound.”
“Single moms cried at hearing and understanding how dearly they are loved…these ladies felt discarded and worthless, and you made them realize they are treasured.”

“Her visuals were just amazing! I kept taking picture on my phone!”

Speaking Topics

The true meaning of “The Bride of Christ” a life-changing message!

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You can reach Lee Ann Mancini here at

leeannmancini@gmail.com

Telephone: 561-409-7696

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Brenda Yoder – Arise Speakers

Brenda is a national speaker, author, life coach, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor whose passion is encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. Her newest book, Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind is endorsed by Jim Daly of Focus on the Family and releases in 2018. She’s been featured in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Reboot Your Life and Confident and Curvy; the Washington Post, and has a mental health column in her local paper. Her first book, Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All released in 2015.

Brenda is also former teacher and school counselor and was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers. Her ministry, Life Beyond the Picket Fence, can be found at brendayoder.com  where she authentically writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. In addition to a private counseling and coaching practice, Brenda speaks at women’s retreats, business events, MOPS groups, keynotes, and teaches and trains on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics. She is a certified trainer by the Faith Trust Institute and on the speaker’s bureau for Dove’s Nest, a non-profit training and advocating for child abuse prevention. Brenda has been a service provider for families in foster care, domestic violence situations, and has worked face with children and teens for over twenty-five years.

A mentor to women and young adults, Brenda is also a wife and mom of four children, ranging from teens to adults, and lives on a farm in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Speaking Topics

Parenting

Family

Life Balance

Spiritual Growth

Practical Bible Teaching

Personal Growth

Busyness

Motherhood

Mental Health

Relationships

Faith

Life

parenting beyond the storybook image.

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You can reach Brenda Yoder here at

brenda@brendayoder.com

 Telephone: 260-336-3387

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

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PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Kelly Stigliano – Arise Speakers

Kelly is an experienced journalist, ministry leader, speaker, and author. She has written for newspapers since the 1990s.

She shares her life experiences by the article, having been published in magazines such as

Guideposts, Focus on the Family, War Cry, Just Between Us, Country, Christian Communicator, various regional periodicals, and more. Her articles have been on websites such as CBN.com, Charismamag.com, and ThrivingFamily.com.

As God teaches her lessons, she writes about them so we can all learn together. She has contributed to eleven compilation books including two Chicken Soup for the Soul editions, Guideposts, two Cecil Murphey books, and Love is a Verb Devotional by Gary Chapman.

Kelly grew up in a small northeastern Ohio town. Within a five-year period she moved through the statistics of pregnant teen bride, abused spouse, and single parent.

Although she learned about Jesus as a child in Sunday school, she met Him personally as a broke and broken single mother of two sweet, but rowdy preschoolers.

Her compelling story was dramatized on UNSHACKLED!, a radio program from Chicago, IL.

She has enjoyed speaking to women’s groups, teenagers, and teachers since 1987, and currently speaks throughout the southeastern USA, mainly sharing her testimony.

Kelly knows that no one benefits when we wear masks. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets; but my closets have no doors on them!”

She belongs to Word Weavers International writers’ critique group, is a C.L.A.S.S. graduate, and a member of WomenSpeakers.com.

Kelly resides with her husband, Jerry in sunny Florida. Together they have five adult children, a son-in-law, and two granddaughters—all living across the land and in England.

Speaking Topics

Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love

Messy Places

Volunteer Appreciation

New Beginnings

Freedom of Choice

Stand By Your Man – Practical Advice That Would Make Even Tammy Wynette Proud

Sure, Why Not?

Weed and Feed – Lessons From My Garden

It’s Time To Drop Your Pants!

Parting Was Such Sweet Sorrow – How I Said Good-bye To Sugar

Jumping The Fence – 10 Steps To Staying Home With Your Child

Preserving Gramma’s Memories

Help God, I’m Not A Counselor!

Writing Your Memoirs

Ghosts of Christmases Past

Regrets and Unforgiveness

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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Kelly Stigliano here at

kelly@kellystigliano.com

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Donna Jones – Arise Speakers

Rarely does a speaker relate as easily to seekers as with veterans of the faith, but somehow Donna Jones does. Described as “a pro on stage but with the warmth you’d expect from a close girlfriend” Donna is “about as authentic and genuine as they come”. More than a Bible teacher, Donna is a self-described Bible explainer. A colorful storyteller who combines Biblical truth with real-life anecdotes, her messages not only help listeners understand God’s Word, but most important, grasp how to live it out in real life.

Donna is funny, engaging, practical and real. “I’m passionate about helping women know, love, and follow God in their everyday lives. I deeply want to know, love and follow Him this way myself.”

A sought after national and international speaker, Donna has spoken in twenty states and on four continents, keynoting events of more than 1000. She’s the author of three books, including Seek: A Woman’s Guide to Meeting God and Taming Your Family Zoo, and is a contributing author to the 365-day devotional, A Moment to Breathe. Donna’s been featured in Parents and Better Homes and Gardens magazines and writes regularly for Crosswalk.com. She has been on numerous radio and television shows, including Focus on the Family and Good Day Dallas. A graduate of UCLA, with a degree in Communications, Donna’s spoken for nationally recognized ministries like Proverbs 31 and Hearts at Home.

Deeply involved in her home church (she and her pastor/hubby planted Crossline Church in 2005) Donna teaches 200 of her best friends in Bible study each week. Her favorite role, though, is wife to JP, and mom to her three wildly funny young adult kids, who frequently sit on her kitchen counter just to chat.

Speaking Topics

Growing Deep, Growing Strong Unstoppable!

You Are Not a Paper Plate Love Deep

Live Well Untangled: the Strength You Need, the Joy You Want, and the Peace You Crave

Strong(h)er

Choose Your Love, Love Your Choice

Taming Your Family Zoo

Unexpected Gifts (holiday talk)

*Donna speaks to serve the needs of her audience, and is happy to tailor a message for your group.

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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Donna Jones here at

donna-jones@cox.net

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Deborah Malone – Arise Speakers

Deborah’s love of her home state Georgia flows into her cozy mystery novels which are all set in Georgia.Published by Lamp Post, her first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in ACFW’s Category Five writing contest and she was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award in Novel category in 2012 and 2013.

Working as a freelance writer and photographer since 2001 for the historical magazine Georgia Backroads, Deborah has had many articles and photographs published during her time for them.

Her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails” edited by Olin Jackson.

Her photographic artwork has been Deborah Malone is an established author, freelance writer and photographer.

Displayed in the Wright Art Gallery at Floyd Medical Center where artwork contributes to the healing and therapy of patients. Her photography has also won several awards.

Deborah teaches a number of writing, marketing and speaking workshops for authors. Deborah is available for readings, signing, book clubs and author lunches.

Deborah is a member of Georgia Writer’s Association, American Christian Fiction Writers and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She lives in North Georgia with her husband Travis.

Speaking Topics

Nuts and Bolts of Marketing

Mystery Writing 101

Christian Fiction Writing 101

Let’s Plot a Mystery

Keynote: Yes You Can

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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Deborah Malone here at

deborahmaloneauthor@gmail.com

Telephone: 706-512-7574

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Grab Your Spot on the Arise Speakers List

Welcome to our exciting new AWSA Arise Speakers Bureau!  Not only can you can help support our wonderful new Arise Daily Devotionals, you can create visibility with the Arise Daily audience for your own speaking ministry.  Our new speaking platform is connected to the Arise Daily website, so anyone who loves your devotions, or browses through our list of speaker can find YOU for their upcoming event.  Check out AriseSpeaker.com to see how it works.

 

How to sign up:

  1. Pay HERE
  2. Return to this site  and click on link at bottom of page to fill out Arise Speaker Intake Form.
  3. NOTE:  You may cancel if you do not wish to renew.

Arise Speakers Directory AVAILABLE!!!

Your Arise Speakers listing in our directory is  now available and if you sign up, you will get your own Arise Daily webpage to go with your listing at only $30 a year.  Click HERE to purchase then come back to the page and scroll down to find our link to our intake form.

Other Benefits

Every Arise Speaker Member gets to participate in our concierge service, meaning that at a meeting planner’s request, we will help place a speaker to an event.

Please note that if you are booked through our concierge service, Arise Daily Devotions will receive at a 15% commission.

However, unless you instruct otherwise, your contact info will be listed on your Arise Speaker webpage.  This means a meeting planner could bypass our concierge service and contact you directly. If this should happen, no commission will need to be paid to Arise Daily.

Requirements to Participate:

  • You must be an AWSA member.
  • You are required to contribute at least 1 devotional a year to Arise Daily, preferably more.  Please note that a great strategy to get noticed is to become a regular Arise Daily contributor.
  • You must be an AWSA member, not an AWSA protege.

NOTE:  Please be patient.  Our office will send you a list of things we will need for your Arise Speakers webpage within 3 to 4 business days.

*Once You have Paid – You Must Fill out Our Intake Form (see below):

1.  Fill out the from located at the Link to Form

2.  When you finish filling out the form, hit submit.

3. Check that you are NOT A Robot

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5.  You will know you are done when a small ‘Thank You Message’ suddenly appears.

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Debbie Taylor Williams – Arise Speakers

Debbie, known for her passion for Christ, humorous illustrations, and practical take-aways, is the author of 7 books and is a sought out national keynote speaker and Bible teacher. She’s taken her P.R.A.Y. with Passion Conference to over 35 states.

Debbie is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. She and her college sweetheart have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. When not writing or speaking, you’ll find her hanging out with family and friends, at a kick boxing class, hiking, golfing or fishing with her hubby.

P.R.A.Y. WITH PASSION ACROSS THE NATION

Knowing God is sufficient to meet every need, this conference is centered on 26 of God’s divine attributes. Using the acronym P.R.A.Y., Debbie demonstrates how to not only praise God, but also how to repent, ask, and yield according to His powerful name. The P.R.A.Y. with Passion is impacting lives throughout the United States.

LISTEN UP!

God has set believers apart as His ambassadors in the world. Yet, many times we live in ways that are indistinguishable from unbelievers. Rather than being led by God’s Spirit in daily decisions, we many pay more attention to a friend than the Lord.

Women will leave this conference:

• With 31 points about the Holy Spirit every Christian should know.
• Inspired knowing God cares about our lives and offers His help.
• Better able to discern God’s voice and walk in His peace.

THE PLAN A WOMAN IN A PLAN B WORLD

Women grow up dreaming of the life they hope to have. Many believe they will meet their soulmate for life, find a fulfilling career, be blessed with happy and obedient children, and enjoy good health. But these hopes and dreams often don’t materialize. The soulmate never shows up, marriages fail in alarming numbers, unexpected health issues arise, parenting turns out to be a tougher job than expected– and suddenly Plan B sets in. What do you do? Through biblical and real-life stories, Debbie unveils nine Plan B land mines that, if left unchecked, can hurt even the most well-intentioned Christ follower. You’ll leave aware of the land mines and armed with God’s blessings to defuse them.

THE PLAN A MOM IN A PLAN B WORLD

We live in a Plan B world, not the Plan A Garden God created. In our Plan B world, mom challenges come in the form of strong willed kids, sleepless nights, piles of dirty laundry, homework, sports, activities, meal and bedtime battles. Even the best mom can feel drained, over her head, and feel like giving up at times. As our children become teens and adults, challenges continue. With joy in one hand and the Bible in the other, Debbie shows you how to defuse Plan B parenting land mines so you and your children are blessed, not depressed by life’s challenges.

IF GOD IS IN CONTROL, WHY AM I A BASKET CASE

When little ones are crying, teens are driving you crazy, and hubby or co-workers are grumpy, what’s a woman to do? If a personal masseuse is not an option, what is? Debbie gives you practical insights from Colossians to help you maintain the joy of the Lord in the midst of chaotic living.

FILL MY CUP

What are you steeping your mind in? Why? What difference does it make? Whatever you steep your mind in is what you become. This conference is a variation of The Plan A Woman in A Plan B World, which highlights 9 areas Christians need to pay attention to. If encouragement, uplifting, hope, and practical “take-aways” are what you’re looking for, this is the conference for your event.

IF GOD IS IN CONTROL, WHY DO I HAVE A HEADACHE?

In this conference, Debbie shows you Biblical women’s seemingly “out of control” situations, the entrapments they faced, and how they broke free. Be encouraged and blessed as God rekindles your hope and equips you to walk in newness of Spirit.

THE PLAN A LIFE IN A PLAN B WORLD

The Plan A LIFE in a Plan B World, based on The Plan A Woman in A Plan B World. Discover “8 Characteristics of Discerning People” and how to live the life God desires for you.

EMPOWERED

Is your prayer life less than passionate? Do you feel you often pray the same prayers day after day? In Empowered, Debbie demonstrates an approach to praying and journaling that equips you to pray more effectively and passionately. Endorsed and used by Beth Moore, Debbie’s journal, Prayers of My Heart, will provide a vehicle for Spirit infused prayers.

THE GIFT OF A TRANSFORMED MIND

Many of us struggle with our thoughts and what our minds dwell on. Hectic days invite stress and worry. Frustrating circumstances can cause us to feel hopeless and defeated. Mounting responsibilities can overwhelm us. What are we to do when “life” is more than what we bargained for? The gift of a transformed mind is yours when you apply a simple, yet profound technique Debbie brings you from God’s
Word.

BECOMING A WOMAN OF PASSION AND POWER

What is God’s passion and power? How can we tap into it in our everyday lives? How can we sustain God’s passion and power in our everyday lives? Be inspired and equipped as Debbie provides insightful tools to help you become all God wants you to be: a woman of passion and power.

WISDOM WITH THE WORLD

A wave of “spiritual” teaching is sweeping America. Many people, including Christians, are deceived because Biblical terms are interwoven with false teaching. Learn how to speak the truth in love to friends and co-workers. Conference highlights include twenty confusing statements and the truth of God’s Word.

MASTERING OUR MIND AND EMOTIONS

Depression is an increasing health and social concern to Christians and non-Christians. Is there anything a Christian can do when emotions run rampant and one’s mind goes astray? Get ready to be blessed! Debbie brings Biblical tools to equip believers to master their mind and emotions!

PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Preparing our hearts for Christmas can be a challenge in the fast paced society in which we live. Often, we think more about preparing our homes and meals than we do our hearts. Debbie shows you how to keep the true meaning of Christmas at the forefront of your mind
in this uplifting keynote. Leave ready to live out the true meaning of Christmas with family and friends.

We loved how animated Debbie was and her visual illustrations. She keeps you captivated. We absolutely fell in love with Debbie and her heart for God.  Womens Ministry Leader

“The staff and I are crazy about our prayer journals. I love this approach to daily prayer. Beth Moore

A Word from Debbie

Hi Sweet Friends,

I’ve taught, led, trained, prayed, cried, and laughed with women as we’ve shared life’s joys and struggles. I look forward to bringing spiritual encouragement to you!

 

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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Debbie Taylor Williams here at

debbie@debbietaylorwilliams.com

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Michelle Lazurek – Aspire Speakers

Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor’s wife and associate literary agent for 
Wordwise Media Services. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children’s Book of the Year and the Enduring Light Silver Medal, she is a member of the Christian Author’s Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers
 Association. She also teaches at various writers’ workshops, such as the Montrose Christian Writers conference. She and her husband live in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, with their two children, Caleb and Leah.
Speaking Topics
hospitality
Finishing well
Goal setting
Vision casting
Leadership development
Breaking free from the religious spirit
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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Michelle Lazurek at

michellelazurek@yahoo.com

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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