God doesn’t call the equipped –
He equips the called.
He works through fallen, broken
people to show His glory.

– Charles F. Stanley, God’s Purpose for Your Life

This statement guides my heart in wanting to encourage, equip, and empower Christian women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. I would be honored to speak at your next retreat, conference, or event on the following topics:

  • Faith
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Hope & Encouragement
  • Purpose and Calling
  • Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Grief & Loss
  • Addiction
  • Childhood trauma
  • Relationships

For Christian Schools, Colleges & Universities

For Groups, Churches, & Organizations

Drawing from my testimony about what God can do in our lives when we surrender all that remains to Him, I feel called to share His word with others. My journey toward Jesus began with no solid biblical background or foundation in Christ when I desperately wanted to understand God’s Word. I had so many questions and no real direction. I scrambled to grasp scripture, but what I longed for most was to sense His presence, to know that I was worthy of His love.

So, today, I pray for all future events where I would be invited to speak, regardless of location, venue, channel, and attendance number. I pray for the women who will sit in the audience (or listen virtually) questioning their self-worth, identity, and value in Christ. To the woman who has felt deprived of love, who has tried to outrun or conceal her past, or has questioned the Lord’s presence in her life—especially those who have suffered significant loss and tragedy and wrestled to understand God’s will and purpose in the pain:

I desire to come alongside and whisper truth into your heart,

 “We are never without hope because we are never without Christ. He will come to you, He sees you, and He will never leave you or abandon you.”

Anchored in Christ to Calm the Storm Within

In life, we all face storms. Some help us grow our faith (Matthew 13), others we bring through disobedience (Jonah 1:17), and others are beyond our control (Acts 27). They swirl around us, threatening to capsize our faith and take our lives instantly. We scream out, “Can I trust you, Jesus?” “Will you lead me through the storm?” “Are you present?”

Unbeknownst to us, other storms rage on from a different place. We don’t recognize where they come from or how they got started. We point fingers, blame others, and desperately look for answers. We do everything to silence them, to numb their roars, but they violently carry on until we discover that the storm we thought swirled around us rages within us. The gusting winds and troubled waters disguise themselves as anger, unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, shame, guilt, and every negative emotion keeping us from ever surrendering our lives to Jesus.

Jesus Christ is the only One with the power to silence the storm that roars around us and within us. He is the “anchor for our soul” during the trials and storms of life. Anchored in Christ will teach women to identify who He is in the storm and what we can hold to as a lifeline to weather any storm.

 

Anchored in the Word

But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” (Matthew 13:27–30)

He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:29 NIV)

Contact Araceli

We look forward to receiving your speaking request and setting up a phone call to discuss the details.

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