How to Change Myself When I’d Really Rather Change My Circumstances

We all know the feeling of living tangled in knots due to an overloaded life, or overwhelming circumstances. We long for joy and peace; we need strength for daily life, but too often find ourselves circling the same old issues, wondering when–or how–things will ever change. In Donna’s uniquely practical, and thoroughly biblical style, she’ll enable 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.


Do you want to overcome insecurity and soar in ways only God could ordain? Of course you do! What woman wouldn’t like to grow in confidence? Or find hope? Or gain wisdom? Using Isaiah 40, Donna will inspire and equip you to walk, run–and soar–in your relationship with God.  You’ll walk away:

  • Confident of God’s compassionate care
  • Equipped to find God’s best and walk in it
  • Inspired to keep going despite obstacles
  • Encouraged to soar above your circumstances

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

The Abide Conference

In our world of social media it’s all too easy to be connected yet live unconnected. With God. With other believers. With family. With friends. Using Jesus’ teaching in John 15, Donna will show you how to:

  • Live connected to God in real life (and why you might be making it harder than you should)
  • Cultivate a truly fruitful life
  • Keep little distractions from becoming big detractions
  • Make–and keep–meaningful connections with other women

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


You’ve seen her. She may be twenty-five or forty-five or seventy-five, but something about her makes you wonder, what’s different about her? And then it dawns on you.

She radiates.

It’s not her circumstances. It’s not her intellect. It’s not her looks. It’s something deeper; she radiates from the inside out. You notice how her radiance affects those around her.

And something deep inside you wants to radiate, too.

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 that lives wrongly
  • Stand steady and stay strong when life doesn’t go as planned

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


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 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 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 how to hear from God
  • 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

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 based on  Ephesians 3, Donna will help you:

  • Learn practical tools to help you go deeper with God
  • 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.


It’s easy to get fired up about our faith when it’s new, or we see God move in miraculous ways. But what happens when faith becomes routine, life gets messy, or circumstances become discouraging?

With insight, biblical wisdom, compassion, and deep conviction, Donna will inspire you to live with unstoppable faith in an unstoppable God. You’ll walk away:

  • Reinvigorated in your faith with a big view of God
  • Equipped to overcome a roller-coaster spiritual experience by understanding how to live by faith, rather than by feelings
  • Motivated to live “here” for “there”
  • Ready to love others with unstoppable love

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

The Power of a Positive Woman

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.

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. Can also be expanded into a marriage retreat with Donna and JP.

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)

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