“Frances does a fabulous job incorporating Biblical wisdom with hope and humor, so I knew I was going to get a good laugh while also walking away with tangible tools that are founded on Biblical truth.” -Andrea, MOPS Coordinator
“Frances has the ability to clearly articulate an idea in an easy, humorous, unassuming way, but that touches on deep truths.” -Audience survey
Decide to Rise (MOPS 2020-21)
Deciding to Rise When Life Takes a Detour: When things go differently than expected, it’s tempting to hunker down and wait for things go back to “normal.” What happens when it’s not a blip? What if this is the new normal? Part of living life to the full is learning to love this imperfect life and enjoy the ride along the way. This talk focuses on how to embrace the life we’re actually leading so that we’re not just surviving challenges, but thriving in spite of them.
Deciding to Rise Without Mom Guilt: I never knew until I had children just how many reasons I would feel guilty! Guilt is paralyzing and can keep us from living the abundant life we want to live. Living to the full means learning to enjoy our life and let go of our fear that we’re not enough. This message focuses on discerning where the guilt is coming from and how to move forward into freedom and joy.
Finding Your Tribe: Cultivating meaningful friendships is hard! Cultivating meaningful friendships when you’re exhausted, busy, and chasing after littles feels downright impossible. Living to the full means doing life in community. This talk is born out of my own awkward search for my tribe after becoming a mom and the lessons I learned along the way. It focuses on practical steps to help us find and grow those relationships, even as moms in this crazy season.
Fun & Practical
Parenting with Personality in Mind: Early on, we can see glimpses of just what our kids are like. Sometimes it’s fun to see their personalities emerge; other times, it’s frustrating! This fun, practical talk focuses on looking at the unique strengths and challenges of four different personality types. It will help you to understand where your kids (and other loved ones) are coming from and learn ways to help shape them into the best version of themselves.
If you have a topic or theme in mind for your group other than what I have listed, I’m happy to work with you to share something personalized for you. I love to work with churches and groups to design a message that will meet their needs. I’m get most excited talking about interpersonal relationships/leadership principles, spiritual practices to connect with Jesus, finding your sweet spot/purpose, and applying God’s Word to our daily lives.