- October 25-16, 2019
Church at Hampton Roads Women’s Outer Banks Retreat
- October 20, 2019
Riverside First Church of God, Fredericksburg, VA
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Bio can be found here.
Kristi’s topics include:
Rejection Denied: God’s On Your Side
Have you ever felt unwanted, discarded, or simply “not enough”? Has “Not you,” or “I’ve found someone else,” crashed down with the volatility and weight of a mountain avalanche?
When others cast us aside, it hurts. And sometimes we pack that pain for life’s journey, carrying it for years.
Jesus deems us accepted, not rejected. He offers hope in place of hurt. He heals those spaces of pain caused by rejection, allowing us to live a life of beautiful freedom.
This session encourages women to deny rejection’s reach in their life through the acceptance of their Father.
The Girl Inside: Learning to Love Me
“You mean I don’t love myself, Lord?” I whispered the question into the air one day as I sat in the bedroom in our house in Hawaii.
The Holy Spirit stirred within me, counseling that if I didn’t love myself, truly loving others would be difficult – maybe even impossible. Many of us face this same battle. We smirk in the mirror, put down the one on the other end of the reflection, and silently cast judgment for our shortcomings. We don’t love ourselves. But as a creation of our Father’s, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)
Our reflection isn’t simply a face in the mirror. We are not the work of our own hands. Our life is the handiwork of God Almighty. And His creation proves good.
This session will encourage women to view their reflection as a woman made by God’s own hand. It will encourage them to step into a place of love, the beginning of a journey of loving God, self, and truly loving others.
[Y]ou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Trust: Germination of a Bold & Beautiful Faith
When good times ring, do we trust God? What about the storms, when times of fear, discouragement, or dread hit? What then? Do we dare trust God when the consequences might hurt?
Darkness loves to tempt us to retain control. But God calls us to trust in Him. The choice is ours.
Trust in the Lord stands as an essential element in our spiritual growth and maturity. It strengthens us to weather those strong winds and storms blowing in life. This session will encourage women to trust God, then watch a bold and beautiful faith unfold.
Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 WEB
Our ministry is relatively large, and comprised mainly of military spouses. Having been a military spouse herself, the stories Kristi shared to support her message were not only fun and engaging, but were scenarios that many of us could relate to. I very much appreciated how she spoke directly to our ladies without reading a lot of power point slides or notes, and that the steps she shared were not complicated, and easily applicable to our daily lives. Kristi’s message was an awesome reflection of God’s Word, and the scriptures she shared encourage me daily.
~ Maria H., Programs Director, Ft. Hood Protestant Women of the Chapel