Barb is passionate about reaching women and teaching them to win at life with God-empowered strength and dignity. She loves speaking at women's event on the topics of fear and worry, self-care and leadership. Barb is the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including April 2018 releases, Winning the Worry Battle (book) and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle (Bible study).
Barb has three daughters, Kate, Sami and Abbie. They love their dog, Quimby and a grumpy old rabbit that threatens to live forever. She loves Jesus, new adventures, her FitBit, chocolate peanut butter ice cream and fabulous high heels.
Hungry No More: Surrendering ourselves to the only ONE that satisfies!
Our culture over-consumes everything but God! We over-eat, over-spend, over-worry and most of us probably over-do social media. Yet, we're starved for peace, hope and joy. What could happen if God’s daughters truly hungered for the gifts only God can provide? Learn from Jesus' example on how to surrender and find freedom from out-of-control habits and behaviors.
Getting Yourself into Position for Victory
Do you want to win over worry and anxiety? Too often, our fears make us feel like we’re going to finish life in last place. However, God has promised us three types of victory! Barb shares her story of once feeling defeated by fear and worry and she teaches us God's plan for success in the first chapter of Joshua. Instead of living by your fears, learn how to activate powerful, Christ-centered tools and position yourself to receive all that God promised.
Keeping Other People’s Worries from Crushing You
Are you worn out over someone else's problems or issues? How can we learn how to shift from worrying about our loved ones to showing God-honoring concern? Barb teaches key biblical principles from the book of Joshua as well as three practical tools that you can use and apply today. Learn how to stop stressing out over other people's problems!
Mirror, Mirror: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You
Does God care if you look in the mirror and hate what you see? Poor body image is the #1 driver of shame in women, including Christian women. We’ll use God’s Word to learn how to see ourselves as God sees us. There are
three biblical keys to help us win our ugly struggle with beauty once and for all! (Theme: Identity in Christ)
Overcoming Our Labels to Live Our Legacy
How many of us carry baggage from the past – or even the present – that keep us from having hope for the future? We’ll look at the story of Rahab and discover how God transformed her destiny. There are three lessons from her story that will help us escape the labels that lie to us and unlock God’s legacy for our lives. (Theme: Purpose)
How to Slay Worry All Day
Have you ever prayed about something and then started worrying about it again an hour later? Using one of the most astonishing stories in the Bible as inspiration, Barb teaches several practical and powerful tools that enable us to immediately kill worrying thoughts and enjoy God's peace every day.
Taking Care of You
Are you the kind of woman who puts everyone else first and yourself last? If so, you're not alone! Are you tired of carrying around all of the guilt that comes with scheduling a haircut, spending money on a new dress or taking time from your family to attend a Bible study group? In this talk, we'll look at the five areas of taking care of ourselves in a way that glorifies God, honors others and blesses our lives.
God, Knock Down These Worry Walls
Are there obstacles in your life that keep you awake at night? Do you feel trapped behind a tall wall of worry and anxiety? Using the story of the Israelites' victory at Jericho, Barb equips you with three key principles to handle the walls that God knocks down, the walls that stick around or the walls that God takes us around.
These presentations may be combined with group activities, silent journaling, as well as evening sessions before scrambling for a pajamas and popcorn.
Rewriting Your Beauty Narrative
What’s Your Story? How has it impacted your life? We’ll examine our memories, establish God’s truth and look at the stories of women in the Bible who are remembered for their faith rather than their failures.
Beautiful Retreat for Moms and Daughters
Moms and Daughters (13 and over) can experience an event of connection and conversation as we talk about our individual struggles with beauty. We’ll enjoy some fun partner activities as well as optional quiet times for moms and daughters to reflect together on God’s Word.
"We loved working with Barb. She was so fun, engaged with the retreat, relatable and full of truth and grace." ~ Abby Banfield, Mears, MI
"Barb was a keynote speaker at our women's conference just this past weekend. She was a pleasure to work with, so flexible and positive. When Barb got up on the platform to speak she just came alive. She connected with the women and shared a powerful message. I highly recommend Barb as a speaker for your event." ~ Lori Schofer, Iron Sharpens Iron Conferences
"Barb's personal stories connect you to what she is speaking about and her passion for seeing women discover their worth and beauty in Christ is contagious. She is authentic and teaches with Biblical authority and insight. It was a joy to work with her at our women's retreat!" –Kim Porter, River Church Women's Retreat
"Barb presented herself as a real woman with real issues and connected well with the ladies at our retreat. Her speaking topics coincided with our
"Barb spoke with a spiritual depth that only comes from years of experience and gaining wisdom. Women left encouraged, energized and refreshed. Women ask to have Barb back, and that's the highest compliment to a good speaker." - Patricia Deaton, Grace United Methodist Church
"Barb was a big hit at our women’s retreat! Her tender heart and passion for Christ was evident throughout the weekend. She is a gifted speaker – she brought us to tears one minute and had us laughing the next! Everyone loved her!" -Wendy, Women’s Ministry Director/H2O Church
"Barb spoke at our women’ s retreat and was fabulous! She was captivating, inspirational, humorous, and real. She has a heart for God and wants women to really encounter God."
"Barb’s message about God’s view of His children’s beauty deeply touched all who attended our women’s conference by revealing another level of God’s love. The level I’m speaking of is the intense level which enables all who listen to think differently about old habits, negative narratives and unwelcome comments from people ... she’s the real deal!" - Paula, Women’s Ministry Promotion Coordinator/Sidney First UMC