Swapping stories of God’s goodness in life’s hardest places is one of my favorite things to do. Whether in my local church, at a coffee shop with a friend, or at a women’s event, God’s living and active Word comes to life in our shared stories.
I’d love to speak at your Christian women’s event or teen gathering. With a heart for storytelling, I share biblical truths that grounded my faith when everything was falling apart. We’ll walk through our hard stories together and find God is there to meet us every time. I can speak on one of the themes below or tailor the message for your event.
“Erica brings a fresh sincerity that resonates with women because we can relate. She’s warm, transparent, and fervent about sharing what God has done in her life while providing practical, Biblical truths applicable to all situations.” -Rachel V.
Getting to Know a God Who Knows
How can we take comfort in an all-knowing God? Learning to trust an omniscient God – who intimately and lovingly knows us – can change our daily lives, help us persevere in trials, and guide us to serve others better in crisis. I weave in my testimony of suffering and encourage you from the Word to help you cling to the character of a God Who Knows.
Preparing for Life’s Storms
We think our faith is solid until an unexpected trial derails us. We’re walking faithfully in God’s will when bad news shakes our very foundation. Unprepared and unsure how to navigate the scary unknown, our faith falters. Aligning our thoughts with Scripture, we’ll walk through three practical steps to prepare for life’s storms and emerge with a solid trust in God’s presence and provision.
Legacy Living in the Small Everyday Moments
A difficult diagnosis taught me not sweat the small stuff and to embrace the everyday goodness of motherhood and the mundane. We’ll discuss how simple “yeses” can lead us to the richest memories with those we love. Loving and serving others doesn’t have to be burdensome or picture-perfect. This message is for MOMS and MOPS groups, but can be tailored for any event.
Perseverance: Trusting God When Life is Hard
Speaking as a world-class quitter (like my one-practice basketball career!), I’ll share four steps to help us persevere when life gets tough. While not rushing through our pain or grief, we can employ these spiritual disciplines to help us keep going: acceptance, abiding, gratitude, and choosing to simply do the next right thing.
Find Out More
If you’d like to request Erica for your event, please fill out the contact form. You can expect a response within 2-3 days.
Rainy Day Collective Podcast: Every Day is a Miracle (episode 21) (Nov. 2018) “I don’t feel like a miracle. I feel like a ticking time bomb.”
Staying Connected Podcast: The Road to Diagnosis and Living with Hope (Aug. 2020) “We realize life is short and fragile, so we’re going to live the good days we have with gratitude.”
Living with Invisible Illness – FB Live Replay with Nicole O’Meara (Feb. 2020) “Surgeons compared my insides, my tissues, to wet Kleenex.”
“How do we teach our friends compassion and understanding if we don’t give them the opportunity to practice it?”
Past Speaking Events
Friendship Baptist Church Ladies’ Brunch, Raleigh, NC, January 2020
Holidazed Mini-Retreat, Raleigh, NC, December 2019
When Life Hands You Lemons: Trusting God’s Goodness in Trials, Friendship Baptist Youth Group, May 2019
Getting to Know a God Who Knows, Teaching Series, Friendship Baptist, Raleigh, NC, February 2019