When an Engagement is Too Good to Be True

Back in 2004, I received an email from a couple who were organizing a big conference in the northeastern United States for young families. They were launching a new ministry, and had a vision for replicating these conferences in communities across North America. They were still in the infant stages of their dream, they said, but they knew it Continue Reading

Don’t Overpromise God’s Answers When You Speak

I know she meant well. But as her talk opened with the statement: "we should never doubt God's desire to bless us," I felt a little nervous. She had a wonderful personal testimony of God intervening in miraculous ways in her life. But I knew that sitting in the audience was a woman whose husband had just walked out on her and their four children. Continue Reading

Be Careful About Self-Publishing Too Fast!

Did you listen to Use Your Words BlogTalkRadio yesterday? If you did, you'll know that I issued quite a stern warning about self-publishing too fast. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording here! But here's the gist of that show: many of us speakers self-publish too quickly because we want to get a book on our table, and it ends up Continue Reading

What Qualifications Do You Need to Be a Speaker?

Do you feel qualified to speak? That's a loaded question, isn't it? Few of us do feel qualified. We wonder if we have any right to be in the front of that room. What do we know that other people don't? We're nothing special! What makes us think we can do this? Recently I received an email from a woman whom God has been leading into speaking Continue Reading