I speak on a variety of topics from beekeeping to international missions. I try to infuse each message with humor and encouragement. If you’re a beekeeper, a missionary, a Christ-follower or none of the above, my goal is to peak your interest in the fascinating world of the bees and the wonderful God who made them. I want you to leave with something to think about.
Whether it’s a large conference or a small intimate group in your living room, I will customize a workshop, education session or keynote speech to fit your needs.
Feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Here are Some of the Topics
The Wonderful World of Winged Workers/God’s Creation
M.J. lifts the lid on a hive for a humorous look at the amazing honey bee, one of the many fascinating creations of an Almighty God. You’ll learn about the inner workings of a hive and life cycle of the bee. As you see how the honey bee is a crucial part of the environment, you’ll also see how critical this small insect is to the quality of our life.
You Are What You Eat/A Spiritual “Diet”
Royal jelly is what makes a queen different from the rest of the bees in the hive. As Christ-followers, what we feed on and how often we feed ourselves spiritual food also determines whether or not we will look differently from the world.
Do You Wanna Dance?/Worship
Bees actually dance, but they don’t dance just for the fun of it. The bee dance has a purpose. Our worship has a purpose too. M.J. helps us get over our self-consciousness when it come to worship as she explains why worship is an important part of our life.
Did Someone Call for a Nurse?/ Discipleship
Baby bees are fed over 12,000 times a day. Spiritual maturity has nothing to do with how long you’ve been a Christ-follower. New believers need to be mentored. M.J. talks about the importance of discipleship so we all can grow to spiritual maturity.
We’ve all been stung. Some stings are more painful than others. M.J. talks about how our words can sting others and, in return, we can also be stung by those closest to us. She helps us deal with the pain of stinging words and also gives us some tools to keep from stinging others.
Sitting with the Bees/Hearing God’s Voice
We’ve all struggled at times to discern whether or not we’re hearing from God. M.J. shares stories and examples as she outlines some of the ways God speaks, what keeps us from hearing Him and how we can cultivate a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Sweet Reward/Kingdom Living
There’s more to honey than meets the eye and there’s more to our daily walk as Christ-followers, too. Every message Jesus gave was about the Kingdom. M.J. helps us apply Kingdom principles in our lives today as we learn to live from a Kingdom perspective. it will change how you see yourself, your circumstances and the world around you.
The Suit/Spiritual Warfare
Smart beekeepers wear a suit. Smart Christ-followers do, too. M.J. gives us practical tools to deal effectively with the enemy. She uses humor to teach us that we’re already in a battle, so we may as well put on our armor and step out onto the field.
Bee Yourself/Your Identity in Christ
You’re precious in God’s eyes and you have value. M.J. encourages us to stop comparing ourselves to others and start celebrating who God made us to be.
Who’s Calling the Shots?/Being Led by the Spirit
The hive works like a well-oiled machine, but there doesn’t seem to be anyone in charge. M.J. explores the wonder of how the hive operates as she teaches us about the importance of being led by the Holy Spirit.
The Great Escape/Missions Adventures
M.J. has gathered countless stories from her many years as an international missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). She includes those stories as she talks about the importance of missions in the church. We’re all missionaries, whether we pack our bags and head overseas or not.