The warm, engaging personality that radiates from artist-writer-motivator Rachel Ridge makes her a hit with audiences, touching women of all ages. Clearly a people lover, Rachel brings fun and excitement to the platform, while sharing advice and experiences on topics designed to teach, uplift and inspire.
"Rachel went over and above our expectation and truly was the highlight of the evening. She had the perfect blend of humor and inspiration and truly stirred our hearts." Lea C.
"Rachel is so real and such an inspiration." Lisa C.
"Rachel is truly an inspiration and God has given her a gift to share that so many of us need." Lyndsay S.
Some of Rachel's topics include:
The Donkey Principles: Life-changing truths from a stray donkey named Flash
"The Donkey Principles" is profoundly entertaining while delivering an inspiring message about how God uses the most unlikely of characters to do amazing things. Rachel's life was interrupted by a stray donkey who took up permanent residence with her family in 2007. Flash, as he is named, regularly entertains them with his antics (such as falling in love with the horse next door) and provides incredible life truths through his simple life in the pasture.
Passion and Purpose: How to ignite your passion for a purposeful life
Are you trying to figure out what your life purpose is? Are you in a season of change, and wondering what to do next? Rachel shares practical insights and encouraging words to help you discover how your passions can become fuel for your life purpose and calling.
Purposeful Waiting: How to turn a season of waiting into a season of purpose
Each of us will inevitably find ourselves in seasons of waiting: waiting on a new job, waiting to get married, waiting to hear results, waiting for a dream to be realized. It can be frustrating and discouraging! Rachel shares life-changing insights from Habakkuk–the little known prophet who was waiting on a vision, and who put himself in the right position to discover it.
Home Sanctuary: Creating the home you always wanted through peace, order and beauty
Women in all stages of life enjoy these sessions and they walk away with practical tips and tools to make "sanctuary" happen in their own homes. Do you struggle to keep your home organized and calm? You're not alone. From her own experience as a "creative messie," Rachel teaches the art creating a sanctuary for yourself and the ones you love through workshops, Bible Studies and her blog, www.HomeSanctuary.com. She's learned that you don't have to be perfect to have a home filled with grace and love - all it takes is a willing heart and a few simple tools.
Refuge: Where do you turn when life gets hard? (Great retreat topic)
Everyone needs a place of refuge. It's where we find comfort, significance and value. And we are all looking for that refuge in one way or another - from what we drive, what kind of house we live in, the activities we choose and the addictions that seem to help us cope. But there is one true place of comfort and significance - found in the pages of the Bible - and this retreat topic leads participants to discover it together.
What Not to Wear
Did you know that Isaiah was a fashionista? In his writings, he often uses clothing as a spiritual metaphor. This message takes a spin on the popular TV show "What Not to Wear" and motivates us to get a spiritual wardrobe makeover in Isaiah 61: beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for a spirit of despair.
Small Things Matter: Simple steps for achieving your dreams
Rachel has been presenting daily "Small Things" on her blog for several years, inspiring readers all over the world to find joy in taking small but important steps toward the kind of home they want to have. In this message, she applies the same principles toward life goals and shows how it is never too late to fulfill your dreams.
Company Girls: Celebrating the Beauty of Simple Friendship
Perfect for a women’s tea or luncheon, this heartwarming presentation will make you laugh and cry….and most of all, appreciate the gift of friendship in a whole new way.
Rachel welcomes speaking requests from a wide range of groups, from women's groups to community and business organizations, and can customize topics for individual events.
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