is a recovering unraveled mess held together by the love and truth of God with a splash of coffee. She loves inspiring others to discover the life-changing power of the Bible through her teaching, speaking, and writing.
Whether she’s leading a study or weekend retreat, or speaking at a luncheon or gathering, Jean combines her passion for the Word of God with her love for humor and storytelling. Her greatest ministry desire is to help others fall in love with God and His Word, knowing it will do its perfect work in their lives.
Jean is a graduate of Christian Communicators and serves as an active member of Columbia Toastmasters. Her award-winning articles, stories, and devotions have been published in national, regional, and online magazines such as Focus on the Family; Reach Out, Columbia; Guideposts.org; CBN.com; OneChristianVoice.com; and others. She blogs regularly here on her website, for Revive Our Hearts ministry, and www.InspireAFire.com.
Jean’s stories, devotions, and Bible studies have been published in books such as the anthologies Precious, Precocious Moments and Stupid Moments by Grace Publishing. She’s featured in Pure Hearted by Kathy Collard Miller and in Heart Renovations, a compilation of Bible studies by Lighthouse Publishing.
Jean and her husband, Larry, live in Lexington, SC. Their three grown children live scattered around the country from Hawaii to two miles up the road. When Jean isn’t writing, speaking, or teaching, she can be found working in her garden, drinking coffee with friends, or playing with her perfect little grandtwins.
Jean speaks on a wide range of topics all grounded in God’s Word and illustrated with biblical and personal stories to reveal the power of God to transform lives. Peruse the list of popular topics below, but if you don’t see what you want, she’d love to tailor a message specifically for your audience.
Expositional Lessons For Every Age
God’s Word changes lives and is the center of everything Jean teaches. She enjoys bringing topical messages, but her favorite way to share God’s Word is verse by verse. Jean would be delighted to unfold a specific section of Scripture to your group of women or young girls. She’ll even engage your preschool tots with Bible storytelling and send them (and their parents) home with a theologically sound truth to remember and repeat.
Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To
Every life unravels at some point. For some, it may simply fray on the edges. For others, it rips apart. In Unraveled we’ll dig into the Bible to discover God’s truths that will help ease your pain and hold you together when life falls apart. You’ll discover how to see the unbreakable threads of Jesus’ presence, power, and peace in every situation. And you’ll learn how to laugh again.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go
How to Know God’s Will as You Go Through Life
Inspired by the Dr. Seuss book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, we’ll look into God’s Word to see how the many plans that fill our minds mix with His plans. Discover how you can know God’s will in the midst of your circumstances and enjoy the peace that comes from trusting in His will.
The Gospel Thread Bible Study Method
Because The Bible is For You, Not About You
Are you frustrated with your current Bible study? Or too intimidated to even start? Whether you’re new to the Bible or you’ve studied it for years, The Gospel Thread Bible Study Method offers an easy, life-changing approach to studying and discovering God in the Scriptures, because the Bible is for you, not about you.
Sink or Sail: What the Titanic Teaches Us About Truth
Recognizing the Difference Between Truth that Sails and Titanic Truth that Sinks
Truth — real truth — sails strong in the fiercest of storms, whereas the illusion of truth sinks like the Titanic. We’ll learn how to recognize when we’re standing on the deck of Titanic Truth or the firm foundation of God’s Word.
Is God Big Enough?
The World’s Problems Are Big But Our God is Bigger.
We may sing the Sunday School song “My God is so big, so strong, and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do” loud and proud, but then why do we cower in fear when we watch the evening news or the latest headlines splashed across social media? If our God isn’t big enough to be Lord over all then He isn’t big enough to be God at all. Discover the myths about God that slip into our thinking and the great truths that set us free to trust Him no matter what Twitter says.
You Do You, But Who is You?
Understanding the Truth of Your New Nature in Jesus Christ
Today’s version of “to thine own self be true” is “you do you.” And “Be the true you.” But who is the true you? The moment you trust in Christ, you’re a brand new creation. The old is gone. Except the old you with its enslaving sin nature doesn’t slide off into the abyss at salvation. Discover what you need to know about the new you so the old you will lose its grip and enable you to do the true you who’s hidden in Christ.
If It Ain’t Broke, Break It
Discover the powerful truth of Brokenness that revives hearts and fills us with peace and joy
In our search for wholeness, we often miss the beauty of brokenness. God says a broken spirit, He will not despise. But what does it mean to become broken, and how will brokenness change your life? If It Ain’t Broke, Break It uncovers the powerful, surprising truth of brokenness and reveals the steps God uses to revive our hearts and fill us with peace and joy.
That Came Out of My Mouth?
How To Turn Words That Burn Into Words That Heal
We’ve all said things we regret to people who didn’t deserve it. We’ve also said plenty to people who did deserve it—at least in our minds. How can we turn words that burn into words that heal so we can build strong relationships, not destroy them? It starts inside our hearts long before it reaches our mouth. We’ll turn to God’s Word for the answers and encouragement.
The Best Dressed Women’s Guide to Faith and Fashion
How Putting on the Armor of Christ Will Put Your Best Foot Forward
In this fun-filled talk, we’ll look at what God’s Word teaches us about being women of fashion by putting on Christ and the Armor of God. We’ll dive into passages in Romans and Ephesians so we can put our best foot forward every day rather than stumbling through it.
God Said, “Abide in Christ.” We Said, “What?”
Discover the Meaning and Life-Changing Fruit of Abiding in Christ
In John 15, Jesus tells us He’s the vine, and we’re the branches. He says, “Abide in Me, and I in you.” But what does He mean? What does it look like to abide in Christ? Discover the simplicity of this exciting truth and the life-changing fruit it brings to your life.