Welcome to my Speaking page!

I'm an encourager. My passion is to strengthen women in their faith in Jesus, and therefore equip them for success in the roles and goals God has for them. I have spoken at  Women's Christmas gatherings, Single Mom's ministries, MOPS {Mothers Of Preschoolers}. I've also spoken at Youth events. I would love to share a message from God's heart with your group. Here are some of the topics I have spoken on. I also LOVE to develop new ones around your current needs or theme. Please email me with inquiries at: btrsweetfarm@hotmail.com

~From Barren to Brimming~
Needs arise in our lives continually. Often we cannot even articulate what our deepest longings are which lead us to make choices that we later regret. There is One who not only knows our longings better than we do, but Whose love chases us in order to fill them. This message will shine light on Jesus' offer, desire and pursuit to fulfill your longings and how He may do that. From stories of my own places of barrenness, and of one woman's encounter with Jesus in scripture, we gain hope and healing for our hearts' empty places. 

~Safety in the Storms~ 
Sometimes crisis upon crisis come crashing in one on top of another, and we panic-reach for relief, hope, and someone to rescue us. Through stories from my storms, and one woman's story in scripture, this message will equip us to stand strong in faith and hope during our times of trial. You will come away with practical ways you can become more anchored in your relationship with Jesus and weather any storm.

~Anointed, Having Faith for your Feat~
I walked through a valley that felt like death in my thirties. The deepest, darkest part was two and a half months of insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety and depression. You could say I was cornered by the devil. In this message I share how God rescued me and will always rescue you from any trap, because when He adopts us we are established as His children. Walking by faith always has at least a hint of fear because it requires us to do what we are unable to do. I encourage you through truth from scripture and from my own experience, that  God is Sovereign even when it seems like all is out of control. You will learn how He equips and empowers you, His chosen one, to level every mountain that is set before you and how he uses lessons from the valleys for good in our lives and in other's lives. Get ready to take your promised land by bold, courageous faith!

~Peace For Christmas~
What is Christmas about really? I hear the carol playing in the Mall: "Peace on Earth"...what does that mean? What causes stress, and why do we stress when we all long for peace? And how DO we get Peace For Christmas? I share the message of my life of striving to cover my flaws and believing I had to perform to perfection in order to earn love and how Jesus flipped everything upside down when He was born in the stable of my heart. (see responses to this message below)

Youth Topics on: Biblical Dating and Sexual Purity/ Valuing God's Word/ Jesus... the cure for Loneliness/ & Holy is Your Family Name/  are available upon request. 

What they are saying:

Lynda wrote: "Had a wonderful time! Thank you for an awe-inspiring message!"

Deanne wrote: "Kathy, I want to thank you so much for everything last night and to everyone else at ELAC. You are an inspiration to me and everyone around you."

Holly wrote: "Wonderful evening! Christmas Cafe with Lisa Knight Inlow on dulcimer and singing an amazing song. Kathy Schwanke shared a powerful message that will stick with me for years! Can't forget the Merry Men...laughed till the tears rolled! Just loved the whole night, all the sweet people the laughter and truth spoken. I don't know...it was just so very good! Extra special."

No comments: