Have yourself a very Merry Christmas and an amazingly intentional New Year

I love to breathe in every destiny-changing and memory-making moment of Christmas. The sacred event that literally changed everything has a way of changing me every year.

Carefully adorning the tree with trinkets to remind us of what the season is all about, I inhale what it all means and am left breathless. The unspeakable, unequaled gift of His presence. The One who is I AM beckons all who will, to believe, to be His, to experience what real, abundant life looks like in this flesh and blood existence.

Jesus never ceases to wow me. Never has. Never will. That He would come for me keeps me wide-eyed with wonder.

That baby in a manger has a way of hushing every hustling heart.

Because it wasn’t just any baby born to this raging world. It was the Savior who willingly willed Himself to come. To live. To love. To die. To rise. To save.

Christmas comes and goes, but the One who is I AM is eternal. He very existence gives us reason to celebrate every day like it was Christmas…a celebration of who He is and what He has done.

And so we pause for Christmas and begin planning for an intentional new year. With wishes, and dreams, and goals, and plans.

We blink and the years pass us by like wind whipping through our hair. Swift and messy. Life has a way of doing that, ya know? Slipping by without us even realizing it.

But I don’t want that to happen this year. Do you? I want to be much more intentional about making a difference and fulfilling God’s will for my life in 2018.

After all, none of us are here to just take up space.

We’re here to love…

To enjoy new adventures and conquer our fears…

To soak in the moments and celebrate life…

To make a difference for Christ and glorify the Lord…

To leave a legacy of faith worth following…

So, breathe in slow and steady glimpses of grace as you pause for Christmas…and don’t get anxious about planning your 2018 year out.

Take time to enjoy precious moments with your family and friends. Schedule time to rest, relax, and reflect.

Be sure to love and laugh and live each day you’ve been gifted with.

And then intentionally make it a priority of every day to glorify God and make a difference for Christ as you leave a legacy of faith worth following.

I’m here. Cheering you on! But oh-so more importantly is the sweet truth that the Lord is cheering you on. He’s longing to see you long for Him, live for Him, and raise us the next generation to do the same. He sees you, loves you, and is even singing over you.

Oh sweet friend… do you imagine, like me, what He’s singing now?

Oh… by the way…

I’m gearing up for my 2018 ministry and speaking schedule and I wanted to let you know I have messages that I can do for YOUR CHURCH or EVENT live. Little thrills my soul more than partnering with ministry leaders to minister to the hearts of women together!

Please click this link to contact me regarding your upcoming event or you can email me directly at stephanieshott@me.com.

Types of women’s events I normally speak at:

  • Conferences
  • Retreats
  • Leadership
  • Pro-life events
  • Mission Conferences
  • Single mom events
  • Media outlets regarding missional mentoring, single moms, and overcoming sexual abuse

Some popular topics include:

  • Better Together (Conference Keynote good to help define and embrace friendships)
  • MORE (MORE of God/MORE for God/MORE from God – Conference Keynote or 3 Retreat Messages)
  • Cherished (Conference Keynote)
  • Shine – Becoming Women of Hope, Women of Peace, Women of Change (3 Retreat Messages or choose one for a conference or banquet keynote)
  • Jesus Is Enough (Conference Keynote)
  • Broken No More (Conference Keynote focusing on identity and overcoming painful places in our lives)
  • Brave, Bold, and Beautiful (Conference Keynote or 3 Retreat Messages)
  • When God Is Silent/When God Speaks/When We Listen (Conference Keynote or 3 Retreat Messages)
  • Living a Selah Life (Discovery the Power of Pausing)
  • No More Status Quo (Living a Missional Life)
  • Divine Designs (Conference Keynote)
  • Behold Your God (Conference keynote)
  • A Tale of Two Mothers (Mother’s Day or Mother Daughter Banquets)
  • God’s Call to All (Missions)
  • Regifting Required (Christmas keynote)
  • The Ultimate Gift (Christmas keynote)
  • How to Escape the Christian Bubble (Missional living)
  • My Birthmom Was Raped (Pro-Life)

Click this link and find out what others are saying.

Merry Christmas sweet friend, and may God bless you, your family, and your ministry exceedingly, abundantly, above all you could ask or think in this coming year!

Eternally His,
Phil 3:7-14


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