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Cathy is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Help, Lord, My Purse is Full
  • Receiving Joy
  • The Lord is My Rock
  • Renewing Our Vows
  • A Day at the Spa ~ Pampering the Spirit
  • Freedom Songs of the Bible—With Helps for Women in 2011
  • A Still and Quiet Soul: Embracing Contentment
  • A Speckled Bird: The Importance of Befriending other Women

Descriptions of the speaking topics are below:

Help, Lord, My Purse is Full

Lesson Content:

# 1 Oatmeal Days

  • 7 inventory questions about life
  • six practical helps for today’s busy women

# 2 My Prayer Closet

  • “Come to me”—abiding in Jesus’ presence in everyday life
  • “Come away with me to a quiet place and get some rest”—intentional  quieting of self in Jesus’ presence
  • “Ask me for anything in my name—praying in the many names of Jesus

RECEIVING JOY

You will show me the path of life and fill me with joy in your presence. Psalm16:11

#1—Finding God’s Will for my Path

  • Is There Any of God’s Will He Doesn’t Share With Us?
  • Abiding Joy–The Everything-is-All-right Attitude for my Path
  • Practical Guidelines for Strolling on God’s Sidewalk

# 2—Fill Me With Joy—Exploring God’s joy, the joy He longs to give me

  • God’s Joy
  • Receiving Joy in God’s Presence
  • Rejoicing

The Lord is My Rock

“…lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2

# 1 Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

  • The Word, the Powerful Tool
  • Prayer, The Powerful Tool
  • Prayer Training

# 2 Lead Me to the Rock

  • The Common Problem of Busyness
  • The Exodus from Bondage
  • Practical Solutions and Evaluations

Renewing Our Vows

#1 “…as a bride you loved me.” Jeremiah 2:2

  • Recalling God’s Love for His People, His Bride
  • The Old Testament Ritual Cleansing/Mikveh (women)
  • Practice of the Presence of God: Public and Private

#2 Mountains and Mulberries

  • Maintaining a Childlike Faith and Trust
  • Continual Communication with God/Prayer without Ceasing
  • Acrostic Prayer Formula/Praise
  • Prayer of Complaint
  • Praying in the Many Names of Jesus
  • Be-Still-and-Know-that-I-Am-God Prayer

A Day at the Spa ~ Pampering the Spirit

Renew a Right Spirit ~ Common Heart Blocks

Scripture: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51: 10-12

Breath Prayers Equal Heart Repairs

Scripture: We don’t know what to do that’s why we look to you for help.”

2 Chronicles 20:12
Explanation of Breath Prayers
Breath Prayers in the Bible
Breath Prayers of Others
Your Breath Prayers

Freedom Songs of the Bible—With Helps for Women in 2011

He put a new song in my mouth ~ Psalm 40:3

Friday Evening Devotional:

“I Sing Because I’m Happy. I Sing Because I’m Free” (15-20 min)

Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest ~ Psalm 55:6

Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest. Mark 6:31

1st session Saturday AM (40-45 minutes)

Freedom Song by the Sea

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. Exodus 15:13

2nd session Saturday AM (40-45 minutes)

An Audience of One—My Freedom Song for God

[C]onformed to the image of Christ ~ Romans 8:29

A Still and Quiet Soul: Embracing Contentment

“[B]e content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” Hebrews 13:5

Contentment: Counterfeit or Confidence

Contentment and Grace through the Rhythms of Life

Moment by Moment Contentment

Cycles of Life Contentment (any of these topics, plus more to choose from)

A Speckled Bird ~ The Importance of Befriending Other Women

“Has not my inheritance become to me like a speckled bird of prey…” Jeremiah 17: 9

Getting to Know You: the good, the bad, the ugly

(Relationships: Women in the Bible)

The “I’m Fine” Façade


Single Presentations (some are for a Christian audience, some for a general audience):

  • Praying in the Name of Jesus
  • Queen for a Day…..the Seasons of Esther
  • Mother, the Champion of a Child
  • Family Snapshots ~ The Art of Growing Family Connections

Presentations for Writers:

  • Seven Toastmaster Tips for Writing
    Toastmaster’s International—an organization that promotes and enables public speakers—developed techniques that Cathy incorporates to round out writing. You will explore gestures, making “eye contact” with your audience, overcoming fears of writing, developing listening skills, and discover many ways to energize yourself and your words.
  • Devotionals that Grace-Splash Readers
    Do you want to express your passions on paper so that you reach the heart of your readers? With nearly 500 columns written for the religion section of a newspaper, Cathy invites you to find joy in “writing gently.” Explore crafting openings, paragraphs and closings which encourage and prompt others to seek God’s personal counsel.
  • Fresh Paint for Articles
    An idea arrives, a rough draft is written, but how do you spiff up your article so that an editor takes notice and sends a contract? In Cathy’s upbeat workshop, she’ll share types of articles and 15 slants to titles. You will practice tweaking clichés and learn about resources for article ideas. Find what editors look for and put yourself on a path to write and sell your articles in spring, summer, fall and winter.

Holiday Presentations:

  • Christmas—a Writer’s Winter Wonderland
  • The Christmas Threshold ~ A Magical Time of Year—the Green, the Dry Needles, and the Blessings.
  • When the Tree Goes Up ~ “Make the most of every opportunity …” (Col. 4:5-6)


Endorsements/Recommendations from attendees/coordinators:

“Cathy spoke with wit, wisdom and a wonderful spiritual insight.  She is an amazing communicator.  She was real, sharing stories from her own life with a purse that is full.  Sharing her day by day, moment by moment relationship with God encouraged us to focus our hearts and minds on the power of God’s love and never letting go of it. Each participant, no matter her age, needs, or spiritual and emotional background transformed her life into a closer and richer relationship with the Lord.  Thank you, Cathy, for allowing us the opportunity to spend time with you.  It was truly a blessing that I thank God for. We look forward to hearing you at our next retreat.

Carolyn Philpot  (Coordinator Women’s Retreat, Tyler, Texas/ Help, Lord, My Purse is Full)
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“We really appreciate your sweet and serving spirit.” 

Kay Van Horn “Women to Women” Tomball, TX

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Cathy Messecar presents God’s Word in a practical, down-to-earth fashion.  Ladies can identify with her thoughts and ideas as she relates Bible characters and events to their individual lives.  She appeals to all age groups and focuses on where women are today.  Her lessons are filled with scripture, easy to understand, and relevant in today’s world.  Cathy is an attractive Christian lady who mixes well with the audience.  She will be an asset to any ladies’ event.

Nila Sherrill, coordinator for Madison Church of Christ, Madison/Nashville, TN, April 11-12, 2008