Joy for the Journey
Speaker & Writer
Loves People and Loves Women Who Laugh
(... and loves all things Cheetah!)
Texas Raised -- Jesus Saved!
As a motivational Christian speaker, Tammy loves to encourage and watch women discover JOY found in the truth of God's Word. Whether speaking to a large or small crowd or anything in between, she helps people realize that they can have JOY in their journey no matter what they have been through or what they are going through at the present time.
Tammy encourages her audiences to live an intentional and authentic Christian life that will bring them peace and overwhelming joy. The keys to life are all found in God's Word which never goes out of date or out of style. God's Word is always relevant.
Proverbs 17:22 tells us, "A merry heart does good like a medicine..." We all need a whopping dose of 'merry' in the lives we live day in and day out! Laughter can be used as a tool to deal with the difficult times in life. If we can laugh, we can get through anything!
Tammy Whitehurst's goal of Joy for the Journey is to encourage and inspire women of all ages and from all walks of life. Tammy speaks from the heart about what applies to the heart using laughter and life experiences.
Tammy's passion is to communicate the hope found in Nehemiah 8:10 - - "The Joy of the Lord is my strength." She wants women to experience the JOY that is the result of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Her goal is to encourage and inspire women of all ages and all walks of life. Tammy speaks from the heart about what applies to the heart, using laughter and life experiences.
She would love to meet you, laugh with you, and share about the hope and joy that comes when you know Jesus.
"You can have JOY in your journey"... this is the foundation of Tammy Whitehurst's message. As an author, blogger, and full-time speaker, she encourages and challenges audiences to live life kicked up a notch. She has been described as a hoot with a capital H!
Tammy has written articles for Lifeway magazines, Woman's World, Mature Living, Christianity Today, and many other publications. She is the co-owner of the Christian Communicator's Conference, a training conference for speakers. However, to those who know her best, she is simply Davis' wife, a former middle school teacher, and an empty nest mom. She struggles like the rest of us with dust, dog hair, cellulite, junk drawers, and wrinkles.
In her own words ...
"I want to live my life to glorify God. Though I am a very imperfect person, my hope is that His Light is evident in all I say and do. Having become a Christian at 26 years of age, I am still amazed when I consider God's love for me through the death of His Son, Christ Jesus. God guided me to be a teacher in the classroom for 16 years, but after having heart surgery in my 30's I also became a much bolder speaker for God. I have Women's Ministry certification from New Orleans Theological Seminary and hold to the fact that man is unable to save himself and that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the Way, the Truth, and the Life ... no one comes to the Father except through Him. John 14:6"
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Speaking Topics Include . . .
Joy for the Journey
Joy is a part of life we can all experience. It is a gift from the Lord! Nehemiah 8:10 tells us "The JOY of the Lord is our strength." In life, trials are an inevitable part of our journey. But when we give our worries and our most difficult pain to the Lord, He will restore our joy. When we have fallen to our knees, we have to make sure we are holding our head up! We were made for Him and by Him. Our purpose is to glorify God in all we do and life's journey becomes more clear as we live our lives determined to finish strong.
We gotta laugh to live! Especially as mothers. Being a mom is tough, but living without the hope we have in Jesus is even tougher. This talk is about the ups and downs of being a mom at all ages and stages - - from inside the womb to empty nest. 'Celebrating Motherhood' is filled with funny and serious points. Regardless of the dish life is serving up, we can throw our hands up in the air and take a laughter break when the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Ever wonder why some people attract friends like a magnet and others don't? What does God have to say about friends and close relationships? We will talk about the keys to meaningful relationships with other women and laugh at how we are getting tghrough this journey together. God provides us with friends not to see through us, but to see us through. We are all part of sisterhood together. Let's celebrate it! This talk is often requested as a keynote address for banquets but is also ideal for the opening sessionat a retreat or any multi-session event.
Get a Grip on Your Lip
We all have mountains to climb. Sometimes what is keeping us from conquering those mountains are our own spoken words. (Ouch!) Words are powerful ... take them seriously. Change your words and change your world. Faith has to move our mouth before it can move our mountains. In other words ... let's get a grip on our lip.
There are very few things that are certain in life. Difficult people and difficult times seem to be two of those that we cannot escape. Being in the midst of difficulty seems to make everything so much harder for all involved. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, or just life in general, this talk is designed to help women get along better with those who rub them the wrong way and to find the right way to deal with the difficulties that come into our lives. Yes, we can have unconditional joy even in the midst of difficult times.
Teachers were called to do what they do ... inspring, encouraging, and teaching our leaders of tomorrow. "Teachers Rock!" speaks to he hearts of school teachers, from elementary through high school. As a former teacher in the classroom, Tammy understands the ups and downs of being an educator. Your staff will be laughing one minute and wiping a tear the next. They will leave ready to go back to the classroom like never before!
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
When we turn our eyes upon Jesus, we can get through anything the world throws at us. This talk ends with a salvation message. Tammy shares with women about being in the pits and being rescued by Jesus. It digs deep into the heart of every woman who wants to run this race with endurance. This talk is excellent when speaking more than once at a retreat or conference.
Testimonials . . .
"I thoroughly enjoyed each session Tammy presented. She has a great sense of humor that is a gift from God. She combines humor with excellent material. The audience is captivated by her."
"The Lord used you greatly at our Ladies' Retreat in Destin this past week! I am still hearing from our women at MPBC about the blessings they received and what they hope to share. Thank you so much for coming!"
Marcus Pointe Baptist Church
"Tammyy Whitehurst is an absolute blast! Her humorous style coupled with her amazing insight into God's Word leaves the audience uplifted, strengthened and filled with hope - no matter what trials they might be facing. While she was sharing, I found myself thinking, 'keep going, keep going - I don't want this to end!' Tammy is a treasure that you will want to book again and again."
Founder of Chocolate Cake Marriage
Laguna Niguel, California
"Tammy kept our attention with unending hilarious humor. But then hit hard with real truth that you could take home. We know of six ladies that committed their lives to Christ which was the most exciting thing of all. I would recommend Tammy for any women's event whether it be a retreat, luncheon, or ladies night out. You could never go wrong on booking this lady. The love of Jesus shines through her life from the moment you meet her."
"Tammy was everything we expected and more! She even took time to minister to several ladies after the program had ended. I have never had as much positive feedback on any speaker in 11 years!"
First Baptist Church
"Laughter is such a good medicine. We left the event encouraged, refreshed, and blessed by the joy that Tammy shared with us. What a delight and breath of fresh air she is! We will definitely have her back!"
Debbie Maurer, Director of Women's Ministry
Central Baptist Church
College Station, Texas
"We never invited a speaker back two years in a row ... until Tammy Whitehurst! HILARIOUS, POWERFUL, AND LOVEABLE describe her. Jesus' light and love radiate from her as she presents the Word like no one else. Women left the retreat with their faces hurting and jaws sore from laughing, a pep in their step, encouraged, filled with hope, revived and refreshed. Both years she has been our speaker, women have given their lives to Jesus. Yes, souls saved! I encourage you to invite Tammy to be your next speaker - she is absolutely amazing!"
Coryell Community Church
"No pretense! No facades! Just real, hilarious, blatantly honest, and Biblically sound. Tammy recently spoke at our women's retreat and it was a tremendous blessing. The women laughed, cried, and shared real life and heartfelt experiences under Tammy's gifted leadership. She's a blessing and she 'sparkles' with the love of Jesus Christ!"
Mark Powell, Family Pastor
People of Mars Hill
"Tammy opened our hearts and eyes to see that we share many of the same issues. We laughed and cried as she challenged us to be the women God created us to be. Thank you for being a God-loving woman who loves speaking to women. God used you in a mighy way. We love you!"
First Baptist Church
San Angelo, Texas
"We have scheduled many speakers for workshops and seminars over the years for our teachers. Never have we had such positive remarks reflecting how well the audience got the message. Tammy's unique way of blending humor and professionalism made for an informative and entertaining evening."
Jan McCoy & Sherrie Rutledge, Co-Presidents
Northeast Texas Child Care Association
"What a fabulous night!!! Tammy blessed our hearts and spirits with laughter and tears. She truly is a hoot and was exactly what we needed."
Springhill Baptist Church
"Our expectations were blown out of the water with Tammy Whitehurst as our speaker. We had almost 200 ladies at our event. She walked around from table to table during dinner and spoke to the ladies, making personal connections with each table. Her message had us laughing and crying and she brought us straight to the throne of Jesus. Tammy went above and beyond as our speaker at Woodland Hills Baptist Church. We were blessed to have her!"
Woodland Hills Baptist Church