Presentations by Dottie Szypulski
“Another Way to Pray”
Overview – In 2001 Dottie experienced what she describes as a powerful Holy Spirit moment. “I was overcome by an urge to stop what I was doing to go use my gifts to help someone.” In a few short days, she made a quilt, which she carried throughout her community seeking signatures and messages of hope. She then gave it to a very ill friend. This began a life-changing and life-fulfilling ministry. With a sense of humor and a positive delivery, Dottie shares her journey from a life of feeling inadequate to a life of giving, and about the overflowing gifts that have poured back to her.
This presentation is 90 to 120 minutes in length, but can be adjusted to suit your needs. The talk includes inspirational and uplifting stories about the recipients of Dottie’s quilts, encouragement to discover one’s special gifts and put them to work, recognition of how affirming others, as well as oneself, is very powerful, discernment on listening to and following the Holy Spirit, and guidance to help someone you care about realize the value of his/her life. The presentation also includes a power-point slide show, as well as, many handmade quilts available for participants to view and touch.
“God Gave you a Power!” – for Adults
Overview – As the author of the children’s book, God Gave you a Power!, Dottie shares the story of how she came to write this book. She explains the inspiration which triggered the idea and describes the hurdles she needed to overcome to reach her goal of publishing this important message. Now she is on a mission to reach as many children as possible to let them know, they each have a Power to do God’s work.
This presentation is about 60 minutes long, but can be adjusted to suit your needs. It’s perfect for a women’s guild gathering or a senior housing program. Signed books will be available for sale.
“God Gave you a Power!” – for children
There are few things Dottie enjoys more than spending time with children. When
presenting to children, usually in a classroom setting, she reads God Gave you a Power! to them, which triggers a conversation. With guidance from both Dottie and the classroom teacher, the children are invited to share their favorite things to do and how each would like to use that favorite thing when he or she is grown. The purpose of this presentation is to help children see a future for themselves. If children have a focus, they are less likely to be distracted by negative influences which inevitably come their way. This presentation is 30 to 60 minutes long, but can be adjusted to suit classroom needs.
“Overcoming the Fear of Doing Better”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
Overview – This is not about “being.” It’s about “doing.” Being is enough for God. He calls on us to be many things — good, respectful, positive, helpful, giving, honest, prayerful — but even if we can’t always be these things, He still loves us. Doing is something else. Doing is serving and it’s a way we can show God our love for Him. Doing our best is also a way to love our self, which is another way to love God.
As someone who struggled with low self-esteem for many years, Dottie shares valuable insight, as well as, creative techniques to knock down walls and push forward to reach those goals very much in our grasp. This presentation is about 45 minutes long allowing for 15 minutes for questions and discussion. This motivational talk is designed for teens and adults.
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