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Baylor University Press to Publish Book

Ella is delighted to announce that the Baylor University Press, Waco, TX, will publish her memoir, RECLAIMING JOY, in 2018.

Conversations About Reclaiming Joy

In summer 2017, First Congregational Church, Nantucket, invited Ella to facilitate Porchtime at the Parsonage, weekly conversations on moving from discouragement and loss to joy, hosted by Debra Klingsporn, wife of the senior minister. The four sessions were guided by practical advice on reclaiming joy found in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians and can easily be adapted for retreat and conference settings. Conversations include:

  • Love Overcomes Fear
  • Unity Strengthens Relationships
  • Maturity Brings Wisdom
  • Peace Leads to Joy
Speaking Engagements

An experienced public speaker, workshop leader and facilitator, Ella welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups of any size. Topics include:

  • NEW! Resolved: To Claim Joy in 2018—practical strategies for adding joy to daily life, based on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians
  • The Why and How of Writing a Book—for book clubs, study clubs and writing groups
  • Reclaiming Joy: Practical Advice on Moving from Discouragement to Joy. Click on the link to see the accompanying handout: 12 Keys to Reclaiming Joy
  • Resolved: To Live Life in Gratitude Mode—for general audiences
  • What Do You Say When There Are No Words?—for friends and family of those who grieve
  • Use It or Lose It: Laying a Foundation for Widowhood—for married empty-nesters
  • You Can’t Make Your Mother Happy. So What Can You Do?—for women in the sandwich generation
  • Hope for the Holidays—in times of depression, discouragement and loss, finding the resilience to get through the Holidays
Feel free to contact Ella to book speaking and teaching engagements with your group.