Moms are short on time, busier than ever and craving connection. We dream of a cute little house with the white picket fence, but somehow reality doesn’t match up to our expectations! Heather has been there. She knows what it’s like to struggle with reality and wonder where God is in the midst of it. Heather passionately shares how she found God in the trenches of motherhood, drawing on her experiences of a broken home, assault, teenage motherhood, infertility & miscarriage, caring for a child with special needs and learning how to love her husband.
She’s often said, “I’ve been there and know what it’s like to be stuck behind 4 walls and not showering for days, wondering what that ‘strange’ smell is on my t-shirt… We’re supposed to have it together, cute kids, clean home, no problems what-SO-ever, be a great hostess and wife…or are we?”
All to often our lives are in pieces and we feel small, unworthy, and insignificant. We question if we’re even mothering the right way, but Heather’s passion is to open the eyes of women with power of answering yes to God. Because when a women’s eyes are opened to who God has called her to be–she has the power to sculpt and shape future generations while resting in God’s amazing grace.
Let Heather take you on a journey to discover freedom in who God has called YOU to be as a wife, mom and woman!
She says, “Have you ever had one of those moments when you fall to pieces? Motherhood seemed so picturesque until you can’t fit into your favorite pair of jeans, your child’s doctor gives you an unexpected diagnosis and marriage isn’t all candle light? Same here. tweet
I’m right there with you. But here’s the question, is falling to pieces so bad? Falling to pieces may be just the best thing to happen to me or anyone. It allows us to become still, to look up as life carries us through heavy rapids. We can truly look at our lives in holy fragments as God plucks us out of the water letting him revive us as he chooses the pieces to glue back together. The picture will look different, imperfect, perfectly flawed but free to be who we are.” tweet
I’m not perfect and struggle with accepting grace for my past and the present. Leaving a life of hurt, anger, self-destruction and moving into a life centered in the palm of God’s hands is an incredible journey and I’d love to share it with you. tweet
When Heather speaks and writes, she boldly takes women by the hand and leads them to the home their hearts have ached for—a place where God fits the messy moments and broken pieces of their lives and fits them perfectly together through his amazing grace.
Press Kits & Brochures
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Click here for Heather’s Press Kit: Press Kit Heather Riggleman. Enclosed you will find Heather’s bio, where to find her work, information about her books, websites, affiliates, and what she offers for speaking, book signings, and workshops.
Bravely, Say YES
Do you ever wonder if this is really the life that God intended for you to live? How do you deal when your plans don’t go according to plan? Let Heather take you by the hand and lead you to the home your heart has longed for, a place where God fits all the shattered and messy pieces of life–perfectly together. All you have to do is answer YES as he picks up the pieces and calls you to embrace your God given identity. What happens when a woman’s eyes are opened to her amazing God? Her heart is ignites with the desire to reach out and touch those around her, she is able to sculpt and mold the future for Christ!!
How to be the perfect mom in 24 hours
Self help resources are the fastest selling books in bookstores and online. And motherhood isn’t off-limits. Moms are pulled in a 1000 different directions 24-7 between kids, work, their spouse, church obligations and SO MUCH MORE. Yet, we feel guilty about the dishes in the sink, the piles of laundry, and how we snapped at our children. Let Heather show you how to become a new mom in 24 hours. In this challenge, Heather will give your moms the tools to:
Start the day with God’s word and armor
How to organize and prioritize your schedule (includes take home sheets)
How to stock a pantry, plan menus, stock the freezer.
Add healthy snacks to the fridge and pantry for busy nights
How to respond positively to frustration
And many more tips to get through a hectic day.
As mothers we sacrifice our bodies, our hearts, our careers, and our own needs for the sake of our families. Does anyone care about the hours we slave away on daily domestic duties of washing and folding socks? We begin to feel invisible, but God sees you as you are and cares about what you do. And what if this realization revived our souls? Once we realize all the work we do isn’t just to keep a neat home but for building the Kingdom of God, it shifts our attitudes and hearts.
Mamma’s Lost Her I.D.
Women sacrifice much as mother’s. We become consumed and overwhelmed with the task of running a home and raising our children. We begin to feel hidden behind the four walls we call home. God didn’t just create us to mother. He created us to other talents, and gifts. He wants us and even calls us to use our gifts for others. Does it interest you to know that Jesus identifies with mothers? Even Jesus was hidden for 33 years before He began His ministry.
A Beautiful Mess
We all have a past, some more colorful than others. We have regrets, mistakes, and scars. Some of us have addictions and chains that we are struggling to break free from. How do we break free from the past and begin living as the woman God called us to be? Or better yet, what if we could embrace our past? Join me in being vulnerable, taking a risk to embrace the God who isn’t finished with us yet.
Not every marriage is perfect. Heather and her husband Chris share their mess of being teen parents, not honoring one another and how adding God to the mix restored their marriage. Through hope, faith, prayer and action, both Chris and Heather talk about how to build a good marriage everyday. Join Heather and Chris as they share how God repaired two broken people, restoring their marriage to reflect to those who listen how mighty God is. Your audience will take away:
- Embrace how to encourage your spouse even when you feel they don’t deserve it.
- Realize your spouse is a “good willed” person
- Reflect the building blocks for a Godly marriage
Giving Faith a Chance
Not all of us grew up in a Christian home and yet we find ourselves longing for a relationship with God. Through motherhood, God has shown Heather different facets of his character inviting her to walk with him. Heather shares this message with moms encouraging mothers to take a walk with him. Women who listened to this message, not only related to Heather’s past but also came away inspired and hungry to seek after God.
Do you have a teenager who is about to become a mom or were you a teenage mom? How do we gently lead and encourage women who feel they’ve made the biggest mistake of their lives? Let’s encourage and offer hope by focusing on the needs 9 essential needs of a teenage mom. They need to hear their life isn’t over, they are loved, there’s hope and more. Be sure to visit her new site: www.detour2motherhood.com. (Coming soon).
Mama Needs a Time Out
Wanting to go deeper with God? Are you wondering who He is? God has so many names which reveal the vastness and depth of His love for us. He is known as Creator, Husband, Father, God Almighty, The God of Peace, The Lord Who Provides and so much more. Each name is a topic of encouragement of its own. God is calling mothers to come to know Him intimately, to sense His presence in the trenches of motherhood. Let’s call on Him to reveal Himself to us. Let’s ask Him to bless us.
How to Defuse the Angry Mommy Syndrome
Your life seems perfect, everyone thinks you’re sweet-natured, even you think you are calm, cool and collected. Then one day you have kids. Suddenly, the things that come from your own mouth scare you. You feel irritable and frustrated over the silliest of things and wonder where this woman came from. Let’s take a look at the Proverbs 14 woman, she may lend a hand into helping us build up our families and defuse this angry mommy!
Embracing God’s Call as A Wife and Mother
A wise woman embraces God’s design for home. How does a woman become the kid of wife and mother God has designed her to be? She orders her life according to God’s principles of growth in her relationship with God, respect towards her husband, teaching and training her children. We will review several principles that a woman can use to create the home God has in store for her based on several scripture verses, including: Genesis 2:18, Psalm 54:4, Proverbs 14:1, and Ephesians 5:33.
Did you know that you can book a Skype call with Heather for any of your events? Your Skype call with be 30 minutes in length and we will send you handouts, signup sheets and any other fun resources Heather would hand out to your group if she was speaking in person. Choose from any of the topics above for your Skype with Heather event.
I do charge a small fee on top of other traveling and hotel expenses. However, I firmly believe God has called me to speak and make his Word available to all, regardless of ability to pay. We can discuss creative ways to reduce cost of traveling. If a group is able to contribute toward my expenses, then it will help us to continue this ministry.
I look forward to meeting you and your group!