Based on Deb's book, Making Peace with Prickly People. Deb has been researching prickly people ever since she discovered that God could love her, prickles and all! Making Peace with Prickly People is her most requested speaking topic.
God offers us the perfect Rx to making peace with prickly people in the two Great Love Commandments. First, to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. And second, to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Your audience will fall in love with God as they discover His perfect personality, gain a new respect for their own lovable selves, and be equipped to transform their relationships.
This topic can be presented in a variety of ways:
Loving God: Explore the lovable personality of Jesus; who is the Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength of God. Learn how He loves us, and how we can learn to love Him back. (one hour devotional)
Loving Self: Explore human personalities. Learn to make peace with yourself and have a healthy self-image. (one hour devotional)
Loving Others: Learn to identify personalities in those prickly people and adjust your approach to show them Christ's love. (one hour devotional)
Retreat: three to five session retreat with small group discussion questions, games, crafts and activities.
Prickly People in the Christmas Story: one hour devotional.