DOWN TO EARTH & HIGHER GROUND
PRESENTATION TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS
Tailor your event by choosing which classes you would like presented.
Each class is 2 hours in length.
Class One: The Earth Speaks (Self Evaluation)
- Know Where to Grow
- The Art of Transplanting
- Bloom Where You’re Planted
- Stop Trying to be a Rose if God Made You a Daisy
There is a plan for each of our lives, but we must know what environment we will grow best in. Similar to our personal lives, every gardener will eventually be faced with making adjustments in his or her own garden because of lack of planning, overcrowding, the invasion of weeds, or poor growing conditions. Students will join me as I tell my story of being transplanted and they will learn how to bloom where they’re planted.
Class Two: The Seeds of Success (Purpose)
- The Universal Law of Reaping and Sowing
- God Won’t Grow What You Don’t Sow
- A Seed Must Die Before it Grows
- When Things Don’t Grow
- The Need for Pruning
The life application lessons found in a tiny seed are enormous. Many times, we may not feel like sowing new seed, and we may not always feel good when we do, but we must do it never the less. The time and energy we put into any effort greatly determines the degree of success we can achieve. No matter how small a seed is, one seed has the potential to feed an entire nation.
Class Three: The Garden Speaks (Body and Mind)
- You Don’t Need a Green Thumb
- Edible Gardens
- Forbidden Fruit
- Weeds and Roots
- What’s buggin’ you?
- Lesson Five: Enemies in the Garden
Unwanted weeds and pests in the garden can invade with a fury. They cannot only make a garden look bad, but they can cause a garden to perform poorly. Our addictions can do the same to us. In order to be set free from the bondage of addiction, students will have to dig deep to find the root of their problems. Once we find the root, we can destroy the bad fruit that it produces. What lies beneath the soil determines what grows on the surface.
Without good physical health, our mental and emotional health suffers. With toxic food and toxic relationships, we can never reach our full potential and enjoy the fruits of our labor. In this workshop, students will take a look at their physical health and personal happiness.
Class Four: Down to Earth (Going through Adversity)
- Buried Treasure
- Diamonds in the Rough
- Mountains and Valleys
Life is full of peaks and valleys; learn how to climb to higher heights even in the midst of adversity. It takes heat, time, and pressure for a precious gem to form. Are you buried treasure?
Class Five: The Forces of Nature (Growingthrough Adversity)
- No Rain, No Gain
- Stormy Weather
- In the Eye of a Hurricane
- There’s a Rainbow Ahead
It has been said that throughout our lives we are either entering a storm, in a storm, or coming out of a storm. In this workshop, we will study the weather. The Creator knows exactly how much rain we need on earth and in our personal lives in order for us to grow, thrive and bloom. Students will learn how to accept and weather the storms of life.
Class Six: Homegrown (Family)
- Building a Foundation
- Great Plant Marriages
- A Single Bulb
- Let the Children Grow
- Those Wise Old Trees
In the garden, you can find little sprouts, wildflowers, single bulbs, great plant matches, and regal trees. Students will learn from each of these garden components how to grow better relationships with our families and loved ones.
Class Seven: Seasons Come and Seasons Grow (Change)
- Spring - A Time of New Beginnings
- The Growing Season of Summer
- Autumn Changes
- The Rest of Winter
- The Final Season
Seasons are a natural timetable that the Creator not only provides for the earth, but in each of our lives, that brings about growth. Whether it’s spring (the season of new beginnings); summer (the growing season); fall (the season of change); or winter (the season of rest and reflection), we must recognize that each season has its purpose, on the earth and in our lives. Seasons are a part of the growing process. Students will discover that there is a reason for every season.
Class Eight: Climbing Higher (Goals and Dreams)
- The Sky is Not the Limit
- Higher Ground
Students will travel with me as I step out of the gardens of Philadelphia to hike the Hollywood Hills of California and then journey from Southern Arizona to the borders of Utah, in order to get up close and personal with some of the Earth's natural wonders and to further investigate the hidden messages that our planet Earth speaks. The life application lessons that I learned by climbing that small but significant mountain would not only encourage me to climb even higher mountains, both on the physical Earth and in my personal life, but it would also teach me some valuable lessons about how to successfully reach goals in life.
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Class Materials: Handouts/Seeds/Gardening Handouts
- Open Group Discussions
- Hands on Demonstrations
"As a guest speaker, I bring motivation, humor, ethnic diversity, years of gardening experience, and mind-blowing facts about nature, along with a PowerPoint Presentation with illustrations and photographs that are "out of this world.
Allow me to motivate you to bloom where you're planted, weather the storms of life, appreciate rainy days, search for rainbows, become a precious gem, enjoy the seasons of life, travel through valleys, and climb mountains in order to reach higher heights."
YOU DON'T NEED A GREEN THUMB TO LEARN FROM GOD'S GREEN EARTH!!
Publisher: AMG Publishers
Release Date: May 2005
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Copyright 2010 by Joanne Taylor
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