Janey DeMeo is a Christ-follower, inspirational speaker, author, freelance writer, pastor’s wife, mother and founding director of Orphans First, a non-profit ministry to suffering children in the world: www.orphansfirst.org. She received her M.A. from Luther Rice University, is British, speaks fluent French and “poco Italiano.”
Most topics of parenting can be addressed including:
Each subject in the contents of Janey’s parenting book, Heaven Help Me Raise These Children! relates to a speaking topic.
What happens when we pray? Why do we pray? Does God need us to pray? How can we pray? What are prayer barriers? What are prayer prodders i.e. what induces me to pray more? Intercession. Supplication. Breath prayers.
WOMEN AND MEN IN DARK GLASSES
(Material from Janey’s booklet).
What makes us all see differently? How can we learn to see as God sees? What is divine perspective? How does it help us understand others and ourselves?
XTREME INNER-BEAUTY MAKEOVER
In a culture obsessing over makeovers, God obsesses over us and wants to revamp us—from the inside out. Discover the process and become more beautiful—God’s way.
And Other Missions Related Topics
How do I reach out to a lost and dying world? What examples do I find in the Bible to show me how to do this? In History? How can I become missions minded?
SPECIAL BIBLE BOOKS AND CHAPTERS
Ruth, I Kings 17, II Kings 4, Esther, Song of Solomon, Proverbs 31, Matthew 15, and I Peter 3—Janey teaches from an expositional and devotional angle, comparing Scripture with Scripture and relating Bible truths to daily living.
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE
What do women of the Bible teach us? Compare different profiles and learn what they portray about our lives, our Savior, and how to live a life brimming with blessing.
SECRETS TO FULFILLED WOMANHOOD
Single Life, Marriage and Motherhood
The Bible offers keys to being a truly emancipated woman. Living a fulfilled female life means recognizing your unique calling and following His blueprint to fulfill it.
All about being a woman, single or married, mother, career girl. You suggest the topic.
Pastor’s Wives Topics
Stand by your man. Spiritual warfare in leadership. Coping with the public eye. Coping with criticism. Learning from criticism. Dealing with burn-out. Not just enduring ministry, but loving it. Using your sphere of influence to impact others for Christ.
XTREME LIVING – RAD DISCIPLESHIP
Living On The Edge
Young or old, we have one life to live. Let’s live it to the fullest for Jesus, changing lives on the way. (And we’ll be the first to change when we take radical steps of faith). Don’t do what’s comfy. Do what’s rad. Do the crazy things Jesus asks us to do in His Word. By faith. With Him. Not by might but in full throttle Holy Spirit power.
Pimples and other problems. Hormones (ouch!). Dating. Not dating. Not missing all the fun while not compromising your faith. Living the rad Christian life in full swing hilarity.
BEAUTY FOR ASHES
The Eternal Purpose of Pain
What does the Bible say about suffering? How can I cope with it? How can I help others? What are pain’s benefits? Letting pain train me to reign with Christ today—and tomorrow.
WHEN YOUR CHILD IS A PRODIGAL
How to hold on when your child has gone over the edge into sin-land. How to pray and gather pray-ers. How to hope when you can’t even sleep at night. How to show love to your prodigal while not endorsing his/her poor choices. How to let go and let God.
WHEN EVERYONE HATES YOU
Coping With Persecution
How to cope when you’re the enemy’s target and everyone misunderstands you. They don’t like what you stand for—or just don’t get it. They don’t forgive you when you’re wrong. You love Jesus. They hate you. How to love them through it and find Jesus in it.
How do I learn to walk? What is my ministry? How can I grow?
Motherhood, marriage, menopause, beauty…any female-related topic.
Making the Most of Your Temperament
We’ve each been blessed—and cursed—with a specific, complex temperament. While our personality is unique, we recognize similar patterns and traits in diverse Bible characters. Their examples show us how our weaknesses can become God’s strength and our strengths glorify Him. We cannot overcome our DNA structure, but we can learn to use it as God intended.
And Related Topics
What can I do to help suffering children? What is a suffering child? Where are they? How can I help them? What does the Bible say about this topic?
Multiplying Christ’s life by mentoring others. Who? How? Where to begin?
COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST
Inner and Outer Beauty
Confidence is not earned nor even learned. True confidence comes not from knowing how wonderful we are, but how wonderful Jesus is. Learn about Him and how He sees us. That makes us confident—and beautiful.
DEALING WITH DEPRESSION
How can I get over depression? Scriptural keys to dealing with melancholy.
*This list is not exhaustive and Janey is open to suggestions for churches or groups who have a particular theme they’d like her to speak on.