In both her spoken and written words, Mona Hodgson encourages her audience to reflect on God’s nature—who He is, what He offers, and what He desires for His children and from his children. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage…we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:5, 6a, and 7, NASB
Women’s Retreat and Event Topics
The Quilted Heart
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—
his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV
God desires to transform hearts and minds. Quilters are transformers. The Quilted Heart is a transformed heart. God can stitch the various remnants from everyday life into the fabric of our lives for our good and His glory.
Using the metaphor of quilting—the top, the batting, the backing, the thread, Mona offers a fun and poignant examination of a Christ-centered faith; of God’s Pattern and Provision for quilting our hearts together.
NOTE: This popular topic served as inspiration for Mona’s three fictional novellas by the same title: The Quilted Heart. Adaptable for one, two, or three presentations of 40-60 minutes each.
Bridging the Gap
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10, NIV
A bridge spans a gap, providing means for crossing from one side to another. From one place to another. Important in life’s transitions, bridges come in various shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. We are sometimes the bridge; sometimes the supports for a bridge. But we are all here to help bridge a gap. Mona uses the stories of Huldah, Anna, and Esther to show what a human bridge looks like.
NOTE: Adaptable for conference and retreat workshops, keynotes, luncheons, teas, banquets, and other women’s gatherings.