Events Calendar

2020 Scheduled Events:

January 10: Living Real Podcast - Living Real w/ Jen Thompson,
                                                                       CEO for Lighthouse for Life

January 23: SCBC Women's Luncheon for Women's Ministry Leaders

January 27: Saxe Gotha Presbyterian, Lexington, SC
                          Friendship Circle - Author Meet & Greet 
                          Unlocked Hearts, Unleashed Joy - Forgiveness Is the Key

January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20: 
                                          Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC
                                          Leading Rhythms of Renewal study by Rebekah Lyons

February 10: Living Real Podcast- Living Real w/Amy & Samie Abinsinguza, 
                                                                        CEOs of the McKinsey Foundation

March 2: Lexington Word Weavers Leadership Planning Mtg.

March 5: Christian Business Expo Vendor & Workshop Leader, Faith Over Fear

March 10: Living Real Podcast - Living Real w/Katie Wilkens on Forgiveness

March 15: First Calvary Baptist, Leesville, SC 
                      Women's Bible Study Author Meet & Greet 
                      Unlocked Hearts, Unleashed Joy - Forgiveness Is the Key

March 29 (Facebook Worship/ vocal/piano) COVID-19

March 27-28: SC Christian Writers Conference, First Baptist Spartanburg, SC
                           (cancelled due to COVID-19)

Distribution of LIVING REAL Magazine Spring/Summer 2020

April 1: First Baptist Woodruff, SC 
                Senior Adult Luncheon Speaker/Musician
                (cancelled due to COVID-19)

April 7: The Red Carpet Cafe, via ZOOM (Bible study group)

April 10: Living Real Podcast- Living Real w/Lori Hatcher, Author 

April 18: Riverbend Community Church, Lexington, SC
                   Women's Brunch, Speaker: Renew, Refresh, Refine Your Heart, Soul, and Mind
                   (postponed due to COVID-19)

April 26: Saxe Gotha Presbyterian, Lexington, SC
                    Women's Luncheon, Speaker: Have Courage, Be Kind
                    (postponed due to COVID-19)

May 10: Living Real Podcast- Living Real w/Lara Gopp, 
                                                             The Influence of a Godly Mother

May 12: Lake Murray Baptist, Lexington, SC
                 Senior Adult Luncheon, Speaker/Musician
                 (postponed due to COVID-19)

May 5, 12: The Red Carpet Cafe bible study group via ZOOM

May 31: The Red Carpet Backyard Gathering (Bible study group)

June 10: Living Real Podcast - Living Real w/ Dr. David Chancey, 
                                                                A Pandemic Awakening  
            (Senior Pastor of McDonough Road Baptist Church, Mcdonough, Georgia) 


July 10: Living Real Podcast - Living Real w/ Aimee Murphy
                                                               Client Advocate at Daybreak Life Care Center


August 10: Living Real Podcast - TBA


September 10: Living Real Podcast - TBA


Distribution of Living Real Magazine Fall/Winter 2020

October 10: Living Real Podcast - TBA

October 3, 10 or 17: True Life Fellowship Community Church
                                           Women's Ministry Event, Speaker

October 24: Align Conference, Columbia, SC (venue TBA)
                         Vendor & Speaker

November 6-8: Holland Avenue Baptist hosted in Charleston, SC
                                 Women's Retreat Speaker

November 10: Living Real Podcast, TBA


December 10: Living Real Podcast, TBA

2019 Scheduled Events:

January 18-19: SCBC Women's Leadership Weekend (Speaker and Vendor)

January - March: Winter Bible Study (Teacher) 
                     Teaching a premier of my new, published book/Bible study 
                                      to be released in the Spring              
                       Unlocked Hearts, Unleashed Joy ~ Forgiveness Is the Key

February: Editing articles for the 2019 Spring/Summer issue of Living Real Magazine

February 22: LAUNCH IN-BETWEEN - a digital newsletter for LR Magazine.

March 14: Christian Biz Expo 
                         Workshop Presenter, Saluda Shoals Conference Center, Irmo, SC

April 23: BOOK LAUNCH & RELEASE Celebration, SC State Museum, Vista Room 5-7 PM
                          Unlocked Hearts, Unleashed Joy ~ Forgiveness Is the Key

May 2- June 6: Leading the Red Carpet- Girls Only Romans Bible Study (in-home)

      11: Mother's Tea Lere's Barn - Alive Again, LLC, Chapin, SC (Speaker)

      19: Special Worship Celebration 
                                        Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC 
                           (leading in worship along with Bill Johns, guest musician)

      29: Author Meet & Greet 
               First Baptist Columbia, SC - Higher Grounds Coffee Cafe from 5-7 PM

June: Living Real Magazine's "In-Between" Newsletter, Volume 2 drops into inboxes

July 11-13: Speak Up Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan (attendee)


August: Editing articles for the 10th Year issue of Living Real Magazine

Mini Fall Bible Study Session #1 - hosted in home 1,2,3 John

September 21: Speaker/Musician for Mending Hearts Luncheon, 
                                  Trinity Baptist Cayce, SC

Mini Fall Bible Study Session #2 - hosted in home (1 & 2 Peter)

          Our special birthday issue hits the streets and online @

Mini Fall Bible Study Session #3 - hosted in home (In Spirit & In Truth)

LR In-Between Newsletter drops into inboxes.

November 1,2,3: Women's Retreat - First Calvary Baptist 
                     @ Ridgecrest Conference Center in NC. (Speaker, Musician)

                   14: Luncheon, Oakwood Baptist Church (Speaker/Musician)

                   16: L4L Holiday Market: vendor table
                        Radius Church, Lexington, SC

December: Ministry Break, MERRY CHRISTMAS!🎄
                   LR In-between Newsletter drops into inboxes.

2018 Scheduled Events:

January 18 - February 22 (Thursday evenings) 
                   The Red Carpet Winter In-home Bible Study
                   Hostess and Leader

January 20 - January Jolt Writer's Conference
                    (sponsored by Word Weavers, Int. local chapter Lexington, SC) 
                    Worship Leader and hosting a Living Real Magazine table 

January 20 - 2nd Annual Comedy Night, 6 PM, Trinity Baptist Church Cayce
                   (ticket event) All proceeds go to Lighthouse for Life
                   Hosting a Living Real Magazine table and selling books

February - Editing Articles for Living Real Magazine 2018 Spring/Summer issue

March - Living Real Magazine goes to design, new website being developed, new                        designed logo...

March 29 - Magazine Distribution, new website launches!

April 7 -  Rainbow Girls Luncheon

May 3 - National Day of Prayer, SC State House 
            Worship Leader

[May 5 - Graduation party at our home. GO COCKS!!]

May 11 - Mother/Daughter/Friend Banquet, Plattsprings UMC

[May 12USC GRADUATION Day! Our daughter is graduating, Early Childhood Ed.]

May 15 - Bible Study Luncheon, Temple Baptist Church, Columbia, SC
               Musician/Worship Leader

May 26 - Serious Writer Tour, Lexington SC Word Weavers Event

(January-May - Working on book proposals)

June 16-23 - Family Vacation

June 28-30 - Speak Up Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan
                     Participant and presenting book proposals 

July/August - Tentative: Summer Book Club

August - 

(All August) - Editing articles for Living Real Magazine)

September - Magazine content goes to design/ print

October - Living Real Conference, with Lighthouse For Life
                Fall/Winter 2018 issue hits the streets

November 17 - Holiday Market supporting Lighthouse For Life, Radius Church, Lex. SC
                        Hosting a Living Real Magazine booth (books and products for sale)

December - Ministry break

2017 Scheduled Events:

January 12 - February 17: The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp 
                                       In-home Winter Book Study, Hostess/Leader
January 21 - Word Weavers Writer's Workshop (attendee and Living Real Magazine)
                    Riverbend Church, Lexington, SC

January 28 - Fight Back With Joy Comedy Night (Emcee and musician)
                   Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC (ticket event)

February (all month) - Living Real Magazine Editing of Spring/Summer 2017 issue

February 12 - Special Music
                     Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC

February 14  - BSU Event, USC- Columbia Campus
                     (My husband and I speak to College Students, Q&A panel)

February 24-25 - Women's Retreat - "I'm a Sur-Thrivor" (speaker)
                          Mt. Hebron United Methodist, West Columbia, SC

March - Living Real Magazine goes to print 

June, July, and August - The Red Carpet, Teen Girls summer 8 weeks study 

September - WRITING, WRITING and more WRITING for the ReNEW Retreat Critique!!

September -November: Open Your Bible Study, Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings,                                       and Sunday Evenings (teacher)

October 5-8 - ReNEW Writers' Retreat in Connecticut
                     Worship Leader and participant

October - Living Real Magazine goes to print 

November 11- Sunshine Club at Green Hill Baptist in West Columbia, SC

November-December - Distributing Living Real Magazines

2016 Scheduled Events:

February 9 - Sunshine Club (Speaker, Musician)
                    Green Hill Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC

February 23 - Busy Women's Luncheon (Speaker)
                     Northside Baptist Church, Lexington, SC

March-April - Living Real Magazine hits the stands

April 16 - Annual Living Real Conference (Founder, Speaker)
               Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce SC
               Tickets required

May 22-26 - Conferee @ Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference
                    Ridgecrest Conference Center, Black Mountain, NC

June, July, August - Summer Book Club (Host/Leader)
                                Book: Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman
                               My Home (5 meetings)

September - November - Hosea Study  (7 weeks)

2015 Scheduled Events: 

January 6 - Women's Circle, Speaker
                  Cayce United Methodist Church on 12th Street, Cayce, SC                 

March - 2015 Spring Issue of Living Real hits the stands and

March 14 - Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC (Speaker and Living Real Team)
                 Living Real Magazine Co-Ed Conference 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
                 (For ticket information, contact Trinity Baptist Church @ 803-791-0440 OR

April 9 - May 3 - Teaching "Renew, Refresh, Refine" Bible study on Thurs. and Sundays
                         Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC

May 7 - Mother/Daughter Banquet (Speaker)
            St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC

June 6 - Women's Retreat (Speaker)
              Grace Chapel in West Columbia, SC

July 6 - Prayer Breakfast (Speaker)
            Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC

September 13- November 1 - Gotta' Grow Women's Bible Study (Sunday Nights)
                                              Trinity Baptist, Cayce, SC (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

September 10 - October 29 - Gotta' Grow Women's Bible Study (Thursday mornings)
                                            Trinity Baptist, Cayce, SC (9:30 am - 11:30 am)

September 27 - Sunday Morning Worship Service (10:30 am)
                        First Baptist Church Elloree in Elloree, SC

October - Fall 2015 Issue of Living Real Magazine hits the stands and            
November 5-6 - Holland Avenue Women's Ministry Retreat (Speaker)
                        In Charleston, SC. (with Joeli Mulligan, dramatist, speaker)

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2013 Scheduled Events  (for 2014 Events, Scroll down)

February-April- Small group leader (11-12 graders) "What to Wear... from this day forward" Bible Study

February 15-16 Asbury Hills Methodist Camp
                         Lander University Christian Sorority Retreat (Speaker)

March- Spring Issue of Living Real Magazine hits the stands!

March 3- Trinity Baptist, Cayce, SC
              Sing for am service

April 9-  First Baptist Lexington, SC
             Senior Adult Luncheon 11:00 am (speaker and music)

April 19-20- First Baptist Spartanburg, SC
                  Carolina Christian Writer's Conference (attendee)

April 30- Pine Bluff Baptist, SC
              Women's Ministry Event  6:30 pm (speaking)

May 19- Trinity Baptist, Cayce, SC
             Sing for am service

June 3, 24-  Summer Book Club, 7:00 pm (facilitator)

July 8- Summer Book Club, 7:00 pm (facilitator)

July 16- Trinity Baptist, Cayce, SC
             "Take-a-way Tuesdays" Women's Event 6:00-8:00 pm (speaker)

July 22- Summer Book Club, 7:00 pm (facilitator)

July 29- Summer Book Club, 7:00 pm (facilitator)

August 6- Lexington Baptist, Lexington, SC
                Refresh Your Summer Revival Event (Worship Leader)

October- Fall Issue of Living Real Magazine hits the stands!

October 26- Fellowship Baptist, West Columbia, SC
                   Living Real Women's Conference 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2014 Scheduled Events

January 26- March 8  Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC
                   Teaching the 7 week Bible study, "Stronger" Sundays, 5pm-7pm

March- Spring/Summer 2014 Issue of Living Real hits the stands!

March 20- Kiwanis Club, Lexington, SC @ Flight Deck Restaurant

March 22- Cedar Creek Baptist, Blythewood, SC
                Women's Conference (Worship Leader)

March 29- Trinity Baptist, Cayce, SC
           Living Real Co-ed Conference 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 6-June 1- Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC
                        Teaching "Renew, Refresh, Refine" Bible Study, Sundays 6pm-7pm

May 17-18 - Palmetto Christian Writer's Network (PCWN) Vendor table, 
                   Columbia Convention Center
                  SC Book Festival (Giving away Living Real Magazines and selling books)

June 3 - Westside Baptist, West Columbia, SC
              Women's Morning Prayer Group, 10:00 am

June 6-7 - Grace Chapel's Women's Retreat, West Columbia, SC 
                 (Teaching 3 sessions from my book, #RenewRefreshRefine)

July 25, 26, 27 - VBS for Women, Spring Valley Baptist Church, Columbia, SC
                         (Living Real Magazine booth w/ magazines and Bible Study books)

November 13- Capital City Club, Columbia, SC
                     Trinity Focus Christian Business Women's Luncheon (speaker)
                     12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

December 7 - SilverJax Cheer Gym, West Columbia, SC
                     Cheerleading Expo, (speaker)
                      3:00 pm