Debbie W. Wilson is an ordinary woman who has experienced an extraordinary God. Drawing from her personal walk with Christ, twenty-four years as a Christian counselor, and decades as a Bible teacher, Debbie speaks and writes to help women discover relevant faith. She is the author of Little Women, Big God and Give Yourself a Break. She is a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
She and her husband, Larry, founded Lighthouse Ministries in 1991. Her years with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) took her from Boston to Southern California with stops in Indiana and Oklahoma. They now live in North Carolina with their two standard poodles. Their two grown children are their best friends.
Give Yourself a Break — (Hebrews 4) Do you dream of letting go of worry? What would it be like if you didn’t react when people pushed your buttons? Imagine not being shaken by an unexpected bill or an unwelcomed doctor’s report. Would you like a peace that isn’t tied to your circumstances or other people’s approval? Have you promised yourself when this passes then I’ll rest? Discover the peace that comes from entering God’s rest. (This can be a 3 talk retreat, a keynote, or an introduction to Debbie’s Bible study by the same name. Individual titles: The Time to Rest, The Recipe for Rest, and The Work of Rest.)
From Messy Emotions to Mighty Faith — Messy emotions are our friends when we learn how to listen to their messages to renew our minds. This seminar teaches a simple tool to help you REAP your thoughts and transform your life.
Little Woman, Big God:
Rahab: Unshakable Faith —
Do you want unshakable faith—faith that doesn’t stumble over temptation or collapse at bad news? Do you want a faith that sustains you when your world is turned upside down? God chose a prostitute to teach us how to build solid faith. Discover her secrets and enjoy the peace and security unshakable faith delivers.
Bathsheba: Beauty From Ashes — Have you ever been burned? If you have, then you know the nagging questions betrayal raises. From the backdrop of David and Bathsheba’s story, discover how to not only overcome betrayal but how God can bring beauty from it.
Little Women, Big God Retreat: Choose three to five of the women Matthew listed in Jesus’ genealogy. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary.
Forgiveness Brings FREEDOM — What new or old wound is haunting you? Forgiveness is one of the hardest things we ever have to do, but one of the most liberating. Discover what forgiveness is and is not, and how it can be your ally.
Stress Is Inevitable, Worry is Optional (Philippians 4:4-9) — What causes you to worry? How is stress robbing your joy and peace? Life contains stress, but God offers a way to exchange our natural worries for His supernatural peace.
God Made Us Different to Make a Difference— Have you noticed how God doesn’t make cookie cutter Christians? Our personalities, gifts and passions differ by Divine design. Discover how being the person God designed you to be is not only more fun, it is God plan!
Taming the Tongue (James 3 and Proverbs) — Have you ever wished you could bite off your tongue after after biting off someone else’s head? With the power of life and death wielded by such a small organ, it is vital to learn how to surrender control of our tongues to God.
God’s Design in Marriage, Becoming One (Genesis 2 and Ephesians 5) — Marriage was God’s idea, and it was a very good idea! However two becoming one can cause friction! A fresh look at God’s blueprint offers hope and health to modern marriages.
Three “B”s to Becoming a Better Wife (1 Peter 3) — Discover time tested ways to enhance your relationship with your husband by developing the wife’s three “B”s: Behavior, Beauty, and Best
Trusting God’s Character When Life Stinks —How do we make sense out of situations that seem senseless? Pain tends to color our view of God and reality. And a distorted view of God complicates pain. Your trial is one piece of a giant jigsaw puzzle. Gain a panoramic view and restore your hope.
Climbing Out of the Pit — Many biblical characters faced depression. This session offers some practical and spiritual helps to climb out of the pit.
Living Life with Power — Do you want to do the right thing, but find yourself failing? Do you feel aimless and weak in your faith? The Lord told His disciples it was better for them for Him to leave so He could send them the Helper. Animals have instincts to guide them, believers have the Holy Spirit.
Discover and Enjoy Your Spiritual Gifts (Romans 12:3-8) — Did you know that you are gifted and a gift to Christ’s body the church? Learn how to identify and enjoy your special spiritual gift. Better understand why others don’t think like you. (This can be a retreat)
Finding Freedom from Guilt and Regret — What sticky threads of guilt haunt you? Learn how to get rid of guilt and live clean.
- Your story — Capture your own story of faith in a powerful format that is easy to share with others.
- Making the Bible Come Alive — Discover a simple way to personally hear from God.
What others have said:
Debbie shares relevant content that significantly impacts a woman’s everyday life. I always learn so much from her. Whether small group or large, her message connects to the heart of a woman.
– Tara Furman
Founder of Knowing God Ministries
Thank you Debbie! Our ladies enjoyed the day so much and were so excited about having you there. We would love to have you back! I have been given nothing but wonderful comments about the morning, so thank you so much for being with us. Your message truly was the center of all that we had worked so hard to do. God is so faithful to allow you to meet the ladies right where they were.
May God continue to bless you as you reach out to ladies to encourage them in their own personal walk with the Lord.
– Peggy Warren,
Piney Grove Proverbs 31 Director
When Debbie spoke, our women listened—intently! She is passionate about her topic and connects with her audience emotionally. God’s word moves her! She is funny, relational, serious, compassionate, and dedicated. She has a deep working knowledge of the scriptures and an insightful perspective on applying God’s word to our daily lives, our circumstances, our relationships, our joys, our trials, our mistakes, and our pain. If you are looking for someone who will capture the attention and hearts of your women and speak Godly words of truth, wisdom, and encouragement, then Debbie Wilson is your girl!
– Susan Deese
Coordinator of the Northwest Community Church Women’s Mentoring Ministry
If you are planning a seminar or a women’s event, then Debbie Wilson is the right choice for you. Her messages are relevant, applicable, and I highly recommend her.
– Diane Rumley,
Support Military Spouses
Debbie Wilson spoke to us with words of wisdom in a very relatable fashion on how to build an unshakable faith. She is very approachable. Our ladies thoroughly enjoyed hearing Debbie speak to us about her personal faith as well as others. She was great at pointing the audience to trust God in all circumstances, both good and bad. Her sense of humor was also much appreciated!
Middleburg Women’s Bible Study
Debbie is a wonderful Bible teacher and study leader who “rightly divides the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). Her knowledge and understanding of scripture are invaluable as she points her audience to Jesus and the freedom found in Him.
– Ella Thompson,
Women’s Bible Study Leader