Jill Hart founded Christian Work at Home Ministries (CWAHM) in 2000 to assist other Christians who desire to work from home. She is the author of the devotional book, Do Life Different, co-author of So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom, and contributed to eight other publications.
Jill completed her master’s degree in Professional Counseling and serves as a substance use and mental health therapist in the Omaha area. She has articles published in In Touch Magazine, P31 Woman magazine, and Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family, as well as across the web on sites like DrLaura.com.
Speaking Topics . . .
All talks can be tailored for your audience; Jill is happy to put together a talk specific to your audience/event.
- Do Life Different - Based on her devotional book, Do Life Different… this talk challenges the listener to consider what changes their heart mind need to find peace in this busy world.
- Get Your Life Back - Not long ago I found myself at a crossroads. I was overwhelmed, overweight, over-committed and over-it-all. I was fed up with life and with my own choices. Something had to change. This talk shares a little about how I gradually made changes and reclaimed my life and how others can do the same. This talk challenges listeners to consider:
- How to re-evaluate our lives with brutal honesty
- How to recognize what need to change
- How to take the first steps towards a new life
- How to keep ourselves going even when times are tough
- How to celebrate each small victory
- Finding Yourself in the Seasons of Life - This talk asks "Where do you look for your identity?" Change is the only constant; life if full of transitions. It can begin to feel like the moment we settle into one season, life demands we adjust to a new one. This talk discusses the "seasons of life" and challenges the listener to consider that we ultimately find our identity in Christ.
Jill speaks to audiences around the country about faith, counseling, and business topics. Learn more about Jill at www.JillHart.com.
Endorsements . . .
“Jill did a fantastic job - there was a lot of interaction with her - She really gave us her heart and provided a good discussion topic. I personally enjoyed the substantive nature of her presentation. She provided great biblical references along with noting contemporary authors.”
~Erin O’Donnell, WINGS event organizer
“Just want to say that Jill was one of the best speakers at the NWG conference, in my opinion: very knowledgeable but also easy to listen to. I vote we give her a larger block of time next year to talk about not only her computer expertise but also about having your own business at home - I’ll bet she has lots more to say on the topic!”
~Carol Wessing, event attendee
“Jill Hart is a passionate and humble communicator who desires to glorify the Lord and minister to women. She has an authentic and genuine presence, along with a sense of humor that allows the listener to quickly relate to her. She is a prepared and knowledgeable speaker who makes herself relatable to any audience. Jill is an entrepreneur and a leader to many women.”
~Holly Timberlake, Faith-Westwood Church
"Jill, You were fantastic! We loved having you join our group this morning! Thank you for speaking!"
~Melanie Lyons, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
A Sample of Jill's Writing . . .
Article originally posted on www.joannaweaverbooks.com on November 15, 2017.
Finding Yourself in the Seasons of Life
Where do you look for your identity?
You’ve heard it before – change is the only constant. Life if full of transitions. It can begin to feel like the moment we settle into one season, life demands we adjust to a new one.
I have good news for you! God promises to walk with us through them all. Deuteronomy 31:6 reminds us: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
No matter what “change” you’re facing today, God is the Changeless One. And you are His child. That means you never walk alone.
In this week’s post, my friend Jill Hart shares about how we can find our identity in Christ – no matter our season of life.
Seasons of Finding Yourself
We often hear about “seasons of life,” especially when something tough happens in our life. As the years go by, I am also noticing what I like to call “seasons of finding myself.” This applied primarily to times in our life when a major shift has occurred, and we must readjust our view of ourselves – our identity – into a new normal.
Some of these major life shifts may include:
- Becoming a wife
- Becoming a mother
- New life-stages of motherhood (infants, toddlers, elementary age, tweens, teens, adult children)
- Transitioning home from the corporate world
- Going back to school
- Starting a new job
I have experienced each of these stages, and each one seems to throw me off while I sort-out what my new identity or role is. For example, when my children transitioned from toddlers to school age, I had to determine what my role would now be. My role as their mother hadn’t completely changed, but new role opportunities had been added – Room Parent, School Volunteer, PTA Parent, etc. I now had to decide what level of involvement I would have in my children’s day-to-day lives while they were at school.
These life seasons happen in marriage as well. As a new wife I floundered for a while trying to nail down exactly what my role as a wife would look like. The longer I am married, the more adjustments are made to this role – some seasons of rest and some seasons where I am more intentional in working on this particular role.
Lately I find myself in a whole new season of finding myself. I realized a while back that my children would be moving into adulthood in just a few short years. Therefore, my role as a mom will once again be changing. The “mom” role has been a huge part of my identity for so long that I began to wonder what my life might look like once my children no longer lived at home. As I thought long and hard about this, I realized that it was time for a new personal challenge. I decided to start Grad School and begin working toward a new career.
It has been quite an adjustment, but it has been energizing most of all. It has been fun to share the journey with my family and to have them celebrate my successes.
The beauty found within these changes is that no matter what season we find ourselves in; no matter how hard we’re working to understand our identity in each new season, we are always secure in Christ. He alone is to be our anchor in each storm and season of life.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” ~ Ephesians 2:10, NLT