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Previous Events:  2016
Christian Chamber of Commerce The Role of Self-Forgiveness in Your Professional Life  June 14, 2016
Christian Chamber of Commerce The Role of Self-Forgiveness in Your Professional Life  July 28, 2016
Oregon State Penitentiary    The Magic of Expecting and Speaking    August 25, 2016


I speak on these topics:

The Secret of Self-Forgiveness 

How do you release the pain of self-directed condemnation and gain personal freedom from guilt?

Years ago, while driving my four-month-old son, Ben, I took my eyes off the road, drove off the side of the road, and leveled a metal light pole. Ben’s resulting head injury brought me guilt and condemnation for over twenty years. I’ll share how I was able to forgive myself. In How to Forgive Yourself,  you’ll find real-life stories, funny illustrations, and practical tips to validate, strengthen, and refresh you.

The Role of Self-Forgiveness in Your Professional Life

How does self-acceptance generate more productivity and enable you to serve your customers more efficiently? What strategies have you found successful in dealing with your inner critic? How does your self-talk set the pace for dialogues with others on the job? Bring stories and practical tips you’ve learned for self-acceptance, and be ready to help the rest of us grow. Get strengthened, refreshed, and equipped to lead a lifestyle extending grace and forgiveness to all—beginning with yourself.

The Holy Spirit: Our Guide in Uncharted Territory

How can we progress on our journey when we have no idea what’s over the next rise? What’s the role of the Holy Spirit in heading there? What’s ours? Learn how to hear from Him in circumstances that stretch you and learn how to see, hear, and sense His direction.

Perseverance: The Key to God’s Promises Fulfilled

How can we persevere in the face of relentless pain, rejection, and despair? What keeps us going when unanswered prayers discourage us? Learn the secret for keeping on course.

Prevailing Purpose

When faced with crazy-making circumstances, instead of asking, “Why?” What happens when instead we ask, “For what purpose?” Learn how to find rewards in peculiarly-wrapped God-encounters.

What people are saying:

“Lynn Hare gave a wonderful talk on Self-Forgiveness at at recent meeting of the Christian Chamber of Commerce.  She suggested we could reprogram our inner critic that brings up our past mistakes by appropriating Scripture verses reminding us of God’s forgiveness.  Lynn then gave us a tool to use to walk this out practically in daily life –  a picture wheel where we put the truths of God’s Word up against the lies of the enemy.  She emphasized that crucial to re-wiring our thoughts is daily conversation with the Holy Spirit.  I would highly recommend Lynn Hare as a speaker for your group or team.” – Linda Smith, Christian Chamber of Commerce,  Piano Artistry, Notes of Celebration

Lynn Hare’s message on forgiveness truly came from her heart.  Her powerful and moving presentation of her own struggle of self-forgiveness was captivating and engaging. Lynn’s message of hope, love and forgiveness brought a time of healing. I would highly recommend Lynn to be a speaker at your group. – Judy Goodwill, Christian Chamber of Commerce

“I really enjoyed Lynn’s personal testimony and how she wove it together with Scripture, God’s compassion, hope, and redemption. She did it in a unique way that was impacting and memorable. Lynn has inherent story telling skills. The message stimulated me to reflect on any unfinished business I am still dealing with. Lynn is bold in revealing her struggles and victories which give others courage to begin their own journey. She has a real mission and zeal to share.”        — Sylvia Rogers, author The Pearl Box

“Lynn speaks with compassion and has a genuine concern and love for those she is teaching. She is very encouraging and makes it easier to work through challenging issues.”  — Mark Rogers, Mountainview Christian Church, Gresham, Oregon

“Lynn speaks from her heart and quickly establishes sincerity and credibility. Her voice expresses her emotions and touches ours. Her confidence and poise capture her audience with authenticity. She’s exceptional. She uses humor, personal pain, laughter and smiles to tell a story—her story—our story. She shares feelings, thoughts they raise, and how these are made manifest. She uses transitions with ease and grace to present a seamless narrative with love.”     — Marc Bettinger, President Emeritus, Portland Toastmasters, Portland, Oregon