Day 3 - Welcome Marnie Swedberg and Mary Southerland

Through fires, floods, car wrecks, sinking boats, burglaries, family emergencies, business setbacks and more, author, speaker and international leadership mentor, Marnie Swedberg, embodies faith-in-action. She consistently WOWs audiences, generating "aha" moments of perspective transformation, through her keynotes, media appearances, 13 books and online programs. As the mentor to millions, she provides coaching, practical help and clear, God-centric focus. Her heart is the help women say YES to God “every single time” and then to walk out that YES with joy on the journey. Her first name means Joyful in Hebrew, and her middle name is Joy. Hang out with “Joyful Joy” Marnie on Wednesday afternoons during her #1 ranked and featured Blog Talk Radio Show. Visit her online hub at, and invite her to speak via, a site she directs, and the largest directory of its kind in the world. She’d love to share with your audience.

Mary Southerland is an author and speaker. She is also a survivor. Women identify with Mary because she has survived the road of clinical depression, infertility, adoption, full-time ministry, sexual abuse, chronic physical pain, and the daily stress of life. She has worked “in the trenches” with pastor’s wives and women’s ministry leaders. Through God’s power, Mary has emerged with joy, strength, and victory.  

Mary’s books include, Hope in the Midst of Depression, Sandpaper People, Escaping the Stress Trap, Experiencing God’s Power in Your Ministry, Trusting God and Knowing God by Name.  She is the Founder of Journey Ministry and the Co-founder of Girlfriends in God, a conference ministry for women. hosts the daily devotions written by Mary, Sharon Jaynes and Gwen Smith. 

Mary’s goal is to leave it all on the playing field of life, skid into heaven with her hair on fire, saying, “What a ride, Lord!”

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