Carol McLeod has been described as a menopausal woman overly fond of chocolate who doesn’t like cleaning her house. She hates to shop, but loves to jog. On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the popular author, conference speaker, and Telly-award winner will speak on “Defiant Joy!” at the Lorraine United Methodist Church, 20560 Rt. 189.
McLeod brings a powerful personal story of how God brought her to desperation, rescue, and renewal to the May 12th program that begins at 12 noon with a free luncheon prepared by the Lorraine United Methodist Church Youth. The presentation begins at 1:15pm.
McLeod of Just Joy Ministries will share practical Biblical teaching with her own special brand of hope and humor. The author of two books and the Telly Award-winning teaching DVD entitled “The Rooms of a Woman’s Heart” describes herself as “just a girl head over heels in love with Jesus and passionately addicted to His Word.”
McLeod’s “Defiant Joy!” message explores why so many Christians struggle with joy-filled living with eight steps for overcoming emotions, including depression and bitterness, that hold back victorious faith-filled living.
McLeod, a graduate of Oral Roberts University, was the first Women’s Chaplain and the first women to speak at the university’s Vespers. She established Just Joy Ministries in the greater Buffalo, NY, area to help women navigate the challenging journey of life with joy.
Michele Porter of Pierrepont Manor, NY, won the presentation and made a gift of it to Lorraine United Methodist Church and to Live More Ministries, a Christian women’s ministry based in the southern Jefferson County area.