Author speaks in Lorraine May 12

LORRAINE — "Defiant Joy" author Carol McLeod speaks in the Lorraine United Methodist Church Saturday, May 12.

The free presentation begins at 1:15 p.m. after a noon luncheon prepared by the church youth.

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The author, conference speaker, and Telly-award winner will share her story of how God brought her through desperation, rescue, and renewal.

McLeod, a graduate of Oral Roberts University, was the first Women’s Chaplain and the first women to speak at the university’s Vespers. The founder of Just Joy Ministries in the greater Buffalo area, McLeod presents practical Biblical teaching with her own special brand of hope and humor. May 12, she will explore why so many Christians struggle with joy-filled living and offer eight steps for overcoming emotions, including depression and bitterness, that hold back victorious faith-filled living.