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My burning passion as a writer, speaker, and mentor is to fuel a wildfire faith in the weary hearted. My messages help women to
LOVE DEEP: Fervently extend God’s kindness and grace to pesky people.
PRAY BIG: Go down fighting on your knees with fire in your bones.
HOPE FULL: Stay tethered to a confident anticipation that keeps your heart ablaze.
STAND STRONG: Rest fearlessly on God’s promises with red-hot resolve.
My heart comes alive when I am studying the Bible in community. I start every weekday by digging into the Word verse by verse with thousands of women through LoveGodGreatly.com as a group leader and mentor. I regularly craft devotional content for You Version for LoveGodGreatly.com and for my home church, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. I also love encouraging women to engage with Truth as a contributor for Proverbs 31 Ministries’ First 5.
My messages are illuminated with wisdom forged from 30 years of experience mentoring students and fellow educators. Currently, I serve as Associate Director of Curriculum for Trinity International University Florida. I hold a BS in Speech Education, an MS in Educational Leadership, an MS in English Education, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction.
I grew up in Miami as the only daughter of hard-working padres who fled Communist Cuba. I practiced the skill of sweet talking in two languages and finally secured a Gringo husband a month before my 42nd birthday. A fireball at heart, I’m energized by singing karaoke in the car with Bruce, digging into Bible study with the girls, and reading 12 books at a time.
A Beautiful Limp: Revealing God’s Wonder through our Repurposed Weakness
Maybe you’re like me: I walk with a limp–not just physically, but in my heart. Has the weight of crippling circumstances broken your resolve? Are you hobbling along, rather than running full-throttle toward your destiny? God transforms our limps into a launching pad for His glory as we take strides of faith to
- Surrender our weaknesses as a display case for His sure-footed strength.
- Shake off the fears and doubts slowing down our progress.
- Step forward courageously with renewed resolve to reach the finish line.
Let’s learn how to rise above our brokenness and pain to walk forward victoriously.
Overflowing Instead of Overwhelmed
Are you tired of running on empty? Right now I have a load of unfolded laundry in the dryer and dust bunnies on my mantel. How do we get past the crazy busy in our lives to find the abundant life we are promised in the Bible? Let’s trace the steps of Jesus to discover how to soar instead of sink as we
- Linger in His presence to listen for the leading of the Spirit in a noisy world
- Look for signs of beauty to set aside lament in the middle of a dry, barren season,
- Latch on to God’s love and lay aside selfishness to lavish pesky people with grace.
Let’s start living out of the overflow instead of drowning in the dregs.
How to Live Fully Present and Faithful
The phrase “fake it till you make it” is nowhere in the New Testament. If we are just going through the motions, and our heart is not fully in it, then we will never fully fulfill the purpose God has for our lives. Join Lyli as she unpacks how to turn duty into delight as we
• Love deep even when we don’t feel like it.
• Live alert rather than lagging behind and losing interest.
• Look forward with hope instead of lingering on past defeats.
Let’s live fully present and faithful instead of “phoning it in” and faking it.
Lyli speaks and writes from her heart. You feel like you could be sitting across the kitchen table sharing a cup of coffee or tea and just chatting – about life, God, hurricanes…. She is a wonderful writer, encourager, teacher and friend.
God has blessed me greatly through the life of Lyli Dunbar. Whether in the words she writes or speaks, Lyli always brings a word to encourage and return us all to the truth of God’s Word.
Lyli shares with a refreshing authenticity which infuses hope to move forward with courage. Her message, voice, and face are always joy-filled and will bring joy to any who hear her story.
Lyli’s servant heart, passion to teach God’s Word and perseverance are clearly evident. She uses authentic story well to relate to people and point to Christ and the truth of His Word. Wisely she not only teaches the truth of Scripture but also shares how to practically apply the truth and brings it back to Jesus.
Laura Krokos, Colorado
Women’s Coordinator, Master Plan Ministries
Lyli is thorough in her study, thoughtful in her preparation, and insightful in her delivery. Sitting at her feet is refreshing because she has obviously spent time at the feet of her Savior. Lyli is Sprit-filled and led.
Alyssa De Los Santos, Texas
Conference Speaker and Bible Teacher
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