An on-demand webinar for you to unplug, unwind and take a deep breath with friends!

What happens when five friends head to Waco, Texas for a chance to talk, laugh, and breathe?

They take you with them!

We’re five author and speaker friends who meet online every month to encourage each other in life. A little while ago, we went to Waco, Texas for some girlfriend time and while we were there we created this webinar just for you! 

Are you juggling life and could use some support? 

Do you need a place to rest without feeling like you’re getting behind? 

Do you need a few minutes to get real?

While you figure out how to save money this holiday season, let us help you save your sanity.

During Hope for the Holidays, you’ll hear a real talk from real women about real-life challenges. 

We explore:

How to set boundaries to help you manage family drama during the holidays

How to take care of yourself when time is short and demands are high

How to build support systems to help you navigate changes in life

How to navigate grief during the holidays

How to create realistic expectations so you can enjoy your holiday season to the fullest

How to decorate, cook, and look your best for the holidays! 

As the holiday rush revs up, you handle your shopping list, and let us help you handle everything else. This three-hour webinar can be watched in short segments or you can take it all in in one setting!

So what are you waiting for?

Push the pause button on your to-do list… and find the hope you desperately need.

Shari Braendel is the founder of Fashion Meets Faith, creator of the 27 Hanger Online Program40 Days to Fabulous and the Women Matter Initiative for Non-Profit Organizations. Author of Help Me, Jesus, I Have Nothing to Wear! (Zondervan), she speaks to women of all shapes and sizes to instill confidence in their outer appearance.
During most week nights, you’ll find her laying on her sofa after over- eating the delicious meals her husband cooks for her! She’d love to have you visit her at


Katy McCown is a writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries, national speaker, President of She Laughs Ministries, and wife to former NFL quarterback, Luke McCown. Katy left her job as a television news reporter to join her husband on their adventure in the National Football League. 13 years, 6 kids, and 6 teams later, it’s safe to say the road has been anything but predictable. Through the ups and downs of life, Katy has found God’s Word to be her constant stream of security and strength; and she has a passion for teaching others these truths.

The every-day Katy loves a strong cup of coffee – or two – and her car is never clean. Never ever. You can find Katy online at

Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about equipping women to win at life with Christ-empowered strength and dignity. Barb loves speaking at women’s conference and leadership events such as the Aspire Women’s Events, She Speaks Conference, and the UMC Leadership Institute. She is the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including her newest releases: Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle.
An avid traveler, reader, and lover of all things chocolate-peanut butter, Barb and her family life in NW Ohio with their dog, Quimby, and a very grumpy 10-year-old rabbit. Visit Barb’s online home at

Jill Savage speaks to the heartfelt needs of moms and marriages. She’s a mother and a Nana. Honest and transparent about both the good parts and the hard parts of life, Jill is the author or co-author of fourteen books including the best-selling No More Perfect Moms. As the host of the No More Perfect Podcast, Jill’s enthusiasm is contagious and her messages are practical. She’ll have you laughing while you learn and feeling encouraged, equipped, and empowered to be the best version of YOU –the version God intended you to be!

Jill can be found online at

Through the “Mentor 4 Moms” Podcast and the relatable style found in her book The Intentional Parent: Parenting On Purpose When Life Gets Busy, you get a sense of Susan’s heart to provide encouragement to moms combined with helpful practical tools. As a wife and mom to 7, she truly understands the challenges of trying to be an Intentional Parent. Susan has been a mentor to women locally in Austin, TX and Internationally for over a decade.
Join Susan online at