Rhonda spent her first half in education; her own (a Bachelors and Masters from Baylor and a PhD from Fordham University) and helping others with theirs as speaker, lecturer, teacher, and Professor at Dallas Baptist University. She is also an author of a book for parents that encourages reading and writing with children.
The Pittsburg, Texas native met her husband at church where he drew her name from a pool of 500 women to become her secret Valentine. More than 2 decades later, she and Keith have two daughters who are currently attending Oklahoma University.
As our Director of Admissions, many find their Halftime journey begins by interacting with Rhonda. Her nurturing and caring spirit helps people get enrolled into the Halftime Institute.
She is a 2013 Halftime Institute alumna and considers Psalm 86:11 her favorite verse: “Lord, tell me where you want me to go and I will go there. With all my heart, I will praise you.”
“I first read Bob Buford’s book several years ago, but my Halftime really began when my youngest left for college. I knew then I didn’t just want another job, but wanted to give back to God by making a significant impact for His kingdom.”
Topic: Ruined for The Ordinary: How To Pray Boldly For Outrageous Results
Summary:Have you ever thought, “I pray but my prayers just don’t seem to make a difference” or “I pray pretty regularly, but I’ve never seen the power it talks about in the Bible?”When the Bible talks about prayer it uses words such as powerful, bold and effective. So how can you pray boldly for your family, friends, and your circumstances?Join Rhonda as she leads the audience through her personal experience of changing her prayers from timid and lukewarm into bold and powerful. Hear her share 4 simple principles she has learned as she has experienced outrageously miraculous answers to prayer.
Summary: We all wish that God made sense all the time, every time. But we also know that His ways aren’t our ways and His thoughts are often very different from our own. So how do we completely trust God when life is tough and we can’t see what He’s doing or feel His presence?
Watch A Clip of Rhonda Speaking