Marie Osborne is a writer, speaker, and bible teacher passionate about helping others ditch shame and stress for the joy and rest of Jesus Christ. Over the last decade, Marie has been featured in online publications such as (in)courage and Christianity Today as well as her blog, marieosborne.com. A highly sought after SoCal speaker, Marie has had the honor of teaching at over 100 events in the last 7 years. A natural storyteller and engaging Bible teacher, Marie’s messages are equal parts incredibly entertaining and remarkably insightful.
No matter the topic or audience, Marie is known for delivering relatable, thought-provoking teaching.
Marie lives in Northern San Diego County with her husband of 20 years, Nathan, their 3 children, and a giant golden retriever, Luca. When she isn’t belting show tunes with her family, hiking with her puppy, or grabbing coffee with friends, you can find Marie on Instagram, Facebook, and here on her blog.
Overcoming Overwhelm – This life is overwhelming. We juggle so much daily, always trying to find a balance (if only we knew what that actually LOOKED like). It’s hard not to always feel like a failure, like you’re always falling behind, like you barely get the urgent things done and never with excellence and NEVER leaving time for important things like spending time with Jesus or, you know, investing in yourself! Marie shares her own struggles with overwhelm and some practical tools for overcoming the cycle together!
Dealing with Difficult People – Everyone has difficult people in their lives. Maybe it’s an annoying neighbor or rude coworker. Or maybe it’s a long-term relationship with many layers of difficulty. Regardless of the circumstances, God calls us to be peacemakers. But what does that look like? How do we live in relationship with difficult people without becoming drained and depressed? Marie will show us how to make a plan for dealing with the difficult people by drawing on the peace that can only come from God.
The Art of Seeking and Accepting Help from Others – For many people, seeking and accepting help is a huge struggle. They feel guilty, embarrassed, or unworthy of asking for help when they need it. But God has called us to love “one another.” A reciprocal call. To both give and receive help. Let’s delve into God’s truth and find greater connection as a community of believers that both accepts and serves others in turn.
Learning to Breathe: The Weary Woman’s Guide to Cultivating Rest – We live in a do-it-all, have-it-all, be-it-all world that tells us to do & have & be until we drop. We are constantly inundated with external pressures and continually battling internal turmoil. With all this hammering away at us on a daily basis, how are we ever going to find rest? Marie digs into our struggles to find rest in the midst of our busy lives and unpacks practical steps to finally finding REAL rest in the knowledge & presence of God.
2023-2024 Speaking Calendar
September 21, St. John’s of Orange, MomLife
October 17, North Coast Leadership Conference
December 2 – Pacific Coast Church, Christmas Event
December 4 & 5, North Coast Church, Arise Women’s Bible Study
January 26-27, North Coast Women’s Conference
February 2-4, Remembrance Community Church Women’s Retreat
February 15, North Coast Church MOPS
February 24, North Coast Children’s Ministry Conference
March 19, Pacific Coast Church MOPS
April 23, Sunridge Church MOPS
See what people have to say about Marie:
The first time I had Marie come and speak to our MOPs group, I knew she had something special. Her communication style is relaxed, fun and engaging. Her messages are the perfect blend of encouragement from God’s Word and personal experience. Our ladies loved and related to her so well. I’ve had her come back to speak to our MOPs group 3 separate times!
JILL FAWCETT, MOPS SPEAKER COORDINATOR, PACIFIC COAST CHURCH, SAN CLEMENTE, CA
If I could have Marie come speak all the time, I would! She is funny, encouraging, inspirational and authentic. But most of all you can tell in every word she says that she loves Jesus and desires to follow him and lead others in their quest to do the same. She speaks truth in a way that is loving and joyful, but also powerful and motivating. Her approachable style makes her so easy to listen to and relate to. Marie amazes me every time!
RACHEL BISHOP, MOPS COORDINATOR, MARINER’S OCEAN HILLS, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
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