Janet's speaking presentations ignite in you the passion to overcome. She inspires both English- and Spanish-speaking audiences. She was honored by receiving the “Latina Woman Who Makes A Difference Award 2011.”
With passion and boldness, Simply Salsa exposes the lies and misconceptions that imprison women with unfounded insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. No matter the degree of adversity or pain, Janet Eckles has discovered an alternative to gloom—through the security that is only found in God’s love.
When women in the Bible faced tribulations and trials, they sought God’s grace. Simply Salsa illustrates how that same grace offers today’s women the opportunity to:
Leave the ugly past behind and look to a fresh tomorrow
Find peace and increased faith as you wait for answers to prayer
Embrace God’s comfort to conquer sorrow and disappointment
With her own life experiences as testimony, Eckles will have you dancing!
I’ve weathered tornadoes of pain during my lifetime. When I was 32, Retinitis Pigmentosa robbed me of my eyesight and winds of anguish thrust me into emotional darkness. I was tempted to sink into self-pity and stay there. The adversity intensified with marital infidelity and financial hardship. Then, years later, another storm buffeted me, bringing even greater heartache. My son, Joe, was tragically killed in a senseless altercation. Hoping for justice, I endured the trial of the man responsible. But to our astonishment, he was acquitted of all charges. “How unfair,” I screamed inside. Resentment, anger and sorrow threatened to consume me. Lost in my heartache, I groped in desperation.
Finally, I turned to God, and He unlocked a new world for me through the verse that says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
I clung to that reassurance and, one step at a time, gained strength, received comfort and rekindled the drive to keep going.
When Janet is not writing blogs, stories for my magazine columns, for anthologies or chapters for her books, she's traveling across the country and internationally for speaking engagements and mission trips. When at home, Janet teaches ladies’ Sunday school at South Orlando Baptist Church where she & her husband worship.
“In an engaging and refreshingly creative style, Simply Salsa addresses the issue of how fear can paralyze women. Each insight unravels the lies behind our fears. With the author’s own life journey and the experiences of other women, Simply Salsa is a guide to finding hope to overcome any fear. Like talking to a close friend about deep issues, this book is delightfully powerful!”
--Nancy Wilson, author, speaker, Global Ambassador for Campus Crusade for Christ/Story Runners
You can also visit Janet's website at: www.janetperezeckles.com