Lauren Littauer Briggs has been referred to as a true “Renaissance Woman”; multi-talented, accomplished and credentialed in her professional, spiritual and every day life.
Lauren's best-selling book, The Art of Helping – What to Say and Do When Someone is Hurting, is a practical hands-on guide to use in any daily situation. Endorsed by nationally known speakers such as Emilie Barnes, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Heavilin and Gayle Roper, this book demonstrates the lost art of graciousness and compassion — a much needed essential in today’s busy world.
Lauren teamed with Florence and Marita Littauer, her mother and sister, to write another must-have book, Making The Blue Plate Special – The Joy of Family Legacies. This step-by-step resource encourages families to enjoy and preserve their family traditions.
Lauren is multi-faceted with interests in music, theater, literature and history. Lauren’s particular gift is her insight into people’s strengths and weaknesses and motivating them to positive action. Blended with her spiritual depth, her most important ability is to see heartache and concern in people’s lives and minister to them compassionately.
Heart for Women and Family
With a true heart for women and the family, Lauren has traveled many paths – speaking, singing and writing — and has nurtured many others along her life’s journey. Lauren reflects her motto, “Every Day is a Gift,” in her personal involvement with others and to large and small audiences across the country. She lovingly and truly walks her talk as she speaks and writes on topics such as, parenting, marriage, helping, contentment and choices.
Marita Littauer Tedder
Marita spent decades traversing the country speaking on a variety of biblically balanced
topics—with her most popular being The Personalities. She has spoken to diverse audiences
including business and women’s groups, as well as church congregations. For more than thirty
years, Marita focused on training Christian speakers and writers through the CLASSeminar and
the Glorieta Christian Writers’ Conference—which, at the time, was one of the largest Christian
Writers’ Conferences in America.
Marita’s life changed in 2012 when her husband of 29 years chose to leave the marriage. In a
failed attempt to save her marriage, she walked away from the only life she’d ever known and
reinvented herself into an energy expert. Her 20 th book addresses that topic. For ten years,
Marita’s weekly column was featured in newspapers and conservative news outlets, and she was
a regular guest on radio programs throughout the country.
Today, most of her time is spent working on houses—though she also enjoys creating decor-specific art and, when asked, gives an occasional speech or two.
Living Your Best Life 60 Plus is her latest project and will function alongside her renovating business.
Debbie Blakeman Robbins
A Crown of Splendor
Debbie is honored to serve as Ms. Senior America 2023. Established in 1971, the crown represents women who have reached “The Age of Elegance, are gracious, exemplify dignity, maturity, and inner beauty…” She loves sharing her “Philosophy of Life,” a part of the pageant’s competition, defining her “True B-E-A-U-T-Y” acronym encouraging women to “live their best lives” at any age.
Before the Crown
Debbie holds a degree in Vocal Performance from Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee. An inspired and accomplished music professional experienced in multiple genres as solo concert artist, worship leader, director, critic, and teacher. Debbie served in executive roles as creative director, producer, leader, spearheading programs and events for multiple professional, musical, and volunteer organizations.
With 6 solo independent albums, one featuring a duet with legendary song writer, Grammy and Dove Award Winning Artist, Dottie Rambo, Debbie has performed concerts, both Christian and secular for churches, non-profit organizations, retreats, and symposia across the continental U.S. and abroad.
Receiving great joy as a talent and interview coach to contestants competing in The Miss America Scholarship Organization, 9 young women have achieved state titles including one Miss America (2000).
Debbie is a published author with stories featured in “Each One Teach One”, “But Lord, I Was Happy Shallow,” and as a contributor to “Wired That Way” (Classervices, Inc. & Regal Books).
U.S. Army Chaplains contracted Debbie through Christian Ministry, Operation Appreciation, she performed hundreds of concerts, providing special music for chapel services and special events, in the field with troops, mess halls, prisons, hospitals, and officer’s retreats throughout Germany, Japan, Korea, Hawaii, and the continental United States.
Debbie met and married Scott Robbins in 1998 and together, they are blessed that Debbie was able to give birth to their one and only “miracle” child, a son, Jackson, in 2005.
We don’t know where this is going, but we invite you to follow along! We want to address a variety of topics relevant to those of us women who are over 60—living in the sweet spot of life where we have the intersection of health, time, and resources. We plan to involve others from our Christian speaker/writer network.