Norma Joyce Dougherty

Motivational Speaker, Author

Norma Joyce Dougherty is a motivational speaker, a conference planner, and a leader of women’s Bible study groups. She is a former District Consulting Coordinator and former member of the National Board of Directors for Stonecroft Ministries, Inc. She is currently working with non-profits to bring awareness and prevention of sex trafficking to at-risk young girls within her community of Charlotte, NC where she has lived with her husband and family for the past 24 years.

Norma’s Speaking Topics Include:

Answering God’s Call to Leadership and Mentoring
Finding Our Beauty in Christ
Sex-Trafficking: Break My Heart
Caregiving: An Ever Deepening Love

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Prince Edward Island Refreshment – Kiss the Fish!

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I have been receiving messages from Facebook lately saying, “Your friends have not heard from you in awhile. You need to create a post.”  They are right. I have been…

Reflections

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Reflections? A picture that’s worth a thousand words. How beautiful is this? My great niece Emma Gillis, a dancer with Danspirations and an amazing photographer, Buffie Boily of Boily Photography…

Barnes& Noble, Norma J. Dougherty, Books

Come Visit with me at Barnes & Noble (Arboretum Store Charlotte, NC on February 25

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for immediate release Barnes & Noble Arboretum Hosts BookFair to Benefit Charlotte Writers’ Club on Saturday, February 25, 2017 North Carolina’s Norma Dougherty Will Be Available to Sell and Sign…

Norma’s Speaking Topics

Answering God’s Call to Leadership and Mentoring

Finding Our Beauty in Christ

Sex-Trafficking: Break My Heart

Caregiving: An Ever Deepening Love

Island Girl

A Triumph of the Spirit

Author Norma Joyce Dougherty shares how God led a poor, young farm girl from Prince Edward Island, Canada to live out a real-life fairy tale on the world stage. “I became a world traveller and overnight success as Miss Dominion of Canada and contestant in the Miss World, Miss Universe, Queen of the Pacific and semi-finalist in Miss International. I found fame and fortune,” she explains, “but I lost my home, my self and a sense of belonging. It took many years to find ‘me’ again.” Women of every age, every stage and every face will relate with her “identity crisis” ~ a crisis that is all too common in this post-modern era as women search for authentic validation. Teen girls will be particularly inspired by her struggle to live by the motto: “Beauty is as beauty does.”

Norma Joyce recounts her story in a lively “fairy-tale” theme as she shares her long journey from a world where lies and deception prevail to one where the truth of Jesus Christ is her power source, her light, her radiance, her beauty, her peace, her joy and her triumph.

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"Norma has written her story from the heart; gathering up all the heartaches of disappointment and revealing how Jesus Christ covers them in His love and forgiveness, bringing joy and lasting contentment. Reading this book caused me to consider the wisdom found in God’s Word: 'Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord she shall be praised' (Proverbs 31:30).
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− Donna Lee Toney, a colleague of Franklin Graham for thirty years, has been involved in the ministries of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and in literary collaboration since 1982, most recently with Franklin Graham on "A Story of Simple Gifts: Operation Christmas Child" and "Salvation: The Reason for My Hope" with Billy Graham

"Every young woman seeks approval, validation, and meaning for her life. Tragically many search in the wrong places such as physical beauty and 'worldly success'. Here is an authentic, delightful testimony of the grace of God in the midst of a difficult beginning followed by a fairytale dream come true which in turn was followed by a deep emptiness. Through many struggles Norma finally realized fulfillment is found in a living personal relationship with Jesus Christ who alone fills our empty hearts."

− Gudny Munro, wife of Dr. John Munro, Senior Pastor of Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC

"Norma Joyce (Hickey) Dougherty was and continues to be a goodwill ambassador of her native Prince Edward Island. Her memoir, "Island Girl: A Triumph of the Spirit offers an inspiring account of her race with destiny and how an abiding faith lead to the discovery of her true purpose in life."

− Alex B. Campbell, Premier of Prince Edward Island 1966-1978

"Norma has painted a beautiful and very relate-able story of how to choose to live a committed life! She paints great word pictures to show the struggle in choosing to do the right thing and the consequences/rewards of that choice."

− Janice Mayo Mathers, Bend, Oregon Author, Speaker, National Board Director of Stonecroft Ministries, Inc.

"Many readers, young and old, will relate to this inspirational, rags to riches story that begins in poverty, betrayal, and isolation and ends in the discovery of life’s most meaningful treasures ~— deep, personal contentment, and a truly triumphant spirit. You will be drawn into the honest-to-goodness story-telling approach of this true-to-life personal testimony while it unfolds its many failures, heartfelt victories, and spiritual triumphs."

− Hon. Archibald Hynd Johnstone, Retired Canadian Senator

"Norma Joyce Dougherty has lived a surprising life. Unexpected fame thrust this beauty queen onto a world stage that led her from an obscure childhood in Prince Edward Island to a global runway of glamorous awe. She soon learned that glitz is only skin-deep. When the spotlight dims, a searchlight often probes the deeper things of life. A deficient fairytale for this Island Girl led her on a journey to faith in Jesus Christ that transformed her into a proclaimer of God’s truth. A Triumph of the Spirit will shine a light on what is real."

− Melvin F. Graham, Graham Enterprises

"Norma's experiences in the glittering world of beauty pageants were something most girls and women can only imagine, yet they didn't bring lasting happiness or fulfillment. Her relationship with God brings out her physical and spiritual beautiy as He created it to be. I commend Norma for making her memoirs public and pray that as you read about her life, you too will find the true essence of the human heart."

− Lorraine Potter Kalal, President, Stonecroft Ministries, Inc.

"Norma's experiences in the glittering world of beauty pageants were something most girls and women can only imagine, yet they didn't bring lasting happiness or fulfillment. Her relationship with God brings out her physical and spiritual beautiy as He created it to be. I commend Norma for making her memoirs public and pray that as you read about her life, you too will find the true essence of the human heart."

− Lorraine Myrholm, Former Executive Director, Stonecroft Ministries Canada

"Thank you so much for coming to speak to our overflowing crowd at Lunch Bunch. Your heartfelt message struck all of us as believers, whether we have had dysfunctional homes or loving homes. We could all identify with your disappointments, confusion and pain until you met the Great Healer. Jesus has indeed redeemed the brokenness of your past and made something so beautiful out of your life. We all love the book! It will speak to women everywhere."

− Arlis Galloway, Founder of Lunch Bunch for Bethel Presbyterian Women, Cornelius, N.C.