It was on a hot, summer day in July at a hospital in Dallas, hooked up to feeding tubes and in deteriorating health that Diane Machen discovered a “gift” that God had given her in a disease. Who would have guessed that a battle with Crohn’s disease could be a gift that changed her life? How could any trial be a gift? God’s unlikely gift to Diane gave her a testimony of hope. Now she encourages others to “unwrap the gifts” in their lives and find the treasures in their trials.
Communicating from her heart, and using humor, personal stories, and Biblical insights, Diane is a sought-after speaker for many women’s events. Diane’s testimony, “A Most Unlikely Gift,” has inspired and encouraged many, and she has been asked to share her testimony, as well as other inspirational messages, in women’s events and conferences around the country.
In addition to the spoken word, Diane also communicates through song. When you hear Diane sing, you hear her heart. With a deep, honest love for her Lord, she leads others to worship Him in song and praise. For as far back as she can remember, Diane has been involved in music ministry. As a soloist with the Continental Singers, music major at Baylor University, piano teacher, studio vocalist, and concert artist, she has had many opportunities to be used of the Lord in music. In addition, Diane and her husband, Chris have served the Lord in full-time music ministry for over thirty years together. As seasoned songwriters and singers, they have traveled throughout the country and around the world, singing concerts, leading worship, and ministering at ladies retreats and marriage conferences. For more information, please visit dianemachen.com.
Diane’s greatest joy is the blessing of her family: her husband – Chris, her son – Ryan, her daughter – Jennifer (married to Stephen Bush) and her two beautiful granddaughters, Elizabeth Joy Bush and Cecily Grace Bush.
Simply stated, Diane Machen is a real person with a real desire to exalt Jesus Christ, and lead others to a saving faith in Him.