About Norma

  • Born and grew up in eastern North Carolina, lives and bases Giving Thanks Ministries in Fayetteville, GA.
  • Married to Don McMurry, retired Associational Missionary for the Greater Dayton Association of Baptists. Mother of three and grandmother of nine.
  • Enthusiastically leads retreats, seminars, and Bible studies. Has spoken to groups for over 30 years.
  • Earned a BS from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC., a Certificate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, and an MA from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.

Norma is listed with Christian women speakers directory.


100 Emerald Lake Drive Fayetteville, GA 30215

One of my life values is to give thanks in whatever I do. My mother and daddy taught me to be grateful for everything that came my way. I desire to serve Christ by leading others to find purpose in living and joy in even the mundane. I long to teach in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. – Norma

About Giving Thanks

God’s timing is perfect. Now is the time. Giving Thanks Ministries is formed to encourage people to live in joy and with purpose. Still fresh is the burning within my soul to proclaim the joy of the Lord. There are so many things I want to tell women in today’s confused world. One aspect of Giving Thanks is teaching. I am available for seminars, retreats, keynotes or other forums to speak God’s riches. Experience gives me topics including, Giving Thanks, Growing in the Truth of God’s Word, Leaving a Legacy, Surviving Life’s Changes, Encouragement, Family Worship, Come Aside (a Prayer Seminar), Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (a Prayer Seminar), A Merry Heart, Happily Ever After (an evangelistic story), and many others.

Another part of Giving Thanks Ministries is support for survivors of cancer and their families. A pamphlet telling some of Don’s cancer experiences and titled For Your Journey is available upon request.

You were amazing and your message so eloquently delivered. The comments from our group were over the top positive!
Marietta, GA
May I thank you again for blessing us today. Your testimony was truly inspiring.
Columbus, GA