Break Free from the Prison of Self-Reliance

One thing I can see clearly through blind eyes is that self-reliance is not all it’s cracked up to be.

I used to think that if I could just rely on myself – if I didn’t have to depend on others – then I would experience real freedom.


But, blindness just makes total self-reliance impossible. And, to be honest, sometimes dependence on others can feel like prison bars which keep me from the freedom of independence.

What to Do When You Are Overwhelmed

I’m writing this blog as I sip my third… count the mugs… third cup of coffee!

I woke up exhausted!

I finally got out of bed this morning after tossing and turning all night.


Insomnia is miserable, isn’t it? And, the most miserable part of insomnia is that you can’t sleep through it! (Wink) It just keeps you awake all night so you won’t miss a second of it!

It’s Easier Than You Think: Bring a FGF Event to Your City [Video]

You’ve read about God doing some incredible things at our Fresh Grounded Faith events in cities across America. When Jennifer brings two of her friends with her, God does some extraordinary things.

Have you ever thought about being the one person God uses to bring FGF to your city?

Jennifer invites you to be the one. It’s a lot easier than you think.

Interested? It’s simple.

Introduce Yourself Here

How to Be Victorious Over Your Enemy

Sometimes life can get crazy, can’t it?

The car breaks down… your phone won’t stop ringing… the dishwasher floods the kitchen… your child loses his homework… your computer crashes… your dad is in the hospital… the dog, well never mind. You get the idea.

It just seems like sometimes we get pelted with big stuff and little stuff… one thing after another.


That is how it was in our house last week. Stuff, stuff, stuff!

The Sweetest Thing in Tennessee – FGF Highlights

Fresh Grounded Faith is a wrap!

We finished strong and sweet in Clinton, Tennessee this past weekend. And, what a way to finish for the spring!

Those East Tennessee women were the best! I used to think the tea was the sweetest thing in Tennessee until I met those women! We came to minister to them, but, I think they ministered to us even more!


To see the entire photo album, click here to be taken to my Facebook Page. Thank you to Elizabeth Davis for the wonderful photographs.

Three Traits of a Great Mom

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I started thinking about what makes a great mom.

I decided there are 3 B’s.

Now, B could stand for “brainy,” and that would be a great quality for a mom. Or, it could begin the word “beautiful,” and who among us wouldn’t want that adjective describing us? The B could also stand for “buoyant” or “bouncy.” It could begin the words “brilliant” or “bargain-busting-babe.”


But I thought about my own mother and, even though many of the above adjectives describe her, there were still three more B’s she possesses that I hope will describe me as I grow as a mom.

Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything [DVD Bible Study]

I am so excited! Today is the day my new Bible Study, Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything, is being released!


Hosea Bible Study Kit

Hosea Leader Kit Contents

I wrote it for you… even if we’ve never met, you were on my mind and in my prayers as I wrote each word and filmed the seven video messages.

Hosea is such a beautiful love story.

I can’t wait to tell you more about it.

Click here to learn more about the Hosea Bible Study


Do You Have an Idol Hidden in Your Closet?

Just about the time I started writing the Hosea Bible Study, I became obsessed with social media.

I went from never noticing how many friends I had on Facebook to obsessively checking my number of friends and likes daily… somedays, even several times a day… okay, way too many times a day!


The reason the number mattered to me was because I was basing my identity and acceptance on how many friends, shares, and comments I had on Facebook.

Like Coming Home – FGF Highlights

Fresh Grounded Faith-Tallahassee was like having coffee and chatting with 1,000 girlfriends all at once!

Stormie, Meredith, and I all commented over and over how warm, kind, and friendly those women were.

picstitch tally

To view all of the photographs taken, click here to be taken to my Facebook page. Thank you to Alyson Perrin for the wonderful photographs!