“Hey Ya’ll!” That was what was painted all cute and crafty on a big burlap bag in my hotel room when I arrived in Pasadena for our last Fresh Grounded Faith of this year. What a way to be welcomed, and what a way to wind up a great season! I tell you, that bag was bigger than I was, but, what did I expect? Everything really is bigger in Texas! That meant the blessings were big, too.
Thank you to Daniel Rivera for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.
Have you ever had squeaky cheese? I had my first taste of Wisconsin’s squeaky cheese, plain and fried! Also, we had a dusting of snow while we were there Friday evening – winter is near!
Thank you to Julie Hanson for taking such beautiful photos for us! To see the entire album on Facebook, click here. If you joined in the fun at the photo booth, find your pictures here.
We just wrapped up our fifth Fresh Grounded Faith of the fall season, and it was a great weekend! The Good Lord gave the vision of this conference to a 100-seating-church lady, Jeanne Wagner. She stepped out in faith and found our host venue High Point Church with Heather Thompson co-leading the event with her. It was such a blessing to see how the Lord used them mightily! I am so proud of them.
These were some of the happiest women I have ever been around! They loved big, laughed hard, and listened to every word with open hearts. I love them!!
Thank you to Cheryl Belcher for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here: Day 1 and Day 2.
It was so fun being back in Florida — I grew up in that great state and I still have sand in my shoes! The breeze was balmy and the women were as warm as that Florida sunshine. It was so sweet to be with old friends from college and family and dear women who I served with in ministry during the big hair days! God was with us.
I love those Texas women… they make me want to trade in my tennis shoes for cowboy boots! But, not sure cowboy boots would look so good with my yoga pants! We were with a great big bunch of friends — such love and safety in that place. Just real women being real with each other.
Spill the beans was so fun with Lisa and Laura — they are both so funny. The best part had to be when Lisa used Phil as her ventriloquist dummy! But, I think he would do most anything for his favorite Mouseketeer.
It is so good to be back in Fresh Grounded Faith season! What a fun group of ladies! I love those Tennessee sisters — they make me feel like I’ve come home to hang out with my BFFs that I haven’t seen in years. It was exactly what we needed for our first FGF this month. God is good.
Here are a few photos from our weekend. To see the entire album, click here. Thank you, Vicki Simmons, for the beautiful photos! Also, here are your photo booth pics. So fun!
If I could sum up our last weekend of Fresh Grounded Faith for this Spring in one word, it would be ENERGY. Those Redding ladies were awesome, and I couldn’t ask for a better way to end this season. They were so creative! Each group wore something different to indicate who they were — the greeters wore pretty teal scarves, and the hostesses and drivers wore blinged out FGF baseball caps, etc. So fun!
It was like seeing old friends again. Shannon Calhoun did another beautiful job this year as our Local Conference Coordinator, and the volunteers and eight co-host churches were such servants. Thank you all so very much.
And the friends who came with me! Such a fun group…