Toothless in Seattle – FGF Highlights, Port Orchard, WA

Have you ever been to Seattle? Girl, it’s stunning!! We had perfect weather, ate fish and chips on the pier, visited Starbucks’ headquarters, went to Pike Place Market, rode the ferry, and … went to the dentist.

Dentist? Yes.

Thank you to Taylor Tsvyetkov for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

Phil and I sat outside Pike Place Market, sipping Starbucks and nibbling on a cinnamon roll. Until one fatal bite changed everything.

Filled in O’Fallon – FGF Highlights, O’Fallon, IL

Breakfast pizza! Yep—not pizza for breakfast, but actual breakfast pizza—is what we had Saturday morning this past weekend at Fresh Grounded Faith in O’Fallon, Illinois. Scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon all on a glorious slice of heaven—it’s a St. Louis thing!

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Thank you to Lisa Blankenship for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

And then there was the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake! It’s another St. Louis tradition and it tastes just like it sounds—like biting into a sweet cloud of loveliness!

Buckeyes and Blessings – FGF Highlights, Columbus, OH

If you’ve ever been to Columbus, Ohio, then you know how much the ladies there love their state university. When you shout “O-H!”—they come back with a loud “I-O”! But that’s not all these sweet women are excited about. During last weekend’s Fresh Grounded Faith in Columbus, I experienced the even greater passion they have for the Lord.

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Thank you to Jennifer Marshbank for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

All of the women were so cute and sweet, to say the least.

Crazy and Amazing – FGF Highlights, Elkhart, IN

Our third Fresh Grounded Faith spring conference just wrapped up and what an amazing conference it was! My cup runneth over.

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Thank you to Veronica Sherman for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

Everything about Elkhart was amazing, and some of it was a little crazy! A sold-out conference of sold-out women for the Lord!

We’re so grateful to First Baptist Church Elkhart and our nine co-host churches for hosting us. Senior Pastor Phil and Robin Byars of FBC Elkhart were so kind and hospitable. He opened the conference with a warm welcome, encouraging all of the women, and applauding the beautiful unity in the body of Christ.

Not a Whole Lot of Shaking Going On – FGF Highlights, Port Charlotte, FL

“What shakes you doesn’t have to break you. God can use it to make you unshakeable!” That’s how I began Fresh Grounded Faith Port Charlotte this past weekend. Oh girl, what a fantastic group of women showed up to Murdock Baptist Church in Port Charlotte!

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Thank you to Bob Heaton for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

We had fun and got into God’s Word. We talked about biblical habits that bring balance when our world feels wobbly and we learned practical ways to focus our faith when we feel unstable.

The Joy of the Lord Was Our Strength – FGF Highlights Hattiesburg, MS

Have you ever walked into a room where you could just feel the joy, and you knew there was some kind of happy buzz among all the people around you? Well, if you were at Fresh Grounded Faith in Hattiesburg this past weekend, your answer is a big happy yes!

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Thank you to Cassidy Monk for the beautiful photos! To see the entire album on Facebook click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

Girl, the women who attended FGF Hattiesburg were happy, happy, happy! It was deeper than the buzz you get from sweet tea and deeper than the happy that comes from a sunshiny day.

Big Hearts, Big State, Big Blessings – FGF Highlights Pasadena, TX

“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 seasonI 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.

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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.

You Are Safe with the Shepherd – FGF Highlights, Springfield, MO

Fresh Grounded Faith Springfield, Missouri has come and gone – for the 10th time! God showed up big time and our cups are still overflowing with joy and laughter. He is so good!

Thank you to Allen Hudson for taking such beautiful photos for us! To see the entire album on Facebook, click hereIf you joined in the fun at the photo booth, find your pictures here.

I opened the weekend with the phrase, “You are safe with the Shepherd because He’s got your back, He guides your steps and He’s on your team.” 

Where Cheese Squeaks and Heaven Came Down – FGF Highlights, Madison, WI

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 hereIf 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.

Two Karens, Big Laughs, Bigger Love – FGF Highlights, Detroit, MI

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.