Great Love From the Great State – FGF Highlights, Temple, TX

Today I am thanking the Lord for a great Fresh Grounded Faith weekend in Temple, TX. When they say everything is bigger in Texas, they are right! Big love from sweet women who serve a big God, and they made us all feel so welcome!



I was excited to spend some time with my dear friend, Karen True, who helped me write my first Bible study, “Walking By Faith.”  It was a weekend full of laughter and encouragement and praise to the One Who loves us with an everlasting love. Incredible.

Faithful Prayer Warriors Needed – FGF Highlights, Warner Robins, GA

So thankful for another opportunity to share Fresh Grounded Faith with my southern sisters! Last weekend we were in Warner Robins, Georgia and were so welcomed by everyone. Such a blessing! The weekend didn’t go at all like we expected- right before we were set to go onstage to begin I received a call that my father was in very serious condition in Florida. I can’t even begin to describe the emotions surrounding that… feeling a responsibility to fulfill my commitment there at FGF, while at the same time my heart was being pulled to my sweet Daddy.


There aren’t the words to express the love and support I received from all involved- our staff that was there with us stepped up, Stormie O’Martian, Meredith Andrews, and Karen Abercrombie filled in any gaps, and the church volunteers and attendees were mighty prayer warriors that weekend. God was so faithful to help me hold it together Friday night, and I was able to get to my parents the next morning. I’m so thankful to be able to report that my Dad is stable and improving. Your continued prayers for his complete recovery are so appreciated.

Huntsville FGF Rockets to Success, Women LACKED Nothing – FGF Highlights, Huntsville, AL

Wow. Sometimes there are just not the right words to express the way the Holy Spirit moves. I’m so incredibly grateful. Last weekend was our fall 2016 season kickoff of Fresh Grounded Faith, in Huntsville, AL, and what a blessed weekend it was! Known for the US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville was full of women who learned they LACK NOTHING.


It was so good to be back, and I loved that Laura Story and Karen Abercrombie were back with me.

5 Hotel Habits to Make Traveling Easier [Video]

So, it’s summer and I’ve been doing some Facebook Live videos about traveling — and we’ve been getting excited about going on our Fresh Grounded Faith Cruise in February 2017! In all my traveling, I have noticed I have the same issues over and over whether I am in the US or abroad. The trip may be 24 hours or 3 weeks but the same stuff happens to me over and over! I leave my phone charger in the hotel. I lose my hotel key card and jewelry and all sorts of important stuff. I get all stuffy and my sinuses act up in almost every hotel room I stay in. And while I’m there, I forget my room number and have to go to the desk, show my ID, and admit I forgot where I’m staying!

Now, I’ve been traveling pretty much full time for the past 10 years! If I can find myself stumbling through the same travel trauma with that much experience, I have a feeling most travelers may deal with some of these issues too. So, here’s a quick, easy list of solutions to make your next get-away trip of non-issues!

Cruise Sneak Peek Recap [Video]

In case you missed these on Facebook, here are the sneak peek videos of the cruise! We’re planning a fun getaway with a takeaway and we’d LOVE for YOU to join us! This is the exact itinerary and ship you will be on if you vacation with me on our 2017 Caribbean Cruise. Take a look at the clips below, and then check out Inspiration Cruises for details on how you come too!

Day One

Check out days 2-5…

My Top 5 Travel Gadgets

So, since we’ve been talking a lot about our Fresh Grounded Faith cruise and all our travel tips, here is a list of my favorite gadgets to add to your travel bag! These are the must-haves that make traveling easier. You never want to bring so many gadgets that you need another carry on, but you want to choose wisely the few that will improve your travel experience. So, here are my top five:

1. Water bottle humidifier
Okay, now this one you can’t just pick up at your local hardware store! But, you can get it online or at a specialty travel store. It’s a humidifier that is smaller than most of my purses! Since I usually have trouble with sinus dryness when I stay in hotel rooms, this little gadget humidifies the air I am breathing! You simply screw a water bottle onto it, plug it in, sit it right by your bed and then all night you will breathe in moist air! And, I often drip some lavender in my water bottle so it freshens the fragrance of the room and makes me feel like I’m sleeping in a spa!

Tips and Tricks for Packing Light from the Type A Traveler!

I have been traveling in ministry for over 15 years — sometimes as many as 40 weekends a year! And, believe it or not, when I am not traveling for ministry, I still love to travel just for fun! One of the comments I most often hear when I arrive, no matter where I go, is “wow, you travel so light!” I guess I am a little — okay, a lot — type A about how I pack! I’ve been asked how I do it so, even though this is a departure from my usual blog content, I thought I would help the sisters out! Seriously, I write the blogs I do to help you lighten your load in life, so why not help you in a super practical way with lightening your load so you can enjoy stress-free travel? Makes sense to me, so here are 4 tips to simplify your packing and reduce your travel stress:

1. Use lightweight luggage:
Let’s just start with the basics. Not only do you not want to over pack, you don’t want your luggage to weigh a ton to begin with. It’s just no fun to lug it around. So, if you start with luggage that doesn’t weigh much to begin with, you will never be over-weight when you check luggage with the airline and you won’t pull a muscle as you try to drag it into the hotel. There are lots of good brands for traveling light. And, I have learned from experience, you don’t have to spend top dollar. Look for nylon as the main fabric for your lightweight luggage. You can find a four-wheeled carry-on that is under 5 lbs.! I really like Kipling and Lucas brands because they have traveled well and aren’t the most expensive. And, they come in fun colors!

Cruise Sneak Peek: Day 1 and 2 [Video]

Had a fabulous time in the Caribbean, but it will be even better when you join me in February! This sneak peek shows you the exact locations we will visit on our February 19-26, 2017 Caribbean Cruise.

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Have you been on a cruise before? Which one? Please comment below!