Can I just say that I love Texas? Everything is bigger in that great state, including the hearts of the women we shared last weekend’s Fresh Grounded Faith conference with. Such a fun group of sweet ladies who love the Lord and showed that in everything they did.
I was extra thankful because I had a horrible bladder infection when the conference was starting Friday evening, and one thoughtful lady ran out to the store to get something to help me feel better, and it worked! That meant so much.
Did you know that Plant City, FL is the winter strawberry capital of the world? I didn’t, but I do now! This weekend at Fresh Grounded Faith, we had strawberry everything — soap, cookies, afghans, rain boots, toboggans, shirts, earrings, bracelets, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake…. I am sure you get my point! It was so fun!
And oh, sisters… it was such a great start to our spring season of Fresh Grounded Faith. God was so very present, all of the volunteers gave generously from their hearts, it was so well-organized, and you could practically feel how open to the Lord’s moving the entire audience was. So thankful.
In most cities, fluoride flows through the city water system. But, in Las Cruces, I think the water is caffeinated!! These Fresh Grounded women were on fire! They came from Texas, Arizona and all over New Mexico — different ages, different races, different denominations… but one thing in common… these women were full of the love of God!
Sparks were already flying when Liz Curtis Higgs and I arrived at the church. We were greeted by cheers, hoots and hollers from over 170 volunteers who were gathered just outside the sanctuary.
Oh girls. What a weekend! These past several weeks have been such a whirlwind, but wow. Last weekend we were in Springfield, IL for Fresh Grounded Faith, and those ladies? So sweet, so unified, so ready to step in and step up and serve and worship. Such a blessing!
I can’t say it enough, and especially after all the election stuff, it was so refreshing to witness these women come together in unity for one purpose.
Oh, girls… where do I start? This past weekend was Fresh Grounded Faith in my hometown of Springfield, and I am just praising and thanking the Lord today for how He worked in our hearts. All of us. From beginning to end, His presence was so evident and I will never forget it.
Oh, oh, oh… I have a beautiful plan for your life… well, at least for 7 days of your life!!
It’s a get away with a take away and I planned each day of it with you in mind!
(A printed schedule will be sitting on your bed when you check in to your cabin).
I’ll be your host for this unforgettable all-inclusive vacation. Below you’ll read how I’ve designed it with just the right amount of fun, just the right amount of inspiration — the perfect blend to make it a week of relaxation for you!
I’m just getting back home from Fresh Grounded Faith in Fredericksburg, and what a weekend it was! From the time we landed until we were headed home, it was so clear how the Lord was working, and I’ve been reflecting on that ever since.
On Friday night, Meredith Andrews was set to open our praise and worship time, but her accompanist’s flight was delayed. Poor Chris! But God had provided before we even knew we had the need — our local conference coordinator, Angela Donadio, is a very talented pianist and was able to fill in until Chris could get there. Wow, right??
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.
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.