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.

Sand in My Shoes and Joy in My Heart – FGF Highlights, Tampa Bay, FL

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.

Thank you to Chris Stevens and Corey Johnson for the beautiful photos! To see the entire photo album, click here. And those of you who joined in the fun at the photo booth can access your pics here.

Just Like Home – FGF Highlights, Abilene, TX

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.

Thank you to Courtney Cochran for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook album, click here. And to those of you who joined the fun, your photo booth photos are here.

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.

Fighting Back with Joy and Sweet Tea – FGF Highlights, Lenoir City, TN

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!

Our volunteers rocked, as did their fearless leader, Sabrina Stamper. Big thanks to all of you! And while I’m at it, thank you to First Baptist Church Lenoir City and the four co-host churches for loving us so well.

And I had some of my favorite people with me this weekend…

Caffeine In the Water — FGF Highlights, Redding, CA

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!

Little Rock Rocked (Again!) – FGF Highlights, Little Rock, AR

We were so excited to be invited back to The Church at Rock Creek for another Fresh Grounded Faith last weekend! What a fun, kind, gracious group of ladies!

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…

Wish They All Could Be California Girls – FGF Highlights, Fontana, CA

All I can say is wow, wow, wow. Fresh Grounded Faith was awesome last weekend! Our sisters in Christ in Fontana were super excited to see everyone! You couldn’t keep them in their seats!

They were so full of life and loving towards us… we showed up to be a blessing to them, but they were a blessing to us.

Big State, Even Bigger Hearts – FGF Highlights, Allen, TX

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.