Swallowed Up In Sweetness – FGF Highlights, New Orleans, LA

I’m still finding powdered sugar! Yep, it was in my hair, on my jeans, and on my eyelashes! Those New Orleans folks know how to pour on the sugar — and, I’m talking about those beignets, beignets, and more beignets! If you’ve never had one, oh girl, they are the most delicious fried dough with mounds of powdered sugar dumped on top of them.

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Click here for the complete photo album on my Facebook page. Thank you to Dallas McGlinn for the beautiful photos!

I Wish We All Could Be California Girls – FGF Highlights, Yorba Linda, CA

Yes, I wish I could be one of those California girls we hung out with last weekend at Fresh Grounded Faith – Yorba Linda! What a great, fun, gracious, loving, warm, beautiful group of women who gathered at The Friends Church for a jam-packed weekend of wonderfulness!
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Special thank you to Cindy Gosting, Julia Humphrey, and Corrie Mattson for the beautiful photos!
Click here for the complete album on my Facebook page.

How Sweet It Is- Fresh Grounded Faith Highlights, Belleville, IL

I was just in one of the sweetest places on the planet!  And, I don’t say that just because of the 1000 women I met in Belleville, Illinois this past weekend.  I also say this because Belleville is where, in 1869, a certain candy was born.  Guess which one? Here is probably the only hint you need: President Ronald Reagan loved this itty-bitty burst of sweetness. Yep, you got it…Jelly Bellies! Jelly Belly jelly beans were invented in Belleville, Illinois by a young candy maker named Gustav Goelitz over one hundred years ago.

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Click here for the complete album on my Facebook page. Thank you to Clair Alynn and Mandi Gummels for the beautiful photos!

Beautiful God, Beautiful Women – FGF Highlights, Evansville, IN

“Perfectionism kills skill.” Those were the wise words of Ann Voskamp during Spill the Beans at Fresh Grounded Faith, Evansville this past weekend. What truth that woman spoke! She shared earlier that morning about how we as women can use measuring sticks as weapons that hurt ourselves and hurt each other. But, of course, because she is such a wordsmith, she said it a lot better than I just did!

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Click here for the complete photo album. Thank you, Jillian Taylor and Linda Scott, for the wonderful photos!

We Lifted Our Cups, God Filled Them Up – FGF Highlights, Springfield, MO

The last time I posted a pic of my BFF’s on my blog, we were in swimsuits on a boat in the middle of the lake. That move on my part almost made me lose a couple letters — you know, the B for best and F for forever were definitely in question! But, Joan and Paula are my BFF’s and they stick with me no matter what, which included pouring themselves plum out into Fresh Grounded Faith Springfield last weekend! And, don’t they look cute in that pic?


Gutsy Girls – FGF Highlights, Lincoln Park, NJ

This past weekend I was in the diner capital of the world. Do you know where that is?

Well, they’re famous for their tomatoes and they have more race horses than the state of Kentucky. Still don’t know where I was?

Okay, another hint or two… This state is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production – and my oatmeal thanks them very much! It’s the home of “Lucy The Elephant” and the Statue of Liberty has her feet planted in this state’s waters….

New Jersey!

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Click here for the complete photo album. Thank you, Walter Windish, for the wonderful photos!

Buckeyes and Blessings – FGF Highlights, Centerville, Ohio

“Careful, Jennifer… there’s a lady in front of you!”

That’s what Christie called out from right behind me as we climbed up the moving escalator. Christie said, “She’s blind and determined, so watch out!” as she scaled the stairs just a step behind me.

The lady just laughed a nervous laugh and probably went home and told her family, “You won’t believe what I saw on the escalator today in Atlanta… a crazy blind woman with a white cane running up the escalator while the sane, sighted people just stood there.”


Click here for the complete photo album. Thank you, Sue Suther, for the wonderful photos!

So… that’s what happened on the way to Fresh Grounded Faith – Centerville.

Back Where It All Began – FGF Highlights

What an incredible weekend!

I can’t imagine a better way to start our Fall Fresh Grounded Faith season than with what we experienced in Waco, Texas last weekend!
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Click here to see the complete photo album on my Facebook page. Thank you to Chelsea Pershall for all of the wonderful pictures!
Waco is near and dear to my heart because Fresh Grounded Faith began there nearly eight years ago!

The Sweetest Thing in Tennessee – FGF Highlights

Fresh Grounded Faith is a wrap!

We finished strong and sweet in Clinton, Tennessee this past weekend. And, what a way to finish for the spring!

Those East Tennessee women were the best! I used to think the tea was the sweetest thing in Tennessee until I met those women! We came to minister to them, but, I think they ministered to us even more!


To see the entire photo album, click here to be taken to my Facebook Page. Thank you to Elizabeth Davis for the wonderful photographs.