Can I Have a Flourishing Soul? With Dominic Done [Episode 217]

Flourishing Soul Dominic Done

According to recent polls, 65% of Americans feel like the last few years has spun them into an identity crisis, 68% feel defeated, 61% feel alone, and 48% feel hopeless. How can our souls flourish in the midst of those statistics?

Well, today on the 4:13 Podcast, author, speaker, pastor, and theologian, Dominic Done, will reveal seven gifts God has provided for the health of your soul. He’ll cast a much-needed vision of hope, showing us who God says we already are, no matter how we may feel.

Living With Fresh Grounded Faith – FGF Highlights, Melbourne, FL

It was such a great weekend at Fresh Grounded Faith Melbourne. For this Florida girl, it was especially fun being with all my Florida friends. Even my high school English teacher was there! And since we were in Phil’s hometown, it was a treat to see a lot of his high school friends too.

FGF Melbourne Florida Kelly Minter Michael O'Brien

Thank you to Sarah Sullivan for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined the photo booth fun, you can view your photos here.

There are so many things I could say about this weekend, but two attendees said it best in a Facebook post that was shared with my team.

Can I Experience the Nearness of God? With Matthew West [Episode 216]

Experience Nearness God Matthew West

Have you ever felt alone after losing a job, a dream, a loved one, or even just your sense of purpose? When we face uncertainty and our sense of security is turned upside down, it’s natural to ask, “God, where are You?”

But today, you’ll be reminded that wherever you are and whatever you’re going through, God is right by your side and nothing can separate you from His love.

Singer-songwriter Matthew West joins me on the podcast, and he’ll assure you that God stays with us through each and every season of our lives. He hears our cries when we feel discouraged, isolated, and completely lost.

Glory Came Down in College Station – FGF Highlights, College Station, TX

The Spirit of God was all over the women who gathered at Fresh Grounded Faith College Station. I sensed it when I first arrived for the volunteer meet and greet.

Fresh Grounded Faith College Station

Thank you to Lina Rice for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined the photo booth fun, you can view your photos here.

After giving them a proper Texas “howdy,” I felt enveloped in love by those Texas women. Each of the 100 volunteers stepped up and showed off the goodness of God as they served with such joy.

Can I Find Joy When the Life I Have Isn’t the One I Wanted? With Elizabeth Woodson [Episode 215]

Joy Life Not Wanted Elizabeth Woodson

We all live with some sort of longing—a gap between the life we want and the life we actually have. As we navigate this gap, we try to hang on to the hope that God will change our circumstances or fulfill our desires.

For some, those prayers are answered. Yet for others, the longing persists, making us weary at best and debilitated at worst. So, how do you find joy in this life when it isn’t the life you hoped for?

Rich Generosity in Hattiesburg – FGF Highlights, Hattiesburg, MS

Fresh Grounded Faith Hattiesburg is a wrap, and what a weekend it was! I am paraphrasing what Paul said about the Macedonian Christians in 2 Corinthians 8:1-2 to describe the women in Hattiesburg:

FGF Hattiesburg

Thank you to Dax Smith and Jill Hodges for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined the photo booth fun, you can view your photos here.

“Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in His kindness has done through the churches in Hattiesburg … they are filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.” (My paraphrase of NLT)