God Met Us “Little People” – FGF Highlights, Oswego, IL

I have never heard anyone pray what Tonda, our prayer team leader, did during the volunteer meet and greet. As we prayed together just before the conference, she thanked God for loving us, His “little people.”

There was so much wisdom in her reference to us as “little people,” and I loved it!

FGF Oswego

Thank you to Carol Frenzel 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.

It made me think of Psalm 8:4, which says:

Despair is Going Down and Hope Is on the Rise – FGF Highlights, Chino, CA

Just before the Fresh Grounded Faith Chino conference began, we had a time of prayer with our wonderful team of volunteers. Our prayer team leader, Pastor Jane—a beautiful black woman from Kenya—prayed the heavens down.

FGF Chino CA

Thank you to Elise Rall 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.

Pastor Jane said, “Before I pray, I always go to the Scriptures first.” The Lord led her to Genesis 8:5 where it speaks of Noah and the flood:

We Didn’t Just Call the Hogs – FGF Highlights, Conway, AR

Well, how else could Fresh Grounded Faith Conway, Arkansas begin? Of course, Phil and I had to learn how to call the hogs!

FGF Conway Highlights

Thank you to Sarai Beth Fureigh 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.

During the meet and greet with conference volunteers, Dawn Moore, our amazing Local Conference Coordinator, taught us how to be a true Arkansas Razorback as we learned the famous cheer. But before that—as I walked into Antioch Baptist Church—I could hear the 115 volunteers singing… “Come Holy Spirit. Come Heavenly Dove. Stay right here with us, filling us with Your love.”

I Love You to the MoonPie and Back – FGF Highlights, Chattanooga, TN

I loved everything about being in Chattanooga! But, I must say, I forgot how much I loved MoonPies until I visited the MoonPie’s hometown this past weekend! Those yummy treats have been baked in Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Bakery since 1917.

Thank you to Liz Power for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.

And wow, were they good! Those sweet Chattanooga sisters gave me a gift basket with some of those marshmallowy treats, and then after dinner on Friday night, they even served us MoonPies for dessert! It was so fun!

It’s fitting that MoonPies are from Chattanooga because I just love all those women to the moon—or shall I say ‘to the MoonPie’—and back!

It Started with a Cross-Eyed Catfish – FGF Highlights, Grenada, MS

Road trip! Phil and I drove to Fresh Grounded Faith Grenada, and on the way, we stopped in Hardy, Arkansas for dinner.

Thank you to Kristi Bell for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.

The place was called the CrossEyed Catfish Café, and girl, those hush puppies and that catfish were as good as my granddaddy’s! And that is the highest compliment! The down-home food set us up perfectly for the family reunion we were about to have with these Mississippi sisters we hadn’t yet met.