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:

Can I Accept That God Loves This Hot Mess? With Jo Dee Messina [Part 2] [Episode 160]

Accept God Loves Hot Mess Jo Dee Messina

We’re picking up where we left off last week with Jo Dee Messina. It was the first part of a two-part conversation that continues right now!

If you missed it, don’t worry! You can go back and listen to it here.

Last week, I talked to Jo Dee about her life’s journey through country music and coming to faith in Christ. Now, we’re talking about songs and song writing.

Can I Accept That God Loves This Hot Mess? With Jo Dee Messina [Part 1] [Episode 159]

Accept God Loves Hot Mess Jo Dee Messina

Singer-songwriter Jo Dee Messina took country music by storm with her breakout hit, “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” and today, she’ll take you backstage—into her heart.

This conversation was so rich and deep that I broke it in half so you can take it all in.

In this first episode, Jo Dee shares her story of growing up as a latchkey kid in Boston, getting into country music, grappling with the longing for more, and finding that longing met in Christ.

Can I See Beauty in the Brokenness of Mental Illness? With Sarah Clarkson [Episode 158]

See Beauty Brokenness Mental Illness Sarah Clarkson

GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book This Beautiful Truth by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!

We live in a broken world, don’t we? Amid the daily realities of sickness and isolation, disappointment and pain, it can be really hard to grasp the true goodness of God.

But this is where God breaks into our pain in a tangible way, teaching us to trust His kindness and hope for His healing.