I don’t know if it was the fresh air, the fresh produce, or the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit, but these California girls were full of refreshing life and energy! They were so enthusiastic about coming together with their sisters in Christ, and it was inspiring to be with them!
Thank you to Kim Hoff and Theresa Jebian 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.
We were all super grateful for their vibrant spirits because it gave us—the other speakers and myself—the energy we needed to minister that weekend, especially with the coast-to-coast time difference combined with some of the worst travel delays and reroutes ever!
Get ready, sister! We’re going to St. Louis, Missouri, for a Fresh Grounded Faith conference. But don’t worry—there’s no need to pack your bags! Since we’re going on the podcast, that means St. Louis is coming to you!
Today I’m joined by former Facts of Life actress, Lisa Whelchel, plus former lead singer of Newsong, Michael O’Brien, and we’re answering all kinds of questions from the audience. We like to call this part of the conference “Spill the Beans,” and it’s one of my favorites because we share lots of laughter while also getting real about our faith.
When Meredith Andrews stepped on stage on Friday night of Fresh Grounded Faith Little Rock, she was in a tizzy of technical trouble! Her ear monitor wasn’t connected, and as she fiddled with it, she commented that there was a lady backstage who gave her the silent treatment when she asked for help. She wouldn’t help Meredith at all!
Let me tell you about my new friend, Maggie, who I met at Fresh Grounded Faith Shreveport. After I called her on stage, Maggie bounded up those stairs like a teenager and stood right beside me with a microphone as the audience cheered.
I talked about how I memorize Scripture and the messages I speak from stage. And, believe me, whether you’re blind like I am or you have perfect 20/20 vision, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that can help you too as you memorize, well … anything!
As Fresh Grounded Faith Austin came to an end on Saturday, the room was filled with beautiful voices singing the hymn “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” by Doris Mae Akers. It was the perfect summary of our time together—so much so that you would’ve thought we planned this. But, we didn’t plan it at all! In fact, here’s the reason we ended with that song…