Above and Beyond – FGF Highlights, Shelbyville, KY

The weekend started with high drama before any of us stepped on the stage at Shelby Christian Church. As final preparations were being made for the Fresh Grounded Faith conference, our Local Conference Coordinator, Evann Roberts, got an 8 mm kidney stone and had to have surgery!

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

So on Thursday, which was set up day for the conference, Evann went in for the procedure. She was released from the hospital around 11:00 a.m., but that woman is amazing! She and her mom, Kim—the pastor’s wife—picked up lunch for all of the volunteers and stayed at the church the rest of the day until our FGF National Conference Director, Terrie Bitter, left that evening.

The Church in the Middle of a Cornfield – FGF Highlights, Georgetown, DE

The church in the middle of the cornfield. That’s how Kaye Bennett, Fresh Grounded Faith Georgetown’s Local Conference Coordinator, described her church when we first scheduled FGF. But, now that I’m home from such an amazing weekend, I call it “the church in the middle of God’s will.”

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

The conference sold out, and that was during the coronavirus! We gathered socially distanced but totally connected in spirit. We worshipped together both on-site and online as Michael O’Brien lead us. Oh, girl, when he busted out his 70’s medley, even the young women in that place sang out with vintage Andraé Crouch tunes!

They Stepped Up and Stepped Out – FGF Highlights, West Monroe, LA

Our second spring conference, Fresh Grounded Faith West Monroe, is a wrap. What a weekend it was! The Lord drew many women to the altar to meet with Him as He ministered to their needs. It was so beautiful to see His hand at work!

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Thank you to Misti Stone 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 were over 100 volunteers who helped make this thing happen. Greeters, hospitality, special needs, book table volunteers … there were all sorts of women doing all sorts of jobs.

My Cup Runneth Over – FGF Highlights, St. Louis, MO

Fresh Grounded Faith St. Louis opened with the women in the worship center counting down … 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … followed by loud cheers! They were so excited that the Lord had brought Fresh Grounded Faith to their city. We were excited too!

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Thank you to Ginger Kleinschnittger 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 were hundreds of reasons why we were full of anticipation—namely the hundreds of amazing women who attended!

Toothless in Seattle – FGF Highlights, Port Orchard, WA

Have you ever been to Seattle? Girl, it’s stunning!! We had perfect weather, ate fish and chips on the pier, visited Starbucks’ headquarters, went to Pike Place Market, rode the ferry, and … went to the dentist.

Dentist? Yes.

Thank you to Taylor Tsvyetkov for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

Phil and I sat outside Pike Place Market, sipping Starbucks and nibbling on a cinnamon roll. Until one fatal bite changed everything.

Buckeyes and Blessings – FGF Highlights, Columbus, OH

If you’ve ever been to Columbus, Ohio, then you know how much the ladies there love their state university. When you shout “O-H!”—they come back with a loud “I-O”! But that’s not all these sweet women are excited about. During last weekend’s Fresh Grounded Faith in Columbus, I experienced the even greater passion they have for the Lord.

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Thank you to Jennifer Marshbank for the beautiful photos! To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined in the photo booth fun, you can access your photos here.

All of the women were so cute and sweet, to say the least.