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.

You Build More Than You See – FGF Highlights, Gainesville, FL

Sara stood on stage and told the crowd of women in Gainesville what happened over 30 years ago. She described how she was a young atheist who attended a Christian college. She explained how a young man, who was a few years older than she was, told her about Christ. She even recounted how vivid her memory was of the very place where one of their conversations took place—it was a place she remembered because it was a conversation she would never forget.

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

Strength Will Rise – FGF Highlights, Springfield, MO

When you feel the heaviness of 2020 weighing you down, look up sisters … strength is on the rise!

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

That’s the take-away truth we celebrated last weekend in Springfield, Missouri, at Fresh Grounded Faith. We gathered for two back-to-back identical events to learn from Isaiah 40 what it means to be strong.

Something to Celebrate – FGF Highlights, Bossier City, LA

Friday, November 22, was a historic day for several reasons. John F. Kennedy died that day in 1963. C.S. Lewis also died that day in 1963. And, in 1963, on that same day, my husband, Phil Rothschild, was born!

Thank you to Ashley Concilio 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.

So, we celebrated his birthday in Bossier City along with 800 of our newest friends at Fresh Grounded Faith. The whole weekend was a celebration of God’s faithfulness.