In most cities, fluoride flows through the city water system. But, in Las Cruces, I think the water is caffeinated!! These Fresh Grounded women were on fire! They came from Texas, Arizona and all over New Mexico — different ages, different races, different denominations… but one thing in common… these women were full of the love of God!
Sparks were already flying when Liz Curtis Higgs and I arrived at the church. We were greeted by cheers, hoots and hollers from over 170 volunteers who were gathered just outside the sanctuary.
Today I am thanking the Lord for a great Fresh Grounded Faith weekend in Temple, TX. When they say everything is bigger in Texas, they are right! Big love from sweet women who serve a big God, and they made us all feel so welcome!
I was excited to spend some time with my dear friend, Karen True, who helped me write my first Bible study, “Walking By Faith.” It was a weekend full of laughter and encouragement and praise to the One Who loves us with an everlasting love. Incredible.
I was just in one of the sweetest places on the planet! And, I don’t say that just because of the 1000 women I met in Belleville, Illinois this past weekend. I also say this because Belleville is where, in 1869, a certain candy was born. Guess which one? Here is probably the only hint you need: President Ronald Reagan loved this itty-bitty burst of sweetness. Yep, you got it…Jelly Bellies! Jelly Belly jelly beans were invented in Belleville, Illinois by a young candy maker named Gustav Goelitz over one hundred years ago.