Great Love From the Great State – FGF Highlights, Temple, TX

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.

How Sweet It Is- Fresh Grounded Faith Highlights, Belleville, IL

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.

PicMonkey Collage

Click here for the complete album on my Facebook page. Thank you to Clair Alynn and Mandi Gummels for the beautiful photos!

She Still Speaks

Oh, oh, oh have I got a treat for you?! Liz is in the house…or on the blog!

Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the funniest and wisest women I know and I am so happy to share her words with you today.

She gets us girls. She knows what it’s like to want to live well and wise and her insights have helped me do just that so I know she will help you too.


After you enjoy this blog, you’ll want to get even more Liz in her new book “It’s Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba.” In fact, let me just give you one, okay? In the comments following the blog, tell me why you want to win the book and my peeps will randomly choose the book winner!