Rich Generosity in Hattiesburg – FGF Highlights, Hattiesburg, MS

Fresh Grounded Faith Hattiesburg is a wrap, and what a weekend it was! I am paraphrasing what Paul said about the Macedonian Christians in 2 Corinthians 8:1-2 to describe the women in Hattiesburg:

FGF Hattiesburg

Thank you to Dax Smith and Jill Hodges 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.

“Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in His kindness has done through the churches in Hattiesburg … they are filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.” (My paraphrase of NLT)

Spill the Beans LIVE with Kelly Minter and Meredith Andrews at Fresh Grounded Faith Little Rock, AR [Episode 214]

Spill Beans Fresh Grounded Faith Little Rock Arkansas Kelly Minter Meredith Andrews

We’re spilling some beans on the podcast today, and we’re doing it from Little Rock, Arkansas, where we recently had a Fresh Grounded Faith conference.

Author and Bible teacher, Kelly Minter, and award-winning recording artist, Meredith Andrews, joined me at the event. And during our Q&A, they gave such insightful and compassionate answers to some really great questions from the audience.

You’ll hear my answer when I was asked if I could see when I dream. Kelly and Meredith addressed two hard questions about how to deal with silence from God and how to know your purpose in life. And Kelly talked about fitting in as a single woman in the church.

She Stayed and Prayed – FGF Highlights, Topeka, KS

Fellowship Bible Church was buzzing with joy when I arrived for Fresh Grounded Faith Topeka on Friday night. I met lots of eager and encouraging women, but I gotta say, one woman stood out to me right away…

Thank you to Emma Wittmer 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.

Her name was Liesa, and she told me she had been praying and was planning to stay in that church all night on Friday to keep praying. So, when Terrie Bitter, our National Conference Director, arrived at the church early on Saturday morning, she ran into a very tired Liesa.

An Unexpected Silent Treatment – FGF Highlights, Little Rock, AR

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!

FGF Little Rock Arkansas

Thank you to Jenny Evans 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.

Well, I must admit, I was confused and so was the audience. We didn’t know what she was talking about until Saturday morning.

All Because of Jesus – FGF Highlights, Shreveport, LA

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.

FGF Shreveport

Thank you to Christina Summers 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.

“Maggie?” I asked in front of the hundreds of women who filled Cypress Baptist Church, “How old are you?”

She turned and looked straight into the eyes of those eager women and said, “94!” And then she hooped and hollered, and so did everyone else.

I asked her how she did it. I wanted to know to what does she attribute her joy and vigor at the age of 94. And as you can imagine, every woman was listening intently.

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.