As I sat on the front row waiting for Fresh Grounded Faith to begin, two ladies came up to Phil and me and handed Phil an envelope. They explained that in it was a piece of their church—a literal fragment from their building. Hurricane Delta had destroyed their church building and they wanted us to have a piece of it as a reminder to pray for their rebuild.
Thank you to Jennifer Canter for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.
I was honored to take that broken piece. As I held it, I thought of how Delta may have destroyed church buildings, but it did not destroy the Church! The Church is alive and well in Lake Charles, Louisiana!
Back in college, I was on a worship team with my friend, Paul. He played the guitar, and I played piano. Every week, our small four-member team practiced so we’d be ready for the Thursday night Bible study in the student center.
Girl, I’ve got Georgia on my mind! It was wonderful being back in Augusta last weekend for another Fresh Grounded Faith event. I’m telling you, these southern sisters were on fire for the second year in a row!
According to author Bill George, “True North is the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. It represents who you are as a human being at your deepest level.” We found True North in Fargo because we found Jesus there.
Thank you to Jana Banico and LuAnn McDonald 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.
His joy was obvious in every woman who attended. His servant’s heart showed up in each one of the 144 volunteers. His compassion was evident in Local Conference Coordinators, Judy Siegle and Kathy Spriggs, as they worked tirelessly for months leading up the FGF weekend.
Do you feel like everything in your life has to be perfect for you to be loved and accepted?
According to the General Social Survey, which has tracked Americans’ moods since 1972, women are becoming less and less happy. While there are many variables, one big reason is our self-imposed drive to be perfect.