I Wish They All Could Be California Girls – FGF Highlights, Fresno, CA

I don’t know if it was the fresh air, the fresh produce, or the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit, but these California girls were full of refreshing life and energy! They were so enthusiastic about coming together with their sisters in Christ, and it was inspiring to be with them!

FGF Fresno California

Thank you to Kim Hoff and Theresa Jebian 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.

We were all super grateful for their vibrant spirits because it gave us—the other speakers and myself—the energy we needed to minister that weekend, especially with the coast-to-coast time difference combined with some of the worst travel delays and reroutes ever!

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.

Can I Own My Everyday Influence? With Bobi Ann Allen [Episode 187]

Own Everyday Influence Bobi Ann Allen

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others but feel inadequate to the task? Or perhaps you believe the influence you could have is stifled by your everyday responsibilities. Well, believe it or not, you have incredible influence, and today you’ll learn how that’s true.

Author Bobi Ann Allen joins me on the 4:13 Podcast and shares that when you view your life through the lens of leadership, it turns the mundane into meaningful and the small into significant. She’ll help you see that you do have influence, and that influence is tied to your identity in Christ.

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.

There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit – FGF Highlights, Austin, TX

As Fresh Grounded Faith Austin came to an end on Saturday, the room was filled with beautiful voices singing the hymn “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” by Doris Mae Akers. It was the perfect summary of our time together—so much so that you would’ve thought we planned this. But, we didn’t plan it at all! In fact, here’s the reason we ended with that song…

FGF Austin

Thank you to Dave Norris 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.

No Plan B With God – FGF Highlights, Beaumont, TX

I’ve always believed that God only operates with Plan A. He knows all things and there are no surprises to Him, so that means there is no Plan B with God.

FGF Beaumont Texas

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

Even when our plans get twisted, God is still doing His thing. Even when it seems like everything is falling apart, God is still in control. And even when we don’t know what’s next, we know God is making our path straight as we trust in Him (Proverbs 3:5-6).

So, when we have to make changes and come up with what we call a “Plan B,” it’s still God’s Plan A! And that’s exactly what Fresh Grounded Faith Beaumont was—God’s Plan A! In fact, I would call it God’s Plan A+!