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“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse I’m in Maine this week. When you enter the state of Maine the sign says, WELCOME TO MAINE The Way Life Should Be I believe the intention of the tag line refers to the pace...

When they saw the COURAGE of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 I spend a lot of time encouraging others to BE BRAVE, so every...

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” - C.S. Lewis I am so thankful for the wise women God has put in my life. There have been multiple times in my journey of being a...

The group was ready for an ADVENTURE! They had their life jackets on, helmets tightened, and oars in hand! The only thing left to do was to meet their river guide. The river guides were mostly muscular, bearded men with olive colored skin and cheap sunglasses....

On Sunday, my daughter and I went shopping for her senior prom dress. I was probably more excited about it than she was. It’s so silly, but I guess it’s just one of those moments you dream about when you hold your little baby girl....

Adventure is out there – somewhere. But first, I have to cook dinner and finish the laundry! Sometimes, I think we make it all harder than it needs to be (preaching to myself). God calls us to a life of adventure the moment we surrender...

“Dance through the Journey” is a recurring theme in the teachable moments God has sent Carissa over these past years. Carissa shares three options from her latest life challenge and how the journey, rather than the destination, opens our eyes to amazing moments and people. "The word 'Adventure'...

  “I feel STUCK” Those were the words I said to God one morning while there was still sleep in my eyes. I was lying in bed, the day had not even started yet and I felt defeated. For a prolonged period of time I had been...

Happy New Year beautiful ones! We hope you had a restful holiday season - not always a given! 2016 has started with a BANG for us here at FTGI. We are excited to announce that we have signed the lease on our new space!! We can't wait...

  12 years ago, I woke up a wife and went to bed a widow. Sudden single mom to 2 little girls. From Navy wife to nobody’s wife. The calm happy sailing seas of my life had become turbulent waves of grief that crashed over me...