Updates

February_calendarFebruary has been a crazy, busy month for me. The first weekend, I volunteered to help the Tennessee Tech Equestrian Team, who was hosting a Western Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (ISHA) show. I had a blast, but it did eat up the whole weekend, so it was another week before I had a day off.
The second weekend in February, I took my Novice vows for the Third Order of St. Francis at the bi-monthly meeting of the local Tennessee Fellowship. It was a wonderful day, but it did involve a nearly four hour drive to Franklin, Tennessee.
Last weekend, I worked at the Southern Equine Expo (a subject for many more posts!), which again was a wonderful time and utterly exhausting. We had record attendance. For one lecture, we had people sitting on the floor! Continue reading

Dancing with the Gospel of Luke

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Last week’s Sunday Gospel reading was Luke 6:17-26. I’ve heard it many times over my forty plus years of church attendance. If you aren’t familiar with the Episcopal church, we follow a lectionary that takes us through all the Gospels every three years. That means I’ve heard that Gospel reading at least 15 times.
At my new church, we have an interim priest. I’m really enjoying his sermons. While he shares a message of Grace and Joy, he doesn’t let us off the hook either. He calls us to live according to the Gospels. A tall order. Continue reading

Master Gardeners Program

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Three weeks ago, I started my Master Gardeners class. So far, I’ve learned about the history of the program, soils, and pruning. I have another nine classes to go and 40 hours of service to complete before getting certified as a Master Gardener.
I had a friend a few years ago who took the course in another county and loved it. When we moved to our farm, I really wanted to start growing out own food, so I took a few free classes with the Rutherford County Master Gardeners at the local library. Continue reading

Getting Things Done – Part III

MinimalistDeskIn the first installment, I talked to you about my vision statement and how that translates to my planner and task lists. In the second installment, I talked to you about what I do to maintain my energy and focus. In this final installment, I’m going to share with you a book that changed my life, a philosophy that changed how I work, and a way of life that changed everything. Continue reading