Friday, March 9, 2018

Why War?

Why War? Is it too crowded here? Do people not have enough space? 
Is it because everyone wants what someone else has? 
These 2 sites offer some explanation. 

My theory is that if we all asked Jesus to meet our every need that the people who exist now and in the future would not have acts of war.

"Being born again by the Spirit is an unmistakable work of God, as mysterious as the wind, and as surprising as God himself. Being born again from above is an enduring, perpetual, and eternal beginning. It provides a freshness all the time in thinking, talking, and living--a continual surprise of the life of God. Being born of the Spirit gives us new vision and keeps us absolutely fresh for everything through the never-ending supply of the life of God." 


Tuesday, February 27, 2018


GATOP Gardens - Knoxville, TN

I love this story! The current owners of the above property shared their story of why they purchased it in this Live Green Tennessee documentary. There is also a public tour of the grounds offered in Spring 2018. 

GATOP stands for: God's Answer To Our Prayers


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Peaceful Times

Dinner time for the Deer at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, Nashville, TN
Photo by Laura Moody

Peace is so necessary in these challenging times. Rest assured that the Lord of the Universe is in control! 

Philippians 4:4-9 New International Version (NIV)
Final Exhortations
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Art of Waiting

I am not always good at waiting. I work hard at filling the minutes of my day by being constructive in a positive manner but lately I find I have more available time to fill while waiting for my dreams and goals to come to fruition! 

So I did some research on waiting today. Two links are below with valuable data to consider as one learns to wait. 

I'll resolve to push forward, training myself to wait with contentment! 
Moments are so precious.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's Day is forthcoming! 
There is no time like the present however to treat others to a cup of kindness
Wishing you much peace and joy in 2018!


Friday, February 2, 2018

The Perennial Plant Society of Middle TN - Annual Plant Sale

Nashville’s best plant sale will be even bigger and better in 2018!!!

The PPS Plant Sale Committee has expanded our plant orders this year so that you will have a wider selection of perennials, shrubs, annuals, and vines than ever before.  Plus, we’ve increased the number of plants on offer. The sale will feature new, hard-to-find varieties and tried-and-tested favorites. 

All plants are grown in Tennessee to ensure success in your garden!

No sure what to buy? Expert plant guides will be on hand to help you locate the perfect plant for your garden. Plant signs show you the plant in bloom and offer advice on growing conditions. Plants are divided by sun and shade to help you pinpoint the best fit for your yard.

The sale will again take place in the Sports Arena building of The Fairgrounds Nashville.  

The sale begins at 9:00 a.m. and is Free to everyone.  Arrive before 8:30 a.m. for the best selection and a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for the sale. Metro charges $5 for parking. 

Please be prepared to leave pets at home and carts and strollers at the door.

All profits from the sale are used to fund educational scholarships, community grants, and horticultural programs at monthly PPS meetings. These meetings are free and open to the public, so please join us any time of the year at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, located west of downtown Nashville.

Admission is FREE.  :)


Friday, January 19, 2018

Documentary Biography of Iris Apfel

Every now and then I receive a pleasant surprise when channel surfing on the TV. 
This year I caught an airing of a magnificent documentary on the designer Iris Apfel

I had no idea who she was before I saw the footage and I wish I had the chance to meet her in person! A kindrid spirit who enjoys creating wearable art each day - she pairs her wardrobe choice with a unique and vibrant collection of jewelry about her neck and wrists. She has purchased clothes and accessories from around the globe and has a fantastic outlook on the way the world and its people function regularly. The style of glasses she wears are her signature feature.

Click the word "documentary" just above to see an excerpt from the film. Enjoy!