Virginia was able to attend a conference in Nashville this week with her TMU music ensemble, "3:16" led by Mr. Dennis Allen. Mr. Allen took them up to hear the speakers at this marvelous conference. They attended all kinds of "talks" and lectures, the theme of which was the eternal value of hymns and hymn writing. The highlight of her trip was getting to hear Joni Eareckson Tada speak and sing. We were able to watch a live-stream of one of Joni's presentations. She is amazing.
This is a picture Virginia took at the first of Joni's presentations.
Virginia was gone for 8 days. I was glad that she came home early yesterday. She bought some books and some really nice tea at a tea shop. They also were able to spend some time in a studio recording their group's music. She had a good time with that.
We all held down the fort here as best as could be.
The boys have worked hard this week--John Thomas has had a lot of hours at work and a lot of school work. He is enjoying Hebrew, but it is a long class that meets only once a week (I think languages are like math--they should ALL be 5 days a week). He was saying the other day he wished it met more times each week. His professor is really a great teacher and scholar. James Martin continues working hard at the donut shop. His schedule is a wonderful schedule, and the owners gave him another hour each day. He appreciated that. They have been really good to him, but I think it is safe to say, it is a two-way street.
Hubby is doing well. He has been enjoying having his quiet time out on the front porch--the mornings have been cool and pleasant.
Hope your week has gone well for you . . .
Time to start getting ready for Church--it's so good to all be together.