I took a few pictures during the dinner break, but forgot to take a group picture at the end. Dang!
The seminar went very well. It still needs a little tweeking and to be shortened just a bit in one or two places. Other than that, I’m happy with it.
Regarding discipleship, the 80/20 rule applies. It’s 20% knowledge and 80% hard work and self-discipline.
I would like to do a seminar on “Experiencing God” too.
I’ve been thinking a lot about discipleship lately. The mission of the church is to make disciples. There is no Plan B. That is the single goal of the church.
I’m thinking my way through some things about discipleship and methods of ministry, (I believe it’s the Lord prompting me), and it’s really shaking me up. If I follow this logic to its inth degree it could represent a radical shakeup.
On a personal note….
I’ve got my garden planted. It was a lot of work but I’m really enjoying it. I have planted potatoes, purple hull peas, dragons tongue beans, tomatoes, squash, and banana peppers.
I also planted a large bed of sunflowers and zinnia in the garden to attract bees (for pollination).
In the next few days I intend also plant radishes, bell peppers, and Italian peas (something Renae got from a neighbor).
The fence I put up around the garden seems to be keeping the deer out for now. It’s probably a matter of time before they jump the fence. Think I’ll put up some pie pans soon.
My biggest issue right now is getting a water line to the garden. I need 450 feet of PVC pipe and a ditch-witch (trenching machine) to make it happen. That is my main goal this week. Otherwise I will be having to haul 5 gallon buckets of water back and forth. Not cool.
I have two fig trees and two pear trees planted. They are in full bloom.
I still have 20 blueberry bushes (in containers) that I need to plant, but I’m not putting them in the ground until I have irrigation.
I also have nine grape vines to plant… but I can’t make a decision where.