Last week I had the privilege of speaking for the annual summer Christian Training Series at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. Although I spoke for a ladies day in Henderson a couple of years ago, this was really my first visit to campus. I must say, I fell in love with this Christian school almost immediately. During one of our session breaks, I walked around the quaint neighborhood that surrounds FHU.
This beautiful home belonged to a former president of the school, A.G. Freed, one of the men for whom the university is named. The Freed House is currently a funeral home, and the home and grounds are immaculately maintained.
The N.B. Hardeman House is the former home place of the other man for whom Freed-Hardeman is named. I enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Hardeman house during my visit. After getting a tour of the home, I am even more eager to return to Henderson for one of the FHU Associates' biggest events of the year: the annual Victorian Tea Party, held the first weekend of May.
A highlight of my week at Freed was spending time with people who bring such joy to the Christian journey. Top right, my roommate for the week was a lifelong friend I just met. I was moved into Tiffiny's campus apartment when the fire alarm went off in my original dorm. Several times since we have talked about what a blessing that fire alarm was because it allowed us to get to know each other. And bottom left, I eagerly anticipated spending time with friends I have gotten to know through blogging: Becky of Slipping Through My Fingers (left) and Kristen of Pretty Sweet (right). Becky and Kristen both shared lots of inspiring ideas during CTS that I can't wait to put into practice. They are such sweet girls, and we thought of so many more things we wanted to do together that I guess I will just have to go back for another visit.
Too soon my Tennessee walk ended, but I left CTS with renewed joy for my Christian walk. And a lot of happy memories to last the whole year through.