The busy days of Lent have given way to Easter season in Augusta, and that is a GREAT thing! The last few weeks have included our huge spring Children's Consignment Sale, serving on the North Georgia Conference of the UMC Board of Ordained Ministry, and then the active days of Holy Week and celebration of Easter.
At home my hobbies have cranked up as we hit the active late winter/ early spring season of starting heirloom garden seeds, hatching out quail and chicken eggs in the incubator, adding a few rabbits to the backyard menagerie, and all the prep work needed for the garden beds and the coops & hutches.
Of course, in Augusta, Georgia, the first full week of April is Masters Week and Spring Break! Everything turns to golf as the world rolls into the Augusta area. The history, traditions, expectation, and focus of the town & world create a powerful environment here. While the media and CBS broadcast will do a great job of showing a lot of aspects of the Masters it is the sort of spectacle that you must experience for yourself to really appreciate. For Augusta locals we enjoy hosting the world, and love the stories from this year that will add to the tradition. See Masters to get a flavor of this championship tournament. But know that the excitement and azaleas are even more awesome in person!