Monday, July 25, 2005


You know, peeps, a while ago I asked if anyone had any bizarre, quirky things he/she did. Only the lovely Mrs. Hemmer responded. Anyone else?

Wishes: >please let me not be the only strange one ... PLEASE let me not be the only strange one ... <

Jesus, let me not so quickly forget Your blessings. Love You.

Friday, July 22, 2005


... I pierced my ears. I am nearly 24 years old, and I haven't sat in that piercing stool for almost a decade, but instead of crying and wimping out (as I did at 14), I just ALMOST cried but DIDN'T wimp out, and now I have one lovely hole in each lobe. Thank you, thank you. >Curtsies<

"But jackie lea!" you may say, "how on earth did you have such COURAGE to face the gun, especially after LOOKING at the spear-shaped pointy ends of the studs?"

Well, well, dear friends. Ms. Erica Murriel Davis was at my side, and she held my hand. Thank you, dear eir, so trusty, so true!

So, please, mark today, July 22nd, as MONUMENTAL: jackie lea finally let the needle through the lobe. No tears were shed (but close!), and I did not hyperventilate (although I got lightheaded and was breathing VERY deeply). :-)

Sunday, July 17, 2005

A bit stressed

AUUUUUUUUUUUGH!!! Posted by Picasa

Hi friends! Sooooo much going on.

We're getting our house, for those of you who haven't heard. So, trying to figure out all the details of that. Went to/worked Sonshine and got about 700 names (compared to about 40-50 from last summer), so you could say it was a worthwhile weekend.

HOT. It was ragingly hot. Sweltering, one might say. And then Matt from Relient K was there, so that made it even hotter. hee hee. Oh Matt ... and Tyler Burkum ... and Phil Joel ... you cutesy cute guitarists.

Got to see Dro, Kallie, Sara, Gimp, Chris, Bunts, Brittany, Vink, Al-Gal, Vinny, and many more. I wish I could spent MORE time with you, peeps. Dro, girl, you are so terrif. Love all the Hawk Nelson motions!

I got some groceries tonight, mostly junkfood. I need to clean my room, correct my financial situation, write letters and emails, cool down, read. Tomorrow I go to work (I PRAISE YOU, JESUS, FOR GIVING ME A JOB THAT I DON'T NEED TO DREAD!), and we're having a brainstorming session for the first two days of this week; then Wed, we're having a picnic over at Bethel U with them. Awww, how sweet. I have SO MUCH to get done, but methinks I won't really get down to it til Thurs. I will survive. I think.

Ok, that was probably super boring, huh? I love you guys, and I MISS you! Hey eir, maybe we'll talk more when you're back in Chicago, lovey. ;-) Let's get together soonish, dearheart. Oh yes, Wednesday. I'll email you back or call ya, honeybun.


Sunday, July 10, 2005

I think I'm going to go to bed early ...

It's kind of exciting actually. I don't think I'll be able to fall asleep right away. Lately, I've been going to bed moreso around 1 am, but I might actually close my eyes before midnight! Wow.

I'm nervous for this work week. Why??? I know I've got a TON to do tomorrow; I think my problem is that last week, being sick, I wasn't very motivated. I hate feeling that way. Jesus, make me productive and lively this week!

And Thurs-Fri-Sat ... Sonshine with my roomies!

I wonder if Dro will introduce me to her husband Matt Thiessen ...

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Lord Jesus ...

Please put us with the EXACT RIGHT ROOMIES for next year! Please bring the right girl(s) to us! Your will be done, Father. Make it clear, please! :-)

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Here are pictures of the HOOOOOOUSE!!!! Who wants to live with us????

Yes, remember there are SEVEN BEDROOMS!!!

Downstairs living room ... that door goes into downstairs bedroom #1 Posted by Picasa

Upstairs bedroom #2 Posted by Picasa

Upstairs living room from yet another angle ... you can see the bar/countertop on the left Posted by Picasa

Upstairs living room from another angle Posted by Picasa

1000 square foot upstairs living room ... yes, it looks like a lodge Posted by Picasa

Cuuuute kitchen Posted by Picasa

Upstairs bedroom #3 Posted by Picasa

Downstairs bedroom #3 Posted by Picasa

Downstairs living room Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


I'm hoping to post pictures of this place tomorrow ...

But for now, let me just say that we need 2-3 Christian girls to rent this house on Cty Rd E with us. It is AMAZING and HUGE. You would just FREAK OUT if you saw this livingroom. It looks like a LODGE. If you need a place or KNOW someone who does, let me know how to contact you!



Get the cadenza off my screen!!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2005

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Sunday, May 15, 2005

at eir's request ...

here is the link to the Narnia teaser trailer: click here.


Friday, May 13, 2005

All you gotta do ...

is ask for a free frosty at Wendy's this weekend, and they will GIVE IT TO YOU. So terrific. Why can't every fastfood joint be so wonderous?

I don't CARE about some greedy woman dropping a fingertip in her chili and lying ... I love that place. What a beautiful place Wendy's is, and their 99-cent menu? Two words: "Yeah buddy."

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

tuesday eve

The Chronicles of Narnia teaser-trailer will be on the website tomorrow! Yay!!

In short time, friends, some of us will be on that Spirit-graced plot of northern land where Long Lake waits for the return of its heroes.

Thank You, Jesus, for a lodge of worshipping children.

of the corn.

Monday, May 09, 2005

thoughts for tonight

The fountain at NWC ... Posted by Hello

Isn't that just beautiful? How sad that campus is soooooo beautiful during the summer, when so many students don't get to enjoy it!

Anyway. I read 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon tonight. Here's what I want to share:

"But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth," writes Paul in 2 Timothy 2:23-26.

What an exhortation! The Lord' bond-servant must not be quarrelsome! God, rescue this depraved generation who loves to argue. Make us Christians looks different from the world. Help me, Jesus. Help me to be "sound in speech which is beyond reproach" (first part of Titus 2:8)!! Make me love You more, Savior. MORE OF YOU. Humble me.

Love You. Make me a cheerful servant.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

SOOOOOOO great. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

It's not quite this bad right now, but still ... I am such a SLOB. Posted by Hello

I miss people. I wish I weren't such a bum sometimes. It's strange. I want to be around people so much, but when I'm alone, I can be such a bum. Read 1st and 2nd Thessalonians tonight ... ahhhh, good. I love 1st Thess. ... reminds me of how I feel for my camp kids.

Come home, eir!

the confusion, the confusion

but it's ok. Jesus is in control. i feel really annoying tonight. like, i'm not trying to be, but i feel like i'm bugging this guy i'm talking to. i don't like that. but i want to talk to him.

strangeness, right?

oh i love people and miss people and lately i want to be in GROUPS a lot.

i want to hang out with Coach K. he is a funny, funny man. oh him and his orchid stories. i feel kind of crazy about a boy right now, but it's a strange craziness. like a bizarre obsession but not a ... what's the word ... REAL out-and-out crush.

i need more sleep. i am reading Wind in the Willows right now. i spent about an hour in Barnes tonight.

spent a nice chunk of time in the Word. Jesus, make me desire to spend more time with Thee. strange night. bless sir. where is he?

jackie lea

Monday, May 02, 2005

Ok, girls ... assume your prayer stances. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

i miss rochester peeps!

... and people associated with roch ... as whitty has said, eir is somehow a "roch person." :-)

all those lovely hemmers ... jackie and rick and brie and brice and LITTLE GAVROCHE, the snugglebutton ... brad and julie and ry-guy and kellbelle and heelion!! the cc students ... ash, reggie, erick! will! nordy!! little nordy (that's kallie, haha). DRO AND HUNNER. moose and wendy. gimp and andy ... gene and cozy!! i even miss WHITTY, who lives 10 MINUTES AWAY.

the southern invasion ... miranda ... holly and diana ... the BEERMANS!


ervy ... wezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. i also would like to see christina and sarah morgenthaler. and sarah stanchfield.

in general, i miss rochester peeps, as i said.

love you,
jackie lea

p.s. i also miss ted and my lana. and your lana. :-)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Jesus Christ

What a beautiful NAME! I just want to say His NAME to people!!

Once I heard on the radio that this group of women were going to go to Iraq and walk the streets just proclaiming the Name of Jesus. I wonder if that ever happened and/or what happened when they did so. Acts 4:12 says, "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus ... there's just something about that Name. Master, Savior, Jesus ... like the fragrance after the rain. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus ... Let all heaven and earth proclaim; Kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there's something about that Name!

Jesus, Your will be done in my life and in the lives of those who believe in You. Jesus, make me bold for You. Make me love You more and more ... overwhelm me, Savior.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

"Held" written by Christa Wells, sung by Natalie Grant

Listen to a clip here.

Two months is too little
They let him go
They had no sudden healing
To think that Providence
Would take a child from his mother
While she prays, is appalling
Who told us we'd be rescued
What has changed and
Why should we be saved from nightmares
We're asking why this happens to us
Who died to live, it's unfair

This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held

This hand is bitterness
We want to taste it and
Let the hatred numb our sorrows
The wise hand opens slowly
To lillies of the valley and tomorrow

This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held

If hope is born of suffering
If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait, for one hour
Watching for our savior

This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held

Monday, April 18, 2005

Homeschooler blog quiz ...

You match best with Chad!
You match best with Chad! He's fun to hang with and
can make you laugh whenever you're around him.
He's a kid at heart which makes him easy to get
along with most of the time.

Which UCG guy do you match with best? (Girls Only)
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Now I've Found

... the greatest love of all is mine since You laid down Your life ... please let me be Your desire, sanctified by glory and fire.

Listen to a clip of "Majesty" by Delirious? right

Saturday, April 16, 2005


tell me a story, peeps.

Friday, April 15, 2005


Jesus, I am confused about You. But I trust You are a perfect Rock.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

am i crabby?

oh friends friends friends, i am an idiot.

i miss SIR like crazy mad. it was good to hear about drew and will tonight. but it makes me want to be around sir and see how terrifically dynamic and FUN he is! Lord, make him love You abundantly.

sometimes i dislike the telephone.

non-verbal. interesting.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

big sigh

i don't know, everyone. life is quite overwhelming at times. or even often. i hope i get a balanced mind someday.

there are so many things I don't understand. Jesus, calm the waters. I trust You, although many questions remain unanswered for now. help me to REST while knowing that You are good and holy -- and keep me from running, dear Savior. i want so much more of You. make my discontent into a fire for chasing Your heart. thank You for living inside of Your children.

teach me so many things ... or make me content in not knowing them. No kinder Savior waits for me than You. REMIND ME. Make me believe.

i love You, Savior. love this heart. security. thank You.

amen, hallelujah.

Friends, that might explain what's going on with me but seem vague, huh? I'm a spastic, spastic young lady with a mind that goes and goes and goes, and I have all these ideas and questions and thoughts ... so many of them ... some so bizarre ... and I don't want to be controlled by them. One might even say "obsessive." Haha. Do you guys have any weird, quirky things you do?

Monday, April 11, 2005

appalachian is HOT HOT HOT

hi friends.

i wish i had more time. Father, help me make good use of the time i do have.

jackie lea

Sunday, April 10, 2005

this weekend

oooooh sweet productivity!

i read all of Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott, half of Animal Farm by George Orwell, and parts of The Problem of Pain by Lewis, James Chamberlain's book, and The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (loaned to me by Davydd), and ALSO The Bible. :-)

i did the dishes and picked up the livingroom, cleaned part of the tub, some of my room, went to a Saturday night church service with Matt Rien, Sunday morning church at Newbs, returned some clothes at Super Target, bought some beads, and made bracelets.

on Friday, whitty came over and did homework on my couch in my room while i read on my bed. lovely.

i ate fairly well too. good work, jls. thanks, jls.

love you, friends. love You, Lord!

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Day of Prayer and Service

yeah, i just tried to post. oh well. we played with kids all afternoon. terrific. tiring.

ate pizza and got icecream with whitty. that's it in a nutshell. i love my friends and Jesus.

Day of Prayer and Service

this afternoon i did not work at my desk. instead i went to mpls and played with kids for about four hours. how TERRIFIC. i LOVE Northwestern College!

whitty and her roomies were there as well. and there was a little girl there who looked like jill hemmer SO MUCH, and we asked her her name, and it was WHITNEY. i played with a little Mexican/Caucasian boy named Angelo, and a little ADORABLE African-American girl named Ashley. and others. they were terrific. it was tiring.

tonight whit and i ate pizza at my place and then got Coldstone. i came back here and READ. sigh. i love books. i want more time.

love you, friends. love You, Lord Jesus!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


i want to do MORE for the Lord. hallelujah for His grace, huh? for the fact that we are saved by it and "not by works so that no one can boast." oh Jesus Christ, wrap me in Your arms. work THROUGH me, Jesus. i am so weak! give me right motives; let me hear and recognize Your voice. help me to do all that You ask of me.

thank You for Your sovereignty.

please take my overwhelmed-ness. make me effective.

and be with the New Age woman from Barnes and Noble. draw her to Your heart. let me respond in OBEDIENCE to Thee, my Creator, my Maker!

forgive me for my shortcomings. thank You for Your mercy.

wednesday evening

tonight i called brice on my way home from work, and he said, "i just got done with track ... as in, i'm in the locker room right now." i said, "thanks, brice, for making me feel AWKWARD." haha. what's up with that boy anyway? the last time i called him was a moment after he had (purposely) dumped hot candle wax all over his hand. weirdo. but i didn't really get to talk to him last weekend ... maybe three words. sadness.

i leave for youth group in about 15 minutes, and i feel strange. TIRED and weird and sooooo overwhelmed. i should go spend some time with Jesus first.


Tuesday, April 05, 2005

i love jackie hemmer!

yaaaaay! jackie hemmer reads my blog, and that makes me want to post about my day ... post something thrilling and exciting and worth the read.

tonight whitty came over and we ate jimmy john's and watched Star Wars II. For some reason, it took FOREEEEEVER. We got to my place a little after 7 but didn't finish the movie til after 10:30pm. Well, eir called in there, and we all three chatted a bit about macie ruby, the adorable girl we want to KEEP. haha. sort of. whit and i (and not really eir either) have never met her.

oh well.

children are so terrific. and fun. i want so many of them.

WHY OH WHY am i still up at quarter to 12? i'm gonna go pray. love you, friends! love You, Lord!

Monday, April 04, 2005

one shining moment

hmmm, i wonder if any of my friends watched the NCAA game. at least biz and trix (and davydd) watched "one shining moment" with me. thanks, guys. RESPECT, BEC! SIT UP. haha.

how is everyone? everyone = my roomies and dro and eir and caroline, the only people who read my blog, haha.

oh well.

i wish i knew who sir was. Jesus, make me love You more!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

hey, it worked!

all right, so now what do i post about?

i'm kind of cleaning my room. it's looking much better than this morning, but it's still not there yet.

thank you, friends.


i can't get my blog to work lately.

teen convention

i'm still tired! but it was great to see so many terrific people ... whitty, al-gal, dro, the hemmer chicas bonitas, and soooooooooooooooooooo many others! sir william, ronny miller (my puppy), maggie hicks. and i got to meet bug! finally!

i miss my eir!

okey-doke. i hope this posts. i've been having problems with my blog lately. we shall see.

much love, friends.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

So I took a quiz ...

You are Kip Dynamite and you love technology.

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Monday, March 28, 2005


that's what i picture it is like for you people to think. a levelness.

Sunday, March 27, 2005


Amen amen amen AMEN for the RESURRECTION!! I praise You, Lord Jesus, for the salvation You've granted, for the power You have! Thank You for being so mighty and so kind and loving and for dying for sinners such as us. You are King; be enthroned in my life always.

Thank You for the hope Christians have because of Your redemptive work that we celebrate on this day. Make us remember what Easter is all about and WORSHIP.

Love You, dear Jesus, perfect Son of God.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005



but i got to talk to three (yes, count 'em, THREE) wonderful boys tonight ... dj, brother, and wesley jack. how i love them all!

i miss you, friends. can't wait til teen convention. if someone could tell kellie hemmer that i love her, that would be great.

Jesus: He is good. Wow, is He lovely. Tonight Wes told me something really interesting and GOOD, but I'm not sure how to re-phrase it right. I'll just put it simply: GOD CAUSES ALL THINGS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, TO THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. Amen and amen!! How exciting! Even in present heartache or confusion or sadness, He is sovereign and He works things for the good of His children.

Thank You, Lord. I love You.

Monday, March 21, 2005

i'm better now

hi friends.

YES. i love my sir!! sir, how i love you! i miss you, dear love!!

God, prepare us for one another. You are in charge. Make me submit. You know all.

jackie lea, Your daughter

oh, confusion abounds

in fact, i even feel a bit sick to my stomach.

what am i DOING? sir, i love you and i miss you!!

Holy Father God, You are King of all; thank You for this life and for the exciting things You put in our lives. fix me, Father! fix me! i'm so confused, but You are my ROCK.

i love Thee. submit my life to Your ways.
amen, hallelujah.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

March Madness

I wish that someone were here to watch the games with me!

This weekend was SO BUSY but pretty awesome ... got to hang out with Trace and Bry (and Jamie and Ang and Hope!) AND Whit and Eir, my Chicago lamb. Friends are lovely. Thank You, Lord, for the amazing ones you've blessed me with.

Talked to my sister Kristin today, and she told me a terrific story about how she shared that she was a Christian with one of her co-workers. Love to hear it! Jesus, bless her and keep her and make her grow even more in You.

Dro, how you doin', girl? Miss you!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Yeah, I'm Still Alive

Here's a new post. But what to say, what to say?

I've got a lot of thoughts right now that I'd prefer not to process alone, but I don't want to bug people either.


Sunday, February 27, 2005

is this just TOO adorable? tasha thinks so. (um, folks, that's pronounced "taaa-sha" with the first "a" like the one in "jackie") Posted by Hello

Saturday, February 26, 2005

weird mood

i'm in one.

i'm crabby and scared and frustrated and crazy over someone.


p.s. and i miss people. i would like to see eir, whit, caroline, dro ...


hi friends. i've returned from florida.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to be back in crisp and chilly Minnesota. fo' real.

i miss you guys. contact me!

Monday, February 14, 2005

the Lover of my soul!

Oh God, You are MY God, and I will EVER praise You!

Jesus, my sweet Jesus, how good You are, how lovely, how overwhelming! How graceful and beautiful! Thank You for Your blood -- cover me in it always.

I love You. Thank You for the cross! Thank You for embracing us!

Sunday, February 13, 2005

"Someone You Know" by Further Seems Forever

Want to hear an awesome story from my night which I attribute to my God?!

I was trying to think of a song tonight -- I said to Bec, "I used to just BURST OUT singing the chorus -- I think it repeats one phrase three times ... I can't think of it! Do you know what it was?" She didn't.

I got on the Internet, tried to figure it out that way. But didn't.

Said to my Lord, "God, could you please just put it in my head?"

Probably within three seconds, in my head were the lyrics, "Ready, ready, ready when You are"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dropped to the floor -- I almost started crying! How overwhelming to be answered SO QUICKLY! I think it was God who zapped those into my mind -- what a fun blessing!

He is so awesome!! SO AWESOME. SO. AWESOME.

For your further enjoyment, you may listen to the song here. Blessings!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


... for Acquire the Fire and for softened hearts.
... that the Lord would reveal Himself even more to His children through ATF and the activities.
... that He would be preparing the hearts of those who will be attending.
... that people who hear the Gospel for the first time this weekend would be responsive.
... that the prayers new followers pray would be real and take root in CHRIST and not emotions.
... for Meadow Park's youth group, that they can love each other noticeably and be good examples to other youth groups of the way the Body of Christ should function.
... that Whit, Ash, Pete, I, and the other leaders will be good leaders, fun, and pointing the teens to Christ Jesus continually, and that we will love as Jesus loves.

Lord God, let this weekend be about You and let us get wrapped up in You and not emotions. Thank You for giving us emotions and thank You that You can work through them. Thank You for being our Solid Rock, our unchanging God. How we love You! More of You; less of us.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Just Past Midnight

Um, did I mention that I slept about 14 hours already?

Yeah, so here I am ... I've been lying awake in bed for about a half an hour or so. I'm wide awake. Hey -- raunch-nasty: I just grabbed a cup from my desk and put water in it. Apparently, there was MILK in it before, so I just drank about half a glass of very cloudy water. Yummy.


Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.

Father God, rescue Your daughter again.

Manic Monday!

oh goodness.

i slept about 14 hours.

talked to brice tonight; that was good.

talked to linda too. that was good too.

wish we were at camp.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Dragostea din tei

Turn your computer's volume up, and go here:

Then, thanks to Bec, you may go here:
(Click high, medium, or low, then click the orange writing beneath it.)

DISCLAIMER: This cartoon may be disturbing.

If you want to know what the lyrics mean, go here:

And WHOA! Here is the actual music video for this song by the great Romanian group O-Zone:

Friday, February 04, 2005

Friday on My Mind

It's me. Again. Of course.

I am soooooo glad this work week is over. Oh my goodness, can I do more things wrong in one week?

Tonight we got Pizza Hut and watched a movie where Keanu Reeves does bad acting (um, every movie of his?). Anyway, I am exhausted. So exhausted. It's not even 10pm, and I'm thinkin' of bed.

Whitty and Heebs visited me this morning; that was good. I'm so glad God had Whit and Hannah put together in the same room. Thank You, Lord! Talked to eir on my lunch break, and Mel came by in the afternoon.

I sure hope that Founders' Week is over. I am jealous. Hahaha.

I can't wait to see the Rochester children of the corn next weekend! Yeah, ATF. I don't feel ready for Acquire the Fire. I feel I need to sleep and pray for a week first. God, bless next weekend. This one too!

Goodnight, loves. I think I might read or write.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

T to the H to the URS to the DAY

so here i am, thursday evening, and i slept TWO HOURS tonight already ... for i am a sicko (THROAT ... blah).

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME!!! i am a cranky child of the corn. i don't like it.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

wednesday's child

highlights of today:
HALLELUJAH for the NRCCUA gals, Mary and Dianna, and for the Christian Connector's Thom Seagren, for saving my butt with our work card decks. that might not have made sense, but anyway, i'm grateful to them.

youth group tonight ... went to New Life Family Services and saw Christy's baby on an ultrasound. awesome!

on the way home, um, we got lost. picture this: me, alyssa angelo, lindsey angelo, and london allen, LOST, headed out of Mpls. Duh. Alyssa and London are, like, throwing stuff at each other, London is yelling at people out the window, and Lindsey is giving London wet willies from the backseat. Did I mention we're lost? So anyway, it was overwhelming. Ahhh, a taste of motherhood.

BUT get this: i got them all (ALL, including London) to sing the "Seatbelt On" song, which i taught them. HOW did I teach them it within chaos? Just trust me. It was AMAZING. Hahahaha.

And this is what Andy said to me tonight, "
and i decided to totally give my life, no more of this half crap, being fake, stuff anymore, i'm totally addicted, yes i'm an addict, and proud of it, Jesus man"


Oh, I love kids. Pray for me. I'm still overwhelmed. The "Seatbelt On" song (and belting out Relient K songs with L, L, and A) was pretty much worth it though.

Ok, I'm out. Do I have roommates? I think I went shopping with them on Grand last Saturday, but I haven't really seen them since. Well, ok, I've gone to Target with biz about 80 times, but whatev. And ate supp with trix. Nevermind me.

Another question: what happens during Moody's Founders' Week? I think they lock the students up for a whole week and don't let them talk to their friends. ;-) JK. But I do miss eir.

Love you guys. Bedtime. It's not even 10. I want to spend time with the Word though.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

goodbye, ruby tuesday

yeah wow. not my favorite afternoon of all time.

overwhelmed. again.

bedtime. post that you love me.

Monday, January 31, 2005

monday, monday

hi eir and dro, the only two people who read my blog. haha. jk.

i got my hair cut tonight ... nothing dramatic, but it looked so nast after work that i got on the phone and made an appt. so THERE.

i'm going to bed early tonight.

today i celebrate my NINTH spiritual birthday! last year, there was a tea party ... oh fun! happy ninth birthday tooooo me!

love you guys. jack

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Good weekend!

supper with whit & christina
stepford wives with bec and trix

went to Grand Avenue ("uptown" as AlGal would call it) with biz and trix
went to some lame-oh movie (In Good Company) ... it wasn't that horrible, but kind of boring with the roomies and liz and missy
watched Patch Adams (THERE was a good one, never seen it before)

lunch with the bros. hanson, jamie chambie, and jess
cleaned my room (yesssssss)
jessica, andrew, and ryan came over, and we watched Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Now, it might sound as though all i did all weekend was watch tv and movies, but oh man, was it nice to relax and be at home. emcrom called, and we are getting together on tuesday.

i don't want to go to work.

i love the Lord, and i am exhausted and still sorry about my irritability.


Thursday, January 27, 2005

aw drewby. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Aw Bunts. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

feeling ... strange.

Go check this out:

Awwwww! (I hope the link works.)

So, today ... hmmmmmmmmmm. Today today today.

I just prayed for YB, and I got kinda torqued at him. I need to try to be understanding and chill.

I am so blessed. SOOOOO BLESSED.

I am going to make a list of books I've read and what I think about them. It will be my next post, but it will also grow and change as I read. (Well, I'll try to do this. Let's see what happens.)

God is good. Christ is ALL.

Monday, January 24, 2005

wish we were here ... Posted by Hello

crazyangrymadupset but sorry about it

Oh my goodness, let's pile in a bus and head to Park Rapids ... who's with me? Well, on the other hand, it's winter in Minnesota right now, so I suppose this wouldn't be the optimal time for cabins with thin, insulation-less walls. Ok, fine.

Anyway, does it seem to anyone else that I've been really cranky for the past week or so? I'm sorry about it, and I've prayed about it, but I'm still just this emotional, hot-tempered crank. SORRY. Pray for me, if you think of it, since I don't know what to do about it.

God is good good good. Boys suck suck suck. Sometimes. Some boys.

Anyway, I'm cranky with YB, but of course I am. Of course I am! I don't like that either, and I know that if I saw him I'd want to lash out in anger and also want to marry him. Go figure.

I really don't know what to eat. It's like I don't know how to take care of myself if people aren't around. I can't get up enough energy to make food or something. Bleh.

I'm sooooo crabby. I'll go read for awhile and see if things don't turn around.

I love you, friends! Forgive me!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Part Two

So, my day got better. A Wrinkle in Time is kinda weird, but it's interesting. I really like the character of Calvin, and I cheated tonight at Barnes and looked at the third book and found out what happens with Calvin and Meg. Oh well.

My arm-crooks quit hurting awhile after I took some Ibuprofen. Yesssss.

Tricia and I went to Barnes (as was mentioned), and I got The Problem of Pain by Jack Lewis and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. Thanks, Mom and Dad! :-)

But here's the big thing from this afternoon ... something I need to remember:

GOD is BIGGER than me, my friends, and the plans we make.

Proverbs 16:9 says, "A man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps."

And listen here to Isaiah 25:1 ... "O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans {formed} long ago, with perfect faithfulness."

I praise You, O God my Father, for Your excellent ideas and for being so much better than we are ... all-knowing! How great Thou art! God, thank You for directing our footsteps and for making tough decisions.

As Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity ... if Time is a line, then God is the PAPER the line is drawn on! Right around this time last year, I mused with Eir about how amazing it is that HE is in charge, and hey -- PRAISE THE LORD either way, right? Right.


I am so annoyed. And bored.

And my body hurts. Owwwwwwwwww.

Who knows why. Why not complain to my blog? I don't like myself, and I miss people a lot.


I feel lazy if I sleep, but it seems too overwhelming to go out and DO something if no one else comes with. I started reading A Wrinkle in Time because Flowers for Algernon lost my interest. Let me read a piece of children's fiction when others fail.

Yay, another boring blog from jls.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Zac Hanson

So, tonight Eir and I ruminated about how attractive the youngest of the Main Three Hansons (the wonderful Zac) got in these past years. See the picture below. Good old Zac. His real name is Zachary Walker Hanson. I know so many factoids about his family. Mom: Diana. Dad: Walker. Siblings: Ike, Taylor, Jessie, Avery, Mackie, and Zoe. Ike's real name is Clarke Isaac, and Tay's real name is Jordan Taylor. He is married. He got his girlfriend pregnant and was wed soon after.

Those are some bits of info about the mmmboppin' Hansons. For ohsolong I wanted to be a part of that family. HAHAHA.

Tonight I am BORED OUT OF MY MIND. It seems crazy that I will be in Kimball tomorrow ... Sno-Feast, where I haven't been for about three years. Not since the Sno-Feast with the Church of Us when Ryan was all boo-hooey over Kiley and Brice and I first started to become friends. Wowzap.

If you think of it, pray for me/everyone/Sno-Feast. I hope that it will be a good time of encouragement. And I will get to see Megan Nehring and AlGal Rutledge, so that rocks my socks.

This blog entry is boring too, just like my night.

Ok, so I personally thought he was hot when he was TWELVE, but anyway, here he is now. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Trevor Morgan

Bec's blog entry tonight was about Trevor Morgan, and my question WAS and REMAINS this: "Who the crankshaft is he?"


Went to youth group at Newbs tonight. Love those kids. And before that I went to Caribou with Mel and Meg, looooooovely NWC freshmen. We talked about boys.

My beautiful roomies bought me The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer ... and it was sitting on my bed when I got back from youth group. Awwww! They're great! Trixie and I looked it up online awhile ago, so she knew I wanted it, and they got it for me.

I miss Eir like mad. Eir, I know we've talked every day this week (actually, did we talk on Sunday?), but I feel disconnected from you for some reason. That's icky. Eir, 1 Samuel 18, my love. Souls knit together. Miss you, but we'll talk tomorrow.

I want to just go from person to person, encouraging as the person needs.

And I want to get married and have twin boys, Jonathan and Vincent.

I wish that ... YB would call me. And marry me. Someday.

On a sidenote, oh man, I forgot. It was something about trichotillomania or something. Hmm.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Yessssssssss! The megatoe!!! Posted by Hello

uh oh, i'm already feeling obligated

This blog, I mean.

Obligated to write in it. To share my great wisdom with the world and the wonderful stories of my life. Right.

But today was a loooong day. I went to work, and later Whitney and I went to Wendy's (Whit got a child-size Frostee that was "the size of her pinkie" ... but seriously, folks, this thing was SO LITTLE. It was like a Frostee shot-glass) and then to Bec's concert (that's right, no "k") where I talked to the wonderful Taylor Quinn, who continues to fall in love with me. Haha.

And now I am waiting for Robbie Roberts to send me a text message. Oh this life.

I miss Eir.

Monday, January 17, 2005

my birthday

You might know that I hate my birthday. It makes me feel icky about the previous year as I look at it and think, "What have I really accomplished since the last one?" Good things: I met both Caroline and Alison, and I grew much closer to many people. ... Whom did I have a crush on at this time last year? Can anyone recall, because I don't know if I can! Hmmm. Was it really Secret Crush??? Oh my goodness.

I am a spaz.

Tricia is singing a children's song, and my head hurts. She is lovely, but the song is ... um ... not. Biz just said to me online, "if i hear the words, "old man moses" one more time/followed by something about a doctor" and then a horrid angry emoticon. I'm glad she feels as I do. Awwww. Roomies.

I feel I might have been a jerk lately. Sorry if I have been. Tomorrow I will go on, a 23-year-old weirdo who misses people and PHCA and wishes she could sleep for 3 to 4 months.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Oh great, here I go ...

So I'm getting my own blog. I am trying to fool myself into thinking that I will write amazing things on this site that others will want to read and find inspiring.

I love Jesus.

That's all I want to say for now. I'm overwhelmed.