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.