Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Strong white teeth in Eden break the skin of taboo fruit,
and Adam’s inner-clock begins to tick with a callous throb
like tired fingers snapping a slow, sad meter for the very first time.

His tight skin slightly relaxes. Madness.
What is this strange spray on his brow,
the new spread of sweat from his pores as he works?

Eve dreams restlessly now that she knows what evil is,
haunted by the sound of a flaming sword at the garden’s east.
Can they feel the tiny click of begun mortality?

Are they disappointed when death is delayed?

© 2007 jackie lea sommers

Sunday, January 28, 2007

as you may know ...

i am writing again.

would anyone like to see what i'm working on?

jackie lea

Saturday, January 27, 2007

great weekend


good day at work
my co-workers are great
went to a jr high play at the school where tricia teaches
had some ice cream

hoops hysteria event at school
my co-workers are great
movie with non-roomie liz and trix
hung out with carol and roomie liz and trix

church with des!

coffee with kelly, the gal i'm co-leading a small group with
prison break!


hanging out with whit

youth group
the office

my life is pretty great. thank You, Lord.

Friday, January 26, 2007


i wish more people read my blog and commented so that i knew you were there.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007


multiple good things happened today, and tomorrow's looking great too!

i'm going into work 2 hours late, have no appointments, and am taking des to dinner! WOOT WOOT!

and tonight: i am happy, love Jesus, am watching American Idol, working on poetry, have a prayer date with eir for later tonight!


jackie lea

Monday, January 22, 2007



February 5-8th! I'm coming, eir! Hooray!!!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

there is a guy i've known 10 days

and he's been in THREE of my dreams.

THREE. in ten days!


jackie lea

Friday, January 19, 2007

sorting things out

i am developing a schedule for myself; phew! i like, i like!

i miss eir.

tomorrow is my chocolate soiree! should be fun.

youth group last night was pretty great; i am looking forward to getting to know these kiddos better! there is a senior there named megan who is beautiful and wants to study missions; i really hope she'll be in our girls small group (starting in february).

i would like to write about special people.

1 person I love the most: JESUS CHRIST!

2 people I live with but don't hang out with as much as I'd like: Kimmie and Linds

3 people I talk to almost EVERY SINGLE DAY: Trixie, eir, and momma

4 people I work with: Micah (whom I'm known to fight with), Angela, Nohemi, and Grace

5 people I would like to meet: Josh McDowell, C.S. Lewis, Donald Miller, Anne Lamott,
Frederick Buechner

6 people I would like to have brunch with: eir, whit, brice, ryan, katie, and wes

7 people I would like to kiss (this is Tricia's idea): that one boy, JIM HALPERT, John Krasinski (yes, in addition to Jim Halpert), Wentworth Miller, Michael Scofield (yes, in addition to Wentworth), Jason from Hawk Nelson!!!!, the lead singer from Falling Up

8 people I wish I could see more often (again, Tricia's idea): eir (chicago), megs (danville, PA), tracy lair (deerfield, IL), bryan lair (deerfield, IL), kimmi lambright (spokane, WA??? still???), that one boy (not saying), crossroads friends (rochester, MN), camp friends (everywhere!)

9 people I would like to see in a musical together: erick klein, timmy thorman, jonathan miller, peter thorman, james chamberlain, dora von wald, melody fellman, josiah odor, julie andrews

10 people I would want to speak at my funeral: bryan lair (i've mentioned multiple times that i would like him to preach the Gospel at my funeral), eir davis, tom sommers, ronda sommers, kristin sommers, kevin sommers, lana davis, ken faffler, jon albert, tricia burton/bec hoage (together!!!)

that was interesting.

my head hurts now. i think i shall read my Bible and sleeeeeeeeeeeep!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

25 years old!!!

it was my birthday today! hooray!! i usually don't like my birthday, but today's was great!

my co-workers were wonderful (angela brought me flowers and this huge cookie!), trixie took me out for dinner, i saw my NEW BRIGHTON KIDDOS!!!!!, and chillaxed with trix ...

i feel so special! i got cards from my office, from my family, (hand-delivered) from jada (my personal assistant/friend), from lana. i got phone calls from sister, brother, eir, whit, lana, old lady tracy, brandon, and BRIA! des stopped into my office to see me!

i am SO BLESSED. i have amazing friends, amazing family members, amazing co-workers, an amazing job, an amazing house, ... and an OUTSTANDING Lord!

maybe this is weird, but i'm going to share with you part of the prayer i journalled tonight.

"You are MAGNIFICENT -- and FUN, my Lord! how i love You! i want so much for my unsaved friends to know You and Your joy, the PURPOSE You give! Without You, i think i'd be so aimless and depressed! no wonder there are so many suicides these days! people don't know You and Your purpose for them, and our society certainly doesn't encourage Christianity. how ridiculous that meaningless religions are embraced and celebrated -- and the Truth is scorned. we are so blind, so depraved.

"but i remember, 'In this world, you WILL have trouble' -- so true. You said things would be bad -- You said the world hated You. but You also said, 'Take heart, for I have overcome the world.'

"HALLELUJAH, my Jesus! You are so mighty and victorious.

"I praise You. glorify Your Name.

"make us Christian strong to stand against the hate. let us love as YOU do! make me look more like You, Jesus! i pray for that! i welcome You. refine me into the jackie You desire."

i feel a little self-conscious for sharing that, but that is how i feel as i head into age 25. JESUS IS ALL. I so greatly desire for others to know Him and to enjoy the purpose He provides. He is what makes life exciting; He is my Love and my Reason. He is FUN!!! I just love Him so, so, so much, and this blog sounds so sappy, but I just wish that I could somehow explain that He is my LIFE.

Jesus, my King, make me look more like Thee. I am Yours.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


i feel that i always want to say about a million things on my blog, but then it gets too overwhelming so i end up saying pretty much nothing.

here's the update:

last friday was pretty horrid; the honors program applications were due by noon, so that pretty much automatically makes it the worst day of the recruiting year. it also happened to be the move-in/registration day for the new spring semester students, so pile that madness onto it. then there were other things too. altogether, let's just say i was glad when 4:30 came.

i had my first leader's meeting for North Haven's youth group today. i like the kiddos so far. i'm really excited to get to know them better. we're going to start small groups on february 1st! woot woot! i do, however, miss the new brighton children SO VERY MUCH. i would like to go visit them as soon as possible.

wednesday. i am having a chocolate party on saturday to oppose my birthday. that probably doesn't make sense, but it kinda does to me.

the students start classes again on tuesday! WOOT WOOT!!!!! it will be good to have a little noise on campus!

hooray!!! i'm so excited to be writing again! i even have a project in mind. VERY excited about this.

it has been WONDERFUL getting into the Word, WONDERFUL. it has been so good to dive in lately; i've looked forward to it. thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your lovely, holy Word.


i have more thoughts! but i'm just not all about hashing them out through my blog. i should get coffee with peeps. call me. email me.

the end.

Friday, January 12, 2007


today was QUITE the day ...

very long, stressful. i am so glad that i'm home, wearing sweatpants, and able to sleep in tomorrow morning. PHEW.

love it.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

dear friends

please pray for me.

jackie lea

who misses her new brighton peeps SO VERY MUCH.


i am nervous to check out the youth group tonight.

go figure: i speak for high schools, i speak in FRONT of youth groups, i am around teens for work ALL THE TIME ...

... and yet i'm nervous to VISIT the youth group of my new church.

silly, silly jav.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

a few minutes later ...

i got mad at him.

boys are so different than girls.

but i still love him a lot and think he is cute and funny and great.


my brother kevin

is so cute and funny and great.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Aw!!! It's me and eir!

CIMG0140, originally uploaded by jarujav.

this is a bit ridiculous.

i am up at 3am. i am only starting to get tired.

i lay in bed and my brain goes crazy. yes, i understand that's part of the gig.

tomorrow morning will be fun. eir and i are doing a "brunch and Bible" outing. how i love the Word of God, and how i love erica davis. ... and how i love food.

so, you see, it all works out pretty well.


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Excerpts from Psalm 119

My soul is crushed with longing
After Your ordinances at all times.

Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.

May those who fear You see me and be glad,
Because I wait for Your word.
I know, O LORD, that Your judgements are righteous,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

My soul languishes for Your salvation;
I will wait for Your word.

How sweet are Your words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

You are my hiding place and my shield;
I wait for Your word.

My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation
And for Your righteous word.

Father God, make my passion fervent and pleasing to Thee.

I have a BA in English and know how to use capitals ...

but i don't want to.

I feel as though I have lots of thoughts.

I am going to try the sleeping pill at 9pm. Just half of one so that I don't completely knock myself out like last time.

of the spotless mind. eir and i are watching it right now.

i need to fill out my volunteer application.

i want des to live here next year.

don't leave, eir!

is so weird.

i love them.

Monday, January 01, 2007

here you go, b.s.

my beautiful friend erica "eir" davis

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