Wednesday, February 21, 2007

what do you think?

i want to accurately divide Scripture, and my poem below obviously includes guesses. i don't KNOW that eve was disappointed when she was not immediately struck down dead. maybe she was relieved!

how can i speculate on these without presenting them as truth? i am merely considering elements within Truth and presenting my guesswork as poems.

i'd love to hear your thoughts.


Strong white teeth in Eden break the skin of taboo fruit,
and Adam’s clock begins to count down slowly.

Transience is a root-canal realization: breathtaking and terrible.
Tight skin releasing, the rip of heated shame, the
strange new spray on the brow, all following
the tiny click of begun mortality.

Foggy nightmares of a snake and sweet ugly fruit and
a garden gone to hell are too much, and Eve is haunted
by the sound of a flaming sword at the garden’s east,
her stomach mottled with odd disappointment
when death is delayed.
© 2007 jackie lea sommers

sore throat

kept me home from work today. sigh.

i miss my mom.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

my fwoat huwits.


"But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14

i love people. i sure am tired.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

what an amazing day!

oh my goodness, GREAT day!

got up this morning, picked up whitters, caribou drive-thru, onto the target center ...

where we volunteered for Compassion International ...


where we saw dro, gavy, and many, many more ...

AND becca from my small group ...

AND cj from camp ...

AND david, one of my prospective students ...

AND met seth, a great honor academy dude ...

AND had nate, the guy (NWC alum!) we worked with comment over and over, "You know EVERYONE!" i love it. i love knowing lots of people. i love lots of people. i love loving them too.

PLUS ... we were at ACQUIRE THE FIRE!

oh the memories: crush the crush, micah tawlkes, superchic[k], looking for "that one place we ate" ... GOOD TIMES.

and then: ASHLEY CAME TO THE CITIES! me, trixie, whitty, and ash ate dinner at applebees then watched a (poorly done) movie. it was fun to hang out though!

and tomorrow: whit and ash are coming to my church. then i have a leaders meeting, then i have a big visit event that goes basically til monday evening.

jeremy might come over monday night and watch PB with me and trix, tuesday coffee with sammy, wednesday coffee with katie, thursday youth group, friday ... sigh. that's awhile away! we'll see what happens! plus, i want to go to one of my prospective students' pop concerts, kellie's gymnastics tournament, have dinner with des' family.

my life be like ooh ahh. craziness. but i love it. i need to rest.

i am going to read my new book about Living the Resurrection. i love eugene peterson.

and i love YOU.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

we are "self-cleaning" the stove upstairs ...

and the potential that i will die of smoke inhalation is great.


this is what i woke up to! (but funny, i thought it was my little vanilla candle causing my accidental death.)

i left work early cuz i didn't feel so good and came home and slept 5 hours. wow.


Sunday, February 11, 2007


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chocolate party?

Chicago: a Story

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We're so excited to go shopping!!!

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so we shop!

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i try a shoe on with my thick socks.

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we're pretty tired.

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eir falls asleep, and i begin scheming ...

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I have an idea!

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I will pull a prank!

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i will put the ugly shoe on EIR'S foot!

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but then my jeans were struck with leprosy.

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and then i was crippled.

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and then eir too.

new bookcase

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that now houses some of my all-time FAVORITES. (see

my clean room

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wow! lookie here!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

high school musical

yup, watching it again. with trixie.

GOING TO CHICAGO TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eir, i'm coming to seeeeee yooooooou!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

how you like them apples?

(not meant to be a play on the last post!!!)


What will we do there? Oh, eat mostly. Hahaha.


I am blessed by His Word in my daily life,
"The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me" (Psalm 16:6);
my friends are delightful and fun;
Pine Haven, Kimball, and Arden Hills are my THREE homes;
my house is amazing; my job is a blessing;
God has granted specific gifts to me such as a sharp memory,
a discerning mind, a heart to pursue Righteousness, and
(I believe) the spiritual gift of encouragement;
"If we are faithless, He remains faithful,
for He cannot deny Himself" (2 Timothy 2:13);

I repeat: I love my life.

Not to mention all my camp kiddos, New Brighton Christian Church, Kimball Church of Christ, North Haven Church, Meadow Park Church of Christ, June and Jona, attractive men, the ladies whose names are on my list of "Friendships to Fight For," the bed I sleep in, and Jim Halpert.