Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Anybody ever had a kidney stone?  Today I had three.  NOT very fun.  Gena is pretending to be offended because I named them after her.  The ingrate.  At any rate I'm feeling much better now and I am praising God for the ability he gave man to produce pain killer.  Plus, it got me out of having to go over and help Gena pack up her house.  The move to TN is just in 4 days.  Yippeeee!  I don't mean Yippeeee that Gena is moving, I mean Yippeeeee that me and Geoff are moving, too.  Pray for us if you think of it.  We're hoping to make it out there by Sept 1.  And if you live in or around Knoxville TN let us know! we've already made some GREAT friends, like Classical Kris You Tennesseeians are just as sweet as peach pie.  I reckon we're gonna like it mighty fine <brushing up on my Southern lingo>

July 23rd, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

Happy Happy Joy Joy — my template is GORGEOUS, all thanks to the most talented jodi w on the planet.  Thanks Jodi. i LOOOOOOVVVVVVE it.  Plus, it's not pink! what more could a girl ask for?  I'm in template heaven!  I shall now do a jig in your honor (a disco jig, naturally).

July 22nd, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

July 18th, 2005
Tagged by Molly Mae

I like MollyMae's tag because the questions are nice and easy.

1. What is your favorite all-time movie? ummmmm; hmmm.  Instead of listing my all time favorite movie, i'll list my all time favorite MUSIC, which is Disco. sorry, i can't help it.
2. Where is your favorite place on earth?  In my husband's arm (ahhhhh, aint that sweet?)
3. Do you run a home business, and if yes, then what is it you do? I am the janitor for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine


Thanks for tagging me Molly!

July 18th, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

They are selling a t-shirt that says that here at the Christian Book Association convention in Denver.  This may be the last time I come to one of these events.  I don't know that i've ever been so discouraged with the state of the Church.  A pastor here gave a sermon where he made the case for living and looking like the World, so that the World will feel 'welcome' around us.  He talked about going up into the mountains and partying with a bunch of unbelievers so he could relate with them and then tell them about God. Perhaps they genuinely love the Lord; I will not presume to judge their hearts.  But their methods are dead wrong.  We are not to look and act like the World.  We are called to be separate.  We are called to be holy.  We are called to love others and to tell them the TRUTH; we are not called to conform to the World and compromise in order to be accepted by the World (in hopes they will not be turned off by our message).  It says we will be persecuted and mocked by the World.  Jesus said that if we belong to Him the World will hate us, like it hated Him.  Why is the Church trying to make the World love us?  Are we to conform to the World?  Or are we to conform to Christ and live a life of love and holiness? 

July 12th, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

Ok, so it's official; we are MOVING. Far….far…. far away from high taxes, impossible housing prices and liberal laws (how I'll miss Barbara Boxer).  We're kind of thinking about Tennessee but that's not set in stone.  So where do YOU live? Is it great? Do you like it? Why?  Tell All.

AND, for your viewing pleasure, here is the best picture that has ever been taken of me.  It captures the depth of soul… the inner me… the runway model that I could have been…

July 8th, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

I have a question, and I'd like your honest opinion and feedback.  I'm hearing from more and more people that the only 'worldly' influence their children really encounter is from their super-cool-crazy-fun church youth programs.  I've heard stories of kids being singled out and approached by eager youth group leaders telling them, “I know you can't really 'open up' to your parents, I'm hear to listen to whatever you can't share with them“.  What do you think of that? Do you have a problem with that? Or do you appreciate that?  I've heard statistics citing that a teen losing their *purity* is just as likely to happen (or more likely to happen!) in church youth groups than 'non church' groups of teens. What are your thoughts?  Do you think this is true?  Do your kids attend youth group? Why or Why Not? Is this paranoia…. are these stories over-rated or are we seriously in danger of corrupting our kids by handing a measure of our authority over to a fun, 24 year old youth pastor?    


** note: I do not desire an inflamed battle-axe debate.  Opinions tempered with grace. logic and clarity will be greatly appreciated. 

July 3rd, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

Gena, otherwise known as www.homeschoolblogger/TOSPUBLISHER is a greedy, mean spirited, spiteful woman.  It doesn't matter that I want her son Levi as my own.  She doesn't care. If she was really godly and generous she would simply let me have him.  I gave her my calculator when she wanted it.  But oh no, she won't even let me buy him.  Plain selfishness.  Levi spent several days at my house when Uncle Geo and my other big kids were gone camping.  He cleaned my deck, washed the floor, played with James and Dippy, made cookies, gave James a bath, organized the boys' messy dresser, played games with me, picked up trash, vacuumed, smiled at me constantly, watered my plants and did other jobs that i didn't want to do.  His blog is: and he loves to get comments, so feel free to visit him and say hello!  In the meantime I will continue to figure out a way to make him Levi IGARASHI…..

July 1st, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments