Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

This morning me and Coie got into a hair pulling, karate chopping, slap-down fist fight over a certain New Testament passage.  Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite *that* violent, but it was a fun visual (and just for the record, I could *totally* take her if it came down to it). Ok, anyways, I was trying to find the passage where it says “we are not only called to salvation by Christ but also called to suffer for His sake” and I knew it was in Philippians, but know-it-all Coie kept insisting it was found in 1 Peter.

So after a quick search, it turns out we were both right:

Philippians 1: 29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake

1 Peter 2:21: For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps 

I let her know (begrudgingly) and she replied with something like: “yep, I KNEW it! In your face, mama!”

Incidentally, if any of you are interested, those passages also correlate to: Revelation 1:9; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Acts 9:16; John 16:33; John 15:20; John 15:18; Mark 10:30.  Don’t believe me?  Go look them up.  I dare you.

* In less violent news, today we are going to our very excellent friends’ housewhere my daughters get to act in a highly professional Sherlock Holmes production. They are fully wound up about it – it is sure to afford us all with a plethora of chortles, chuckles and snorts. 

* Lastly, I have two prayer requests–  and I thank you ahead of time because I know a lot of you will actually honestly remember to pray and it is *much* appreciated.

Our friends, The Dawsons, are going thru a severe trial.  This is a dear family and the dad is undergoing an intense and excruciating battle with cancer.  Please pray with me that this wonderful man would regain full strength and recover completely.  His children and his wife have been an incredible testimony of faith and endurance during this time.

Secondly, please remember to pray with us for the church in Ethiopia. Our friends, Dave and BeckyLynn Black are leaving again (in mere days) to go back into Ethiopia and minister to these dear brothers and sisters in the Lord. Please pray for their safety, for wisdom, for strength and that God would continue to work mightily thru them while they are there.

We are blessed, as Christians, to have EACH OTHER.  We truly depend on the body of Christ – it is how God decided to set things up.  Let us never grow weary in doing good, especially in the household of believers. Let us encourage, bless, support, pray for and edify one another.  We are called into service, and prayer is most certainly not the least of these acts of love.


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  1. quietcajun said,

    on May 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 am

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    I will pray.

    Boy did I need that reminder today. I am in some physical pain/discomfort and that reminder strengthened me!

  2. His4life said,

    on May 22nd, 2007 at 4:21 pm


    I'll be praying for your friends!!

  3. SweetHomeTennessee said,

    on May 22nd, 2007 at 5:37 pm


    I'm glad you won the Bible war! And commenting on other posts….your pictures are GREAT! all 16 of them. Your total room make-over on Coie's site is a sight to behold! My men opted out of the f/s retreat at the last minute and instead spent Friday at NASCAR speed park and Saturday golfing while I was at the Smoky Mountain Women's retreat. They were glad they opted to sleep in the warm house too! How'd your men handle that cold night in a tent? Miss you ~Betsy

  4. Ryann said,

    on May 22nd, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Sherlock Holmes

    Hi mom,

    I think you would have done a good job acting out my skit, being tied up. Because your supposed to look scared n stuff, you woud be clostiphobic (however you spell that) and you'd want to get out of the rope…that scared look would probably work, lol.

    But I'm glad I got to do it myself because it was great fun. I loved acting. When are we going back to the A's? I can't wait until my next act!

    Miss Stapleton

  5. quietcajun said,

    on May 22nd, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Come and See…

    My Blog has a "new dress" made by Amber!

    It's PURPLE and green… my favorite colors!

  6. foxvalleyfamily said,

    on May 23rd, 2007 at 3:50 pm

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    I will most definitely pray for those families!

    (And what a great thing to "fight'over!) 😉

    I hope that I can be fortunate to have 'fights' like that with my own children someday!

  7. cricket313 said,

    on May 23rd, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Yes I will pray

    I have prayed for your friends. I want to also thank you for your articles in the magazine. I am always touched by your transparentness (is that even a word)–thank you for sharing. I've been reading the winter and spring! Your articles always touch me and help me remember that Christians are real people. I'll explain a little; my husband is in ministry and it seems sometimes people pretend that they have done no wrong (ever)! I think it turns people away from our church–now obviously we don't need to tout our sins out there and "brag" about them–but I just crave for people to be REAL with Jesus and fellow Christians. I just always wonder if I'm the only one in church feeling unworthy of God's grace! I'm not sure any of that made sense but I hope you understaood. Thank you for being an honest sister in Christ!

  8. nsremom said,

    on May 23rd, 2007 at 7:33 pm

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    I think I need to challenge you to a Boggle THROWDOWN. Be afraid, be very afraid.

    If I ever get to Tennessee, what fun we'd have! No one 'round these parts challenges me. 🙂

  9. JenIG said,

    on May 23rd, 2007 at 7:47 pm

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    Cricket: thanks, friend, for the kind words! and i do know what mean, and i think you're right. there's a lotta fakey-fakey going on where it ought not.

    Emily: oh yeah? oh YEAH? bring it on, sister. i ainta skeered of YOU

    :: says Jen bravely 1000 miles away::

  10. Bearingfruit said,

    on May 23rd, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Hello Jen

    I really like your new look on your blog. Thanks for your comment on my blog. We are enjoying our garden so much. With the rain today we now have corn and beans sprouting up!! Yeah!

  11. deedeeuk said,

    on May 24th, 2007 at 3:28 am

    Hiya Jen!

    Thanks for the comment and for stopping by. Just to let you know that there is another post about Joy, she went home to be with the Lord last night.

  12. DanielleW said,

    on May 28th, 2007 at 7:56 pm

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    Still praying.

    I love that you and your daughter can have this Bible war and discuss things like that. And I like that you were both right. ;o)

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