Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG


The king has returned!  Six whole days without Mr. Sane is too long.  I almost typed in Mr. Sanity, but it looked too much like sanitary… and while he is the most sanitary human I’ve ever met (to the point of awkward oddity), it was not the point I was endeavoring to elucidate.

Um… where was I? ah! So how was your Father’s Day?  I could write out an extensive tribute, but Coie beat me to the punch this year and said things far more touching than I could have.  He is a dream come true. *sighhhhhhh* 

So, now that he is home, life feels back to normal.  We had a splendid, first-class time with the Austins We went up to their place so our young troupe could continue participating in the Nobletin production of Sherlock Holmes.  Poor Coie is a hopeless actress.  I mean hopeless to the point of ludicrousy.   It’s marvelously fun to watch.   Ryann is a bit better – unless I am standing ‘off stage’ gawking at her.  Boy, that’s fun, too.  Here are some pictures.  Coie mostly stood there and laughed (I think from nervous bad-acting-embarrassment).  

And the fun continues, for this Saturday we are going to a ball.  Yippeee! An 1800’s Birthday Party Ball with English Country Dances.  We are all excited about that.  Happy Birthday, Veronica!  But sadly, it is on the same day as this wedding Good luck, Maria!  I am sorry we will not be there!  I hope the weather is accommodating.  

Lastly, I think I should turn off my comments more often.  I got *the* nicest emails from you guys, “the fellowship of the herd”.  It was interesting to get emails from both perspectives – some had been doing the ‘shunning’ and others had been on the receiving end of a ‘shunning’.  Thanks for the emails, it was really encouraging to me.

And I would like to stress, there are most definitely times when actual sin does need to be confronted or addressed—and there are times when even true fellowship will be broken – but never EVER ever does that allow coldness, unkindness, or a spirit of haughtiness or disdain. If we truly love our brother they will see us grieved over their sin and grieved over the loss of relationship and know that our hearts desire is to see them restored.  Anything less is selfish, self-bloated hypocrisy.

JAMES 2: 13 — For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.  

Lastly last – Charles Dickens is awesome.  Has anybody seen the BBC version of Our Mutual Friend It is excellent.  I am so mad, tho, because we rented it from our library and the second half the DVD is broken — and the local video stores don’t carry it.  ARGHHHH!  Don’t tell me how it ends.  I need to find out a way to find another copy (without buying it).  I love Victorian epics.  I never considered Dickens as an author I would like, but Our Mutual Friend is an incredible work!  

Truly last… we are also having a special guest staying with us this week. Coie will pick her up this afternoon.  What fun!!  She lives in Florida but she called Coie last week and said, "Hi, can I come over?" and Coie said, "SURE!" and she said, "I’m serious" and Coie said, "Me too!".  We are a big fan of that girl.  She is so adventurous; it’ll be fun to have her again.  Plus, she always brings me presents.

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  1. sockmonkey said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 10:22 am

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    Jen, I'm finding that Inter-Library Loan is the BIG SECRET that needs to be exposed. If your library has the DVD, other libraries do as well. Your library should have an ILL desk that can help you order it from another library in the country that has it. Our local county library has a lot to choose from, but if I want something that they DON'T have, I request it through inter-library loan (I abuse audiobooks from all over the country!). It may take a couple of weeks, but I can usually get ANYTHING I want that way. I've read books from as far away as California and Massachusetts (I'm in SC). My rule of thumb: if I can find it on, I can request it and get it through ILL. Worth a try?

    Oh, and thanks for the suggestion of Our Mutual Friend – haven't read (or seen) that one. I LOVED David Copperfield, so I'll give it a whirl!

  2. JenIG said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 10:32 am

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    woo hooooo!! thanks for the great tip, S.Monkey, We are heading to the library right now, so i will totally try and do that!

  3. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Sounds like

    you all had a good time. I took a peek at the pictures. They all looked like they were having a blast!!

    Hope your summer is going well!! Have a great day!


    on June 18th, 2007 at 11:39 am

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    So I guess this was your RSVP to the wedding. Thanks for letting me know.. : )

    By the way unlike your sane guy.. Joe and I are insane. I just posted about it.

    Have a splendid tiem at the dance. Sounds like fun. I have never had a daughter wed so I don't know what to expect…..Pray for us!!



  5. quietcajun said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 11:47 am

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    ON what you said about forgiveness… Gregg Harris spoke on forgiveness at our church last Sunday! (Yes, THE Gregg Harris) and it was very much like what you just said! I guess God is speaking to my heart on this issue.

    At our "old" church there were a couple of big issues and at our "new" church there is an issue that was already in the process of being Biblically dealt with when we started attending. Anyway, it has sparked some conversations about how, when, why in church discipline and the how, when and why in Church Restoration after discipline.

  6. quietcajun said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    by the way…

    I was so busy crying over your buffalo entry and Jessica's response that I forgot to tell you what I came here to tell you! (Got that? LOL)

    Remember that loooong post that I lost? I retyped it… and I wrote 100 sentences on the proverbial chalkboard of my mind:

    I will write all my posts in Microsoft Word.

    I will write all my posts in Microsoft Word.

    I will write all my posts in Microsoft Word.

    I will write all my posts in Microsoft Word.

    I will write all my posts in Microsoft Word….. etc.! LOL!

  7. cryskey said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Netflix has it…

    but unless you rent on a regular basis it doesn't make much sense to get it. We love it because we can keep the movies as long as we need to and don't have to worry about late fees.

    I saw Coie's post for Father's Day, it was very good!

    Hope all is well!



  8. debbiecorley said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 6:18 pm

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    I'm glad you got so many nice emails after your last post. I was thinking about you today, wishing I'd sent you an email.

    I'm sure that the things you said greatly blessed your sister and will bring healing to your relationship.

    Glad your man is home safe and sound!

  9. jewls2texas said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

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    Forget Dickens – guess what I found out today? There is a movie coming out about the life of Jane Austen! I'm so excited I think I can hardly stand it!

  10. jewls2texas said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

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    Okay – sorry I know that sounded rude!

    Dickens is awesome –

    But I am CRAZY about Jane Austen!

  11. His4life said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Hi sweet friend:)

    What fun pictures!! You have such a precious, wonderful family!! Yeah God!!!!:):) Thanks for the challenge to think about justice and mercy!!

  12. Testimony said,

    on June 19th, 2007 at 7:32 am


    Just saying "Hello" to my friends.

  13. andijeane said,

    on June 19th, 2007 at 7:47 am

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    I am a huge Dickens fan, and I haven't read "Our Mutual Friend," so thanks for the tip! I'm always trying to find Dickens books that I haven't read yet, although something in me doesn't want to finish them all because I'll never be able to read them for the first time again. That's kind of weird, though, because I read his books over and over anyway!

    I was really blessed by your last post. I tend to be the hardest on those I love the most, which is sooooo wrong! Those closest to me should be the very ones I show the most grace, mercy and love to.


  14. sockmonkey said,

    on June 19th, 2007 at 7:55 am

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    I just read your *private-ish* last post while crying. That could SO be me—we're really ALL such knuckleheads from time-to-time, stumbling around trying to ….well, "trying." So happy to see the beginnings of reconciliation….how wonderful and merciful our God is!

    Interested to know how the inter-library loan works out. How's that for a non-sequitur?

  15. JenIG said,

    on June 19th, 2007 at 8:30 am

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    hello again S.Monkey, you'll be happy to know that we were able to find the same movie at the same library in VHS form. it was a drag, tho, because the dvds had additional scenes. what a GREAT movie that was. and the I-L-L still came in handy because our library did not have a Redwall book that bo was looking for. Now he'll be able to get it. yipppeee!

  16. ShayC said,

    on June 19th, 2007 at 11:40 am

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    Howdy 🙂

    Our husband's spoke last night! Pretty neat information exchange!!!!!

    I'm glad you and the children have your anchor back!!!! We are ALWAYS so out of whack when Richard has to be gone.

    Love to you and yours!


    And yes..I'm jealous that you have another guest coming other than us!!!!!! Though I'm sure she is much sweeter and much less trouble than all The Carrs. (ha-ha)

  17. Rebeca said,

    on June 19th, 2007 at 4:04 pm

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    Our Mutual Friend is one of my all time favorite movies! I love it! I think we watch it about once a year. The book is very good too. (Of course!)



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