Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

It’s still hot.  It’s going to hit 90 today.  GROSS.  But by this Friday it’s supposed to be in the 60’s.  That’s more like it.  When I was a little kid I lived in Alaska and every year when we went trick-or-treating it was snowing.  Years afterwards, when we had moved off of that iceberg, every where I lived (Washington, England, Germany) I always expected to see snow by mid October, and it didn’t generally happen, and I always felt cheated.  Why am I telling you this? I have no idea.  But just for the record, I dislike long stretches of snow just as much as I dislike long stretches of oppressive heat.  Do you people in Hawaii thank God for the weather every day that you’re there?  Probably not.  I always think that I would… but it’s human-nature to become used to (and even expectant of) ongoing pleasantness.  That’s too bad.  I wish I could always be extraordinarily persistent in my gratitude for all the blessings in life — big and small. But it’s fun to have something to work towards, so I’ll keep stretching for that.


So guess what?  My spectacular daughter, Ryann, who is not only almost the wittiest person I know, but also almost the most considerate, helpful, generous, helpful, fun, helpful, person that I know — and she has an important event coming up.  Her daddems is going to baptize her this Sunday at our Most Excellent Church.  Maybe say a prayer for her if it comes to mind.  She is also going to share her testimony and she does *not* love speaking in front of large crowds; she doesn’t like speaking in front of more than one person at a time – maybe she could just meet with everybody individually one-by-one in the pastor’s office. I should see if there’s still time to put in an announcement in the bulletin: “Church Service for Sunday the 14th will be from 10:45 am to 7:15 pm”.  We have some dear friends who are also going to come and witness this special event.  We are looking forward to it, and I am thankful — SO thankful– that she loves God and truly, sincerely seeks after Him with her whole heart.  There is no greater joy than this…  I love you, Ryann!


PS Did you read my friend Sarah Small’s entry on Open Windows?  Yeeee-ikes.  It is an excellent post and her true story about overcoming real fear


PPS have you signed up for the Abingdon Barn Dance?  It’s coming up quick!

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  1. Anonymous said,

    on October 8th, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    I'd like a link

    Can you post a link to Sarah's post? I don't know where to find her…



  2. me again, from the other entry said,

    on October 8th, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    ok, here is one for you:

    How about "Sweetheart?" That works, don'tcha think?

    Salamanders are yucky,


  3. Anonymous said,

    on October 8th, 2007 at 5:45 pm

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    Actually, it wouldn't be nine hours long….more like four (30 minutes of that is the time from passing out because of being so nervous, to recovering). Why can't I just record my testamony at home and then play it at Church and mouth it??? That would be way easier.

    Um, is she calling me yucky?

    BTW, I can go up to two people at a time. I've done it before but I was really really nervous. I'm serious!

  4. 2peter318 said,

    on October 8th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

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    I don't know if I should tell you this, but we had about 6 – 7 inches in a town we had to go to last Saturday. It's all gone now, but it was fun while it lasted. It will be back again soon. 🙂


  5. chickadee said,

    on October 8th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

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    i read smallworlds' post and it was awesome.

    congratulations to ryann! i hate talking in front of groups too. i feel her fear!

  6. Anonymous said,

    on October 9th, 2007 at 11:24 am

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    Hey Everyone!

    This is Pam again, just wanting to know what y'all think of this recent rash of unseasonably warm weather. Global warming? Just a fluke?

    Let me know what you think!


  7. Cha-cha said,

    on October 9th, 2007 at 1:34 pm


    Woke up to 21 degrees outside this morning!! I was almost giddy! Life doesn't get much better than this – okay, well maybe 6 feet of fresh powder outside…. 🙂

  8. jess4him said,

    on October 9th, 2007 at 2:57 pm

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    I have *the* coolest niece EVER. She is totally cool, funny, obnoxious and sweet. I love her to death and one of these days her uncle cha-cha and i are going to fly her up here to see us. 🙂 Congrats to Ryann, and i think its cool that Geoff is going to do the ceremony. Can you find someone to tape it PLEEEEEEEASE and send it to me??

    Also, your account of AK is totally not fair cause you lived in FAIRBANKS.. YUK! No way could I stand it up there.. We down in Anchorage have the ocean regulating the weather so it doesn't get NEARLY as cold here. In fact, it gets colder in the midwestern states down there! And our snow does not stay and stick all winter long. Believe it or not, it comes and goes. We'll have week-long stretches, but other than that, it's not too far from how a lot of other, milder places are! 🙂 (still trying to convince you to move here)..

    love your persistent and bossy little sister.. and i emailed you. go check it. (sounds like a rap- "check it, yo check it.. whapawhap… ). I so don't know how people do that and call it music. lol

  9. Anonymous said,

    on October 9th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

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    OBNOXIOUS???!!!!??? In what way?

    TAPE IT? Ugh, are you trying to kill me? If I watched the video, I'm sure I'd NEVER watch it again (too much on the embarrassment). You know, I did invite you, but, nope. You think your too good to see someone get dunked. 😛

    Look forward to seeing you on thanksgiving. You're bringing that jam that you made, right? And the pie stuff that you made and took pictures and put on your blog (not that, fresh stuff, please). It looked really good. I told Coie that you're an awesome cook and she said "Awesome? When did she cook for you?" I couldn't exactly answer that, but I'm totally sure that you are.

    Tell Cha-Cha…tomolito, chigger, potato, whatever you call him, that I said hi, please!

    Sorry mom, you probably thought YOU had another comment. 😀


  10. 2peter318 said,

    on October 9th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

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    I saw a post on my blog reader about you asking for prayer, but now that I came here it's gone. Maybe you took it off. But I did want to say that I prayed for you when I read it, and I hope that things are going better for you. 🙂


  11. Christine Masloske said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 8:13 am


    Hi Jen!

    I, too, saw your prayer requests and am praying for you. So sad that the professing body of Christ treats their own so terribly. You are so right on in the Word with your knowledge that we must love one another, forgive one another, bear each other's burdens, all because we love Jesus Christ our Lord. Stay strong; put on the full armour of God and know that the saints over here are praying for you and your family!

    Love in Christ,


  12. Ruth said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 10:06 am

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    I just wanted to say Congratulations to Coie on her scores. I forgot to add that in my last comment.

    Way to go, Ryann. I am praying all went well.

    I wish I could join you at the barn dance.

    I, too, wish I was more consistent in my gratitude and looking for things to be thankful for and not grumble.


  13. wardssward said,

    on October 12th, 2007 at 1:20 am

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    "There is no greater joy than this"… I AGREE!!! That is my main prayer for our 2 boys, that they will be baptized some day. What a special blessing to have your daughter also become your sister in Christ! Congratulations to Ryann! May she continue to grow in God's grace and love.


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