Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

I really like WordPress. This is cool. I am having fun figuring out all the options and stuff. I am not sure if you have to have an account to leave a comment but I am going to try and set it up so that it doesn’t.  I’m all about making things easy.


And thanks for the billions of emails and kind words being sent.  I appreciate the concern, but I am sure you will understand why I’m not giving any concrete explanations.  Geoff and I are praying (as we have been for the last year) that in the end God will be glorified and that we will do things biblically and in a spirit of love and gentleness and maintain a true desire for restoration – and that we would be quick to repent for words, thoughts or attitudes that are counterproductive (yet so tempting to fall in to).  


Geoff and I were going over some of the emails you’ve sent this morning and have been so blessed and really surprised at the tremendous love from brothers and sisters whom (for the most part) we only know thru the blogosphere.  You guys are cool.  I do not take your friendship for granted.  And I appreciate your ongoing prayers.


I had also wondered what my traffic would be since my long-time blog home is unable to give a forwarding address, but I was surprised to see that my traffic (according to my site meter) is higher than what I normally get.  So apparently it hasn’t been too hard to find me.  Either that or it’s just that train wrecks have a tendency to quickly draw a big crowd.


Lastly, thank you to all and any of you who have put up a quick note on your own pg to let others know where to find me.  I appreciate that.


And lastly for reals, I will try and blog again in IL.  I am super excited about the ICHE convention.  Me and Coie are gonna have *big-time* fun.  I can’t believe I am this excited about another 10 hour road trip.  I can’t help it.  It’s splendid.  Me and Coie are getting really good at singing in harmony together.  I might have to post a video soon… 


I gotta go pack!

June 3rd, 2008 - Posted in conventions | | 37 Comments

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  1. Maria said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Get packing.
    Be safe!

  2. Anniemaria said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    If you are in Chicago, you should go to the zoo because it is FREE! Betcha didn’t know that. Well, maybe you did because you are much smarter than me and I only learned this neat-o fact yesterday.


  3. on June 3rd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Wow Jen…imagine my surprise to find you were gone from HSB. Umm, wow. I will set up my feed to capture your posts from here and I will keep praying even more fervently for true restoration. My heart aches for you and Jess. Keep doing the right thing. God will honor you for that. (feel free to edit this post if you need/want to)

  4. Jennifer said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Imagine the www without Jen, I can’t it would be too horrific to consider. We are here for you friend! Have a great conference, and knock ’em dead!


  5. jenig said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Gabalot / Jennifer, come here so I can poke you in the eye, smart aleck. And I am still mad that you are not running the Lamplighter booth in IL. We could have had another hospitality suite party.

  6. Jen said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Yep, your groupies will find you. You can’t hide! 🙂 Just try.
    seriously though, what a witness your gracious response is. Wow.

  7. Rachelle said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    So glad to see you have a new permanent home!! I was so sad to see that yours and Jess’ blogs were deleted! I am praying for all involved.


    – Once upon a time Galatians69 on HSB.

  8. Dell said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Found ya! Bookmarked ya! 🙂

    Praying for travels, restoration, and just jeneral (typo intended) blessings to abound.

  9. Susan said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Jen, ok so my email really was a bit too nosy. I apologize. Just throw that one away. You really did however win my birthday giveaway. Give me your addy and I will get it in the mail this week. Maybe it will be at your house by the time you get back!
    Have fun.

  10. Susan said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    PS–is the blogspot addy not going to be in use anymore? iF not then I will delete it from my feeder.

  11. jenig said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    WHOOOO HOOOOOOO I WON SUSAN”S AWESOME CONTEST. you are so cool, I will email you my addy in a sec. yippppeeeeeeee!

    oh, and yep, this is my new permanent home, so delete away. : )

  12. Jennifer said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Smart aleck, you’ve got to be kidding me!!! I check your blog EVERYDAY just to remain contected to my backwoods, I mean TN friend!!! If the rest of us where somehow keep from the insights into your brain, our lives would somehow be less full. I need your perspectives on life, as I need to learn to mellow out a bit!!! God did mellow me a bit this week, I got the flu after FL, see what all that wild suite partying got me!!! I was wishing you were coming to Portland, OR. I’ll have to scope out the RS booth and see if they draw the same action as the IG girls do.

    Hugs and love, Jennifer

  13. Gina D. said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    This is sorta like musical chairs! Remember that song “Where in the world is Carmen…something, something” Well, I was actually singing that when I was traveling around looking for ya! Anyway, WELCOME HOME! What a lovely page you have! Come and see me at my blog sometime too! Be safe in your travels, I will send up a little prayer to the Big Man for ya!

    Gina D.

  14. Tami said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Hi, Jen,

    You are being very gracious about the situation, and I will be praying for restoration. I am sure it is very hard for all of you to live with day in and day out. You are doing the right thing. Hang in there and keep praying!!!!!

    I have been tandem blogging at HSB and my own domain. I put the link to it above. I will figure out how to add to you my roster.

    (((BIG HUGS))) Tami

  15. Jul said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Hey Jen~

    Give Laurie B.


    Christine M.

    a big hug from me at the conference.

    Hey Laurie will be live blogging, you better
    be careful when she’s around.

    Travel safely!
    Love, Jul

    PS did you hear that “Debbie Reynolds” had an adorable baby girl adding to her precious crew! It has been baby season lately.

  16. Megan said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Wait, I get back and then your leaving! Will you be back for church Sunday? Have a good time and girls, be careful.

    Megan Reed

  17. Marsha said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Okay, you have now set yourself up. You MUST post a videoclip!!!

  18. Deedeeuk said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 5:05 am

    Have a great trip! Thinking of you my friend!

  19. Judi said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 6:10 am

    I was so sad to see that you were even deleted from my friends list. Love your new domain name and will definitely bookmark it. Prayers for your sticky situation – you really are presenting a great witness by not airing grievances. Happy Convention this weekend!!

  20. CrossView said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 6:16 am

    I’ve got the Gingerbread Man song running through my head. =P

    Run, run, run, as fast as you can.
    You can’t catch me I’m the Jengerbread Man….

  21. chickadee said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 8:03 am

    me too. i should be packing!

  22. mamasmurf said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Found you! (Again!) Such a shame about your sister’s blog at HSB being deleted.
    Have a great trip, you busy person!

  23. on June 4th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I’m praying that you do REALLY well in IL because we have a CRUISE to go on, my beautiful sister! We had such a great time with you guys this past week… and thanks to Geoff for quitting his dumb night job.The whole ‘double date’ thing wouldn’t have quite worked with out him. I love you! Call me when you get home. Oh, by the way, i’m holding your pink sunglasses hostage. You’ll get them in November when we get to Fort Lauderdale. That should be another incentive to sell LOTS AND LOTS this weekend. (but really, you left them in our rental car – i can mail them to you if you want). 😉

  24. Jen said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Total nerdy q–you’ll have to tell me how you got photos on your sidebars here? Did you upgrade? Please tell!! i’ve been trying to move my stuff over but can’t figure that one out.

  25. jenig said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Jess, I KNEW you musta had my sunglasses. Maaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnn

  26. jenig said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    PS to Jen… I have no idea how to upload stuff. My friends Shawn and Annette did everything for me. their website is and you can reach them thru their site if you want. They are a great company to work with for web stuff and not expensive

  27. Megan said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Hey Jen,
    Did Coie’s blog get cut off too? I like looking around at her stuff too. What’s her blog address and what’s your email?

  28. jenig said,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Hi Megan, Coie can be found here, at

    and you can reach me at jeneferig @
    i’ll miss you this Sunday! We’ll be getting home from IL late Sunday night

  29. CrossView said,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 6:15 am

    I am so clueless. And since I have no idea what’s going on, let me just say I’m sorry! =(

    But it’s great to *see* you, wherever you are!

  30. Shay said,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 12:11 pm


    Before I forget…make sure Ryann brings a swimsuit…or just something she can swim in. My mother has a pool and we will more than likely go up there for a quick cool off at some point during Ryann’s ever so anticipated visit!!!

    I can’t wait to hear all about your trip…and Oh you definately HAVE to post video of you and Coie harmonizing!!!

    With much love!

  31. Michelle said,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 1:00 pm


    You are a gracious, beautiful lady, and I will keep you in my prayers.

    Wherever thou bloggest, I will readeth….(or something like that) 😉

    Have a safe trip!

  32. kellieann said,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Jen! I’d been meaning to stop by and visit you over here, so thanks for the remider. HSB won’t be the same without you! =( Actually, my dh got me a website for last Christmas, but we’ve just been lazy in getting it set up how I want it. So maybe someday….

  33. Chasmo said,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I just realized that the acronym for your current convention could be pronounced “itchy”… 🙂

    So, I hope you break another record at your itchy convention! We miss you!

  34. Momanna98 said,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I wish I was going to the convention to meet you!! Unfortunately, baby made it impossible this year. 🙁

  35. Angie:) said,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Hi ya sweet friend!:) I am praying BUNCHES for you this weekend!:):) We hope that all is going GREAT!!

    Love you!:)

  36. Michele said,

    on June 7th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Hey Jen,

    I knew something was up when I couldn’t load your blog. So….I went to Kate’s blog, and sure enough, you posted your new address there! BTW, I wanted to tell you earlier, but I didn’t get a chance–about a year or so ago, I got a sample of Home School Enrichment in the mail. I thought: Here is a family trying to start a magazine, I guess I will support them with a year’s subscription–then I will drop it after that. Well, wouldn’t you know that when comparing all 3 of my homeschool mags that I get, Home School Enrichment is now my FAVORITE!! So glad you will be writing for them! Congrats.


  37. Amanda said,

    on June 8th, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Whew! A big thanks to Coie for giving me your new website–I was panicking there for a minute!

    Soo glad to have found you again! Have a GREAT trip!

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