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Monday, August 29, 2005

I want to challenge you (and I hope that you challenge other folks) with Isaiah 58.

How can we quibble and infight and totally miss what God calls us to do? My heart is breaking over our self-absorbed desires to be right, instead of listening to what Jesus and Isaiah say.


“Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins.2 Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God. 3 ‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, [1] and oppress all your workers. 4 Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is such the fast that I choose, a day for a person to humble himself? Is it to bow down his head like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord?
6 “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed [2] go free, and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then shall your light break forth like the dawn,and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’If you take away the yoke from your midst,the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 10 if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.11 And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12 And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
13 “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure [3] on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delightand the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, [4] or talking idly; [5]14 then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; [6]I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Saturday, July 09, 2005

so it's a week until Harry Potter Day, and I'm really excited. I just checked amazon.com to make sure I did have it pre-ordered to arrive Saturday. I can't decide if I should help out at a wedding or stay at home and read the book. I wish I knew what time it would arrive. So, if I don't answer the phone or come to the door, or even show signs of life, it's probably because I'm reading and finding out who the Half Blood prince is. Whoopee!

I also had something else to say, but I forgot what it is. Oh.

I've stopped wearing deoderant for the summer. If I smell bad when you see me, let me know and I'll shower and then hang out with you. It's a marvelous experiment...I don't think I'm smelling too bad yet, even though I do find myself showering daily.

Sorry about the gross personal hi(e?)gene information.

Mmmmm...my grandmother is making garlic better and it smells WONDERFUL. I hear that garlic repells mosquitoes.

Does anyone have any interesting social questions that they would like to see researched? I'll be having to write a thesis sometime in the next two years, and I'm open to suggestions.

I'm pretty sure my family is going crazy.

Friday, June 24, 2005

This post is dedicated to Peanut, with love and affection.

Okay, so i'm back in the promised land, happy and healthy. Well, I don't know if healthy is really the best word. But happy works a lot.

Um, yeah. Please don't tell anyone who you think would lose respect for me, but I've been watching Gilmore Girls, the first two seasons, and liking them a lot. a lot a lot. Sometimes I watch them instead of sleeping or finding ways to be financially solvent. I think I might start being responsible next week.

I plan on reviving the ol' No Paragraph Left Behind: editing services by Emily Chapman idea that I had last summer. I think I"m goign to make a super cool brochure and give it to the people on Main Street first and then work my way down to Highway 12.

When I got to Starkville, I felt like I was home. Yay. Capital H home.

I finally got my hands on The Time Traveler's Wife, that book that Amylovesbooks has been talking about a lot. If I can ever get the Gilmore Girls iv out of my arm, i'm going to start reading that.

Amylovesbooks also has really interesting things to say about public schools, too--I think they are similar to what Jesus would say. You should go check it out.

Yeah, I totally couldn't believe that the PCA had a resolution to pull kids out of public schools. I mean, it didn't pass or anything, but it kinda scared me. Pretty soon they'll be trying to tell us what kind of wine we can drink, or we should be actively involved in working to help the needy and oppressed.

sorry for the sarcasm. I really do actually love the PCA, I promise, I just wish sometimes it would grow up and not take itself so seriously.

I wish there had been a resolution mandating weekly communion. that would have rocked my face off. or mandating the use of only tasty communion bread...why can't they care about the stuff that really matters?

I don't know...this whole public school thing...I mean, i'm pretty sure the heart of man is desperately wicked all the time (I think i'm quoting the bible and not shakespeare) and it's especially so in high school age people, no matter where they go. Maybe just in everybody all the time, regardless of their education or social status.

When I was in ninth or tenth grade, our youth intern person gave a bible study on right before the flood when God was grieved (please read that with an accent mark on the "-ed" part) in his
heart about how evil and wicked people were and the guy said, "people really suck" at the time, I was horrified. But now, he's just right.

anyways, I think i'm going to go check on my friend jane in mexico.
I hope you enjoyed this update, Peanut, and please know that the care package that i hope will arrive soon was inspired by you, too.

love to all (and please don't take me seriously about my PCA comments)
--emily jane

Monday, April 18, 2005

If you want to be the best person I know, and you're over fifty or have parents who are, and who don't know my sister juli, please take or get them to take her survey.

thanks, yo.

Dear Participant,
You have been randomly selected to participate in a survey conducted byTexas A&M University. The purpose of the survey is to examine dietary and other lifestyle activities with adults over 50 years of age.

All of your responses are anonymous. Your name and email address will not be connected with the results of the survey.

The results of the survey are part of a Master's thesis at Texas A&M University under the direction of Julianna Chapman. The survey will take approximately 12 minutes of your time. To complete the survey, click on the link below or copy and paste the link into yourweb-browser.

You will first read a consent document, consent by clicking on a "take the survey" button, and then take the survey.

http://floriculture.tamu.edu:7998/juliessurvey/index.html

If you have any questions please feel free to email Julianna Chapman at julichapman@neo.tamu.edu or Dr. Jayne Zajicek at j-zajicek@tamu.edu.
Thank you so much for taking the time to assist us in our research!

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
DEPT OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES
COLLEGE STATION, TX 77843-2133

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

i just listened to trent dabbs in the house that he lived in in college.

it was one of those mystical experiences.

( i bought the CD used, though, and i kinda feel bad about it)

i also feel sorry that you don't have a copy, janely, because it's stinking awesome.

i think it's more awesome because he used to live in my house.

and it's definitely getting more springlike here--the oak trees have those whatchamacallits/flowers now and other things are starting to look smoky-green and it's not cold and we've had thunderstorms. yum..

peace, yo.

(and, in case you've been looking at the RUF pictures, i'm not dating that boy, we just played our dating game date in st. louis and took a lot of picture to make sure we'd advance to the sweet 16)

--emily jane

okay. so i just had my first collegiate experience with an umbrella--those things are amazing! i don't have to wear a rain jacket, but i'm still mostly dry.

whoa. whoever thought that up was a genius for sure.

(okay, so i'm stupid)

i still love you anyway for thinking that.

--emily jane

Monday, March 21, 2005

okay. i just took the gre and, if i say so my self, kicked serious a**.

thanks for praying.

now i'm off to do a lot of work--skipping classes for the day.

yay.

i'm still tired, though.

love

emily jane

Saturday, March 19, 2005

just for the record, i made it home safely and am now safely ensconced in starkville, mississippi.

i'm kinda glad. i love st. louis, but i was kinda missing mississippi a lot. that might have been because i knew spring was happening, but i don't know. maybe it was because i'm so out of my contact zone (similar to comfort zone)--most of the people there don't know people that i do...i guess maybe if i lived in st. louis and was in the covenant crowd, that would be different, but we were with the new city fellowship crowd and a lot of them were intervarsity people not pca people. if i went there with someone i knew, though, i might be able to handle it. i guess it's always just weird to go to a place and have nobody care about the things you care about--like MSU basketball or what spring is like in Mississippi, or if they know so-and-so who also knows so-and-so, who knows you.

i mean, i saw an ole miss flag on a house and was like, "oh, look! it's mississippi!" and i don't reallly even like ole miss that much, within reason. but, either way, i'm in mississippi now, even though some of my friends thought i was crazy for missing it.

and i'll probably be here for the next two years, so...i guess that's good.

but, anyways, shout out to my friends and acquaintances--if you live in st. louis, i'm sorry i didn't get to see you. i definitely thought about you a time or two.

bye-

-emily jane

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Okay kids. Spring Break starts tomorrow at 1:50 for me. Yay-ish.

Honestly, I've never really liked spring break. I feel like it really breaks up my routine, just when i'm getting used to it.

But i'm still excited, because I'm going on a missions trip to St. Louis with some organization called City Lights. I think it'll be pretty cool.

We're leaving at 3:30 tomorrow from the Grace Pres. parking lot to head up to MO.

So, I might be out of internet for a week. I'll probably have like tons of spam in my box when i get home. Ya'll send me letters too, okay?

I really need to go finish my Kate Chopin paper.

And hey, ya'll be cheering on the Bulldogs. We play Florida in round 2 of the SEC tournament tomorrow.

and, i have a splint in my mouth and i lisp now. It's basically a backwards retainer--it covers my back teeth and it's supposed to help my jaw somehow. I'm not really sure, though.

pray for my trip.

love,

Emily Jane