2.12.2007

john wayne gacy jr.

This is my cottage; Copney Cottage, on the east coast of Northern Ireland. Such a beautiful place. God willing, I plan to go back there some day.

"If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.
...
There is enough dust on some of your Bible's to write "damnation" with your fingers."
[Charles Spurgeon]

Wow. Both of these are so important, yet that is so easy for me to forget. Prayer and reading. ACK. You know, sometimes I will try to pinpoint the problem on some "excuse" of mine, but really it's only in my own selfishness. I think that what I am doing now or then or later is more important than spending time with God. It's not.

"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colours in a parched landscape; but most of all Summer was Dill." [To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee - Ch4]



Word of the Day:
mien
(noun) [meen]

1. bearing or demeanor, especially as an indication of mental state or character: "Tara should have known from Brendan's jittery mien on their first date, that he had deeply rooted, unusually high levels of anxiety."
2. an appearance or aspect; air; bearing







22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

that post was all over the place. i liked it though. encouraging, inspirational, helpful.

Josh Sczebel said...

what did the title have to do with anything?

Jeremy said...

confusing post. i couldnt quite figure out exactly wht the subject was...

joel sczebel said...

jeremy, what's with the mug-shot?

and I didn't get the title either.

"the damsel" said...

i liked the crazy random post. it reminded me of my thoughts at work.
haha.

sweet cottage. i am jealous. someday, i'll find my distant relatives in ireland.
won't they be shocked to know i exist...

Nate said...

Its interesting but I dont really get the subject either.. hahahahaha Joel thats exactly what I felt like saying to Jeremy

joel sczebel said...

i just found out jess has relative in ireland. i am quite excited.

als said...

that was me

~*Jessica Lauryn*~ said...

who has a relative in ireland?

joel sczebel said...
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joel sczebel said...

apparently you do.

als said...

yes jess. you do. or was it england

Elizabeth said...

hm...well i have relatives in northern ireland.
and als, i think you were confused. i am going to live with jess in ireland while she is going to college there.


as an explanation for the confusing title and post: it does connect in my brain, i just don't explain it all. i was listening to john wayne gacy jr and i like that song, i wanted to say a number of things but not in all different posts like miss alysha does. is that enough?
HAPPY SINGLES AWARENESS DAY.

kara. said...

that was me.

~*Jessica Lauryn*~ said...

i have realtives in england and i am going to go to ireland or england for college and you can all come visit me

Jeremy said...

i wish i could go to england someday...

als said...

THAT was it!

Nate said...

I wouldnt mind going to Ireland but England would be better. *psst* (dont tell my ancestors)

joe. said...

time for a new post?

Elizabeth said...

i concur.

Jeremy said...

as do i.

Kristina said...

Well said.