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(no subject) [Dec. 29th, 2005|03:19 pm]
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You are invited to...

A New Years Eve Black and White Party!

What? A beautiful night of celebration with old and new friends. Food, drinks, music, and cheer! Semi-formal attire-- black and white only!

When? December 31, 2005: 8:00 PM until 1:30 AM. Please plan to leave the party by 2:00 AM.

Where? The Burella Residence. Directions: Take the Main St. WEST cut off
the 403 brantford bound. (There are two Main St.s. TAKE THE
SECOND ONE!) Turn left at the lights. Drive past McMaster
University/ Hospital. Follow this through the city (approx. 6-10
minutes) until you hit Governor's Rd. at a set of lights, turn left. Follow
Governor's up past Highland High School. Make a right onto Davidson
Blvd. Follow through 2 stop signs down into the valley and turn right onto
Gaines Avenue. House number 29! The drive takes approx. 20-30 minutes
comming from Burlington.
Please Bring: Food. We need:

Trays of h'orervres: fruit tray, vegetable tray, meat/cheese/cracker tray, pumpernickle and spinch dip, hot meat pasteries (for those of you who can't cook--you can buy them ready made), shrimp ring, crab dip and crackers
Bring your own beer/ liquor. We will have a table for mixed drinks so bring: OJ, Coca-cola, Ginger-ale... etc
Whatever other great snacks you can think of!
You can also bring a friend or a significant other. :)

Please RSVP Jill and Heather to_hope@hotmail.com or 905-639-0467/905-634-2181
As Always: Drink responsibly, respect our host's property, and please plan to have a DD or take a cab home.

See you there!
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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2005|11:52 pm]
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well

since i don't use this anymore....

http://www.xanga.com/this_surrender .

just incase :)
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(no subject) [Sep. 14th, 2005|10:39 pm]
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An update!

Finally for anyone who even still reads this thing.

Life at school is good. I love my roomates. I love my room! I love some of my classes and the rest I don't hate :p. (Biology and Stats ick) I am taking a night class on Hebrews and it is AMAZING! Soul searching required.

At church we are calling a new pastor Coleman Moore. I am so excited for him to come with his family. This year our church is going to really get excited about the revolution that is Christianity. John and I are loving our youth group too. The kids are amazing. I am falling in love with them deeper than I thought I could. The girls are the greatest and the thing I love about them is that they don't just accept what we tell them--they search it out and weigh it in their hearts. God is teaching me so much through them. He is faithful.

John is still amazing. We are learning more and more about how to work together in life. God is blessing our relationship more and more as time goes by.

So there is a really quick update. Hi to everyone at home! I miss you!

Love.
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(no subject) [Aug. 9th, 2005|09:25 am]
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This weekend I went camping with some of my family. When we went to church on Sunday the pastor prayed an interesting prayer. In this prayer he said, "The earth has nothing I want but You."

That sounds all very Christian and all... but I can't help but wonder if that offends God. When I heard him pray that I wrote down in my notebook, "Is that a slap in your face, God?"

I'm sure the pastor loves God--this isn't about him. But what do you think? I mean, God created this whole world and filled it with things that we can enjoy-- community, food, beauty, romance.... I want those things. Can we really honestly say, "Earth has nothing I want but you"? And is it even right to say that? Doesn't God want us to want these things?

What do you think?
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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2005|06:44 pm]
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going to get my tragus (look it up) pierced with heather

next thursday

i'm just that good of a friend.
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(no subject) [Jul. 16th, 2005|07:25 am]
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"...and I said,
"I am determined to be wise"—
but this was beyond me.
Whatever wisdom may be,
it is far off and most profound—
who can discover it? " Ecclesiastes 7:23-14

[ slighty out of

reach::

just....

just....

beyond me. ]
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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2005|09:15 am]
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one night

at the apartment with heather and sarah

warm air :: dark night

waking up in heat [no air in the apartment. basically: death in a bed. ]

it's so hot. 107.

a phone call from john.

2 hours of cooking with sarah: salmon.

and a long talk with gayle

a drive in the dark

and again: night

Ecc 1:5, "The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises."
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(no subject) [Jul. 9th, 2005|09:30 pm]
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Pictures.

We went to Julie's cottage and had a campfire. Then we watched fireworks together. I like those guys .

It was raining though. We look
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Pictures.

We went to Julie's cottage and had a campfire. Then we watched fireworks together. I like <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/this_surrender/johnandjulie.jpg"> those guys </a> .

It was raining though. We look <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/this_surrender/johnandjill2.jpg". horrible </a> .

end.
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2005|10:46 pm]
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stand out moments from this weekend

traveling mercies by anne lamott [thank you john]

friday's with andy paul and john. and good stories.

campfire with john and john, julie, andy and paul. and "what do you guys think about this...." mmm discussion.

holding baby caidin

a hug from emily rewa. and amazing last names.

watching brandon and christian dive into the above ground pool. from the ground. eeee.

fireworks and rain rain rain

baker books with john

and oh the driving. how straight.

and on the way home we stopped to see nathan in the hospital. slowly better.



ps: there's a boy who i couldn't come see. but he understands. i thank you.
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crash [Jun. 25th, 2005|10:34 pm]
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my cousin Nathan is not okay though. He was in a motorcycle accident last night. My parents just got back from the hospital. He broke both his legs and is in surgery as a I write this. his sternum is also broken (the bone between your ribs.) As for brain activity-- he is really highly medicated b/c of the breaks and b/c onyl one kidney is working, his liver is bruised and his lungs are really bad too. So we will know in a few days.

When my aunt first got to the hospital she kept saying, "Nathan its mom. You're going to be okay. you are in the hospital. If you can hear my squeeze my hand" She said that a lot of times and he squeezed once. So hopefully that is a real sign and not just a fluke.

What happened was that Nathan was on his bike and a young girl in a neon turned left and hit him. Here is a picture of his bike. You can see his shoe and the hub cap of the neon stuck inside Nathan's bike:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/this_surrender/crash.jpg

so that is all we know for now. we are very hopeful though! i covet your prayers for him and for us as his family. thanks.
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