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Thursday, June 4th, 2015
8:28 pm
Lesson 3: Hebrews 8:1-10:18

DAY 1: Hebrews 8:1-13
1) Look up the word “covenant” in a dictionary and write its meaning.

2) Give the features of the old and new covenants. What were some limitations of the old covenant?

3) What will happen under the new covenant God will establish with the people of Israel? (8:10-12)

4) How is the old covenant described, and what will happen to it? (8:13)

5) Which covenant do you live under? If the new one, how will you thank God for bringing you into it? If the old, when will you ask God to bring you into the new?

DAY 2: Hebrews 9:1-14
6) Why could the way into the Most Holy Place “not be disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning”?

7) How was Jesus Christ able to enter the Most Holy Place? How did this secure our eternal redemption?

8) What other spiritual effects resulted from the shed blood of Christ?

9) What service to the living God are you performing? Perhaps in your church, family, workplace, or other community you are part of.

DAY 3: Hebrews 9:15-28
10) What was required in order to confirm both the old and the new covenants?

11) Why do you think God requires blood to forgive man’s sin? See 2 Corinthians 5:21, Leviticus 17:11, Romans 6:23, and other verses you may know.

12) Christ has appeared once for all. When and why did He do this? (9:26) What would He have had to do if His blood were not all sufficient to cleanse the sins of the world?

13) Christ’s first advent on earth was to be the sacrifice for our sins. What will happen upon Christ’s second coming? (9:28) What are you using your life for as you wait for His return?

DAY 4: 3 Question Method: Hebrews 10:1-10

DAY 5:Hebrews 10:11-18

14) How often did Jesus have to die? Where is He now, and what has He done by His sacrifice?

15) From the cross reference in your Bible, what OT reference is the author using in verses 16-17?

16) What is no longer necessary where there has been forgiveness?

17) What does Jesus’ sacrifice once for all mean to you?

I. Hebrews 8 The High Priest of A New Covenant
II. Hebrews 9 Worship In the Earthly Tabernacle and the Blood of Christ
III. Hebrews 10:1-18 Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All

Christ’s sacrificial blood suffices once for all under new covenant.
Christ is High Priest of new covenant in His blood.
AIM: Hebrews 9:14 “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”

Last week James did a fantastic job explaining who Melchizedek was, what he did, and how he is a picture and a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ and the work He would accomplish and the role He would play. Now that we've seen that Jesus is our High Priest, today we will discuss the New Covenant of which He is High Priest and the ultimate sacrifice He paid and its complete sufficiency.

Truth #1: The first covenant was established as a copy and shadow of what is in heaven (Hebrews 8:5), but the new covenant of which Jesus is head is far superior, as it is established on better promises (Hebrews 8:6).
What are these promises?
~Jeremiah 31:34
The work of the Father in the New Covenant
The “weakness” of the Old Covenant did not sneak up on God the Father, as if some structural flaw in His design only became apparent in the outworking of His plan. From the beginning of the Old Testament God spoke of a coming day beyond the time line of Old Testament history, and of events to begin in that day which were beyond the scope of any Old Testament covenant.
To Adam and Eve God the Father promised a day when a Seed descending from the woman would “crush the head” of Satan, destroying his work and reclaiming from him what had been stolen by treachery and deceit (Gen. 3:15).
With Noah God established a sign of His grace in the rainbow and spoke of the continuation of His common grace to the world for as long as “the earth remains” (Gen. 9:8-17; 8:22).
Through Jacob God foretold the coming of a King, descended from Judah, Who would rule over all nations and peoples, wearing robes drenched with “the blood of grapes” (Gen. 49:8-11).
God told the people through Moses of a coming Prophet in Whose mouth would be God’s Word. Whoever refused to hear that Prophet would be held accountable to God Himself (Deut. 18:15-19).
To David God spoke of a King Who would sit on the throne of David and rule forever (2 Sam. 7:13). Daniel foresaw the time of the coming of that Kingdom (Dan. 2:44, 45), and the prophets Micah and Isaiah spoke of the peculiar character and eternal duration of that reign (Is. 9:6, 7; Mic. 5:1-5).
And, of course, to Jeremiah God the Father declared His intention of bringing the Old Covenant to renewal and completion in a New Covenant, in a day not far hence (Jer. 30, 31).
God the Father has always related to His people by the means of a covenant, a divinely-designed relationship, consisting of promises, blessings, and sanctions, by which He would glorify Himself through a people of His own choosing. He unfolded that covenant by stages throughout the Old Testament, but not in a final way. As we have seen, the Father continually pointed the faithful of Israel beyond the “weakness” of their present arrangement to a coming day when, with a new heart and a new King, they would at last realize the precious and very great promises He had been holding out to them from the beginning.
The work of Christ in the New Covenant
The efficacy of the New Covenant is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ. He came, the Word of God (Jn. 1:14), as the Seed of the woman, the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world, and the King to rule on David’s throne. Jesus proclaimed the Kingdom of God and brought that eternal realm into the flow of human history. Jesus overcame the “weakness” of the Old Covenant by fulfilling all the righteous requirements of God’s Law and bearing all its wrath against sinful men (Pss. 22, 69, 88). He took away the sins of all who trust in Him, so that they might no longer suffer under a burden of disobedience, but be free to know and serve God as He intends.
Having died for our sins, Christ ascended to the Father, received the Kingdom promised from the beginning, and sat down at the Father’s right hand (Dan. 7:13, 14; Ps. 110). From there He gives the Kingdom to the saints and intercedes for them as they seek the Kingdom as their highest priority in life (Dan. 7:18; Heb. 12:28; Heb. 7:25; Matt. 6:33).
Jesus, as it were, cleared the way for the final stages in the drama of God’s covenant dealings with His people. From His throne at the Father’s right hand, Jesus, together with the Father, pours out the Holy Spirit into the people of God, Who applies all the benefits of Christ’s saving work to those who believe and obey His word (Jn. 14:15-24).

Truth #2: Christ entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. His blood cleanses our consciences fully and completely before God!
Monday, April 28th, 2014
12:54 pm
philosophy of education
“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. A child miseducated is a child lost.” Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy said those words, and I wholeheartedly agree. I believe a thorough, quality education is both a privilege and a basic human right, and should not be denied any person for any reason. I believe every person is capable of learning in one way or another, and because of this, every person deserves an education.
What is education? The dictionary defines it thusly: “The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” I love the last statement in this definition: “…preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” Not just life, but a mature life. A full life. A life worth living. I cannot wait to begin my career as an educator and begin preparing my students for mature, full lives.
This leads us into the question: who should teach? I believe that there are certain kinds of people in the world who have no business teaching. A poor or ineffectual teacher can scar a student for life and ruin many different aspects of their education. In extreme cases, a bad teacher could cause a student to abandon their education entirely. I believe educators must be patient, kind, firm, gracious, and able to command respect from their peers and students. I believe they should have a thorough knowledge of their subject(s) and the ability to teach to many different learning styles. I believe an effective teacher should continually challenge their students while not overtaxing them. And if he or she does not wholeheartedly believe that each and every student can indeed learn—and not only learn, but do well—then he or she has no business in education. It is up to the educator to ensure their students’ success.

This naturally means that schools will play an important role in education. The school should provide facilities which are welcoming, engaging, and inspire learning and creativity. The school should provide opportunities for concerts, athletic events, and competitions, and an environment that is safe, fun and educational. Sometimes schools that are struggling with the economy will cancel a program within their school; more often than not, it will be the band, choir or drama program. This is very detrimental to a student’s education. Some students count on the music program at their school—for many students, the music program is the only thing they like about school. Music provides a relief from the logic and linguistics of math, English, history and science. It is also thought that by integrating the different curricula, each subject will build off of one another, enhancing the overall quality of education. I believe this diversity of subjects and programs is extremely important to education. “A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” Horace Mann said that, and I believe he is correct. I believe an education is one of the most important keys to living a full, rich life, and I cannot wait to become an educator myself. I believe it is what I am meant to do.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
4:11 pm
One Direction, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and the Scene, Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyonce. These are just a few of the current “Top 40” musical artists of today. Walk into a middle school classroom and name off these people, and the students will most likely be able to launch into any number of their songs. But can the same be said for classical music? Could children and teenagers today name famous symphonies, or hum snatches of their melodies, or match compositions to their composers? The answer, sadly, is more likely to be no than yes. But there is one composition in particular that all children should be familiar with, in part because it was written specifically for children: Peter and the Wolf by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.
Peter and the Wolf was written in 1936, when Natalya Sats and the Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow commissioned Sergei Prokofiev to write a symphony for children. The intent was to cultivate “musical tastes in children from the first years in school.” This idea piqued Prokofiev’s interest, and he was able to complete the symphony in only four days. The work is 25 minutes long and has an accompanying story and narration, with each character represented by a different instrument and having their own musical theme.
The plot follows Peter, a young Russian boy who lives with his grandfather (and who are represented by strings and bassoon, respectively). One day, he goes out to a forest clearing, accompanied by his cat, a friendly bird, and a duck (represented by clarinet, flute, and oboe). Upon his return, his grandfather scolds him (“Suppose a wolf came out of the forest?”). Indeed, a wolf (represented by French horns) has come out of the forest and has apparently devoured the duck. Peter, the cat, and the bird devise a plan to capture him, which they manage to successfully do, to the great surprise and delight of the hunters searching for the wolf (who are represented by timpani). As the hunters carry off the wolf and Peter’s grandfather scolds and congratulates him, the listener is told that “if you listen very carefully, you’d hear the duck quacking inside the wolf’s belly, because in his hurry, he had swallowed her alive.”
Peter and the Wolf premiered on May 2, 1936, to a less than enthusiastic audience. Indeed, in Prokofiev’s own words, the debut was “inauspicious at best…attendance was poor and failed to attract much attention.” Ten years later, in 1946, Walt Disney produced an animated short film of the symphony, narrated by Sterling Holloway, which was better received and helped reignite interest in the piece.
Interest in Peter and the Wolf – or really, classical music as a genre – is something that should be encouraged from a very young age. A study in 1993 showed that college students’ test scores improved after listening to Mozart; this has been dubbed the “Mozart effect.” The researchers behind this study did not stop with college students, but began to study the “Mozart effect” on young children. Professor Francis Rauscher and Dr. Gordon Shaw found that preschoolers in Los Angeles who received keyboard lessons scored 34% higher on tests for spatial/temporal reasoning than children who received computer training, or no training at all. They also found that kindergartners in Wisconsin who received piano lessons were able to score 36% higher on the same kinds of tests than children who had received no training.
Although similar studies have produced varying results, this “Mozart effect” attracted the curiosity of the nation. And it is not the first of its kind, as research dating back to the mid 1800s has shown that exposure to classical music has various positive effects on children’s development and health. Children of varying ages are usually able to correctly identify the emotional mood of pieces of music, and playing background music while studying or learning has been shown to aid in memorization. As mentioned above, listening to classical music has also been shown to improve spatial/temporal reasoning, which is the ability of the brain to perform difficult, complicated tasks such as math or chess. Children can develop rhythm and motor skills by creating their own instruments, improvising melodies and rhythms, and performing for the rest of their class. They can be taught to physically express the music they hear through dance, by stomping, jumping, swaying, or marching. Humming and singing along with music helps develop language skills.
Music education is clearly a very valuable thing, and the earlier it is introduced, the better. Popular music is all well and good in its way – it is a source of entertainment, enjoyment, and often it provides a sense of solidarity among its target audiences. But popular music can be filled with many messages that are unnecessary, or often downright detrimental, to children and young people’s development. Lyrics filled with sex, violence, misogyny, homophobia, and drug use permeate much of today’s popular music. These musicians are often looked to as role models, but does the world need more young people behaving like Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber? When children could be improving valuable skills like language, motor and rhythm, and spatial/temporal reasoning, simply by listening to Bach and Beethoven instead of Kanye West and Eminem, the choice seems simple. And with fun, lively pieces like Peter and the Wolf written specifically for them, hopefully more and more children will learn to love classical music at an early age.

Journal of Research in Music Education
Effects of Exposure to Classical Music on the Musical Preferences of Preschool Children
J. Craig Peery
Brigham Young University
Irene Peery
Brigham Young University
“Snaring a fresh audience using a cautionary tale" by Elissa Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 August 2013
Prokofiev, Sergei (2000) [1960]. S. Shlifstein. ed. Autobiography, Articles, Reminiscences. Rose Prokofieva (translator). The Minerva Group, Inc. p. 89. ISBN 0-89875-149-7.
The power of music: its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people. S Hallam – International Journal of Music Education, 2010 – ijm.sagepub.com
Thursday, December 6th, 2007
11:42 pm
it was something like but not necessarily Schindler's List
Everyone should youtube Flight of the Concords...they are amazing. "Business Time", "Jenny", and "Hiphopopotomus vs. Rhymenocerus" are the best.

Sigh. There is something so wrong in my life. Something is so very, very wrong. I know what the general problem is, but I have no idea what the specifics are. I am ignoring God in a big way. I am not spending time with Him, not spending time in real prayer, not seeking Him and glorifying Him with my actions. When I have to pray to Him to bail me out of a situation, that is not glorifying to Him. He must be super tired of bailing me out.

All it takes is spending ten minutes just reading my Bible. Five minutes of actually praying. Praise. Thanksgiving. Supplication. CONFESSION. Naming three things I've done that did not glorify Him. Naming three things I did that DID glorify Him. It's not that hard.

Yet I can never do it. I get distracted, make excuses, or just choose not to.

I AM NOT WEAK!!!! Not in Christ, not with His strength that He graciously gives.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst.

I can't wait for the day when I will truly know God. When I will see Him face to face. When there will be nothing to hide. Nothing to do but praise Him day and night, nothing to do but live in perfect fellowship with Him and the ones who love Him. No sin, no pain, no tears, no hurt, no trace of evil left.

But until then, I have to do the best I can with what He's given me. And He has given me immeasurably more than I can ever know. Why then can I not give some of it back to Him?

I want to look to Him and truly live. Fill me with your Spirit, Lord Jesus.

Current Mood: contemplative
Sunday, October 28th, 2007
12:22 am
Couldn't you have just made some sort of inappropriate joke???
So I definitely started writing in this journal when I was fourteen. I'm now definitely about to turn nineteen. I definitely left this journal a long time ago for xanga. Which I left for myspace. Which I left for facebook. Facebook definitely beats all.

But there's still something that draws me to this journal. This is where it all started for me. This journal still retains a taste of what my life was like back then. It is so radically different now, I can't even begin to describe it. I have gained so much wisdom and grown so much in just four years. God has taught me so much and done so much for me.

Like taken away a desire I had, or rather an obsession. That obsession was pulling me away from Him. I wanted to be in a relationship, and I knew who I wanted it to be. But God had something else in mind. And I knew it, and I didn't want to hear it. I ended up wasting eight years of my life because I didn't want to accept the answer NO. I only pray I will never make that mistake again.

I love my cousin Sarah Lynn Wesley so, so much. I am so thankful for her and everything she's done for me. She's one of my best friends now, and I love her.

I'm completely and totally fascinated by art and colors. I love to see the different colors in everything. In the sky, in the clouds, in flowers, in nature, in everything. It's amazing what you can see when you go looking for it.

Olivia, Perla and April are my bestest Chick-fil-A chicas, and I heart them.

I miss my best friend Libby SO, SO, SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! I also miss my friends Daniel, Katie, Kristen, Alex and Andrew.

Several things have broken my heart in the past four months. Several things and several people.

God has always been there to mend it.

Current Mood: pensive
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
11:42 pm
you remind me of those people who said "may i put my parrot up your nostril?"
I remember there was mist
Swirling mist upon a vast, glassy lake
There were candles all around and on the lake there was a boat
And in the boat there was a man

Wandering child, so lost, so helpless
Yearning for my guidance

Angel or father? Friend or Phantom?
Who is it there staring? (Have you forgotten your Angel?)
Angel, oh speak - what endless longings
Echo in this whisper

Too long you've wandered in winter
Far from my fathering gaze
Wildly my mind beats against you (You resist)
Yet my soul obeys!

Angel of Music, I denied you
Turning from true beauty
Angel of Music, my protector
Come to me, strange angel

Raoul, I've been there
To his world of unending night
To a world where the daylight dissolves into darkness
Raoul, I've seen him
Can I ever forget that sight?
Can I ever forget that face
So distorted, deformed, it was hardly a face in that darkness
That darkness
But his voice filled my spirit with a strange, sweet sound
In that night there was music in my mind
And through music my soul began to soar!
And I heard as I'd never heard before
(What you heard was a dream and nothing more)

Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
11:40 am
"Here's lookin' at you, kid."
Ohhhhhhhhhh my gosh, prom was BEYOND AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was soooooooooooooooooooooooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!  I am so glad I went.  My dress and shoes were amazingly beautiful and comfortable and I loved wearing them!  We all had such a wonderful time!!!!!  Briley, Rachel, Libby, Grace, Nelson, Andrew and Amy are the funnest people EVER to dance with.  Briley's pretty much a dancing BEAST. 

So here are some pictures from the amazing night known as PROM!!!!

Beautiful girls...Leah, Katie, me, Briley, Rachel, Rachel, Grace, Amy and Libby.  Feel the hottness.

Me and Kristen.......Kristen, Alex and Bennett all snuck in on the same little sliver of bracelet that I found on the floor.  It was beyond amazing.

Hahahaha I LOVE this pic.  I wish I had the one of me and Bennett, but that's okay.  He'll send it to me...

Rachel and Briley....they're pretty much stunningly hott.

Me, Katie and Kristine!!!!  Such beauticiousness!!!  (This was AFTER Krit and I had recovered from the floor shaking madly.)

Me, Katie and Ty.  Ty's a really good dancer!!!!  I'm not....as I proved when we were trying to waltz...oh well.  I did better with Caleb and Alex...  

Some of the mad dancing that happened during the evening.  It was pretty much the best EVER.

Me, Alex and Bennett.  This was taken outside the ballroom before they snuck in....hehehehhehe suckers.

I have only two regrets about prom...well, three.  First, that Kristine and I did not get to dance with Rimmer.  Second, that I did not have a date, as I spent the whole time dancing near people instead of with people.  Third, that Mindy was not there to help us get ready and to be snuck in at visiting hours on the amazing sliver of bracelet.  But other than that, prom was the best EVER and I can't wait to go again next year!!!!!!!!!!! 
Sunday, April 9th, 2006
3:57 pm
Please tell me you keep a diary, please oh please oh please
Oh my gosh guys....Colorado was beyond amazing.  My life has truly peaked.  And here are some pictures to prove it.

One of the amazing views from the absolutely MISERABLE 18-hour bus ride there...isn't God's creation just indescribably beautiful?

I didn't get any pictures at Focus on the Family (best place ever btw), but here's the outside of the beautiful Air Force Academy Chapel where we got to sing.  

And here's the inside, with us actually singing.....it was pretty amazing.

Us singing at Copper Ski Mountain.  THAT was fun, except I had no sunglasses...

Me and my buddy Kelsey shopping the first night

Me and my beautiful roomies...Caitlin, Audra, me, Katie, Jenny and Demi.  Elicia took this picture....

Ty and Jordan, my two favorite percussionists ever. 

Us picking up trash in Breckenridge.....I stole this picture from Katie.  

Me and the gorgeous Audra....how I love this picture.  I think it's my favorite of all.

Demi and I holding Jess's postcards.  MAN, why do I not have a picture with Jess?????

Awwww!!!!  As my dad said....if this isn't classic mother/daughterness, I don't know what is. 

Us playing right as the snow was about to come...it was so cold!!!!!

Some of us at Starbucks...we went to Starbucks every day while we were there!  It was awesome.

Ashlie, Lindsay, Mrs. Rooke and me on top of the mountain.  We spent $15, rode up there on the ski lift and rode back.  Best $15 I ever spent.

Sunday, March 26th, 2006
9:45 pm
Man, Bennett has studly toes.........

Stephanie and me.......she's wearing my lovely prom dress!!!!  How come both she and Amy look so much hotter in it than I do????

It's me, wearing the pearl bracelet that Brian STOLE from me a year and a half ago and FINALLY sent back with Stephanie.....geez.  Men.

Bennett and Leah......they're soooooooo twinkies!!!!!!!!!  Hehehehhehe I love this picture.

It's me and a bunch of gnomie winners...Bennett won best supporting actor, Daniel won best actor, and Andrew won best director!!!!  I'm so proud to be in a picture with them.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
3:55 pm
Chinchilla......I trusted you!!!!!
Hehehe we need to hear the chinchilla song again.

So co-op was today and Libby was all making me look bad because she freakin got a 99 on her chem test!!!!!!! I'd be a lot madder if I wasn't so excited for her, cuz that's a purty darn stinkin hard grade to get. I only got a 93...*hangs head in shame* Then Nelson got a 95 or whatever on his Emma paper while I only got an 88....ugh. Why you guys gotta be so smart??????

And then another awesome thing that happened was before math when Briley and Rachel and I were talking to DJ and Ryan...I'm all complaining about how everyone's going out of town for spring break and DJ's like, "yeah, I'm going out of town too," and Ryan's like, "I'm not," and I'm like YAY!!!!!!!! And I totally didn't mean for it to sound like that...oh well. Hehehehhehehehehehhe it was really funny though.

So as I was explaining to Briley...when I'm bored, I put on a lot of makeup and take pictures of myself. Here are the results, with me trying to see if Jamie Lee Curtis was correct when she said a girl can never wear too much blue eyeshadow.  Oh, and I also had some blush on as well.   That mostly just looks like it was really hot in my room.

You can see how crooked my glasses are in this one...

I look weird in this picture......I look like a mean librarian!

My usual pondering picture

I look strange in this picture too......hmm.

Hehehehhe I was trying to see what I look like asleep...but I just look like I'm pouting with my eyes closed.

There are a few more.......but I have to go to work anywho.  Hehehe now you all know what Katherine Lynn does when she is bored.  And does not want to do school.

Ugh, chemistry test this week.  But only EIGHT MORE WEEKS OF SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!  EEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Current Mood: rushed
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
9:02 pm
You want a goodbye WHAT?????
SUPAHSTAH!!!!!!!!!  Hahahahahahhaha we sooooooooo need to do that whole thing over again.  Me, Briley, Rachel, Grace, Libby and Amy spending the night at Grace's, eating free Chick-Fil-A food, watching Superstar.  Oh man.  Good times.

Sigh, co-op was today.  It was all right.  Brian called me three times, once in the middle of art history and twice in the middle of math.  He's pretty much my spatula buddy by now.  Ohhhhhhhhhh yes.  Some of the BEST memories EVER.  Oh, and I played my solo for Mrs. Helmreich, Mrs. DeMetrotion, and a bunch of seventh graders who pretty much had their mouths open the whole time gaping at me.  And I played terrible.  Seriously, I was so awful.  I'm officially freaked out because solo/ensemble is in NINE DAYS.......EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!  But at least I have a lesson tomorrow.  Yay!  

Hehehe, tomorrow will be so fun.  I get to go to the Rookes, go walking with Grace, go to Chick-Fil-A where she's gonna APPLY FOR A JOB!!!!!!!  AND I get to babysit Jake!!!!!!  I'm so excited guys.  Fun stuff.  

Jenna, I hope you feel better!!!!!  And I really hope you don't have mono.....that will definitely raise some SERIOUS questions!!!!  You probably have strep throat, it's been going around like the flu did last month.  Either way, I hope you feel better soon!

Sometime I need to get together with Kristen, Julie and Midi.  Not even kidding guys.

And eventually I WILL get around to calling Mindy....urgh.  Too many things to do!!!!!! 

And now, for your enjoyment, some pictures from Center of Hope.

Grace, Leah, Briley and Bennett......why isn't Grace looking at the camera?

Briley and Leah........they're so hot

But not as hot as Amy!!!!  I mean look at that face. 

Me and Bennett....I look so bad!!!  Bennett just looks retarded...hehehe.  He did take the picture himself....

Okay, time for bed.  So tired.....and I have to get up early tomorrow.  Tomorrow is such a busy day!!!!!!

"Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll kill you, tomorrow..."  HEHEHEHEHHEHE good times.

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, February 11th, 2006
10:27 am
Play that funky music, white boy

So I got tagged by Katie again.....wheeeeeeeeee this is fun.

5 of life's simple pleasures:

1.  Sitting in Starbucks sipping a peppermint mocha listening to Frank Sinatra or Bing Crosby

2.  Leaving a very crowded, very hot, very noisy gym to go sit in a quiet, cooler room and just think about everything and nothing at the same time.

3.  Going to Barnes and Noble and reading for hours and hours.

4.  A big hug from a friend. 

5.  Thrift store shopping

I tag Grace, Jenna, Abby, Briley and Ty of course.  Bwahahahaha.



Me and the gorgeous Kristen P. Nelson

Kristen and Shelly

Me, Rachel and Ashley.....I simply can't get enough of the vintage awesomeness

Amy and Briley trying to look hott.....and look, Amy's wearing the jeans and converse AGAIN...

Me and Alex......him all 1970's vintage and me all 1950's vintage.  Only without my awesome shoes...oh well.

Me and Bennett, the totally NOT vintage guy....and the guy who kept changing shirts all throughout the night...

Amy, Bennett, Briley and Jared....oh my.

And to finish up....it's me gettin jiggy with it.  Or whatever.

I love love LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE thrift stores!!!!!!!!  Oh my goodness, I so do guys.  They're so amazing.  And I love all my awesome friends, and I love dancing, and I SERIOUSLY cannot wait for prom!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so excited guys.  Now all I have to do is buy my ticket.....

Dad and I are going to lunch today, and then I'm working......I just hope that tomorrow I'll actually get to Center of Hope and back without leaving anything or missing the van.  I really haven't been able to do that lately....it's weird.

We got another e-mail that said some widow from Uganda wants us to transfer 25 million dollars to the U.S. and then she wants to give us half of it.  Ooooookay then.

Does anybody have a copy of Annie that I can borrow?  The old one with Carol Burnett and Aileen Quinn?  Cuz I'd really like that.....

Time to go......do something.....

I heart Midi.  DANG it, I didn't get a picture with her!!!!

Current Mood: good
Sunday, December 25th, 2005
8:29 pm
Happy Christmas!!!!!!
So this Christmas was pretty much the best Christmas ever, not because of the presents but because of church, my wonderful family and friends, and pretty much zero stress. A few things to note....

I think I love John Hendricks and Daniel Long.

Season ten of Friends is AWESOME.

Starbucks rocks.

I love my job at Chick-Fil-A.

Christmas on Sunday is da bomb.

I am so totally seeing my entire family in THREE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! Or maybe four...still can't wait!!!!

Okay, that's all. Oh yeah, I love Dan Radcliffe. And don't forget the reason for the season!!!!

Let all mortal flesh keep silence
And with fear and trembling stand
Ponder nothing earthly minded
For with blessing in His hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth
Our full homage to demand

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away

At His feet the six-winged seraph
Cherubim with sleepless eye
Veil their faces to the Presence
As with ceaseless voice they cry
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Current Mood: peaceful
Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
3:38 pm
Yeah, my mouth says the words but my brain is thinking MONSTER TRUCKS!
Ground Rules: The first player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 weird habits of yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a lj entry about their 5 quirky habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their names.


1. instead of doodling, I write names. Friends names, names I like, my name, printing, cursive...but i never draw. I just write people's names. My pewsonal favwites...
Girls: Jennifer, Amy, Ella, Mary Beth
Boys: Caleb, Chandler, Joel, Price

2. I talk to myself out loud a lot....it's really weird. I promise I'm not schizophrenic though...oh and I also have conversations with my friends when they are not really there. It's very strange.

3. When I do talk out loud to myself, to make it more interesting I will sometimes do it in a British accent. And sometimes I will even practice British lingo.

4. I can't stand it when the pillow-top on my mattress gets messed up. Nooo no no it must be PERFECTLY IN LINE with the mattress.

5. i used to have a thing about Subway where i literally couldn't eat there. Thankfully I am over THAT nonsense now...

that was weird. so anyway...

i tag...five more people. Whoever. I guess.

So IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII went to see Harry Potter 4 with TORIA who I freaking haven't seen in like three years. Word UP. I am still ticked at Dan Radcliffe though........

Current Mood: tired
Monday, October 31st, 2005
9:22 pm
I shouldn't be laughing, I should be laying down papers for you!
What is your middle name? Lynn.....so pretty and simple. I like it.
2. Last person you kissed? ew, nobody. I'm homeschooled.
3. What are you listening to right now? the incredibly LOUD TV in a freakin OTHER ROOM...
4. what are the last 2 digits in your phone number? ...............02, or 42
5. What was the last thing you ate? a couple of Hershey's kisses (leftover Halloween candy)
6. Last person you hugged: my momma
7. How is the weather right now? It's a tad chilly, I love it
8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Becky
9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Whether or not they are cute hehe
10. Favorite type of Food? DUH taco salad!!!!!
11. Do you drink? ew, no. I'm homeschooled.
12. Do you smoke? see above
13. Ever get so drunk you dont remember what you did? and above
14. Hair color? brown with reddish tints
15. Eye color? really pretty brown (hehe sry I love my eyes cuz I think they're my prettiest feature, I'm so vain)
16. Do you wear contacts? Nope, glasses for me. I've had them for the past fifteen years and I'm not about to get contacts, thank you very much!
17. Favorite Holiday? Christmas by a loooooooooong shot
18. Favorite Month? June, NO SCHOOL!!!!!!!
19. Have you ever cried for no reason? Yep, I can work myself up pretty well
20. Last Movie you Watched? Uhhh...Wallace and Gromit! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD movie rot der, EVERYONE should go see it.
29. What books are you reading? Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (seriously, Mary Shelley had a WEIRD life...)
30. Piercings? Ears (the only piercing I ever want)
31. Favorite movie? That’s really hard...or not...LOTR!!
32. Favorite basketball Team? uh...Mavs? For Toria? I don't know!!!!
33.What were you doing before filling this out? reading ppl's xangas and thinking about updating mine. Hey, you should go check it out!
35. AIM? I have AIM, yes
36. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn? I don’t like popcorn, it's gross
37. Dogs or cat? DOGS, I hate cats (don't tell Rachel Wilson)
38. Favorite Flower? Roses, passion flowers, marigolds, basically all flowers that aren't dyed. Those are gross.
39.Have you ever been caught doing something you werent supposed to? More times than I like to admit, gosh.
40.Are you single or taken? single and happy (well most of the time happy, I am still a woman!)
41.Have you ever loved someone? never been IN LOVE with someone, but I love tons of people, yes
42. Who would you like to see right now? Briley, Rachel, Grace, Libby, Nelson, Bennett, Daniel, Mindy, David and Brian. That would just make my day rot der.
43.Are you still friends with your ex? No cuz I don't have an ex, I'm homeschooled
44. Have you ever fired a gun? only if water guns count
45. Do you like to travel by plane? Weeelll it's definitely much better than by car, but seriously, I HATE airports...
46. Right-handed or Left-handed? Right
47. If you can be with someone right now, who would it be? as in......in a relationship with someone? I'm not even going to answer that question.....
48. How many pillows do you sleep with? dos
49. Are you missing someone? Brian, Toria (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE we're going to see Dan Radcliffe, Tom Felton and Rupert Grint in like 3 weeks!!!!!!)
50. Do you have a Tattoo? No, I hate tattoos. They're gross.
51. Do you still watch cartoons on saturday mornings? Heck no, I'm always gone in the mornings, except Saturday, in which case I am freakin SLEEPING IN.

Well, men are losers. That's all I can say. Men can be such jerks. So why do I want one, hm? So very strange how that works. It's just annoying when I have to read about how Dan Radcliffe wants a girlfriend...um, I would so be his girlfriend, not even kidding. Sorry Toria, he's mine. You can have all my LOTR people...

So nice to post in my LJ again. My birthday is in FIVE DAYS!!!!!!!! Five days till I'm seventeen!!!!!!! Word up.

Bedtime now. I love Bennett, Briley and Rachel.

Current Mood: sleepy
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
7:31 pm
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments
My soul fights primal eloquence
And wraps me in song
Wraps me in song

If you would comfort me
Sing me a lullaby
If you would win my heart
Sing me a love song
If you would mourn me and bring me to God
Sing me a requiem
Sing me to Heaven

Touching me, oh love and passion
Pain and pleasure
Touching me, touching me
Grief and comfort
Love and passion
Pain and pleasure

Sing me a lullaby
A love song
A requiem

Love me
Comfort me
Bring me to God

Sing me a love song
Sing me to Heaven

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, June 3rd, 2005
8:49 pm
Oooh, I'm shaking in my bright yellow shirt......

Hahahaha......I love this picture.

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, May 19th, 2005
1:14 pm
And when guests come over they can stay on the Tootsie rollaway bed!


Me, Nelson and Libby in line at the Divebomber!


Getting pulled up there...


Hangin' around....


hehehehe my hair makes me look like some weird bug...


Me, Nelson, Libby and Alex in line at Mr. Freeze....notice our lovely pink flowers behind our right ears.


This is my favorite pic of us.......it's the background on my computer.  I LOVE IT!!!!

well this was fun.  Nice to post in my LJ again.  Did y'all miss me?


Katherine Lynn

P.S. ohhhhhhhhhh my gosh Toria I forgot to tell you..........I SAW THE MIDNIGHT SHOWING OF STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!!! 

Current Mood: tired
Monday, May 2nd, 2005
9:55 pm
So long dearest old LJ, you have served me well.
I do believe this is it. I think I'm not gonna post in my LJ anymore. I like xanga better and I've got a lot more xanga friends. I will visit LJ every now and then, and I've had so many good memories on it. But don't expect a ton of posts anymore.

I will miss it...and it's been soooooooooooo awesome.

Now on to xanga. Visit me there if you would like. /thedirtygentiletrashcan.


~Katherine Lynn

Current Mood: peaceful
Sunday, May 1st, 2005
3:31 pm
Be quiet!!!!! I'm talking!!!!!!!
I LOVE PETER!!!!!! He is the dancer, football player, and two-year-old of my dreams. Oh my, I love that child.

So GRAHAM has been home yesterday and today which was AWESOME, I missed that dude more than I thought. And I am so angry and sad and disappointed that I do not get to go on the Taiwan trip. Now that it is actually happening and all these awesome people are gonna go, I don't get to go. At first I was gonna go and it wasn't really an actual trip and only like 3 people were going, but now a lot of awesome people are going and it's really happening. It makes me soooooo mad. Because now I won't get to see Andrew for probably another year and a half. And it's already been a year and a half since I've seen him. IT SUCKS!!!!!! I miss Andrew sooooooooooooooo SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! GOSH I'M SO MAD!!!!!!! I would so rather go to Taiwan than family camp. Stupid stupid stupid......

So I went to George's funeral, poor Hannah and Gabriel had kind of a hard time as I'm sure all the family did. Be praying for the Shurtleffs guys, they need it.

Then after the funeral I babysat for Andrew and he was kinda grumpy but pretty subdued so it was all good. I got paid 30 smacks which means that since last Saturday I've made more than $100....it's pretty darn suweet if I may say so myself.

THEN after babysitting Laura took me up to SMU so that I could go to Mindy's recital which was seriously so AWESOME!!!!! I'm gonna miss going to them, they're really good. I sat with Daniel and Libby and Briley which was pretty sweet. Mindy played so awesomely as did everyone...man, it was a good recital.

Then today I played flute for the Kids' Choir...I mean Children's Chorale...and that went really really really really really well so PRAISE GOD!!!! Then Josh taught Sunday School cuz Keith and David and Andrew were in Austin at this Jars of Clay concert which they said was really awesome. And then the baptism/picnic. Hehehehe the best moment was when Hayden Schill got baptized and Mason was all like yelling from the tree, "Hey, I know that girl!" And then everybody was all like telling him to be quiet...hehehehehehe gotta love the Mase.

So now I'm gonna go over to Grace's and then we're going to the Hendricks to play some ultimate and more such athleticness...I love it!!!!!

And I love Grace....hehehehehehehe.

Current Mood: excited
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