28 November 2005

Vengeance is a lazy form of grief -The Interpreter

Back at home in Arizona...SOOOO tired!

24 November 2005


Only at Kids Kastle on Thanksgiving can you watch a bunch of friends play football injury after injury, and run around in circles singing and dancing to the song "Give thanks with a grateful heart" with 8 other girlfriends picking up on Katherine being herself! I miss the group!


22 November 2005

Eternity plus One!

George in Holland accepted Christ today! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!

19 November 2005

KT's new quote

"you're always telling me you have secret agendas...so now i'm a conspiracy theorist!"

16 November 2005


we 'aint got no place to go..so let's go to the punk rawk show!!!
Relient K/MXPX/Rufio concert..oh my, i am so ready! Dancing time! In the words of Katy, "This is my happy face!"


i recently got a myspace and was looking through serching for friends.it saddens me that on the personal profile a lot of people i used to be friends with have a 'yes' marked in either the smoking or drinking section. I saw photos of them in parties i wish they didn't go to. I saw these 'good elder christian kids' take turns for the worse. It saddens my heart...really, it is pretty depressing. As watching people 'get it' in their faith inspires me, so the opposite makes me wish i could weep. Oh yeah, the stress problem and medical issue symptoms are returning..has it really been six months already?!?

15 November 2005

Good Day

First time i really enjoyed the reading in Human Event. Erasmus and Thomas More's Utopia are my kind of satire! Continue praying for my grandparents please!

13 November 2005


Do catholics go to heaven?

Story of my Life to Date...

ok..for the first one: this is THE Katy... You know how much I love ducks!
The Navs boys at the State Fair..and some cute girl on the right! me and stormtrooper!

halloween fun!

12 November 2005

Wonely...i'm so lonely..

It's actually not that bad, i realize i made my xanga sound kinda extreme. I am just a little worried for one of my friends right now. I know they are all grown up but i don't think they are making all of the right decisions right now..i choose to keep this person nameless..please pray anyways. Two weeks from now i'll be home..freaky!!!

08 November 2005

Memory Lane

I remembered what i wanted to write the other day. Billy told me in the car one day that he prayed for Katy's and my own friendship. Not even with him, but just that we could connect and sharpen each other (even through the loose shards and disagreements at times). Do you know how cool that is?!? I love my brothers in Christ..they are so good to me. Now i will ask all of you to pray for Billy, he is having a rough time with his roommate and girlfriend. Until...until.

06 November 2005

Return Policies

"This is the cup God has given us right now and what is up to us is to drink it." -Diana Alexander

p.s. for all of you who helped me out with the situation yesterday..thank you. i have my brother back! Praise God!

04 November 2005


40 min bike ride to the drug testing center...40 min wait...50 min back of dehydrated death in the heat! Santa better bring some great toys for this elf! UGG!

03 November 2005


I have vowed..no more plasma for money. Back to total relience on my parents.. EEEK! you don't know how much i despise and feel bad for that! Yet i know at this time in life i have to. Off to purchase even more art supplies right now! Oh man...

02 November 2005

A soldier in arms

Many of you know who this is..please keep our brother in CHrist in prayer. I can't imagine how hard it must be over there. Have a great day.

Friends, I have much to tell, but little time, so I will write all I can andmay have to finish this later on with a part two. First of all, we were onCNN yesterday. Any of you who caught the memorial service for the fourfallen soldiers here in Baghdad yesterday, that was us. You can actuallysee my building in the background. Things are very somber here, as I havetold previously due to casualties recently incurred. Last night I sat in a chair with a neighbor in front of our buildingsand listened to a battle that was close enough to make out everything. Itwas just outside the wall that is only about 50 feet from my room. Dont'worry, though, as at no time did we feel in danger. We have multipleAirborne units here, and these dudes are bad. We listened to this fightlast night, mostly gunfire with an occasional tank or grenade roundexploding for over and hour, and there was one point in which shots wereheard non-stop for over twelve minutes. It is unlike anything I have everexperienced, and it was very close. Fortunately we did not have anycasualties, and that is where I will leave it. Work is going well despite minor frustrations due to being inBaghdad and not in Dallas, so far as resources, not the actually city. Myinternet connectivity is extremely limited, so bear with me while waitingfor more personal responses, but I assure you I will respond if you writeme! Well, I have much more to say but not the time, so for now know that myheart and my prayers are with you all. Know each of you makes all thedifference in my life, so thanks! I love you guys tons!Keep Up the Good Fight, J.R.

01 November 2005


Oh man, the A/C is down in our dorms! This is not good in Arizona..please mr. a/c fairy..save me! It is so hot, i sweat in my room!

Sir to the 21st

Thank you John Richard Nurge..i miss you. 1 hour, 13 min. and 12 seconds worth!