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East Tennessee
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About Me:

I am "complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power." I am "buried with him through baptism, wherein also [I am] risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead." By God's grace, I want to "seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God" (Verses from Colossians 2).

I graduated from the University of Tennessee in December 2005 with a B.A. in English literature. In July 2006 I moved to Germany, where I served for two years as a Resident Assistant at Black Forest Academy, a boarding school for missionary kids. I moved back to Tennessee in June 2008 and spent the '08/'09 school year teaching 8th grade literature and composition at a classical Christian school. This fall, I plan to teach at a homeschool cooperative based on Charlotte Mason's philosophies and, meanwhile, to build my tutoring business.

I am a Janeite.

My blog can be found at:

Favorite Books: 

God's Word.

Fiction: works of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, William Shakespeare, Susan Coolidge, Edith Nesbit, C.S. Lewis, Patricia Wentworth, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, and others.

Non-fiction: C.S. Lewis, Os Guinness, Lauren Winner, Dietreich Bonhoeffer, and historical memoirs by various authors.

Yeah, I'm kind of a book nerd. But is that so uncommon amongst homeschool grads?

Favorite Music: 

Classical: Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms, Bach.

Contemporary: I like pretty much everything acoustic and artsy. Uplifting is good too. Caedmon's Call, Andrew Peterson, Jars of Clay, Chris Daughtry, Eva Cassidy, Andy Davis, Josh Bales, Jack Johnson, and (last but certainly not least) Nickel Creek.

Marital Status:  Single
Want (more) Children:  Yes
Homeschool your children?:  Not sure yet.
Homeschool Legacy:  Homeschool Alum

Highschool Career:  Homeschooled all the way
Education:  Bachelor's degree
Employment:  Full-time
Siblings:  1
Occupation:  Education / Academic Research
Interests: reading, writing fiction, writing letters, playing the piano, writing blog entries, baking, cooking, traveling, and did I mention writing?

Status:  Member
Profile Views:  15730
Profile Updated:  23 Jul 2009
Joined:  31 Aug 2005
Total posts:  362 (search topics created)

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- another thought
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- beautiful weather and scary old men
- "Space"
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- midterms and love languages

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Friends Notes:

Hey you! Thinking of you and praying for you today! Have a great day!
- SDGgirl Denae
Sat Aug 06, 11 4:00 am
Merry Christmas!!!
From the winter wonderland that is Texas!!
- Jason Craig
Fri Dec 25, 09 8:50 am
Happy Thanks Giving!!!
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done
~1 Chronicles 16:8
- Jason Craig
Wed Nov 25, 09 8:13 pm
"Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with THANKSGIVING, and into His courts with praise: be THANKFUL unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His TRUTH endureth to all generations." Psalm 100
- Mamma Nallie
Tue Nov 24, 09 2:02 pm
Hi JESS!!!!! Smile
I just thought I would let you know that I did start a topic on the descussion forum as a continuation from the talk we had at the reunion. It's in M&R it you want to look at it! Smile
- Shannon
Mon Sep 14, 09 9:12 am
You VOTED for us? Wow! Ha ha, thanks for the Oscar!
- FilkinsMelissa
Mon Aug 24, 09 11:04 pm
Aw! Thanks! I loved doing it. You should be in a skit next year!! My sister and I had fun putting it together, and we couldn't have done it without all those talented people!! Cool
- GoodgirlAllison
Wed Aug 19, 09 9:35 pm
I was so embarrassed meeting twice! *sigh* I blame my blondeness. I've used that excuse so much lately! Laughing

Congrats on the job! That is awesome! I haven't heard back from mine, but I know it takes a while with college/state jobs.
- Dakota
Wed Aug 19, 09 4:17 pm
I'm sorry life is so c-r-a-z-y right now! Start of school?

I'm actually going to be up in Knoxville for a mediation tonight (ugh). Sometime I'll have to come up for a non-divorce reason and meet you in person. Smile
- Jo the Merry
Tue Aug 18, 09 8:15 am
OH. MY. Word. I didn't even get to meet you!!! O.o


Sad Sad Where was I??????
- GoodgirlAllison
Mon Aug 17, 09 9:35 pm

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