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All Puckered Out

I am ashamed at how long its been since I posted . . . I really need to get into a better habit . . . Ah well I suppose I’ll just start by catching you up to date.
Well . . . Its been a looooooooooong week.
We had a surprising 6 inches of snow on Monday causing them to cancel school for the rest of the week.
I had my first ever white Thanksgiving! Not that I wanted one . . .
This weekend I spent decorating for the Lights of Christmas and we had our preview performance of Uff Da! Its Christmas! (Sundays 6 and 8!) which went pretty well seeing as how we missed both our dress rehearsals because of the snow . . .
And now . . . I am exhausted. Yeah . . . yeah . . Anyone who knows me knows that I’m usually complaining of being tired but . . . I am pooped. I feel like a zombie. Anyone who’s got some extra sleep that they could pass on to me that would be awesome!
Well Keep being awesome you guys . . . (and yourselves of course)
Cheerio! ~Jane Doe

(Did anyone else notice how that rymthed? haha)

Its the Truth.

A friend of mine reminded me the other day that you have to tell guys things straight out (something I forget now and again.) So that got me thinking . . . What about grils? I know we have a bit of a reputation for beating around the bush and saying things in way too many woards, and bursting into tears when we’re told something straigh out. But the thing is we still want to be told the truth. (Maybe a little more gently but the truth none the less) But why? Isn’t it “easier” to not know “the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God”? What about “ignorance is bliss”? Why would we want to be told the whole story even if it hurts? Well I was pondering this, and I think it goes back to the Fall. God created humans to be good, totally righteous, and honesty is good. Also, before sin, the truth won’t have hurt becuase there was no pain. So even if someone came up to you and said, “Hey man, you’re fly’s undone,” it wouldn’t have been embarrassing. (Oh wait . . .  scratch that example . . ) So even after the whole sin-entering-the-world thing, we still have that desire for honesy, for truth.

The tricky part comes in when you got those situations where you don’t know which is the greater evil – lying or concealing the truth or risk hurting someone or losing a freind? And what if the truth is none of your business? What if there’s a rumor that Srarah Jo ate Jelly Beans for breakfast? (GASP!!) So what if it “true”. DOes that mean we should be telling others about it or finding out what flavor they were?

We all desire truth in our lives, but we need to remember turth goes back to what is good, righteous, and honest. Sure it may not seem good at the time, but another cliche (Actually its a Bible verse) says “The truth shall set you free.” So just remember to think “Is this thing a good truth, that even if it hurts, I wuld want someone to tell me? Or is it a bad truth that can only harm and hurt (and is it a truth  at all?)

Be Yourself, Jane Doe


When I think about equality part of what I think of is fairness. Am I right? They want life to be fair for all people? I suppose thats good, I mean no one likes it when the odss are (or seem to be) against them. But wait. What happened to “Life isn’t fair”? So you’re telling me we’re trying to do something that isn’t even possible?

Now again, I’m not saying I’m for discriminating against a person (peoples) because of race, color, looks, religion, etc. There really is a fine line between everyone being different and happy with who they are and who others are, and everyone being the same and not be able to think for themselves.

There are several pieces of literature (we’re currently reaading Fahrenheit 451 in my English class) that tell (rather dramatic) tales of societies stuck in patterns of equality and sameness. But are they really so far off? If you read carefully you can see several similarities to where were headed today. We could be headed downhill, straight towards one of these “dystopias”, as they call them, at this moment. The only question is, how long will it take to get there?

Personally, I think part of equality is a selfish thing. Are we really looking out for our fellow Americans and humans, or do we just want everything to be fair for us? Do we really want “world peace” or do we just want to bring those “above” us down to our level?

Do people even realize what equality entails? And are we willing to bear the consequences, if we ever do get there?

This random venting political message was brought to you by: Jane Doe (Be yourself! 😉 )


I hear a lot people say that they hope all people will one day be equal and it makes me think, are you sure thats what you want? Do you really want everything, everyone equal and the same? So equality. . .that means everyone’s treated the same, has the same stuff, no one’s left out. Okay, sounds good, but hold up. Do you really want to be treated the same? Everyone’s different and just because you treat them the same, doesn’t mean they are.

Lets take a brother and sister for example. What happens when the parents decide to treat them the equally? Does the brother start receiving dolls for Christmas? Or the sister trucks? Does this make the boy like dolls? Now eventually the boy wouldn’t know any better, but deep down inside he stil admires the trucks at the store.  Does the boy not start begging for trucks? And when he doesn’t get them, then what? He starts stealing them from stores.

Now obviously I took that story to the extreme,  but who knows, it might not be that far off. As humans  we have a desire for happiness, and equality does seem like it would eliminate some conflicts, but it also causes others. One main reason for this is humans have another desire – individualism. We love to be loved for who we are. Why are we fooling ourselves? Admit it,  the one’s closest to you are the ones who know who you are, and not only loves you despite, loves you for it. And those people who only see you for beauty, brains, money, etc. may seem like friends, but deep down inside you know that they would abandon you if they had the chance.

So, maybe you should think twice before you promote equality. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying all equality is bad. I’m just saying there’s a difference between discriminating and differenting.

Be Yourself, Jane Doe


What people want nowadays is perfection. They want the perfect score on a test. they spend their lives trying to find that perfect someone. Didn’t anyone ever tell them no one’s perfect? Well, of course, they’ve probably been hearing it all their lives, maybe even saying it. It’s a double standard, they say that when they went their wrongs to be forgotten. But they spend their lives striving for perfection. Perfect looks, perfect body, perfect house, perfect spouse, perfect life. Where will it stop? Will they ever find perfection. Will they ever just stop and say “Okay, now its perfect,” and be content?

Be Yourself, Jane Doe

The Start of a new Series

We’re reading Fahrenheit 451 in English right now and it really got me thinking about equality. So for the next two days (it was going to be 3 but. . . I sorta forgot one of my points. . . ) I’m going to be  writing what I think about equality. Be sure to check it out and post lots of comments and questions!!!

Be Yourself, Jane Doe

Edit: Well, turns out I’m an airhead and I DO have 3 posts so I know you guys are really excited to read it tomorrow!! haha


I was sitting watching a fire and I realized that Christians are a lot like sparks. They all start the same way – the fire (Christ), but they have very different lives. There’s the sparks that start out good, floating around in the air, minding their own business, but without fuel they quickly extinguish. Then there’s the sparks that land and burn, not only do they grow larger, they also spread the fire.

So which are you going to be? Are you going to flost around in the air waiting for a breeze to sweep you in the wrong direction? Or will you catch and burn and spread the fire, growing larger and stronger?

3Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9He who has ears, let him hear.” Matthew 13:3-9

Keeping spreading the fire, Jane Doe

A letter to the Blogger

Dear Jane Doe,

I feel alone and rejected. I know you’ve had a busy summer and haven’t exactly known what to say, but couldn’t you at least spend a few minutes with me every once in a while? Thanks. That would be much appreciated.

Sincerely, Your abandoned blog

Dear Blog,

I’m terribly sorry I haven’t spent time with you. Yes, I have had a busy summer, but I should have taken a few minutes out of my day to talk to you. Here’s the thing – I was straying from God and since a lot of what I  talked to you about is Godstuff, I had nothing to tell you. But I’d just like you to know that not only do I plan on spending more time with God, I also ill be talking to you more. Please forgive me for abandoning.

Love, Jane Doe

I’m baaaa-aaaack!

So. Wow. I haven’t written in a while. I told myself excuses like “I don’t have anything to write about.” but really. . . . really I didn’t want to tell anyone how I felt. I mean part of it was I didn’t know WHAT I felt but the other part didn’t want anyone to know I was struggling with myself.

You see I have this impression (whether its true or not) that everyone thinks I’m perfect. The Perfect Little Christian Girl. The One Everyone can Trust. The Goody Goody. Anyway you get the point, but then I start thinking that I have to live up to this. . . reputation I’ve made for myself. I start pulling out the fake smiles, the “I’m Fine”s, etc. Once I put my happy face on, I was fine. But I wasn’t. Inside I was in a battle, a battle between being my real true self and that Angel, a battle between everything I had learned at Church and everything I had learned from the world, a battle between good and evil, really.

But today some things changed. I came to school just like normal wearing my Happy mask. But then someone said something to me. My big “sis” told me that God had been putting on her to tell me to look at Him. Just Him.

For me I’m one who is always looking around, always people-watching, always observing. I have a hard time focusing on one thing. Especially the Face of God. But I’m going to try. I’m going put on my blinders. I’m going to focus. And most of all I’m going to pray and God’s going to help me.

Be Yourself,

~Jane Doe


So I was thinking maybe I start a series on James (my absolute favorite book 🙂 ) Now it would be a short one considering James is only 5 chapters. . .

So what do you guys think? Sound good? Got a better idea? Let me know what you think!

Be yourself!

~Jane Doe