elizabeth duncan





October 28 2005

I'm a real teacher now!



October 28 2005
Oswald Chambers is awesome:

          Jesus Christ did not say "Go and save souls" (the salvation

           of souls is the supernatural work of God) but "Go and teach
           (disciple) all nations" and you cannot make disciples unless
           you are a disciple yourself.

He continues to talk about the challenge of such work, which is my relationship with Him, not the difficulties of salvation.  The only thing I can do is to make sure I have "boundless confidence" in Christ.


October 19 2005

Okay, I know it's just the back of them, but my friend emailed me this pic of Justin and Cameron from the other night!



October 17 2005

I saw Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz this weekend.  It was one of the coolest things ever.

They were in downtown Memphis, complete with bodyguards and an entourage.  And yes, they look the same in "real" life!


October 07 2005
Kathleen's here!




October 06 2005
I love my little sister. I'm so glad I get to hang out with her for the next few days!

Today I drove forever and ever (amen) and then we went to the mall and Target. Kathleen got a new shirt ("Team LC" for all you Laguna Beach fans) and she bought me some boots! YAY for new shoes!

Tomorrow we are going to see In Her Shoes. We both read that book over a year ago and loved it...so it's cool that we get to see the movie together.

Right now I am learning how to use my iPod as a hard drive. Fun!

Annnnnndddd, that's all!


photo from spencertheduck

Our "signature scent"


I like this picture!

September 27 2005

photo from sarah


September 14 2005
Last week Rachael Meyer put the names of some missing hurricane victims on some bracelet things (my kids thought I'd gone clubbin'). The point was so that we'd pray for each person specifically. The person I had was Earlene Thompson, a 72 - year - old with diabetes, missing from her nursing home. So I prayed for her for a few days, then my bracelet got gross so I took it off. Well, today I did a search to see whatever happened to 'ole Earlene and this is what I found:


So, I'm sitting here at school in tears because of this wonderful story that God, for some reason, wanted me to be connected to. Wow.



September 01 2005
I Thought In My Heart...

Is this called discontent? Like the meaning behind the father's proud and angry stroll into the church with the mother s
traggling behind with the child, they both smiled. When they reached for the door they were happy again. Grim faces mope about (they ask), "How shall we live today?" They walk back-first through the crowds in rooms, looking only for a faster way to advance and pay, throw the deadliest smiles, such things that will never suffice. Their spirits cry, "All I want to hear is that I'm ok. But the light burns me." To these people I owe my greatest apologies, for I have been made aware of their needs but I'm afraid that I might share His disgrace. In these thoughts the truth is stripped away. Peeled and peeled away.But because of His great love, we are not consumed. His compassions never fail. His mercies are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness Lord unto me (Leviticus 3:22-23).



August 26 2005
I have a date with a 6-year-old today.

I think my tractor's sexy...

August 07 2005
Bethany and I went to Florida this past week…it was a good vacation before school starts!

On the way from Tampa Airport to our hotel in Clearwater....

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The beach!

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Kathleen came to hang out…

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Our feet!

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Today we went to the farm and drove one of the tractors….no, really.

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photo from spencertheduck

AND I just want to say that I read the 6th Harry Potter. I forget how much I love Harry Potter (the books, that is) until I read another one. I just get so sucked into it. I know some of you might not have finished it yet, so I will just say this because it’s funny:
I cried. A lot. On the plane, on the way home yesterday. I am sure it had something to do with the fact that we’d had about 2.5 hours of sleep…but I was so trying to hide it and it wasn’t working. Good book.

School starts for me tomorrow. Today I went to clean my room…Rebekah came and helped me (thanks!) It was fun! I am looking forward to this year….hopefully it will be good!

Anyway…off to bed. (Actually, to watch The O.C. in my bed [I am embarrassed to admit that I like it….and that I’ve rented all of Season 1 to watch on DVD] and pretend to be asleep).

I know i should know this...

July 26 2005
but storey, rebekah, and cari - i don't have y'all's phone numbers. um, call me when you read this (IF you read this before Bible Study)



July 08 2005
today, while walking down the street with my pants rolled up to my knees (like an idiot) because it's pouring down rain (and will be for a couple of days), i realized that i felt nothing but pure bliss deriving from being in my favorite city.

i love new york. no really, i do.

tonight: anathallo. 9:00. best band ever.


July 05 2005
"We imagine that a little anxiety and worry are an indication of how really wise we are; it is much more an indication of how really wicked we are."

I love Oswald Chambers. But not more than God.

I also love getting organized and feeling productive.

Why is it that when I am at my worst, at the end of my rope, anxiety - ridden, almost (keyword ALMOST) hopeless that a little sleep helps? I know that God "does not slumber nor sleep," so to me that suggests that He's working in my heart when I am sleeping. In other words, He doesn't really need my help.

Timt to do more homework. 3 assignments down, one to go!

NYC tomorrow!

cutest baby ever.

July 03 2005

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beautiful day

July 03 2005

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why everyone needs a friend like bethany

July 03 2005

ok, after reading bj's entry and thinking the same thing myself, i decided to not talk about myself on here and write about someone else instead.
there's this girl whose name is bethany. she's been my friend for like 13 years and my best friend for like 9. and she's simply one of the the coolest, most kind, creative, funny, spontaneous, top notch people i know.
she loves jesus with a burning passion, and that passion is contagious and inspiring. she loves her family. she loves her friends, even though she is very selective of those few people. this is not to say she's not friendly - she is. her friendliness, however (her favorite word), is very genuine. she really is interested in your answer to her question "if you could be anywhere else in the world right now where would you be?" she is slow...she eats slow, walks slow, is slow getting out of her car, etc. she takes forever to answer when she is asked a question because she knows that words are important. she analyzes everything.
she is beautiful. i don't use that word often, because i believe there are few beautiful people in this world. in order to be beautiful, one must be as beautiful on the outside as he/she is on the inside. and bethany is. she has a heart for the lost as well as those who don't have as much as she does. she will give money to every homeless person she sees without hesitation. she hurts for those who are hurting and will do everything in her power to help them.
she is intelligent because she loves to learn. if she's interested in something she will research it. she can have an intelligent conversation with anyone because she knows what she's talking about, and when she doesn't she does a great job of convincing you that she does.
bethany is a walking juxtaposition - stubborn but humble, strong - willed but gentle, and calm but incredibly silly. she laughs at you when you're not funny and loves you when you're not loveable.

i am lucky that she is a part of my life. i am lucky that 9 years ago this month we bonded over silly adolescent girly stuff (read: boys). i am lucky because she pushes me, encourages me, listens to me, laughs with me, and is truthful with me. Most of all, though, i am lucky because i can call her my best friend.


July 03 2005
So we went to see Howie and Gavin (yeah, we're on a first name basis...) in Ohio on Friday night. By "we" I mean Rachael, Bethany, and myself. It was lots of fun and so worth the 6 hour drive...especially because of the "Let's be mean to Elizabeth 5 minutes," the giant Jesus, and the good conversation. Bethany kept trying to go to sleep and then she'd remember something she wanted to say...she's funny.
I had to work yesterday at 7 (am) so I got like an hour of sleep. When I got home I went to bed with the intention of taking a 2-hour nap and didn't wake up until like 9:45 this morning! Guess I was a little tired. Been spending the day organizing my life because i know I won't have another day to do so before i go to NYC...which is in 3 days! I am so excited...ellie and anathallo...2 of my favorites!

Um. I think that's all.

for ellie and justin

June 28 2005
"We are not here to work for God because we have chosen to do so, but because God has apprehended us. There is never any thought of - 'Oh, well, I am not fitted for this.' What you are to preach is determined by God, not by your own natural inclinations"

-Oswald Chambers