vacation bible school

12 . July . 2010

redeemer’s vbs
@ all angels church.

‘yet you are near, O Lord,
and all your commands are true.’
psalm 119:151

betsy’s first day of
of her entire life.

best. day. ever.

the dolphins
the crafts.

ellie as peter (in jail)
with titus (her jailer)
and more jailers guarding the door.

mr. joe = the door
madeleine = servant girl
ellie = peter

and action.

kristen + kate + am (not pictured)
as the best

ps –
true story:

we had a tablefull for dinner
[yes, i made chili at 9am this morning
and it simmered happily most of the day.
chili + gruyere-on-toasted-baguette.
nothing says ‘summer’
like hotchili, baby.]

em, the little girls, laryssa, meg + i;

and afterwards,
[wait for it]
emily baked gingerbread
carrie played+sang hymns.

is my heart full
or what?


humble king

o kneel me down again
here at your feet,
show me how much you love
oh spirit be the star
that leads me to
the humble heart of love
i see in you.

you are the God of the broken,
friend of the weak,
you wash the feet of the weary,
embrace the ones in need
i want to be like you, jesus,
to have this heart in me,
you are the God of the humble
you are the


pen pals

12 . July . 2010

sweetlove to meredith,
somuchlove to mama jenny,
hugs+kisses to the entire friend family.


12 . July . 2010

sometimes a girl
just wants to be
‘fancy’ for church.

we do love our
from our easter baskets.

ps –
for the record,
it was an amazing service.

let’s try to block from our minds
the [seeming? actual?] 105 degree
heat inside that beautiful [old] sanctuary.


again i say rejoice
a new song
and can it be
give me jesus
the power of the cross (distribution of the bread)
near the cross (distribution of the cup)

prayer of confession,

most holy + merciful Father,
we acknowledge before you our sinful nature
and our many offenses. we are prone to do
evil and slow to do good. you alone know how
often we have sinned in wandering from your way,
in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love.

Lord, we are ashamed and sorry for all the ways
we have displeased you. Father, teach us to hate our
rebellious acts, cleanse us from our secret faults, and
forgive our sins for the sake of your Son.

help us to love you with all our heart and mind and strength.
and give us the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may
walk in your ways and serve you all of our days.


12 . July . 2010

ezra + henry
camp alpine

photocredit: awesomemargaret