25 . February . 2011

emily’s in sunny california
but doesn’t forget her

hurry back


micah loving

25 . February . 2011

his favorite warm, snuggly spot
in our apt.

besides in our arms,
of course.


25 . February . 2011

‘a city is not the creation of one person
or one developer at one frozen moment in time.
nor should it be.
a city is an evolutionary ever-changing organism.
it has no clear beginning and no clear end.
it has something for everybody, because it was
created by everybody.
the imprint of both powerful leaders and
anonymous residents shape a city.
its character is never permanently defined
and shouldn’t be.
this is not the urban way.
the city, in essence, is adjustable, various, decentralized.’

-roberta brandes gratz, the living city, 315.

one part of last night’s class was
mark’s take on the
‘practices of ministry in the living city’;
i couldn’t keep my pen going fast enough.
and then i wanted to tell cory everything.

ps – what a pleasure to join in the
last part of the neighborhood event
at st. michael’s last night,
to pray for unbelieving friends + neighbors
that they would know the grace + mercy
of Jesus Christ.


new jersey

25 . February . 2011

their conversation was about
if God made all of the things
in ikea + ez piped up,
‘this whole cart belongs to Jesus’

so right you are, my love,
so right.

word from the orthopedist;

thumbs up.
healing well.
no sports for 4 more weeks
and then nathan should be
in the clear.

oh, and he can ditch the sling.


rhode island

25 . February . 2011

starfish galore

[i couldn’t bring myself
to offer my hand
but i did hold a sea urchin +
a hermit crab.]

touring the breakers w/ michelle

we decided the caretakers’ cottage
would be just right for us.

with juice from the 5 guys burgers
still dripping off their faces