on love + compassion

17 . January . 2012

for as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

as a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.

psalm 103:11-13

the words of encouragement
from sunday morning’s service
9:15a
ethical cultural society
64th + cpw


jess, amy + regan


j’s apple-ish handiwork


shall we settle?


a record-setting
fourteen infant baptisms
on sunday morning,
strong work, david.


hooray for ichiro [lin]

may the God of all grace
saturate your heart
through and through, lovey*.


snuggled in between these two,
listening to tim’s ridiculouslygood
sermon on marriage,
what a morning.


i can’t believe you’re
twelve.

iloveyousomuch,njc.


ellie, our jedi-in-training

[i bet they never thought of
this move]


blackjack with daddy


it was a mere twenty degrees
on sunday,
crisp+freezing.


cory’s weekday turf


11 madison,
home-away-from-home


cory + caroline
crossing 23rd toward me
with bookshelf materials in hand,

and look at the bldg to the right.

one of our favorites.

see the name?

‘the caroline’


[one of] the way[s] to my
husband’s heart;
chicken-falling-off-the-bone
chicken-in-the-dutch-oven-for-4-hrs
scrumptious chicken + veg


a special day, mlk day.


thankyou, boys!


bedroom shelves,
breathe in, breathe out.


ps – knock off this
mirror for my bedroom?
yesplease.

via vivian

*remind me to ask j for
the words he prayed over
sweet i – they were stunning
.

he thinks he said:

‘this is ichiro takahashi lin.

david asked me to baptize him because he can’t
pronounce his name.

ichiro is first son in his generation on both sides of the family,
which is why we named him ichiro, which in Japanese means “first son.”

ichiro takahashi lin,

i baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, Spirit.

may God’s grace dwell upon you richly.
may you grow in knowledge, love, wisdom and fear of the Lord.

and may you come to know and
experience the grace of Jesus Christ our savior, God’s true “first
son.’

amen & amen.

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