27 . July . 2012

the boys + i love this.

ps – happy 16th to my love. xo



24 . July . 2012

you do not think your way into new living,
you live your way into new thinking.
-richard rohr


quiet days

11 . July . 2012

raspberry picking
garrison, ny

loveussome sorkin

27 . June . 2012

thanks, jenny. xo

i printed this out
‘sibling conflict: a great opportunity’
and had the boys read it
and teach it to the girls and i.

it was *awesome* hearing it
come from
instead of from me

the boys’ words were matter-o’-fact
and helpful and

now, to pray for peace.

i gift you
one email from a wise friend
one brilliant-and-off-the-cuff list of
fun things with little kids in the city
from yet another wise friend.

who loves ya?!

. . . .
the prayer:

‘i’m reminded by the Holy Spirit this morning to take the summer
and use that margin to pray more consistently and intentionally for my children,
as opposed to being terrified by my sin and theirs.

‘Grace abounds.

‘I’m going to pull out that Stormie Omartian book,
the praying parent, or something like that.

‘Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to do what we cannot do,
which is everything that matters!’

. . . .
and the list:

children’s museum of manhattan
Central Park Zoo
“Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service” at the Swedish Cottage Marrionette Theater
Free kayaking on Hudson River
Paddle Boat ride on lake in Central park
Victoria Gardens in Central park at Wollman Rink
Visit Carousel (near Heckcher ball fields in Central Park)
Visit American Museum of Natural History
Tour of playgrounds (Heckscher, Tots, Adventure, Mariners

. . . .

a hot thursday evening

21 . June . 2012

nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
talent will not;
nothing is more common that unsuccessful individuals with talent.
genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

-f b silverwood, 1913

nailpolish: essie geranium
baking: banana muffins *with* bkpwdr
handsome: nathan + cory watching thunderVmiami
repentant: me to nathan for my short fuse tonight
praying: for patience + supernatural biting-my-tongueness tomorrow
watching: tom sachs videos on youtube
scripture: matthew 7 . the message**


highfiving a rainbow (justknapping?!)

** v 1-5
Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures,
criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment.
That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging.
It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be
oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own.
Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’
when your own face is distorted by contempt?
It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again,
playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part.
Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face,
and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.

v 12
Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior:
Ask yourself what you want people to do for you,
then grab the initiative and do it for them.
Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.


16 . June . 2012

betsy and i can’t agree on what’s
funny (i think so)
or not (she thinks so)
to leave on my phone greeting.

lmk when you call,
yay or nay.