. jude emmanuel .

2 . August . 2012

it’s all i can do to not hop on
a plane this very minute,
point to the pilot and say,
take me to cali! stat!

Jude Emmanuel Cassity
30 august 2012
8 lbs 11 oz
21 inches


justin! anita! jude!


big brother joshua xo


look at him!!
swoon. sigh. cry.


1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
psalm 103

we *love* you…

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proposed

27 . July . 2012

the boys + i love this.

ps – happy 16th to my love. xo

tuesday

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
them
instead of from me
nagnagharpharp.

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

now, to pray for peace.

i gift you
one email from a wise friend
and
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**

xo


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.