Tuesday, August 25, 2009
then on january 5 this year....this little boy arrived. my brother cried the first time he looked at his son because he looks eerily like my dad. he was born making the same facial expressions as this great man that all of us ache for. so we all sit around this beautiful blessing and watch his every move...comforted that my dad is so very alive today. he smiles like dad and laughs like dad and is the most easy going guy just like dad.
and he goes on smiling...not knowing how much he's pouring back hope into our fragile lives. he laughs from his little belly and unknowingly reminds us that dad's still wishing big for us.
the moment caleb was born i wrote this prayer in my journal:
"Lord, let today be a day that shakes heaven & brings us closer to Your Kingdom come. Let Caleb be a man who loves You radically, gives his whole life to Your glory & renown. Let his life burn as an offering to You and may he draw everyone in His life closer to Your fire with his radical abandon to Love.
Father, may Caleb be a passionate man, unrestricted by fear & bondage. May he never be afraid to fight fear and always eager to love. Jesus, give him strength to not let fear stop Love."
i felt so strongly that Caleb would be marked by his capacity to love both humbly & fiercely.
this is a picture of Caleb just a few weeks ago. look at his face....radical love already abides there, and though Caleb's life has only begun, he's already become the things i prayed for...for us.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
it's so beautiful. her album comes out on tues.
wait it out, half-life, & bad body double have already been played a gajillion times.
imogen really did it.
and i couldn't be more grateful. it's like she knew i would need it. right now. gosh. thanks, imogen...
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
here is a brief profile on sir isaac, provided by the "otter popstar's" website. enjoy.
Full Name: Sir Isaac Lime
Sir Isaac is a renowned British scientist and visiting professor at the prestigious Otterdam Institute. He became the keyboardist for the Otter PopStars after joining the other otters for an impromptu after-hours jam session at the Whisker A Go-Go. Sir Isaac is a seasoned concert pianist who has been "tickling the ivories" since the age of four. "I believe that music is an expression of the harmonic vibrations of the cosmos," says Sir Isaac, "And those who think otherwise are just silly."
his favorite things: supernovas, sub-atomic particles & the sound of his voice.
pet peeves: fast food, mathematical inaccuracies & people who neglect to put a napkin on their lap during meals.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields -Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!
image from papertissue