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 Our truck overheated, we forgot our directions for the biking route (and our phone didn’t have service), BUT we did end up having a SUPERB 14 mile bike ride. People were really friendly — giving us directions, oil for our truck, and their phones to use!

I love taking pictures of babies. The top and bottom pictures are of the same baby — just two weeks older! How fun it was to be around during their arrivals!

taking walks together
feeding eachother
smelling the roses
 . .
(and not pictured)
fighting, screaming, grabbing!!

We had a family music/worship night. Maia enjoyed playing the drums just like Auntie Nila. The highlight of the evening was singing favorite Rich Mullins songs, and we ended up by singing and using cups as a our rhythm to the song written below:

It’s about as useless as
A screen door on a submarine
Faith without works baby
It just ain’t happenin’
One is your left hand
One is your right
It’ll take two strong arms
To hold on tight
Some folks cut off their nose
Just to spite their face
I think you need some works to show
For your alleged faith

Well there’s a difference you know
Between having faith
And playing make believe
One will make you grow
The other one just make you sleep
Talk about it (yeah)
And I really think you oughta
Take a leap off of the ship
Before you claim to walk on water

Faith without works
Is like a song you can’t sing (sing)
It’s about as useless as
A screen door on a submarine

Faith comes from God and
Every word that He breathes
He lets you take it to your heart
So you can give it hands and feet
It’s gotta be active if it’s gonna be alive
You gotta put it into practice
Otherwise

It’s about as useless as a
Screen door on a submarine
Faith without works baby
It just ain’t happenin’

One is your right hand one is your left
It’s your light your guide
Your life and your breath

Faith without works is
Like a song you can’t sing
It’s about as useless as
A screen door on a submarine

The pictures don’t show the little grassy spot up river with a wooden dock, or the rope swing. It was a lovely family time.


We’ve been a little obsessed with sunflowers this late summer season. These particular ones were a gift from friends.

 This one is a volunteer . . came up from bird seed! One reason why sunflowers have been so interesting to us is their seeds are in a fibonacci series, in “nature’s pattern’. Jacob, the lover of repeating patterns, can explain. I can only marvel.