Friday, March 21, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


of months to come.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

half birthday

Hi, my name is casey john, i mean asher john. casey is my dad, and, my mom thinks i look more like him all the time. i had my half birthday on saturday, which means i am becoming a big boy. i sit up all by myself, and can even keep from falling down, sometimes. i tried out the johnny jump up yesterday, and, although i don't quite get why i am suspended from the door frame, i sure do like to twist around and look at things. i think it could be a lot of fun to sit in it more. i don't really like to roll over, which is nice because my mom thinks that once i start moving, i won't stop. i really like it when my daddy comes home from work. we get to play and i show him how i can use my voice and squeal. my daddy sings me songs when i go to bed, which i really like. he is a really good singer.

it is fun getting older. i recommend it.

Monday, March 3, 2008


our church has compiled several prayers to reflect on during lent this year. this one strikes me. it moves me.

"i worship you, Lord; i bless you, God the Good; i beg you, Most Holy; i fall down before you, Lover of humankind.
I give you glory, O Christ, because you, the Only Begotten, the lord of all things, who alone are without sin, gave yourself to die for me, a sinner unworthy of such a blessing: you died the death of the cross to free my sinful soul from the bonds of sin.
What shall i give you, Lord, in return for all this kindness?
Glory to you for your love.
Glory to you for your mercy.

St. Ephraim of Syria (306-373)