and she will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth her fruit in her season. her leaf also shall not whither and whatsoever she doeth shall prosper.
o God, help us to follow the example of Nicolas who loved the poor, the weak, and the young, giving what he had to those that had little. may we too walk in the way that leads to life: loving you with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves.
that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children and thou shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house and when thou walkest by the way and when thou liest down and when thou risest up.
(the pictures…Mabel at the tree, Nico helping to peel the tomatillos for chile verde, and our friend, Daniel with his children walking the West Hills.)