Ergo 31 | birthMonths are for rockstars!

So, it all started but a few weeks ago w/ a fellow green-eyed companion, but we made it! We may have skipped a few days, cheated a few times, cut in line and stopped for a few potty breaks down the road, but we made it! ERGO, let’s celebrate!!!!

Happy BirthMONTH mandy mac!!!!
Know that you’re loved.


Ergo 30 | Mark my words…

open with caution…a recent chat w/ my slice during class…

he then asked me to take a pic of this “classy” elf moment…


***editor’s addendum***

so, I evidently forgot the ERGO in this post, ERGO, sara had my back here. Thanks muffin!!!!

Ergo 27 | Mondays with Marjie {You’re my pumpi-um-pi-ump-kin}

Well, it’s either the fact that I had to throw this in a post b/c after I received it from Marjie, I couldn’t stop watching it over and over and over again cracking my stinking hip off, or I just wanted to create the world’s longest blog title…one or the other…or both – it just made me smile. ERGO…here’s a little Fantasticness of Fall Festivities post from me and marjie to you!


and you’re very, very welcome.

Ergo Weekend | Caption This…say wha???

My weekend w/ “the girls” was one of those never-will-ever-forget weekends. ERGO…it’s never too late to pull out one of my favorite pictures – it just cracks me up…the taminator sent it to me a few weeks ago, and I’ve placed it on my desktop as a certain memory of this amazing weekend full of laughter, tears… and corn mazes.

So…for the sake of captioning caption-less pictures…I invite you to caption THIS:

Ergo 22 | my Indian name

[I’m not sure how to use “ergo” in this post…ERGO, I’ve used this sentence.]

I am one who, even now, can be called “daddy’s little girl”…maybe that would be my Indian name…if I were Indian, of course. Tears came to my eyes this morning when I opened this email from my daddy.

And Cathi would say: Carry me Daddy

Deuteronomy 33:12
“Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him,
for he shields him all day long,
and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.”

Ergo 21| what’s in a name?

my main slice of cheese spoke at the church where we both used to work – it still has a part of our hearts. We’ve been blessed by their ministry but more so by the PEOPLE in that ministry. His talk is up and running and I wanted those of you who “know” me on this blog to get a little glimpse into why I love my slice so much! When he speaks, he speaks with integrity and a raw reality…and I love listening to him b/c I know that what he says on stage is backed up by the way he lives every day. That means solidity to me. Ergo, go to the site, take a good 45 minutes to get a little sense of how incredibly blessed I truly am!


Ergo 20 | Mondays w/ Marjie {all messed up!}

Marjie sent me this Franciscan Benediction the other night…this thing messed me up. ERGO…let me mess you up too!

May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and
To turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.