Saturday, October 2, 2010

Come live in the light...

Here I am in my new blog home!  Hopefully those who found my old blog interesting will make their way to this place, and continue to share my journey.

For anyone finding this without having gotten to know me on my old site...I hope you will find something here that strikes a chord, provokes a thought, gets your toes a-tappin', moves you to action, or perhaps just brings a bubble of laughter to your lips!

My blog title is a verse from Ecclesiastes that resonates with me.  Light IS sweet, both in a physical sense and a spiritual sense.  As those who know me can attest, sunrises and sunsets figure prominently in my photo collection!  The glorious swirl of colour and movement that spreads across the sky when the sun is close to the horizon is something that never fails to lift my spirits.  And that's the Sound of Sunshine...coming down.  (See the preceding post for the video to that delightful and uplifting song by Michael Franti and Spearhead.  It seemed a fitting way to open my new blog!)

I am also lifted by the movement of the Spirit within and around me, calling me to live in the light, and to let my inner light shine bright.  David Haas expresses this beautifully in his song We Are Called:

1. Come! live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom of the city of God!

Refrain: We are called to act with justice.
We are called to love tenderly.
We are called to serve one another,

to walk humbly with God.

2. Come! Open your heart!
Show your mercy to all those in fear!
We are called to be hope for the hopeless,
so all hatred and blindness will be no more!

3. Sing! Sing a new song!
Sing of that great day when all will be one!
God will reign and we'll walk with each other

as sisters and brothers united in love.


Jane said...

Anne, I like the layout of your new endeavor. I look forward to following it. Have a joyful Sunday. Jane

Trekcapri said...

Hi Anne, thank you so much for letting us know about your new blog. The layout is very beautiful and just in the first few seconds of reading your initial entries, I was overcome with so much joy.

I am really looking forward to reading more on your new blog. Have a wonderful Sunday.

barb cabot said...

Your blog title is wonderful. This is going to be so enjoyable to follow. I'm glad you made this new blog. It feels full of goodness. Congrats on this new blog so full of love and light.

Annie said...

Your new blog is beautiful! Love the photo of you in Venice with the old well. :)

Anne said...

Maria took that photo, it's a favourite of mine!

It reminds me of Italy and friendship and openness to new experiences. Also can't help but think of the scripture passage about the woman at the well!

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