• advent journal: adding to the soundtrack

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    I missed blogging yesterday because I missed everything yesterday. Sunday night late I started throwing up and realized, as the fun continued through the night and into the morning, that food poisoning. Somewhere in the middle of last night, I realized it was over. For the last two days I have done little more than think about me. Tonight, I turned to some music to turn my thoughts to the bigger picture.

    The first is an Emmylou Harris song from her album Light in the Stable. The song is called, “There’s a Light.” The video is not hers and some of the images are a little over the top, but the song is amazing.

    There’s a light, there’s a light in the darkness
    And the black of the night cannot harm us
    We can trust not to fear for our comfort is near
    There’s a light, there’s a light in the darkness

    It will rain it will rain in the desert
    In the cracks of the plain there’s a treasure
    Like the thurst of the seed we will await we believe
    It will rain it will rain in the desert

    We will fly we will fly we will let go
    To this world we will die but our hearts know
    We’ll see more on that side when the door opens wide
    We will fly we will fly we will fly we will fly
    We will all go

    The second song if from my favorite new album this season, Melissa Etheridge’s A New Thought for Christmas. I’ve been humming it for a couple of weeks now.

    Windshields kissed with snow
    On this endless interstate
    Over the fields we go
    Laughing all the way
    We sing love, love, love
    It’s glorious

    Friends and family near
    No more judgments no more fear
    All is calm all is bright
    Everyone will hold this light
    And sing love, love, love
    It’s glorious

    Sleep in heavenly, in heavenly
    Sleep in heavenly, in heavenly
    Believe in heavenly, in heavenly peace

    I have heard the angels
    Sweetly singing o’er the plain
    And I’ve heard the mountains
    Echoing their sweet refrain
    They sing love, love
    Love, love, love
    It’s glorious

    Sleep in heavenly, in heavenly
    Sleep in heavenly, in heavenly
    Believe in heavenly, in heavenly peace

    The last song is one of my favorite renditions of one of my favorite Christmas songs: James Taylor singing “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” You know the words. Sing along.

    Peace,
    Milton

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