• Posts Tagged ‘emmylou harris’

    narrative

    by  • April 14, 2016 • grace, incarnation, poetry • 5 Comments

    A pilgrimage is a journey set in a story. — Paul Elie, interview for On Being (as best I can remember the quote) narrative I love to tell the story says the old hymn— not I love to tell the doctrine; we do well to read in the beginning as another way of saying...

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    lenten journal: seasons

    by  • March 11, 2016 • hope, lenten journal, music • 0 Comments

    Maybe it’s not exactly the right word, but I was well into my thoughts for tonight when I realized I had already used weather; seasons will have to do. We have had a couple of early spring days here on the Shoreline, and it set me to thinking of songs about wind and rain...

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    lenten journal: lament

    by  • February 24, 2015 • grief, hope, lenten journal, music • 3 Comments

    The last two Sundays I have had the privilege of playing music in church with my friend Terry, who is one of the best harmonica players I have ever heard. Soon after we moved to Durham I was asked to sing at the sixtieth birthday party of one of our church members. I sang...

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    advent journal: singing in the dark

    by  • December 16, 2014 • advent journal, music • 2 Comments

    Going to the mall each day means being inundated with holiday music — well, the same ten songs. I thought tonight I might offer a soundtrack that has found me in these days. Talking about Patty Griffin’s “Mary” a couple of days ago set me to thinking. My list is by no means exhaustive,...

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    lenten journal: i can hear music

    by  • March 3, 2013 • faith, hope, lenten journal, music • 7 Comments

    After writing about allergies, I went to bed with metaphors on my mind and woke up thinking about music as both metaphor and soundtrack for life, or at least those thoughts were running in the background. Before I left for church, I listened again to Scott Simon’s interview with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell...

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