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Thursday, December 27, 2007

auld lang syne 2007 F5

auld lang syne Friday 5, introduced by singing owl...
It is hard to believe, but 2007 is about to be history, and this is our last Friday Five of the year. With that in mind, share five memorable moments of 2007. These can be happy or sad, profound or silly, good or bad but things that you will remember.

Bonus points for telling us of a "God sighting"— a moment when the light came through the darkness, a word was spoken, a song sung, laughter rang out, a sermon spoke to you in a new way--whatever you choose, but a moment in 2007 when you sensed Emmanuel, God with us. Or more particularly, you.
I willl remember:
1. Today—the assassination of Benazir Bhutto: a light in the world and for the world has been extinguished, but may her hopes, dreams and spirit freely find many dwelling-places all over the world;

2. One of my very own—2 blues, a best in class and a best in show at the county fair: county fair results;

3. during one and the same week, a pair of great VBS experiences: I was mission specialist during the day for one (the songs were so good I bought a copy of the CD that came with the curriculum); evenings at the other I facilitated the adult class. In my former lives these experiences would have seemed routine, but life has been sufficiently sparse during recent years they were proof and affirmation that my existence has some worth to someone;

4. 3 great concerts at summer pops: of local fame and international renown, guitaristos Los Romeros!; Classical Mystery Tour and Aaron Neville. Special thanks to videographers Pat and Lea Ann Walker;

5. continuing the musical roll #5 is hearing Berlioz' Requiem live and being close to overwhelmed by the blazing brass stationed around the top tier not too far away from where I sat;

bonus. In my attempts to sort through (again) make sense of (again) too much loss and too many disappointments, somehow – but definitely not by my own effort or understanding – I'm starting to realize I may have a place in the church, after all. Thanks everyone, including all you revgals, guys and friends!

13 comments:

Diane said...

((Leah Sophia)) you DO have a place in the church...

Presbyterian Gal said...

Concerts are always fine. We saw Celtic Women last winter. And I can relate to how you feel about church.

Mother Laura said...

Oh, yes, dear Leah--you have an important place in the church which I honor and much wisdom and compassion to share, which I appreciate greatly.

Thank you also for honoring Benazir Bhutto--such a pioneering Muslimah and such tragic news of her loss today.

(((Leah Sophia)))

Mother Laura said...

PS: Not to discount the searching, pain and very valid frustration from the fact that the church so often doesn't see your gifts or make your place obvious or even seemingly possible at time....

Mrs. M said...

Benazir Bhutto is on my mind this week, too. Such an awful tragedy.

Mary Beth said...

You are doing so well. I am waiting for the day when your next right place is revealed.

mompriest said...

((Leah Sophia)) I hope the church sees you for who are in 2008 and embraces you fully...I've only recently make my way over to your blog, but you have a lot to offer...blessed 2008.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

I, too, wonder what the ramifications of yesterday's assination will be? So sad and senseless.

Wonderful insight for you to sense the connections of your gifts in the VBS experiences.

revhipchick said...

wonderful play, my thoughts have already been shared by some of the women before me.

many blessings for you in 2008 and strength for the journey.

Barbara B. said...

congrats on the county fair! :)

Singing Owl said...

(((((((((LS)))))))))))

I so hope that 2008 will bring hope and clarity--for both of us.

revabi said...

Very well played. And dear one you do have a place in the church, in our lives and RGBPS. What wonderful music you got to experience!

Hope you have a great '08

Certified Healing Coach said...

I love the name of your blog. It reminds me of a song I used to sing growing up in church...

"We've come this far by faith. We are leaning, leaning on the Lord. Trusting in His holy word. He's never failed me yet."

I also like your musical five--I love music!

Jeanine