A Celebration is in Order

Sometimes the worst of days can in triumph. Last time I mentioned that I needed to do some more thinking about this new venture with Brightness of Your Dawn. After setting everything in place, I discovered I might not be able to do everything I hoped to do here. I took some time to think about it, consult with my friend and web adviser, Armina, and just take a break from the stress of it all. I assure you it was time well spent!

It is with great pleasure that I announce that we can stay put. With my website, I will not need Brightness to be or do anything other than what it already is and does. I am free to continue creating, writing, and sharing it all with you without further adieu.

However, since it’s Friday at 4:30pm, I think I will wait until next week to further explore Genesis.

If you haven’t taken the time to check out our new home, please feel free to do so.

Click here to start at the beginning.

Until next week, I wish you happiness, joy, and peace!

~Angela

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Under Construction

Copyright Sleak Photogprahy, used with permission

 

Dear Faithful Reader,

Today has been a frustrating day. I have mixed feelings about my nature. On the one hand, I’m a go-getter. I am not afraid to try new things, and I’m eager to jump right in to learn it all. I have no shortage of determination, and that keeps me going even when I run into obstacles. I am an overcomer and a creative thinker. I am a visionary and love to see not only my own dreams come to fruition, but other peoples’, as well.

On the other hand, I tend to run headlong into new projects with abandon, often without knowing everything I need to know. I tend to be rash in my decisions, choosing the most popular choice rather than researching the best choice. I tend to go full hog, when I should be running on at a medium pace. That’s what I did here with my blog’s new home.

WordPress is an amazing tool, and it has come highly recommended. However, it has a bit of a steep learning curve. And now that I’m knee-deep into it, that learning curve has resulted in a boo-boo on my bum (metaphorically speaking).

I know what I want for this blog. I have a complete vision for it and know where I am taking it (which is amazing, since for the past two years it has been taking me somewhere, mostly to unknown parts). Because I have a vision, I need it’s permanent home to accommodate everything I want it to be able to do for us in the future. As it is, I am not going to be able to leave it here at WordPress.com.

In the next two weeks, I will leave it here for you to explore and enjoy in its infancy stage, while I work with my web person to decide where it’s true home should be. It may be as simple as hosting my own site at WordPress.org. Or I may move it somewhere entirely different. No matter what I choose, I do so hope that you will follow me there.

In the meantime, please spend as much or as little time here as you like. I won’t be adding anything new on this site, but I promise you I will be working hard to make our next home one we can stay in together for a long time. If you want to read more of my writing, you can go through the archives in our last residence. And check back here in the next couple of weeks for updates and announcements.

Sincerely Sad (that I won’t be able to write to you for the next couple of weeks),

Angela

The Dawn of Time Breaks Forth in Light

"Ulysses" Copyright Vladimir Kush. Allrights Reserved.
Photo Source: Shaku Selvakumar Blog

A crack split the air, and light poured in like liquid gold, flooding the space with warmth and electric energy. God declared over the light with ecstatic joy, “I like this!” He drew a boundary between the light and the dark. Night and Day emerged, and the first day passed. (My Paraphrase of Genesis 1:3-5)

On the first day of time, God called forth LIGHT.

Somewhere in the Bible I’m pretty sure I’ve read that God is light. Did He, then, call forth Himself into the earth?

I picture Him stepping into time with a great and glorious display of all He is and all He brings.

Light is energy, pure and bright; the fastest force in the universe. And this our God, who is the greatest source of power, strength, and might, created such a magnificent setting for us.

Who are we that He is mindful of us?

We are His precious children, forged in the bowels of His omniscient mind, brought forth in our proper time.

And yet, on this first day of time, we remained yet a speck in His beautiful mind.

He relished the emergence of night and day as good for man. It was good because it would nourish us, comfort us, and bring forth fruit for us to enjoy as both pleasure and sustenance.

Imagine with me the warmth and joy of that first day when light poured forth. I’d love to hear what you think it must have been like on that day. Will you leave me a comment?

In Peace & Joy,

~Angela

In the Beginning

“Divine Geometry” Copyright Vladimir Kush. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. ~Genesis 1:1-5 (NASB)

I find it easier to write about something by visualizing it in my mind. To do this, I must allow the words to wash over me. I must ask questions, inquiring of the text.

What exactly was beginning?

Where is the deep, and what does it look like?

What does God’s Spirit look like as He hovers there?

What was He thinking while He waited there? Or was He singing?

What did it feel like? Was it cold or hot?

Did God’s Spirit hover in silence, or did the atmosphere ring with a cacophony of sound?

As I wonder, my mind fills with beautiful imagery and rich sounds. I am compelled to know, and yet consumed by the absolute mystery of it all.