9.27.2007

morning light


i've been working on our church's informational brochure, and it has been suggested that the cover artwork be updated from that which has been used for many years.

so i decided that, during the next few days, i would take my camera with
me to and from work to take pictures of different parts of the church in different light and see if any of them turn out as something that could be used or manipulated for the brochure's cover. these are the front doors to the sanctuary of our church at 8:45 this morning.

these doors have always instilled in me a sense of warmth, a feeling of comfort and security. for what lies within them is a family of people all working for the greater good. the doors--and the people--are solid and strong. on this particular morning, the sunlight illuminating the doors only enhanced their reddish-orange color, exuding a visual of warmth, as well.


as a baby, i was carried in my mother's arms through these doors, and i was led through them by the hand when i was learning to walk. and, most recently, david and i exited the church through these doors the day we were married.


in my mind's eye i see us bringing our children through those doors in the near (?) future and, later in life, hobbling through them in our old age (no comments from the peanut gallery, please).

all of this . . . from a couple of doors.

10 comments:

anti-wroothe said...

Beautiful picture! -- a warm invitation to anyone seeking information to come in and join in. You do good work, kid! Happily I had your same experiences up to the wedding. There's no place like your home church!

melissa said...

it's a beautiful building, but what matters most are the souls who have graced its pews. a wonderful and touching post.

Debbie A-H said...

I'm touched by the photo, but I'm more touched by the lovely words you attached to it. What a lovely way to start a Friday morning!

simplicity said...

That picture of the doors at NPCov is amazing. WOW!

And the words you added are wonderful as well.

There's no place like home for church.

Stuart Shea said...

Ann-Marie,
What a beautiful post. Thank you.

Melissa said...

I love photographs of doors. There is always an amazing story! Thanks for sharing yours!!! Those are wonderful, meaningful memories.

mar said...

that's a lovely picture. and the history behind it makes it that much more touching.

elm said...

gorgeous photo, really!

Stacy & Jonathan said...

Near future huh?? Anyway-love the pics!

ann-marie said...

notice the question mark, miss stacy! ;)