Friday, August 22, 2008
This gritty but inspiring article of an single obgyn's efforts to restore hope and healing to victimized women and children of the Congo. It will open your eyes to their great social, medical and counseling needs - and make you want to take action to help.
To read this article, click on "Women left for dead".
Warning: this article contains some discussion and topics that may be upsetting.
How you can help!
The women of Eastern Congo, V-Day and UNICEF—the latter acting on behalf of United Nations Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict—are launching a new campaign to urge an end to the femicide and raise money for women’s groups in the Congo. You can…
* Write a letter addressed to His Excellency, the President of the Democrat... Read Moreic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila Kabange; demand that he take action to stop the attacks on women. Send it to U.N. Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, P.O. Box 3862, New York, NY 10163, and it will be delivered to Kabila.
* Donate directly to Panzi Hospital through vday.org.
Money donated to Panzi also goes to establish a City of Joy, a safe haven for the healed women, where they’ll learn to become political leaders."
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The voice of Adonai is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
Adonai thunders over the rushing waters.
Children play in aqua pools of sunlight,
catching the gleam of pink and purple ruffles.
Twirling in waves made by marco polo and freeze tag.
Watching their joyful abandon on a summer afternoon brings me back to center.
I return to my own moments of splashing,
shimmering and glimmering in water and sun.
Dancing and rejoicing in my turtle wading pool, singing songs of wonder and harmony with Adonai - my loving Adonai.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Photo: Desert Rose
This last weekend, my friend James Reed and I had the time to wrap up recording the final touches on our upcoming Cd demo - "Samaritan". We started the recording project much earlier this spring and are so excited to have this stage of making a cd complete.
All the songs on the CD ( You turned on the light, Blind, Brothers and Sisters dance, See-breathe-exhale-sing, Come to the water and Silver Moon) are original recordings that came out of a personal time of renewed interest and hope in creating, writing and performing music throughout the spring and summer of 2007.
Thanks to you all that encouraged me to get back to creating music - I feel as if a part of me that was asleep has woken up with much to say and share. Thanks to my family (Ian, Heather and Nigel) for not minding having "Pizza again" for dinner when I was working on creative projects - this would not have been possible without your help and love. Thanks to my drummer and friend, James Reed, for his generosity and playing coffee houses galore while we were working these songs out. Thanks to Jacinta Whitcome for encouraging me to press on in the creative process, even when I wasn't sure where it was going. Thanks for David Trusso from Chadakoin Audio for all his input, bass contributions to recording and technical skill in working out all the recording. Thanks to God for giving me this time, vision, and songs to share a musical story of love, hope and reconciliation.
For a little listen to what the music sounds like, visit my music page: Tara Lamont Music. What is currently posted are simple recordings, the new tracks have been professionally recorded. As soon as mixing and duplication are complete - CD's will be available for purchase. A CD release party is in the works for sometime in September in both Jamestown and Warren areas. These events will most likely be held in local coffee houses - exactly where these songs were first played.