I am a minister, photographer, retreat leader, author and Quaker -- albeit one who's not always good at being a good Quaker. I am the author of "Awaken Your Senses," "Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality," "Mind the Light: Learning to See with Spiritual Eyes" and "Sacred Compass: The Path of Spiritual Discernment" (foreword by Richard Foster).
This blog is a compendium of writing, photography, seriousness and silliness -- depending on my mood.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Innocence Mission has a New CD!
A new album from Karen Peris, called
Violet, is now available for purchase as an immediate
download, directly from our webshop as well as iTunes,
"While we have been working on a new (the innocence mission)
record, we've also enjoyed making recordings of a group of songs that seemed to
belong together on a separate album. They were all written on piano. Some have
words and are sung. I guess that's a bit redundant, unless we consider the
possibility that they could have been rap songs. Well, anyway, about half the
songs are sung, with piano and with beautiful guitar parts from Don. And the
other half are piano, or piano and pump organ, and some other instruments. My
instruments are all fairly old and NOISY, so Don gets a special award for most
patient and excellent engineer. He worked so meticulously to record my old
spinet and little field (pump) organ. The accordion was the funny last straw,
it's started to sound like a giant bowl of rice crispies, so it is having a
small rest. I'm thrilled that our children have added wonderful violin and viola
parts to two of the songs. So I've had tremendous help with this record, which
is called Violet, and it really has been a joy to make" .-Karen