just a little lyrical inspiration

Sitting down at my desk in the morning, I set up my playlist. Always a new tune or two to keep things lively. My co-workers frequently give me a scare when then tap me on the shoulder after realizing they’ve been conversing with themselves for several minutes. Headphones on high, I tune into the days tasks. Today – gift catalog photo selection.

Flipping through hundreds of photos, I am searching for just the right picture to represent each one of our gift opportunities for this years gift catalog. Some of the photos I have taken myself, and some are from others. Each telling a story of hope and the transforming impact of Christ in a community.

{I took this photo in Guatemala in March 2012 on a resource trip for this very thing… catalog photos! This adorable little girl was ready with a giant smile. She proudly held up some school supplies donated by FH. Don’t worry… they aren’t all hers ;) I gathered almost the whole classes books and handed them to her. I’m quite the class distraction.}

A song I have recently been introduced to plays on repeat… because thats what I do with songs I love… providing a soundtrack to the many faces in the photos.

“Days gone by in black and white till you saved me from the night…”

Though John Legend is most likely referring to a woman in this song, today I found my inspiration in these lyrics. Having met many of the faces that smile back at me in the photos my heart breaks at the thought of their abject poverty, and yet I find hope in the Lord. The song continues and with a nostalgic mood, and I begin to draw parallels between this love song and the way in which our Father relentlessly pursues us.

“Now I look to the future, and I see visions of you. … I never knew what I had missed … Suddenly – love, finally in 3d, suddenly, everything’s clear to me”


What song causes you to reflect or inspire?

About Charith Norvelle

I’m the girl that laughs at the “writers” who sit behind their Macs at a pretentious coffee shop trying to find inspiration... and then I laugh harder because I’m one of them. A coffee obsessed photographer, in love with God, people, and travel... but where I’m from, thats not original at all. Planted in Portland, Oregon growing in Phoenix, Arizona. I joined Food for the Hungry in 2008 because I love people. Photographing them, learning and sharing their stories and helping you to touch, taste, and smell their world... don’t worry... the smell's not that bad.

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