The Cycle of Call
Meet Sharon Brown Christopher, contributing photographer (page 3) in the May/June 2012 issue “The Call.” To get a copy of this issue or to order a subscription to Alive Now, call 1.800.972.0433 or order online.
Sharon has had first-hand experience in discerning God’s calling on her life – as a student, an elder in the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the UMC, a district superintendent, and assistant to the bishop before her election to the episcopacy in 1988. She wrote this poem to describe her relationship with God’s ongoing call.
THE CYCLE OF CALL
At dawn I listen to the light.
By day I heed what I have heard.
At dusk I retrieve the given rays
To confess, to learn, to thank,
To anticipate daybreak.
Sharon Brown Christopherfirst became interested in photography in the age of Brownie box cameras. With photography as an expression of her Christian practice, she seeks to see as God sees and to invite others through her photographic images into seeing God’s presence in all of life. Sharon and her husband, Charles, live in Nashville, TN. The photo above, taken by Sharon, represents an early morning experience she had on the Oregon coast. The man was the only clammer on the beach.
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