Songs of the Spirit
Darkness and Light
By: Barbara J. Rautner
About the Book
Songs of the Spirit: Darkness and Light is a collection of reflections in poetic form. As a person of the Christian faith, the author reflects on her experiences and faith as she ages, on the losses, pain, and anxiety of aging, as well as the power of God’s Love and Light to lead us through the darkness and into the light of Love and Gratitude.
About the Author
Barbara J. Rautner was born in 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her BA in Psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and then served as a short-term domestic missionary with the Methodist Church for two years, before earning her MSW at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Rautner has worked as a psychiatric social worker for about twenty-six years in community mental health, outpatient, and inpatient care. She worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and for InterCare Psychiatric Services in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Rautner has always delighted in music, dancing, and swimming, and is now writing to share words of faith, guidance, and celebration. She is the author of To Walk with Thee: Songs of the Spirit, 2012, RoseDog Books, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.