A note that I have only yesterday Completed Chapters 27 and 27B.
I had no idea when I began Chapter 27 that the 2020 Covid year would be for me such a spiritual journey. Thanksgiving for 50 years of marriage. The unusual blessings of Covid amid world sorrow, and the facing of the looming cloud in our personal lives.
Maybe Chapter 28 when it is completed will complete The Shafts aspect of my faith discoveries. Certainly I pray not the end of my life. As a little child there is much to still learn. For now in July 2021 I am holding on to HIM tenaciously as I listen to Him about how to complete this which I began, So many memories, so much learning and growing. I pray I can write and complete to surrender unto Him before the year ends.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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