On this morning of Thursday 19th August.2021. I woke with a deep question in my heart and mind. Why had I written all these Chapters.? Why now I have finished the wanderings and searchings of my soul and the answers I have found. Why today again do the deep pains of the world still resonate so strongly in my mind and spirit. Yes, I release them. I have had confirmation from the 8th chapter of Romans v.18 and 19
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
For the earnest expectations of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the children of God.
Indeed no vaccine will fix it all permanently. Not politics, nothing HUMANITY can orchestrate.
Why did I feel so passionate about writing SHAFTS. I have found my deepest answers. This is simply my journey. MY DISCOVERY. ?
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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