What do you do when life has so many different components in one or two days? What would you do when news of a loved one’s journey into eternity is close comes on the same day as the exciting news about the publication of another novel. The cover photo is in your hand. Marranga-Limga – an historical story about my local community 1880-1890. (God inspired ONLY His enabling). This is only two weeks after Our God Lives – the Meditation Book is published. A grandson is born far, far away in a foreign country. – pulling of heart strings – Death and life…….. creativity – dreams fulfilled. Prayers needed and Prayers answered. Prayer requests received about persecutions of folks known in the middle east. Death and heartache.
The last two days have overwhelmed me. Grief, excitement, joy and thanksgiving.
All I could initially do was sit down. Incentive to ‘get up and get going’ was and is gone.
One thing at a time yes!
Then, I sat down and breathed. Slowly gently, prayerfully. I breathed in. In absolute faith I breathed in God. The PEACE which flows is truly beyond understanding. Life this side of eternity with all its sadness, violence, cruelty and unkindness, great stuff and questioning stuff must be ‘surrendered’. It must be
ALL ABOUT HIM!
Something to think about! Hope you fulfill in this day something which inspires you.
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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