FLATTENED! Are you or have you ever been?

Good Morning.  

A few thoughts in the new week.

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Because I love to write.  Because the Season I am journeying in is one of creativity and life. (Two novels and a Meditation Book published in the past 1 and 1/2 years.) Because I share little of personal life or experiences here perhaps some may think ‘she writes passionately about Hope and ‘better’ from a standpoint of a privileged life’.

I woke up today with the clear thought of gratitude for my life yet  being so aware of the sorrows, suffering and needs around me.

Perhaps I need to answer the question.  Yes! I do KNOW what it is like to be flattened.

My heart has affinity and absolute  understanding for folk who through whatever circumstance feel like the box illustrated above.  Death, Loss, betrayal, job insecurity, financial hardships. misunderstandings, rejection, put downs,  and slander, not to mention the natural disasters of our shaking world.   I have not been flattened by them ALL but shaken profoundly by most.

That’s why I write about HOPE.   Because this I also Passionately KNOW with every fibre of my being.    Love, Hope and Beauty always will rise as eternal beacons because

Love is Stronger than HATRED

HOPE – transforms……………… despair pulls down and stamps on.

Beauty ultimately shines and soars above…….. ugliness.

This was written on my date pad for October 5.

Let the eternal TRUTH be your sole and supreme JOY.

Thomas A Kempis.

Something to think about!

Let’s share JOY this week with others.  Not jokes but the joy of life after being flattened.

About Faye

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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1 Response to FLATTENED! Are you or have you ever been?

  1. oneta hayes says:

    It didn’t take long to find you. I’m sure you agree, Faye, that the joy of Jesus presence in the valley makes every valley worth it. Knowing that helps to make valleys bearable. I don’t like them but I have learned to trust Jesus in the midst of them. don’t like going through them but, as you say, there is Hope to sustain, “I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me…”


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