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Kuta Tjuta…Northern Territory Australia

I thought I was going to post today a beautiful image with an encouraging comment I had read.  Not a biblical one – there are hundreds of them to choose from but from an ‘unknown’ source. However, sat down and was impacted by the thought first it is sometimes good to share the reality of personal life (a little) so no one has the pre-conceived idea that the person writing has a perfect…..untroubled life. …

Last night was a deeply disturbing night.   The one dog we have with us now was diagnosed with an epileptic condition.    It has been handled very successfully but last night she was having seizure after seizure, through the whole night.   It was deeply distressing for us and for her.

BUT.    my heart and my prayers flowed during this disturbed night to the reality others are experiencing with illness, struggles in various forms  and particularly for parents who grieve and suffer with ill children.

So why you may ask  ….the image above?.

I chose it because it shows the reality of Spring in Australia……beauty that comes from absolute desolate, harsh often cruel countryside.   A chill desolate winter then a new beginning as spring unfolds.

My thought for today and perhaps this week….


William James

How are we spending our lives?  Is it in the pursuit of LOVE and BEAUTY in all things or wasting a lot of it on bemoaning what we cannot change OR can never have.

Perhaps we could all do something this week for someone else that will be remembered long after our lives have ended.     Just a thought!

Have a Blazing week.  LIVE!


14/11/2016  A tribute to Kel the Kelpie

After the post above was written the dog mentioned who had been having the seizures did not improve and was peacefully ‘put to sleep’ on Sunday 13th. This passionate companion and devoted animal belonged to our son who had rescued her from a very heartbreaking situation when she was only seven weeks old In this picture her eyes are so fixed on a kangaroo she saw on the hillside you cant even see her dark brown eyes clearly so black were they now with focus.  Passionate, difficult  sometimes extremely noisy but very loyal.  Love and loyalty were the hallmarks of her life.   She will be missed.

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. judyjourneys says:

    Faye, I am very sorry for the loss of your dog. I have been through the loss of several dogs, and it never gets any easier.


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