A Thought to ponder in this new week.


Picture courtesy of weather warning e-mail Inc.

I post this thought tonight because I not only grieve at continuing unease and strife around our world but marvel at the resilience of others when terrible troubles come.

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my own ship.

Louisa May Alcott

I was interested in this comment and discovered others, particularly writers had penned:

I am not afraid of approaching storms because I have built my own boat.

Unknown who penned the words.

BUT again the focus seemed to me to be on SELF RESILIENCE.

Then I read:-

Of myself I can do nothing but I have chosen to surrender my Life into the keeping of the ONE who calmed the sea.

I have invited HIM to be the Captain of my life.

Therefore there is no  storm in this life of which I am afraid.

Attributed to Oswald Chambers

Thoughts to ponder in the week ahead. In what areas are we self-sufficient?   In what areas are we ‘in control’?    Who indeed captains our ship when really bad storms invade our lives?

After every storm comes the incredible CALM.

May Peace and Grace be with on your life journey this week.


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. Debbie L says:

    Amen! Excellent post. I believe Jesus is my Captain and He provided me with an amazing husband who drives our bus (motor home) to places we want to believe the Lord directs us….

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  2. Nancy Miitze says:

    Faye Darling, You are an amazing woman, Many years ago, I’d say very nearly 80, there was a fierce storm in the middle of the night, my father came into the room where my slightly older sister and I shared a double bed, and said to us no need to ne afraid. Jesus is here with us He’ii look after us. I loved His attitude. in the midst of a storm He’d go on to the veranda and watch the beauty of God’s handy work,


  3. i love this faye..thank you for reminding us who the captain of our boat is…we should always be thankful when there is storm coz that is the time when we most realize that we are just passengers of the boat..there is always 1 captain and He is the one and only 1….


  4. We get to know real ppl in difficult times. Awsm post


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