Journeying through this past week I have encountered people whose lives have recently been in places of trauma, loss, or lack.
The vibrant TRUTH of what it means to have a new beginning has really impacted me. The past is past…yes, it will be remembered. The desert time can never be forgotten BUT what happens when a new beginning truly inspires a person to start again ie to be BORN AGAIN into the Promise this new life, and the new experiences this life can bring is truly incredible.
My hope and indeed prayer for anyone reading this today is that if you are beginning again, contemplating a change or still working through a life that has changed dramatically because of circumstances, I would like to simply say that the image above symbolises for me the absolute beauty that can and does come from circumstances that once appeared to be bleak and hopeless.
The same can be for each one of us. Circumstances will change. May we ever look for the promises of new Life, and Hope and Beauty .
Look up! Look around! Focus on beauty and share this reality with others. It is the great gift you can give to another. Beauty and Love – balm to human aches and loss.
Live your life aiming for purpose and always delighting in the hope of unexpected possibilities!
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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