Is a Rose still a Rose when its beauty has faded?

F90 Rose at Woolmer's Estate.

                                             Something to think about as we journey onwards in 2018.

If something of beauty is  absorbed into our memory and can remain  poignantly clear does  that object, that person, that person’s action or an event ever fade or will it always be in vivid colour and impact our lives.

This is the importance of forgiveness.   We must not hold on forever to clear memories and events from the past that will impact our futures negatively.    We must carry into the future only the clear and beautiful images which never fade of what is positive and beautiful.   The Smile of a child (not the gross behaviour or the subsequent, perhaps lack of love, they show to family.).       We must carefully filter the disturbing images that modern media constantly bombards our minds with.    Being informed does not mean being steamrolled with all the endless recalls of past incidents.       Our own lives must have filters to surrender to God the mistakes and the bad and ,,,,,,, create wonderful storage folders to keep the positive and beautiful.   I believe this is why Jesus came and for believers He is the Divine filter.      Through Him and To Him must be all the Valleys and Hills of life…….. released, sanctified and allowed to be become memories always of Hope and eternal value.

Be yourself,,,,,,,,, but SHINE a Light into the world around you.    Make a difference in someone else’s day.


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 Is a Rose still a Rose when its beauty has faded?

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Jesus as a filter. I ask myself “Does that broaden my scope, of limit it?” I guess it does both depending on the specific question I ask. Mostly we think of him as limiting our activities; however, if our desires are holy, it broadens our vision of what is possible. Good pointers, Faye. I haven’t seen anything from you re: health issues but I am still praying. Be blessed with good care from others, from yourself, and from the hand of God.


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