THE TWINS – Life affirming.


Powerful twins.

This is an Australian picture.    I did not take it but found it in a folder of ‘stored’ Animals’. Thank you to the photographer and whoever sent it to me.

After a hard day at work these dogs indicate to me the absolute gratitude for what they have and the contentment of being together in the experience.

‘Give thanks with a grateful heart’ is the psalmist’s regular theme but Contentment goes  deeper.       Finding, as travellers on this highway of life that we can be thankful for what is about us ….indeed for many and various necessary and vital.   We can indeed be thankful for even the seemingly ‘little’ things like ‘getting up’ ‘Breathing in a new day.’

However, true CONTENTMENT only comes when we sit , settle and KNOW physically, emotionally and spiritually that no matter what situation we find ourselves in we are content.    This place does not necessarily lead to JOY.     This place may never make us HAPPY in the hyped ordinary way of things.

CONTENTMENT is a whole of life consuming place where peace reigns.

The Apostle Paul wrote.       ‘I have learned to be content in ALL  circumstances, in my lack and in my plenty.’        Phil: 4:11

    This day,  this coming week lets ensure that we take the twins with us on our journey.

       May Thankfulness and Contentment  wash over all our lives in waves of reality. 

Live!   Love!    Make a difference to someone else’s day and 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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