For,  thirty years I have walked in the nearby forest.   A pine forest but with unique trails and pockets of shady peace. In years past I had the companionship of children and dogs.  it was simple but I loved the place. This year, they harvested ALL the trees.   Acre after acre was levelled and the shock of adapting to the different circumstances often caused my heart to grieve for ‘what was past’.

Then, I saw hidden at the top of a gully a small patch of colour. It was a bit of a struggle, but I scrambled up the bank. I lifted up a piece of bark and there it was.    Bursting forth in brilliant colour – the triumphant gold of Australian bush colour was this hidden gem.

Like HOPE it impacted my day!

Once again, I have been powerfully reminded that in all the circumstances of our lives,  Jesus came to point the Way always to the Promise of Hope for ‘better‘.

Blessings and Love.


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 BURSTING FORTH

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Bursting forth has such a joyous sound; it has to speak of something amazing and good. The bush is lovely.


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