FORTRESS                    Jeremiah the Old Testament Prophet suffered much as he tried to turn

the people from their drifting ways and turn them back to God.

In sorrow he wrote:

Jeremiah: 16:19-23 Lord, you are my Strength and Fortress.  My refuge in  

                    the days of trouble.

Martin Luther centuries later, took comfort from these words as in his life he

suffered, loneliness, depression and personal illness.   Then plague came to

his town and suffering everywhere intensified.  He began to pray”

Lord, You are my Strength and Fortress.  My Refuge in all these days of trouble.   a-men.  

From his pen poured the mighty hymn …A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD .

A mighty fortress is our God,

                                           a Bulwark never failing. 

                     Our Helper mid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. 


This is the STAND and the faith that all Christians should be taking in our current world situation.

God is UNCHANGING.   He eternally is the ROCK which will not break or bend to societies secular standards.         a-men.


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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