Good Morning!

The Journey..nativity                             All human-beings begin their journey towards life carried in the safety of our mother’s womb. (Think about this……..almost identical to the shape of the Arc of Covenant box ) ……..containing the Presence of God in the Biblical Old Testament).

Today on this first Sunday in December,  I begin a personal journey of birthday remembrance as we look forward to Christmas.

Today, I light the HOPE CANDLE.     This is as a prayer.   I remember all who in this season are feeling suffering more poignantly. Some folks are  desperately seeking to be ‘Happy’, while others suffer the pain of loss.  We here in my state are surrounded by bushfires.   Thousands of acres of bushland has been destroyed. It has been our worst  and most tragic beginning to Summer.

This day I still light the HOPE CANDLE.     May this light spiritually be as a prayer in the lives of all who are needing COMFORT today and pierce the darkness of hopelessness with the piercing promise of ‘better’ to come.

Light a candle Advent Sunday 1                                                           THE HOPE CANDLE.






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. DeniseBalog says:

    Prayers for the fires Faye. Hope. Beautiful word to begin our journey to Christmas. 😊


  2. Dawn Marie says:

    I pray there has been an end to the fires, Faye. ANd that you have been left safe & protected in their path. Hugs to you for sharing such beautiful hope with us. Like the flame to your candle may all your prayers be lifted up to heaven.


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