Many cultures, Many faiths, Many points of view and opinions etc. I was not FORCED as a child by parents, or teachers, or ‘anyone’ in AUTHORITY to conform to any particular faith or religion. I was however, given choices,. As I grew up and knew more of this wonderful and diverse world I made a choice.
I have chosen to follow a PERSON, not a doctrine, not a religion, not a thought structure but first of all a PERSON. Jesus Christ is the Person I follow and I have chosen to live His Way and by His Rules. His Way is LOVE for all peoples, all national identities and all religions BUT………..His Way is a narrow way. This narrow way has a handbook for life and the Bible is the Handbook I follow. Life with Him and In Him has led and is leading me on an incredible life journey. I would desire that others too (particularly all my family) would follow Him. Ultimately, the choice of whole-hearted following is one each individual must make. Choosing to follow Him is a whole of life choice. ‘Picking up your personal cross in life and following the narrow Way’ is not easy BUT God the Holy Spirit Who dwell within (again a free choice) helps you live life in ABUNDANCE AND FULLNESS.
Blessings to you and yours.
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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