A life-long Occupation

Good Morning!


Are you no longer working in a paid job?   No longer identified by your career or your JOB?    Have you ever felt no longer ‘relevant’?   Past your prime?

In many lives this has been allowed to become a REALITY.  I have  walked this path.

It really is an untruth.

When you come to this place – don’t surrender to the ‘old age or retired’ mentality but REJOICE.    Surrender completely to the real you. For the Christian Believer surrender now to the GOD Who is the author and finisher of all things.

It is time for a new mindset’,

You can become the reaper and the sower of BEAUTY and HOPE in your world which needs it so much.   This is a life-long occupation and can be expressed in many, different ways. Find something worthy, something lovely and HOPEFUL.

The harvesting of all the forest trees near our property has been hard to watch in recent months.  It was necessary for the timber industry.   I mourned for the loss of birds and other native creatures but most of all the loss of native flora.    The picture illustrated burst into my view as I walked one afternoon recently.   It was after rain and the clear defiant regrowth of a native species.

With sight of it came the clear thought.

Now is the time in your life to seek out and find  BEAUTY in the harsh places and share a touch with others.    

Today on this Sunday let our hearts soar with thankfulness for what we HAVE and not what we have ever lost.   Let us look Above the world and harsh circumstance and find the Hope and Beauty of the abundant Life found in Christ for all who concentrate on what is ABOVE.  In the sky itself sometimes  but often unexpected in the least likely places  all around.

Blessings , Love and Peace to you.

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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3 Responses to A life-long Occupation

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Great blog, Faye. Retirement is a time for renewal as you say. Turn to that Chapter with excitement and hope. God’s got plenty of ideas for you yet! Find what’s there.


  2. judyjourneys says:

    So many good and enduring truths in there, Faye.


  3. Dawn Marie says:

    All but Chapters in the Novella of our lives. We certainly can get stuck rereading certain chapters though, can’t we?? Thanks for the reminder that the REAL beauty lies ahead in the end. Oh, happy day! 😊


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