Life-saving GIFT of PEACE

for BLOGGood Morning!

        Be still and K N O W that I am God.   Ps. 46:10

    This past week I read a story and I share it here with the hope that it will be an encouragement and blessing to you as well.

A young woman Karen (not her real name) was on a canoeing expedition riding the rapids in Canada when she fell overboard right as they reached the flat river area immediately near the weir.

She remembered as she plunged into the cold river’s depths the words of her instructor.

         In the unlikely event that you fall into the river you must be absolutely still. The stiller you can be the more chance you have that the weir water will not suck you through.

Karen knew stark terror as the waters washed over her and she felt the powerful current surging to take her to certain death.   How can I ever be still?  Every instinct is to struggle to swim.

In her heart, spirit and mind the words of  Psalm 46 resonated.



God’s Gift of Holy Peace absolutely washed over Karen and with a stillness that was supernatural she was drawn towards the weir.

Right at the gate the water tossed her back.  Like a log, jettisoned, she was flung far from danger and a rescue boat was able to pick her up.

Karen later shared with everyone that this profound STILLNESS defied anything she had ever known in her life before.

Praise God!

May we all learn to have this Peace in our lives and circumstances.   I think there was a book of Brother Lawrence written many, years ago, called.


In 2019 where such noise pervades our senses, practice and KNOWING the Presence of God is more vital than ever before in ordinary daily living.

Blessing! Love! and Joy on the journey to you all!.





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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2 Responses to Life-saving GIFT of PEACE

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    Faye, I love Brother Lawrence and have written about his book several times on my blog!! Yet another thing we have in common ~ will wonders never cease?!?!? Hugs to you for sharing such a wonderful witness of God’s might in our stillness.


  2. Thank you for the reminder…. We really need to be still and appreciate silence…..that is when i feel the presence of God the most….


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