Good Morning!

    Restoration bouquet

An extra touch of love and care can make all the difference.

This bouquet was stunning when it was given to me more than a month ago.

Through the natural progression of heat and stress many blooms died as expected but some continued to be there in the middle of it all.

Yesterday. I once again changed the water but drastically cut back many of the stems  and only replaced that which still showed faint signs of life.   Some actually looked beyond restoration.    It seemed hopeless there was so much death and little ‘life’ but for many I could not let them go.   I washed their faces and repositioned them in the vase.  A little pinch of sugar and a dash of vinegar and a vase near the window.

This morning it is possible to see clearly the vibrant life evident although around there is still signs of natural decay.

How true this is of our lives and our dealing with folks around us.     Never give up the nurture, never give up the HOPE of  restoration.

We, who believe in the Saviour have His Promise that in the midst of death there is always His Life.    And, in His Life is the Promise of Eternity for all made in the image of God.    All who will choose to follow the Great Shepherd.

A couple of thoughts for us to think about this mid-week.

Blessings and Peace.


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. peggyjoan42 says:

    A very good lesson in this post. Never give up – restore your faith in the Lord daily.


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