Thoughts, a Memory and a Prayer.


               Forty years ago I sat beside a dark-haired woman at a Conference.

She was in a wheel-chair in the aisle beside my seat.  She gave me a radiant smile and in that moment of  ‘connection’ we both understood something spiritual which blesses me on reflection.

The theme of this Conference was teaching on the centrality of the Word of God to life and where we would all journey if we follow the Shepherd.

The music throbbed. We were invited to worship.  To stand and dance if the Spirit inspired.

The song was ‘Streets of Gold’

‘We will dance on the streets that are golden, the glorious Bride and the great Son of Man..’

I stood beside Meg in the aisle and took her hand.    We both worshipped. I danced and spiritually she danced beside me.

‘Do you believe one day I will really dance?’ she asked.

‘Absolutely!’ I responded.

I never saw Meg again.    I knew she was a musician, a teacher and a Christian Ambassador for the disabled .      Paralysed below the waist from the age of four after an accident,  I know she went on to live a quality life and to help many others.

Last night I dreamt of Meg.    I was taken back to that moment in time.

I asked the Lord, in the dream Is she dancing now?          I heard on the wind.

She is with ME and ALL things have been restored to her.

Today I offer up a prayer of thankfulness for past memories which speak of KINGDOM.

With arms uplifted I remember our faith and the Hope, which inspires through all the valleys and Hills of life.

P E A C E!



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 IS SHE DANCING – N O W?

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    *Praise You With The Dance -Casting Crowns
    And I’ll sing glory hallelujah
    I lift Your name on high
    I’ll sing holy ’cause You’re worthy
    I’ll praise You with the dance
    And I’ll sing glory hallelujah
    I lift Your name on high
    I’ll sing holy ’cause You’re worthy
    I’ll praise You with the dance
    I will praise You with the dance
    I will praise You with the dance

    I can only imagine this is one of the songs she’s rejoicing & dancing to!


  2. Wonderful story- thanks for sharing.


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