On the East Coast of Australia there have been a few days of fear and struggle. Many folks will have changed lives and many will need recovery from distressing memories.
Extreme heat, Hot savage winds which did not have constant direction and bush fires which broke out in little pockets and spread rapidly. Here at our home in the hinterland where we are surrounded by bush we received a text message which told us to Evacuate and go to a safe shelter immediately. It was a genuine safety warning but after careful checking we were able to KNOW although we were in the area which had to be ‘informed’ the danger was in fact many, many, kilometers away. It, the fire danger, eventually travelled southwards at great speed and well-known coastal areas were forced to leave and thousands were rehoused.
I woke up this morning with a heart’s desire to pray or indeed somehow comfort others.
Where I seemed to be led of the Spirit was to return in to my own life to where I KNEW God’s Presence during a difficult time. The gentle nudge was share on the blog!
Well, I have tried with this AUDIO. I was working on it for a blind friend who told me audios would be a rich blessing.
This if it works is my acknowledgement of God’s Grace and Peace beyond description in a personal crisis.
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.
Faye! I am so grateful you are safe and that your home remains safe as well. I look forward to listening to your audio as soon as it is up and running. To hear your voice will be a blessing to these ears of mine! 🥰