DEO GRATIS – BUTTERFLY BIRTHDAY

Good Morning! 

I have always loved butterflies.   They are for me, a symbol of the  Christ-life and point to both beauty and the Divine Promise and Hope for ‘better’.

20200627_162109 - Copy (2)    My 77th birthday was on June 25th and I will remember it always as my butterfly birthday.   I give thanks for everyone who contributed  to making this day special. Most of all I give thanks for the reminders in this day which both surprised and brought spiritual LIFE.

After getting dressed I looked in the mirror and thought ‘This outfit looks drab perhaps I can find something to brighten it up.’

I saw the red rosette with  the attached sign BIRTHDAY GIRL – given to me a couple of  years ago by a grand-daughter, and tugged it from it’s place in the small drawer.    It was attached to a pretty butterfly scarf I did not remember.     I put it on. The plain white jumper looked so much more ‘alive’       Thus began my Butterfly Birthday.

I am grateful for the phone calls and messages that flowed during the day but when the mail came – there was another butterfly surprise.  Beside a gift from a family member there was another large packet.

Inside were four large white cushions with beautiful butterfly motifs embroidered on them.  Weeks ago,  I had tried to get a couple of these cushions but was told ‘unavailable’     On my birthday the package arrived.    Above is a picture.   Four cushions on four dark blue armchairs and the lounge room was transformed.

Later in the morning an e-mail arrived on my lap-top through the new email address        – gift of computer was from my dear husband David –  It simply said ‘Pleased to let you know your small book with the butterfly cover is being printed today.  We hope it will be in the possession of folks who may need its encouragement as soon as possible’.

This little book was a simple project in 2020 and because of the corona virus a Christian team republished but added a bit ‘extra’ I had written to hopefully tell the true life stories of life with a LIVING GOD.     I knew it would possible happen but on my birthday was a particular joy.   My prayer is that this little book given, or sold wherever it may journey will be like the butterflies a symbol of the eternal we all have when we believe John14:6

I AM THE WAY – THE TRUTH – and THE LIFE.

a-men.      (In all circumstances).

77 years cropped Tried to make this smaller but cant seem to reduce it on here.

Book cover -A Living God - Copy EVERYWHERE

May you know His Love and Grace in this day and may the world spiritually come to KNOW that the SALVATION MESSAGE OF THE CROSS for all  people is like butterflies, butterflies EVERYWHERE.     HOPE and HEALING for all.

a-men and a-men.

 

 

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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4 Responses to DEO GRATIS – BUTTERFLY BIRTHDAY

  1. Nancy Miitze says:

    That is a beautiful blog, Faye, and a great blessing, from none other, than our precious LORD. THANK YOU.

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  2. RobbyeFaye says:

    Faye, what a beautiful post!
    Happy belated birthday, it sounds like it was wonderful!
    I love the scarf and the pin adds just the right touch. The pillow is lovely, too!
    I’m still praying for you and yours.
    Blessings, hugs and prayers~💖🤗🙏

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  3. Dawn Marie says:

    THE HAPPIEST AND HOLIEST BIRTHDAY WISHES TO YOU, MY DEAR CYBER-SPACE FRIEND!! What a blessed day He patterned together for you! Hugs to your for sharing it with us and for the beautiful butterfly wings used to bring this birthday joy, all our way! 🦋🦋🦋

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