If Christ truly is the pivot on which our whole life is anchored then all aspects of this life must be balanced and connections maintained,
Yesterday I learnt a valuable life lesson. It enforced what I have always believed passionately and that is Jesus Christ came to this Earth to show us the right PATH to walk LIFE in His Salvation, But He also came to give us an Abundant LIFE this side of eternity.
We are given the responsibility of keeping it balanced.
We took the little dog for her regular clipping. We returned to collect a dancing little terrier now free from the heavy coat of winter,
While we waited I asked Dave to drop me off for an hour or so at the Library.
I took time to sit in silence, imbibe the rich smell of books ,connect with new staff and speak with the more senior staff still there. I renewed my library card. I was shocked to discover it had been two years since I had been there. Covid, personal life concerns and so much on-line ‘stuff’
As a writer I was delighted they still remembered me and welcomed me. I connected with a side of my life as a person that needed the understanding and encouragement they provided.
Once again I am inspired to seek to ensure there is a balanced life where the mental, spiritual, social physical and emotional are all being given their balanced place in each day.
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.
The Alpha & Omega!! ❤️
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