Today on this Advent journey to Christmas 2022 I light a JOY candle and thank God that only in relationship with Christ, can this Holy Gift ever be fully opened.
Thank You Lord for Your JOY, the internal bubble that even when facing the death of a loved one or a major health valley gives us STRENGTH to live and focus forward.
Today a light for JOY stands with Hope and Peace as we all prayerfully await the remembrance of the coming to Earth of this ONE who is THE LIGHT of the WORLD. His first Coming ignited HOPE, PEACE and JOY…and the fullness of Divine LOVE…for the whole world……(all Those who accept HIM.)
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.
Your words, inspired by the Spirit, enflame my heart this Christmas Season. 🎄