Give thanks to Your Saviour with a grateful heart.
After a serious operation, medical advice was a six week recovery period with two weeks of very limited movement. I sat in a comfortable armchair and planned to read and write.
A dear friend knew of my love of beauty and colour and sent me a project to work on. She sent me an adults colouring book and a beautiful compendium of coloured pencils. She commented. ‘Make each day come alive. There are no directions. Just colour your world on a page.’
Each page was very different and this one is not very good or .’the best’ because I completed the whole book and every blank sheet with colour added, spoke to me of vibrant LIFE.
Today I give thanks to God for His Presence with us during all our hills and valleys.
His Creativity is a gift of LIFE whether produced by fine art work, simple colouring books music,literature or ballet and dramas but today’s thanksgiving acknowledges that in our CREATIVE God lie many dormant possibilities.
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.
A good attachment would be this video on YouTube:
God created us and our ability to be creative; it is the family trait from Heaven. May you recover and feel at peace in Him sister.
Sending you healing hugs to wrap around you. May you be fully well soon, Faye!