Char-Lee loved the beach. She revelled in the daily contact with doggy friends and long walks along a dog friendly surf beach.
She surprised us by looking extremely happy and contented to be home again. Even taking up a position in David’s favourite chair.
She is certainly exhibiting the full example of what the Christian Life should portray.
Paul wrote “I am determined to be CONTENT in all circumstance and give thanks to God’
Many of life’s trials are not as easy to overcome as a simple re-location of lifestyle. True SERENITY comes I believe, in full gratitude for ALL BLESSINGS received, Accepting of our lacks and/or losses but being ever grateful for EVERY DAY of LIFE and expressing this.
Thank You Father for THIS DAY.
Thank You my Saviour Lord for Your Presence wherever Life may take us. Thank You for the little bundle of joy that is Char’Lee who shows that by the sea or in the country She is CONTENT, A-men
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.