Author Archives: Faye

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.


Good Morning!     A prayerful refrain that can be picked up and prayed over homes, families, communities and even nations.  Entirely as your own spirit/heart prayer-life leads you.                       … Continue reading

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       A gentle mid-week thought for us to ponder. A soaring bird reminds us that if our human spirits are to ‘look upwards’ and find rest and peace in our world of sadness and strife we too must … Continue reading

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Good Morning!        A gentle hopefully encouraging thought for you to ponder. I woke in the middle of the night needing a ‘comfort’ break and was suddenly overwhelmed by moments like ‘darkness in  my soul’.   I was … Continue reading

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Good Morning!       Do you ever feel insignificant in our world of constant upheaval, violence, weather vagaries, evidence of rampant evil almost daily?    Do you feel the attitudes of the large and powerful appear to dominate thoughts … Continue reading

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A mid-week thought

Good Morning! CELEBRATING LIFE    Today my thought and my challenge is that we may all take a moment to CELEBRATE our lives.  Let’s celebrate the uniqueness of who we are  each one.   Old young male or female , … Continue reading

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Good Morning!      At this beginning of another 2017 week, we all need to walk onwards knowing who we are and what our purposes in our circumstances may be. I found the image above when I was researching about … Continue reading

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Mid-week thought

Good Morning, dear blogging friends. This picture is not a morning picture.  It is, in fact late afternoon, when storm clouds suddenly rolled in.    I took the photo and hurried back to the car.   We desperately need the … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the week ahead. STOP –  For even a few minutes this week……..Breathe in…….. truly………. breathe in Life and Peace. LOOK: – Actually look for something – even if your life is frantic and very busy.  Look for … Continue reading

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Choices and Consequences

Good Morning!        A Mid-week thought to ponder. When Governments make bad decisions – we can blame the Government – providing of course we did not with freedom of choice vote for them.  We cannot take personal responsibility. … Continue reading

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Good Morning!     Around our world there is much sorrow this weekend. The circumstances are many and varied.  Be it flood, drought, earthquake, tsunami, fire, typhoon, violence in streets or indeed human suffering and need in any shape or … Continue reading

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