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.


A thought for the week.            This week in our life has been an unusual mixture of shadows and Light. The unexpected and unexplained illness of our little dog Char-Lee has ….(we’re still waiting for results … Continue reading

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This is not an ordinary blog.

Good Morning!     I was asked a question about Freddy one of my bear stories on the website I was asked why I do not promote stories like this more widely.   Truth to tell I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Great Victories come with SURRENDER

In our natural world ‘surrender’ is often seen as a ‘defeat’. In the Kingdom of God our greatest victories will come when we learn to surrender EVERY circumstance to the ONE who is higher and greater than ourselves. It really doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Life can open up RIVERS of possibilities with the same beauty as the opening flower illustrated. We all have to take the first step of choice.    You cannot inherit or even learn what you should do from others.  Guidance … Continue reading

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Good Morning!  What simple sacrifice can you make today or even during this week? A small boy offered what he had and a miracle occurred.    Have you ever contemplated what God could do with even your smallest sacrifice if … Continue reading

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Good Morning!         Visit from a native KOALA brings ‘JOY’   Tree clearing, human progress, forests only for TIMBER, stretch for kilometres. .    Native animals are rarely seen.        Yet, yesterday, I met this … Continue reading

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RUACH – Breath of God – SPIRIT

F R E E D O M        Wind of God, My Lord, My Saviour, Blessed Trinity of Grace Divine. Blow this day your Healing Life upon me, Forgive, Restore Cleanse again your blood-bought Child.       … Continue reading

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 A child-like Perspective. With health issues and general malaise this past week has been a bit of a struggle. The image of the field of flowers is beautiful. When I discovered a quote my child-like approach to simplicity of life … Continue reading

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        Thoughts, a Memory and a Prayer.                Forty years ago I sat beside a dark-haired woman at a Conference. She was in a wheel-chair in the aisle beside my seat.  … Continue reading

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Good Morning!               A thought to meditate upon on this Sunday.                    Living water flowed from the rock that was smitten with Moses’ rod. When John … Continue reading

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