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.

AFTER A STORM – supernatural CALM


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Family, Faith, Forgiveness. LOVE

Alison’s Legacy resounded through her Memorial Service. Heaven Stirs. Our daughter planned her own Memorial Service, She chose her own scriptures, and music. Her father was asked to read Psalm 23. The music was contemporary but with powerful messages through … Continue reading

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Like a mighty ocean wave Grief swamped me. Two  Words  ‘Never Again!   ‘Never Again’ pounded in the sea.   I cried for what is gone and never will be again.    I grieved for the loss of our beloved daughter.  The … Continue reading

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For the gift of our loved daughter’s life. Alison BURNS nee ROOTS born 23rd May 1972. Departed this life 21st July,2021 Her smile brought sunshine into life……… BIRTHDAY celebration May 2021           Departed this earthly life 21st July 2021.            … Continue reading

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God’s Breath – Sacred PEACE

Our daughters Pallative Care journey to Eternity continues. Prayer valued. God is hearing. Her decision not to be sustained or encouraged to life by artificial means.. (Not even with food) is being honoured. She is continuing to breathe regularly and … Continue reading

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ABIDE WITH ME Abide with me, fast falls the eventide, The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide.  When other helpers fail and comforts flee,  Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes, … Continue reading

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Living Above – not in or ‘in spite of’ circumstances.

    A gentle thought.           When our spirit/soul is rested in Christ and full; of PEACE and JOY, outward  clamour and circumstances become of little importance.  Live peacefully in this mid week day!

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     From ages past mankind from all tribes and tongues and spiritual persuasions searched the sky for answers.   Their spirits yearned for contact with the unseen Divine.     It took His coming to us, living among us and a blood-soaked … Continue reading

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I was prayerfully remembering departed friends and thinking of our own daughter’s final journey. I googled God’s Eternity. This came up.

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