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! On the highway of life I will be making an actual journey.   A baby is expected on 28th June.  (800 klms further north from where we live.    We hope and pray we (Dave and I) may … Continue reading

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Impacted by Beauty – A Meditative Thought

Good Morning! Today I was stunned by the beauty of the bougainvillea  at the corner of our house near the verandah.    During spring and summer the colours are often striking, a rich bright red. At this time of year … Continue reading

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The Parachute canopy of Divine Grace

Good Morning!    Mid-week thoughts to meditate upon and consider                           They build their lives too low who build beneath the skies The author unknown quote triggered, I believe, a dream and this blog is the written expression of this … Continue reading

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LOVE – A powerful lasting fragrance.

Good Morning!                                               New week, new possibilities, new Hope.                                                                           It is also TRINITY SUNDAY for those who follow a Church Calendar of readings. This is always a powerful reminder of just WHO our God is.  He is SPIRIT and … Continue reading

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Good Morning!   (integrating purple)    A mid-week thought Grateful appreciation for the writings from Henri Nouwen’s  – Dare to Journey, Little snippets surfaced in my mind during the night. Human beings are seldom satisfied.   When things are going smoothly we … Continue reading

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Good Morning! These flowers are a symbol to me of the amazing beauty of abundant LIFE. Today is Pentecost Sunday.   One of the most graphic reminders given to me this day was that so often Pentecost is seen as all … Continue reading

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What lasts?……What in life will surely pass?

Good Morning! Not a mid-week thought simply a passing by comment. Storms in our life will come but they will pass. Starry nights and beauty will certainly return. I’m not sure who may have originally said this but today it was … Continue reading

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What pieces are missing? – What must be included?

Good Morning! Something to think about. I read two things yesterday and then had a dream.  This is why the blog question has been written for us all to ponder. If our lives are forming a picture – no matter … Continue reading

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Wanting Better? Relationships – Creative, ordinary daily living.

Good Morning! A md-week point to think about.   I found the quote below on a date pad.  After a day of feeling inadequate and slowing down with age and other distractions and problems, I post it in simplicity in the hope … Continue reading

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Good Morning! A new week thoughts to ponder. Is this image beautiful?   All things often are seen through the life focus of individual circumstances.    Some folk may  see it as uncomfortable  or even unsafe. Beautiful or dangerous it evokes an emotion. … Continue reading

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