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.

Letting go – Letting God

Forty years ago I was faced with this SURRENDER decision when my baby was very ill. Medical opinion was strongly against me having a third child because my first two were delivered by caesarian-section.   I had a very rare … Continue reading

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REJOICE IN IT! Roms. 2:2.  Be not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,  So you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. We live IN this … Continue reading

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Hydro-electric power generates light. What you BELIEVE generates LIFE AND LIGHT

This was the thought on a date pad.                                                 Something for us all to think on today. … Continue reading

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The unexpected BLOG FOCUS.

Good Morning! or Good Afternoon! Today is the first of September.   It is the first day of  SPRING here in Australia.  It is also Father’s Day and then I discovered it is now also The Australian National Wattle Day remembrance. … Continue reading

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A Quiet Reflective Moment

Good Morning! Photo : Lake Murchinson W.A.                        Sent to me by a friend  last year. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his … Continue reading

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Parental Desperation – a little Lamb.

Good Morning!                         Thoughts to ponder, a Prayer,  and a true story to share.      ‘Mummy, please stop! A little lamb is too close to the traffic.’ The … Continue reading

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Joy of, and for, LIFE dispels SHADOWS

Good Morning! An update on Char-lee and a Thought to Ponder   Last night I was encouraged and inspired by a young woman who spoke in an interview  about Life struggling with M.S.  She smiled into the camera and said ‘I … Continue reading

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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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