Nepalese Faith.

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james

This effected me profoundly because it was posted by my Nepalese friend living and helping in the affected areas. The previous day’s post had told how they’d been returning from distributing aid in one of the worse affected villages when the second big quake rocked their bus. It must have been hugely discouraging.

I know he’s living in a tent as his home was damaged, I know some of his family’s homes are too badly damaged to repair, but I also know some of the orphans he gave his life to bringing up are likewise out helping others.

I cannot help but applaud the faith and courage of the Nepalese people. I wonder if my own would withstand such a storm.

Neither have I

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strong person

Very true. I’d add those special folks with the deep hearts that it’s so good to be around generally haven’t had it easy either.

Surviving two major break ups and finally bringing up a large family alone I was often a little sad that my kids had to work so hard (helping with the little ones, housework etc.) and didn’t have all those extras that their friends did, but now they’re grown I understand. I’m thankful they have a strength and integrity, grown in those tough years, that makes them what they are today, loving, caring, compassionate with strong independent wills able to surf whatever life sends their way and come out on top.

love

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love

(Written for a Valentine’s day compilation)

A touch of magic in earthbound place, a thread of the divine,

Colour tints the monochrome, the best in man refines.

From ashes strewn upon the mud of squandered, wretched life

It kindles flame, and warmth, and joy; it brings an end to strife.

Most precious jewel in darkest cave, oft wrought in giant’s press,

It holds its shape neath life’s foul blows and sparkles none the less.

Of all the things we find in life of value and of worth,

Love is the brightest, finest thing to which we can give birth.