Hi! I’m Deryn
Deryn is a writer, artist, and lover of nature and travel. Born in the previously named Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 1820 Settler pioneering stock, she has traveled the world, moving to South Africa and the United Kingdom. She retired from her career as an exploration cartographer and housing manager and now lives in the United States of America. Her rich adventures have enabled her to write about transforming life’s experiences, building resiliency, and combining her Art and love of beauty with these. This enables her to mentor and inspire others who are struggling with the complexities of life.
I write for people who have had a life-changing loss and who want to move on and start over but are struggling with knowing where to begin and letting go of the past and may not realize they are dealing with resistance to change.
People don’t like change and resist the challenges of having to move out of their comfort zone. They need to build faith in a loving God and build resilience to take the risk of letting go of the past to build a new future.
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The right to self-determination is a fundamental human right essential for exercising other rights and freedoms. Despite the challenges posed by minority rights, globalization, and the concentration of power, the principle of self-determination remains crucial for the advancement and protection of the dignity of every person.
Ultimately, it’s not just about accumulating wealth; it’s about the freedom and opportunities that wealth can provide so we can live out our purpose with passion, having enough for ourselves, some to grow and some to help others reach their dreams too. Living out the abundant life that Jesus promised, “I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
The freedom of association is a remarkable privilege that enriches the tapestry of our lives. It empowers us to build meaningful relationships, amplify our voices, and grow as individuals. It helps us to forge bonds, explore new horizons, and build a support network that catches us when we fall. It is essential to approach this freedom with mindful awareness, ensuring that our associations don’t deliberately harm or exclude others. Let’s embrace this dance with an open heart, celebrating the myriad colors and rhythms it adds to our lives while weaving a pattern of inclusivity that invites all to join the dance.
Continue seeking our own happiness while spreading love, kindness, and support to make the world a better place for everyone, walking in the footsteps of Jesus.
Life is unpredictable and full of surprises. I thought I had it all together until I unexpectedly found myself helpless in a hospital bed. Even though we sometimes go through life challenges and are tempted to question the existence of God.