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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Freedom is an essential part of our lives, and it is something that we should all strive for.
So if the Son sets you free, you will indeed be free— John 8:36 [TLB]
Each month we will explore the deeper meaning of freedom in each category so we can better understand what it means to be truly free.
A mother’s heartbreak living with the daily challenges of children who have been incarcerated. How do you get them re-intergrated back into society and not pushed back into the margins?
Jesus ‘saw’ people. I can befriend and offer hospitality to the ‘other,’ that most people walk by and consider as ‘trash’ or the debris of life.
Are there people you consider ‘trash?’ How can you look at them differently?
The most loving thing my community has done is not given up on me. People walked alongside me even when I felt most unlovable. Their care had come in the forms of meals when things were hard, taking walks when I was isolated, praying with me, and simply being present but not scared of the hard stuff.
Faithfully every year, she would give her Christmas message and share her faith in God, hope, and encouragement for the future, a silver thread that hung every year of her reign like a jewel on her crown, keeping the continuity of her Kingdom. We will miss that.
It is the same with our stories of faith. When God has acted in a family and helped someone, those stories strengthen the family’s faith. We may read stories in the Bible, but it is much easier to believe when we hear of other people’s faith in our own culture and that it is still possible for God to act in our own family.