Writing is a gift from God, it is His way of blessing me, and it is also my privileged ministry. Our Father speaks to all us through dreams and visions. As a child, my dad had his insurance office in our home. On the old Underwood typewriter I pecked out my first book based on a dream. However, recognizing that my love of words, and my continuous assembly of words came from God did not happen right away. On March 20,2019 it was for “such a time as this” that I began to soak in every living word of the Bible. For many years I mused about writing a book, but the subject matter eluded me. God has been faithful to groom me for His service. A few significant dreams were recorded just before, and during the odyssey of this God given writing project. As a retired ‘Hearing Clerk’ it was my job to listen to what 20 people were saying and condense those multiple conversations into minutes. With reflection, I now know that it was God who got me that job, for His purpose! Listening to what the Spirit is saying from Genesis to Revelation, then condensing those recorded minutes into bite sized delights, has been my greatest adventure so far! My heavenly Father has equipped me through several jobs, failures, mountain peaks and valleys of bad choices.
The DREAM that launched the book “Behind the Curtain” occurred vividly on February 22, 2019. The Word became Flesh, in a soul awakening dream. A brilliantly ornate golden, uniquely jeweled container that was shaped like a canoe was suddenly in my room. A voice said “open it”. With great anticipation I walked over to the glorious container and began pulling away what appeared to be straw, stubble or hay, like excelsior. The Treasure that was uncovered spoke to my heart. Glistening figurines of the finest, delicate porcelain were all there kneeling beside the luxuriously gilded container. Then in a flash, all of the nativity characters were standing beside the Container, alive and joyfully smiling at me. It was Jesus and His beloved unknown saints all standing in my room, beaming and beckoning me to take their picture. I fumbled with a substantially complex yet beautiful object in my hands. It was somehow revealed to me that it was a camera. I said “I do not know how to make it work”. Then I woke up from my sleep, standing up, with my hands still feeling like I had something in my hand. The day before I had been listening a scripture based movie on the “Book of John”. The Word of God appeared in my room and asked me to take a picture . The Word became Flesh.” —- Luke 12:34 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” 2 Corin 4:7 Our value is not based on what we do, or what we have accomplished in ministry, we are loved by our Father simply because we live. “Always ready to give an answer to everyone who asks…a reason concerning the Hope that is in us.” 1 Peter 3:15 – May your hope expand in Jesus! Peeking behind the veil of how we appear, we discover the deeper, the more important things that have made us who we have become to the glory of God. It took 40 days to read the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation while listening to an audio version on fast speed. More than anything else I want to see a demonstration of the Spirit of God falling down like rain on the people of Mexico! I pray that His Glory comes down and that Jesus touches and changes hearts. Purchase a copy on AMAZON ebook or paperback. The “Blue” cover (2020) represents the FINAL edition. Thanks to all who suffered through my editing process. Pass it along to those you love. https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Alley-Hoyle/e/B07S7YJ8NF?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060
Cheers to all who wake up with thoughts to pen such beautiful tales, poems and audacious truths! Your gift to write, your bold ‘blogger’ spirit definitely lifts mine. WordPress is a safe place to spill out anonymously, while reading the wonderful works of an international group of people who enjoy blogging! Bottom line — does it really matter if we get read by friends? NOPE, as a writer, we blog because we MUST, and readers, or followers are not essential to be a satisfied blogger. Writing to me is a release of that creative spark that was given unto us all. Photographers capture passing scenes of joy, war, love, and the glory of God. Bloggers stretch our imaginations with shocking, witty and profound communications that inspire us to have a voice in what is, and what may come. It is also great to be immediately published and liked by so many kindred spirits. I extend my blessing to all those who express what they must. Blog on boldly and know your effort makes a difference! After getting married in 2012, retiring in December 2013, and moving to Mexico in January 2014 – I am in my bliss to use the gifts that I have been given along the shores of an 800 year old fishing village. During my career life I held many positions, none of which had anything to do with publishing. Now is the time to release my passion for writing whatever enters my mind without worrying about what family or friends might think. Abiding in the awesome beauty of Mexico, words of praise to God abundantly and easily pour through. My life travels had me sampling cultures in Korea, Germany, New Iberia, Louisiana, Houston, then in 2018 Israel. Working as an outside sales person, and a life coach in the network marketing arena, the hearts of all classes of PEOPLE has consistently been the main source of my inspiration to write. In 2001 – BOOM – the blogging bug got me! The ease and art of self-publishing is fabulous! I am encouraged to post deeper thoughts than I post for family and friends on Facebook. Most social media is …well, socially acceptable, not deep. On WordPress the interaction from other bloggers is thrilling. Germany, India, Australia, Spain, China, and all over the globe – making comments that the whole world is not notified of…that in itself is gratifying. Exchanging thoughts with other wordy warriors is fun! I love exchanging comments with people I will probably never meet. I genuinely do not give a rip about exposure, fame or fortune. The amazing comments from the ordinary person to the published author float in. Initially I am stunned, then I quickly reply with glee. read non-fiction books and magazine articles and remain inspired by all who have ever published their fascinations, discoveries and mysteries. I am a proud female who has experienced many delights, places, tragedy and adventures. At the age of seven I typed my first book on an Underwood typewriter in my dad’s insurance office. Seams stapled, I self published a yarn about a ribbon. It is my belief that to be speechless is to be found silenced, devoid of hope for expression. The world marvels us, it devastates, manipulates and causes all to imagine. Song writers spin magic with their lyrics while bloggers speak substance into those who may have otherwise remained silent. My faith has been challenged many times, and if one does not ever doubt, well the scriptures says “your heart is deceitful above all else”.
Writing is indeed a retreat from reality. A time to lodge scattering thoughts, a place to ponder what was, what is and what may come. I am a mother, wife and a humbled writer of “what is” true for me. My views, my ramblings, my penned words are often what I might say IF asked. The truth about this blogger is that she knows better than to speak all these words to anyone. At the seasoned age of 62 – I was able to move into my country dream home in Mexico. Many of my musings are logged here in order for me to return to when I am truly old! I shall marvel at my wit, nonsense and poetic views. I also feel safe recording the deepest woe of losing my son and mother within a month in 2016 – and how scripture, God’s Word held me together. Good Grief For all who has lost a child, I have great compassion and this may comfort you. a homily for my mother Momma Mia . Thanks for clicking in and for liking whatever post may tickle your fancy. My sincere encouragement to you today “Boldly Blog whatever is in your heart” It will be read, and not judged by me.
Barbara Alley Hoyle (a child of the sixties born in Sept 1951)
WordPress blogger since April 2017