Aldyth Thomson

About Aldyth Thomson

Aldyth has organised the Beauty for Ashes women's conferences for 20 years. An ex history teacher, she and her husband, have ex-patted in Ghana and Zambia for the past 10 years. In September 2014 she moved to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in West Africa. She compiled the Beauty for Ashes Prayer Journal and co-authored the Beauty for Ashes Health Journal for Women with Sally Ann Creed. It became a bestseller and was translated into Dutch. She is also a breast cancer survivor of 10 years.

Resurrection Year by Sheridan Voysey

2016-08-07T18:41:30+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Books & Reading, Overcoming, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

I can't remember how I came upon Resurrection Year by Sheridan Voysey in early 2014. It was not available in South Africa at the time, and I downloaded a sample onto my Kindle out of idle curiosity. I love to read and I love memoirs, so why not give it a try? The blurb for [...]

One way to enter 2015 on purpose

2016-07-28T16:07:14+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Categories: Goals, Hearing God, Prayer, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , |

I’m not really into making New Years Resolutions. I find that by the middle of January I already haven’t exercised as much as I told myself I would or I’ve failed to actually do the study units of the course I signed up for. And then I start feeling bad about myself, and I find [...]

Helsinki Sunrise (book review)

2017-01-08T13:06:08+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Categories: Books & Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Helsinki Sunrise, a Passport to Romance, blog tour follows on from the second author interview yesterday with Shirley Corder in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Review of Helsinski Sunrise by Aldyth Thomson Today I’ll be reviewing Marion Ueckermann’s debut novelette, Helsinki Sunrise, a fun romance set in Finland. This charming Christian love story with feisty heroine, [...]

Denomination frustration

2016-07-22T23:25:00+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, General|Tags: , |

It was a warm summer evening and the family was gathered at the table out on the deck, eating one of my gourmet two-step dinners. As usual, Frank and I asked the children about their day, in hopes of improving their communication skills and our parenting skills. This verbal exchange has become one of the [...]

Pushing through the pain

2016-07-07T00:03:11+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Faith, Heart Issues, Overcoming, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone loves a winner and everyone loves to be a winner We want our favourite sports teams to win. We want our kids to win in school. We want to win at work and to be winsome in relationships. We want to win the bake-off and the Monopoly tournament. We hope to win the free [...]

Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary DeMuth (book review)

2016-07-12T13:55:27+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Books & Reading, Testimony|Tags: , , , , |

This is honestly one of the most beautifully written books we have read for a long time. Mary was sexually abused and neglected as a child. This is the wonderful story of God's restoration and redemption of the 'thin places' of her life. Mary was interviewed about her story and about this book on The [...]

Embrace small beginnings (about writing)

2016-07-12T14:05:47+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Beauty for Ashes Speakers, In the Media, On Writing|Tags: , , |

Read this article on writing by Mary DeMuth This article first appeared in the April 2013 edition of JOY! magazine. It has some excellent advice for anyone wanting to start writing. You can read it here. Live Uncaged Mary will be speaking at the main Beauty for Ashes conference, Live Uncaged, which starts on the Friday [...]

We interview Shirley Corder, author and cancer survivor

2016-07-17T20:07:07+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Categories: Books & Reading, Cancer, On Writing, Testimony|Tags: , , , , , |

Strength Renewed Strength Renewed is a book of 90 meditations based on actual incidents that happened during Shirley's cancer journey, tied in with relevant scriptures. During her time on treatment, Shirley spent much time in the botanical gardens near her home. There she watched a pair of Vereaux's eagles and wished she could rise and soar [...]

Introducing Sue Keddy

2016-07-13T15:33:26+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers|Tags: , |

Sue Keddy is a real tonic and an intrepid adventurer for Jesus!  She has enjoyed picnics in a junk boat on the South China Sea, ridden a camel on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Karachi,  Pakistan, and celebrated wedding anniversaries on deserted stretches of  beaches in the Philippines and Guam.  God has taken her into the [...]

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