Life!

Dollys' mother
The mummy I never knew

Hi

Welcome to Masterpieces of The Master website.

It is my pleasure to meet you online and hope that what you find here will encourage and strengthen you in this experience we call “life.”

I want to look at the word – Tribute.

One definition of the word (according to the Oxford Dictionary) is something said, done, or given to show respect or admiration.

If you have read Masterpieces of The Master you would have read my tribute to my mother (below) who died at the age of 26 years old. She was the mother I never had the privilege of growing up with; a mother whose personality I possess (so I have been told by some who knew her).

After telling a friend that I had dedicated the first chapter of Masterpieces of The Master to her memory, she suggested I wrote a tribute. I resisted at first because at the time of her death, I was nearly 4 years old and only two memories of her remained with me. One, where I wanted to do something naughty but her eyes looked as though they were following my every move (needless to say I declined from carrying out my plan); the second was of her lying on her sick bed.

As I sat down and picked up the pen to write, tears began to flow and after a short while they became unstoppable. I sobbed my heart out for a long time as I looked over my life and saw all the years of my constantly seeking someone to fill her place. Eventually, I picked up the pen and as I began to write, words just flowed from my inner being. I thank God for the privilege of being inspired to write such beautiful words about a mother I had never truly known but could still celebrate.

Is there someone in your life that you respect and admire?

I would encourage you to celebrate them while they are still alive. Let them know how much they mean to you now rather than wait until it’s too late.

I would love to know what happened when you did.

Be blessed.

 

A TRIBUTE

To the memory of my mother, the late May-Elaine Eudora Stewart (nee Singh), a Masterpiece God unveiled at the tender age of twenty six.

Mother, in this unveiling you left behind three strands of the finest silk thread – two girls and one boy – your tapestry in this wonderful and complex experience that is called ‘life’.  On the outside, we reveal a beautiful picture of you: your eldest daughter displaying your creativity; your only son, your beauty; and I, your second daughter, your personality.  But take a peek on the reverse side and you will see the pain and heartache of losing you when we were so young, of missing you, of having no-one to turn to, except each other, when life got rough.

 I have mourned your loss all my life and sought for many to bridge the gap, only realizing after some fifty years and more that there is none who can ever fill such a high and lofty place in my life.

 So, mother, I dedicate the first chapter of this my first book to your memory – the first Masterpiece in the lives of three strands of the finest silk thread. I know that Jesus is The Resurrection and The Life and one day we shall hopefully meet with you again.

 “A mother holds her children’s hands for a moment, but their hearts forever!” (Unknown)

 

 

8 thoughts on “Life!

  • October 30, 2015 at 11:39 am
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    I hope my post has been a blessing to you and I look forward to reading your story. Share with us what happened when you celebrated someone you love or admire. Go ahead … tell us!

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  • November 8, 2015 at 9:07 am
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    Masterpieces of the Master is a book, when you start reading it, you find it difficult to drop it. The book speaks to you personally, inspires you and makes you fall in love with your Maker (The Only Wise God). I encourage any Christian and Non-Christian who want to be a masterpiece in God‘s Hand to buy this book. Powerful awesome book. I recommend it for every woman. It will bless your life.

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    • November 15, 2015 at 9:31 pm
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      Thank you Grace for your wonderful comments. The book’s sole purpose is to cause women, ALL women regardless of where they are currently, to see themselves as His masterpiece.

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      • November 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm
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        Hi Dolly,

        Sorry to write on here but I couldn’t find any other way to contact you! I just want to thank you so much for such a lovely and unexpected gesture.

        I have started reading your book and it has been such a blessing..you are correct it was definitely a God ordained moment!

        I am sure that we will cross paths again. May God continue to bless you and all those who read your amazing book.

        Victoria

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        • November 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm
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          Hi Victoria

          It was lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, I am sure our paths will cross again. God bless

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  • November 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm
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    Masterpieces of the Master is a very cleverly written book incorporating women from the bible put into mainly modern day stories. As a non Christian I most probably read it with a different view to the stories than Christian might but found the stories very interesting and will hopefully give women that read it the strength they need to believe in themselves if in difficult situations or relationships. I look forward to Dolly’s second book.

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    • November 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm
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      Hi Jacqui
      Thank you so much for your comments. Although the women are taken from the Bible it is written for our times for every woman and not necessarily those of the Christian religion. Even Christian women will read it from a different viewpoint – smile. Lovely to know you are looking forward to my second book. Be blessed.

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  • November 28, 2015 at 11:47 am
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    Masterpiece of The Master well what can I say .Its a book not just for Christians but for non Christians ,I highly recommend this book I’m part way through reading it .The way it is written is intriguing how its adapted from past to future live s .There are probably many people who can see theirselves in some of these stories A book inspired by God.im enjoying it ,Well done Dollys

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