Title: Creating Spaces for Healing and Hope
Author: Valerie Peyton Kingsbury
My book, Creating Spaces for Healing and Hope, was some 23 years in the making. It brings together a series of short stories, each based on a different journey with a special person, a special family and friends. Through my experiences and writing, I explore the journey of life and death through thoughts, emotions, passion, spirituality and faith. My accounts transcend the unknown through my faith and the faith of many to help find a glimpse of healing, of grace, of travelling a journey and realizing you are not alone.
Thanks to the help of family and friends, I was delighted to finally see it published in 2013. The book is now available for purchase on this website and through First United Church, Truro, Nova Scotia. All proceeds go to the ongoing work of the church.
I have an amazing family – My daughters, Terri, Sarah and Kaleigh, and my soul mate, Mark. Each has contributed to making my book a reality by sharing their gifts of bringing thought to life.
Archdeacon Mark A.C. Kingsbury
Through painting, drawing, writing and acting Mark shares life in the Spirit with stranger and friend alike. He invites others to join him on a journey of discovery and proclaims a Gospel of unconditional love.
Terri S.E. MacFarlane
Whether with the children with whom she works, at home with her son, with her sisters and friends, or by herself Terri’s creativity brings light and life to the world.