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A story of a writer’s journey

Editor's note: The following is a new bio I've written for my author page at Amazon.  I hope you will find it of interest, and would love to hear any thoughts you may have on what I've written.

Hi. I’m a Brit, living in Denver, Colorado for the last 20 years, happily married to a wonderful woman named JoAnn.

Writing is in my blood. My mother taught English in a British seaside town and loved everything to do with books. My Dad was a veteran reporter for big London dailies, honored for “75 years of brave journalism” by the London Press Club shortly before his death. I wrote my first story in an old scrapbook as a child in London in the early days of the Blitz.

I’m author of 7 inspirational books and founder of TheHappySeeker.com, where I blog about “finding happiness as years fly by.” I love painting pictures with words--letting my imagination roam until sooner or later a sentence emerges, then a paragraph, and finally, perhaps, with luck, a book.

Writing isn’t my only passion though. I’ve been on a spiritual journey ever since I was a teen-ager, drawn by an irresistible compulsion—very painful at times--to find greater meaning and purpose in life; to find the happiness and inner peace that I know is our birthright regardless of our age or circumstances.

They say aging is a sad and sorry business, and of course it is, in a way. They say cancer is a sad and sorry business, too, and of course it is. Yet here I am, in my 80’s--having experienced both of these events--and I can truthfully say I am happier now than I have ever been.

How could this be? Here’s what I have discovered. The tribulations that come to us all can actually be a door to a new life if we are willing to face them and learn from them. They can be the catalyst that awakens us to a source of profound joy and peace within ourselves that is utterly unconcerned and unhurt by any of our earthly travails.

This is what I love to write about now: The opportunity we have in any moment to be still for a moment in the midst of tumult and open our eyes and heart to the wonder of existence and the presence of the Eternal in our own heart.

As someone once said, "God is in His Heaven still." Or to quote the timeless words of Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” I send love and blessings to you.

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Allana July 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Thank you, Chris, for your words of wisdom that have inspired me and so many others over the years. You wrote a poem once about heroes. Those words were fired, I know, in the forge of your own experience.
I would love it if you would re-publish A Time for Heroes. It is so needed right now.
With appreciation,
Allana

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Christopher Foster July 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Thank you so much for your words Allana. I’m really happy to hear from you again. And thanks for your thought re ‘A Time for Heroes,” will see what I can do about that. Love and best wishes.

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Daryl July 19, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Good to see you are still writing Christopher! Love the bio. Hope all is well with your health. I too am thankful that God is in Heaven still.

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Christopher Foster July 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Doing well thanks Daryl, still plugging along. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Yep, God is in Heaven still, and a darn good thing too isn’t it. How are you doing? Love and best wishes to you.

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Kathleen July 19, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Beautiful! Well done Christopher.
Your words always touch and inspire me. Thank you xx

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Christopher Foster July 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Thank you and bless you Kathleen. And back at you as Obama sometimes says. Your comments touch and inspire me. All the very best.

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Dr. Neil Salka DC July 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm

dear chris – you are a very dear and wise being. thank YOU for sharing your understanding with us. a-dios, neil

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Christopher Foster July 20, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Neil, Hi, thank you for your comment. Delighted to hear from you again. How is everything going? Are you still in New York? I think that’s where you live? All the very best.

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Larry Pearlman July 20, 2016 at 1:11 am

Beautifully written, Chris. Thank you for the ways in which you have touched my life.

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Christopher Foster July 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

A pleasure to hear from you Larry. Thank you for your comment. I hope all goes very well. You’ve added a lot to my life too. I’m sure you haven’t lost that unique sense of humor:-) Much love.

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Shareen Ewing July 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Thank you, Chris, for this beautiful story of your life and passion. I am deeply touched always by your amazing victorious Spirit and wisdom. And you have a beautiful Angel at your side!

I am with you in this stance as I face various things in my own life as I age.

With loving thankfulness,
Shareen

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Christopher Foster July 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

It’s a real pleasure to hear from you Shareen. Thank you for your kind words. JoAnn joins me in sending love and best wishes to you and Bob. Happy to be sharing this journey with you. Onward and upward, eh?

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Ivan Chou July 21, 2016 at 11:44 am

Dear Chris,
By being still you have found the god within you. Then by your writing and sharing you unite with God.
I was going to send some donation to your website like last time but could not find the link. These days nothing come free. I would like to support your website so that many more can benefit from your writings.
Your friend and regular reader,
Ivan

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Sandra Oliverio July 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Hello my dear friend,
So good to see mail from you today! Love the Bio and to know you are doing well.

I am coming to the end of the book you suggested to me, the Map of Heaven. I have found so much comfort there, as I feel connected to others through the book.
Thank you for the suggestion, and thank you for the joy you bring to so many!

God Bless.
SandiO

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Christopher Foster July 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Thanks for your kind words and welcome comment Sandi. Good to touch base with you again. I’m glad you like the Map of Heaven, I find I enjoy just reading a little bit at random once in awhile. I’m glad you are finding some comfort and finding your way forward after your loss. Blessings.

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Evan Griffith July 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Sir Christopher!

If we knighted people here in the U.S. you’d be the knight exemplar. I love that here you are, in your 80s, and you’re writing NEW bios! May I be so fortunate . . . .

Blissings to you my friend — may your journey be ever surprising in the best of ways —

Evan
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Christopher Foster July 22, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Blissings to you too Evan, you are one of the brightest spirits I have ever met, very grateful for your support and love and hope all goes very well. Take care and God bless.

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Anika August 3, 2016 at 4:06 am

Very Well done Christopher. Love the bio. Your words always touch and they inspire us. Blessing you.

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Christopher Foster August 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Thank you Anika. Blessings to you too. I’m sorry I missed your comment.

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Thuan Tu August 22, 2016 at 1:48 am

Hi Christophor,

I pray God to keep you with us as long as possible that you can continue to write and share your thoughs. That are so helpful for us to have to know that we can defy illness and aging. Our body can be hurt but not our spirit.

Namaste

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