Welcome to Fresh Mercies! This is a Christian blog by author and artist Keren Dibbens-Wyatt. It has had a different format each year, including poetic prose, short fables and words from God as well as encouragements from Scripture. At one time It was updated daily, but currently having a more spontaneous relationship with posts whilst Keren’s illness has taken a turn for the worse.
Keren Dibbens-Wyatt is a British contemplative writer with a passion for prayer and creativity. She writes to encourage others into finding and getting to know God more intimately, and to share the poetic ponderings of her heart. A Christian for over 30 years, Keren answered a call to a deep prayer relationship with the Lord, which has led to a gracious outpouring of stories, ideas, and wisdom. No stranger to difficulties, Keren has now had disabling myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) for over two decades, often being housebound or using a wheelchair.
Keren’s first book with Paraclete Press, Recital of Love, will be published in June 2020. She is also the author of the books “Whale Song: Choosing Life with Jonah”, “Garden of God’s Heart”, and the free ebook “Christian Prayers for the World”, all of which are available on Lulu.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Barnes and Noble. There are few genres which are safe from Keren’s imagination, and there are children’s books, short stories, poetry and novels all waiting in the wings. Keren guest posts on spirituality at Godspace, The Thinking Faith Project, More than Writers and other Christian sites. She enjoys painting in pastels, photography and crochet.
Having been given treasures every day for a year which were published on the web as The Manna Blog, the Lord’s second year of outpouring to Keren began here on 2nd April 2014 as the Garden of God’s Heart (now a book of the same name).
The third year of blogging began as a parable or short story each day and then from day 112 onwards it became a short piece of poetic prose based on the world around us called “The Landscape of Love”. Keren’s chronic health condition meant these did not get written every day but as energy permitted.
The fourth year was entitled “the Veil of Tears” and was a daily journey through some of the darker and more confusing verses of Scripture, seeking to find the glimmers of hope in the difficult and tragic parts of life.
In 2017, a new thread began called “Eye of Horus” which was a daily contemplative photograph and thought, on the theme of spiritual sight. In 2018 there was a daily posting during Lent of a nugget or insight received in prayer, along with a photograph or piece of art, as well as the beginning of a new website Lakelight Sanctuary, where you can find more of Keren’s articles.
2019 has been a year of working to get Keren’s new book Recital of Love ready for publication. It is a collection of sacred receivings and you can preorder it here.
All is gift and Keren seeks to represent the Lord’s heart faithfully so that others might be inspired to get to know the one who is love.
May you be blessed by the one who seeks your heart.