Saturday, June 21, 2014



It has been a long time since I have blogged. So many people have encouraged me to begin writing again, so I am going to give it a try. 

We just returned from a wonderful vacation!  We were able to see places we have never visited before, and we were able to spend a bit of time with each of our children and grandchildren.  Since our family is scattered all over, this was no small journey.  We drove well over 3,200 miles in two weeks.  Bill did all of the driving, so I had lots of time to sit and think.

One of the things I thought about was my blog.  I have always wanted to start over - to have a completely fresh start with a new name and a specific theme.  As I mulled over a new name, I wanted "Jars Of Clay". Why? Because my initials spell JARS, and because the Bible verses found in 2 Corinithians 4: 7-9 have always held a special place in my heart.

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and   not to us.

  I so often feel like I'm broken - like I have made so many bad choices - like life has bruised and battered me so much that I couldn't possibly be useful, let alone valuable. This verse uplifts me and reminds me that while I am broken (aren't we all?), I have a treasure within.

On our trip, one of my devotions taught me about kintsugi.  If you have a chance, Google it because it is beautiful and if you feel broken, it will encourage you!  Basically, this art form repairs broken pottery by filling in the cracks with gold.  A once useless, discarded , good-for-nothing piece of pottery becomes beautifully restored.  And not only restored, but valuable!

This is what Christ has done for me. He has taken this damaged jar, so broken and wounded, and has filled in the gaps with His glory. 

And so the blog continues...without a new name (the one I wanted was already taken), without a specific theme (I just couldn't commit to writing about one thing)...just me and the blah blah blah things that I experience. Thanks for joing me in this journey. xo

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I keep checking this blog each week but the promises made haven't come thru yet. Someday it may come back but for now it seems a respite is in order. you are still my favorite BRAT