Broken, But Beautiful

6 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson



Have you ever seen a collection of sea glass,

also known as beach glass? The varied bits of

colored glass are sometimes pieces of pottery,

but often are pieces of shattered glass bottles.

Originally the glass had a purpose, but then,it

was casually thrown away and became broken.


Our lives are like that. Unexpected events

present challenges, often taxing our emotions

or causing physical pain or injury.


The Great Creator is always busy molding

our character.  He truly wants the best for you and me.

He introduces challenges to prepare us for eternity.



“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.

Only through experiences of trial and suffering

can the soul be strengthened., vision cleared,

ambition inspired and success achieved.”

Helen Keller



Sea glass

6 Responses to “Broken, But Beautiful”

  1. Louise Gibson February 7, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    I appreciate all of he wonderful support I have received from family and friends. Thank you, Alta and God bless.


  2. ludyja February 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    Louise, I can’t tell you how much your posting today was just “at the right time.” We had a discussion just yesterday about Christians “suffering” – and your poem, with Helen Keller’s comments, was the answer I had been looking for. I’ve been told that, when she was introduced to Christ, she commented that she had always known He was there, she just didn’t know His name. Beautiful. Thank you for your thoughts.

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    • Louise Gibson February 6, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

      Jidy, you are such a loving, caring person. God is truly conforming you to His own image. Thank you forf your lov ely card, and your gracuous caring weays. God bless you. I do wish we could share another one-on-one conversation again in the future. Gid bkess!


  3. Old Things R New February 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    Today’s poem expressed beautifully why we should not want a life free from challenges. Thinking you this week and praying for encouraging news.


    • Louise Gibson February 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

      Thank you, Alta. Everyone has beern so kind and caring, which is always appreciated. Lynn and I have been with medfical appointments all day. I have surgery early Monday morning to put in a new battery in my pacemaker, or re-charge the one I have (uncertain).
      God bless you and the other caring bloggers.


      • Old Things R New February 6, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

        You will be in our prayers for the surgery and the recovery. We need our poet and friend to be healthy!


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