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Another week, another example of being transformed by the journey.

Today, let’s look at sea glass.

Also known as beach glass, it is glass found on the beaches of oceans and large lakes that has been tumbled by the action of water and sand until smoothed and frosted. The scattered pieces are collected by beachcombers into jars or fashioned into pieces of jewelry.

A classic example of trash transformed into a treasure.

What about the broken pieces of our lives? The shattered dreams we threw away? Time has a way of smoothing out the rough edges, and, if we gather those previously discarded pieces, we may discover their hidden beauty and purpose. Especially if we put them in a jar on a window-sill and let the light shine through.

Have you found beauty in the broken pieces of your life?

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8 thoughts on “Transformations – 4

  • September 14, 2009 at 8:07 am
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    >Hi, Candee!

    Definitely! I love how God creates beauty in the place of that which has been discarded!

  • September 14, 2009 at 10:13 am
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    >What a great way to look at it! I believe as the Bible says that we go through trials and tribulations to learn to persevere and build character. What seems like a horrible time, trash we've gone through, can turn into a treasure. A characteristic that makes us who we are. Stronger, more forgiving, merciful, full of grace, any of those things. Great post!

  • September 14, 2009 at 11:24 am
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    >If you LOVE sea glass, we invite you to join our community at http://www.seaglasslovers.ning.com where over 2400 members from around the world share their love of these diminishing gems.

    We have specialty collecting groups (stoppers, marbles etc.) Shard Id, Display and craft ideas, sea glass beach locations and much MORE!

    We are a non agenda community and do not allow jewelry photos on the site.

  • September 14, 2009 at 11:52 am
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    >Candee,

    Absolutely! I love how my broken and fragile life has been completely renewed by trusting in God and letting Him lead the way!

    Sometimes however I could use another toss among the waves to buff away the roughness we can acquire by living in this world.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • September 14, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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    >Beautiful candy! Your blog is like reading a devotional every day! Thank you for your wise and encouraging words!

  • September 15, 2009 at 11:53 am
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    >Candee,
    This is my first visit to your blog, but I will be back! I love your brief heartfelt messages and look forward to being inspired. Keep up the good work!
    Wendy Love

  • September 17, 2009 at 6:43 am
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    >I have had similar thoughts about comparing beach glass to our lives.
    You wrote about it so much better than I could have. Thanks!

  • September 21, 2009 at 6:51 pm
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    >Yes, God has taken the broken pieces and made them into something of beauty. He amazes me.

    I see life in pictures like this all the time. Love looking for a biblical truth in life.

    God bless you.

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