When God Restores Us
I found this bracelet in a consignment shop in Twain Harte during Nathan’s spring break. It’s made out of antique flatware. As soon as I saw it, I felt drawn to it. I gave myself permission to buy it when my mom also saw it and said, “Oh, Jeanette, this is you,” and I realized that it would complement my Suddenly Single Mom charm necklace, which also includes a piece of vintage flatware. But after I made my purchase and put the bracelet on, I knew I’d needed it for another reason.
It had been made out of something restored and repurposed.
My word for 2017 is restore.
I have worn the bracelet every day since as a reminder that God is making something new out of a once chaotic life.
Today, I have the privilege of sharing part of my restoration story on Mary DeMuth’s Restory Show. If you aren’t familiar with Mary, she has a pretty incredibly restoration story of her own. She is one of the most courageous writers I know! Now she encourages others to share how God has taken the broken pieces of their lives and made them into something beautiful.
To celebrate this exciting day, I am doing a special giveaway. I created a little care package for someone who is still waiting for the “something beautiful” part of her story. Maybe it is you, or maybe a friend or family member comes to mind.
Here is how you can enter:
Leave a comment on this post. Share anything that came to mind as you read it. How is God restoring you? Include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
After listening to my Restory interview, share it on Facebook (be sure to tag me so I can enter your name).
I will have Nathan draw a name on Thursday, April 27.
You can listen to the interview here.
Have a blessed day!