When God Restores Us

Apr 24, 2017 by

IMG_0530I 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.

IMG_0531 (2)_rotatedIt includes a signed copy of Suddenly Single Mom, one of my hand crocheted lavender sachets, and some other fun surprises.

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!

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  1. Melissa Upchurch

    I am working through and hoping for some resolution or to finally come out the other side of some very difficult issues that have come up in the past year. Your story gives me some hope that there is a reason or a purpose to what I am going through now. Thank you.

    • Jeanette Hanscome

      Melissa, I pray that God will strengthen you daily as you wait to be on the other side of heartbreak. I am so thankful that you saw some hope today!

    • Jeanette Hanscome

      Melissa, you won my giveaway! I will be sending you an e-mail today. Congratulations!

  2. Debbie

    Jeanette I love that you found a bracelet to match your necklace…and didn’t even realize it!

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