I Never Promised You A....

The piece of slate was accidentally dropped in the activity around the potting bench the other day.
It broke nicely into two pieces.
I asked my husband to drill a second hole in the larger of the two, cut the cord,
and fitted it to serve two pieces.
It sat on my counter awaiting transformation.
"We don't need to retire to the desert to meet with God. 
He can come to us at our ordinary duties."
 (A. Bonar) 

The inspiration came a day or two later
when in a sense, God came to me "at my ordinary duties".
Stencils. a little bit of  paint, and two words.
 I placed the two in different flower beds.
Only when I downloaded (or is it uploaded) the photos
did I realize what I had!
From a broken piece, a ROSE GARDEN!
A fall, a break, a hole drilled, a cord cut.  
Kind of the story of my life...
Not always "feel good" moments, but a fine outcome!
"Even though you planned evil against me, God planned good to come out of it."
Genesis 50:20


  1. Beautiful! I find that is how life usually works out for me too!

    Love your slate signs!
    You and your husband are a great team in more ways than one!
    Love and Prayers,

  2. Creative...both of you!!
    Love you both.

  3. Restoration!
    Your slates turned out beautiful Rebecca! The word from Genesis is perfect with them too!
    Dragonflykisses!! xoxo

  4. Such creativity coming from something broken. Just another gift from God. Making something pretty from something broken. He is amazing! As are you and Gary!! Love Di ♥

  5. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to find this blog! It is my birthday today...the kids are doing the dishes and told me to do anything I want...somehow I think God wanted me to find this gift! Thank-you for sharing yours and God bless.

  6. Only you would think to reuse the broken slate and find a two word devotion in it.♥


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)