Saturday, April 20, 2013

Old Made New

Today for the first time in months, 
I went pickin'.

Couldn't find a yard sale, 
an estate sale,
or a flea market.

But I did find a great little shop
in a neighboring town called, 
The Exchange.

So many new things made to look old.

But I'm okay with that.

After all, isn't that who we all really are-

Old made NEW!

The handmade ladder is 
my favorite.
I had a real one gotten out of a tobacco barn.
And almost cried when I sold it.

So I found this one today 
and almost jumped up and down.

Sometimes I see a little of the old creep
back in.

I'm just glad God loves me enough
to not leave me like I am.
He is consistently making me new.

The jar says, "Perfect." 
It's not.
Got a few bubbles and some chipped glass.
But, it's beautiful.

Comforting to know that God loves cracked jars.

"This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, 
Go down to the potter's house and there I will give you my message.
So I went down to the Potter's house and I saw him working at the wheel
But the pot he was shaping form the clay was marred in his hands, 
so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.

Then the Word of the Lord came to me,
O house of Israel, can I not do with you as the potter does?
declares the Lord.  
Like clay in the hand of the potter, 
so are you in my hand."

Jeremiah 18:1-6

The Old Made New, 


Finding help among these stacked
books, The Message, NIV, NCV, and
mama's old Bible.

Here the written Word is never old, 
always being made new. 


  1. Oh- Yes- We are better than new with all our chips and scratches for it denotes that we have lived and, hopefully, loved. It also means we have suffered a few bumps along the way. I would not go back if I could. I will take the lumps and bumps and wrinkles and grimaces that come with aging. Because all of those things make us beautiful-even if the outer shell is not as pretty as it used to be. Great post, Bonnie- xo Diana

  2. Beautiful message and collection of pretties. Thank you for sharing and blessings to you, Patti (an old thing, made new myself!)

  3. Great analogies in this thoughtful post.
    Mary Alice


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