Sunday, April 13, 2014

Flowers Amid the Cracks

I'm such a emotional person.
I love feelings.

I love it when I'm flying high with joy
and hate it when I'm in the depths of despair.

There is usually no in-between, 
the words are strong or soft, 
love or hate, 
life or death.

This is a process with me. 
I'm trying-really trying-to accept the in-between.

The moments of no emotion.
Because there is still emotion in the quiet-
there is peace,
there is calm,
there is trust-yes, quiet trust.

Somewhere in His Word, 
I remember a verse, 
"In quiet trust is our salvation."

It's most unusual for me to choose a pitcher with a print. 
I usually prefer white.

I walked around the shop three times
and kept going back to the same place, 
the same piece, the same pitcher.

I was drawn to it.
Almost like it was saying, 
"Choose me, oh please choose me."

And I did.

I'm most often drawn to the one with cracks
and chips and flaws.

That's what Easter is all about anyway, right?
Redemption, buying back (not without price)
what is broken.

And Resurrection, 

Maybe that's why so many of us like to restore and reclaim-
because like these pieces we too are broken, marred, scarred 
and in need of a Savior!

Thank you, Jesus, that it is because of 
your brokenness that I am healed.

This has been a week of brokenness for me.
Pain in the midst of joy.
Joy in the midst of pain.

On second glimpse, 
I noticed flowers, amid the cracks.

Ever noticed how a flower will burst 
forth from a crack in the sidewalk?

Resurrection Life!

Happy Holy Week!



  1. Yes- I look for flowers in the cracks, too, and they are usually there. I am sorry you go from one emotion to another. That does not come without cost to your mental health. I am sorry that you had such a bad week, Bonnie. I pray this one is better for you. xo Diana

  2. That's a pretty little pitcher!
    Is the verse you are thinking about: In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15.
    It's one of Bob's favorite verses and he has it hanging in his woodshop.
    Praying for a better week for you too! (And praying for your sweet daughter as well!)

  3. Your honesty about your emotions is part of working them out. I think that little pitcher was a divine appointment ~~You kept going back because wanted to use that little flawed pitcher to tell you how He's drawn back to you over and over...and you are His.

  4. You know..your honesty is what I love about you. I love how you put everything into perspective. Blessings

  5. Yes, there are flowers sprouting from the cracks in the sidewalk! There are smiles on the other side of painful times! Love that pitcher! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

  6. That is a pretty pitcher. You have chosen well. Hope your week is a happy one. ~:)

  7. Talk about emotions... We really experience them this week---going through Jesus' death... BUT---we know that EASTER is coming, so we can take the 'lows with the highs'.... Still makes me cry when thinking about the way he was treated...

    Happy EASTER.... Alleluia.

  8. Bonnie...what a beautiful post. You are right...that pretty little pitcher does represent us...we are all broken vessels, sometimes more than others. Yes, there is also much peace to be found when things are going along just fine but knowing that Jesus will be there to pick up the broken pieces because of His resurrection love is so reassuring and it is the peace that passes ALL understanding! Have a blessed Holy Week, friend :)

  9. Bonnie, I just bought that little white pitcher and posted of it a couple days you are like me ,just couldn't say no to a pretty pitcher. I wish you could be happy all the time. Hang on to your faith dear lady. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  10. Oh Bonnie, I'm sorry you've had a tough emotional week. Hang in there sweet lady. You'll work it all out. Your choice in your picture is wonderful, finding the beauty in the mist of not so perfect is what life is all about. Hugs,


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