About Fragile Strength

Welcome to Fragile Strength. 

This blog is all about recognizing the inner strength inside each of us, while embracing the fragility of the outward.  Life is made up of some very difficult passages and sometimes it is easy to get a victim mentality.  This blog is all about embracing the broken places in our lives while using them for beauty instead of letting them destroy us. 

I have a vase that was purchased in Iquitos, Peru when I lived there for six months doing mission work.  It is made of wood from a tree called polysangre for it’s natural deep red color.  This vase is my very favorite even though I have another perfect vase made from the same wood.  The thing that makes this vase so uniquely attractive to me is that it displays a large knothole that was in the tree.  What may have been viewed by some as a scar on the wood is the very thing that others of us find so beautiful about it. 

There are all kinds of things that may have happened to you in your lifetime and many of them may have left scars, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.  The beauty of that is that you do not have to let those moments cripple you; instead, let them define your strengths and your beauty. Just like my vase, those terrible memories and wounds in your life give you a fragile beauty unique to you. 

As a Christian, I know that God has a purpose for everything that happens to me in life.  The loss of my child, the abuse that wounded me and my children, the cancer, the divorce, my present husband’s illness; all of these things make me who I am.  God tells us in His Word that all things work together for good.  Not everything that happens to us is good, but it works for good in our lives. In reality, if we respond correctly to horrible events in our lives, in the end, they only make us stronger–or bring out the strength hidden under our fragility. 

This blog is dedicated to inspiring you to find God’s strength by which to discover your own fragile strength and to discover the beauty that God is creating in your life.

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About Fragile Strength

Welcome to Fragile Strength.

This blog is all about recognizing the inner strength inside each of us, while embracing the fragility of the outward.  Life is made up of some very difficult passages and sometimes it is easy to get a victim mentality.  This blog is all about embracing the broken places in our lives while using them for beauty instead of letting them destroy us.

I have a vase that was purchased in Iquitos, Peru when I lived there for six months doing mission work.  It is made of wood from a tree called polysangre, for it’s natural deep red color.  This vase is my very favorite, even though I have another “perfect” vase made from the same wood.  The thing that makes this vase so uniquely attractive to me is that it displays a large knothole that was in the tree.  What may have been viewed by some as a scar on the wood is the very thing that others of us find so beautiful about it.

There are all kinds of things that may have happened to you in your lifetime, and many of them may have left scars, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.  The beauty of scars is that you do not have to let those moments cripple you; instead, let them define your strengths and your beauty. Just like my vase, those terrible memories and wounds in your life give you a fragile beauty unique to you.

As a Christian, I know that God has a purpose for everything that happens to me in life.  The loss of my child, the abuse that wounded me and my children, the cancer, the divorce, my present husband’s illness; all of these things make me who I am.  God tells us in His Word that all things work together for good.  Not everything that happens to us is good, but it works for good in our lives. In reality, if we respond correctly to horrible events in our lives, in the end, they only make us stronger–or bring out the strength hidden under our fragility.

This blog is dedicated to inspiring you to find God’s strength by which to discover your own fragile strength and to discover the beauty that God is creating in your life.