I’ve written about our country being broken for the past couple years on Presidents Day.  I’ve been witness to breaking up of families through divorce.  Through my life, I’ve been broken by loss of a loved one – bad choices – sins that continually haunt me.  I’ve also seen division occur when minds have differences of opinion – friendships are broken because of it – lives change as a result.  When something is cracked, do we abandon it?  Do we walk away, because we don’t want to pick up the pieces and go through the tedious job of putting them back together again?

Last week I accidentally bumped a treasured porcelain figurine and broke it. This little piece of art had survived all these years without a crack. I glued it back together again, but will it last? Will the mending outlast time?  Probably not.  Still for a while, it will be fine and look as good as new – until it falls and breaks again.

When we go through trials as individuals, as a church body, as a group of friends, we don’t simply walk away.  There is a driving force in us, designed to mend those relationships.  Sometimes there is no hope of rejoining the broken.  We become so focused on the cracks and fissures that we don’t see the remaining beauty and how it can be reworked for everyone’s good.

The piece of art shown above, is a great example of using something solid and beautiful to restore the broken.  Isn’t this true in our personal lives too?  When things get messed up, we look for solid solutions.  We rely on the best methods – tried and true.

The same is true for every president of our country from the founding of this grand nation.  Each came to office to pick up the pieces and turn them into something new and better.  Every president undoubtedly felt his ideas would make a difference.  After wars were fought, we established ways of restoring countries that suffered because of them.  When poverty strikes another land, we are there with financial and physical aid.  When tyranny reigns and families are broken because of rulers bent on power, we intercede.  America has always stood as a beacon, because of its compassion, strength and ability to fix things.

Somewhere along the line, our nation has lost its faith in God’s intervention.  He can take the broken – the shattered – the useless and make them whole again.  With God, there will be no traces of those breaks.  The cracks will be filled with strength and power.  With God only, can we become stronger through our brokenness.  Through our weaknesses, God restores us.  However, we need to be proactive.  God wants us to be involved in the process.

As we honor our nation’s presidents today, let’s remember that each of them had a dream for America.  They wanted the best for her.  Let’s never lose respect for any of them in this important office.  America may have it’s flaws, but God will make her strong again.  God bless America!

 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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8 Responses to IF IT’S BROKE – FIX IT

  1. Love what you wrote here. I watched a movie once called Joshua, and in one scene a woman takes a glass vase and shatters it. She then says that is me. she was talking about being broken and unable to be put back together again. Later in the movie a gift is left for her, that broken glass vase had been transformed into a beautiful sculpture. The message which you share here is how wonderful it is he can take us broken and damaged beyond repair and turn us into His masterpieces. I love the picture you included too. It fits your message perfectly.


  2. A beautiful perspective, dear Kathy!! Thank you!! You continually encourage us to remain positive even in the face of seemingly irreparable circumstances. Love you, my friend!! 💜

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  3. Love this post Kathy! So much truth in it.

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