Sometimes in life, things  don’t work out exactly as you hoped and planned,

     Our daughter loved her pottery classes at High school.      She always worked very hard to produce perfect results. 

     Imagine her disappointment and shock when the pot she had lovingly moulded for her year 12 final exam, collapsed during firing and came out distorted. A very wonky Pot indeed.

      I remember her tears and later, her absolute shock when she received an award for pottery creative design.

        The pot would never be perfect according to perfect pot guidelines.    But there was evidence of loving nurture in its creation.       

         In my knowledge of God through my lifetime,  He does make beauty out of the distortion and ashes of our mistakes and our brokenness, if we surrender it all in to His loving Hands of healing and nurture.   

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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3 Responses to THE WONKY POT

  1. RobbyeFaye says:

    Faye, I can imagine her distress, but I think it’s pretty just like it is! You can tell a lot of work went into the making of it.

    I’m sure, if we were to look at ourselves objectively, we would see ourselves as a “wonky” pot, yet God loves us through our imperfections.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Blessings to you, sweet friend.

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  2. I Schilling says:

    Yes, God does see things differently than us
    What a wonderful God we have.


  3. Dawn Marie says:

    There is so much love kneaded into that pot it is visible to the eye. Hugs to you for sharing its creation story with us. 😊


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