Making the Whole of Life Beautiful

Make the Whole BeautifulI’m in the third year of writing my memoir. It’s a project that can’t be hurried along, even though many days I feel like I’m running late for the school bus and need a good shove on my bottom to get moving.

I long to get through the schooling in the brokenness of my own humanity, and on to the grown-up life of the promised happy ending. But patient endurance must finish its work.

Over and over I must keep going back. Back to study brokenness, back to study pain. Back to study who I was, who I became, and who truly I wanted to be. It’s like picking up shards of a broken mirror, each reflecting a fragment of me, and trying to piece it back together.

Trying to make the pieces, and me, WHOLE again.

I can’t go back and make some of those pieces pretty.

But I am moving forward, and with God’s help, the whole is becoming beautiful!

The book of my life will be colored by beauty, and not by shame and pain. Because:

God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. Psalm 18:24 MSG

Praying for God to help you make the whole of your life beautiful too.


7 thoughts on “Making the Whole of Life Beautiful

  1. linda!
    i understand. it took me 4 1/2 years! my writer’s group was my mainstay during the time of what i called “coloring inside the lines” to be sure i faced the truth. god guided my mind and helped me learn how to do this sometimes unbearably painful task. i will be most anxious to read your memoir. i don’t know if you know about mine? self published on Under A Tie Dye Sky. it is a wild ride telling of how our god finally nabbed me! maybe you would like it. you are a real writer, your voice is honest and rich.
    suzee B

    1. Suzee! I have your book! I’ve only read the first two chapters so far, and I love your honesty and can’t wait to read more! You inspire me to keep going on this journey! Love to you!

  2. The Gaithers sing a song, “Something Beautiful,”

    Something beautiful, something good,
    All of my confusion, He understood.
    All I had to offer Him was brokeness and strife,
    And He made something beautiful of my life.

    God bless and strengthen you Linda.

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