Pieces of Glass

2 comments Posted on December 30, 2019

by Donna Schlachter

The gentle rhythm of the sea can be a great comfort. It doesn’t matter whether the water is so calm that it looks like glass, or the storm is raging all around—solace can be found everywhere. The storms toss up treasures on an ocean beach unlike anywhere else.

One treasure is the pieces of sea glass that were pounded and beaten then ended up on the beach. They are usually small. Sole survivors of a harrowing journey. With varying degrees of smooth edges, the ones with the smoothest edges having been in the water the longest. Sometimes they’re clear, sometimes green or brown. Each one unique because all have gone through different circumstances.

When we’re beaten by the world, broken by circumstances into small pieces—maybe not worth a second glance in the eyes of some—our second-chance God says different.

He treats us like a treasure.


The tough times—like the sand—isn’t meant to destroy us. The battles—like the waves—smooth off the rough edges and polish. It may not be comfortable, but it is necessary.

Come on—let God show you what He has in store for you!

Donna Schlachter lives in Denver with her husband Patrick. As a hybrid author, she writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts, and has been published more than 30 times in novellas and full-length novels.  She loves history and research, and travels extensively for both. Visit www.HiStoryThruTheAges.com to receive a free ebook simply for signing up for the free newsletter! Find Donna at www.Facebook.com/DonnaschlachterAuthor and www.Twitter.com/DonnaSchlachter


  • 12/30/2019
    Donna Schlachter said:

    Thank you for hosting me on your blog today!

  • 01/02/2020
    Suzanne Norquist said:

    Good reminder. The hard things shape us.


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