Adelle Gabrielson
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We are all meant to shine! Adelle writes about living an abundant, shiny life with a little grace, a little humor, and great shoes.

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  1. As an artist and having a special love for mosaic work, this spoke to me in way you cannot imagine. I will forever look at the pieces I assemble in a different way. Thanks.

    • Do you ever create mosaics with other people? I’ve often thought about how lovely this would be to do as a group at a retreat or similar. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am drawn to mosaics for this idea, of broken pieces, small things, being woven together into something big and beautiful.

  3. I love the word picture you used of “sunshine and friendship in a vase” and your description of leaving Chandra’s house”nourished by lamplight and conversation”. Healing often comes in the company of friends. Your story and its theme remind me of the many friends God has put in my life, and their absolutely perfect fit into the mosaic piece that is me. My life was certainly “disassembled” with every relocation we made in my husbnad’s career, but what beauty He had planned in the new creation! Thanks for this new perspective on His grace and love.

  4. I find myself in a “disarray” now. Went into this career choice with high hopes and have found myself at a job where I am not liked by the boss. Frankly I don’t like the job either anymore. I don’t feel I fit in anymore, but don’t know where to turn yet. I realize that all my twists and turns in life are what make the mosaic of my life and the struggles make me stronger and more dependent on Him!

    Praying God will turn this around and give me “beauty for ashes”. I want to come out of this struggle a much stronger, better, closer Christian than before.

    Loved the post and your beautiful verbiage! 🙂

  5. I truly loved this post. It really hit home to me and made me realize how important healing is. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. The word ‘beautiful’ doesn’t do justice to the way your words ebb and flow as you paint this scene for us … Praise God for His healing work in your life. Thank you for using the gift He has given you to paint such picturesque imagery with your writing. Blessings to you.