Pearl Allard
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Pearl Allard is an imperfect Son-follower learning to enjoy grace. Sunflowers are her spiritual metaphor, because they track the sun’s movement as Christians seek to follow God’s son, Jesus. She is a happily-mostly-aftered, homeschooling mama to two teens and lives in Southwest Michigan.

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    • Rachel, thank you for your kind words. May you be given the strength to endure whatever pressures you may be facing today.

  1. Wow what timing. I’m in a coffee shop trying to force the tears not to flow while I’m in public (but who cares)

    This is so enlightening. I was journaling and commented that my soul feels beaten and then the notification hit my phone.

    Thank God for his timing and his goodness.

    • Sweet Corie! May our Heavenly Father’s presence be felt so strongly in your life today and bring comfort amidst all the beatings. Praising God with you for His timing and goodness. Hugs!

    • Love you too, Bekah! So grateful God gives us what we need when we need it. May He uphold you through whatever pressures you are facing today.

  2. What a beautifully hopeful way to perceive the “poundings” of our lives. And to remember that God applies just the right amount of pressure so that the imprint left is truly a work of the master artist Himself. Glory to God!

    • Your life has been an example to me of the kind of beauty our Heavenly Father can create through the poundings of life. May He continue to sustain you as you leave the marks of beauty He has planned for you to make! Yes! All glory to God!

  3. Thank you, Pearl.

    I always love reading your messages and they almost always come at the right exact moment they are needed.

  4. I may or may not be crying in public as I read this. I have certainly been feeling “hammered” lately and this is the perspective I needed to hear to get through it. Thank you!

    • Whitney! No doubt your life is creating beauty for Him. Praising God that I could be part of His encouragement to you. May He uphold you through all the hammerings and make His presence known in a comforting way. Hugs!

  5. Thank you, Pearl, for pointing us to Jesus. I can relate to the hammering and pounding and being completely undone by it all. And in those moments it’s hard to see any beauty at all.
    But the joy comes in the awareness that Jesus is with us in that mess. And He holds us close to His heart.
    It’s hard for me to believe that my life will leave any imprint of beauty but I do see the beauty God is creating through the ashes of my life.
    Your message gives me hope.

    • Hulda, I agree. Well said. We need each other, don’t we? And we definitely need Jesus. I have zero doubts that Jesus is making beauty from all the hardships you’ve suffered. May our God of all hope continue to sustain you.

  6. Pearl I really enjoy reading your words of wisdom. Your wonderful insite into our Lords nature’s and how each small thing can be a lesson to be learned. I am so blessed to have you as a friend❤️

  7. Pearl,

    Such great wisdom. God can & will use our pain. These momentary trials we face produces perseverance. Perseverance produces character & character produces hope. The scars we have show the beauty of trusting in God. Just like Jesus was pounded onto the wooden cross to give us an intimate & infinite connection with God, our lives are pounded by trials, labor yet produce a legacy that can light the path for others.

    Blessings 🙂

  8. The Lord has blessed you with eyes to create beautiful word pictures which penetrate godly truths to our female hearts, Pearl ! Sometimes we need that hammering to receive the blessings God has for us. Keep using your many talents the Lord’s given you .

    • Karen, thank you for the encouragement! May you be sustained if you are in the midst of a hammering season. And may you enjoy the rest from the hammering if you are not. Hugs!