Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Carolina Sea Glass
I've always been fascinated to look for shells and sea glass while walking the beach. Most of my beach time has been in South Carolina and North Carolina. I've found clear, white, brown and green sea glass over the years. Some pieces are big and some are tiny, and I imagine every piece must have a story.
Some people call these pieces beach glass or mermaid tears. Years in the sea have softened the sharp glass edges and frosted the color.
I used to wonder why I never found blue or purple sea glass on the coast of Carolina. My research revealed Fort Bragg, California and Kauai Island in Hawaii are the best places to search for a wider variety in colors. One reason is the beach in California used to be a dumpsite for glass.
Here are a couple of tips if you want to start collecting sea glass on your next trip to the beach.
The best time of day is before the tide goes out. The sunnier the better for catching reflections on the glass. After a storm is also a great time for finding glass that has been stirred up by the rough water.
I hope you enjoy looking for these little treasures. I keep my sea glass in a big jar on my book shelves and it makes me smile.
"God never wastes anything. He would not give you abilities, interests, talents, gifts, personality, and life experiences unless he intended to use them for his glory." Pastor Rick Warren
It may be far fetched, but if God can redeem a broken piece of glass in the ocean, how much more does He love us and want to redeem us?
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.