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Broken Teacups

In the hands of God, even the broken pieces of our lives become beautiful works of art.


  • Concept: A woman has a prize collection of teacups given to her by her late husband. When her neighbor, an artist named Brady, comes to do some work for her, disaster ensues. This is a story of God’s comfort in sadness and His ability to bring beauty from brokenness.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: A house in the country
  • Precept(s):
    • God cares and ministers to us in our sadness.
    • Out of what we would consider brokenness, God can bring beauty.
  • Key Bible Verse: Psalm 34:17-18 The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  • Additional Verses Referenced: Isaiah 61:3


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Friday Morning”, “Heartwarming”, “Dark Hallway(clean)”, “Unease”, “Heartbreaking”, “Sad Trio” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at