Lessons From a Pearl

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price {Matthew 13:45-46}

Hidden Treasures series, The Pearl Community

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46


The birthstone for June is the pearl.

& I (Carly) just happen to be a June baby!

Pearls have always been on my radar.

A few years back I opened an art boutique in the heart of small town Franklin, KY & called it The Painted Pearl. Unfortunately, I had to close my little shop. However, my fascination with the pearl continued.

I once read something about pearls that stuck with me—“The Pearl needs no cutting or polishing by man.” From the moment I read it my heart yearned to go deeper & explore what more I could learn about these tiny iridescent treasures.

Here are a few facts that really stood out to me:

  • Pearls are unique in that they are the only gemstone that are made by a living creature
  • Pearls are formed over many years, deep within the sea, and must first overcome many obstacles to survive
  • Pearls get their shape & color from the environment they grow in

The more I read, the more connected I felt to the message of the pearl. I would spend my free time recording thoughts & the lessons I was learning.

I started to see how, in so many ways, we are all like the pearl!

So, I reached out to my amazingly talented sister-in-law (Nicki) & we began a journey toward what we now call The Pearl Community!

Our desire is to create a space for a community that celebrates women from all walks of life, all ages & stages…

Smart & Sassy

Quiet & Loud

Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Friends,

Artists & Dreamers

Same but different

A place where we honor the ways our Creator has uniquely fashioned us & share our redemption stories.

From the recovery community to the church ladies the resounding message is that He makes everything beautiful in it’s time!

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

We believe the Parable of the Pearl is a beautiful example of how God sees us—Beautiful, Valuable, Priceless. He gave all & joyfully sought us out.

Stay tuned this summer as we unpack what The Pearl Community is all about!

Here’s a link to one of our first posts on Instagram, it says everything. 🐚

Published by The Pearl Community

Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Friends, Artists, & Dreamers

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