About The Broken Quill



The Broken Quill. You might be asking what kind of a fruit cake names their blog The Broken Quill. After all, quills are a bit out of fashion, and a broken one would certainly be of no use. But when a friend suggested the name, I immediately latched onto it, because it fit me so well.


Because I’m a writer, which explains the quill part, even though I don’t own a quill. “Broken” is for what I am – or for what I strive to be. Scripture says that God will not despise a broken and contrite heart (Psalm 51:17), and He desires these more than any other sacrifice.

So The Broken Quill is just another name for myself. I am not what anyone on this earth might see as useful, but I know God views this broken vessel differently. I want to be the broken quill in His hand. A utensil that He uses to make Himself look like the Wonderful Counselor, Might God that He is. I believe God has placed the desire in my heart to write. It is nothing short of amazing that He would use me, but that makes the journey more exciting and worthwhile.

My hope is that you will join me on this journey, as I pen the words God has chosen to put in my heart.

9 Responses to “About The Broken Quill”

  1. Duane Scott says:

    Wow. When I suggested the name, I had no clue it held such a deep meaning. It fits all of us perfectly. :) And now I love it more.

  2. What a great name…and love the meaning behind it. Great collaboration, guys! :)

  3. Peter P says:

    The person who helped you come up with that name is a certifiable genius.

    I love the name and am really looking forward to what you write here.

    Thanks for putting me on your Blogroll, by the way!

    • admin says:

      Yes, he is. Right along with the person who helped me design it. :)

      I’m going to start posting real regular pretty soon. Hope to see ya’ around!

      And you’re welcome. You deserve it.

  4. Duane thought of that name? Perfect.

    Reminds me of Mother Teresa: “We are all pencils in the hand of God.”

    In your case, a quill. And a broken one. The best.

  5. HisFireFly says:

    Amen to all the comments about the name.. it’s perfect.

    May we all be broken for His use and fixed in ways only He can accomplish!

  6. Fruit Cakes are quite addictive and my mom always bake them every month.'”*

  7. Hi Brenda,

    First… LOVE the name!

    Also… Sorry for posting this as a comment, but I couldn’t locate an email addy for you…

    I just wanted to say thanks for being a ‘follower’ on Titus 2:3-5, and let you know that I’ve got a brand new address. I would be so blessed if you’d come visit, and also if you’d change the name and URL of my website in your sidebar.

    It’s called E. Tyler Rowan and can be found at http://etylerrowan.ca.

    Thanks friend!

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