The Art of Being Broken

You already know that life never works out just like you thought it would.  People fail you, you fail people, we change, death comes, families fall apart, life can be painful.

But what you do with that speaks louder than the actual pain. You don’t live in that brokenness forever.  You don’t let “it” define you. You don’t quit living. Or loving.

Much like the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery (Kintsugi) where the maker repairs the broken pieces using gold. It highlights the broken parts and the artist finds the piece more beautiful.  You see that, right? Allow yourself to be repaired if you’re broken.  It’s a choice. You don’t have to stay broken.

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Being Still

Today I’m feeling a bit contemplative.  I think it has much to do with the new year, wanting to focus on what God intends for me and my family. It’s hard to know details of the year ahead of time, you know? I need to be able to trust in Him, even when I have no idea what’s to come.  (I may or may not like to be in control.) This verse has always been very meaningful to me:

Be stilland know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

 I’m going to focus less on details and more on just being.

 

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