OF BROKEN PIECES
finding beauty in the breaking
THE ARTISTRY OF HOPE, HEALING, AND RESTORATION
At one time or another, life breaks us all. But pain teaches us something pleasure cannot, and it is often in our brokenness our true self and purpose is found.
Many see "broken" as something failed or shameful. But experience has taught me that these fractures and painful seasons are neither. They are instead, the birthplace of new life.
The Art of Broken Pieces is an experience about healing, embracing our imperfections, breaking habits, and learning how your pain may one day be the hope and mend in someone else's hurting story.
Through the art of restoring a broken piece of pottery, let us discover the messages in your trial, the unfolding of your purpose, and the beauty of your scars.
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form that expresses the essence of something broken or imperfect not losing value or beauty. Instead, the breakage is part of the broken vessel's history; a redemption story that makes it even more beautiful for having been broken.
When I mended my first vessel, I experienced what I can only describe as tangible hope.
I want you to experience this hope, too!
As you restore your broken vessel through a simplified Kintsugi method, I will guide you through the steps of Choose, Gather, Covering, Hold, Exam, Repair, and Illumination. Each step involves a series of questions, statements, and stories that help you to find and connect with God in the midst of your pilgrimage.
As you begin to experience these tangible slivers of hope reshaping your life back to wholeness, you also come to see how your scars are not shameful, but the illumination of your courage, resilience, and strength.
When you complete the restoration of your broken pottery, the beauty of its brokenness will be made known in the same way your scars reveal the beauty of your life journey.