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The Lord is My Shepherd

In the quiet corner of my room, I have a plaque, a celebration of faith, and a beacon of divine love. It was a wedding gift to my parents, inscribed with the words “The Lord is My Shepherd,” a verse always been with me.

This plaque is more than a decorative piece, it’s a symbol of my heritage, a reminder of where I come from, and a reminder of the unwavering love that God has for me.

Psalm 23 King James Version

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

As I sit here, reflecting on my journey of life, I am reminded that I am a Kintsugi woman.

Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, teaches us that there is beauty in imperfection and that brokenness can be made whole again. It’s a metaphor for my life. Each crack filled with gold represents the challenges I’ve faced, the lessons learned, and the wisdom gained. These golden seams are my scars, proudly displayed, telling a story of resilience and grace.

My journey has been guided by passion and spirit, with an ethereal wisdom that is inherently feminine. It’s a path that has been both challenging and rewarding, a kaleidoscope of moments of both despair and joy. The plaque is a silent preacher of hope. It reminds me that I am never alone, always loved, and incredibly blessed.

Today, I invite you to pause and reflect on your own journey. Consider how far you’ve come and the blessings that have been woven into the fabric of your life. Like the Kintsugi pottery, our lives are a beautiful mosaic of experiences, held together by the golden glue of faith and love.

In the life of a Kintsugi woman, every crack tells a story, every shard holds a memory, and every piece put back together is a celebration of our resilience. The plaque that sits on my shelf, with its own fissures and imperfections, serves as a daily reminder of this beautiful journey of restoration.

Many would have thrown away the broken plaque, but to me, the cracks mirror my life, with prisms of struggles, and celebrate my journey. These imperfections that I find the true essence of God’s love. He didn't discard me when I was broken, his grace, was here for me, with all my flaws. My feminine ethereal wisdom, like the art of Kintsugi, teaches me that our breaks are not to be hidden but highlighted, not a sign of fragility but evidence of my strength.

With every “do-over,” with every time I’ve been put back together, I’ve felt the warm embrace of God’s love. It’s a love that mends not just the physical but the spiritual, not just the momentary but the eternal. This Kintsugi wisdom whispers to me that every repair is a chance for rebirth, every mended cracked new opportunity to begin again.

Each time I fall, I rise again, more beautiful for having been broken. And just like my cherished plaque, I stand as a symbol of God’s unfailing love and the enduring spirit of the Kintsugi woman.

To all my Kintsugi family out there, who see their scars as stories, their cracks as character, and their repairs as revelations of an inner light.

May you always remember that you are a masterpiece, not despite your imperfections, but because of them. Embrace your journey, for you are never alone, always loved, and so very blessed.

Celebrate your faith, heritage, and the enduring love that carries us through life’s journey. It’s a reminder that through all our challenges, we are surrounded by a love that is always there and a faith that makes us whole. May you find comfort in knowing that you are a work of art, beautifully mended by the hands of God, and may your path be illuminated by the light of wisdom and grace.

Let’s embrace our journey knowing that we are guided by a higher power, one that fills our cracks with gold and sees the beauty in our brokenness.

We are Kintsugi women, strong and delicate, broken and whole, guided by passion and spirit, and endowed with feminine ethereal wisdom.

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