Having only shared this time in my life with very few people, I will now come forward and explain the inspiration for my Mended Hearts. It follows a very dark and sad period in my life where I lost hope spiritually, emotionally, and physically really. I made my body sick because of the worry and fretting I did over my Mom as she suffered with and finally died from dementia. It was the darkest period of my life.
After her passing and after a few years of healing and as I got back into the Scriptures, I ran across the treasure of Luke 4:18 where Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
Scriptures are a very personal thing, of course, and this touched me in such a special way. I was on my way back to trusting the Lord again and when I came across that Scripture that special day, I knew I had to come up with something that I could remember always as a way to share spiritually with others my Mended Heart. Thus my ceramic Mended Heart...yes, it is scarred and forever changed, but it is on the mend, no longer broken, and I thank God for that!