Jul 15 2016

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The word for today is create.


I sat at the table with green play dough. I kneaded and rolled the dough not sure what I would made. I used a bolt nut to make a design in the dough. “What are you making?” The kids asked me.

“I don't know yet. I will know what it is when it is finished. Sometimes you don't know what you are making until you have made it. What do you think it looks like?”

“A turtle.” The kids were excited. As I looked at it, it did look like a shell. I continued to make a body, head, legs, and a tail.

When I I was done, I felt pleased with my turtle.

We were made to create. From the beginning, God has been creating. When we create, we are being like him. When we create, we are alive and reflect God's image. Co-creating with God is life and life-giving. We may not always be able to have an “It is good” response to what we make, but we can always offer the process and the finished creation up to our Creator in worship.


Want to make your own play dough? You can try this recipe here.

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  1. Ellen

    I love how you talk about being like Him when we create and how we were created to pro create. Oh how we need to offer up all our creations to Him. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sarah

    I loved the question you ask: What are your creating? And the fact that sometimes we don’t know!
    Blessings friend!
    Sarah 🙂
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    1. Cheryl

      We don’t always know, but sometimes that is the fun of it–if we can tolerate the messy middle.

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