Sometimes I get really frustrated because I fight the gifts that God gave me… what I mean is, often times the grass is greener on the other side. Still yet what I mean is, yes, I know I have certain abilities but sometimes I think I’d rather be okay at something a bit more important… like being organized rather than being able to paint. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the gifts that God has given me… just being honest here… and when I really think about it, I am thankful for creativity but wishful at the same time…. therefore enters the frustration. However, last night while watching American Idol and seeing the many gifted and not so gifted people, I was reminded about the vast differences in people and how creative God is. We are a part of a fantastic potpourri of an incredible Creator. So, since the gentleman (General Larry Platt) unveiled to the world his masterpiece, “Pants on the Ground”, on American Idol last night, I felt it might be a good time for me to share my creations.
Where I work, within the staff, I have been known to add a little laughter to our yearly Christmas parties. First it was the year of “photoshopped” heads on bodies magnets. Then it was the never forgotten clever little scheme to get loads of gifts for Christmas and I placed my name, “Nancy”, on every slip of paper in the hat to be drawn for gift giving… and everyone on staff got my name for Christmas…though it sounds like a great plan, it backfired a tiny bit… definitely a story for another blog sometime… Then there was the year of shirts (actually onsies for a soon to be dad on staff) that had my photo covering it and said, “I love Pastor Nancy”. Yes, those were all good years, but this past year just may have topped them all.
In the fall my daughter reintroduced me to a medium that I hadn’t played with in quite some time, polymer clay. After playing around with it for a few weeks I thought it might be fun to make bobbleheads for my co-workers… bobbleheads of their caricatured likenesses, that is…. so I went to work. Though I ran out of time and couldn’t complete an actual bobblehead… they did get figurines…. caricatured figurines of themselves…. we had a great laugh this year.
Maybe this will encourage you to embrace your creativity…. it is a gift from the original Creator.
3I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Thanks for the reminder, Grant)