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Creating to the glory of God. Plus a free 2021 printable calendar.

Live with intention… Care for the needs of the world… Bake a birthday cake my grandson will love! Is it possible these seemingly very different goals could be more alike than they sound?

How can I justify taking the time to be creative?

It doesn’t take much to get my mind rolling with creative ideas for any number of things… the next family celebration, or even a new house project.
And yet, quite often, when the ideas begin to flow a battle begins in my mind as I’m reminded of how much hurt is in this world, both locally and globally.
The desire to be creative. The desire to make a difference. How can these possibly go hand in hand?

Intentions. The Lord brought this word to mind and as I read its definition I began to put the pieces together.
definition of intentions: done on purpose; deliberate; purpose or attitude toward the effect of one’s actions or conduct

There’s two things the Lord has been teaching me as I wrestle through this:

  • Our desire to create comes from God himself, our CREATOR. We were made in His image!
  • We were made to glorify God and love others. I can’t think of a more beautiful way to do this than to use the talents He has put within us to love well and reflect Him to the world around us!

Let’s create with intention and love.

Whatever your unique talents may be, let’s embrace the opportunity we have each day to be a reflection of God to the world through using them to love well!

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

{ Below: My daughter Hannah has a passion for baking. One of her all time favorite things to bake are the birthday cakes for her nephews and niece’s and they are always SO excited to see what she bakes for them! ❤︎ }

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2021 calendar

Above is a link to a 2021 printable calendar. I designed this calendar several years ago and continue to update and use it each year on a painted clipboard. I’d love to share it with you.

For the clipboard:

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

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