Wednesday, November 12, 2014

for the ability to create

I believe that the desire to create comes from our divine nature. We all have it within us, in some form or another. Some days I feel like baking, or maybe I want to sew. Other days I might want to write, or create order in a chaotic closet. For you, it might be something completely different! I believe that my life's work is to create a family and a home.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf once said, "Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty. The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come."

Today I was sewing a skirt for my sister. It felt good to take the blank stretch of fabric and with precision and care, shape it into something she can wear. I am thankful for the opportunity, the desire, and the ability to create.


  1. Me too!
    I love that quote from President Uchtdorf!

  2. I was just talking with my kids the other day about this desire which stems from being made in the image of God who is the ultimate Creator. It's amazing how it's a common thread but manifests in individuals in unique ways.

  3. there is nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes from taking a one dimensional rectangle of fabric and creating a 3-dimensional practical, usable item!

  4. Learning to sew is one of the things on my "to-do" list. For now I take tremendous pleasure in organizing and even deep cleaning; making a space as functional as possible to server our family. But today I will make baklava. Everyone loves that!

  5. I used to sew and enjoyed it for a season of life. There are some things I've enjoyed creating all of my life and other skills that I no longer enjoy, but I think it's as you said - a joy to create in general. : )

  6. Yay. I am thankful for your ability to create, too. I just make messes. :/


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