Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Creativity can make a Big Difference

Have you seen these shoes?

Source: None via Sarah on Pinterest


They are pretty hot right now. They are called Toms. The company was started by a guy named Blake. He was visiting Argentina when he decided to make and sell shoes. And every time he sells a pair, he gives a pair to a kid in a third world country.



A cool concept. God created us to be creative and use our creativity for Him. There are lots of creative professions that He mentions in the Bible, such as, bakers, potters, sewers and embroiderers. I especially like the mention of sewers and embroiderers. 

I am finally getting through to Matt that this little sewing/photography/art business is legit. He seems to think that people can go without the things I make. Moreygirl has been slowly getting more successful, but I'm still not sure that he can see it...or understand it. That people really do love handmade, even if they can't make it themselves. That people really do want something made just for them. That people just want to feel special. 

Embroidery is something that I'm sure Matt would think trivial. But that whole creative process is so important to God that He talks about it for the garments of the high priest.

So when some people say that handmade things don't matter, you can rest assure that God handmade you, and you matter. And He's not through with you yet. You are a work, a handiwork, in process.


As for the story about Toms, I think I'll read Blake's book.

I'm also thinking I need these;)
Source: toms.com via Katy on Pinterest



6 comments:

Kate said...

I completely resonate with your post today! I've been struggling a bit lately trying to 'keep up' with my life as a mom, my creative endeavors, friendships, housework, etc. I, too, believe that God is honored by our creativity and I do think it's a valuable thing to pursue! Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day!

Liz said...

Love this post! Those Toms rock :)

mickev said...

I want some Toms, too! Can we get a discount price if we order in bulk? haha! Great post. You have such insight. Love it!

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

Eeeek! I didn't know about the ballet shoe line coming. That is super exciting. Every time I try on a pair of the regular ones I feel like they make my feet look funny....idk. But I definitely serve a creative God and so I'm stealing your button mmmkay?;)

hannah singer said...

amen! our god is a creative god indeed! he delights in our minds being so productive and our hands being constructive. love this post.

Meredith said...

I stopped by from Jami's...I love it here! My husband & I have been talking so much about how our God is creative and gifts us in different ways to reflect him. Keep creating! :)

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