Some things are definitely worth extra effort.  I love doing handwork whether you’re talking embroidery, cross-stitch knitting or crochet.  My mother found embroidery and cross-stitch tedious beyond belief but could sew a man’s suit or a wedding gown.

God has gifted us each with a unique set of talents and interests.  I’d like to encourage each of you to put one of these into use this year.  Maybe you can pick an old pass time back up.  Finish that project on the top shelf of your closet this year.  Or you might want to explore something new like the new type of journaling that I’m working on this week.

Whether your talents are in the areas of making (creation), teaching, observation or something I haven’t considered here, they are gifts.  Celebrate Him gave them to you but doing something well.