“Perhaps this weekend you can find time to cook a meal not because you have to get food on the table but because you want to prepare something, make something, that gives delight. Or perhaps you can pull some weeds or plant some seeds in the garden. Or maybe you can do some finger painting with a child or relearn the craft of sidewalk art. Or maybe you can make a simple card – make it, don’t buy it – and send it to a friend. Or maybe it will be as simple as mowing the lawn and, when you’re done, being able to stand back and admire the labor that has resulted in something that is, at least for the moment, well tended.
It doesn’t have to be much, but you might find yourself renewed by the act and art of making and connected, again and perhaps differently, to the God we confess is the maker and giver of all good things.”
David J. Lose, the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, from a blog article titled “The Art of Making.”