A few weeks ago, Leigh-Ann and I were looking for a planter to put in front of our TV. We tried a handful of stores and even brought a few options home, but nothing seemed to be quite right.

Pretty soon it occurred that it might be better to try to make one from scratch. After going up on the roof at the church for a different project, I noticed some abandoned wood, and “Eureka” the idea hatched.

The boys and I set up in the garage and got to work. We put our heads together, came up with the design, and started calculating, measuring, cutting, sanding, nailing, and finally staining.

In the end, it turned out exactly like we had hoped…which is a surprise…but, we’ll take it.

What is most interesting to me about the project is we started with discarded and broken wood…and with some work, turned it into something I would call a masterpiece 😊.

This is similar to what God can do with our broken lives and this Sunday, I look forward to a study from John 21:15-19 when Jesus has a personal and meaningful conversation with Peter.

He confirms that Peter is broken and then begins the restoration process. By the end of our verses, Jesus commissions Peter to change the world.

I wish I could say, we could meet Jesus on the beach for breakfast like Peter, however, we can trust that Jesus still restores and commissions broken people. There is so much more to discuss… I sure hope to see you at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or you can watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.