When I was a kid, we didn’t have a lot of money. So, my mom used to sew all of our clothes. My older sister and I are two years apart, and I think my mom had some kind of “mama and a set of twins” fantasy, which explains why she always dressed us alike. Sure, my red corduroy jumper had triangles on it and my sister’s was green with circles, but it felt like they were identical.
I know. 
Corduroy. 😄
I have to admit, it must have been kinda cool to have clothes nobody else had.

To be the only one with a dress that particular shade of blue,

With that very  same neckline and length.

When I was little, that’s all I had.

A closet full of original Shirley Waite (mom) exclusives!

Talk about unique!
I was recently listening to an album by my favorite group, Rend Collective. The title of the recording is Homemade Worship by Handmade People.

Think about that.
Handmade people.
That is so awesome!

“Your hands have made me and fashioned me, an intricate unity; Yet You would destroy me. Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again? Did You not pour me out like milk, And curdle me like cheese, Clothe me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews?

Job 10:8-11

You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain…

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth

Psalm 139

He has these great plans.

For EACH of us.

Plans to change us,

Mold us,

Melt us,

Break us.


Awesome plans!

Just like it must’ve been pretty cool to know that not a single person had the same clothes as I had, 

It must be just as cool to know He created no one else exactly like me.

Or you!

Every person in my life is so special!

And unlike any other person in this entire world!!

Doesn’t that just make you want to embrace all the uniqueness of the people you know, who were knit together in secret places, just like you? 

That’s the one thing we have in common with every single other person in all the universe:

We have the same Maker.

Let’s stop getting annoyed about how people don’t understand us, and just worry about being the one who understands OTHERS!

Be someone who appreciates originality in others.

That you know exclusive, one-of-kind people.

That when they leave this earth, you will NEVER EVER meet anyone exactly like them again!


He never runs out of designs for the people He loves.

And He will always look at these handmade “dresses” of who we all are, 

And declare,

“It is VERY good.”

Plans for a life that isn’t identical to ANYONE ELSE. 




Made by His great and beautiful hands.


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