Lessons from K’Nex: Building Wisely

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Thanks to a sudden winter storm, my children’s prayers were answered and we found ourselves snowed in this morning! That’s right – no class, no work…and two very restless kids. It turned out to be a fun family day, however, as we broke out the K’Nex and had a family-wide building tournament…

One flying helicopter-car, monster truck, and lopsided house later, we realized the entire morning had flown right by. I hadn’t played with building toys like this since I was a kid, and as I put the finishing touches on my flying car I couldn’t help but reflect on the many things we attempt to build in life: relationships, careers, resumes… Sometimes things go according to plan, and most of the time they don’t. The real secret, of course, is enlisting the help of the Master Builder:

 

“Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” – Psalm 127:1

 

“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.” – Hebrews 3:4

Whatever life projects you’re working on building right now, don’t forget to ask the First Architect for help and guidance. There’s no other way to find success!

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16 thoughts on “Lessons from K’Nex: Building Wisely

      1. I used to long for snow days myself when I was still teaching! Nothing like a good day’s sledging down the hills. Seriously though, you’ve had more that your share of it over there. I’m sure you’ll be so relieved to see the end of it. 🙂

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  1. Oh, we’ve had some snow days here, too. (They amount to not-much-snow and lots of angst about ice because we don’t have snow plows, etc., in Alabama.) We’ve also had weather-related delays for regular school days (opening 2-3 hours late). Your point is well taken: we need to ask God for guidance in “building” our lives (which really means allowing Him to build them and being open to his changes in our flawed architectural designs.) But I have to ask: who “won” the family K’nex tournament?!

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  2. What a fun snow day activity! I’ve always enjoyed the rare snow days we have from time to time … and try to prepare special activities for those occasions. Baking cookies, working jigsaw puzzles, and playing charade are just a few of our favorite snow day activities. Perhaps next time we are stuck inside, we will try building with our large bucket of K’nex, too.

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