Copy Cats

Remember the post, End of an Era, about us retiring our dining set and how our girls resist change to their childhood home? Well, I must be on a roll because I’m about to make another change. This time I’ve got my sights set on what used to be Kristin’s bedroom. New bedding and curtains are in order.

Some may think I am treading on dangerous ground to start messing with my oldest daughter’s “shrine”, but I actually have her blessing. The reason? The full-size comforter she once chose for her room is now stretched across a queen size bed my parents gave us a few years ago. It didn’t bother her when she slept in the bed alone, but now that she has a husband trying to lay claim to a bit of the comforter, too, she has decided that we need something that can keep both of them warm this winter :)

The search for this new appropriate-sized bedding has been rather frustrating, though. The colors and trends in fashion right now just don’t match what I have in mind. For years I’ve noticed the same thing happening in the world of women’s clothing as well. During any given season, three or four colors seem to dominate in every store. The same rings true for styles. This copy cat tendency transcends the world of fashion, however. Just look at tv shows. Every network pumps out their version of the hottest game show, reality show, or talent search. I’m sure you can think of examples of your own, even in different aspects of our lives. Basically, we live in a copy cat world, and if we’re not careful, we can become copy cats ourselves.

A better way beckons us to follow, though. Think of the natural world — the world God created for us. The complexity and variety in all of nature point to a Creator who is anything but a copy cat. What joy can be found in reveling in His world. And don’t forget, we are His creation, too. Scripture tells us that “we are God’s workmanship” (Ephesians 2:10) and that He knit us together in our mothers’ wombs (Psalm 139:13). Celebrate that fact today and enjoy being the person He created you to be. No copy cats allowed.


  1. Hi, Cheryl,

    I linked your blogspot from TWV2. I started a blog last week. So far LOTS of “0” comments!! But, for me, it’s great to express my thoughts toward God in writing. How about you?

    BTW – I agree. Each of us is wonderfully and individually created by God. We are unique expressions of His infinite variety.

    As my pastor says, “Amen!” goes right there.

    Jean Hall

  2. Jean, thanks so much for checking out my blog! It’s always a blessing to get a comment and know that people are, in fact, reading. And yes, I’m thankful for the gift of writing, too.

    Nice to meet you!

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