(This is a reworked/updated devotional I wrote in 2017. If you would rather just see my school/art room/projects type posts...check back Mondays-Saturdays! I know that these Sunday posts aren't everyone's cup of tea, and that's ok! Love y'all. Have a great week!)
After twenty five years of teaching art, I'm very particular about the supplies I use in my classroom. I know what works & what doesn't. I know that if something says "WASHABLE" I don't want it. In theory it is a great idea because children & art supplies often equal a messy good time. From the outside the products even look the same. However, when you go to use them for their intended purpose, you realize they are a poor substitute for the real thing. Washable glue is extremely thin & watery. It warps paper & doesn't create as strong of a bond as regular glue. Washable crayons are spotty when you color and do not have as nice of a coverage. Washable tempera paint is transparent, and takes multiple coats to get the color to become close to opaque. Though "real" supplies can be messy at times, I will accept no imitations. The risk of the real thing far outweighs the results of the imitation.
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
is based on merely human rules they have been taught.