discover your created self


You see me when I travel
    and when I rest at home.
    You know everything I do. (Psalm 139:3 NLT)

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I’m not very good at it, but I love to play skeeball. When our boys were younger, I would use some of their Chuck E. Cheese tokens to play skeeball, while they enjoyed the video games.

For my birthday, I wanted to do something fun and different, so we played skeeball and pinball, went out for dinner and then to karaoke. It was fun to laugh and be together. You never grow too old for play.

Author, Laura J. Boggess, wrote a really good book about the theory and theology of play, so I will refer you to her Playdates with God: Having a Child-like Faith in a Grown-up World for deeper insights into this wonder-filled pursuit of enjoying God.

One of my favorite types of play includes making art. I love collage and art journaling and experimenting with all kinds of art supplies and techniques.

A fun way to engage in this type of play is to start small. For the past five years artist, Tammy Garcia, aka Daisy Yellow, hosts a no-pressure, fun challenge called ICAD (Index Card A Day). You can jump in any time, so head over here, if this challenge interests you.

There are prompts to follow, if you are so inclined, or you can just play along however you like!

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mailbox and map prompts


If art is not your thing, then just write a list of playful activities that you might like to try this summer.  Summer is a great time to play!

Here’s my list for today:

reading a book, ride a bike, karaoke, skeeball, pinball, board games, playing in a creek, going to the pool, hanging out with friends, laughing, listening to music, collage, going to the library, outdoor plays, concerts or movies, picnic, have a campfire



4 responses to “{Play}Lists”

  1. lynndmorrissey Avatar

    As you know, Kel, I love you, I love play, I love art, I love journaling, and I love Laura’s book. I’m so glad you read it. I knew you’d love it. And yes, she takes you deep (having lots of fun along the way). I’ve also read a pretty heavy book on the theology of play. wow. Not even sure I understood it all (translated from German), but it was good to know God backs it up. Why wouldn’t He? He invented play. All you have to do is take a look at the artistry in nature and frolicking animals to detect it. Can’t wait till we lead our journaling workshop on play. Love you lots, and so glad you are up to your carefree, but purposeful antics. Love your list and cards.

    1. You and Kel have been such a source of encouragement to me, Lynn. Thank you both for reading Playdates and sharing it enthusiastically! Kel, I love the art you make! Beautiful.

  2. lynndmorrissey Avatar

    PS We must do the cards in the workshop, and I had the listing idea down earlier.

  3. Carol Grimmer Avatar
    Carol Grimmer

    Love this!

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Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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