Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cheer Yourself Up - free happy quote coloring page




I love this happy thought by Mark Twain - it's that practical no-nonsense wisdom that made him famous. And it's true, isn't it? There isn't much better when you're feeling down than being the bright spot in someone else's day. I've been trying to teach my kids lately about what it means to turn outward instead of inward - I know when I get into those downward spirals, it always starts because I'm overthinking about myself and my issues and my struggles. Turning outward and trying to bring a little light to someone else reminds me how beautiful my life truly is and brings the sunshine back. It's soul-expanding instead of soul-crushing.  

To print this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below to save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure you click 'fit to page'. Feel free to share!

Monday, October 9, 2017

What is done in love... happy quote coloring page!



Happy Monday, friends! I finally have a new free coloring page for you - I ran across this quote the other day and it made me so happy. I truly believe we can't go too far astray if our motivation is love. And it's inspired me to do a new coloring page series based on happy, encouraging quotes - I'll have them on my blog for free download just about every Monday morning to get our weeks started off right. So tell me - what are YOUR favorite happy thoughts?

To print this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below to save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure you click 'fit to page'. Feel free to share!

PS The full color version is available now in my etsy shop - download instantly to print as an 8x10 or 5x7!


PS - I know my last post said I was going to do hymns next, and I'll definitely still be working on those, but I think the happy quotes are going to take priority for a bit. :) Just in case anyone was wondering why I'm so ADD... I can't help myself - there are too many things I want to do!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mercy, Love & Devotion - free "I Stand All Amazed" coloring page




Hello, friends! With the completion and launch of my second coloring book "The Colorful Word: Modern Inspiration," I'm ready to take on a new challenge! The new series of coloring pages will be based on my favorite messages from beloved hymns - I hope you'll enjoy them!

This week's coloring page is based on the hymn "I Stand All Amazed." Today this line really stood out to me: "I think of His hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt. Such mercy, such love and devotion, can I forget?" He never forgets us, never abandons or forsakes us. But in the midst of fear or doubt, it is tempting to forget all that He has done for us. Sometimes it seems like doubt will overcome my memories of all that He has done for me. But remembering the miracles I've seen in my life, and trusting in the reality of those experiences, brings me back to Him. I'm so grateful for all He has done for me - how could I ever truly forget that?

I hope you have a wonderful week, and that you'll take the opportunity to remember what the Savior has done for you, both through the Atonement and during special experiences in your life. If you're not sure what those experiences might be, ask your Heavenly Father to open your heart and your remembrance. I truly believe He wants to help you feel His love.

To print this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below to save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure you click 'fit to page'. Feel free to share!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Respond with Love & Kindness - free LDS Christian coloring page


Today we wish a very happy 90th birthday to our beloved prophet, Thomas S. Monson. An instagram friend posted these words from him this morning and I felt two things - first, that this is exactly what the world needs in this crazy, heartbreaking mess going on right now. I mean seriously - whatever faith or world view we come from, I believe most of us can agree on this. And second, that these words perfectly epitomize the teachings of President Monson. So much of what he has taught us over the years centers on love and kindness, service and charity and faith in others. That is the kind of person I want to be, so thank you, President Monson, for pointing our hearts to love!

To print this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below to save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure you click 'fit to page'. Feel free to share!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Heavenly Father loves you more! - Free LDS / Christian coloring page




Happy Father's Day, friends! This week's coloring page celebrates the Father we all have in common - our Heavenly Father. Through every struggle I've had, whether with faith or with the trials of life, the one thing that has always pulled me through is the feeling that my Heavenly Father loves me. I have felt it over and over again, and His love and grace get me through every challenge. He loves us wherever we're at on our path back to Him (and even if we're not on any path to Him at all) and His loving hands are always reaching out for us. I pray you feel that love, too!  Have a wonderful week!

To print this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below to save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure you click 'fit to page'. Feel free to share!



Sunday, June 4, 2017

YOU will be the miracle - free LDS/Christian coloring page




Hello, friends! This week's coloring page features one of my all-time favorite quotes (and yes, I know I've said that before). President Monson gave a talk in October 2007 called Three Goals to Guide You, where he said, "My dear sisters, do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle."  There are times our Heavenly Father shows us miracles in changing our circumstances, but I truly believe God wants US to be His greatest miracles. It may seem like a subtle shift, but there is such power in changing our prayers from asking for our troubles and challenges to be taken away to asking that we be strengthened to rise to them. He wants us to have every bit of strength and courage and ability and love that are our birthright as daughters of God. Life is meant to challenge us, change us, and give us opportunities to become to incredible women and men God sees in us. And when you come out of the other side of one of these experiences and have a moment to see how far you've come, it does feel truly miraculous. Have you ever had a moment like that?

To print this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below to save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure you click 'fit to page'.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cherish one another! - free LDS coloring page



Hello, friends! This week's coloring page was a special request for a page about Relief Society. If you're not familiar with it, Relief Society is the women's organization in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One of the greatest purposes of the Relief Society is for us as women and sisters to take care of each other, and I have always loved this beautiful quote from Lucy Mack Smith. "We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another, and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in heaven together." Sisterhood is what it's all about. And like the flowers on this page, we are all different. The biggest and most vibrant chrysanthemum isn't more important than the tiniest forget-me-not. We look different and we have different needs, but the garden is beautiful because of it's variety! Our challenge is to look around and see who we can cherish and watch over. Have a wonderful week!

To print this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below to save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure you click 'fit to page'.