Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Happy Sunday! This week's coloring page comes from Micah 6:8 "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" Sometimes I think we like to make long lists for ourselves of all the things we think the Lord requires of us - all the things we're supposed to be and do - when really it all boils down to the basics. If we can do these, everything else grows naturally from that. I think it's when we get it backwards, when we try to force all the to-do stuff without grounding ourselves in these basic principles and the 'why' of discipleship that we start to feel overwhelmed and even inauthentic. I'll be putting this one away in my mental file of things to remember when I get feeling that way, so I can take a deep breath and begin again.
To download this free coloring page, just right click on the image below and save it to your computer. Feel free to share, and have a wonderful week!
Sunday, July 3, 2016
To print out this free coloring page, just right-click on the image below and save to your computer, then print as normal. Make sure you click "fit to page" so the edges aren't cut off. Feel free to share, and I always love to hear how you use my pages!
Sunday, June 26, 2016
I decided to try something different for this week's page and go full-on folk art with the design. I've always loved the intricate flowers and bold shapes, and I thought this would give us lots of fun nooks and crannies to color. Have a lovely week, and check back in next week -- I've already got a page in the works that I really like.
To download this page, just right-click to save to your computer. Make sure you click "fit to page" in case the margins aren't quite right for your printer. Feel free to share!
Saturday, June 4, 2016
"I love the scripture that Elder Holland quoted in his last conference talk from Joshua, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” The story that goes along with that is the Israelites came to the Jordan River to go into the Promised Land, and it was overflowing so they didn't know how they would cross. The Lord said to the priests that carry the ark of the covenant "as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests...shall rest in the water Jordan" that he would stop the water. The priests acted in faith and went into the river Jordan and the Lord stopped the water. When everyone was safely on the other side, the Lord said that one member of each of the twelve tribes should go back into the riverbed and get a stone before the priests crossed and the water flowed again. They were then to take these stones and build a monument or memorial so that when their children and their children's children walked past this monument and asked, "What means these stones?" (verse 6 and 21) they would remember all the wonders that the Lord had done among them as their deliverer and redeemer."
There are times in our lives that we feel we're sure to be swept away by the deep river we're called to cross. I feel the Spirit testify so strongly that if we just move forward in faith, the Lord can make it possible. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story with me, Lindsay -- your timing for what I needed was truly inspired.
Fun sidenote about this one -- the wildflowers on this page are some that actually grow in Jerusalem. I loved the idea of beautiful things growing up around the monument as time passed. Thanks, Google!
Enjoy this week's free coloring page, and as always, feel free to share!
Monday, May 30, 2016
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
These are some of my favorite words in the Book of Mormon. Heavenly Father doesn't want us to hang our heads in sorrow and discouragement. He wants us to take comfort in the covenants we have made to follow Him, to remember the promises He has made to us as well as the ones we've made to Him. He recognizes our efforts and He has a plan to fulfill every promise He has made to us, even if we don't see how it could possibly happen. A wonderful friend once told me, "If you give up on your miracle, you close the door on it ever happening." So hold your head high, even when things are really, really hard - God has not forgotten you, and you can be confident in that.
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