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'.



Sunday, May 7, 2017

Power in Motherhood - free LDS/Christian Mother's Day coloring page




Hello, friends! With Mother's Day fast approaching, I love these words from Julie B. Beck: "There is eternal power and influence in motherhood." At first this seemed overwhelming to me - motherhood is so important, how do we carry such a burden of responsibility for the souls of our children? But I really think this is meant to be a promise. When we act in our eternal identity as mothers, we carry the power and influence of heaven with us. We are partners with our Heavenly Parents in nurturing our children and helping them grow, and they know we are just figuring it out as we go along. They know we are totally lost sometimes and that we make all kinds of mistakes. So they send their eternal power and influence to help us, and we never need to feel like we're carrying this burden alone. We can see miracles in motherhood when we ask for that help - that is what I pray for every day!

When I thought about using stained glass as the design for this page, the parallels to motherhood just kept coming to me. Stained glass is beautiful and can have a powerful effect on our religious experience, but it's also vulnerable and needs protection. It takes sunlight and transforms it and gives it meaning, just as we help give understanding and meaning to the light our kids receive from heaven. There are also endless variations to stained glass design, and each is beautiful in its own way, just as there are endless variations to how we mother and no one right way to be perfect. 

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'.



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Trials of life are deep - free LDS coloring page




Hello friends! A few days ago I stumbled across a doodled version of this in my notes and I knew I had to turn it into a coloring page. It's from a wonderful talk by Jeffrey R. Holland called "An High Priest of Good Things to Come," and among many other wonderful words, he said, "Christ knows better than all others that the trials of life can be very deep and we are not shallow people if we struggle with them." The first time I heard it these words went straight to my heart. It's okay to struggle and get discouraged - our Savior is with us in the depths and He understands. He just expects us to keep believing and hoping in Him, to keep reaching out for His hand and His grace. I hope this rings true for you, whatever your current struggles. And I very highly recommend reading that whole talk any time you feel discouraged!


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'. 






Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hallelujah! - free Easter coloring page




Happy Easter, friends! This week's coloring page comes straight from my most favorite Easter hymn. Hallelujah is how I feel when I consider all that Easter means to me, because of the Atonement and Resurrection of my Savior Jesus Christ. #becauseofHim I know that nothing damaged is irreparable and nothing lost is irretrievable. Because of Him I can let go of the past, the consequences of both my own mistakes and others. I am made new in Him, over and over again. How can I keep from singing?!

To download this free coloring page, just right click on the image below and save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure to click "fit to page" so you don't miss anything. Feel free to share, and have a great week!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Everlasting Beginnings - Free LDS Coloring Page


Happy Palm Sunday, friends! As we celebrate this Easter week, I am so grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ, for his Atonement and Resurrection. Because of Him, we know that this statement from President Uchtdorf is true: "In His plan, there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings." My husband's grandpa passed away last night, and as much as we will miss him, I could only feel happiness that he gets to be free from a body and mind that no longer worked the way he wanted them to, and that he gets to return home to be with his beloved wife and so many others who passed on before him. This is truly the beginning for him, not the end. And because of our Savior, every single one of us has that promise - no goodbye is forever, no love is truly lost. Hallelujah!

To download this free coloring page, just right click on the image below and save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure to click "fit to page" so you don't miss anything. Feel free to share, and have a great week!



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Certain Women - free LDS Christian coloring page

Hello friends! Last night was the women's session of our semi-annual general conference, and I was so struck by President Linda Burton's message about "certain women," a phrase often used in the New Testament. You can watch it here, but her main idea was to think of the word "certain" in a new way - confident, sure, convinced. She spoke about female disciples of Christ in every era, and how their certain witnesses kept them close to the Savior and empowered them to bring others to Christ as well. She said, "Certain women are disciples, centered in Jesus Christ the Savior." I loved that idea of being centered in the Savior and letting everything else grow from that. Sister Gordon, the first speaker of the evening, had also spoken of staying centered and not getting off balance by trusting in the Lord. My word for 2017 is balance, and these messages really speak to my heart. I hope they do for you, too!

To download this free coloring page, just right click and save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure to click "fit to page" so you don't miss anything. Feel free to share, and have a great week!



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday will come - Free LDS coloring page!



Hello, friends! Spring is here, and for the next few weeks I'll be focusing on Easter and the Atonement. There is simply nothing that brings me more joy and hope than the Atonement of our Savior. I really love the talk "Sunday will come" by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. His talk centers on grief, losing loved ones, and the hope of the Atonement, and I think it applies to all of us when we are going through our hardest times. Here's my favorite part:

"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.

But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.

No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come... No matter how dark our Friday, Sunday will come."

These words speak to me so much because there are many weeks where I'm just praying to make it to Sunday. The spirit I feel when I partake of the sacrament and renew my covenants fills in the cracks that always creep in during the week. And that's life, you know? I think we have Sundays to remind us of that greatest Sunday of all when our Savior was resurrected and the Atonement was complete, and because of that we can be healed and put back together when we have those dark times.

Thanks for being here. To download this free coloring page, just right click and save to your computer, then print as you would a picture. Make sure to click "fit to page" so you don't miss anything. Feel free to share, and have a great week!