Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Coloring Project/Verse

I mentioned in a previous post how I like to color in order to relax my mind. If you haven't bought a fancy coloring book targeted for adults, then you need to go get one and buy colored pencils as well. Yesterday during nap time I did not have any housework to do. Okay, that may not be true, maybe I had housework to do, but I procrastinated on it. Ha! It was very worth procrastinating on my housework so I could spend an hour coloring a page from one of my many coloring books. When I finished coloring, I felt so relaxed. The rest of our afternoon/evening went smoothly because I was at peace.  Here is what I colored:


I colored Bible verses that hold very true in my life. These verses give me a lot of reminders of things I need to do in my life, every day.
1. These verses remind me that I need to praise Jesus everyday and worship Him in big and small ways. As a stay at home mom/blogger, it can be easy to forget to give time to God and worship His name in all that I do. I get distracted in everything I have going on. I need to remember to praise His name for giving me time to rest or for giving the boys a peaceful play time. Big and small things, I need to worship Jesus everyday.
2. I am reminded I need to make sure Jesus is my first priority in my day to day happenings. I have to make sure I wake up and proclaim this verse every morning. When I put Jesus first, everything else is peaceful. If I go about my day without praying, reading the Bible, etc., I can say that our day is a little more stressful and chaotic. When I put Jesus first, I am able to better praise His name.
3. Another reminder that this verse gives me is to make sure my life lines up with what I talk about. I believe this verse whole heartedly. I believe every word in this verse. Since I believe this, I need to strive at making sure my behavior and character line up with what I say I believe. I hope and pray that what people see in me is Jesus. I pray that because they see Jesus in me, that they too can proclaim these verses.


Something I love about coloring Bible verses is that it allows me to really study the verse. I study it, research what others have said about it, and really meditate on it. For a busy mom like me, that helps me with my Bible study time. It is one way that I praise Jesus (just like what I talked about).


I don't know if you like to color or not. If you do, share one of your coloring masterpieces or just tell me what you find relaxing about coloring.

31 comments:

  1. I love coloring books! They are very relaxing to get my heart focused on God, especially if I listen to worship music while I color.

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  2. I love the meaning behind this and I can definitely see how you can become absorbed into the passage, which is a great thing. I enjoy adult colouring as a form of relaxation

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  3. Coloring as a way to relax is so smart. I need to give this a try!

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  4. I love coloring books. Where did you get your one from, i love how you colored it. What pencils you use really helps too. I don't like those really cheap ones as i find the pigments are not great, they feel scratchy and you have to press down really hard. I always go for professional artist pencils. They may be more expensive but they are worth it x

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  5. Yes I love coloring and Bible Journaling! I'd love for you to link this to my Bible reading/journaling (coloring counts!!) linkup if you are interested!!

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    1. I am definitely interested! Can you send me more info and all that?

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    2. I am definitely interested! Can you send me more info and all that?

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  6. Adult coloring books are a great way to relax and de-stress and they have really grown in popularity. There is such a vast array of types of books that you can get too, which is really nice.

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  7. It is lovely that you got one centered around the bible. Adult colouring books are great!

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  8. I didn't remember how relaxing that coloring is until I started coloring with my daughter when she was a toddler. Now one of my favorite gifts to give other ladies are adult coloring books-- especially ones with Bible verses!

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  9. Tried colouring but found it more stressful as I couldn't keep outside of the lines haha 😂 however I think it must have meant more as you read through bible passages that ring dear to you x

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  10. Those look exquisite! Very nicely done, and the colours work really well!

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  11. I've got a few colouring books but actually never used them, oops. Glad you found something to keep you at peace x

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  12. i love colouring and my daughter enjoys it too, these look great x

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  13. I love to colour and find it incredibly relaxing x

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  14. I love adult colouring books and find them really therapeutic.

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  15. I find colouring very therapeutic, but I am not as artist as you are with your colouring x

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  16. I love to colour in and have a few adult colouring books, wish I had more time to colour. I love your bible verse colouring would look great framed xx

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  17. oh I love the adult colour therapy books and its so peaceful to sit and colour its relaxing so yes I would buy one of these

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  18. I love the adult coloring books! I have a journaling bible that I love as well. It's so relaxing!

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  19. This are so cool! I might get one for my Sunday School class, whilst they are doing their craft I could enjoy some adult colouring in

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  20. When the grandkids color, I get out my coloring book and we all color our pages together. This would be something great to color.

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  21. I like coloring mandalas and some cuss words haha

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  22. Colouring books are a great way to de-stress and relax

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  23. Colouring books are a really good way to relax, I dont get much spare time to myself to do something like this unfortunately but I always loved colouring.

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  24. That is a super pretty colouring book and a pefect way to relax too.

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  25. I LOVE adult coloring books! It's a great way to meditate, create, and worship! I had a Bible verse one until my students got ahold of the pages and wanted to color too :)

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  26. Ooh this is such an interesting colouring book! I hear so many people rave about adult colouring.

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  27. I love colouring books, I find them very therapeutic. This sounds great.

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  28. What a great way to focus your mind and your religious beliefs.

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  29. I love colouring in books but can't bring myself to do it for worry of going outside the lines or messing up lol

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