16 days ago
How many times have you caught your kid coloring on something they were NOT supposed to? Walls, tables, doors🚪 a dresser, their sister👧🏼, the white dog 🐶, and books📚. Those are just a couple of the items that have been graced with my daughter’s artistic ability🖍🖍. Of course catching them red-handed makes for a “lively conversation” 😡 but then what about the times when you come across a piece of “artwork” randomly? 🤦🏼♀️ Yet, how about the look on her face when you tell her she can color in your Bible? 😳
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to join a Bible Journaling bible study. I’m not a crafty person whatsoever. I’m not the DIY mama. Nor am I the Pinterest perfect-er. Art is not my gift. Thank the good Lord! However, after 1 session I was hooked! But actually taping, painting, coloring, drawing, or any other crafty art in my Bible the 1st time was quite difficult. It had to become a mental shift for me. This was a new way to worship and create in God’s living word. But it wasn’t until someone shared a drawing by their son in The Book, that it clicked. This can be something that I share with my girls for years to come. We can create around verses that are meaningful to us. We have something to share together in God’s word. And when I’m dead and gone, they can fight over who gets it. ha!
Seriously though, I’m not crafty, artistic or visionary. When focusing on His word in a whole new way, it gives me a sense of peace and harmony that I can’t explain. So for now, I may still tell my girls that they can’t color on walls, doors, the dog ... but let’s go color in the Bible 🖍🖍 #illustratedfaith #crayola #biblejournaling #noahandtheark #notacraftymom #colorinbooks #notadiymama #motherhoodmissionary #ministryofmotherhood #supportmoms #crazyfaith #midwestmama #midwestmom at Overland Park, Kansas