Ruth: Discovering Your Place in God’s Story: A Book Review

Color with Friends. Be Drawn In to Scripture.
Struck by tragedy. On the fringes of society. Seizing upon hope. Ruth didn’t wait for hope to arrive. She sought it out and grabbed hold of it. Compelled by need, animated by faith, she dared to leave the only land she knew. Ruth’s resilience and resourcefulness offer you a creative vision to navigate life’s inevitable struggles, trust God, and hold fast to his irrevocable hope.

Deepen your friendships as you gather around Scripture for coloring and conversation. Drawn In offers simple four-week Bible studies―perfect for groups or personal devotions. Coloring quiets your heart and mind so you can enter fully into Scripture’s stories. The Bible’s passion and personality come through in The Message, surprising new and long-time Bible readers alike. Discover the delight of being Drawn In.

My Review: This is such a cool idea. A combination of adult coloring book meets bible journaling, in a simple and unique bible study format. What an incredibly awesome way to deepen your study or scripture and awaken your creativity at the same time. We often don’t see scripture as being relevant and alive in our modern age, but it absolutely is, and this combination of bible study and creativity really allow us to see the Word in a fresh new way.

*I received a copy of this book free of charge from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review.

The Art of Never Growing Up

pancake-767567_960_720I’ve always been a big fan of enjoying things, and it’s always frustrated me that kids get to have all the fun. Things always come in brighter colors for kids. They get to order pancakes shaped like fun things. They get to wear shoes that glow or have lights on them. They get all the cool character tees and pajamas. They get to color!

Who decided that when you become a “grown up” you should stick to serious colors and patterns? Who said pancakes should be eaten round, and even better, make them whole grain?! Who decided that adults aren’t supposed to color?

coloringbooksThat’s one of the reasons I’m so excited about the new adult coloring book trend! I’ve always thought coloring was a fun and relaxing activity. Any chance I would get to color with my niece and nephew, I always enjoyed! And, now…it’s perfectly acceptable, and even cool to color as an adult! Yay!

Not that I care what anyone else says or thinks. I’ll order fun-shaped pancakes if they’ll let me. I’ll wear fun and bright colors with cool characters on them!

I’m a firm believer that people should grow up and mature in the areas that matter. Responsibility, integrity, wisdom, discipline…etc…but I also think we should remain child-like in the fun ways!

I wish this was our house, but it was at the treehouse we vacation at!
I wish this was our house, but it was at the treehouse we vacation at!

All this to say, I’m absolutely obsessed with coloring! It is such a fun, creative outlet and wow, is it ever relaxing!! I also love that it’s something else fun to share with other people. My husband and I love enjoying a relaxing evening coloring together!

 

 

 

IMG_7137Here is a picture of my first finished project! I’m still learning about all the different techniques and coloring tools I can use. So far, I’ve tried colored pencils and fine tip markers, and I greatly prefer the colored pencils!

 

 

 

 

IMG_7221My newly acquired colored pencils, I’ve yet to try. Also, my new, adorable travel bag for all my coloring on-the-go!

 

 

 

 

 

Something I’ve learned recently is that there are people in this world who take life too seriously and purposely get old before their time. I don’t want to be one of them. I want to embrace life and all it’s simple pleasures! I want to look at each day and find reasons to laugh and to smile and to play! I’m not one to follow the trends (mostly because I make my own!) but, I’m very excited to embrace this new trend, and my hope is that other, more serious adults will catch on, and perhaps add a little childlike-fun to their day. They may be surprised by how much fun they have!