A Gift to Help New Moms De-Stress
by Kaitlyn Clare Elizabeth Mason
We are called to be light in the darkness, salt for the earth… and color on the blank page!
Those of you who know me well, will be happy to hear that I actually sat still for long enough to color an entire page in this book! And I’ll tell you this – I’m planning on doing that again very soon.
Paraclete Press has pieced together this package of Color & Sound. It includes Words of Faith: A Coloring Book to Bless & De-Stress, and a gorgeous CD, His Love Endures Forever: Psalms of Thankfulness & Praise. If you’ve never heard of the Gloriae Dei Cantores choir, they’re amazing.
Their music is truly a little glimpse of the gorgeous music that awaits us in Heaven!
The coloring pages found in this set are intricate and beautiful. When you decide to splash a certain color onto a portion of the page, it’s almost impossible to view all ramifications of this at once. The spaces to color wind and twist and connect in unexpected ways – and through this you lose a sense of control over the finished product.
Isn’t this a profound thing to realize as you are coloring? That we don’t have control over the finished product?
And that’s just it – you’re not just coloring. You’re praying through a creative and freeing medium – color on paper.
This gift set engages your senses and focuses them on Scripture. You will hear Scripture sung by an outstanding choir, you will see Scripture written out on the coloring book, you will hold a coloring utensil of your choice and create lovely art. You may choose to say the written Scripture verses aloud to help you commit them to memory as you color.
The pamphlet that accompanies the CD also contains a treasure trove of little meditations – each one a gem that brings you deeper into the mysteries of each Psalm sung.
Use a coloring utensil of your choice! My preference was “Crayola Twistables.” Originally purchased to help me take notes in fun colors during pharmacy school, they’ve lasted for years, and are now used by our children… and for my coloring prayers!
This would make a great gift for anyone who could use a little spiritual R & R… like…
- a post-partum Mother
- a Mother in a crisis pregnancy
- a loved one who is ill
- travelers in planes, trains, & automobiles
- a teen who needs something to do (adult coloring books are so “in” right now… but some of them contain inappropriate images – nothing to worry about with this book!)
- someone who has lost a loved one
- someone who is having trouble finding words to pray
- a teen on a long car trip – bonus: parents get to enjoy the music on the car ride!
- … and so many others!
And in the words of my three year old when she saw my finished masterpiece, “I think it is wonderful!”
P.S. This was the “Mercy” coloring page. Do you know how much God loves you & that He is merciful? Pass it on!
Copyright 2016 Kaitlyn Mason