Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 6:21AM
I believe in the power of prayer, and pray constantly and continually. Some prayers, like this one which I turned into a page in my Zenspirations® Expressions of Faith book, I say daily:
Life’s challenges and blessings, as well as the seasons often prompt other prayers. At this special time of year, when everyone seems to have WAAAAYYYYY too much to do, it’s important to take a few minutes for ourselves… to reflect, to reconnect, to rejuvenate. My morning journaling sessions are when I find quiet time for this… which brings me a sense of peace… I’ve discovered that peace and kindness are interrelated. When we reach out in kindness and love, it has a calming influence on everyone, ourselves included. I wanted to share a holiday card I did a few years ago. The inside message said: May all the world join in the prayer for peace, for people everywhere.
May God grant the most precious gift of peace to each person reading this. May we be blessed with:
Peace in our hearts
Peace in our homes
Peace in our world.
In honor of the Christmas holiday, I’ve created some special Zenspirations® Create, Color, Patten, Play coloring pages and ornaments; they are my gifts to you… and I hope you’ll make them for-- and/or share them with-- those you love.
First is a wreath coloring page… I’m looking forward to seeing how these get colored and patterned, and I’m especially looking forward to the messages that will be written in the ribbon.
Click here to download the Wreath CREATE, COLOR, PATTERN, PLAY page.
Next is a 'Santa Owl' coloring page:
Click here to download the Santa Owl CREATE, COLOR, PATTERN, PLAY page.
I’d love to see what you do with the design, and will set up a folder in the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play FB group where you can post your Christmas creations. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471158256528576/.
And since Christmas can be hard for those who have lost a loved one, I also made some angel ornaments which can be personalized in memory of someone special. The idea is to download the image, print it out, add color and your own creative special touches, and then hang on the tree (or gift to someone to hang on their tree). I created three different versions: Forever in MY Heart; Forever in OUR Hearts; or one where you can put your own words.
Click here to download the FOREVER IN MY HEART angel
Click here to download the BLANK angel
Click here to download the FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS angel
Here are two examples of how the angel ornament can be personalized:
Although this isn’t the identical piece, here are three color options to consider:
Wishing you all a creative, colorful and connective Christmas.