Coloring time with Big and Little Coloring Devotional

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As we all adjust to me working full time at the hotel, there is a wide variety of emotions brewing at our house. Over the summer I was working 24/7. I was home, but I wasn’t present. Timmy began hating my phone and would tell me to put it down any time he saw me with it. He began hating the computer. I had also hit a wall and was burned out. Something had to give. I needed the ability to go to work and leave it when I left.

Now that I am working at the hotel I am able to come home and be home. It’s wonderful and I love it. However, I am still finding it difficult to come home and be present. After cleaning hotel rooms, folding laundry and smiling continually to come up with cheerful problem-solving solutions. Some days the last thing I want to do is go home, smile and continually cheerfully problem-solving.

I want to go home destress, veg out on the couch and watch Heartland for the rest of the night. Mark tries to help out as much as his Lyme will let him. Everyday tasks to him feel like he has weights dragging him down as he attempts to complete them. Thus grocery shopping, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, meal planning, the bulk of our life falls to me.

Our situation has caused me to be present in my own life. To make sure I am getting enough sleep and I am eating as well as possible to keep up my energy. I have also begun to pray and look for ways I can be present and interact with our kids beyond watching tv. Even on days when I would rather not be immediately present when I walk through the door. Instead, I want to go in our room, fall on the bed and cry for a few minutes. Oh, yeah, I already do this. It’s real life after a long day at the office. It’s reality as I debrief a long, stressful day.

All four of our kids love to color. Now that winter is upon us and darkness is falling sooner in our neck of the woods. We make hot chocolate, read our favorite classics or dive into a new book. We play games and color. The big kids love the adult coloring books with the more complicated designs.

I recently found a coloring book that is allowing me to color with the kids and share God’s truth with them at the same time. It’s called The Big and Little Coloring Devotional by B&H Publishing Company. The pictures are beautiful and the message on each page hopeful.

There is also a wide range of coloring difficulty. Some pages have smaller more intricate lines while others have enough space to fit a matchbox car in between the lines. Which means less frustration from the kids, more coloring, and conversations. It’s a win/win!

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My rebel heart loves Jesus. It has been a journey learning about his love for me, but he continues to fight for me and has won my heart. I am learning to love and respect my husband Mark. After four years of being a mommy I fell in love with the role God had given me and I am now a passionate homeschool, stay at home mom. I love outdoor adventures with my family and our husky Skye. I love creating delicious physically and emotionally satisfying meals. I love walking life's hard road with those around me. I want to be a friend to the friendless and be a beacon of light and hope to the weary.

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