The young mom coos at her six-month-old child as she reaches to rub noses with her baby girl. The child releases a gleeful sound of delight. The love between the two wafts across the room. I inhale deeply. Then remember where I am.
My 3-year-old friend, Emory, often asks her mom, “What does this mean?” when they color together. Her mom, Meagan, explains, “This verse means God loves you very, very much.”
Moms and dads spending time with kids.
Grandparents coloring with grandchildren.
Teenagers creating their own artwork.
Christian schools stocking their classrooms.
Bible studies enjoying creativity together.
Coloring is like working on a puzzle together in that it provides an activity that fosters conversation and connection. Rather than talking about cartoon characters, through the Live Loved: An Adult Coloring Book families and friends reflect on Scripture. Teenagers are committing passages to memory.
Over the last two years, I’ve been thrilled to host Writers Boot Camp with an amazing team. The first three events sold out in 48 hours. If you want to get on the wait list or be alerted if we host another, click here.
One of the biggest thrills is seeing people who have been through bootcamp release books implement the strategies we teach.
Technology has turned the way we communicate upside down. Inboxes and text screen overflow. Sometimes emails become more of a bane than blessing. The email with the 124 pictures of cats was adorbs the first time, but somehow less endearing the 54th time you received it.
What if you reached out to someone the old-fashioned way using an aptly worded greeting card?
Who in your life can you reach out to today and speak words of hope and life and encouragement?
Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage. Click the image to learn more.
Margaret, Leif, and Hershey are traveling all across the country this year. Check out the speaking schedule to see when they visit a city near you.