By His Stripes We Are Healed – Calm Coloring

By His Stripes We Are Healed – Calm Coloring

I missed the boat.

Creative Tuesdays’ boat sailed without me.

So I’m on my own this sunny, Thursday morning.

Creative Tuesdays’ prompt didn’t have anything to do with boats.

Instead, the challenge was to draw striped socks. I had every intention of drawing striped socks. But as my pencil pressed down on paper I felt inspired to draw, not socks, but a quilt of stripes with a cross.

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I cried. I wept. I sobbed. Not because I was sad. Quite the opposite.

I was overwhelmed by Jesus’ sacrificial love for me. I tear up thinking about the nails driven into his hands and feet and about the blood He shed when He willingly carried my sins on an old rugged cross.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5, AMP).

“He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24 AMP).

I smiled. I was healed. I am calm.

Tracy
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P.S. If you would like to color this exclusive design, Sacrificial Stripes, just MESSAGE ME. And I’ll happily email you your very own high-resolution, printable coloring page. This inspiring design is not included in my upcoming book, Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love (Art & Soul Therapy for Kids-At-Heart).

3D mock-up created by Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape with heart. 

How You Can Help Mum Make a Difference in the Lives of Her Readers!

How You Can Help Mum Make a Difference in the Lives of Her Readers!
How You Can Help Mum Make a Difference in the Lives of Her Readers!

Hi, Folks!

It’s me again, Indy. Tracy Campbell’s fur baby!

INDY

I really need you to help me and Mum launch our faith-filled, inspirational coloring eBook for ages 9 to 99 designed to help readers (colorists) walk by faith, soar on wings of hope, and blossom with sunshiny love.

What’s In It For You?

  • You get a FREE copy of the eBook before it’s published.
  • You get a FREE copy of the Kindle version when it goes live on Amazon (includes a link to download a high-resolution, printable copy of the entire coloring book).
  • You get to read the book BEFORE the general public.

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3D eBook mock-ups created by Chris Graham, The Story Reading Ape with heart.

Mr. Ape did a fabulous job. Don’t you think?

Where was I? Oh, yes . . .

If this amazing opportunity sounds right for you, please CLICK HERE, and then sign up to receive your advance review copy.

Please help my mum make a difference in the lives of her readers.

Woof!

Indy

P.S. The deadline to sign up is Monday, May 9th at 9:00 p.m. (EST).

Tracy’s Fur Baby Has Revealing News

Tracy’s Fur Baby Has Revealing News
Tracy’s Fur Baby Has Revealing News

Hi, Folks!

It’s me, Indy. Tracy Campbell’s fur baby!

INDY

 

Mum has a very good reason as to why she’s been missing in action.

She’s been working like a mad woman getting ready to launch OUR faith-filled, inspirational coloring eBook, Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love (Art & Soul Therapy for Kids-at-Heart). Mum’s coloring eBook will appeal to ages 9 to 99.

Please take a gander at the cover I helped create. Okay, okay, mum designed the cover, and Chris Graham, The Story Reading Ape, created the 3D eBook mock-up.

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3D eBook Mock-up: Chris Graham, The Story Reading Ape with heart.

Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love (Art & Soul Therapy) will help readers (colorists) walk by faith, soar on wings of hope, and blossom with sunshiny love when they meditate, memorize and pray over Big Bible Blessings paired with 30 designs of inspiring whimsy.

That’s all I’ve got for today.

More details coming soon about . . . “How You Can Help Mum Make a Difference in the Lives of Her Readers!”

Woof!

 

Indy

P.S. Please share our post. Thank you! 🙂

WHAT BAKED GOODNESS IS RISING IN YOUR LIFE? – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

WHAT BAKED GOODNESS IS RISING IN YOUR LIFE? – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

Baked Goodness? My pulse quickened. Oh, my goodness. My palms broke into a sweat. I don’t bake.

Phew!

It’s a good thing Mr. Toast, our host, didn’t actually expect me to bake for Creative Tuesdays.

FYI: I only “bake” stove-top treats like gooey, Rice Krispy squares, and only once every few years. If you want the recipe I’m sure I can find it. 🙂

Mr. Toast also referred to a line from Sing a Song of Sixpence by Mother Goose,—“Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?”

The words “before the king” jumped out, making my brain whirl like a mixer.

I thought of my heavenly Father, the King of Kings, and how much goodness He’s poured into my life, and how my life continues to rise with baked goodness.

Specifically, things like my:

  • creative abilities,
  • great health,
  • awesome marriage,
  • wonderful parents,
  • supportive church family, and
  • encouraging blog and Facebook peeps.

All that goodness made my heart and hands whip up a cupcake . . .

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Baked with Love—Color a Pillow © Tracy Campbell

“God, your goodness reaches far above the skies.

You have done wonderful things. God, there is no one like you.” Psalm 71:19, ERV

How to Color a Pillow with Fabric Markers

Let’s get started!

  • Wash and dry your pillow (remove the pillow form before you begin).

Tip: Do not add fabric softener to the wash cycle.

  • Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the pillow.
  • Insert the cardboard into the pillow.
  • Pin the fabric in place to prevent shifting.
  • Color the pillow with fabric markers (available at your local craft store).

Tip: Keep the fabric tension tight as you color.

  • Once the marker has dried, insert your pillow form.

Viola . . . you’ve colored your very own pillow.

To order your very own two-sided pillow or a tote bag, visit my Fine Art Shop.

I can’t leave without mentioning Sherry Ellis’ blog post on how she (unknowingly) opened up her home to “bake goodness” with her son’s neighborhood friends. Please drop in and visit Sherry Ellis, a talented author, and blogger. She likes to bake. Oh, my goodness.

What “baked goodness” is rising in your life?

Happy Heart Hugs,

 

Tracy

 

P.S. Don’t forget to visit all the other inspiring art over at Creative Tuesdays’ blog.

P.P.S. If you order a pillow or a tote bag, please Message Me, and I’ll be sure to email you the printable coloring page Baked with Love. This will help you decide on what colors to use on your pillow or tote bag.

I WAS KISSED BY AN ANGEL

I WAS KISSED BY AN ANGEL

I really was kissed by an angel.

The angel’s name is Christopher.

He’s a young man dealing with a devastating genetic condition called Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Christopher emailed (with help from his mom, Robyn) a photo of the coloring page he colored up so beautifully.

Robyn said, “Christopher wants me to send you the coloring page he did. He worked on it like he was a famous painter.”

Colored by Christopher - Believe, Create, Achieve

Colored by Christopher – Believe, Create, Achieve

Does the coloring page look familiar?

Christopher found time to download and color in my free coloring page Believe, Create, Achieve. He will be a famous painter one day.

I wrote back.

“Hi Christopher,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to create your masterpiece, and for sending it to me. The colors you used are beautiful and wonderful! I love your creative spirit. I am grinning from ear-to-ear.

Keep At It!

Believe, Create, Achieve!

‘I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13 (MEV)

P.S. I hope you’ll memorize this Bible verse too, Christopher. It will help you when days are tough.

Thank you, again!”

Robyn sent a second message.

“Oh, Tracy, I wish you could know what your email did for him. I am under strict orders to print out your email. 🙂 He is memorizing the Bible verse too. You really sent his spirits into high gear. THANK YOU. He plans on framing it and putting it on the wall in his room.”

The comments that follow are a surprise for Christopher.

Hi Christopher,

I have included the photo of your wonderful and colorful masterpiece on my blog. And I’ve also included your coloring page in my Mindful Masterpiece Gallery where it will hang for all to see.

After you sent me your coloring page and your wonderful notes, I felt like I was floating on a cloud.

I can’t wait to see the honey bear coloring page too.

Christopher, thank you for being so thoughtful and kind.

Happy Heart Hugs,

Miss Tracy

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I recently purchased Kissed by an Angel. It’s an anthology compiled by Robyn Campbell. The talented cast of storytellers includes Robyn Campbell, Yvette Carol, Catherine Johnson, Lynn Kelley, Vivian Kirkfield, Ellen Leventhal, Suzy Levinson, Hope Lim, Theresa Milstein, Cheryl Secomb, and Erik Weibel.

KISSED BY AN ANGEL - ROBYN CAMPBELL

“The Kissed by an Angel anthology includes 10 stories and one poem featuring children who are gifted or have special powers. Some are ordinary people, others are extraordinary, and several aren’t what they seem to be. Read on and be enchanted. Wander with us onto a magical island ship, uncover an amazing secret, and solve a very fishy mystery. Discover a World War II codebreaker, captivating garden, time machine, undercover agents, bug master, plus more. And meet a special boy who was kissed by an angel. This anthology benefits the Sturge-Weber Foundation. Children who have Sturge-Weber are born with a port wine birthmark, which varies in color and size, and stays with them their whole lives. “You were kissed by an angel” is how author Robyn Campbell explained to her son Christopher, who suffers from Sturge-Weber syndrome, about his tell-tale birthmark. He is the creative genius who helped choose some of the names of the characters, and he is our inspiration.”

I can’t help but share a few lines from the first short story about (as told by) Christopher, and written by his mom, Robyn Campbell. (We’re not related, wish we were). Grin

Christopher was eleven-years-old and in 6th grade at the time.

The next few lines (not in their proper order) provide a description of the genetic condition Christopher deals with and gives you a glimpse into the heart of this extraordinary young man.

(Christopher, talking to his mom.)

Tell the story about an angel kissing me before I was born. Please. I don’t understand why some people laugh at me. Why others think I have germs. I just wanted to explain to them about my reddish, purple birthmark that covers most of my body.

(Moms response.)

She pulls me close. “Before you were born, an angel kissed you and left her mark. The angel wanted everyone to know how special you are.” She hugs my neck. “That way, you could always brighten everyone’s day.”

(Christopher, later in the story.)

I notice an older man sitting on a bench as I walk through the hallway. I wait to see if my face scares him. He gives me a thin smile. His eyes are sad. I take a chance and sit next to him. “How are you, sir?”

“Not too good. My wife had a seizure. It never happened to her before. They’re testing her now.”

“It might not be as bad as you think.” I tell him the story of my life and how this will be okay for them. That he should tell jokes to make her smile.

When I finish, he pats my shoulder. “Thank you for sharing. You’re an extraordinary kid.”

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I ask that you consider purchasing this anthology of short stories. The eBook will cost you less than two cups of coffee. And ALL proceeds go to the Sturge-Weber Foundation, and will help fund research for Christopher, and others, who suffer from this devastating genetic condition. The eBook and print copy are available on Amazon.com.

After receiving Christopher’s coloring page, reading his delightful emails, and then reading his story, I’m sure you can understand why I knew “I was kissed by an angel”.

Please address your comments to Christopher. I know he will appreciate them.

Happy Heart Hugs,

Tracy

P.S. To download the free coloring page, click the highlighted title Believe, Create, Achieve.

P.P.S. Visit Robyn Campbell’s blog. She’s an amazing mom to six children, and a talented children’s writer and poet.

I WAS KISSED BY AN ANGEL first appeared on Tracy Campbell’s blog.