Cover Reveal: A Creative Coloring Prayer Journal

Cover Reveal: A Creative Coloring Prayer Journal

Hi, Folks!

It’s me, Indy. Do you remember me?

I’m Tracy Campbell’s adorable fur baby!

My mum’s missing in action, again!

She has two good excuses though.

First Excuse

She asked me to manage her blog, but I dropped the ball. My round-the-clock naps keep getting in the way.

Second Excuse

My mum’s been working on her second book. If you ask me, it’s taken far too long.

Anyway, today, I’m here to help Mum.

* * *

“Mum, are you ready to reveal the book cover yet?”

“No Indy! I’m not ready.”

“You always say you’re not ready. Let’s face it, Mum. You need help.”

“I do need help. All authors need help with book promotion.”

“I mean no disrespect, but we’re not promoting the book today! I’m just here to help you reveal the cover.”

* * *

Yawn. 

Before I fall asleep, please cast your gaze on my mum’s front cover.

Front Cover Created by Mum

Mum told me that Talk with God Color Your Day is a creative coloring prayer journaling tool designed to enhance your quiet time with God through guided prompts that will have you leaving trails of joyful jots, praiseworthy thoughts, heavenly expectations, heartfelt reflections, and inspired ideas on charming, lightly-lined notepaper.

Inside, A Calm Coloring Prayer Journal, you’ll discover:

  • inspiring guided prompts
  • charming, lightly-lined notepaper to journal your talks with God
  • plenty of space to share pressing health, financial, and relationship problems
  • lots of room to list 90 blessings
  • oodles of scripture to memorize
  • 100 easy-to-color decorative pages

 

 

Oops.

I’ve shared too much. Too late now. Please take a look at the back cover too.

Back Cover Created by Mum Too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mum refuses to share her publishing date with me. However, I overheard her whispering in my pop’s ear that her creative coloring prayer journal is on its way.

I’ll also tell you that Talk with God Color Your Day: A Calm Coloring Prayer Journal is the interactive softcover journal that will provide Art & Soul Therapy for Your Heart.

Gotta run. It’s nap time.

Woof!

P.S. I do hope you’ll share my mum’s cover on social media. Mum and I would really appreciate your support.

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Do Small Things with Great Love

Do Small Things with Great Love
Do Small Things with Great Love

I could not stop staring at the hand-painted design on the manilla envelope.

Who sent this beautiful package? 

My gaze zeroed in on the return address.

Lori-Anne?! Our paths haven’t crossed in quite a while.

I peeled the envelope flap back and pulled out the contents.

My jaw dropped.

I pressed the hand-painted journal against my chest.

Notepaper floated out of the journal like gossamer-winged angels.

I picked up the hand-written notes off of my lap.

Tracy,

I hope you don’t mind that I’ve taken creative liberty with one of your designs . . . Just for You.

You have been popping into my thoughts. For me, this usually means that person needs something . . . 

Maybe just a note, a smile or some little thing that tells them they are being thought of. 

Please accept this gift in the spirit of a Random Act of Kindness. On this snowy, grey day, I hope it brings you Joy.

May this new year be filled with more joyful surprise, adventure and wonder-filled days.Be excited for all the good things to come.

Love Lori-Anne

Tears streamed down my face and then turned into sobs of gob-smacked joy.

* * *

A year has passed since I received this “Random Act of Kindness”. And as I write this post, tears freely flow and my heart still bursts with gob-smacked joy!

Lori-Anne also painted a matching pen. A pen I use in my precious journal where I record encouraging notes others have sent me, inspiring quotes, my art and book ideas, Big Bible Blessings, and prayers of gratitude.

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Lori-Anne, if you’re reading this, thank you for breathing new life into my coloring page, Plant Seeds of Love. I don’t know your belief system, but what I do know is that my heavenly Father used you in a mighty way. And I say this with confidence because the Big Bible Blessing that accompanied that coloring page read:

“I am with you and will help you. People will till your soil and plant seeds in you” (Ezekiel 36:9 ERV).

You definitely tilled my soil and planted seeds of love. Thank you, again, for the hours I know you spent on hand-painting the envelope, the pen, and the journal. And thank you so much for sharing your heart of love with me. You’re a gossamer-winged angel.

* * *

I met Lori-Anne many years ago at a craft show. In fact, the very first journal I ever bought was a Lori-Anne original.I do hope you’ll take time to follow Lori-Anne’s Facebook Shop, A Simpler Time.

Blessings of Love,

 

Tracy

P.S. Check out the coloring page “Plant Seeds of Love” in my inspirational coloring book, Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love (Art & Soul Therapy for Kids-At-Heart).

P.P.S. HAPPY 86TH BIRTHDAY, DAD!

This post first appeared on Tracy Campbell’s blog.

My Life Almost Ended Friday Morning

My Life Almost Ended Friday Morning
My Life Almost Ended Friday Morning

I stumbled out of bed, grabbed a plastic bag from the kitchen, and darted to the bathroom.

The bathroom walls appeared to whirl faster than a whirl-a-gig.

I cried out, “Jesus, help me!”


Why does my cheek hurt? What am I doing on the floor?

I raised my head. The bag was still in my right hand.

My stomach hurled Thursday night’s dinner, missing the bag completely.

I sopped up the stinking mess.

I lowered my head. The coolness of the ceramic tile against my sore cheek felt good.

Minutes later, I gripped the counter, pulled myself up, and stared in the mirror.

I touched my left cheek bone, and then my chin.

Ouch.

I stared down at the bruising appearing on my right knuckle, and my kneecap.

Ouch, my shoulder hurts.

An instant later, I realized how fragile my life was.

Thank you, Lord, for sparing my life. I could have smashed my head on the bathtub.

I had an ah-ha moment. If my life had ended today, I’d be partying with Jesus in heaven (I had asked Jesus Christ into my heart, a long time ago).

The next morning, I admit, I felt distressed because my hubby had been at work. I was alone, except for my fur baby.

Then, I read John 16:33 . . .

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]

 

This verse also reminded me to be courageous, confident, undaunted, and be filled with joy, in spite of life’s circumstances.


Today, the Lord brought to my attention, Isaiah 43:16a . . .

This is what the Lord says,
He who makes a way through the sea
And a path through the mighty waters,
 “Do not remember the former things,
Or ponder the things of the past.”

Okay, Lord. I’ll gladly forget Friday.

I kept reading,

“Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even put a road in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.”

Reflections of My Heart

Dear heavenly Father,

I marvel at your goodness and grace in my life. You are truly Awesome.

Thank you for the promise to do a new thing in my life. And that I get a do-over. A fresh start. Yay!

Help me not waste precious time this year.

Help me to hold on to my faith, to rely on You, and to just keep moving ahead with my art and writing, especially on days that are just plain hard.

Thank you that You are the God of Peace, the source of my serenity and spiritual well-being.

Again, thank you, for sparing my life.

In Jesus’ Precious Name, Amen.

That about wraps up my year.

With only a few hours before I ring in the New Year with my hubby, my prayer for you is that . . .

God Will Fill You Up With Peace and Serenity in 2018.  

Happy New Year!

 

Tracy

P.S. If you’d like to know more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I’d love to chat. Just Message Me.

 

This post first appeared on Tracy Campbell’s blog, December 31, 2017.

Artwork created by Tracy Campbell.

Merry Christmas, Jesus

Merry Christmas, Jesus

16 So they went in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the Baby as He lay in the manger. 17 And when they had seen this, they made known what had been told them about this Child, 18 and all who heard it were astounded and wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them.

Luke 2:16-20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

What 7 Things Make CANADA Unique?

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