So simple and perfect to engage through the process of this Holy Moment with as much or as little effort during Lent as possible. I appreciate the moments I am able to sit and color, read, reflect, and find connection with myself and God, while my kids are also coloring their own things. It has given us a great family moment.
I just printed this and sat down with my youngest to explore and color. In such a short amount of time, it has explained a timeline of celebration and given us the time to talk about how Jesus's ministry was three years, that a lot happened in those years, and more. I highly recommend it. Also, coloring is always good for every mind and developmental age for dexterity and fine-motor skills.
This is an incredible resource that includes a diverse collection of art, poetry, music...all connected to scripture and the church calendar. I have already thought of several people I plan to gift with this inspiring volume.
I use this daily. Much like a rubbing stone, it has come into my hands as a way to calm myself, find patience, seek love for my kids and really just restructure my behaviors and anxieties. I have 4-5 around the house and I keep one in my purse. My kids also use them when they are struggling.
The ability to reach out and touch something, hold something, aids in refocusing and breathing deeply.
I leave this little cross in my pocket, and it helps me to refocus my day. Any time I slip my hand in my pocket, I am reminded to recenter my thoughts and actions on God. It is small enough to fit in your pocket and the shape and smoothness makes it easy to hold.
I love using this cross as a fidget tool when having conversations with young people who engage so much better when their hands are busy. It is beautifully carved and I love the faint scent of olive.
I wasn't expecting much, it's just a wooden cross, but I thought it would be neat to place on a side table as a sort of curiosity. But I found that sometimes when I am especially worried or contemplative, I enjoy picking it up to hold and touch while I'm praying. I can fidget with it as I form my prayer and it provides a sense of comfort that as I am turning it over in my hands, I am literally turning it over to god with my prayer, and that he understands my worry and participates in the solution with me. One of those purchases you love way more than you knew you needed. Yay!!