Coloring Pages. One of the groups I am on in Facebook has a coloring sheet for each week. I believe there are ten left of this sixteen week creative project. Coloring isn't always super-relaxing, but, it is super-humbling. It involves a certain amount of risk: what if I color outside the lines, what if my colors bleed into one another, what if my colors clash horribly, what if I mistake a flower leaf for a flower petal. It involves a certain amount of commitment. Even if I color outside the lines, I will finish the picture. Even if my colors bleed into one another--yellow has a way of doing this with the black edges--I will finish the picture. Even if my colors clash horribly, even if I regret that color choice, I will finish the picture. Even if I make a mistake and misidentify what something is, I will finish the picture. It does not have to be perfect. It does not have to be just so. It can just be. Flaws are not to be brooded over and pointed out.
Reading the Bible chronologically. I finished the NLT Beyond Suffering Bible on May 31. My summer goal will be to read the Bible chronologically. I have several Bibles that I could choose to read. I have a Daily Chronological Bible in the King James Version, the HCSB version, the NKJV, and the NIV. The newest one to come into my hands is the KJV Daily Chronological Bible. Lifeway is/was giving away free paperbacks this week in June. (4th through 9th). I will probably, probably, probably go with the KJV.
Tackling three books from my TBR Reading Pile challenge. My remaining nine choices are:
_ 4. Dear and Glorious Physician. Taylor Caldwell. 1958.
_ 5. Great Lion of God. Taylor Caldwell. 1970.
_ 6. Heaven by Randy Alcorn. 2004.
_ 7. The Joyful Christian. C.S. Lewis. 1977.
_ 8. God's Word Alone by Matthew Barrett. 2016.
_ 10. God's Glory Alone. David VanDrunen. 2015.
_ 12. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
_ 13. John Newton by Jonathan Aitken
_ 14. Living Insights Study Bible, NIV (1984)
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible