Welcome to Coloring Life Beautiful, the place where I play and create with words in an attempt to illustrate for you the beauty of my life with Jesus.
He’s taken my pain, shame, guilt, and sorrow and re-colored them through the redemption of His shed blood for me.
It’s a continually written story, always being re-colored, day by day. But thankfully, His mercies are new every morning, and He stays faithful to the promise of each day’s sunrise.
There’s so much to share about coloring life beautiful…about healing…and about becoming in the overcoming.
I pray the words here will bring you hope.
Jesus is real. Hope is real.
Beauty is God’s handwriting. The handwriting of Love in your story and mine.
Let’s read some of it together, shall we?
The most important thing for you to know about me is this: I love to color…outside the lines.
I drive a minivan and wear sensible shoes…most of the time. But my husband calls me ”lead-foot Linda” and I love red shoes and race cars!
A transplanted Maine native (and diehard Red Sox fan), I have also lived in Vienna, Austria where I fulfilled a life-long dream to sing like Julie Andrews on a mountainside outside of Salzburg.
And as unlikely as it may seem, I have a cache of trophies from my younger (much younger) years as a professional rally car co-driver.
Despite that adventure, most of my life I was a black, brown and boring shoe girl. God changed all that the day the store clerk opened a shoe box with THE red shoes in them. From that day on, God’s been teaching me how:
a courageous faith = a colorful life.
My red shoes started me on the journey toward a courageous faith, but it took a devastating work injury, 3+ years of chronic pain and disability, and almost dying for me to realize how far I still had to go.
I discovered that sometimes life becomes the most beautiful when it seems the darkest and most colorless…
Only God can color life beautiful then.
Today, I’m embracing my imperfections and a child-like faith that gives me permission to color outside the lines, to play, and to see beauty in life even in the midst of darkness.
I’m coloring life beautiful…won’t you join me?
I read God’s handwriting of beauty in art, poetry, nature, writing, humor, music, and people at Beautyminute.net
You can also read my past posts on my previous blog, Sunny Side Up (notscrambled)
More about me:
As a writer, I’ve authored Bible studies and women’s ministry resources with Group Publishing since 2005. I’ve published articles in national ministry magazines and blogs, and led national small group and volunteer ministry training workshops, women’s retreats, and women’s ministry training.
For freelance writing or speaking information please contact me by email at LindaWCrawford@gmail.com
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