When life seems out-of-control, color it.  Now and again, quiet time with a box of Crayola Crayons resets the stress level.  As I choose a soothing shade to apply to a cheerful retro outline, perspective  returns with every smooth stroke on pulpy paper. 

I preface quiet time with prayer, giving substance to color.  It is God who determined shapes & colors to begin with, after all…  I’m seeking to color within the lines He determined.  That is the true and only way to realign my insignificant universe within His. 

It is really that simple, as simple as the nostalgic memories that return on a whiff of the clean waxy fragrance of a new Crayon.  It smells of grade school, when my world and all its problems were much smaller.  But then, it’s all relative.  No problem is too big or too small for the Creator. 

Like a tender teacher, He looks over my shoulder and speaks in a still small voice within.  “Try this color.  Take your time and stay inside the lines.”


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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2 Responses to CRAYON THERAPY

  1. Very descriptive! I felt like I was there!

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