Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coloring Mandalas Around the Web

The girls in my spiritual journaling workshop at Phyo CYF this year really got into coloring the mandalas I'd printed out for them. There was even a request for ways to get more. And since I Phyo love the kids from Phyo, I feel compelled to comply. :-) Therefore, forthwith, here's a small gathering from Shala at Don't Eat the Paste. She is just wonderfully creative and talented and I love snagging stuff from her blog. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across a link to this post today...Yep, mandalas. And they are gorgeous!

And here are some more from Shala:

With snails!

Stars and Strips:

A couple of Valentine-themed ones:

Okay, that's it for now. I'm sure there are more floating around on her blog, but my computer decided to get all security-paranoid on me when I kept clicking to new links. Grrrrrrr..... I'll get to it again later. In the meantime, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Off to Camp

I’m at PHYO Christian Youth Fellowship Conference this week, where I’m teaching a daily class called the Will of God AND leading a workshop on spiritual journaling. CYF Conference is essentially the teen camp for youth in the Disciples of Christ denomination. So far it’s been a great week and I have every reason o believe that it will continue to be so. I mean, that’s pretty much how it’s been the past two years. (Last year was horrifically hot.)

So, what exactly does a CYF counselor take to camp for a week? You should have seen my van after we packed for my drive up. As you can see, there’s quite a bit on my list and not everything is actually written down – if you can believe it.  Fortunately I didn’t have any kids with me on the ride up and I’ll only have one on the way home. The kids totally need to make sure they put a good dent in all those snacks I brought so I can back stuff in those spaces on the way home. ;-)