Hope for the hopeless – plus: adult coloring book giveaway and pre-sale perks!

colored hope{giveaway is at the bottom following today’s post on Hope}

So it goes with any who forget God. The hope of the godless soon withers and dies. Job 8:13

The news came swiftly, and after the fact. Suicide. He was only twenty-four, maybe twenty-five. How could one so young lose every last shred of hope in his life, so that leaving it seems like the only remaining option.

Hope

It is what keeps us going in this life. Hope for happiness. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for a prosperous future. But our youth today seem to have lost sight of it. Why? I believe that it is as Job says: the hope of the godless withers and dies…and so with it the hope of life and a future.

I have had these conversations with my oldest son. He’s going through a season right now where he is questioning everything. God. Truth. Life. Purpose. Religion seems to him to be a manmade entity.  He can’t conceive the purpose of it other than to pass judgement and gather money. Most of the young feel this way, I have discovered, even the churched. They have been raised in the rituals and patterns of a religion that hasn’t shown them how to make it their own. Or maybe it has, and until they venture out and discover the darkness that really resides out there…they just don’t get it. Maybe both, but it seems to be running rampant these days.  We can see it by the numbers of young deaths by their own hands…lost hope.

Our verse here today gives us a pretty vivid picture as to why. So it goes with any who forget God.

Have our youth forgotten God? Forgotten the why’s of life, the purpose to which they were born? The hope that is there for them to grasp in their hands, to take hold of and make it their own?

Yes. I fear that it is true, most heartily.

But there is hope…

It can be found if it is searched for, and then believed. God promises that if we search for Him with all of our hearts, we will find him. He desires for us to find Him…to seek Him. I believe he uses the intricacies of our personalities to reveal himself.  He knows us best, and what it will take to reach us. But he won’t force Himself on us.  We have to desire it.  We have to look for the hope that is God.

He is the one that can calm our fears

He is the one who can bring us peace

He is the one who will give purpose to our lives

Won’t you look for Him? Look for the hope that you may be missing today?

31 days cover*On July 29th, my first adult coloring book, “31 days of coloring hope” will be available on Amazon. Woot! Que the streamers! This is an adult coloring book, suitable for crayons, colored pencils and light wash watercolor pencils. Each picture features a word of HOPE for you to color. On the other side of the picture are words of encouragement and a corresponding scripture for going deeper. Meditate on the words, color in the images, and share the pages with someone who needs a word of hope!

For the next week I will be offering a pre-order opportunity for our readers here and on my author website, www.lisaevola.com. (July 8th – July 15th) As well as a coloring book giveaway for today! Leave a comment below anytime during this presale week to be entered into the giveaway. The winner will be announced next Friday, July 15th.

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(the payment page will show ATC Embroidery as the seller…that is me 🙂

And here are the presale opportunities:

    • colored hopeThe first 31 orders will receive one of the pages from the book, printed on heavy cardstock and colored in personally by me with my favorite watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense. These are frame-able pieces of watercolor art created from the original drawings for the book. There are only 31 colored pieces, so hurry to take advantage of this giveaway.


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    • 8x10 limited edition print for 31 days presalePurchase 5 books and you will receive an 8×10 limited edition coloring page that was created by me specifically for this giveaway. These are signed by the artist (me 🙂 and printed on heavy cardstock. The coloring book makes a great gift for those you love, or someone who needs a word of hope. This giveaway is limited to 50 pieces for this edition.


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    • Purchase 15 books and you will receive the 8×10 limited edition coloring page and also a 6 pack of my favorite watercolor pencils – Derwent Inktense. These have an amazing quality to them, that I have yet to find an equal! They go on smooth and creamy, and when a brushstroke of water is added, it turns to a vibrant inky wash that is just beautiful. I haven’t used anything else since discovering these!


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    • Purchase 25 books and you will receive the 8×10 limited edition coloring page and also a 12 piece tin of my favorite watercolor pencils – Derwent Inktense (see description above). You could do a month of coloring with your book club or bible study group.


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  • Purchase 50 books and you will receive the 8×10 limited edition coloring page and also a 24 piece tin of my favorite watercolor pencils – Derwent Inktense (see description above) 50 books would be a great addition to your women’s group, or a nice giveaway for your church volunteers.


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(the payment page will show ATC Embroidery as the seller...that is me :)
31 days sampling{here are a few of the other coloring pages - 31 word pictures in all}

Finding hope is so vital to our daily lives. Even when our circumstances don’t encourage this, God is there to impart hope to those who seek Him and recognize His presence.

Encourage others

Encourage yourself

Bring HOPE to a dying world.

In His Love,

Lisa

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