Did you know National Good Neighbor Day is right around the corner? Formerly celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September, it is now observed on September 28 every year.
Do you have a good relationship with your neighbors? If so, thank God for that fact. If not, then pray that He would help you live at peace with those around you.
Jesus says we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves. (Matthew 22:39) And His definition of neighbor extends far beyond the people in the houses on either side of us. (Luke 10:29-37)
This week’s good neighbor coloring page takes this as its theme. It features Proverbs 27:10. “Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.”
Would your neighbors consider you better than a brother? What can you do to improve your reputation with those who live near you? Make a list of the qualities you’d like in a neighbor, and work on developing those yourself.
We’ve been blessed with a lot of wonderful neighbors. Many of them are internationals. I wish I could offer these coloring pages in all their native tongues, but I’m afraid the only other language currently available is Spanish.
More to Color
If you like to color, then come back again next week. I post a new coloring page every Sunday. Or you can look here to download any of the designs I’ve published in the past.
If you’d prefer a bound collection, check out my Color the Word series. These richly-detailed, Scripture-based coloring books were designed with grown-ups in mind, but can be enjoyed by all ages. They’re even available in Spanish!
For those who enjoy journaling as well as coloring, my devotional journals offer the best of both worlds.
Ideas for using these coloring pages
- If your younger children have a hard time sitting still through church, let them color these Scriptures during the Sunday sermon (older kids might rather take notes with this printable)
- My children and I enjoy coloring these sheets together while my husband reads aloud to us in the evening. (For a special treat, I let them use my Prismacolor pencils.)
- I give them to my children during school time so they can color at the table while I work with their older siblings, and vice versa. (Since each of them has their own devotional journal, I’ll sometimes just assign pages out of that for them to fill in or color — that way, they get some handwriting practice, too!)
- I do one of several things with the pages once they’ve finished coloring them (and none of them wind up on our refrigerator): Sometimes we send them in letters to penpals. I might glue one into a child’s scrapbook or tack it on his bulletin board. Our littlest guys have even been known to frame them as a creative arts entry for the State Fair — there’s nothing like winning a ribbon and cash premium to motivate them to do their best job coloring future pages!
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