Originally published Thursday, 30 March 2017.

He had me close my eyes and walk into the bedroom. “I have a gift for you. Keep your eyes closed.” I feel my way into the room, fingers extended, and then sit up on the edge of the bed.

“Keep your eyes closed. Listen to me describe it first. This is what I want to tell you.”

“Hear. Write. Speak. The book press is a reminder of the writing work you do together with God–and the importance of it, in His mind. He made you to write–to make physical books and digital goods. And He wants you to know how proud He is of your writing and how happy it makes Him to work alongside you.”

My chest tightens, tears filling my closed eyes.

“Now open them.”

Before me is a book press–black iron, heavy plates. Copies of Breathing Eden pressed in between. These are the words God and I wrote together. The stories He showed me. My attempt to write down the pictures I saw in my mind.

Hosanna Revival and Breathing Eden

Hosanna Revival and Breathing Eden

Of this woman. And this woman. Their faces, their hands. Their voices, their prayers.

I did my best, one word at a time, to describe what I saw, to transcribe what I heard them say.

The conversations, though, are just the jumping off place for us, the readers. The conversations are the beginning of our invitation. I pray the conversations in between these women and God make us hungry for light, fresh air, and new things in our own lives.

We know there are conversations God wants to have with us, right now.

Isn’t that awesome?

Breathing Eden coloring page prizes.

The birthday celebration prizes.

This Tuesday, it will be six months since the release of Breathing Eden: Conversations with God on Light, Fresh Air, and New Things. (Did you see the new page that tells all about it?) And I want to celebrate this with you! So, I have teamed up with the beautiful and amazing Katie, the founder and artist of Hosanna Revival. Just for us, she created a beautiful, hand-painted journaling Bible, personalized for a Breathing Eden sister.

Isn’t the Bible designed by Hosanna Revival gorgeous?

I am so excited to give away this Bible, along with other prizes–autographed copies of Breathing Eden (to keep or give away!), and two eight by ten canvases designed by the stunning Portland artist, Rachel Jacobson.

So how do you win these awesome prizes? Well, here is the scoop:

In celebration of light and fresh air and new things, we are having a coloring page contest where you get to show off your beautiful designs over on Instagram! To enter the contest is simple. Here is what you need to do:

To participate in the contest, participants must do the following:

    1. Download the coloring page from my blog right here. (This silhouette is from the amazing cover art of Breathing Edenby Connie Gabbert.) Then print it out and color it, paint it, collage it, tweak it, fancy-it-up, any way you want! Show off your light, fresh air, and new things!
    2. Post, on your own Instagram account, a photo of the coloring page you made your own.
    3. Tag your photo: #iamBreathingEden & @jenniferjcamp

That’s it!

Post and share extra photos of your page(s) on Facebook for additional entries. (You can decorate more than one page and enter more than once!) Just be sure to use the hashtag #iamBreathingEden each time so I will see it!

The winner(s) will be chosen randomly, at midnight, April 6, PST and announced on my blog and on social media on Thursday morning, April 7. Tell your friends!

And here are the prizes!

  • One Grand prize:
    • Personalized Breathing Eden inspired Bible, handmade by artist Hosanna Revival
    • Two autographed copies of Breathing Eden
    • One “There Is So Much More Than This Moment,” Breathing Eden 8 x 10 canvas by artist Rachel Jacobson.
  • First Prize:
    • Two autographed copies of Breathing Eden
    • One “There Is So Much More Than This Moment,” Breathing Eden 8x 10 canvas by artist Rachel Jacobson.
  • Second Prize:
    • One autographed copy of Breathing Eden

So, what are you waiting for? Download your page and get started! Have fun! I can’t wait to see what you post!

I love how we get to breathe Eden together.

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Hosanna Revival and Breathing Eden

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