Sunday, December 9, 2018

Dolly's Coat of Many Colors Reminds Us To Be Kind

I remember singing along with Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors song when I was a teenager! It's a great country song that Dolly wrote about a coat her mama made for her out of a box of rags someone gave them. She was so proud of that coat; however, when she wore it to school, the other children laughed at her. Dolly couldn't understand why they were making fun of her because she felt so very rich in the coat that her mama had sewed with love.

A patchwork coat made from washi tape and some of the words from Dolly's song were the perfect illustration for the scripture in Ephesians 4:33 that reminds us to:

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave us.

In recent years, Dolly's story has been turned into a children's picture storybook and a movie. The book is wonderfully illustrated and is a great way to remind young children to be kind to one another. The movie shares this story as well as the story of the baby Dolly's mother lost when Dolly was a young girl. It's a beautiful feel-good story with lots of lessons about faith and family and love. The actress that plays Dolly is adorable and does such a fabulous job. We enjoy watching this movie, along with Dolly's Christmas of Many Colors, around this time each year. I highly recommend the book and both movies!


Do you remember this song? (You can hear Dolly sing it HERE.) Have you read this book or watched these movies? Please share your thoughts in the comments.


  1. Thanks for sharing the link to the song. I've not read any of her books & only on Friday did I hear Dolly's name mentioned - she apparently was questioning (with a laugh) that Jennifer Aniston had named her dog Dolly after Dolly Parton. :)

  2. I love Dolly, I've not seen the book or the movie but have now listened to the song.

    Dolly comes to mind about this time of year as she appears on so many songs in my Christmas playlist!


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