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God’s Funny Bone

Posted on June 17, 2013 in

by Linda Clare Does God have a sense of humor? If you ever saw me dancing in Zumba class, you’d know the Lord most certainly has built laughter into His creation. Yet we tend to take ourselves so seriously. We’re constantly st…

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Is There a Hero in the House?

Posted on June 16, 2013 in

by James Merritt When I was a child, I always wanted to be Superman. I even had a blue-and-red costume with the iconic “S” on the front that made me feel as if I could bend metal bars and see through walls. My mother often wor…

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Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, and Plenty of Water

Posted on June 15, 2013 in

“Above all else, guard your heart” (Proverbs 4:23 NIV). The medical community is more informed about the dangers of sun damage, heat stroke, dehydration, and bug bites than even a few years ago. The flip-sides of summe…

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Every Quilt Has a Story

Posted on June 14, 2013 in

In my family, quilts are a big deal. Graduations, baby births, and pure love. I’ve been sharing the quilt made for my youngest son as I travel around the country, giving talks, doing book signings for A Healing Heart, and s…

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Best Laid Plans

Posted on June 13, 2013 in

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3 NIV) Several years ago, we booked a summer cruise to celebrate our daughter’s graduation from high school. The family would spend seven da…

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The Quilt of Best Intentions

Posted on June 12, 2013 in

My latest book is called Pieces of the Heart. It’s part of the Abingdon Press Quilts of Love Books series. The main theme of the series is that “every quilt has a story.” Well I’m here to tell you that the quilt on my cove…

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Shifting Sands

Posted on June 11, 2013 in

“But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it …

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Happy Food!

Posted on June 10, 2013 in

“There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel!” (I Chronicles 12:40 NIV, abridged). Summer is the time for picnics and swimsuits. For some, t…

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