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Are You Limiting God?

Posted on June 20, 2013 in

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). Way back when I was a child, my dream was to grow …

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Floating

Posted on June 19, 2013 in

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10) In learning to s…

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The God Who Sees Me

Posted on June 18, 2013 in

“She [Hagar] gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me’” (Genesis 16:13). Excerpt from the novel Shadowed in Silk: Eshana gav…

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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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