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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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Hope for This Generation?

Posted on June 7, 2013 in

by Heather Burch If you look at the world surrounding today’s teens, you might wonder. Two weeks ago, I got a call that my son’s high school was on lock down. My blood froze in my veins. Before the recorded message could expla…

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Summer Will Come

Posted on June 5, 2013 in

“Our troubles are small. They last only for a short time. But they are earning for us a glory that will last forever. It is greater than all our troubles” (2 Corinthians 4:17 NIrV). Growing up in Michigan, my favorite season w…

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Out of the Whirlwind

Posted on June 3, 2013 in

“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding” (Job 37:5 NIV). When we relocated from New York to south Florida, we were told to expect two seasons: drought season and hurrica…

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