Author Archives: mnaseth

It Is Finished

I recently created and completed a quilted wall hanging of a cross. My mind envisioned a stained glass window with sunlight emanating through and around the cross at the center. Since I’m fairly new to the quilting world, this was … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Sun

This summer one of my friends gave me a dancing solar flower. It makes me smile every time I see it dancing in the sunshine. I call it my “happy flower.” I decided to order a few to give to … Continue reading

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Healing Wounds

Recently I cut myself on some jagged metal; it was a small, deep cut. I cleansed it, applied ointment, followed by a bandage. At first the wound was extremely sensitive and I carefully protected it. As it healed it began … Continue reading

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Sinking the Hook

Newspaper headlines are meant to grab our attention. Editors and writers both know the importance of “sinking the hook” at first glance. This recent intriguing title drew me in: “Few seconds of laughs for two months of work.” The article … Continue reading

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Phantom Cries

When Emily’s four-month-old baby boy died unexpectedly, Linda, an ICU baby nurse, told her, “You’ll hear him crying at night.” Although the words sounded harsh, Linda wanted to prepare the grief stricken mom for that possibility. In the tiny casket, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lent

In preparation for Lent I’ve been reading Scot McKnight’s book, “The Jesus Creed.” The author states two reasons why Jesus suffered and died on the cross: Christ’s suffering enabled him to fully identify with the human experience of pain and … Continue reading

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Made to Crave

Last summer a friend from church invited other women to join her in a six-week study of Lysa Terkeurst’s book, Made to Crave. Lanette had already lost over 120 pounds. Needless to say, she was an inspiration to us. The … Continue reading

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