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Topic: Start (01/16/06)
TITLE: Jessica's Quilt
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Since this was a sample quilt even more choices needed to be made. For several days our home school schedule took on a special order of business. Jessica started the morning by picking a couple of squares and the colors she wanted me to piece for her that day, than moved on to her school work while I worked over the ironing board and sewing machine. After all the squares were finished we spent an afternoon spreading them out on my bed and labored over the final place each square would hold in the finished quilt.
The next morning was spent sewing the squares in place followed by an afternoon on the living room floor pin-basting the back, batting and quilt top together. The quilt was beautiful, but it was still only the start for a quilt that Jessica could actually spread out over her bed and enjoy using.
Jessica is being very patient with me as I go through the long process of adding hours upon hours of hand quilting. She even forgave me when the quilt got pushed aside for the couple of months I was working on Christmas gifts. She trusts me to finish her quilt, and I am doing my best to make sure it becomes more than just a beautiful start.
Our Christian life can be like Jessica’s quilt. We may make a beautiful start in our Christian walk, but the finish line takes more. God will not praise us for only starting well. His praise is reserved for those who faithfully finished the race.
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