The Official Writing Challenge
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01/23/06
As a quilter, I really appreciated the analogy and could easily see you and your daughter choosing the fabrics together. This made me think of the verse, "He who began a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Christ Jesus." Phil 1:6
I loved this story...Thanks!
Kate~
01/24/06
A very lovely object lesson! You changed tenses in your fourth paragraph, but with that small fix, I can see this as a devotional for a teen's or women's group.
01/27/06
Beautiful piece. Actually I think that tense shift in the fourth paragraph is necessary, since it's still an ongoing thing...just like us. We came to Christ, and we are still here. But a transition like: "Pieceing is not the end of the story, and the quilt is not yet finished. Jessica is being very patient..." might make the time shift from past to present smoother - to signal the reader that you are not yet finished before switching tenses. But I really really liked this piece.
01/27/06
Interesting analogy! Thoughtful way to approach the subject. Thank you for sharing this story.
As another quilter, I enjoyed this devotional and the way you linked it to our Christian walk. Ah yes, the hand quilting can be difficult and tedious at times and sometimes we may even despair of ever finishing - just like life sometimes. Thanks for sharing.