Following Jesus in the 21st century leads to a more interesting and dynamic life than we can imagine. Look beyond all you’ve been taught and believe to see your life as God imagines it. Find peace, joy and love in all that you do.

It’s been almost 40 years since I gave my life to Christ. I am a spiritual director, blogger and author about living the life in Christ. Come along with me and we’ll walk this riveting path together.

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May 23, 2022

The Wilderness Journey

  We could look at the trials and sufferings that we endure during our lifetime as wilderness experiences, like the trials and tribulations that the Israelites endured as they were led by God from Egypt to Canaan. In the wilderness we feel lost and alone. It’s unknown territory for us, to be walked and endured. […]

May 16, 2022

Suffering

  In our country, we focus on our personal goals, we do our best to reach them, and we resent any disruptions of our work on those goals, be it a small one, like we’re rushing to meet a deadline and the traffic is slowing us down horribly, or a big one like the death […]

May 09, 2022

Discernment

“I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.” Psalm 119:125   What do we need to do in order to act on God’s will in our lives, to be confident that we are doing what God wants us to do? It’s not enough to know the Bible well, we need […]

” What you are is God’s gift to you;
What you make of yourself is your gift to God. “

There are more than 2,000 verses in the Bible that instruct us to take care of the poor and needy, the foreigner, the stranger. Beyond donating money, this call challenges us to get to know them, to help where they need help, to value them, to love them. This book is an impassioned plea for us to treat them as neighbors.

Check out Pat’s Radio Interview with Benji Cole from CBS Radio- People of Distinction:

Exodus: Our Story, Too! weaves together the trials of the Israelites in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan with the stages of the classical spiritual journey: Awakening, Purgation, Illumination and Union. To read this story is to see where each of us is on this journey and what we have left to do to enter the kingdom of God. The longest part of the journey is purgation, the giving up of our rebellious nature, the owning of all that we are, all that we have said and done and what was done to us, the releasing of our own world-centered views of how our lives should go in favor of loving God, of following Him wherever He would take us and finally entering into a full partnership with God in our lives. Then we live out our lives as we were created to be, living fully, purposefully and in peace.

“Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead, find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.”

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