Author Archives: Patsy Clairmont

Prayer matters. People matter. Change can be good.

Prayer matters. People matter. Change can be good.

This past fall Marty hadn’t been feeling well. Each day he seemed a little worse than the day before. He was living in Michigan while his dad and I were in Tennessee. Early one morning, much to my surprise, I woke up as though someone had given me a good shake. I sat up in bed with a sudden

Longing for a Place Called Home

The ache for home lives in all of us. ~ Maya Angelou Recently I walked my feet into nubbins as I hiked around town on a home tour. Up and down streets, up and down hallways, and up and down stairwells. It was a wonderfully exhausting stint. I love looking at homes: old homes, new homes, rambling homes, and cottages. Especially

Stained Glass Prayer

In his [Daniel’s] upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. – Daniel 6:10 Surely the goodness of God has been the same to us as to the saints of old. Let us, then, weave His mercies into a song… Let our souls give forth

Park Benches on a Fall Day

Make Space for Grace

But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God. —Daniel 6:10 NLT Space matters. Whether we are positioning a

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