Summer Time and the Living is EASY!

I FINISHED Friends!!


Thank you so much for your prayers and words of encouragement. Writing this book  was one of the toughest things I have ever done in my life to be sure!

I have always known I wanted to write but have never felt “good enough” or “quite ready”. Honestly, I can not be the judge of how “good” my book is even now. It is just too close to my heart. That’s like asking a Mom if her child is awesome! I am going to have to wait to hear from my EDITOR (and we all know I need a great Editor!)  first to see how close I got to good 🙂  (go easy on me SWEET KIM!)

Either way, it is a dream come true just to get the book written! Summer is a great time for dreams to come true! 🙂

Let me ask YOU, WHAT is hot in your heart?

What has seemed TOO BIG, too impossible, for you to really think you could ever accomplish?

I’m thinking God might just want you to take some Summer steps towards your dream.

He LOVES to be the only way you can make it! I have been SO reminded of that! Maybe you need to be reminded? When was the last time you did something that ONLY GOD could accomplish?

One of the things that struct me about this writing process is how often I had to preach to MYSELF as I was writing. I most often felt, this book is for ME! I’ the one who needs to get UnStuck! I  guess thats a good thing since most of us share common challenges and heart issues. Another thing I kept thinking was Lord, why now? I am a bit OLD to get started on such a fresh work, don’t cha think!! Funny thing is, when I first started my crisis pregnancy center I though I was TOO YOUNG! We can never outthink God. Remember the story of Sarai? She heard a thing of 2 about challenging God about His missing the RIGHT TIME for her dreams to come true.

As we roll into the lazy days of Summer, I am now TRYING to let myself just REST a bit. It is difficult for me. Especially after a season of frenzy.

I have some big plans for reading; organizing a bit more of my house that I haven’t gotten so since our move; preparing for some upcoming speaking engagements; cooking some new things; spending some much needed time with family and friends.

But this I know–I can’t stop for to long before pressing on to the next thing God has for me.

First, I have to write the WORKBOOK for my last book. Then, I have 2 other books bubbling in my heart. A book living as a God honoring woman in today’s culture and a GOD HONORING sizzling Inspirational Romance that has been growing in my heart for about 5 years.

Tell me will you, on this first day of Summer, what’s the dream that you have been hiding? avoiding? fearing?

What is the ONE thing it would take to move you closer to that dream?

If you will share it, I will enter your name into my June Giveaway.

Lastly, if your not tired of me, I would love to have you get in on my Sizzling Summer Study in preparation for that book. I will be emailing those of you who have already signed up–later this week. If you have not already signed up, let me know here and I’ll add your name to the list!

Huge Hugs friends!



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  1. Pat ~ your words and your ?’s challenge me. Still, I am not so sure I would even consider digging up the dream of my heart and reexamine my failure to make it come true. It really is so far out of the realm of my capacity, that I have become satisfied to just continue to pray that someone, somewhere, with much more guts and glory than I have will be inspired to make it happen. More than twenty years have passed since I first had my vision, and many prayers, tears, and multiple scenarios have preceded my acceptance that it is just way beyond my level of ability, knowhow, and plausible connections to attempt the impossible at this stage of my life. I don’t even recognize the “ONE thing” that it would take to move me closer to that dream! I believe some people are just better equipped to ‘push through’ the obstacles than others who have a lesser ability, or at the very least, less self confidence in going outside the boundaries of their comfort zone. I would hope that I am not alone in this plight, but at least I can sympathize with any others.

    I admire your accomplishments tremendously though, and appreciate your open dialogue about how you do what you do. Maybe someone will catch the ‘fire’ and press on with their own dreams.
    Hope you enjoy your summer!

    P.S. This comment does not need to be posted online.

    1. Iris, you are so special! I do realize and believe that some dreams actually come to life in a far different way than we think. Like the woman who dreams of being a Mom and never sees that dream come to life through her own body. I still believe however, that GOD is the planter of dreams and that somehow-someway, He uses us to accomplish those dreams. have you ever seen the movie with Dianne Ladd, “Under the Tuscan Sun”. I was just thinking about that and how different her dreams came to life than she had imagined.
      I just wonder, if you think about it, maybe has God brought your dream to life in another way than you expected?
      Would love to hear more thoughts on this.

  2. Congratulations on a job well done. So exciting to think about the next thing, isn’t it? I’m already praying into what my next writing project will be. But first, gotta get HeBrews on bookstore shelves!

  3. Pat,
    I’ve been following this journey of yours, and I so excited that this part is over! I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but, I, too have a book brewing in my heart. The problem is, I’m dealing with all three emotions you’ve mentioned in your post. There a few steps I’ve taken to help me (or thought it would) like: getting a writing space organized, telling some of my friends (accountability) and even joined “Compel.” But so far…I’m stuck! Maybe I’ll need to read that new book of yours…my friend!


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