The Summer of 2020
2020 has already taken an unexpected turn with the coronavirus pandemic and more recently protests against racial injustice. August 6 – 9 will mark the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In remembrance of that event, I’m re-releasing my book, Buying Time.
Set during the Cold War in the 1980’s, the book looks at why people might choose to participate in actions of protest or civil disobedience. Some of you may be looking at the protests that have turned to violence and wonder why the organizers allow this. It’s not that the organizers want this. Any time you invite large groups of people to a protest you run the risk of outside agitators sparking violence. It’s a risk they take for the greater good of speaking out against injustice.
Join a rabble rousing Catholic priest and Methodist minister, a kindergarten teacher and a Quaker homemaker as they beat swords into plowshares in an effort to hold back the Doomsday Day clock. Buying Time will be released on July 1.
Thank you for visiting my website. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, however you came to this website, I’m glad you are here! I strive to provide words of hope and inspiration to a troubled world.
My Dancing through Life series includes faith stories of ordinary people who are knocked off balance by life yet manage to get back up and continue. I have a number of non-fiction books to support families, including Walking with Families through the Dying Process, Walking with Families through Grief, and books for Married Couples and Parents. And my series, Seasons of Grace, offers meditations on the seasons of the church year. I blog on a weekly basis and send out newsletters that include tips on how to unlock the extraordinary from the everyday and updates on my works in progress.
Free and Reduced Price Resources
Along with my blog posts, I have added a page with articles that have been published in different magazines during my writing career. I have also reduced the price of the box set of the first three books in my Dancing through Life series from $5.99 to $2.99 for the duration of the COVID19 crisis.
I have a background in spiritual direction. If you are in need of help during this difficult time, if you need to chat, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to help in whatever way I can.
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Praise for Freedom Dance
“I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book, but as a historian, I was especially drawn to the chapters that describe the past. In these chapters, Patricia explores the inner working of the Underground Railroad, that secret network that transported enslaved Americans from slave states in the South to Free states in the North and Canada. The trials and tribulations of these brave souls–both free and enslaved–are an inspiration that still speaks to us today.” Linda Hass, author of Michigan Crossroads to Freedom and Hidden in Plain Sight.