In today’s episode we are talking about:
Because we all have it!
In particular, because I have known it all too well!
And because fear CAN be overcome!
Patsy is a bookish woman who loves words and has a penchant for dark chocolate sorbet. Since spelling bees in grade school, childhood Scrabble games, right up to her current addiction with Words with Friends she has been known to spell it out, to say it like it is.
Much to her surprise Patsy has written a stack of books that continues to light her passion for the printed page. And nothing pleases her more than to share her faith through laughter and tears and to encourage others to flourish.
A former agoraphobic Patsy never imagined the expansive plans God had in mind for her. She just wanted to make it to her neighborhood grocery store and safely home again. Instead, for the past 35 years she has been traipsing throughout the U.S. and Canada, interspersed with trips to Israel and Africa and she has even spoken at the Pentagon for the Flag Officers Bible Study. Patsy has spoken to millions of women (and men) offering spiritual and emotional hope.
Patsy has written books in several genres including devotional, fiction, children’s, and gift offerings. She is one of the founding speakers at Women of Faith and trains people for the platform.
Patsy’s latest passion is helping people shake loose the stories from their own lives to use in communicating more personally, effectively, and memorably, whether from a stage, a board meeting, a Sunday School Class, or over the back fence with a neighbor. We were designed to invest in each other, sharing our stories is one way to do that.
Patsy recently moved from her home state of Michigan to Tennessee and confesses it fits her “like a cozy pair of cowgirl boots.” She delights in telling others, “Franklin is like living in Mayberry.” Her husband Les, affectionally know as the Porch Mayor, has taken over the wicker rocker where he greets friends and strangers alike with an invitation “to sit a spell.” Patsy takes delight in her 2 grown sons and 2 grand boys.
Patsy is the author of the best-selling books “God Uses Cracked Pots”, “Normal is Just a Setting on Your Dryer”, “Under His Wings”, “Sportin’ a ‘Tude”, “Tea with Patsy Clairmont”, “It’s About Home; Creating a Place to Cherish”, “I Love Being a Woman” and “Stepping Stones; A Garden Path”, “Mending Your Heart in a Broken World, “The Hat Box”, “The Shoe Box”, ‘I Grew Up Little’ and ‘Pillow Prayers’, ‘All Cracked Up’, ‘Dancing Bones, Living Lively in the Valley’,’I Second that Emotion’, ‘Catching Fireflies’, ‘Kalediscope’ and ‘Stained Glass Hearts’. She authored 6 children’s books, 5 are published under one title of ‘5 Cheesy Stories’ and “Sleep Sweet”. Patsy wrote a fiction book of short stories, ‘Stardust on My Pillow; Stories to Sleep on’. Patsy’s latest book is TWIRL….a Fresh Spin on Life.
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“You don’t have to suffer, or be disabled by your fears.”
“God has designed us with a will. We do not have to allow fear to make our decisions.”
“God is greater than we can imagine.”
“It is not about our strength, it is about His, and Him enabling us.”
“Fear has friends, and if you give it permission to be active in your life it invites its friends over that include anger, and jealous. We can not afford to indulge in it.”
“It’s not being afraid that is our issue, it is giving into the fears.”
“God designed us to be in community.”
“God liberates us by having us involved with other people.”
“Say ‘yes’ every morning to god.”
“Don’t expect perfection.”
“God doesn’t expect perfection, he expects progress.”
“You need to own the truth because the truth will set you free.”
“Don’t let your emotions rule your life. They are an addition, an enhancement, to your life.”
I recently discovered your podcasts, and it has really been changing my life. I’m 16 years old and have been going through some really bad times… so many unfortunate things happened around the same time so it’s been a very rough roller coaster. I went from almost perfect attendance to always missing school, and eventually failing some classes. That was at a very low point in my life and with the help of your podcasts I have decided I’m done with how my life was going, I can’t control outside occurrences but I can control who I am and how I let it affect me. My faith is in the process of growing strong and I’m ready to start this school year head on! I love your show and it has really motivated me to be the best me! Thank you for all that you do, and helping a teenage girl from Michigan!
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