Sometimes if we try we can disconnect from tough problems around us, but eventually the network of fractures spreads to our front doors when a husband walks out, a loved-one is arrested, a friend betrays us, a church splits, a job is terminated, a diagnosis is bad, or a financial picture worsens. Suddenly with no place to hide from the reality we realize life is all cracked up. Through the lens of our pain everything seems broken, bruised, and battered. But, as best-selling author Patsy Clairmont points out, there's a redeemer of our pain--Jesus. The Redeemer of the broken and discarded who mends our hearts, and even gives us a reason to laugh again. Telling inspirational stories of women's brokenness and healing, with tenderness and her trademark humor, Patsy Clairmont helps us realize that we're not alone in our struggles. Jesus buoys our spirits and refreshes our tired minds. As Patsy says, "life is so much easier to bear when its shared.'
Two mice, the young Mackenzie twins Basil and Parsley, are playing hide-and-seek in the pantry and become concerned when their older brother Stinky doesn't come to find them. When they hear the signal for help their dad taught them (tap, tap, tap), they realize that their brother must be in trouble. Working together and with some unexpected help from the Spud the bully rat, they free Stinky from a mouse trap. They learn that even a bully can be kind, it's easier to solve problems when they work together, and that it's smart to know how to signal for help.
Looking for a little "light" reading with life-changing truth and ticklish humor? This book is for you. Popular author and speaker Patsy Clairmont weaves stories and scripture between lasers, lighthouses, and lamps to illuminate the heart and enliven the spirit. Whether you're bored with the routine, struggling through a crisis, or just ready for a good word, Patsy meets you there with vulnerability, inspiration, and an infectious grin. As a daily devotional or weekend read, Catching Fireflies will light up your day even as it brightens your smile.
We all want to live on a peaceful mountaintop where we can look down on the world below without getting hurt. With her trademark humor and style, Patsy Clairmont uses the story of "dancing bones" in Ezekiel to remind us that life in the valley can be pretty breathtaking, too. It's often in the valley that we learn and love the most. Rather than running from our troubles, Patsy says true "valley girls" find grace, freedom, and a sense of humor in the midst of turmoil.
Women of Faith, renowned for their unique combination of personality and truth, offer fresh new messages in four new topical study guides in the popular Women of Faith Study Guide Series. Each study guide, teeming with insights and quotes from the conference Twelve weeks of Bible study for individuals or groupsNew, special edition installment in this best-selling seriesFilled with quotes from the Women of Faith speakersLeader's Guide included
Grace is one of the best gifts you'll ever give . . . or receive.This collection of endearing stories and uplifting quotes reminds us that the generosity of God's wonderful grace is all the motivation we need to become great-hearted givers ourselves. A trend-setting color pallet and contemporary design form the background for this unique collection of inspiration, advice, and humor from best-selling Women of Faith speakers and writers. Based on the 2008 WOF theme of grace, the writings are divided into chapters such as "Grace in the Daily Grind," and "Hearts Always Glimmer with Grace." This type of fun, feminine, faith-filled book makes a perfect gift for a broad audience.
There's nothing like a new hat to accentuate an ensemble. And there's nothing like "putting on" the mind of Christ to transform your life. Women of Faith speaker and best-selling author Patsy Clairmont invites readers to don their "thinking caps" and consider... "Consider the lilies..." in a garden hat. "Consider the heavens..." in an artist's beret. "Consider what great things he has done for you..." in a party hat Using a variety of Bible verses beginning with this thoughtful verb, Patsy draws parallels to diverse styles of hats. The compact format and two-color fanciful artwork make The Hat Box an ideal gift. Patsy's playful approach yields a powerful truth that we can indeed have the mind of Christ if we are willing to consider the truths He has given in His Word.
A rebellious teenager Patsy became a high school dropout, a bride at 17, and a parent at 20. Soon she became a terrified vicitim of agoraphobia and became a prisoner in her own home. Lost in the shadowy darkness of depression, there was little hope for this woman to reemerge into the light, much less excel at life. But reemerge she did. Excel she has. And how!Standing five feet even, popular speaker, author, and humorist Patsy Clairmont laughingly says, "I grew up little," But this petite body houses a gigantic, courageous heart. And this amazing little woman evokes gales of laughter and joy from hundreds of thousands of women every year as she literally dominates the massive stages of Women of Faith® conferences.
A REBELLIOUS TEENAGER. HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT. BRIDE AT SEVENTEEN AND A MOTHER AT TWENTY. Soon she became a terrified victim of agoraphobia--a prisoner shackled by fear in her own home. Lost in the shadowy darkness of depression, there was little hope for this woman to reemerge into the light, much less excel at life. But reemerge she did. Excel she has. And how! Standing five feet even, popular speaker, author, and humorist Patsy Clairmont laughingly says, "I grew up little." But this petite body houses a gigantic, courageous heart. And this amazing little woman evokes gales of laughter and joy from hundreds of thousands of women every year as she literally dominates the massive stages at Women of Faith® conferences. How did she do it? How did she conquer her suffocating fears and find her way back to the freedom of winged hope? This delightfully written autobiography reveals Patsy's greatest struggles, her biggest failures, and the secret to her ultimate triumphs. An incredible story of overwhelming fear meeting overcoming faith, this is the autobiography of a little lady, who found hope in a big God.
We women are wonderfully made, but, boy, we sure are emotionally intricate. With her trademark conversational style and wit, Patsy Clairmont tackles a subject most women feel at a loss to approach--their feelings. I Second That Emotion takes one of Patsy's most popular topics at the Women of Faith conferences and shows how you can deal with a turbulent emotional life. I Second That Emotion pulls some of our emotions out to examine them individually. Think of this book, study guide, and DVD as a spa--a place to be refreshed, revived, and even repaired a little. Don't allow life to push your emotional buttons till you have an emotional meltdown. Instead, let God help you get untangled.
This lighthearted and inspirational collection of brand new devotions shares a message of grace with the warmth and wisdom fans have come to expect from Women of Faith. Boundless Grace offers a love that has no limits, offering a spacious freedom for the woman who trusts in the Lord every day. Unfathomable Grace reaches deep into the heart, showing that wherever you go, God is always there ahead of you. Immeasurable Grace is the overflowing, never-ending fullness of life and joy hid in the heart of God for his children. Eternal Grace shelters us through the storms of life and walks with us even through the valley of the shadow of death. Together, forty devotionals told through the authors' diverse voices give a multidimensional view of why and how we can find infinite grace in Christ. Includes a special tribute section remember Barbara Johnson. Sheila Walsh, Luci Swindoll, Mary Graham, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Thelma Wells, Carol Kent, Sandi Patty, and others remind you that even if time is scarce in the busyness of life, God's grace never is!
Always remember this: Regardless of what goes on in the world or our lives, we can have hope! In this dynamic collection of 60 straight-to-the-heart devotions, the Women of Faith speaker team shares how hope kept them afloat when life threatened to pull them under. Give the gift of hope - or keep yours alive - with this 60-day devotional.
Acclaimed author and Women of Faith speaker Patsy Clairmont causes womens' hearts to leap and their hopes to lift in this quirky, straight-to-the point look at the Proverbs. Understanding the Christian life and the Bible can be a daunting task. But maybe God didn't mean it to be so hard. In Kaleidoscope of Proverbs, Patsy Clairmont pieces together some powerful messages from God and reveals new facets of beauty, inspiration, and instruction. Written for busy women, Patsy offers brief, powerful chapters that address the key aspects of their lives, hearts, and relationships. In the Proverbs, God gives us small gems of hope and truth, and in Kaleidoscope of Proverbs, Patsy Clairmont unveils them for readers with her trademark humor and insightful teaching.
Using Scripture and real-life stories, Patsy Clairmont illustrates how hearts and dreams can be rejuvenated and rebuilt and how the trip through the valley can lead to the mountaintop.
If you are like most Christians, you know you should be praying more often, taking it more seriously, and giving it more priority in your life. But what often gets missed is that prayer is not a requirement but a privilege! Prayer is the pathway to building a relationship with the Savior. Through prayer, the Creator and Sustainer of everything actually listens to us. In Praying with Power, you will explore what the Bible has to say about this fascinating two-way communication with God. You will explore journaling prayers, praying the Scripture, and how to pray your way through a desert or valley. You will also discover the incredible power of prayer and the promises God provides when you go to Him with your needs. The Women of Faith® Bible Studies provide intriguing insights into topics that are relevant to women's lives today. Each guide includes twelve weeks of study, down-to-earth illustrations, and reflections to help you move the truth from your head to your heart. A leader's guide for use with small groups is also included.
Wearing the wrong shoes can really ruin a perfectly nice day. In this visually inviting book, best-selling author and Women of Faith speaker Patsy Clairmont demonstrates how God guides our feet daily, helping women to "wear" the nine fruits of the Spirit. With words both whimsical and profound, Patsy teaches readers how to: strap on the sandals of kindness lace up the ballet slippers of joy glide into the penny loafers of patience tie up the tennis shoes of self control pull on the boots of peaceslip into the house slippers of gentleness The imaginative two-color design and interactive features-such as a shoe box to "open" at the end of each chapter-make this book an ideal gift. The Shoe Box is small in stature, but it carries an enormous message: with the right shoes, your feet are ready to walk in service for Christ.
There's a new cat in the house outside of the pantry. "I heard Whomp is a WILD cat!" Soccer hears from Tipsy the Spider who heard it from Chatter the ladybug who heard it from Dot the housefly "who saw it with her own seven eyes." When Soccer rushes home to tell his mom, she warns him not believe everything he hears. But when Soccer has to venture out to meet Tipsy for a game of checkers, he doesn't take any chances. In his suit of armor (a bike helmet, boxing gloves, winter boots, and a wooden sword), Soccer stumbles upon a ball of fur that is anything but "WILD." This adorably illustrated tale from the pantry will entertain children of all ages with the important lesson of being cautious of rumors.
Bullies are always a problem, but not when cooperation takes hold in the mouse world of Tails From the Pantry. Soccer, Meatball, and Stinky all work together to teach Spud a lesson, but forgiveness is the lesson from the Tails team.
Stained Glass Hearts reminds us just how brightly the light of God can shine even amidst our darkest moments, uncovering the promise and possibility of redemption and transformation.Comparing people to stained glass windows, Patsy Clairmont explains the power of God to restore and redeem that which seems devastated beyond repair, and she does so with the quick wit and deep insight of someone who has been there. And back. Themes of art and creativity are woven together with stories from Patsy's own life. And special features include quotes, suggested scripture readings, sample prayers, and recommended music.With candor tempered by wind-whipped wisdom, Patsy provides a new lens through which to view our lives. Stained Glass Hearts is a perspective that gives us the chance to see our potential for color, sparkle, and great purpose through the grace of God.
Are all strangers nice? Who should Stinky and friends be friendly to? Once again the wisdom of mom and dad teach caution and safety to little learners in this popular series.
"Once upon a can of spaghetti" begins this tale of a lovable little mouse named Meatball, who learns a big lesson about being brave when she's afraid. Meatball remembers her mother's "safety rules against all cats, misguided bats, and bully rats," yet when the mouse finds herself in a scary situation, her mom's instructions aren't so easy to follow. In the end, with the help of wise words from her father, Meatball proves herself to be a brave little mouse after all. With charming illustrations of the mice family's tiny world, this tale from the pantry will make its way into the hearts of children who have shared the experience of being afraid.
Is life making you so dizzy that you're forgetting what's most important?Patsy Clairmont loves a good twirl. The kind that will make a child fall to the ground, squeal with laughter, and then want to get up and spin in circles some more! However, there is a twirl where busy schedules and urgency create a different and unwanted variety of dizzy into our lives.Though hurry-up is part of the human dilemma and certain seasons bring more of it than others, if it becomes a lifestyle you might find yourself on the slippery slopes of bitterness, sadness, and depression. Patsy's hope is to help her readers maintain a dynamic view on life--with activities and choices that lead to renewal and peace. So take a little stroll with Patsy Clairmont through Twirl, and allow her unique perspective and deep well of biblical wisdom to realign your spin on life.
366 daily devotions provide a yearlong celebration of faith.
You Are More Than You Know, Moving from a fear-based life to faith-based freedom is a journey that takes time and courage. While remaining scared and small can feel comfortable, taking hold of strength and determination opens our eyes to a measure of the Lord's goodness we've never seen. In You Are More Than You Know, Patsy's trademark humor spills out as she answers the question she is most often asked-How did you overcome your own debilitating fears?-and along the way helps readers face their own anxieties, dismay, worries, and despair. Through honest and intimate glimpses into a heart changed by the power of hope, this book is a guide for the journey to find more of you. . . and much more of what God has for you. Book jacket.
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