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Center my life

Center my life

by Pat Farrell How many times does the Lord have to remind me of something?   I felt I received a great response to this question yesterday. I was busy reading…

Expect God to show up

Expect God to show up

by Pat Farrell It was about 10 p.m. in the halls of a busy emergency room. We were short on staff and long on tempers. I felt alone and rejected by my…

Republicans, Griffith are not for SW Va.

To the editor: Recent political developments have led me to conclude the Republican Party is NOT for the common man and woman. The party has run off a logical political…

Sitting in the presence of God

Sitting in the presence of God

by Pat Farrell Someone once asked me, “How does it feel to sit in the presence of God? How do I know if He is near?” These are loaded questions.…

Breaking down the natural barrier of fear

Breaking down the natural barrier of fear

by Pat Farrell I have been a nurse for more than 40 years. Several years ago when my husband Trip suffered a terrible injury, I became aware of the difference…

My worst performance ever

My worst performance ever

by Pat Farrell I remember the night very clearly: I had prepared for weeks and was ready for this presentation. What an honor to bring God’s message to such a…

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

By Pat Farrell It seems when I do something selfish or irresponsible, like knowingly easing ahead of someone in line or even being nosey and trying to find out something…

Where are you in the story?

Where are you in the story?

by Pat Farrell It always helps me better understand the Bible when I ask myself, “Am I in this story? Can I relate to any of these characters? Is God speaking…

Where are you, Lord?

Where are you, Lord?

by Pat Farrell The winds gust and howl, bending the pine trees outside my window. A redbird is riding out this storm on a cylinder feeder. He reminds me of…

Your mothering continues

Your mothering continues

By Pat Farrell Mother’s Day was just last Sunday, and while my mother is gone, my mothering continues with so many of you left on this earth. Your mothering continues…