From the Author
The meditations in this book focus on a variety of topics and are based on my own struggles. It is my prayer the devotions will touch your heart and help you in your faith journey. Although called rosary meditations, the book is formatted for use by all.
A Mended Heart - Rosary Meditations on Forgiveness
A Mended Heart focuses on forgiveness of family, friends, attitudes and those lost in a world of perversion and crime and addresses those offenses that we have buried deep within our souls; secrets we have protected for years. This devotional offers a way to open up our hearts and ask for God's mercy on our offenders, which in turn will lighten our life and remove the roadblocks on our journey.
When someone we love becomes dependent due to advanced age, illness or injury, we are faced with a difficult decision ... a nursing home absent familiar surroundings or in-home care by a stranger. After a great deal of soul-searching, a third option is chosen ... we do it ourselves. The responsibility is enormous and the challenges daunting. Our life becomes an emotional roller coaster. Hope will dwindle and faith will falter if we do not turn to OUR care-giver, the Divine Caregiver ... God.
Redeemed - Rosary Meditations for Post-Abortive Women
An unplanned pregnancy can be a joyous occasion but for some women a frightening one. A young girl does not want to face her parents, an unmarried woman is worried about her career, a mother with many other children lives in poverty. Succumbing to fear or pressure from friends and family results in the decision to abort. At first there is a sense of relief; however, a few months, years, or decades later the effects of that decision may surface with disastrous results. The physical effects can be dealt with medically; however, it takes the unfathomable mercy of God to heal the soul.
Embrace The Morning - Rosary Meditations to Calm The Storm
Our lives are in continual flux and with the stresses of life, we succumb to the pressure ... forgetting to set aside time for God. By doing this, we become engulfed in a maelstrom. This devotional presents meditations and prayers that will speak to our daily struggles. We need to remember, God is our safe harbor. Cultivating a deep-rooted relationship with Him is essential if we are to weather the storm.
The last portion of the book is my personal story of redemption:
And God Still Loves Me
We all at times wish we could turn back the hands of time and have a "do-over", and I was desperate for one. I wanted to forget and erase the pain inflicted on my family, friends and myself. Most of all I wanted to die. This book is about a lost soul who shunned God and hurt everyone in her path. It's about a sinner who has fallen short but through God's love, grace and mercy has come around to know God's glory.
The book is available in ebook and paperback. Here is the Amazon Kindle link:http://www.amazon.com/Moments-God-Patti-J-Smith-ebook/dp/B00JAG832M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406140495&sr=8-1&keywords=patti+j.+smith+moments+with+god