Hello and welcome to my blog.


I am Patricia Ann Boyes and have just become a first time published author at the age of seventy-seven. I am so excited! The title of my book is My Precious Life, and is now available for sale in Hardcover, Paperback, Kobo, Kindle and various e-books. The book is available on many online book stores such as Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.uk, Westbow Press, to name a few.

In April of this year I posted an excerpt from each of the forty chapters, and they can still be read by scrolling down to the beginning of this blog. “My Precious Life” is meant to be an inspiration to those who are struggling with life’s lessons, and wondering what they are all about. The feedback the book is receiving is touching on just that. “Wonderful…I couldn’t put it down…inspiring…” These are some of the comments coming back to me, and I’m so thankful for the interest it is generating.

After I posted the first forty excerpts, I continued to blog a post a day, and am still blogging! I love it, and have met some wonderful people in the blogging community. Here again, comments are positive and uplifting.

Here is a link to my church web site. My church is a focal point in my life and is featured in my book which is why I’m including its link.

Thank you for visiting “My Precious Life”. I look forward to hearing your comments on “My Precious Life” the Blog and the Book:

http://www.amazon.com/Precious-Life-Patricia-Ann-Boyes/dp/1490835504/ref=sr_1_1?  ie=UTF8&qid=1413155276&sr=8-1&keywords=my+precious+life

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Life is Precious


When I wrote my book “My Precious Life” in 2014 I had heard this expression many times but didn’t pay much attention to its meaning. Now, as I watch what’s happening the world over, millions of people dying of the coronavirus, others succumbing to life’s natural cycle, it is hitting home just how precious life is.

Are we really living on a daily basis? Are we making the most of our days? Are we looking out for our friends, family, neighbor? Are we saying, “I love you” and then showing that love?

There is more to life than eating, sleeping, working and playing, and because life is precious we need to make sure we are truly living.

Today I am going to make a concentrated effort to really live. I don’t know what that will look like but will let God handle the details. Carpe diem!

Be Like Little Children


Do you sometimes relive your childhood? Does it make you feel glad or sad? How do we reconnect to that childhood? Here is one way gleaned from the Internet:

Start by deciding to abandon caution and to give this a try. Start by identifying the qualities of children you’d like to emulate: curiosity, play, living in the moment, abandoning worries, imagination, creativity, pure joy. Observe children. Watch how they play, how they live, how they create, how they ask questions.

And here is some of what the Bible says about children:

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3

“And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” Mark 10:16

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Happy Sunday.

A Saturday Scene


The week has once more come to an end and many of us spent it in a myriad of different ways. Some worked hard, some played hard, some did neither but are ready to enjoy the day just the same. Whatever your weekend holds I hope it involves the beauty of nature. Happy Saturday.

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Curiosity


Curiosity got the best of me again. I sent someone a “happy Friday” and then curiously wondered where this day got its name. This is what I found on the good old www.

Friday is named after the wife of Odin. Some scholars say her name was Frigg; others say it was Freya; other scholars say Frigg and Freya were two separate goddesses. Whatever her name, she was often associated with Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility. “Friday” comes from Old English “Frīgedæg.”

Having said that, have a Frigg and good Friday.

A Work in Progress


How many of us start out the new year with resolutions to make ourselves into someone who gets rid of harmful habits and resolves to be a better person than the previous year/years?

We’re going to be more productive and proactive, more loving and caring, less grouchy and picky; no more dope and smokes, no more overeating and drinking…on and on we plan. And then…flop!

Well, don’t you worry. We’ll get there one day because…

Let Your Love Grow


The antidote to all things wrong in this world is love. What our topsy-turvy planet needs now is this antidote. So come on world, in the words of the Bellamy Brothers (1976) let your love grow…and grow and grow…

Here is a comment made by one listener: “I was listening to this in the store, had to come home and look it up.. it felt like the Holy Spirit came over me while it was playing…I love this.”

Considered Prosperity


Scripture makes mention of the fruit of the womb in Deuteronomy 28:11…The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity in the fruit of your womb.

And again in Deuteronomy 30:9…Then the Lord will make you most prosperous in the fruit of your womb.

Deuteronomy 28:4 says The fruit of your womb will be blessed.

My prosperity consists of three daughters and two sons; seven grandsons and seven granddaughters; eight great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons.

Our prosperity comes in many different ways and I consider mine to be the fruit of my womb. Whatever your prosperity, may it bless you in all ways. Happy Sunday.

It’s In The Book


It is intriguing to me how the Bible speaks to our world today. Take this from the New Living Translation:

The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies. Psalm 7:14

And this from the New International Version: Not a word from their mouth can be trusted. Psalm 5:9

Take a look…it’s in the Book!

A Canadian Thanksgiving


This year Thanksgiving is going to be considerably different with all the precautions being taken for Covid-19.

Families aren’t getting together in large groups, and some aren’t getting together at all.

Me, myself, and I are celebrating the day with Chinese food for one.

Does it matter if we are one person or a group of ten; if we have turkey or Chinese food?

No. Thanksgiving is for giving thanks for everything, whether together or not, whatever the meal is. And giving thanks should be a daily prayer rather than a once a year celebration.

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians, wherever you are.