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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Possibilities


Possibilities abound in life; it is up to each individual to discover this in their own way. I just read about Nick Vujicic who was born without arms or legs and is a living dynamo of possibilities. Nick keeps a pair of shoes in his closet in the event that God will give him feet. That’s what keeps Nick so positive and upbeat most of the time…the hope that all things are possible. Happy Sunday.

Laugh It Up


Last week in our Spiritual Workshop we were led to laughing about something. One lady who suffers severely from rheumatoid arthritis laughed so much she commented, “I’m not even hurting!” Laughing is indeed good for health, heart and soul. Here is something to help you laugh it up. Happy September first!

I Believe


There are those who find it very difficult to believe that there is a God. I find it impossible not to believe. And there was the man in scripture who begged Jesus to “Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Happy Sunday.

A Simple Admonition


“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

This is from 2 Chronicles 7:14 where God is talking to Solomon about Israel, and today applies to the world in general. Our lands do need humbling and healing, seeking and praying, and most of all taking heed of a simple admonition. Happy Sunday.

Nature in Haikus


I’m hooked on haikus! Just looking at the universe yesterday, day and night, prompted these:

White clouds in the sky

fleetingly form images

as the eye beholds.

…………………………………………

Such a lovely sight;

full moon in all its glory

bathing the night sky.

Would anyone like to share their haikus with me? Happy Friday.

Into Haikus?


Is anyone out there into Haikus? A haiku is a Japanese poem made up of three lines. The first line consists of five syllables; the second line, seven syllables, and the third line five syllables. Each line relates to the other to depict a statement of some kind. For instance, here’s one I wrote a few years ago after tasting red snapper for the first time.

Dinner was superb

Red snapper on the menu,

Tasty on the tongue.

And here’s one I wrote yesterday after being hacked.

The happy hacker

Is missing his common sense

What a nincompoop!

I find it fun and brain teasing to come up with these little three liners. I’d love if someone would send me one of their haikus.

Happy Saturday.

Coffee Anyone? or Tea?


It has been a long time since our last virtual coffee/tea date, and I’m wondering how you are. What is new and interesting in your life; new home? new partner? new baby? new job? new insight into anything?

The world seems to be in a perilous predicament at the moment; do you think we can do anything about that?

What would be your best guess on solving our planet’s problems?

Does it make sense to sit here over coffee or tea and try to work out ways to redeem ourselves?

We all have an answer.

We must all listen.

We must all work together to make it happen.

If this is a wakeup call we must all wake up to the fact that we are in this together, not just certain parts of the planet.

Thanks for joining me on this virtual coffee/tea time today, and thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I’m sure we will all make a difference when we recognize our differences, and use them for betterment rather than bitterness.

Help is but a collective prayer away.

Until next time.