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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Nice Save


How often do we think of the meaning of that word “save”?

We use it to “save” money…

As an SOS message in times of distress…”save our ship” or “save our souls”…

A goalie stopping a puck from going into the net…”nice save!”

A dream I had Friday night reminded me of another meaning for that word. Someone in my dream asked me how they could be “saved”, and I automatically replied, “You have to go to church”. But when I woke up and thought about it I realized that that is not entirely true. All you have to do is read Romans 10:9 and follow through. It’s right there; an open invitation to all of us, and that truly is a nice save.

Happy Sunday.

Romans 10:9 – Inspirational Bible Verse

Some Sound Advice


Each day of our lives advice comes our way; some of it sound…some of it not so.

I may have blogged about this in the past, but believe it is sound enough to repeat.

“Each of us has to decide how much nonsense we can take in life and from whom we’re willing to take it. It depends of course on the situation and the people involved.” Vernon E. Jordan.

His mother offered this gem: “As you move ahead in life pass on your optimism and faith to the next generation.”

To me, that is some sound advice.

Happy Saturday.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT


Here is a scripture I learned many years ago which came my way again yesterday:

“…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…” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Again, whether we believe or not, there is always something to think about.

Happy Sunday.

To Be Or Not To Be


That is the question…but the continuation of the question is…happy. To be or not to be happy? This post is in answer to the question often posed to me, “Why are you always smiling?” Enough said. John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. Happy Sunday.

Stand By Me


Each of us has as song or songs that stand out for us and we sometimes find ourselves replacing some words for others.

Here is such a song. When listening to, or singing this one, I replace “darling” with Jesus, and “the people” with Jesus. It gives the song a whole new meaning. Try it. Happy Sunday.

Set Free? Or Not!


The reading in Our Daily Bread magazine for September 16th was about being set free by Jesus, and asks the question, “What has Jesus set you free from? How can you share with others what He’s done for you?”

Over the many years I have lived, He has set me free from smoking, swearing, jealousy, worry, doubt, dread, anxiety, and perhaps some things I am forgetting.

However, there are two things He has not set me free from: procrastination and vanity.

I recently procrastinated my way out of some furniture for my new apartment, and when I finally decided to order it, the price was two hundred dollars higher and the delivery date three months down the road; neither was acceptable to me.

As for vanity…I fell face first down some stairs on September 1st and am still wearing some of the bruises. This has kept me from meeting and mingling with people in the retirement home I recently moved to. I wear my Covid mask even when not needed just to hide my face.

So, what has Jesus set you free from? Or not! Happy Sunday.

When the Towers Fall


Remembering Sept 11, 2001, the day the twin towers fell in New York City at the hands of terrorists flying their planes into the buildings killing over 2700 people, I can’t help remembering that a similar scene is mentioned in the Bible.

“In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.” Isaiah 30:25 NIV

I can’t explain the ‘flowing streams of water’, but feel there must be some significance.

It never ceases to amaze me how biblical happenings are repeated in our lives today.

It is good to remember this, and that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8. NIV, even when the towers fall.

Happy Sunday

Use vs Abuse


A blog a few days ago got me thinking about that word power again.

In itself the word congers up feelings of confidence, helpfulness, caring, independence, and other positive images to help us along life’s path.

The downside is the abuse of power, and we have all experienced that at one time or another.

After all that thinking I came to the conclusion that power is never power until it is used powerfully to help the powerless.

Thanks to Roger Baker-Utah’s blog, Area 52, five days ago that reminded me of my stand on power.

Happy Saturday.