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Monday, October 31, 2011

Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

Patsy Clairmont is another amazing speaker I had the privilege of hearing at the Women of Faith Conference back in August.  I had never heard of her or read anything from her before, but as soon as she took the stage and started speaking, I knew I liked her style!  She is feisty, and funny, and can totally speak the truth directly into your soul.  I'm glad that I had the opportunity to hear her before I read this book, because it allowed me to be able to hear her voice and inflections in my head as I read along. 

The book is set up as short bites of Patsy's story, insights and wisdom and then followed up with suggestions of how to dig deeper and consider the concepts more three-dimensionally.  She has some wonderful suggestions of art to check out (either in the museum or ways to "google it"), songs that can touch your heart, and poems to read and ponder, as well as Scripture to reference.  I think having those tangible ways to learn more really helps bring home the message, as it's so much more than just words on the page.  Patsy teaches how those ugly, scary and disappointing moments in our lives can be turned into something wonderful once the light of the Lord touches it!  Just like an artist can take broken shards of glass and turn them into something beautiful - a stained glass window! 

I enjoyed reading this book because I thoroughly enjoy Patsy's sense of humor, and her interesting personal testimony of God's goodness.  It's a fun read, insightful and inspiring.  And I highly recommend taking the time to really looking up the art and music suggestions from this book - you might learn something!

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