Today’s Writers’ Tip: Meet the Author Patti J.Smith
Author Patti J. Smith is married and the grandmother of two beautiful granddaughters. She recently retired as a background investigator to care for her aging parents and pursue her passion of writing. She has written poetry since childhood; however, she recently heard the calling to write devotionals. Through her work she hopes to spread the message of God’s endless love, mercy, and compassion. Her ministries include co-leading Rachel’s Hope Post-Abortion Healing retreats in San Diego County (including the women’s jail) and serving as a Regional Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. She enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with family and friends. She’s also a live and fantasy football fanatic and a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan.
Patti is known as a deep and comparative thinker. Her latest “deep thinking” compares infrastructures. Infrastructures? Let’s hear from Patti directly:
“I was watching a History Channel documentary on the aging material infrastructure in the United States,” she says. “Infrastructure is crucial for our survival and has great potential for disaster if not maintained or improved.
“Here it comes…it got me thinking (again)…,” Patti adds.
“Don’t we also have a spiritual infrastructure? Isn’t it just as crucial? If the foundations of buildings, bridges, dams, etc. are weak, there is substantial risk of catastrophic collapse. If our faith foundation is weak, it too would collapse destroying our moral compass.
“If roads, railroad tracks and airport runways are not maintained, the cracks and potholes would continue to grow—impeding fluid movement from one point to the other. Just as with faith…failing to maintain a strong relationship with God, our joyful path would be impeded by detours of hopelessness and despair.”
Patti goes on to share the way to avoid those nasty detours:
“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock” (Matthew 7:24-25).
Patti’s Latest Work
Patti’s working on a new project, “365 Days of Gratitude – From the Hearts of Children.” The book will include statements from children on what makes them happy and grateful. Patti’s devotionals can be found at http://amazon.com/author/pattijsmith.
One of Patti’s latest releases: Embrace The Morning – Rosary Meditations To Calm The Storm
HAVE A BLESSED DAY!