Enter 2018 with a Strong Heart!

A New Year Blessing
May the year ahead find you flourishing because you are growing in your expressions of love. May your mind be stirred by God’s counsel and your will be quickened. May you sing your new song in such a manner that others find hope in your continued transformation. May the peace in your pace be palpable that others might join you in the still waters of His grace. May your words be measured and kind. And may you find fresh reserves in Christ’s presence.


On My Bookshelf




  1. Beth on January 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Love your choices

    • Dana Snell on January 8, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      It was such a joy to sit with you and hear all about your 2018 books you will be reading. I have read a couple already. Beautiful book selections Patsy. Continue the healing process and prayers and health to you both❣️

    • Sarah Rappe on March 5, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thank you for sharing my sister. Your words of ideas and books are a blessing. Goals are definitely need to be reset.
      I m not working but I m on Disability but God is teaching me to keep on going in life. That each one of us is a Delight to the Lord.

      S Rappe

  2. Debbie Petersen on January 6, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Love this Pats ❌⭕️

  3. Tina Barrett on January 6, 2018 at 7:42 am

    I just may join you on 2 or three of those choices. And Patsy, thank you for all your encouragement!

  4. Julie Hoppe on January 6, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Thanks for the encouragement. I’m going to set a book reading goal also. Ill have to include one from one of my favorite authors, Patsy Clairmont, in my list.

  5. Donna on January 6, 2018 at 9:42 am

    When I hear you talk – I’m amazed at our similarities- being creative with paint and books, our quirks and personalities.
    And you helped me today when talking about goal setting! I don’t always finish strong but I’m
    Moving forward !!!!!
    I’m Not necessarily a goal person, yet wanting to focus and achieve new things – yet follow up can be a struggle !!

    You were at our church a few months back (Parkview), in Chicago – and you’re always fun and enlightening ! I glean from you, how to encourage myself in Him !

    Thank you for being YOU!!!!

    Love you – my sister in the Lord !!

  6. Carol Schwerdtfeger on January 6, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    You are amazing thank you for your prayers and hugs and words of wisdom and good reading choices God Bless You

  7. Julie Yeager on January 6, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Hello! Love you sister in Christ Patsy. Thanks for the blog. I love to read too! You are such a joy and inspiration. Thanks for sharing. What are the words on the pillow again? Prayers for continued health and blessings in 2018. Thanks!

    Julie Yeager
    Women of Faith Legacy Ambassador

  8. Becky on January 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Love listening to you!

  9. Patti Walker on January 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Love you Patsy! Great choices of books!

  10. Debbie Norsworthy on January 7, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Hi Patsy! Hearing your voice is like listening to an old friend and i don’t mean age. I think it must have something to do with women of faith as i so loved attending those meetings over the years. Thanks for sharing your heart for reading and encouraging me to do the same. It’s always a blessing to hear from you. In fact the message you left on my phone a few resurrection sundays ago is still there. I’m sure it will encourage me everytime i replay it. Love you!

  11. Carrie on January 7, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Like the Beatrix Potter book that you talked about O didn’t know that was in existence. Have you seen the movie “Miss Potter”?
    Thank you for for sharing things that can help us in the new year. I liked what you said about giving yourself grace and also just set little goals to finish and accomplish them before moving on the next goal. Little goals that equal a much larger one. Kind of like the joke: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Hope you are having a great day! God bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you. Carrie

  12. Susan on January 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for the suggestions. I love to read. By the way some of the links are not correct. Thought you would want to fix!

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  14. Bonnie on January 9, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Loved this Patsy, thank you for sharing! I am reading Jesus Always too.

  15. Carol on February 28, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Hi, Patsy!
    For some reason I did not receive this email until 2/28, but it still appeared at a time when I needed it most,
    so thank you, dearie – timing is everything. I love when the unexpected arrives, it always adds that extra, welcome lovely frosting to our “life cakes” to sweeten our day!
    It’s a warm blessing to have you in all our lives.
    Keep slathering us in the blessings of your heart – you have an army of sponges who love absorbing what you share with us!
    John 14:23
    Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”

  16. Linda Basler on March 22, 2018 at 10:48 am


    Your website was recommended to me from a friend of mine. I want to write and publish my story. I am a beginning writer. I really liked the talk about setting goals for the new year. I am a reader so the list is very interesting. I am hoping to be able to hire you as a mentor. I will definitely keep visiting your website for interesting information.

    God Bless,

    • Patsy Clairmont on April 18, 2018 at 7:39 am

      Hope to meet you sometime soon Linda!

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