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Patricia Raybon

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Patricia Raybon is the award-winning author of I Told the Mountain to Move, her popular prayer memoir which was a 2006 Book of the Year Finalist in Christianity Today Magazine’s annual book awards; My First White Friend, her racial forgiveness memoir which won the prestigious Christopher Award; a top-rated One Year® devotional on Bible virtues God blesses entitled God’s Great Blessings; and co-author of a tribute book honoring African American spirituals called Bound for Glory.

Her newest book, co-authored with youngest daughter Alana Raybon, is Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace. A fascinating memoir of their struggle to heal their faith-torn relationship, the book released April 2015 from Thomas Nelson
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Patricia Raybon First, I stop writing. Move away from the keyboard! I physically leave my desk, go downstairs, go outside, take a walk. Moving away physically to…moreFirst, I stop writing. Move away from the keyboard! I physically leave my desk, go downstairs, go outside, take a walk. Moving away physically to another place always gives me a fresh perspective. Spiritually, in that same way, I pray and ask the Lord to give me new insight. "Show me, Lord!" What am I missing? Help me see the "wrong" way I'm trying to write on "wrong" things. So show me, indeed.

That's a good prayer. In fact, prayer is a great way to break through a writing block--but also to start every writing day. To ask God: "What are YOU doing in your world today, Lord? Show me the way. Go before me." Then following Him, get back on track. Then my favorite word: Onward!(less)
Patricia Raybon Reflection. That's what I love most about writing--having the time, purpose and privilege to step back from the swirls and challenges of life and…moreReflection. That's what I love most about writing--having the time, purpose and privilege to step back from the swirls and challenges of life and think about what they mean--and what God is asking me to do, or not do, about them.

Writing is how I figure out the world and discern what the Lord is doing in it and through it. I journal almost every night before bed, in fact. Not every entry is always long and drawn out. But taking time to pause, reflect, seek God and listen--then write down what I hear--is a glorious pursuit.

To do this writing professionally is a wondrous privilege. Except for deadlines, writing never feels like work to me. It allows discovery, pursuit, exploration, surprise, hard work and sheer delight--all wrapped up in one endeavor. For all the ups and downs of starting and finishing a book, then getting it published--then connecting with readers so they'll read it--book writing is still an extraordinary vocation. To call myself a writer is a true blessing. Even more so, is meeting and connecting with the readers.(less)
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It was Saturday and I wasn’t watching the news. No, not listening to a governor not resign over a blackface photo from 1984. So I didn’t hear him admit he darkened his face “a little bit” for a dance contest that same year, wearing a Michael Jackson costume. “I had the shoes, I had a glove. I used just a little bit of shoe polish on my cheeks, and the reason I used a very little bit is becaus...

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“Get close enough to someone and his or her halo slips--not because they're bad, but because they're mortal.”
Patricia Raybon, My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness

“Faith doesn't have to be much. Not any bigger than a mustard seed... That small. Only that much faith you'll need in me, God says, because I am so big. I am the Great I Am. So have faith in me.”
Patricia Raybon, I Told the Mountain to Move: Learning to Pray So Things Change
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“It doesn't matter that nobody sees your face or knows your name, my wide eyed child, my father said to me. You know it. You be it.
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Patricia Raybon Matthew wrote: "There's something to be said about encouragement...
It doesn't take much to ignite a spark of inspiration.

I remember the day you ignited that spark in me, encouraging me to follow my hopes of w..."


You inspire, Matthew! Just trying to pay it forward. So many others have poured into me with their encouragement. My warmest thanks for letting me know it matters, indeed. Blessings today and very sincere thanks. Meanwhile, keep writing! Gratefully, Patricia


Matthew II There's something to be said about encouragement...
It doesn't take much to ignite a spark of inspiration.

I remember the day you ignited that spark in me, encouraging me to follow my hopes of writing... I listened, and my book is proof of just how right you were.

Thanks Forever


Patricia Raybon Hi Lynn,
Blessings today. Great to connect. Better late than never! Like you, I like to share books with friends, too. Thanks for reaching out today. Books bring great people together. Happy reading!

Peace today, Patricia


message 3: by Lynn

Lynn Jarrett Hello:

I hope this message finds all well with you.

I accepted your friend request just a few moments ago. I discovered it while going through my inbox deleting e-mail messages. I am not sure I had ever seen this message. I apologize if I did not accept it back in September 2014 when you originally sent it to me. I do not know how I overlooked it. It certainly was not intentional.

So, if you still want to be my friend, let us do it!! I always like to share books and be friends. I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Lynn


Patricia Raybon Hi Beth,
Great to connect! Love mysteries. Excited to read your books--both series. Thanks, fellow Colorado author, for responding to my friend request. Blessings and happy writing!


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Beth Hi Patricia,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Colorado author!


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