Praise the Lord! by Pat Simmons

One Faith, One Lord, one Baptism. Ephesians 4:5

For one week in July, I was in the midst of saints at the P.A.W. (Pentecostal Assemblies of the World) Convention. I never said, “Praise the Lord” so much. I enjoyed every time I uttered those words and received endearing responses. It was amusing and heartwarming to see so many people from my St. Louis home church in Nashville for the convention. I made the comment, “Who is holding down the fort back home?”

Over the past ten years, I’ve been a vendor at various events (military bases, conventions, church functions, etc., but this atmosphere was different—refreshing, on one accord, and soul stirring. I loved it! Although I have a couple more events, I’m really looking forward to Vanessa Miller’s Christian Book Lovers Retreat in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the atmosphere is promised to be charged with an energy of high praise as it was last year.

Back to Nashville, I sold hundreds of books, surprisingly many to Suffragan bishops, district elders, and first ladies. I was touched and encouraged by fellow sisters and brothers in Christ as we prayed together, and exchanged information on how to grow our businesses.

Yes, being an author is a business. As a Christian author, it’s a ministry—and that was reinforced during the weeklong convention. I work for Jesus and my compensation is Him who will and does supply my every need.

I feel like my purpose has been revised—more of Jesus in my writings and less of Pat Simmons. How else can I say, “Praise the Lord!”

 

 

 


Pat Simmons has celebrated ten years as a published author with more than thirty titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels.

She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience.

Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in various media positions for more than twenty years. Currently, she oversees the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions.

She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country and converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatic husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur.

Readers may learn more about Pat and her books by connecting with her on social media, www.patsimmons.net, or by contacting her at authorpatsimmons@gmail.

Check out her newest release: LATE SUMMER LOVE

It takes strategies to win a war, but prayer and spiritual intervention are needed to win a godly woman’s heart. God has been calling out to Blake Cross ever since Blake was deployed in Iraq and he took his safety for granted. Now, back on American soil, Blake still won’t surrender his soul–until he meets Paige Blake during a family reunion. When the Lord gives Blake an ultimatum, is Blake listening, and is he finally ready to learn what it takes to be a godly man fit for a godly woman?

 

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