She’s wit and wisdom in a double dose of dynamite, and yes, she comes colorfully wrapped in a small package.
She’s kind and compassionate, sweet but sassy, and I know she’s a hospitable hostess–this, without ever having gone to her home.
She’s entertaining and enthusiastic, fun and friendly, and she manages to blend humility with a strong sense of self, understanding who she is in Christ; that it’s Him who matters most when they meet her.
She’s not afraid to share her struggles, her fears, her victories–her life!–in a way that makes her approachable, relatable and downright lovable.
I "knew" Patsy Clairmont long before our paths crossed in the blogosphere and Twitterville; any author who finds the humor in faith quickly captures my attention. After discovering her blog I had a crush; a few tweets & comments exchanged? It evolved to puppy love; but after the generosity and kindness extended to me when I finally met her face to face?
She’s aware of my involvement with Inspired Bliss and she went out of her way at the Women of Faith Conference to welcome me and make sure I wasn’t left hanging. She was a beautiful example of Jesus with skin on, accepting me, wooing me and loving me, when I hadn’t done a thing in the world to "deserve" it. She loved my dear friend, Erin, too, who joined me for the conference.
I wish I could tell you more detail about her sessions–she bravely conquered the subject of women and their emotions!–but you’d be much better served to check out her book "I Second That Emotion" (the graphic below will take you right to her Amazon page) where she’ll help you understand the deception of emotions and help you navigate the murky waters beyond your own entanglements.
On one hand I wish I had taken notes from the speakers, but on the other, I just wanted to absorb the atmosphere–one of hope and encouragement and exhortation and and worship.
Did I mention that Patsy has a whiz bang sense of style? You can tell by a quick glance at the photos above, but I absolutely wanted to steal the shoes right off her feet Saturday! Forget about Manolos or Jimmy Choos–I wanted her Geisha girl hi-tops!!
If you haven’t visited Patsy before now, please do yourself a favor and click on over. Let her know
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Awww, I’m so jealous! I love Patsy! I’m so glad you got to meet her and that she is who she is.
She’s precious. Love the shoes!
What fabulous photos of a fabulous lady. I like that she’s living out that “when I am old I shall wear purple” thing so boldly with those high-tops.
And I think you live out that poem, too. Because isn’t it written from the perspective of a young woman who resolves to start wearing the purple now, instead of waiting?
I think you do that well. I can see why you two are drawn to each other.
Love the photo of the two of you. Is there that big of a height difference between the two of you?
how awesome that you could meet such an awesome woman. I LOVE to hear her when she speaks at the WOF conferences. My favorite memory is of her literally chugging across the stage like a train when she was all upset about something! It was wonderful!!!
How can you not like someone with those shoes? She looks like fun!
How awesome is that? I’m so glad you and Erin got to go and meet her 🙂 You just need to come to the WOF in Greensboro with me now 😉 I’m not sure I have enough nerve to stand in line and meet Patsy — or any of the other speakers for that matter!
Still waiting for some more “finishing” lessons 😀
I am so glad you got to meet her live and in person. I think it is so important for us to have women who have “been there, done that” in our lives. My friend Gail MacDonald is that person for me, and I adore her as you do Patsy. I don’t think Gail has shoes quite as cool as Patsy’s, but I’d walk in her shoes any time!
Love, love, love Patsy! Saw her at a WOF a few years ago and really enjoyed her and the others. You’re a lucky girl!