Answers to Questions

Back in February I was contacted by the Editor of 72M:

Hi there Patty, I picked your blog up on Blogger so I hope you don’t mind me contacting you like this!

I’m preparing an article for Issue 5 of 72M Magazine on Christianity in the modern world, it’s impact on how people live and the opposing views that have recently made headline news (e.g. The division of church and state during the US Elections, the proposal in the uk to encourage churches to sanction same sex marriage etc etc)

I’m asking a few of the Christian bloggers on here if they mind contributing their views (so I won’t be offended if you say no!) and wondered if you would mind answering some interview questions? All the data will be kept anonymised and used for statistics unless you want to be a featured contributor (of which there’s only room for a few).

Please let me know if you’re interested as the deadline is mid-March.

 Thanks

Dinah

72M Editor

I was very intrigued to participate; I spent a few days in prayer over what I was going to have to answer and if I was going to answer.  I felt quite confident that this would be a respectful article and my views were not going to be mocked, and that there might be many reading the magazine who are seeking moms, so I wrote my answers to the questions posted and waited.

After some email exchanges I learned that an answer that I had written to one of the questions was going to be used in the magazine article; I didn’t know which one and was excitedly wanting for an email to tell the article was now on line.  Today in my email was the exciting notice that the magazine had come out, read my answer to the question they posed on page ten:

What I learned from reading the article is that of the forty, interesting significant spiritual number: 40 days Jesus spent in the desert in prayer, 40 years Israel was wondered the desert = 40 the number of that means pondering(?), four participated.  4 is the number of earthly, seasonal aspects of life.  It is also the a number that marks prophetic powers: interesting that: as moms we are called to be Priest, Prophet and Queen.

I am glad to have been included and that I felt called to do so and I want to thank Dinah for giving me the opportunity.

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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