And God Still Loves Me
The term, “I’ve been to hell and back,” describes me to a tee and the hell was mostly self-inflicted. Even though I came from a loving, supportive and Christian family, I always felt like an outsider and “less than.” That all changed when I discovered alcohol. As a well-known A.A. speaker once said, “I was a duck until I took a drink, then turned into an eagle.” Alcohol took away my moral compass and everything I learned growing up disappeared into the deep recesses of my mind. My hedonistic lifestyle was one of perceived indestructibility generating carelessness and vulnerability.
And God Still Loves Me is my story. A story of a lost soul who shunned God. Of a journey of self-will that led to a life of excess with total disregard towards reputation, safety, or how it affected loved ones. It is a story of hope, healing, and accepting that no matter the transgression, God is merciful and His love unconditional.
Patti J. Smith is a multi-genre author, penning Christian devotionals, light romance, and suspense. She serves as Regional Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and leads Rachel's Hope After-Abortion Healing Retreats in Oceanside, CA. She has shared her testimony at a variety of venues including the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and Walk for Life in San Francisco as well as being a guest on EWTN, Immaculate Heart Radio, and Radio Maria. She also appears in two documentaries, “The Sidewalk Chronicles” and “Hush.”
Patti and her husband, Michael, live in Vista, CA and have four beautiful granddaughters. Along with her pro-life ministry and writing, she enjoys blogging, reading and proudly admits to being a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan and Fantasy Football fanatic.
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