Patricia Norman Rachal has been writing since 1980. After becoming a Christian she started writing, with her first book an apologetic about Halloween and later poetry. Now her genre includes biography and fiction as well. All of her writings are inspirational from a Christian perspective. In the past few years she has written and edited books for others and loves doing both. Mrs. Rachal has won various poetry awards. She has business education, correspondence writing and English courses, and attended Word of Life School of Ministry. God and family are number one with her and nothing supersedes that importance. Her favorite things to do include Bible study and teaching, spending time with her grandchildren, sewing (especially doll clothes), needlework, reading, writing and ghost writing, and editing.
Patricia lives in the South with her husband of 41 years.
Monumental Moments is not your typical devotional; rather it is 52 segments of three devotions for every weekend of the year. With weekends so busy with family, entertainment, simply living life and enjoying it, we sometimes neglect our time with God on our wild and wacky weekends. But The Weekend Devotional gives you a few intense moments with God each weekend day before all the fun begins.
A collection of poems reflecting the many character traits of God. Gleaned from meaningful Bible passages and the character of Christ reflected from others. Cuts deep into the heart and soul and changes one from the inside out. Some of the poems have Scripture references or a reflective comment. Mostly rhyming.
Published: January 7, 2011
Poetry » American poetry
A collection of poems about love from many angles. It includes poems about lovers, God, friends, family and others. Deeply moving and intense. Some lighthearted poems. Mostly rhyming. Find yourself in this book, or find the right words to say to someone else.
Mary Boyter has been called a miracle by many, including her doctors. This brave lady was a case study at LSU Research Medical Center in Shreveport, LA for many years because her case of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) is unique to all others the doctors had seen. She has defied the odds and still lives independently 21 years after being diagnosed.
Written in a subtle C.S. Lewis style a young woman is taken back in time to the first Christmas to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Discover the surprises with her of jewels that have an unnatural feel and some that melt in her hands and what it all means. How will it all connect when she arrives back home to her husband and two young children?
Beautiful rendition of the connection between God and Nature. An expose' of God's interaction with animals and all living things in an ordinary setting of trees, wind, birds and other animals and how it may relate to humans.
The traditions of Halloween researched and compared to Biblical principles from specific verses pertaining to particular traditions. This book clarifies questionable things about the traditions. When finished with the book, the reader will understand and be able to answer the question for himself: To celebrate, or not to celebrate?
A True Christmas
on Dec. 13, 2010
Refreshing to hear someone voice how we should remember the true meaning of Christmas-the virgin birth of Jesus-and that is possible to do this while enjoying our usual traditions of decorating, good food, etc.
Smashwords Style Guide
on Jan. 06, 2011
Easy to read and simple to understand. Well written instructions that remove the "intimidation factor" of self- publishing. Helping me to become a published author of books I have written for years. Have highlighted much of it to refer back to when I am working on each book. Have read three times through and will continue to use as a reference and probably read again. I have many years experience with MSWord but less than a year with MsWord 2007 and have learned new and helpful things from this guide.