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Location: Las Cruces, NM USA
Gender: Female
Born: June 7, 1938
Member: Premier Author
Joined: August 2014

Through the many years of my life
I have learned many skills and love to share those things God has given me.

I love to write poetry, do computer art, knit and reading.
I live in a beautiful part of the country with mountains to the east of my home and I love to watch the sunrises.
After being on Fanstory now for almost two years I have learned some valuable lessons.
Am trying new poetry formats. I recently have written a cinquain, acrostics, non-fiction essays about wildlife, limericks and even created what I call a word acrostic. Word acrostics are where the first word of each line become a special message to the poem. I also created a format called spaceship, which is syllable based. the line are 1,3,6,8,12,9,6,3,1 centered and the words look like spaceships.

I'm not on this site to become a published author or poet. I am here to write and hopefully write things that will encourage others to do their best and not feel alone in this crazy world.
To learn all the poetic rules at this point in my life is not something I am wanting to do. So please consider that when you review my work. I do enjoy trying new forms of poetry and if what I write is only worthy of a C grade, then you can know I at least tried something new, and challenging.
My life story is the subject of a radio drama, below is a story of how it all came about.

I live in America, the radio drama was produced in America at the Pacific Garden Mission located in Chicago IL. Pacific Garden Mission is the largest and oldest mission for the homeless and down trodden in the world, it has been running since 1887 or there about. The way my story came about is I sent about 100 pages of stories about my life to the Mission, they in turn passed the stories to a script writer, who took the facts of my story and made it into a drama. There were actors and actresses who played the roles of the various people in my story.

To access my story google Patricia Lawrence unshackled
Go to listen then to the archives for OCT 2014
Name Patricia Lawrence
My program #'s are 3325 and 3326
Here is a message I got from the producer of the Unshackled program where my testimony has been produced as a radio drama.

Hello Patricia,

Thanks for the enormous time that you have given to this amazing
endeavor. All that you have shared will be used by the Lord
to assist our script writer with His story in your life.

Have a great day.
Flossie McNeil

Each time I have listened to it, at points it brings me to tears even though I know the story.
For folks who know me, they may or may not hear me as I sound, but I don't know if we really know how we sound to others. The story is true and the events were painful in spots, for me to tell. But I am so glad I did it and pray there will be hearts and minds changed when they hear my story.

Here is a message I received from the director of the unshackled programs about how my story is touching people around the world.

Thanks Patricia!

Your story greatly impacted many listeners around the world.

Blessings, Flossie

When I was 19 years old I was the victim of a date rape and became pregnant as a result. When I went home to my family, I was told that I was to have an abortion. I didn't know what that word meant. I asked my family to explain it to me. When they told me what the word meant, I said, "If there is a God I will not have an abortion, as I do not want to answer for taking the life of my child."
Therefore it was my decision to have my child and to relinquish him for adoption. This was without a doubt the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.

Here is a link to a blog that features a part of my life story.
My motto would be: If you want to try something, go for it, you will either learn or you will achieve the desired.
Photo is of me taken 2-6-17

Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life.
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patcelaw: anecdoche, means a conversation when everyone is talking and no one is listening.
How many of us have been in this situation?
May 3 at 11:05AM
    damommy: I didn't know there was a word for it. I'm going to remember it. Yes, I've been "there" many times. LOL.
    May 3 at 1:11PM
    Kerry Robinson: OOwww. I love new words, Thanks Patricia for sharing that :))
    May 4 at 2:02AM
    kiwisteveh: Interesting that this word and its definition are spreading on the internet and Twitter while it doesn't yet appear in any 'real' dictionaries.

    It does appear is something called 'The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows' which sounds interesting in itself. Turns out that dictionary is a compendium of invented words... Here are a couple of other inventions from that source:
    n. the temptation to step off your career track and become a shepherd in the mountains, following
    your flock between pastures with a sheepdog and a rifle, watching storms at dusk from the doorway of
    a small cabin, just the kind of hypnotic diversion that allows your thoughts to make a break for it and
    wander back to their cubicles in the city.

    n. the practice of smiling and nodding when you have absolutely no idea what someone just said, a
    method of smoothing over built-in glitches in conversation, an archaic medium that marries the
    bandwidth of a planetarium with the fidelity of a tin can telephone, for which we compensate by
    wrapping the Earth with fiberoptic cables until it looks like a gigantic ball of twine.
    May 5 at 4:22AM

patcelaw: My vision is terrible right now. I do not know how to type so I use the hunt and peck method and on a black keyboard I can almost not see the keys.
This is why I am very slow in reviewing your posts. So forgive me if I do not get to your posts in a timely manner. I have an appointment tomorrow with the Commission for the Blind.
The vision problem creates a great deal of stress for me.
March 13 at 11:38AM
    Irish Rain: Sorry to hear this Miss Patricia. Hope you get some relief at your appointment. Don't stress over not reviewing, we still enjoy your inspiring words. Prayers for you....
    March 13 at 11:44AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Patricia,
    Take care of YOU! Have you heard of the program Dragon? Anyway, don't worry about reviewing. We all know how faithful you are & would if you could. Jan
    March 13 at 1:22PM
    jules4jesus: praying for you my friend that God will bring sight to your eyes again
    March 23 at 3:16AM
    Dolly'sPoems: Sorry to hear that Patricia, have you tried stronger spectacles? Sounds like a silly suggestion, but you could try it, love Dolly x
    April 2 at 3:29PM
    charlene7190: Hope the best for you. It may be repairable (I had cataract surgery). Please keep all informed.
    April 4 at 6:57PM
    Aussie: Prayers winging their way from Australia. I'm sure He has the answer to your vision. Happy Easter my friend. Blessings, Kay.
    April 12 at 4:51AM
    Selina Stambi: Hope you find a solution soon, Pat. Happy Easter.
    April 17 at 8:39PM
    Caressa_08: I just can imagine. And thought you were doing just fine with your eyes about over a year or so ago when you had cataracs removed...This must be something else....Possibly macular related...Prayers your way, Patricia.
    April 19 at 5:58PM

patcelaw: My internet was down for over 24 hours and boy have i gotten behind on my reviewinfg and responding. I am trying to catch up.
March 9 at 10:49PM
    damommy: Oh, bless your heart. 8-)

    Take your time, and don't push yourself.
    March 10 at 12:26AM

patcelaw: On this day in 1959 I was blessed to become the wife of a wonderful man. A man who loved me and his daughters unconditionally. He was a gentle, sweet and honorable man. In my wildest dreams, I had never thought I would meet, fall in love and marry such a wonderful man as Wayne E Lawrence. One day I will join him in Heaven and that day will be a joyful day. I still love him dearly.
January 25 at 1:54PM
    Irish Rain: And he waits for you!
    January 25 at 8:23PM
    Torshie: Yes indeed. Amen. Holy is thy name.
    February 19 at 10:03AM

patcelaw: I have freedom of speech yet.
I'll not use it to be critical of others
January 10 at 6:15PM
    damommy: I'm with you. 8-)
    January 10 at 8:09PM

patcelaw: Often when we feel there is nothing more for us to write about we need to remember, life is full of subject matter for us to write about.
January 6 at 2:20PM

patcelaw: These are cute.

In honor of school starting back up, here are a few fun (math) facts that can hopefully help our student Facebookers:

1. Ratio of an igloo?s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microScope
4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
6. Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong
7. 365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer = 1 Lite year
8. 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling
9. Half a large intestine = 1 semicolon
10. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
11. Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
12. Shortest distance between two jokes = a straight line
13. 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
14. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton
15. 1000 cc?s of wet socks = 1 literhosen
16. 8 nickels = 2 paradigms
August 24 at 10:59PM
    damommy: These are so cute. I love things like this. Thanks for sharing it. My favorites were Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4. 8-)
    August 25 at 12:00AM
    nancyjam: These are very clever and fun. A great way to start my day -with a chuckle. Thanks Pat.
    August 25 at 11:29AM

patcelaw: If it weren't for trend setters we would all still be listening to 15th century music and reading poetry from the 18th century. Had I not had some creativity as a mother I could not have afforded to dress my girls as well as they were dressed. I made most of their clothes and loved the fact that they were always proud of their mama, and pleased to say, "Mama made this for me."
We do need to keep the classics, but we also need to encourage people to learn new skills.
All the time I have people say, "My, I wish I were as talented as you." I am not all that talented, but do love trying to do new and different things.
As the years have taken their toll on my body there are things I am finding I am not able to do comfortably anymore, but I just find something new to do that doesn't hurt my body or my eyes. I don't want to live to 100 and find I can do nothing but wet my pants and twiddle my thumbs. That would be boring.
Enough of my soapbox for now. :-)
August 8 at 7:07PM

patcelaw: Apple Dumplings

single batch

2 granny smith apples - peeled and quartered
I package Pillsbury crescent rolls-8 rolls
cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
stick melted butter
1 can of mountain dew soda

wrap apple quarters in crescent rolls
place in baking dish. Sprinkle with
sugar and cinnamon mixed. Pour melted
butter over the rolls. Then pour can of
the mountain dew over all ingredients.
Bake at 350 degrees for
appox. 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve as is or if you wish with whipped cream
or ice cream.
Double recipe for larger group.
I am asked quite often to make these for church
fellowship meals.
August 8 at 12:44PM
    susanjohn: Yummy!!!! will try it!!
    August 8 at 1:12PM
    michaelcahill: I am totally down for this!! Yes!
    August 8 at 1:33PM

patcelaw: Stressful day in the dental chair, but the doctor and his assistant were very kind. have a temporary bridge and will get the permanent one in 19 days.
August 4 at 11:51PM
    Lisa Deverick: YIKES! I hate that for you! That is one of my fears in life... I will run in a burning house fire- but I don't wanna sit in that dentist chair! LOL
    August 5 at 7:52PM
    Torshie: LOL! Well I hope everything goes all right.
    February 19 at 10:05AM

patcelaw: Check out this post of mine.

I Will Not Fear Tomorrow
July 30 at 5:58PM

patcelaw: So a funny thing happened while I was at Wal-mart buying a bag of dog food for my dogs. While in the check-out line, a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. Why else would I be buying dog food, RIGHT??? So on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Dog food Diet again, and that I probably shouldn't because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in intensive care with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and all you do is load your pockets with food Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle's butt and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Now that you've read this I have to confess, I copied it. Now copy and share. Make someone else laugh lol grin emoticon
March 29 at 9:34AM
    TAB_that's me: This was hilarious! Don't you wish you had been the one though to say it. I always think of great come backs after the fact.
    March 29 at 5:25PM
    evilynne: That's so funny I almost wet myself. Evi
    March 29 at 5:48PM
    I am Cat: OMG, That's so funny! ;) YOu're just too cute, Patricia. lol
    March 30 at 1:38AM
    Spitfire: People who shop at WalMarts would swallow this (pun intended. LOL
    April 22 at 10:17PM
    Laurie Ann Bonney: So funny and so incredible that people are so gullible to believe something so ridiculous! Thanks for the smile today!!
    May 21 at 4:54PM


God's plan for aging

Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.

Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch.

And God looked down and saw that it was good.

Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.

So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it is God's will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.

Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older

#9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
#8 Life is sexually transmitted.
#7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

#6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

#5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

#4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

#3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

#2 In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

#1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today could burn your behind tomorrow.

March 7 at 9:03AM
    evilynne: Oh, God! That is so very funny! Thanks for making my day. Evi
    March 7 at 1:30PM
    nancyjam: Hilarious....and true. Thanks for sharing.
    March 7 at 5:55PM
    alleewin: This is very funny. I am new to FanStory and haven't given any thought to my profile thoughts. Yours are certainly worth thinking about. I love numbers 3.and 4 and I will remember them when I am having lemon meringue pie for breakfast.
    March 15 at 11:03AM
    Jackarrie: I have just copied this to send to to my friends, They will love it. Mary
    March 6 at 1:06AM
    santanajr66: YOU ARE SO FUNNY
    Like a jar of honey
    If you were rich
    I'd want your money.

    Thank you for sharing, and stay safe.
    April 6 at 9:54PM

patcelaw: I am taking a break for a few days as I am not feeling very well. So I will not be posting or reviewing for a while.
Though at times, I come across as one who never has a problem and can face the giants and never bat an eye. Well this is one of those days for me where I am finding the giants are whipping my back side and I need help and prayers.
March 1 at 11:35AM
    Debra White: Hope you're feeling better soon x
    March 1 at 11:47AM
    I am Cat: Sending hugs
    March 1 at 12:29PM
    Linda Engel: sending lots of hugs and smiles. Feel better soon.
    March 1 at 1:46PM
    DIS-illusioned: Try wearing three pants--so when those giants whip you, you won't feel it so much. :-)
    Please, be well!
    March 2 at 1:02AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Patricia,
    CONGRATULATIONS on your win for the I started . . .You finish contest.
    March 2 at 11:31PM
    franichm: You definitely have prayers from me. Please take care and know whatever the battle, you are wrapped in prayer. Giving you God's strenght to help you through your issue!
    March 4 at 1:03PM

patcelaw: As women age we get those dreaded growths on our faces. You know, what the world calls chin hairs, but I prefer to call them errant eyebrows. It is just not fair that we get these things when our eyesight is beginning to fail. I have to get the beauty shop to pluck them for me since I cannot see them. Now I want you to know I am in a very spiritual mood today as I am sure you can tell by this. LOL :-)
February 23 at 4:54PM
    Debra White: My kids call them whiskers....and they LOVE to point them out! LOL
    February 23 at 5:24PM
    I am Cat: But they only love to point them out in PUBLIC! :(
    February 23 at 5:48PM
    evilynne: My mom used to all them witch's hair. Evi
    February 23 at 6:10PM
    Spitfire: Hey, I just shave when I see them.
    February 23 at 10:16PM
    Annette Gulliver: I hate them. I use a magnifying glass and a pair of tweezers, and then ...blam - they're gone!
    February 24 at 2:24AM

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