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A writer of faith by day and mystery by night, Patricia Raybon is an award-winning Colorado author, essayist, and novelist who writes top-rated books and stories at the daring intersection of faith and race. More at patriciaraybon.com

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  1. Patricia’s book looks like a great read!! An interesting basis, how we believe the lies we tell, and others tell, about us.
    I always look forward to reading her devotions so I would love to read her books, too!

  2. This sounds like a book that I would not be able to put down once I start reading it! I’m already drawn in by the fact that my sister’s name is Annalee… I look forward to enjoying this literary treasure Patricia!

  3. WOW! What a powerful testimony & I can so relate. I stole money from our community piggy bank we had set up when I lived with my brother & his best friend in 1989. We would add money & after a bit we would throw a party. Jesus has forgiven me & I had to confess to them. I don’t lie now. Take off old self & dress yourself with new self, full of His Truth.

    As soon as I started typing Holy Spirit convicted me of little white lie I told few months ago. No excuses except to ask that person to forgive me after I sought the Lord’s forgiveness.

    Thank Jesus for Your Presence, Sovereignty, Forgiveness, Grace & Love. You Love us so much that You won’t let us get away with anything as we keep our hearts pure & teachable. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see Jesus.” Matthew 5:8

    I learned valuable principle from a Teaching Leader in BSF, “The beatitudes are the best beauty treatments for our hearts.” Reading them from time to time when I need a heart tune-up. They build on each other enabling us to be prepared when we are persecuted. Amen.

  4. You spoke with your heart here. Thank you. Wonderful that you can teach lessons thru your writings. Your book sounds intriguing.

  5. Your book sounds really good. Thank you for sharing about it, and for showing hoe important declaring the truth is in life.

  6. Oh wow !!! What a great story ! It makes me think when I was a child i did not know nor family didn’t realize I had a hearing loss in my right ear until I was 4 years old along with a speech impediment and a learning disability . I started being rather insecure a times for my mother who was a good mother but she emotionally abused me and my sister growing up. I I started to tell lies a bit here and there until I got stopped by my own mother who got tried of my lies . She put a stop to it when she questioned me something I came in with that was on but type of religious group that mother defied and did not want me to learn but they were deceivers of God’s word . She posted on my mirror and my notebooks . I was not allowed for 7 weeks to take it down IT SAID , ” TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS , LIES ALWAYS FAILS ” i realize that when it comes to the Truth and God is truth and His Truth is Eternal and does always prevails !

    • Wow, what a lesson! Truth always prevails! Lies always fail! May we never forget the wisdom of that truth. I pray the Lord’s truth blesses you now and always!

  7. Please enter me in the drawing. I love a good mystery. I enjoyed your post today. Thank you for the reminder that God is forgiving.

  8. Patricia it so good have your reading back on incourage now and then. A lie is a lie in God eyes and my late mother used to say I hope your telling the truth as the truth will come out in the end and it always did. If as Child I told lie. My Mum could tell right away if I was telling a lie as knowing as white lie. But she not say right away when telling a lie but she know right away if you told a life. Then she say guilt will get the better of you and you will have to come and say sorry Mum I told a lie. I not do it again. Then she always ask you what made you tell the lie. My answer would be Mum I was scared if I told the truth I get into trouble and you be cross for me doing wrong or being naughty. My Mum used to say Dawn I rather you tell me the truth than tell me a lie. Yes might have tell of in a loving way if what you did was wrong or naughty. Tell you why it was wrong or naughty to do what you were doing and teach you why you should not do it again. This has taught me alot when I first became a Christian that Jesus see every thing I do and say and knows all about me just like birth Mum did. His truth keep marching on. Jesus like me to tell the truth at all time like my late Mum did when I was growing. I have carried that all through my Christian life. Keeping you Patricia in prayer and your Husband and your Daughter and her family for their salvation. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

    • It’s so wonderful to connect here again, dear Dawn! Your Mum sounds so wise to know about the importance of telling truth over lies. She taught you well! Thank you also for your prayers. I am certain that God hears you! With His great love, Patricia

  9. i am embarrassed..when i was little..7,or 8..i used to take change out of my dad’s workpants pocket..yes i ran to the corner candy store and took some to school for drinks and chips..no one ever said anything to me but i’m sure they knew..lest your untruths find you out..i’m 68 now and hopefully will be forgiven..thank you Jesus and i would like to read your books also

    • Blessings today, dear Sharon. May God bless you, indeed, for sharing your childhood truth and your journey to learning to walk in the only Truth, our Christ. Has God forgiven you? Indeed, He has. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1: 9).

      Thank you, Jesus, indeed. Many blessings today and, if you read my books, my you enjoy the story of my character Annalee. She’s seeking to walk in truth, too! Much peace today, Patricia

  10. Amazing impact even a small life others in liar.
    Enjoyed the first book
    Looking forward to reading the next book

  11. Patricia,

    Congratulations on your second book. Sounds interesting. We need to speak truth over the lies Satan keeps throwing at us. This world needs more truth than lies. We’ve been spoon fed so much “crap”” these days. Speaking truth over everything!

    Blessings 🙂

  12. I have become very interested in mysteries recently. This sounds like a great series and I look forward to reading it in the near future.