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Patches of Godlight: Father Tim's Favorite Quotes Paperback – September 24, 2002
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I started an off & on again card file of some of Fr. Tim's sayings to incorporate in my weekly homilies and for inclusion in our parish newsletter. This book gives me all I need for an enjoyable time of relaxed reading and meditation. It is especially useful to me for ideas for articles and letters to our parish. I think anyone who relishes witty and thought provoking writing will enjoy this book.
Each tidbit gives food for thought, a reminder, a touch to the heart. I have made it a part of my daily devotions. Sometimes reading one item, sometimes several that are linked together. The gardener in me responds to Emily Dickenson's I am a Rose, other items make me smile and other make me THINK.
A good book to have on your bedside table or anywhere you have just a moment to spare for a smile or a thought.