His Wisdom for Her World

Dorothy Kelley Patterson

The Celebration of My Mother’s Death and Life

By on September 27, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning . . . .” (Eccl. 7:8) Death produces heart-felt sorrow and a vacuum every time it strikes. As the daughter of a funeral director and the wife of  a minister, I have been around death all of my life. In almost seven decades, I have […]

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More Extraordinary Joy!

By on September 20, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 1 Comment

In my conversation with Mom Kelley on the night before she left this earthly life, she promised that during her early morning prayer time she would pray for my daughter Carmen and the Bible study she leads in her church. Knowing my mother, I took for granted that this was not an empty promise. Typically […]

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From Ordinary Events to Extraordinary Joy

By on September 19, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

In Memorium Doris Weisiger Kelley 1922-2013   Last night was an ordinary night when my mother called just before 10 p.m. However, she talked longer than usual, and she asked more questions about my day and whether or not Paige was there and what he would be doing on the weekend. Then she went on to questions […]

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Dear Dottie, We Can't Afford a Vacation

Dear Dottie, Like so many other families, this economy has us sticking to a pretty tight budget. As much as we love going to see extended family, this year, we opted not to travel this summer, and are staying home. Still, my husband and I want to take time away from work and routine to […]

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Dear Dottie: My Family's Schedule Is Running Me!

Dear Dottie, When I became a stay-at-home mom 6 months ago, I thought I’d have more time with our three kids. But between the tasks I now do at home (more meal prep, less eating out) and several ongoing activities (violin lessons, soccer games, church, etc), I feel like our family’s only quality time together […]

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Dear Dottie: Why Aren't Working Women In Your New Homemaking Book?

By on May 7, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

Dear Dottie, I was looking through The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook in the bookstore yesterday. It looks like a wonderful resource, but I noticed something missing. No where in the book (and I just checked the Table of Contents on Amazon to be sure) is there a chapter for women who work outside the home. These […]

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Dear Dottie, What are Your Travel Tips?

By on March 12, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

Dear Dottie, I’m preparing for my first mission trip! Actually, it’s my first time to ever travel out of the country. I’m excited (a little nervous) and a little overwhelmed at all that I will need to bring with me. I heard that you travel all the time. In fact, I heard that you don’t […]

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Making Christmas Memorable

By on December 20, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Make this year’s celebration of Christmas more meaningful to you, your family, and friends! Here are some ways to do just that:   Announce Your Intentions. In the Greek New Testament the word translated gospel (euaggelion, from eu meaning “good” and aggelos meaning “message”) has at its root the understanding of “good news.” Most of […]

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Dear Dottie, from a Not-So-Domestic Diva

Dear Dottie, I hear so many women talk about hospitality and frankly, it just sounds intimidating! I feel an incredible pressure to make everything go off without a hitch – getting my house perfectly clean, planning and preparing a dinner, all while not making other people feel stressed by how stressed out I am! I […]

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Dear Dottie, How Do I Heal After a Miscarriage?

Dear Dottie, I’ve been married for three years now and have been wanting to start having children. About four months ago, I discovered that I was pregnant and I was elated! But my happiness ended when last month I miscarried my baby. I’ll spare you the details, but it was awful. The dream of finally […]

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