The purpose of the community here at Patches of Blue is to connect both readers and writers. There is just as much power in reading another’s story and relating to it, tapping into your own story, as there is in writing your own. Sometimes, it’s the catalyst to finding that book that lies within you.

If you have a book in you, I can’t wait to read it.

Not everyone writes novels or blogs. Some write music, poetry or perhaps you tell stories through the lens of your camera; those stories are just as important.

This is the place to share story and find hope.

If you are interested in submitting your story or sharing your blog, please use the contact page to contact the admin.

Find the Yes

2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV) For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. Think about this. ALL the promises of God are found (search for them!) and answered in Jesus Himself. Now, think about this … […]

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Just a Whisper

Journeying down the road of plight Two sides with two perspectives Beauty to the right Warnings to the left Go that way I hear. Just a whisper … almost missed Yet, oh so near Perfect beauty to abound within the direction I did face Then a gust of whisper … such resound No, the other […]

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Live in Love!

When someone can capture the love of Jesus in a practical and relatable way, I listen up! Rachel Mullin has this gift and writes with much elegance and grace. And so much authenticity. After reading some of her amazing posts come through on her Facebook page, Live in Love!, I wanted to share her with […]

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Hardly a word.

Storytelling is often understood to be expressed through writing. This is not so with Joy Buckels Photo Art. Joy tells stories with hardly a word. She titles her work so perfectly … so concisely. I feel the awesome beauty portrayed in her visual works of art which to me, tell short stories of great emotion […]

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Have you ever listened to a musician and just sort of sat in awe at the sound that you are hearing, the beauty that seems so majestic and unattainable? Musicians inspire me; gifted musicians mesmerize me. How do they do what they do? What inspires them to write those precious and somehow,  perfect-for-me words? I […]

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The Name Change

I wrote a book once. I had found my voice and I would no longer be an unheard voice of trauma. Then, during the publishing process I discovered that due to legal reasons, I couldn’t put my name on the cover. Once again, I felt unheard. The thought of shredding the unpublished, yet completed manuscript, […]

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The Book in You

  “I have a book in me.” It’s an epidemic, it seems, at least with the people that I have come across in my writing journey. Our words get stuck deep within us sometimes and they need a way out. If your story is chaotic and confusing, like mine was, it’s very difficult to make […]

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Finding my reflection.

In searching for significance, the mirror didn’t hold the answer I  so deeply desired. Actually, the reflection was quite dull. The wrinkles. The grey hair. The softening muscles. The growing belly. The sad eyes staring back at me knew none of those things, if improved, would lead me to inner peace and yet, I yearned […]

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