Hi, my name is Patrice and I am married to Shannon. Together we have five awesome children. Four boy’s and one girl! Can you imagine how much of a princess my baby girl is with that many boy’s gathered around her. ♥ She’s our first miracle baby and her brother Ty is our second blessing from God above! From our oldest to our youngest we have Gage who is 25, Cameren who is 16, Adrian who is 14, Leah who is 2 and Ty who is one! You should see all the fun that goes on in this house! We have our hands full that’s for sure. Prayers are always welcomed!
The beginning of Fearing Faith
I started this blog about six years ago as a way to journal my feelings and share the good news with the world. Life became very different very quickly for me. As a single mom with two kids that didn’t leave much time for me to get on and journal. Plus, I wasn’t so sure anyone else out there struggled with the same thing’s I did. So, I laid it aside and paid for the blog name for years before I ever really started using it. The original name was uniquely made and paid for. After a more recent struggle I decided to change the name to fearing faith. It seemed fitting for my life and my daily struggles. I wanted this blog to reflect me, my life and my daily walk with Jesus and the true struggle of faith in the times we live in. For most of my life I’ve struggled with GAD although, I didn’t realize that’s what it was until I walked through a very difficult four years. I want this blog to encourage and bring people to know Jesus in a way they’ve never known Him.
A walk through the valley with God is better than being on top of the mountain without Him!
Why I write
Writing has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve never really been someone who get’s on their knees all the time to pray. Though there is real surrender in that posture of prayer. I really enjoy being methodical about my prayers and allowing God into the deepest places of my heart. It allows me time to sit back and let God show me my heart condition. That’s when surrender happens for me. Those are tender moments between me and my daddy! So, as you read through my blog just know you’re getting a peek into my heart where I only allow God to be!
Family time, Me time and anytime
I’ve always been a loner. I’m the type of person who thoroughly enjoys being home alone watching a movie or reading a good book. I love a clean house and when I’m stressed my house feels it. With five kids a husband and so many other responsibilities, it’s very hard to find time to just be with myself. But I watch and wait for the little moments to arise so I can run away with them.
Shannon and I try to have a date night at least once a month, but even then it’s hard. When we do, we enjoy taking walks around Market Street in The Woodlands or just simply going to dinner! Our family has grown so much in the last few years. It’s only going to get even bigger and pinning down the boy’s now is not easy. Frankly we could use a whole lot more quality family time. But for now that consists of catching them when we can!