The Stuff of Life

GOOD WORDS – Patsy Clairmont


I’ve been listening to Patsy Clairmont while I force myself to run on my treadmill a few times per week. This morning as I was working out and listening, I was struck by this.

Patsy was talking about a marine she was seated next to on an airplane. He was returning home from Desert Storm and she said to him, “You must have thought of this moment many times while you were overseas.”

His reply, “Oh no, Maam. We were taught not to think about what might never be, but to be fully available right where we were.”

How often do I focus too far down the road and miss out on being fully available right now? Too often I think.


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

2 thoughts on “GOOD WORDS – Patsy Clairmont

  1. Ouch. That hits me where I live too often. And, on another note, kudos to you for listening to a book while you run on the dreadmill…. oops, I mean treadmill. I can only FORCE myself on there with music. Spring is around the corner, right? 😉

    • The dreadmill is a good name for it 😉 I actually listen to Patsy speaking to a group of people instead of a book on tape. I have a feeling it’s a lot more animated than just listening to a book.

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