Patty Kogutek, author of “A Change of Habit,” has helped thousands cure their anxiety, living “guilt-free.” Living as a Catholic nun for 7 years, and working her way through a 12 year failed marriage, Patty gathered “7 Secrets to Guilt-Free Living” that gave her the courage and the permission to finally follow her heart putting the expectation of others aside.


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As we go through our daily lives, we often find ourselves at a loss for words when it comes to prayer. This small prayer book contains “prayer starters” covering occasion both happy and sad. Use these thoughts and words as a ready reference and springboard for your own conversation with God.

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Adriana Trigiani “Patty Kogutek is a spiritual dynamo! She may have had a Change of Habit but when it comes to life, never a change of heart. She is all about friendship, family and faith, and writes of all three with verve.” -Adriana Trigiani Bestselling author of Big Stone Gap

Don’t Forget

During this busy season, more than ever we seem to be operating from lists – gift lists, grocery lists, social lists, etc. We don’t want to overlook any festive touch or special person. We are all terribly forgetful. None of us is immune. But as we are swept up into the overwhelming festivities, let us not forget the simplest of Christmas messages: that the Lord comes to us as a tiny helpless infant born in a lowly stable. Oh, come oh come, Emmanuel. Oh, come be “God with us”. He comes to find us, holding our hands reminding us of what really matters, and that we are not walking this road alone. We’re walking with the Lord who is right at our side. The Lord walks with us as a partner and mentor who want to see us succeed and who understand that it’s going to take us awhile. Now what more could we ask. After all, God is with us and for us! Let us drop whatever it is we are so busy about these days to accept this small seemingly insignificant birth. Let us not lose this unpretentious message searching for something massive and overwhelming. God is not demanding large lavish celebrations and enormous blinking light displays of faith this year. All God wants is to walk with us as a partner and friend. As a true friend and partner we trust God, talk to the Lord and listen to his tugs on our heartstrings. Talk to God about the real stuff of our lives because God cares more than anyone else…and God knows the way home... read more

The Story is “Ours to Write”

These days before Christmas are spent in many hours of preparation. We busy ourselves planning the many aspects of the holiday season – decorating trees, writing cards, cooking family recipes and gift shopping. Weeks, days and hours are spent in anticipation. But as high as the build up, so low is the let down. I think we all have experienced the dashed hopes and shattered expectations as we flip the calendar month to the New Year. But let’s remember that the celebration of Christmas is not the end of the season – it’s the beginning. It’s the linchpin for the rest of the year and the rest of our lives. Christmas merely prepares our hearts and minds showing us the way to find the Lord every day. This Christmas season brings us grace to see our surroundings with “new eyes”. Christmas doesn’t merely happen on the outside, but on the inside. When we have taken in the Christmas message, we now understand what is of REAL importance. We have prepared to choose what to see and what to ignore. The message of the holiday, “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men”, will help us see through all the contradictory surface data and into the hearts of others, recognizing them as brothers and friends. The Lord is dwelling here in our midst, where he has always been showing himself to each of us in diverse and subtle ways every day. Some of us will recognize his face and invite him inside because we have prepared our hearts and made them receptive. Some of us on the other hand, will see... read more

Are You a Miracle Seeker?

Tis the Season for merriment! Just look around at the decorations, carols, and parties, all building excitement. “Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work’s important, family’s important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You’re cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what’s coming.” Nicholas Sparks We’ve all seen the bumper sticker: “Expect a miracle.” We need to anticipate the miracles that surround our daily lives, not only in this “month of merriment”! We need to build the joyful exuberance of hope and sing about the expectation of a miracle in the gift of another day. We need to be Miracles Seekers! Miracles Seekers anticipate each day. Before our feet even hit the ground, we ready our minds for another inspiring day. “Thank you, Lord, for another grand and glorious day.” Wonder fills our intellects with the potential of marvelous adventures God has planned. Anticipation of the yearning for something good to come acts as a powerful tool for happiness. Research shows us that more happiness comes from the anticipation and planning of the vacation than the actual trip itself. The study even determined that the benefits of napping in bringing down a person’s blood pressure are brought about beforehand merely by the anticipation of the nap rather than the actual siesta. Miracle Seekers adopt an attitude of intent: they want to see, expect to see, and intend to see everything working for the highest good during the day. Maintaining this attitude throughout the day will insure that you don’t get bogged down in the negativity of errands, meetings, appointments, and lengthy to-do lists. So as... read more

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