DARE TO BE WHO YOU REALLY ARE

by Patricia Kelbaugh


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/11/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781452592183
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781452592206
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781452592190

About the Book

Many years ago, as I was describing the latest saga in my bizarre life to a dear friend, she suggested I write a book about my life. Eventually, over a period of several years, I started writing down these short stories and finally put them together into a book. It was then that I realized that many of my life experiences had a profound impact on who I was and how I thought. I started out as a quiet, shy person who was unsure of herself and her abilities. Even though I had grown up attending church every Sunday, trying to follow the teachings of the Bible, I knew something was missing in my life. Eventually I married a United Methodist minister and we raised two children together. The challenges we faced during our years in the ministry allowed me to grow in strength and confidence. I was continually learning new life lessons as God put me in positions where I could be of help while caring for the needs and problems of others. As God led me to take on leadership roles, I found I could depend on His guidance and continual support. I was energized as He guided me to use my creative and artistic talents. Then one day the doctor told me I had a tumor and needed major surgery, all at the same time my husband was being put on trial by the church for behavior unbecoming of a minister. When you are down and out is when you find out about your faith and God’s power to turn things around. Never before had I envisioned the challenges I was yet to face. I knew that God was not finished with me and that I had much more to accomplish. Praise God!


About the Author

Pat Kelbaugh is a mother of two adult children, grandmother of five grandchildren, and currently lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She has been teaching dance for many years and opened the Patricia Kelbaugh Dance Studio in Gaithersburg in 1976. She is also a watercolor artist, choir director, and sacred dance director.