About the Author

Van Gorder – Patricia
Little did I dream that God would bring my husband, Larry, and me to this edge of the Pacific Ocean. With generous pleasure, He fulfilled my dream of living at the water’s edge. The first time I stepped onto the Solana Beach shore, I could not have imagined how important this strand of beach would become. I could not envision the hundreds of hours He would accompany me down the beach, and the lessons He would teach me along the way. Here His Word has come alive for me. I feel His presence in the vibrant life of the sea and its surrounding environment. Rarely have I come away from time at the beach without some newfound inspiration. It is on these shores that I am content to reflect on people, events and things that have influenced my life. It is impossible for me to capture with a pen the sights and sounds of the mighty Pacific, but I have enjoyed the exercise. One day He will take me home, and I will leave this water’s edge. The vibrant life of the sea and all of its gifts will be left for others to discover. I pray that here too they will garner Pebbles of Prayer and Ponderings. The success of her first Tate publication, Views From the Water’s Edge, inspired Patricia to pen another. Patricia is a motivational speaker as well as the coordinator for the Women’s Bible Studies in her church, and serves in Stonecroft Ministries. Patricia and Larry live in Solana Beach, California and have five grown children, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.




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