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Sandi PattyConnection Letter

Bonjour!  That’s about the extent of my French.  “Bonjour” (which is a greeting) . . . and I learned “where is the bathroom” which I can’t remember how to say in French now.


I was invited to do a Sunday morning concert by Charisma Christian Church, located about 30 minutes north of the heart of Paris. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience: 7,000+ of the most loving, kind, energetic, grace-giving people I have ever met. We were greeted with such gracious loving-kindness. I’m still on cloud nine.


Don and I decided to make a week’s vacation of it; we enjoyed so much seeing the sights of France as well as eating the food.  (Lord have mercy!) I took away so many ideas and thoughts from our trip but this one little idea has kind of gnawed at me all week.


  1. Sandi- I feel like I got to know you at a Women of Faith gathering in Philadelphia a few years ago. I so loved this devotion you wrote. Yes it is true. We miss so much with the business of the moment, or the mire we are trekking through at the time. I try to step out of my self as often as I can, to see God in the people or the places around me. Canoeing with my husband or spending time with my kids are two of my favorite meditation times.Amen!

  2. So, so very true! And what a lovely moment you witnessed at Disneyland Paris.

  3. 2 years ago
    Elizabeth Dianovich says

    Hello Sandi, I am so glad you went to sing in a church in Paris, France.Maybe you entertained missionaries (During 2005- I met a missionary family living in Paris with their 3 children) or angels.
    The Lord will bless you for all that.

  4. Loved hearing your beautiful voice and wrm heart this weekend in DC you really touched my heart. You are one of Gods angelic angels the heavens are waiting for your glorious voice !