Author Archives: Pat Gaines

About Pat Gaines

I am a retired county officer, working 22 years in county government. At this point in my life I work with my children and grandchildren, teach an adult Sunday school class, travel when I can, do a little writing, watch lots of movies and try to enjoy my life with my husband, family and friends.

How Great Thou Art

  Carl Gustav Boberg, born August 16, 1859 and died in 1940,  in Sweden.  He was well known as a poet and an elected official in Sweden.  He was best known for the poem called “O Store Gud” or O great … Continue reading

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Follow Pat Gaines on Facebook

Check out Pat Gaines’ new author page on Facebook. Read about her writing and publications and more. Facebook author pages are publicly accessible. No login is required, although the system will nag about it. Just click where it says “not … Continue reading

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Song Origins: How Firm a Foundation

Click here to read about the origins of the hymn HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION published in 1787…

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Book of Acts (Lesson 9)

Click here to find Book of Acts (Lesson 9)… [Scriptures for this lesson are taken from Acts 9, Acts 22, Acts 26, and Galatians 1.] Go to Bible study page…

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O. O. Octopus Coloring Book

Now enjoy the popular children’s picture book, O. O. OCTOPUS (written by Pat Gaines and illustrated by David Simon) in a high quality coloring book for all ages. Read the story at the beginning of the book and then enjoy … Continue reading

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Song Origins: The Old Rugged Cross

Click here to read about the origins of the hymn THE OLD RUGGED CROSS written in 1912 by George Bennard…

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Book of Acts (Lesson 8)

CLICK HERE to find Book of Acts (Lesson 8)… [Scriptures for this lesson are taken from Acts 8, Acts 26, Galations 1, Acts 1, Acts 2, Matthew 16, Acts 10.] Go to Bible study page…

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Song Origins: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Click here to read about the origin of the hymn, WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS, published 1857 with lyrics by Joseph Scriven and music by Charles Converse…

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Book of Acts (Lesson 7)

CLICK HERE to find Book of Acts (Lesson 7) [Scriptures for this lesson are taken from Acts 7] Go to Bible study page…

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Song Origins: One Day at a Time

Click here to read about the origin of the song ONE DAY AT A TIME by Marijohn Melson and Kris Kristofferson….

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