About Pat Luffman Rowland

I don’t remember a time I didn’t believe in God or know that Jesus was His son and our savior, but I made my profession of faith and was baptized at about age 12.  I’ll never forget the experience of understanding I was the Lord’s!  The sun became ten times brighter and it was as if I could hear angels singing.  It was a supremely joyful moment.  And I can still “see” my immersion baptism in the small Baptist church as if I were looking on.

With certainty and gratitude, I can declare that God has never failed me, even though I have failed Him many times over.  God has blessed me with family and friends, opportunities and health, freedom and education.  He has been ever faithful and I look forward to the day when I can bow at the feet of Jesus and thank Him for His unconditional love that has made all the difference.

I have an undergraduate degree in Healthcare Consumer Relations and a master’s in Religious Studies.

I worked for 27 years in healthcare, first as an office nurse and then as a corporate director in a large healthcare system.  In the healthcare sytem, my primary responsibilities were to patient concerns, patient rights, customer service, and medical ethics. I taught on these matters through writing and speaking from coast to coast.   For several years, I authored a byline, Patient Perspective, for the Memphis Healthcare News.  Other healthcare publications included Tennessee Hospital Association newsletter, Marketing Perspective, and nursing and pharmacy newsletters.  I received a writing award from the American Hospital Association in 1990. 

Most of my writings at present are similar to my blog, devotional or story-telling in nature.  Devotional publications include Upper Room, the Methodist Reporter, and Presbyterian Daily.

I am delighted to be a by-distance member of the Canberra Christian Writers’ Group in Australia. I was published in the CCWG anthologies of 2020 and 2021 and will be published again in 2022. This group extended a great kindness to me and I am benefiting from it ongoingly.

One thing in my past I am especially grateful for was the six years I directed the ministry of the Exceptional Department at West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, TN. These beautiful physically and mentally challenged adults grew me in love and understanding beyond anything I could imagine.

I live in a suburb of Memphis and am active in my church, First Assembly Memphis. For nine years, I tutored second graders in reading at our school, FACS.

My daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Mark Hearn, live in Georgia and are the joy of my heart. Though many miles apart, we talk and share our lives daily.

16 thoughts on “About Pat Luffman Rowland”

  1. Cass Wessel said:

    Pat, Love the picture and your prayers. Your testimony uplifted me. Thanks for writing. Blessings, Cass

  2. Wilda Luffman said:

    I too love the picture of you and reading your testimony and look forward to reading more prayerful ponderings from you.
    Love,
    Wilda

    • Thank you, Wilda. When I was baptized, our small church didn’t have baptismal robes; we wore whatever we chose. Mother made me a pretty red dress just for the occasion. I don’t think she saw it as symbolic, but it could be symbolic of being covered by the blood of Christ, don’t you think?

  3. You have been an inspiration. Enjoying your blog. The quotes at the bottom are right great “bottom-liners” and are much needed reminders for me. Thanks for your ministry.

    • not sure how the word “right” got into my comment….should have proofed it better.

    • PAT ROWLAND said:

      Sharon, thank you for letting me know my blog is meaningful. I really appreciate knowing that you read the quotes as well. I love quotes and plan to change them around from time to time.

  4. dianne geabhart said:

    dear friend: i have just read through a few of your latest postings. oh my goodness! i needed those today. i will follow your blog very closely. you are such a blessing to me!

  5. Dear Pat, I am a member of CWFIG but have not been on in a while for health reasons. I read your blog and was very humbled and inspired by your faith in our Lord. You explain things in a way that leaves no doubt that our God is mighty, all knowing and merciful. It was truly edifying. I will continue to read your blogs, and thank you for reminding me where I need to go for strength and comfort.

    • Kathy, I am humbled by your comments. Thank you for this encouragement. I know I don’t have to tell you that these are not my words, but the Holy Spirit speaking through me. I am grateful to be used for His glory. Thank you for subscribing to my blog.

  6. Pat,
    Love your site! Your photos bring to mind Psalm 97:6. “The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.”
    I’m glad I tuned in to PCCWeb Daily today to read your devotional. I feel like I’ve made a new friend.

  7. It’s so nice to see your picture and to know your heart–it comes through in every email you write. I treasure your friendship and encouragement,

    Jeanne

    • And I, yours, Jeanne. How grateful I am to have found special friends through our writers’ group. I hope we can meet someday. I know we will probably never stop talking.

  8. Myra Walker said:

    Patsy,
    I have just discovered your blog and I love your writings. You are so talented and blessed and now I feel blessed to read your devotional thoughts. Look forward to more time to read in the future.
    I had Don to come in and listen to me read one of your writings on family. WE both loved it and he said, “She is really good at that!” Brought back lots of memories for both of us.
    Myra and Don Walker

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