Thank you so much for visiting my cyber home! I am passionate about inspiring women of all ages to embrace the “one of a kind unique design” God created them to be! I have been in full time ministry for over 25 years. God has allowed me to experience many adventures in faith as the founder and leader of a variety of non-profit ministries including a Post Abortion Recovery ministry called Surrendering the Secret, a Pregnancy Resource Center (A Woman’s Place Ministries in Tampa); a Christian Adoption Agency (The Woven Basket) and an abstinence education program (Impact). Along with speaking at YOUR event or retreat I enjoying hosting several retreats and events each year. Visit my EVENTS tab to find the next one!
My hearts desire is to make Jesus known through speaking, writing and coaching.
My post abortion recovery bible study Surrendering the Secret was published by Lifeway in 2008. In 2013 I published a bible study gift book series called Born to Bloom. The first book “You Are No Ordinary Flower” is a short study of Psalm 139. The second book of the series “You Are Chosen” is based upon 2 John.
My book A Surrendered Life was released by Baker books in August 2014 and my favorite work ever called Life UnStuck “Peace with the Past; Purpose in the Present and Passion for the Future” was placed on the shelves in Spring 2015. I literally lived every step of that book for 7 months as God brought it to completion through my own prayers, tears and occasional hysterical laughter! My passionate prayer is that God will take it far beyond my own transformation and allow it to change the lives of many, many women through His favor!
I have been messily married to my “honey” Mike, for 39 amazing years, and can I just say…the BEST of which we are enjoying NOW as empty nesters. 🙂 I am the even messier Mom of 3, Mother in “love” of 2 beautiful young women and “G” (grandmother) of 5 (3 boys and 2 girls). My husband Mike and I have been a part of Grace Family Church in Tampa, Florida for over 20 years. Every spare moment that is not filled with “all of the above” is stolen for rocking on my front porch drinking sweet tea and reading a decorating magazine.
I would be honored to have you join me in my adventure of faith at www.patlayton.net where I share it all, including the sweet tea!
I would love even more to meet you face to face!
I am available for speaking and coaching, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Speaker Info Packet!
Thank you for reading about me! I would love to hear from YOU!