Have you ever met someone and you had that instant connection? I felt that way the first time I met Pat Layton. She was warm, open, funny. She was deep, but didn’t pretend to have all the answers.

She was is someone I would want to do life with.

Years ago Pat walked into a hospital to abort the child she carried in her womb.

She walked out shattered.

The hurts were so deeply entrenched that she didn’t know if she’d ever feel anything but stuck.

Pat found healing through Christ.

Out of that was birthed what she calls her “Unstuck Manifesto.” This is one part of that life changing declaration:

My past is redeemed, my present is hemmed in, and my future is secure. I am done with low living, sight walking, small plans, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly measures, faithless talk, and little goals.

I love and live by faith, lavish grace on others, lean on His presence, walk in patience, am undergirded and uplifted by prayer, and am strengthened by power.

Can you see why I love her so much? She’s one of the brave girls who ran toward Jesus rather than away from him.

For the first time she began to imagine what it might mean to live unstuck.

Unstuck in her faith.

Unstuck in her thoughts.

Unstuck in her personality.

Unstuck in her memories.

Unstuck in performance.

Unstuck in life.

Living unstuck changed everything.

It led her to this decision. Before you watch it, grab a tissue. It’s one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever heard.

As I listened to Pat’s story, I was once again amazed at what God can do. When everybody else gives up on you, when you might have given up on yourself, He is the Redeemer.

Pat has written a new book titled Life Unstuck.

In it she walks with you, sharing what she’s learned along the way, and promising you that you can live unstuck, too. She shares what it looks like to heal a layer at a time. She helps you find peace for your past, purpose for your presence, and a passion for tomorrow and all the days after that.

I wish I could sit with you all day and tell you about my friend, Pat Layton, speaker, author, founder of a post-abortion ministry, wife and mom and “G” to her grandbabies.


Instead I pray you’ll meet her in the pages of her book, Life Unstuck.

That you’ll introduce her and this message in your small group studies. That you’ll share her wisdom with a friend. That you’ll sit in your sacred space, just you and God, and allow Pat’s words and wisdom to encourage you.

That you’ll use the free resources she’s created to take you deeper as you read the book.

Today, she’s graciously offered to give away one copy to the #livefree girls who stop by her every day. Just leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win.