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Join Author and Speaker, Pat Layton for a few minutes of hush in the middle of your hustle. As a busy wife, mom, grandmother and international ministry leader, Pat understands how easy it is to get wrapped up in the messy of the day-to-day and miss the part that keeps life sane. Let's protect a quiet pause to acknowledge and enjoy the presence of the very one who holds it all together. This is a 10-15 minute devotional style podcast for women who love Jesus but struggle to find time to get away with Him.

Permission to Pause with Pat Layton Pat Layton

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

Join Author and Speaker, Pat Layton for a few minutes of hush in the middle of your hustle. As a busy wife, mom, grandmother and international ministry leader, Pat understands how easy it is to get wrapped up in the messy of the day-to-day and miss the part that keeps life sane. Let's protect a quiet pause to acknowledge and enjoy the presence of the very one who holds it all together. This is a 10-15 minute devotional style podcast for women who love Jesus but struggle to find time to get away with Him.

    Episode 40: Pause at the DOOR to your Destiny!

    Episode 40: Pause at the DOOR to your Destiny!

    Our last few times together have paused to consider our purpose and calling—before we leave those topics for a while, I would like to pause over one more thought—one more word—and that word is DOORS!
    Doors that open
    Doors that close
    Doors of hope
    Doors of shame
    Doors that protect
    Doors that trap…dot dot dot—
    Today I want to pause and consider the DOORS in your spiritual life; specifically, your calling and your purpose.
    The call of God is life changing and, in my experience, EVER CHANGING and we have to be ready to follow Him—Lets' Pause and consider....
    Is there a DOOR in my life—my purpose, my calling Lord, that you are asking me to open? 

    Has a door closed to make a new thing ready? 

    Let's pause and pray about that!

    FInd free resources on my website https://patlayton.podia.com  

    Sign up for study notes here: https://patlayton.podia.com/permission-to-pause-deeper-dive-study-notes 

    Show script is here on my blog: https://patlayton.net/blog/ 

    • 8 min
    Epsisode 39: Pause and Consider--4 (maybe 5) Absolutes about YOUR PRUPOSE and Calling

    Epsisode 39: Pause and Consider--4 (maybe 5) Absolutes about YOUR PRUPOSE and Calling

    Let's Pause and think about some things we absolutely KNOW about our purpose.

    Last episode we paused to consider how God created us and what might be His BIG purpose for our lives. Even if we are a bit unsure of some things we think or wonder about God calling us to do, while we WAIT for clarity or even open doors, there are a few things we KNOW!

    This episode grabs a few CRITICAL truths from my book Life Unstuck  to help us refocus during season of waiting or wondering about something we believe God has called us to do, start or grow.

    Some links for you to check out:

    A Woman's' Quest--A brand new Network for women called to speak write and lead.

    Also, I am hosting a series of FREE SUMMER workshops for those women who are called to speak, write and lead--Sign up on my Website for email details.

    LASTLY :)) A Check/Prayer/Think list regarding YOUR CALLED PURPOSE can be found on my website in the Permission to Pause support RESOURCES--

    Blessings,
    Pat

    • 10 min
    Episode 38: Pause and KNOW--You Were Born to Bloom!

    Episode 38: Pause and KNOW--You Were Born to Bloom!

    A few years ago, I wrote a series of gift books called Born to Bloom. I always loved that concept. I fully believe we were each BORN TO BLOOM!
     The Bible is slam packed with promises that God has a great plan for each of us. He has a purpose and a “calling” on our lives from BEFORE we were born. I love Jeremiah Chapter 1 where God tells Jeremiah—before you were born, I set you apart and Psalm 139 that says every day is ordained before it comes to be. 
     I have trusted and had full faith in that truth since the day I surrendered my life to the Lord. That idea is what I would like for us to Pause and consider today.
     Philippians 2:13 says, “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” I love knowing that God is working in and through me for HIS OWN PLEASURE! 
     How about you friend?
     Do you believe that God has always and still has a plan for your life? 
     Do you believe He has a very specific purpose for your life right here and now?

    Lets' PAUSE and consider YOUR CALLING

    • 10 min
    Episode 37: Let's Pause and think about our Happy Place!

    Episode 37: Let's Pause and think about our Happy Place!

    As a woman, just like you, who has navigated many seasons of life—being a wife, a mom, and a now a grandmother; having my own businesses, followed by a call to a full time ministry of speaking and writing—I am well aware of the intentional decision it takes for dedication to pausing in God’s presence. 
     First let’s remember the REASON we take permission to pause--
     We Pause for Worship
    Pause for Silence
    Pause for Creativity
    Pause for REST
    Pause for Play
    Pause for Perspective
    Pause for NEXT STEPS
     Just to mention a few of the reason God calls us to pause in has presence. 
     So, let’s PAUSE for a few minutes about the where, when, and how we might look for those unexpected opportunities to enjoy a bit of silence with Jesus.

    DOWNLOAD A FREE RESOURCE HERE

    • 12 min
    Episode 36: Pause for a chat with Suzanne Eller

    Episode 36: Pause for a chat with Suzanne Eller

    Suzanne Eller (Suzie) is the author of 12 books including her most recent, Joy Keeper. Her next book, Prayer Starter: Talking to God in the hard places, releases October, 2022.
    Suzie’s titles have made her an ECPA bestselling author, but her greatest joy is coming alongside women to encourage them to live free. For more information on each title, and to download free resources that were created to accompany each book, click on a book to learn more.
    Her website says it best “Healed women scoop up other women and run to the cross together” 

    Oh my—THAT is what I long for and I’ll bet you do as well.
     Listen in with me on today’s Permission to Pause podcast where I had the sweet honor of chatting with Suzi about how she protects her Jesus pauses and contagiously shares that place of presence with other women.
     Also, I hope you will join me for my latest attempt to “scoop up other women, particularly those who are also called to speak, write and lead. In my brand new Network—A Woman’s Quest. Early girl registration is going on now with special gifts that will kick start your ministry with a few amazing resources that I wish I had when I first started. 
     You can find Suzi here:                                                                                                       
     First on her own podcast “More than Small Talk” that she shares with 2 other amazing women—Holley Gerth and Jennifer Watson. 
     https://tsuzanneeller.com/podcast/ 
     https://tsuzanneeller.com/ 
     and her 12 books here—
     https://tsuzanneeller.com/books/
     Learn more about A Woman’s Quest and be among the first to claim your calling with us! 
     https://patlayton.net/a-womans-quest-coterie/

    • 15 min
    Episode 35: Pause to make the Right Choices!

    Episode 35: Pause to make the Right Choices!

    I had a recent discussion with a family member about a tough choice she was having to make. As we RANDOMLY chatted about this God dropped THE BEST checklist into our hearts.
    As smoothly as a butterfly flows to a flower—we came up with these 5 things that are CRITICAL when making a life changing decision.
    Admittedly actually FOLLOWING THEM is a bit messier—
    Here they are:
    Faith (How does this line up with my faith? How is GOD directing me)Family (what does my family think? Does it affect them?)Freedom (Do I have FREEDOM in this choice or does it trip me up, make me feel trapped?)Friends (How are my friend’s responding? Do they think this is a good choice for me?FUN! (Does this choice bring me JOY? Or is it filled with burden and heaviness?What do you think? Do you agree? Do you have more ideas? How do YOU make difficult choices? How do YOU measure a heath life? I hope you will PAUSE with me on the podcast today to dig a little more into this honestly simple and true formula!
    Let me know your thoughts--

    And as always--if you enjoy Permission to Pause--I would be grateful for your SHARING it with a friend.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

cindyram77 ,

Beautiful Podcast

Love that I can listen to it and learn while the kiddos are sleeping. Beautiful podcast and its such a blessing. I especially love all the Bible verses used in this Podcast and Pats voice is so warm and welcoming

Nikki nac ,

So easy to listen to - yet challenges me to grow

I learn so much from Pat! Such wisdom in her words.

Lover of Art and more\ ,

Just what is needed right now!

Permission to Pause reminds me that in the mayhem of 2021, my focus should be on Jesus who will calm the storms
Of life and hep me get centered again! Once again, Pat has thrown her heart and soul into this podcast as she has in all of her endeavors, making this a welcome oasis in my day!

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