Leading a Christian Writers' Workshop in Denver, which drew scores of talented registrants -- and lots of talk about writing in Christ to move mountains.

With the outstanding women's ministry planning team for prayer workshop at Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax, Va.

Teaching writers to heal with words at Greenwood Community Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Plenary talk on prayer and healing at Women in Medicine and Dentistry's annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

Teaching writing as healing at 2011 Christian Writers' Conference in Greenwood Village, CO.

A Sunday morning prayer talk at beautiful Corona Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado.

A Lay Sunday keynote, on asking Jesus to heal, at Shorter Community A.M.E. Church--my "home" church in Denver, Colorado.

Sharing prayer reflections at Moving Our Mountains With Prayer breakfast event at the dynamic Congregational Church of South Hempstead on Long Island, New York.

At the Women in Medicine and Dentistry's annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ., giving plentary talk on racial healing.

Teaching on authenticity in prayer at Greenwood Community Church in Greenwood, Colorado.

With Denver theologian -- and writing friend -- the Rev. Dr. Naomi Harris.

Soaking up writing insights from Denver author and writing friend Linda Droeger.

Fielding questions from the Rev. Tawana Davis after psalm-writing workshop at my Denver church.

With the top-notch planning committee at Fountain of Life Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.



"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."
Psalm 119:105 NLT


With young Christ followers at Boulder Bible Study after discussing my prayer memoir I Told the Mountain to Move. (The cute puppy in the front row found his spot in the picture, too. And why not?!)


  • Moving Our Mountains With Prayer. (An "open mic" dialogue with Patricia on Bible virtues and values that let God move our mountains. Followed, if desired, by small-group breakout sessions.)

  • Praying the Rich Woman's Prayer. (An informal talk on three Bible virtues found in the story of The Canaanite Woman that lead to answered prayer.)

  • Race, Grace and Forgiveness: From Racial Rage to Racial Healing. (A keynote or workshop on the Bible virtue of forgiveness. Can be combined with interactive, small-group breakout sessions focusing on racial healing, wholeness and forgiveness.)


  • Finding Your Writer’s Voice

  • My Story/​His Glory – Writing the Personal Essay

  • Mastering the Memoir

  • Writing the Personality Profile

  • Writing the Book Proposal

  • Getting Grammar Right

  • Getting Published God's Way

  • To customize a topic for your group, or to schedule a writer's coaching session, just contact me by email. Thanks and blessings. Onward!


    January 2014

    Moving Our Mountains With Prayer
    A Open-Mike Dialogue with MOPS Moms
    Church of The Rock
    Castle Rock, CO
    Jan. 14, 2014

    February 2014

    Boulder Women's Bible Study
    Discussion of I Told the Mountain to Move
    Boulder, CO
    Feb. 12, 2014

    Writing Your Life Workshop
    Boys and Girls Club (Vicker's)
    Denver, CO
    Feb. 25, 2014

    April 2014

    Let's Talk About Prayer
    Presbyterian Women of the Denver Presbytery
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    Westminster, CO
    April 5, 2014

    Writing Academic Papers with Purpose and Power
    Regis University
    Denver, CO
    Dr. Carolyn Love - Nonprofits Course
    April 10, 2014

    Race, Grace & Forgiveness
    (Book Discussion: My First White Friend)
    Seattle Pacific University
    Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil - Reconciliation Capstone Course
    (Skype Call)
    April 30, 2014

    June 2014

    HarperCollins/​Thomas Nelson Sales Meeting
    Introduce Book: "Undivided" with Alana Raybon
    Nashville, TN
    June 10, 2014

    Writing Academic Papers with Purpose and Power
    Regis University
    Denver, CO
    Dr. Carolyn Love - Nonprofits Course
    June 12, 2014

    August 2014

    Kirkland Academy for Excellence
    Volunteer Tutoring
    Shorter Community AME Church
    Denver, CO
    Aug. 6, 13, 20

    October 2014

    Castle Rock Writer's Conference
    "Write Around the Rock"
    (Teaching 2 Workshops: Feature Writing and Memoir Writing)
    Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center
    Castle Rock, CO
    Oct. 4, 2014

    People's Presbyterian Church
    Women's Weekend Sunday Speaker
    "Go Big or Go Home: The Canaanite Woman's Bold Faith"
    Denver, CO
    Oct., 12, 2014

    Platform Conference
    Participant (Not speaking)
    Broadmoor Hotel
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 9-11, 2014

    March 2015

    Journal to the Self Intensive
    Certification Course (Not speaking)
    Loretto Spirituality Center
    Wheat Ridge, CO
    March 23-25, 2015

    May 2015

    Tavis Smiley Show (taping)
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 4, 2015

    Women Engage: Speaker
    Denver Seminary
    May 5, 2015

    Speaker: Society of Professional Journalists/​Journalism and Women Symposium
    Denver Press Club
    May 21, 2015

    June 2015

    Princeton Theological Seminary
    The Frederick Buechner Writers Workshop
    "Writing the Personal Essay"
    (Daring to Share Your Theology As Story)
    June 9-12, 2015
    Princeton, NJ

    Leading a Christian Writers' Workshop at the dynamic Fountain of Life Church in Scottsdale, AZ.

    Keynoting a Moving Our Mountains With Prayer event at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, on National Day of Prayer.