EP. 18: How God Redeems Brokenness (with Toni Collier)
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We all have moments in our past that lead to brokenness. For some, this is a recent past, and for others, childhood trauma continues to shape present reality. What brokenness—or broken people—have you experienced in your life? Today, Toni Collier joins God Hears Her to remind all of us that our past doesn’t have to define us. Instead, even our brokenness can be redeemed by God and used for His glory and our good. 

Bio of guest: 

Toni Collier is a communicator, host, and consultant at North Point Ministries. She’s also a voice of Our Daily Bread, and the creator of the blog “Broken Crayons Still Color”—a place for women to be reminded that our past doesn’t define us. Toni is “Texas proud” of her Houston, Texas, roots, but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and family.

Notes and Quotes: 

  • “There is a balance between being imperfect and striving for perfection, and I think the middle is hard to sit in.”
  • “I went through a mindset shift that there was a God that wasn’t up there with His finger pointing down at me, but instead was like ‘put me in coach.’”
  • Counseling is not a weakness, it is needed. 
  • “Our lives are like bookshelves.”
  • “It is not the brokenness we are lifting up and celebrating, but it is God’s presence and redemption in the brokenness.”
  • “The world has lied to us, and told us we had to be perfect to be used.”
  • “The truth is, God wants to use us in the middle of our mess.”
  • This is the time to walk boldly in our brokenness.
  • “What people don’t know is what comes with exposing those traumas . . . anxiety.”
  • When we discover our brokenness, it takes time to heal. 
  • “You are more than enough.”

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Teach Us to Pray
Teach Us to Pray
Christina Patterson
Episode 12: Prayers That Will Drastically Change Your Life
We've been on such a fruitful journey on this podcast. We've learned that prayer is the way we communicate with the Maker of the Universe, and He not only hears us, but He also responds. We've learned that through prayer, we access healing, wisdom, discernment, peace, protection, joy, and so much power we could never experience on our own. On our last podcast in this series, we share specific prayers that can drastically change your life. We also close out this series by praying together over these areas so that you can start experiencing the benefit of prayer today. Key Takeaways: • If changing our thoughts from negative to positive can turn our day from good to bad, they also have to power to direct the course of our lives. • Our Heavenly Father is ready and willing to guide and direct our steps and provide us with His wisdom and discernment to make the right decisions. • Even when we are weary and weak, the Lord is willing and ready to grant us His strength to surrender to the things we think I can't do or be. Resources Mentions in This Podcast Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at www.belovedwomen.org/prayer-guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina Paterson Website: https://www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/mhatzapa
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