February 27, 2024

Episode 63 – “Finding Healing in Brokenness” with Toni Collier

Can my mess really be turned into one of God’s masterpieces? Join us as we hear Toni Collier’s authentic journey of redemption and how God deeply desires to use the very things we never thought could be made beautiful for His glory.
Listen on Apple
Listen on Google
Listen on Spotify
listen on amazon


Show Notes


Guest Bio:

Toni Collier is the founder of an international women’s organization called Broken Crayons Still Color and helps women process through brokenness and get to healing and hope. Toni is a speaker, host of the Still Coloring podcast, and author of two books: Brave Enough to be Broken and her latest release, a children’s book, Broken Crayons Still Color

Toni is teaching people all over the globe that you can be broken and still worthy, or feel unqualified and still be called to do great things.


Summary of EPISODE:

Is there purpose in our pain? Well-known speaker, author, and founder of the international women’s organization Broken Crayons Still Color Toni Collier shares her authentic journey of God rewriting her story using the very things she thought could never be made beautiful. Even after experiencing heartbreak after heartbreak, and trauma after trauma, Toni can still joyfully proclaim there is light in the darkness, and that her one true loveJesusis continuing to make all things new. Join us as we explore how God invites us all to do great things using our most broken pieces.


    Notes and Quotes:

    • “We’re human. We just can’t handle what we weren’t made for and we weren’t made for trauma. We weren’t designed for darkness. We were made to just be frolicking around, just basking in the goodness and having an endless supply of glory.” 
    • “It’s not our success that gets us to perfection. It is going to be our surrender.”
    • “If we’re just bypassing people’s emotions by throwing a little Scripture on it, we aren’t being like Jesus either.” 
    • “A part of being a victim is thinking that you don’t have control. Whoever’s controlling you and whatever’s going on in your life, you don’t have control. But the truth is God’s given us dominion and he never took that away. And we are co-laborers with him in helping to make beauty from these fragile, broken, pieces of our lives.”
    • “We are just now discovering that [being] mad is not bad and our feelings matter and we can sit in sorrow like the psalmist did and God is still present in that.”


    Links Mentioned In Show:


        Verses Mentioned In Show:

        • John 8:1-11
        • Luke 7:36-50
        • Psalm 34
              SHARE THIS EPISODE:

              Subscribe now

              Listen on Apple
              Listen on Google
              Listen on Spotify
              Listen on Spotify

              DON'T MISS OUT

              Sign up to receive updates on podcasts, videos, devotionals, reading plans and more!

              Our VOICES email list discusses, develops, and distributes resources by Black Christian content creators for communities of color. 

              WYF Form

              Brought to you by Our Daily Bread Ministries.