Why Your Brokenness Doesn’t Discount You With Toni Collier – 032

Do you feel disqualified because of your past?

My guest Toni Collier has learned from personal experience that when you allow God to redeem your brokenness  and surrender your life and story to Him, hope truly is possible.

Toni and I discuss how shame from past mistakes and/or abuse can be crippling, (and she has incredible stories of both)—but when God comes in, you’re given an assignment to boldly and bravely point to His strength, no longer left feeling discounted because of your weakness.

I know you’ll laugh, nod along and be inspired to be bold about your brokenness and move toward holy healing after hearing this episode!

Learn more about Toni

Toni Collier is the founder of an international women’s ministry called Broken Crayons Still Color, which helps women process through brokenness and get to hope. She serves alongside her husband Sam who is the Lead Pastor of Hillsong Atlanta. Toni is a speaker, host, and consultant that has helped organizations with creative marketing, leadership, student ministry, and strategic planning. She’s had the opportunity to proudly stand on stages like North Point Community Church, Chick-Fil-A, IF Gathering, Orange Conference, and MomCon. Toni kills illusions. She confronts the hard things. She takes her challenges head-on, then she takes on your challenges. And, in this digital age of anxiety, Toni is teaching people all over the globe that you can be broken and worthy and unqualified and still called to do great things. She doesn’t want you to just face your demons, she wants you to quash the illusion of your brokenness so you can live the most colorful life possible, on and off stage.
Find Toni online here and on Instagram here.

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Here is the book Toni recommended on the episode:
The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

Word of the show:

gasconade [ gas-kuh-NAYD ] noun

  1. confident talk or behavior that is intended to impress other people.
  2. extravagant boasting.

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