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.

Toni is the founder of an international women’s organization called Broken Crayons Still Color, which 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.

Is there purpose in our pain? 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 love—Jesus—is continuing to make all things new. God invites us all to do great things using our most broken pieces. It’s a message that Toni is called to share with people all over the world.

Notes & 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

• Learn more about Toni’s latest project with Our Daily Bread Ministries, Unshakable Moxie.

• Check out both of Toni’s books, Broken Crayons Still Color and Brave Enough to Be Broken, on Amazon.

• Listen to Toni’s podcast, Still Coloring, on your preferred streaming platform.

• Follow Toni and her ministry, Broken Crayons Still Color, on Instagram.

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Verses Mentioned

•John 8:1–11

•Luke 7:36–50

•Psalm 34