Broken Crayons Still Color
By Shelley Hitz | Christian Author and Speaker
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This is the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast with your host, Shelley Hitz. Each episode contains an inspiring story of HOPE and HEALING in Christ. Many times what we see as our biggest regrets, failures and mistakes become what God uses the most in our lives. God is able to transform our brokenness into something more beautiful than we can even imagine. He takes our mess and creates a masterpiece. You see, broken crayons still color. God is the artist and our lives are His canvas. What will you allow Him to create from the broken pieces in your life? When you are in Christ, you are His masterpiece!
||CleanEpisode 040: Live Well Choose Life with Anita Wilson||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Anita Wilson. Anita Wilson writes under the pen name Alias in Town which is an anagram of her name, Anita Wilson but purposely chosen because...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 039: From Broken to Beauty with Lisa Dykes||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Lisa Dykes. Lisa has a powerful story of being freed from the shame of her past which included years of molestation as a young girl, severe...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 038: How Brokenness Leads to Bold Faith with Mo Isom||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Mo Isom. All-American soccer star Mo Isom shares her powerful testimony of meeting God in tragedy. Outwardly, her life seemed like a success,...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 037: A Mother's Journey from Fear to Faith||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Mimika Cooney. Mimika has a heart for encouraging women to uncover their identity in Christ, pursue their purpose, and revolutionize their...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036: Sexual Abuse and Finding Answers in Gods Word with Dara Rose||Episode 036: Sexual Abuse and Finding Answers in God’s Word with Dara Rose Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Dara Rose. Dara is a wife and a mom that was raised as a...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035: Healing the Brokenhearted - There is Hope!||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz. In this episode, I share one of the teachings that I created for my Broken Crayons Still Color book. I share my own story and how I struggled with sexual sin, a...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 034 - How a Massive Stroke Changed Horace Williams Life for the Better||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Horace Williams. On July 1st, 2010 Horace suffered a massive stroke in his office after eating his lunch. His entire left side was paralyzed...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033 - The Taboo Topic of Christian Women and Adultery with Christy Neal||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Christy Neal. When all was lost because of her own choices, when others looked down on her, Christy chose to look to God. Her story addresses...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032 - Finding Contentment with Body Image with Sarah Bragg||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Sarah Bragg. Sarah has waged a battle that I know many of you can relate to, a battle with her body image. She battled an eating and exercise...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031- How God Rescued Michele Davenport from Abuse Drugs and Hopelessness||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Michele Davenport. Michele was thrust into abuse from a very early age. She survived the first 22 years of her life by the grace of God. She...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030- Patti Pendletons Abusive Relationships and Her Search for True Love||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Patti Pendleton. Patti knows what it’s like to end a long relationship. She was rejected, verbally abused, physically abused through...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029- How God Sustained Wanda Carver Through Deep Grief||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Wanda Carver. Wanda lost her 41-yr-old brother from a massive heart attack. They were two years apart and extremely close. To make matters...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 - What God Taught Retha Nichole When Her Husband Was in a Coma||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Retha Nichole. Retha was newly married and 5 months pregnant. Life seemed to be going well until her husband went into a coma. God really...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 - From DUI to Finding her True Identity in Christ with Ginny Priz||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Ginny Priz. Ginny was born with her right arm ending just below the elbow. She always trusted God with her physical body because her parents...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026- How Anita Patrick Found the Missing Piece in Her Life||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Anita Patrick. Anita’s story started out when she was sexually abused by a family member at the age of 4-5. She grew up with alcoholic...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025- Loving Your Children Through Dark Times with Brenda Love||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Brenda Love. Brenda has known rejection throughout her life. She has never had anyone stand beside her and fight for her no matter what the...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024 - From Crisis to Hope Dawn Perry Shares About Her Sanctuary Season||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Dawn Perry. Dawn sits today viewing life from a new vantage point - after having experienced 10 out of 11 top life crises in the past 7 years...||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023- The Pain of Losing Two Babies with Sarah Rieke||Today’s guest is Sarah Rieke. Sarah knows loss and grief. She has lost two babies shortly after giving birth due to a rare genetic anomaly. Her story is one of loss but also of great hope in Christ. Without Him she would truly have no hope. With...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022- From Survivor to Overcomer with Annie Bell||Today’s guest is Annie Bell. Annie a survivor of a disease called polio and child sexual abuse who has learned how to turn her misery into ministry; not only to the community of survivors of abuse but those who live with disabilities (seen and...||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 - Kim Smith Shares About Teenage Pregnancy and Finding Her Identity in Christ||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Kim Smith. Kim knows what it’s like to experience the twists and turns of life. After getting pregnant at 16 and married at 17, Kim had to...||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Jean Wise and Her Journey from Adult Orphan to Beloved Child of God||Today’s guest is Jeanie Wise. Jeanie’s dad died when she was 16 and her mom was gone by the age of 26. She has been an adult orphan most of her life. She is a firm believer in the practice of going on retreat - spending time with God. It was on...||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 - Kim Hawkins Shares About Pain and Betrayal from Within the Church||Today’s guest is Kim Hawkins. There are certain things in life we will never understand this side of heaven. In today’s episode, Kim shares the pain and betrayal of being molested as a tween by a teenage boy from the church where her family...||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 - Abandonment to Forgiveness with Michelle Moore||Today’s guest is Michelle Moore. There are moments, memories, and situations that have left us with a feeling of deep abandonment. Most of us have experienced someone leaving us, whether through emotional or physical abandonment. Michelle was...||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 - Gayle Larson Shares About Living a Double Life Through Alcohol||Today’s guest is Gayle Larson. Gayle grew up in an addicted home where she learned to not talk about her feelings and instead learned to simply pull up her bootstraps and carry on. At 12, she acquired a step-father, who was alcoholic and mentally...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 - A Mother's Worst Nightmare with Debra Butterfield||Today’s guest is Debra Butterfield. Every parent’s worst nightmare is to hear that their children have been harmed in some way. Debra knows what this is like firsthand as those close to her sexually abused her daughter. In this episode, Debra will..||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 - Lonely in the Church Pew with Cheri Dotterer||Today’s guest is Cheri Dotterer. Cheri knows what it’s like to be lonely even while sitting in a church pew. Dealing with many issues including health problems, she has learned to replace fear with gratitude and embrace every chapter of her life....||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 - How Cyndi Silvas' Life Came Full Circle||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Cyndi Silvas. Sometimes our lives come full circle. At 16 years old, Cyndi gave us her son for adoption. As you can imagine, this was...||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 - Donna Robinson Shares About Her Resurrection Miracle||Today’s guest is Donna Robinson. Donna was standing on the edge of what looked like would be her husband’s last days on this earth. However, God had other plans. His plans were resurrection plans. Donna is going to share her story of heartache,...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Betsy Clark Shares How to Hear God When You're in a Crisis||Today’s guest is Betsy Clark and she will share how to position yourself to hear God when you feel the rug has been pulled out from under you. Betsy Clark, Mindset Coach will share one of her lowest moments in life and how God showed up in a...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - The Offspring of Fear is Hopelessness with Kelli Claypool||Today’s guest is Kelli Claypool. On March 19, 2015, Kelli’s husband took his last breath in her arms on the floor in their bedroom. He fought hard to overcome liver cancer but finally succumbed to the disease. In that moment, fear and panic fell...||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - How God Turned a Terrible Math Class into One of Tena DeGraaf's Biggest Life Lessons||Today’s guest is Tena DeGraaf. Do you remember struggling with a specific subject in school? Tena remembers crying almost every night of her 6th grade year as her parents tried to help her with her math homework. Little did she know that God would...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - Abuse Colored Beth Jones' World but Christ Set Her Free||Today’s guest is Beth Jones. Beth experienced abuse in childhood until she left home at age 17. The abuse "colored" everything in her life, resulting in many broken pieces. She was looking for love, authentic love, and finally found it in Jesus...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Sharon Hurkens' Involvement in the Occult and How God Rescued Her||Today’s guest is Sharon Hurkens. As a teenager, even though Sharon grew up in a pastor's home, she got involved in the occult. She lived a double life for 3 years, but God intervened and rescued her. The journey towards healing was slow and...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - Trista Laborn's Wake Up Call||Today’s guest is Trista Laborn. Sometimes we can’t even see our broken pieces. We think everything is okay until one day we wake up and our life is falling apart. In today’s episode, Trista is going to share how God woke her up to bring deeper...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - What Happened When Kim Levings Lost All Hope||Today’s guest is Kim Levings. Have you ever been in a place in life where you lost all hope? More people than we realize struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts every day. Not only did Kim attempt suicide twice, but she found hope again. She...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 - The Forgiveness Cross (Part Two)||Most of the turning points in my life started with the power of forgiveness. In this episode, I share part two of the Forgiveness Cross illustration. Walk with me as I share how I forgave my grandma’s murderer and also forgave myself and finally...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - The Forgiveness Cross Part One||A life-changing moment occurred for me when I learned about the Forgiveness Cross illustration during Christian counseling. In this episode, I share part one of this powerful illustration. ====== Thank you for listening to the Broken...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - How A Broken Tree Surprises Angela Morgan||Today’s guest is Angela Morgan. Sometimes God teaches us the most powerful lessons in the midst of day to day life when we least expect it. Angela is going to share an illustration today that God gave her in the midst of buying trees. ====== Thank...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - Tiffani Riveron's Journey to Freedom from Anxiety and Panic Attacks||Today’s guest is Tiffani Riveron. Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are realities many of us face, even when in Christian ministry. However, not many people are willing to pull back the curtain and reveal the real struggles they face. In...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - Jennifer Bunderle Shares Freedom from an Eating Disorder||Today’s guest is Jennifer Bundle. In Jennifer’s life, she found a way to gain control when everything was out of control. However, for her, it led to an eating disorder. In today’s episode, Jennifer is going to share how she finally found...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000 - Broken Crayons Still Color Introduction||Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s episode is an introduction to this podcast and why I personally believe that broken crayons do still color. ====== Thank you for listening to the...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
There is HOPE in our healing!!
Shelley has a powerful way of sharing hope in our healing. Life has a way of knocking us down and sometimes it's easier and safer to stay down, however through hope...supernatural hope, we can gain strength to get back up and live again. This series of interviews are powerful, on point, and inspiring! God is so faithful!! Thank you Shelley for continuing to encourage us in believing that we are a masterpiece!!
Real Stories, Real People, Real Inspiration
Each episode features a story of real people with real struggles who have found hope, healing, encouragement and strength from their relationship with God. Sometimes you have to hit bottom before you can reach up but God is always there to grab ahold and take care of His children.
As you listen to these inspiring stories, you will be inspired to discover you, too, are God's masterpiece!
Yes, Broken Crayons Still Color! Thank you, Shelley, for sharing these episodes with us!
The 'Forgiveness Cross' message is so inspiring and transparent. The analogies used really give a person a geat visual for how unforgiveness only hurts the person not willing to let go. Thank you Shelley for this encouraging message!
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