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 was molested at eleven at an amusement park, raped by my Uncle, date raped by a boy she trusted, a victim of a heroine addict mother who was dealing with her own demons as she was dealing with mine. She was held hostage by a drug dealer who was my step dad at the time, left alone, abandoned to her own demise BUT God found her in the ditch, He pulled her out, resuscitated her life and made her into a new creation by the blood of His son. She shares her powerful story in today’s podcast.

Patti Pendleton’s 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 intimation, and nothing she did was good enough. She realized that it wasn’t her, it was him. She has been in the healing process and has learned a valuable lesson – how to give grace to another when they utterly despise you. Now, she is learning to love herself and to release the damage that was done. She now lives in hope and will share her story in today’s podcast.

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 worse, their mother was dying of lung cancer and they knew she only had months to live. The day before her brother’s funeral, she was at the brink of losing total control. The Holy Spirit came to her in an almost tangible way. She truly learned the meaning of “the peace that passes all understanding” which helped her get through his funeral, as well as her mother’s and father’s death shortly after. She will share her story in today’s podcast.

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 spoke to her and changed her life in the year and 9 months she took care of her husband in her home with a new baby. She will share her story in today’s podcast.

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 told her this is how God wanted to make her. However, it didn’t go well with every other part of her life and she had trouble trusting God. She struggled with drinking and after getting a DUI, her identity came crashing down and it was a turning point that began a deep healing in her life. She is now an author and speaker and her passion is to let all women to know there is hope because God’s promises are true! She will share her story in today’s podcast.

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 cause. In 2007, Brenda and her 4 adopted children fleed from an abusive husband and father. In 2011, one child was diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Again, Brenda found herself all alone during the lowest point of her life. Like most mothers, her focus was not on herself, but rather on her children. All of them. Even the one child that was rejecting his mothers love. A love that he desparately needed but could not accept. It was during this season that Brenda totally had to surrender everything to God in ways, that she had never experienced before.