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The Restoration Experience Podcast

The Restoration Experience Podcast

By Colleen Smith

A place where we discuss shedding the shame the world pins on us and running into the freedom, grace, redemption and victory that God has for us in our personal Restoration Experience.
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Finding restoration from a life of shame

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Pressing Pause
Pressing Pause
We're taking a little pause! I need sometime to heal my body from an extremely rough few months of illness! This is NOT goodbye, I'll be back mid to late March with a relaunch and some incredible guests, I am so excited to introduce you too!  In the meantime please follow me on IG to be encouraged and (hopefully) inspired, that's where I share some of my most vulnerable thoughts!  IG: Colleensamantha Also don't forget to click the link below to join the 28 Day Self-Love Challenge! I am so excited to take this journey with you, challenge you and cheer you on as we learn to love ourselves better together!  Self Love Challenge: https://tinyurl.com/Self-Love-Challenge Alright friends I'll see you back here in March! 
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January 27, 2022
Overcoming Childhood Obesity
Overcoming Childhood Obesity
Struggling with childhood obesity into her adult years Constance decided to tackle her battle with weight loss through this she restored her relationship with Christ, figured out how to use her love for food and cooking as a ministry, became a two time best selling author, speaker and visionary. Constance has also used her voice to create a platform Combating Childhood Obesity, Sabotaging behaviors and how to overcome them. Constance encourages those around her to trust in God and know their worth to they can walk fearlessly and bold into their divine purpose.   You can find her:  Instagram  Linkedin   Facebook   Website Podcast editor: Tammy Munson 
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December 09, 2021
Finding Joy in the Holiday Season post Restoration
Finding Joy in the Holiday Season post Restoration
I am so excited to share with you today some of the ways I have found joy in the holidays post restoration. Prior to my Restoration Experience and before I decided to live my life for Jesus I was caught up in the idea that Christmas had to be a certain way and I spent many years, mad about Christmas. But the past few years and especially this year I have decided to look at Christmas from a different perspective! Slowing down, keeping it simple, inviting in my "family" and remembering the real reason we celebrate Christmas!  Links from the show: Beholding Advent- A link the Free Advent Study I helped write, going through the book of Luke chapter by chapter.  Christian Singles Facebook Group- A free group for Christian Singles to connect, encourage and build genuine friendships Christian Singles Hub- A paid subscription (join soon at the OG price of $15.99 a month before it goes up) access to all kind of workshops, events and FUN!  The Good Life Journal: RE20 for 20% off until January 31st, 2022 grab one for you and a friend for Christmas!
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December 02, 2021
She's an Overcomer
She's an Overcomer
Amy is the best friend and big sister you need in your life.As a Wife, Mom to 3 boys, and dance fitness instructor she used to wonder if there was more to life than just sleepwalking through one day and into the next; so busy she didn't even notice where she was going. After enduring multiple traumas, Amy began searching for something more. She found a passion for inspiring and empowering women and created the Worthy Heart blog, believing that everyone is worthy of love. Amy continued searching and learning and developed a four-step process to live The GOOD Life; focusing on God, Ourselves, Others, and Divine Happenings; which became the recently released The GOOD Life Journal. She firmly believes that by incorporating these four steps in our daily lives, everyone can have The GOOD Life and walk out their unique purpose boldly and confidently. Amy's Verses:  Jeremiah 29:11 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 Where to purchase the GOOD Life Journal: The GOOD Life Journal Use Code: RE20 for 20% off until January 30, 2021 Where to find Amy:  Soul Goals IG: Worthy.Heart Intro/Outro Music: Caleb Wilgis
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November 18, 2021
Finding restoration from a life of shame
Finding restoration from a life of shame
Theresa Boedeker is likes to tell stories, write, and laugh, but not necessarily in that order. She has learned that God doesn't condemn us, but convicts and loves us. Mistakes, sins, and our past are used to restore us and others. She is passionate about encouraging women in their walk with God to stop believing lies, gain freedom from shame, learn their worth, how much God loves them, and not fear making mistakes. She enjoys people, flowers, being outside, and doing creative things.  She blogs at TheresaBoedeker.com where she reminds women to remember the truth about themselves, their lives, and God's grace. Resources: Shame Resource Page Confidential Shame Quiz Books:  The God Shaped Brain: How Changing our View of God Transforms Your Life by Timothy R. Jennings Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, and Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson. Connect with Theresa: Facebook: Theresa Boedeker Instagram: Theresa Boedeker Intro/outro Music produced by: Caleb Wilgis
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November 11, 2021
What I know about Grace
What I know about Grace
This week I am taking a pause from sharing stories and digging a little bit deeper in the word Grace. What does Grace mean? How have I seen Grace in my own life and even a challenge for YOU to stop and see the Grace in your own life!  Verses:  2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation the old has passed and the see the new has come. (CSB) Ephesians 2:8-9: For you are saved by Grace through faith and this is not from yourselves; it is God's gift-not from workd so that no one can boast.  2 Corinthians 12:9: My grace is sufficient for you- my strength is made perfect in weakness.  "Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom." Freidrich Schiller, German Philsopher. Intro/Outro Music by: Caleb Wilgis
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November 04, 2021
Finding Freedom Post Abortion
Finding Freedom Post Abortion
***TRIGGER WARNING*** Today's episode contains references to both Rape & Abortion, but I hope you'll stick around because my guest Sharon Neal shares her story of taking the shame she carried in secret for many years and allowing the Lord to bring her to full restoration. S Scriptures References:  Psalm 40 (KJV) Romans 8:1 Isaiah 26:3 Post Abortion Resources:  https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/post-abortive-recovery-resources/ Joni Eareckson Tada When God Weeps Other Notes: Called Creatives
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October 28, 2021
Finding Freedom in Forgiveness
Finding Freedom in Forgiveness
Today's guest Sara Wahlstrom had to learn how to forgive her parents after their divorce, her restoration experience included learning how to love her stepmother, forgive her parents and how to be her own person outside of her mom. Through lots of hard work in counseling, a relationship with Jesus and friends who hold her accountable she's walking into the Freedom, Grace, Redemption and Victory that God has for her.  Sara's story is a reminder that we all have healing to do, and that even what the world may see as something small it's big in our lives. She's working hard to shed the shame and continuing to run boldly into her calling from the Lord. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  Sara's IG: @insanewahl Podcast intro/outro producer: Caleb Wilgis 
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October 21, 2021
God’s Greatest Gift
God’s Greatest Gift
On this Episode Peter joins me to share our story. He is truly one of God's greatest gifts in my Restoration Experience! He's wise, talented, funny and so full of love! So here's a little glimpse into how amazing he is after we recorded this episode of the podcast he and his girlfriend he talks about decided to go their separate ways but this sweet boy didn't want to re-record because he said, "She taught me so much about love... let's just leave it."  I can't wait for you to hear his story!  Find his music on Apple Music: Prince Key  Spotify: Prince Key Intro/Outro Music by: Caleb Wilgis  https://www.instagram.com/calebwilgis
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October 14, 2021
Broken to Restored
Broken to Restored
***TRIGGER WARNING*** Colleen digs deep into the hard & messy parts of her story which include sexual abuse, food addiction, verbal, mental & emotional abuse. However she brings it full circle and shares how God has restored her and brought her freedom, grace, redemption and victory in her personal Restoration Experience.  Find Colleen: IG: @colleensamantha Facebook @colleensamantha Twitter @colleensamantha Into/Outro Music by: Caleb Wilgis https://www.instagram.com/calebwilgis/
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October 14, 2021
What I know about Freedom
What I know about Freedom
***BONUS*** I thought as a little surprise for launch week I'd throw in a little bonus episode about what I've learned about Freedom! I can't wait to dig even deeper into Freedom in upcoming episodes! Scripture References:  2 Corinthians 3:17 (CSB) Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. John 8:31-36, “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, If you continue in my word, you really are my disciples. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. We are descendants of Abraham, they answered him, and we have never been enslaved to anyone. How can you say, ‘You will become free?’ Jesus responded, ‘Truly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.’ A slave does not remain in the household forever, but a son does remain forever. So if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.” John 15:4-5, “Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me." John Piper Quote: “Hour by hour abiding in Jesus means hour by hour trusting Him to meet all your needs and be all our treasure.” Intro/Outro Music: by https://www.instagram.com/calebwilgis/
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October 13, 2021
Welcome to the Restoration Experience Podcast
Welcome to the Restoration Experience Podcast
I am SO excited to invite you into the journey through The Restoration Experience! I can't wait to share my own personal Restoration Experience with you and hear from others who have experienced their own Restoration Experience!  Grab your tea, coffee and journal and meet me back here in just a few weeks! 
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September 02, 2021