Hope Piercing the Darkness

Can God bring hope and victory to the survivor of a school shooting? Absolutely. Today is a rebroadcast of Episode 8, our interview with Crystal Woodman Miller. Crystal was in 11th grade when her Colorado High School would experience a devastating school massacre. When the April 20th, 1999 shooting happened at Columbine High School, Crystal was crouched under a library table and praying fervently to a God she scarcely knew. In today’s episode, Lee Nienhuis and Crystal discuss faith, healing and mothering in an age of violence and widespread fear. The conversation is gripping, important, and hope filling for moms of all stages.

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Show Notes:


“‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”’ Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”  Genesis 50:20 (NIV)

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”  Psalm 91:11 (NIV)

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  Romans 12:12 (NIV)

“There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  1 John 4:18 (NIV)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 (NIV)

The Armor of God is found in Ephesians 6:10-18. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)


Marked for Life: Choosing Hope and Discovering Purpose After Earth-Shattering Tragedy by Crystal Woodman Miller

Crystal’s Website

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About our Guest:

Author, speaker and advocate of hope, Crystal Woodman Miller is a survivor of the Columbine High School massacre. A guest on CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show and many more, Crystal has chosen to share her story and the message of Hope. Crystal also speaks in an effort to prevent school violence and to help those who have already been impacted by it. She and her husband live in Colorado.

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  1. Fuerte testimonio, Dios tiene todo bajo su control y propósitos. Crystal es herramienta en sus manos para llevar la Palabra a muchas personas, contando de la protección y cuidado de Dios.
    Cara a Cara pude escuchar su testimonio en Awaken Hope. Nuestro Señor Jesús te siga bendiciendo querida Crystal junto a tu hermosa familia.

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