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How God Can Use Devastating Loss in Amazing Ways with Tammy Trent and Dawn Scott Damon – Episode 3

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International recording artist, speaker and best-selling author Tammy Trent shares her Romans 8:28 story along side family friend and peer, Redemption Press author, Dawn Scott Damon.

Meet the Guests

Tammy Trent

Recording Artist / Speaker / Author

Dawn Scott Damon is an award-winning author, speaker, singer/songwriter, and “freedom coach.” An ordained minister with the Wesleyan Church, Dawn is the lead pastor of Tribes, a multicultural church in Rockford, MI, ministering to every generation. The founder of FreedomGirl Sisterhood conference and radio broadcast, she blogs at Dawn and her husband, Paul, have five children between them and eleven grandchildren. They live in the Rockford area. 

By our Authors


In this episode we get to chat with recording artist, international speaker and bestselling author Tammy Trent during the first half of the show.  We get to hear from Tammy about how her personal story of tragedy, restoration, healing and hope crossed over generational lines and her music inspired all ages bringing strength and renewed joy.  During the second half we will hear from Dawn Scott Damon, pastor, speaker, freedom coach and award-winning author. 

 Main Points of Podcast 

  • Tammy Trent’s Romans 8:28 story (3:06-28:17) 
  • Dawn Scott Damon’s Romans 8:28 story (33:55-43:25) 
  • Q & A with Dawn Scott Damon (43:47)  

Tips & Tools from Dawn Scott Damon 

Get a vision of your future. The Bible clearly tells us that without a vision, we are going to perish. (51:16) See yourself with that good result and that joy in your heart. See yourself giving testimony to God’s faithfulness. (52:04) 

Q&A with Dawn Scott Damon 

Q:  If you had to explain the book (Freedom Challenge) in one sentence, what would you say? (44:21) 

A: It definitely is an immersion in the word of God.  And it is a mind, heart and soul renovation.   


Q: There had to be an author that influenced you to write this particular book. Tell us who that was and how, how that happened. (45:33) 

A: Listen to the answer on the podcast (45:43) 


Q: So, what are some of the major ideas that you integrate into the book or your life in general? (47:22) 

A:  Listen to the answer on the podcast (47:31) 


Q: if you couldn’t use your current book title, what would be your next choice? (49:08) 

A: Renovate your mind (49:16) 


Memorable Quotes 

It wasn’t just the music, but it probably was more of the story of my life that has impacted people.” Tammy Trent (5:22) 

I thought to myself, man, I had no idea Angels wore Hilton housekeeping outfits.” Tammy Trent (15:45) 

I think sometimes I’ve got a better way and God always says my way is better, Tammy.” Tammy Trent (20:51) 

“We cannot interpret our numbness as God’s absence in our lives.” Tammy Trent (22:19) 

When you overcome, God’s going to use this for your good.” Dawn Scott Damon (36:46) 

The things that God has in store for me will be better than I could imagine if I’ll apply myself to God’s word and claim it and say, yes, Lord, I believe you to be true.” Dawn Scott Damon (40:19) 

[that hard event] It’s not happening to you, it’s happening for you.” Dawn Scott Damon (41:32) 


Guest Bio

Tammy Trent became a familiar voice on Christian Radio in 1995 with hit songs, such as “Welcome Home”, “Run To The Cross”, “My Irreplaceable” & “Rain On Me” that have brought life and hope to her many listeners, but on September 11th, 2001 her songs ceased for a time. Tammy stepped away from the spotlight to heal after the tragic death of her husband and childhood sweetheart while on a missions trip. That day would change the world forever. That day changed Tammy forever. 
One year later she returned as featured speaker and performer at the Extraordinary Women’s conference and was also asked to share the Women of Faith platform for 4 years with her friends Sheila Walsh, Patsy Clairmont, Carol Kent, Kathy Troccoli, Anita Renfroe and Luci Swindoll. During that time Tammy also became a featured speaker, singer and author for The Revolve Tour for teen girls for 2 years. Her personal story of tragedy, restoration, healing and hope crossed over generational lines and her music inspired all ages, bringing strength and renewed joy. 

International Author, Speaker, and Pastor, Dawn Scott (Jones) Damon was born in Holland, Michigan to advertising and marketing entrepreneurs, Jim and Cleo Scott, grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, and began her ministry and writing career after finding freedom and healing from the childhood trauma of sexual abuse. Dawn’s first book, “When A Woman You Love Was Abused: A Husband’s Guide to helping her overcome childhood sexual molestation,” won the Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Award in 2013. Dawn’s second book, “When The Woman Abused Was You: A Guide to Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse,” released in 2017, earned her a 5-Star rating from Readers’ Favorite. Her most recent book is the Freedom Challenge, a 60 day immersion in the Word of God (Redemption Press). Dawn is a favorite keynote speaker at Women’s Conferences, bringing in-depth teaching along with heartfelt honesty, laced with side-splitting laughter. Dawn Scott Damon resides in Rockford, MI with the love of her life, husband Paul. 


LifeWay’s Home Life Magazine (2:55) 

Visit to learn about her upcoming trip to the Holy Land and how you can join in. 

Visit for more information about the Writer’s Retreat in the Seattle area April 29th-May2nd 

Freedom challenge: 60 days to untie the cords that bind you. (32:46) 


Guest Websites 

Tammy Trent 

IG:  @TammyTrent 


Dawn Scott Damon 


And remember – write Romans 8:28 on your heart! 

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