Finding Hope in Difficult Circumstances

E30-Finding Hope in Difficult Circumstances

Hi God’s little flame. Life can be difficult sometimes, but we’ve got to hold on to God’s truth.

On today’s episode of Equip and Empower TV, we explore how we can find hope in the midst of difficlut circumstances.

Yes, life can be hard, but we don’t have to do life on our own strength. God helps us and leads us to a hopeful perspective. He has the power to turn ANY circumstance around for good.


Creating a Sense of Safety in Marriage + Sue Detweiler’s New Book Review

3 Habits to Creating Safety in Marriage

Let’s be honest, marriage takes work – lots of work from BOTH parties. The institution of marriage is a precious gift from God. It must be protected.

On today’s episode of Equip and Empower TV, we discuss three habits to creating safety in marriage. This was prompted by one of the nine traits in Sue Detweiler’s new book, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage, launching October 23rd.

This episode is special. First, it’s part of Sue Detweiler’s #MarriageRocks Blog Tour, which I am thrilled to be a part of along with many other amazing bloggers. Second, it’s also a book review, a first at Equip and Empower TV.

3 Practices to Living Fearlessly


In my work with women, I’ve identified one emotion that cripples faith, blocks potential, and holds women back. That emotion is FEAR.

But God gave us a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). We don’t have to stay in a place of fear, beloved. You can live a fearless life. Emphasis on fearLESS.

On today’s episode of Equip and Empower TV, we discuss three practices to living fearlessly.


How to Overcome Selfishness


Have you ever had a loved one point out an opportunity (aka flaw) to you?

I remember mine.

We were married for a couple of months. It wasn’t even our one year anniversary. I can’t even remember what the discussion was about, but I remember I was hurt.

I tend to shut down when I’m hurt. You know, “nothing is wrong.” That night, he kept asking, not knowing I needed space. Then, he said it, “Edith, you need to stop acting like a little girl.”

Oh, boy. That did it. I was insulted. I was hurt.

But guess what? He was right.

Although the manner in which he delivered the news was not to my liking, I knew I had to change. I was being selfish. I was just thinking about me. My feelings. My needs.

On today’s episode of Equip and Empower TV, I’m answering a question from one of God’s little flames about how to overcome selfishness.


Finding Meaning in Life Despite Difficulties


There are times in life when we fall. Life hurts and getting up is difficult. As we struggle to make sense of our experience, we may lose sight of the meaning in the midst of the difficulty. But God has created us uniquely and with a specific purpose. Those difficulties in life, if we allow them to, can make us stronger.

On today’s episode, we’ll explore three areas in our life that we must re-evaluate if we are to find meaning again.

What We Discuss:

  • Three areas to re-evaluate in order to find meaning again
  • God created us with special talents and gifts that must be used
  • Over working pulls us further away from our purpose
  • We must slow down and be with God and others
  • We can’t change others, but we can change the way we see our circumstances


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