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.


SOS Cultivating Balance Part 2 (Self-Care)


Hello God’s little flame.

On today’s episode, we’re continuing on our 4-part series. We focus on the first letter of the acronym, SOS – self-care – and how it can help us cultivate balance.

Our text is 1 Kings 19:1-19. In Elijah’s story, we discover 3 God-given gifts that we must receive and accept if we are to cultivate a life of balance.

Grab a cup of coffee cause this one’s longer than usual (about 25 minutes). If you’re a subscriber, print your pdf HeartSheet I sent you and get ready to follow along. Let’s do this God’s little flame.

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What We Discuss:

  • What stops us from caring for ourselves
  • What happens when we lack self-care
  • What God truly says about self-care
  • The gifts God gives us as we care for his temple


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