What to Do When Faithfulness and Gratitude Run Low

E46-Being Faithful with What You HaveLots has happened these past weeks and I found myself feeling ungrateful. My focus has been on the lack vs. the fullness. Ever feel that way? There’s many factors that play into this, but the Lord reminded me that to grow in gratitude, I must be faithful with what I have today.

When I find myself feeling stuck or frustrated, I know it’s that time again, where I have to re-evaluate and make tough decisions – those are never fun. But the reality is it’s necessary to get my heart back to it’s rightful place.

On today’s episode, we discuss the importance of being faithful with what we have today. Not living in the past or hoping for the future, but living for this moment. Because we can’t enjoy God’s blessings, when we’re so focused on the lack.

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What to Do When Others Don’t Change

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Ok, I have to confess. There are people in my life that I disagree with their decisions or just bump heads with. And that’s ok. But there’s times when I can get so consumed by others not “changing” that it can get messy. That’s not ok on my books. It’s energy zapping, for sure.

But here’s the thing, most of these individuals we want to change are people closest to us. It can be our husband, child, family member, or close friend. Other times, it’s people in authority positions (your boss or pastor), which complicates things. You get me, right?

We all have people we wish would change – because if they did, life would run smoothly. I get it. I have a four year old going on 14. Pray for me.

On today’s episode, we discuss three principles that I hope help you see difficult people or circumstances from a new perspective. These three principles have helped me stay focused on what I can control vs. what I can’t. Enjoy!

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Finding Hope in Difficult Circumstances

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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 difficult 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.

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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

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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.

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