12 episodes

Welcome to the bi-weekly Open Your Treasures Podcast with host Karyn Almendarez. This podcast is about finding faith and hope in the midst of life-changing circumstances.
Karyn Almendarez is an author of Tragedy's Treasures, a Mom Finds Hope in Grief and Loss. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, retired teacher, and cancer survivor. She shares encouragement for living with faith, hope, and wellness on her website, OpenYourTreasures.com.

Open Your Treasures Podcast Karyn Almendarez

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Welcome to the bi-weekly Open Your Treasures Podcast with host Karyn Almendarez. This podcast is about finding faith and hope in the midst of life-changing circumstances.
Karyn Almendarez is an author of Tragedy's Treasures, a Mom Finds Hope in Grief and Loss. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, retired teacher, and cancer survivor. She shares encouragement for living with faith, hope, and wellness on her website, OpenYourTreasures.com.

    OYT:012 Living Better: Numbering Our Days

    OYT:012 Living Better: Numbering Our Days

     
    Time flies, and life is short! Many of us are afraid to think about the number of days we have left. As we get older, especially when someone we love dies, or illness strikes, we reevaluate our need to make every day count. An in depth look at Psalms 90 helps us focus on ways to live better and make a difference.
    Read More:
    https://openyourtreasures.com/living-better-numbering-our-days/
     

    • 7 min
    Finding Strength in His Perfect Promises

    Finding Strength in His Perfect Promises

    God’s powerful promises never change, and our hope relies on His Word.
    His promises are always present. Psalm 46 reminds us they are always there waiting on us to claim for comfort, refuge, help, and strength for ANY trials we may face. 

    • 9 min
    Where is God in My Cancer?

    Where is God in My Cancer?

    “God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.”–Unknown
    I’m pretty sure anyone who has heard the words, “It is cancer,” has asked God, “Why me?”
    He tells us in Matthew 10:30-31 WEB 
    “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore, don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.”
    Since He knows every hair on our heads, surely He knows when we are shocked, scared, devastated, and perhaps even angry.
    Yes, He knows, and He is still steering the ship.
    Listen to explore God’s promises that explain where He is and what He is doing… even in cancer.
     

    • 11 min
    You Are Not Alone

    You Are Not Alone

    After praying about this podcast's content, God sent me a devotional through a close friend, Jed Kovach, and I would like to share it with you.
    The title is "You Are Not Alone," and it focuses on Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV
    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” 
    God is nudging me to openly share my recent cancer diagnosis, struggles, fears, and faith builders with you!
    Here is an inspiring quote by Robert Louis Stevenson.
    “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
    My mission for these podcasts is to play my poor hand well and share God’s faithfulness and mercy with you.
    You can read and download the transcript and listen to the music at https://openyourtreasures.com/podcast/

    • 9 min
    Overcoming Doubt

    Overcoming Doubt

    Doubts...We All Have Them.
    To doubt is to feel uncertain, uneasy, unbelieving, fearful, or insecure. Since we all have them, how do we overcome our doubts and keep them from stealing our peace, joy, and hope?
    As Christians, we sometimes try to hide our doubts, thinking we look less faithful and grateful.
    But, as Henry David Thoreau once said,
    “Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.”
    Have you recently had doubts or fears? Where do you turn for comfort? What helps you overcome those doubts? Let’s explore scripture for the answers.
    Psalms 94:19 says, “When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”
    Listen to Overcoming Doubts to learn how to manage and overcome your doubts.

    • 9 min
    Freedom from Fear

    Freedom from Fear

    Albert Einstein once said, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” How do we live for today and hope for tomorrow? How do we find freedom from fear?
    Luke 12:25 says,
    “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”
    We know that fear and worry may cause emotional, physical, and even spiritual suffering. So, how and why can we trust God enough to be free from fear?
    Listen to OYT:007 Freedom from Fear to get inspiration and practical ways to find peace, calm, and confidence during these troubled times.
     

    • 7 min

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