Do you struggle with seeing God's presence in your life day-to-day? If you do, you've landed in the right place. So often, we see our lives as a series of random events when the reality, for Christians, is a well-planned journey. God's Holy Spirit is very much in our day-to-day. Our conversations will focus on recognizing God's grace and mercy. We'll talk about practical ways to build our trust in God by noticing His faithfulness. Welcome to Your Hope Coach Podcast — a few minutes of hope in a world that wants us to feel hopeless. I'm Carmen Horne, your host and your Hope Coach. My mission is to support women as they learn to embrace, with hope, the unexpected. Let's connect: https://carmenhorne.com/ - Facebook and IG: @CarmenHorneCoach
Worshipping God in Unbelievable Circumstances | EP23
Do you find yourself in unbelievable circumstances? In today's episode, Carmen shares how Mary, Jesus' momma, handled her unique situation and how we can continue to worship when our heart cries, "It's not supposed to be this way!"
Contact Carmen: https://carmenhorne.com/
Did I Forgive Even Though I Can't Forget? | EP22
Do you struggle with guilt because you remember the details of a painful event? You wonder if you really did forgive since you can’t forget.
In today’s episode, Kristine and Carmen help us understand that it’s what we do with our memories that matter.
Carmen’s blog post: Forgiveness and Trust Are Not the Same:
Related podcast episode:
Can Taking My Thoughts Captive Really Help Me?
Listen on Your Hope Coach Podcast: https://carmenhorne.com/2023/03/can-taking-my-thoughts-captive-really-help-me-ep06/
Watch on Kristine’s YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/W67W8iDwCkY?si=blGx1AxJtaLyu2LO
Contact Kristine and Carmen:
Is There Anything Simple About Obedience? | EP21
Has God ever asked you to do something, and you did it, but you decided to do it your way? If you have, don't miss this episode. Carmen shares a time when simple obedience was harder than she imagined and what her disobedience taught her.
Bible verses from this episode:
Ananias and Sapphira's story: Acts 5.1-11
Widow's pennies story: Luke 21.1-4
Samuel and King Saul: 1 Samuel 15.22
When Our Buts Cover Our Potential blog post: https://carmenhorne.com/2015/05/when-our-buts-cover-our-potential-we-need-an-excavator/
Contact Carmen: https://carmenhorne.com/about-me/
How to Flourish Where It Matters | EP20
In episode 20, Carmen gives us two secrets to live happy and the benefits of taking the writer of Psalm One's advice.
Psalm 1. 1-6
The Beatitudes: Matthew 5.1-12
Dear Lord, Why does happiness seem to elude us at times? Life is hard, and we forget that true happiness is in our relationship with You. We want a lot of sunshine and flowers, but those rainy days come, and our hearts get water-logged and so heavy. Help us to remember that You offer us a joy that happiness doesn’t describe, and rainy days can’t drown. Lift our spirits, please. Your Word tells us You watch over the godly. You plant us deep and feed us Living Water. May we see Your hands at work in our lives. We love You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
Carmen's contact info: https://carmenhorne.com/about-me
Can We Find Beauty in Our Pain? | EP19
Are you standing in the rubble of your circumstances and wondering if you will ever find any good in all this bad? In this episode, Carmen offers several actions we can take to begin to find the little bits of hope amid our ashes.
Verses Carmen shared:
2 Corinthians 1.3-5
Three questions from Grace Maps to ponder when searching for beauty in your ashes:
1. Can I see how God worked through this difficult time?
2. Did I learn any valuable lessons? Did I discover something new about myself, my circumstances, or others? Did I learn more about God's character?
3. Have I been able to help someone else with my testimony?
Prayer from Out of Words:
Father, you are the God who sees my friend. She is in a difficult time and has memories of painful times stored deep within her heart. Hidden places that hold unhealed wounds. How can she open her heart to your healing, Lord? Who, better than You, knows how to turn her mourning into dancing?
Guide her, Lord, as she wrestles her joy and peace from the grip of bitterness. She is ready to release her hurt and resentment to you. My friend gives You her brokenness, and she receives Your healing.
Restore her, Lord! In the mighty name of Jesus, amen.
Contact Carmen: https://www.carmenhorne.com
Carmen's Books: Grace Maps and Out of Words: https://carmenhorne.com/books/
Does Praying Make My Problem Worse? | EP18
In this episode, Carmen and Kristine share their experiences with asking this difficult question in their own lives. They also uncover truth from Scripture about why it feels like our problems escalate when we pray.
What does the Bible say about praying when our problems seem to get worse? Where do we turn for encouragement? Find out the answer to these questions and more in today’s conversation.
Verses to read for reviewing God’s Word:
Ephesians 6 - The Shield of Faith
James 1.2-4 (NLT)
Mark 5 - Jairus’ Daughter
Resources we mention in the conversation:
Grab a copy of your Full Armor of God Prayer printable from Kristine today! https://morethanyourself.com/blog/praying-the-whole-armor-of-god
Related topics by Carmen & Kristine:
You can find all previous episodes, including “Stop Believing the Enemy’s Lies” and “Taking Thoughts Captive” on Carmen’s podcast website here:
Or on Kristine’s YouTube channel here:
You can always connect with Carmen and Kristine at their websites:
Relatable and uplifting!
Thanks Carmen (Hope Coach) for explaining Scripture in such a relatable and uplifting way. I’m enjoying each episode! I love how you tell stories - your own as well as those found in the Bible.
The hope we so desperately need
So thrilled to hear Carmen (and Kristine) encourage my heart and share all the goodness that comes from having hope in Jesus. ❤️