Coffee Talk Topic: There Is Hope
This episode’s coffee talk topic encourages us that no matter our situation or circumstance, there is hope! The Old Testament teaches us that hope is trust. In the New Testament, Paul says that Jesus Christ is our hope, just as the Prophet Jeremiah proclaimed that God is the hope of Israel.
One of the most famous scriptures in the book of Isaiah teaches us about the power of hope, which is exemplified in the life of our incredible guest on this topic
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Featured Guest: Tina Levene
“You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” ―
Tina Levene is an author, speaker, a humorous motivator, and professional staff development trainer. Levene works with businesses, ministries, and educational institutions to create a safe, positive and high-performance culture by igniting passion and developing leadership skills.
Long affiliated with the Florida Juvenile Justice System, Tina’s famous and favorite quote is There Is Hope, which she impresses upon the troubled youth to realize their true worth and potential. Tina says
“yes I’m an author, keynote speaker, yadda-yadda, but first and foremost I’m a faithful follower of Jesus. I’m a big fan of Jesus. I’m a Jesus freak! I jump on any opportunity to spread hope and instill hope in other people.
Working in the Juvenile Justice system, I’ve had a lot of exposure to people struggling with hurts habits and hang-ups. It’s hard to say there’s hope to a young girl who may be a victim of human trafficking who’s in jail, but there is. There is hope. One of the things I remember her saying to me is “Miss Tina when you come in here I know there’s hope because I see you and I see you smiling. I always tell everyone There is Hope.”
Tina Talks Truth
Tina founded her Tina Talks Truth platform to encourage women and men who struggle with addiction and other life challenges, based on her healing journey from addiction. She says
“the biggest contributor to addiction is a void inside of people that struggle with addictions. It may be low self-esteem or a broken down family component. There’s no spiritual backbone or guardrail in that person’s life. Something is missing.
That’s what it was for me. Something was always missing. So First I had to establish that there is a God. Then I had to establish that He loves me. He loves me no matter what. There are no conditions to how much God loves you.”
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