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059 Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of YHFP: The Importance of “Your” Pt 1

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Release Date: 05/28/2020

115 How To Train Your Brain To Trust God show art 115 How To Train Your Brain To Trust God

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: In this episode, we talk about how to train your brain to trust God. Our guest, Kris Reece, is an expert in this area and will be sharing practical tips with us for learning how to renew our minds, take our thoughts captive and train our brain. Quotables from the episode: God is the one who does the transforming BY the renewing of our mind. Renewing our mind begins with addressing thoughts that are not life-giving. To take our thoughts captive we have to interrogate them to determine where they are coming from. Our thoughts come from one of three places: God (who prompts and...

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114 Knowing How Much God Loves You show art 114 Knowing How Much God Loves You

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: So many women struggle to call God Father because they have never known a Father that was good. Today’s guest, Tanya Glanzman, struggled in that respect as well until God revealed His vast love for her, and now she knows that she is her Heavenly Father’s daughter. In today’s episode, we talk about what it truly means to embrace our identity as a child of God. Quotables from the episode: When life isn’t stable, God is faithful and unchanging in His love, mercy, and grace. We can always run boldly to His throne of grace. God is sure, steadfast, and unchanging. It is...

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113 Financial Stress: How To Cope When Facing Bankruptcy show art 113 Financial Stress: How To Cope When Facing Bankruptcy

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: Have you ever experienced financial loss? Or have you ever wondered what you would do or how you would make it if you lost everything you had financially? Today, I talk with Shonda Whitworth who shares a very personal and real testimony of how God brought her through great financial hardship. She learned how to cope when facing bankruptcy and truly experienced what it means to say, “when all you have is God, you’ve got enough.” Quotables from the episode: With bankruptcy, the enemy heaps on shame and uncertainty. The Bible has a lot to say about our finances. When we...

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112 Discovering Joy in the Midst of Hard Times show art 112 Discovering Joy in the Midst of Hard Times

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: We would be hard pressed to find anyone right now who isn’t going through a hard time, just have experienced a hard time, or headed into a hard time. Yet hard times often challenge our joy. In today’s episode, we talk with guest, Heidi McLaughlin, who experienced several hard times in a row and yet shares with us how she learned to discover joy in the midst of hard times. Quotables from the episode: God is a God of an “upper-story.” Don’t try to figure God out—trust that He has your situation figured out. People often come into our lives to act as sandpaper to...

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111 Alopecia: We Are Not Defined by Physical Flaws and Imperfections show art 111 Alopecia: We Are Not Defined by Physical Flaws and Imperfections

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: We talk about how our identity is in Christ and not a reflection in the mirror. My guest, Carol Chisolm, calls herself a survivor after suffering many years with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that results in hair loss. She coined the phrase “I have alopecia, but it doesn’t have me” to remind herself that her identity is in Christ and not a reflection in the mirror. She has a real passion for helping others understand that we are God’s workmanship and not defined by our physical flaws and imperfections. This episode discusses how our perceived flaws or imperfections...

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110 Prodigal Child: Hope and healing when your loved one has gone astray show art 110 Prodigal Child: Hope and healing when your loved one has gone astray

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: Many parents have suffered the pain that ensues when they’ve had a prodigal child. In this episode, we talk about how to gain hope and healing when your loved one has gone astray. My guest today is Judy Slegh, who experienced having a prodigal child and is going to share what she learned through that experience. Quotables from the episode: Our emotions reveal our thoughts. Do not harden your heart towards your prodigal—God hasn’t. As we forgive, it releases baggage and we can receive hope for our prodigal. God sees our prodigal from their full potential. We should too....

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109 When It Feels Like You’re Losing Your Mind - Finding Hope show art 109 When It Feels Like You’re Losing Your Mind - Finding Hope

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Episode Summary: In this episode, we talk about finding hope when it feels like you’re losing your mind. My guest today, Sheryl Turner, is a delivered drug addict, stage four cancer survivor and former widow. Once a hopeless dope fiend, she is now a dopeless hope-fiend. Quotables from the episode: God wants you to accept forgiveness. Love covers a multitude of sins over our lives. When we feel trapped by the sins of our past, it helps to 1) Stop, 2) Confess it to God, and 3) Believe we are forgiven. Your ideas may be good but not best – look for HIS best for your life. Instead of doing,...

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108 Dysfunctional Mother Daughter Relationships: Hope for Breaking the Cycle show art 108 Dysfunctional Mother Daughter Relationships: Hope for Breaking the Cycle

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: Today we talk about hope for breaking the cycle of dysfunctional mother daughter relationships. My guest, Phylis Mantelli, experienced mother wounds and went on to break the cycle of mother daughter dysfunction with her own children. She always says, “We are not a perfect family, but a bonded family.” She’s here today to share hope and the lessons she learned with us. Quotables from the episode: Trauma feels normal and tries to convince you that you don’t deserve better. In order to change, you have to believe in something bigger than you. We have to take our parents...

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107 Hope When Prayers Go Unanswered show art 107 Hope When Prayers Go Unanswered

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: Today we’re talking about how to have hope when prayers go unanswered. Samantha Morgan returns to share more of her journey through infertility, an adoption that fell through, an international adoption, foster parenting, and a domestic adoption. Through the very real, hard circumstances, God taught her how to wait on Him as she was waiting for Him to answer her prayers. Quotables from the episode: I thought God was punishing me, but really, He was drawing me to Him, to learn how to trust Him more. God can handle our anger, our disappointment, our questions. He would rather...

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106 Hope for Healing After Infertility show art 106 Hope for Healing After Infertility

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Episode Summary: In this episode, we talk about hope for healing after infertility and adoption. My guest, Samantha Morgan, is going to share her testimony after enduring infertility, an adoption that fell through, foster parenting, and the beautiful ways God used her disappointments for good, weaving a beautiful tapestry that she never could have imagined. Quotables from the episode: Adoption is rooted in pain from both sides. Giving my infertility to God allowed me to get out of His way so He could do what only He could do. Infertility brings with it all the emotions of grief. Infertility...

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Episode Summary:

  • This is our one year anniversary of producing the Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast. And we are so thankful to you, our listeners and our viewers for tuning in with us each week as we seek to provide you with a biblically based hope-filled perspective.
  • We thank you for the gift you have given us in terms of your reviews, subscribing to the podcast, and sharing it with others.
  • We started this podcast, and continue this podcast out of a desire to serve you. To bring you a hope-filled perspective for the trials you encounter in your daily life. Because our focus is YOU and YOUR needs, we’d love to hear what topics and guests YOU would like to hear in upcoming episodes.

Quotables from the episode:

  • She not only shared her story, but she taught us about how to pray, into the courtroom of heaven.
  • We have an enemy. He's our adversary. And he's our accuser. And so he accuses us day and night to God, who's our ultimate judge.
  • God wants us to use wisdom and to trust him in all things
  • Yet, God has revealed himself personally to each believer.
  • Jesus was an individual, and He cared for the individual.
  • We don't have to fight on a war on two fronts, a front of the earthly issues that are going on and front on the spiritual internal issues that are going on as a believer.

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Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson