Ep68. There Is Hope with Tina Levene
October 31, 2018
Brandee Nielsen + Tina Levene
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. Featured Guest: Tina Levene 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 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." LINKS FROM THE SHOW Connect with Tina at www.tinatalkstruth.com Subscribe to the Christian Coffee Talk Podcast on iTunes Podcast, Google Play Podcast, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Stitcher. Join our growing Online Community to connect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Check out our theme song, Jesus Kind Of Love by www.NateJacksonMusic.com.
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