Welcome to The Hope Podcast!

There is one thing we all have in common – we all need hope. But how do we keep hoping when we’re lonely, when life is unfair, when we’re unjustly treated or when we lost a loved one? How do we keep hope in politics, in the church, or in a world that feels lost and confused?

In conversations with others, Lina will simply talk about hope – how we lose it, how we get it back, and how we keep it for good.

The podcast releases on Thursdays, and you can subscribe to iTunes to access the episodes or download the Living With Power app.

Welcome to the Living With Power Hope Podcast!

There is one thing we all have in common – we all need hope. But how do we keep hoping when we’re lonely, when life is unfair, when we’re unjustly treated or when we lost a loved one? How do we keep hope in politics, in the church, or in a world that feels lost and confused?

In conversations with others, Lina will simply talk about hope – how we lose it, how we get it back, and how we keep it for good.

Welcome to The Hope Podcast!

There is one thing we all have in common – we all need hope. But how do we keep hoping when we’re lonely, when life is unfair, when we’re unjustly treated or when we lost a loved one. How do we keep hope in politics, in the church, or in a world that feels lost and confused?

In conversations with others, Lina will simply talk about hope – how we lose it, how we get it back, and how we keep it for good.

The podcast releases on Thursdays, and you can subscribe to iTunes to access the episodes or download the Living With Power app.


Episode 120: Hope For The Single Christian On Valentine's Day

I like to focus on singles on Valentine’s Day and I’m so excited to share with you this episode I recorded with Chris Fabry a year ago about how to thrive in your singleness, even on Valentine’s Day.

Single, married or dating, take a listen!

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 19: Hope For The Women In The Church

In this interview with Karl Clauson, host of Karl and Crew Mornings on Moody Radio and pastor of 180 Chicago Church, we’re going to talk about hope for the women in the church. We’ll address a few relevant questions about gifts, ministry, leadership, and relationships between men and women in the church. Don’t miss!

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 18: With Angie Smith

My guest on today’s Hope Podcast is Angie Smith, best-selling author, speaker and blogger. While pregnant with their daughter, Audrey, Angie and her husband, Todd received news that she would not survive and Angie began blogging as a means of communicating with friends and family who wanted to be updated as they walked those difficult days. Since then she continued to write, speak and share her own ups and downs along the way to encourage others in their faith. I’m pretty certain this talk will revive your hope and strengthen your faith.

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 17: Hope in the Face of Suicide

This week’s story is a sobering reminder that you can look like you have it all but, still be desperate for hope. My friend Heather Palacios had what seemed to be the perfect life but still tried to commit suicide. Listen how she found hope in the midst of darkness.

Learn more about Heather at wondherful.net and follow her on Insta and Facebook (@wondherful)

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 16: With Carlos Rodríguez

Today my guest is one of the most dynamic men I know. Carlos Rodríguez is a pastor, speaker, author, and activist. He recently moved with his entire family to Puerto Rico where he leads diverse mission projects to help families in need. I can’t wait for you to meet Carlos!

Learn more about him at happysonship.com and follow him on social media @happysonship

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 15: With Christine Caine

We’re starting the new year with a new podcast with one of my favorite people on the planet, Christine Caine. No matter what your goals are for 2019 this podcast will encourage you and renew your hope for an awesome year ahead!

Find Christine’s books here, and follow her on Instagram.

Listen on iTunesListen on PodbeanListen on the App
Episode 14: Hope when you’re still waiting for your miracle

Sometimes Jesus doesn’t live up to our expectations the way we think he should. You might be wondering why everybody else gets their miracle and you’re still waiting. What does the love of Jesus looks like when we don’t get the miracles, the help, the breakthroughs we ask and hope for? In today’s Hope Podcast watch or listen to this talk I recently gave at Simply Jesus Gathering.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean
Episode 13: Hope during the Christmas Season

Hey. In today’s podcast my friend Tina Watschke and I will talk about challenges, stresses and joys that come with the Christmas season. This conversation will be real, practical, fun, and with lots of ideas for awesome and inexpensive gifts! Don’t miss… seriously!

For a list of gifts/games suggestions for yourself and your loved ones, email info@livingwithpower.org

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 12: With Dr. Christopher Yuan

Hey. In today’s podcast we’re gonna talk about sharing the hope of Christ to our gay relatives during the holiday season. My guest Dr. Christopher Yuan, is a passionate speaker, author and Bible professor. His speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents and his books have been translated in several languages.

Your heart is going to be moved as you’ll hear about his journey from tragedy to triumph, and learn how he experienced the love of Christ that changed his life completely.

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 11: With Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

My guest today is someone that has impacted millions of women, including myself – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and her life story is going to inspire you!

In today’s Hope Podcast you’re gonna hear about how to keep hoping when you’ve lost someone dear. How to trust in the Lord in perplexing and difficult times, or when He seems absent. How to understand your calling and grow in it. How to walk by faith in your daily life. How to be content in your singleness or marriage. And so much more!

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 10: With Marlon Washington

Today we’re going to talk about hope when I’m trying to figure out my messy life. My guest is someone you’re going to love. His story is a story of amazing grace. I met Marlon Washington at my church. This guy can really do it all. He’s one of the most talented singer song writers I know and his heart for God is bigger than I can tell you. He shines for Jesus and I can’t wait to see how God is going to use Marlon’s story today to build your hope back up!

Marlon’s song ‘Only Jesus can’ is available on his Facebook page. Click here to watch.

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 9: With Nancy Guthrie

Today we’re going to talk about hope when you’re hurting like crazy. My guest is someone I look up to and admire. Nancy Guthrie is an internationally known bible teacher and author of a million books. She is one of the best bible teachers around and the host of Help Me Teach the Bible.

Her story is going to blow your mind, but more importantly, her strength is going to inspire you.

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 8: With Sheila Walsh

My guest today is a name that is certainly familiar to many of you. Sheila Walsh is the Scottish girl known as “the encourager” to the over 6 million women she’s met and spoken to around the world. She loves being a Bible teacher, making God’s Word practical, and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. Her message of hope frankly is this:  GOD IS FOR YOU!
Sheila’s newest book is called “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” and she’s here to tell us all about it.  You’ll be encouraged by her story! Listen in!

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 7: Hope when you're blindsided by a child with disabilities

In this conversation with Cory Shumate (Streamwood-Bartlett Campus Pastor at Christ Community Church) you’ll hear about the story of his family’s journey with having a son with disabilities. Elan was born in late 2017 with a malformation of the brain, causing epilepsy and functional blindness and deafness. I believe their story of hope will encourage and inspire you!

Follow Cory and Elan’s story on Facebook.

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 6: With Trillia Newbell

Today’s conversation will focus on hope for racial reconciliation in the church.

My guest is Trillia Newbell, contributor to The Gospel Coalition and ERLC, and author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity.

Don’t forget to follow Trillia on Twitter and at www.trillianewbell.com

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 5: With Dr. Sarah Sumner

If life has ever treated you unfairly, make sure to listen to this conversation with my friend Dr. Sarah Sumner, founder and president of Right on Mission.
As she shares her experience of being wrongly accused, unjustly fired, lied about, and having her reputation damaged, Sarah’s story will remind you that hope in God will not disappoint. Jesus can not only turn the situation around, but even use our most terrible and unfair of circumstances to bring resolve, truth, peace, joy and hope to others.

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 4: With Karl Clauson

In this interview with Karl Clauson, host of Karl and Crew Mornings on Moody Radio and pastor of 180 Chicago Church, we’re going to talk about hope when you’ve been hurt by the church. How do you get past your hurt, how do you keep trusting and why should you remain connected and committed to the Body in spite of your disappointments?

You can follow Karl on Facebook or visit 180 Chicago.

Listen on iTunesListen on the AppListen on Podbean
Episode 3: With Rosaria Butterfield

In this podcast with Rosaria Butterfield you will feel invited into her home and having an organic conversation around a cup of coffee about things that are close to her heart. You’ll hear about the Bible’s response to loneliness, about the church as the family of God, the power of intentional hospitality, about how to overcome sexual sin, and so much more.

Check out Rosaria’s latest book The Gospel Comes with a House Key and make sure you learn more about her at rosariabutterfield.com

Listen on iTunesListen on the App
Episode 2: Hope when you've been hit by a bus

In this conversation with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior (English professor at Liberty University) we hear about Karen’s recent accident and miraculous recovery and how she is using her platform to speak up for women discriminated in the church, and to fight against misogynism in the Body of Christ. Karen’s story will help us find hope in the face of criticism.

Check out Karen’s newly released book: On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books. You can follow her on Twitter.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean
Episode 1: With Lina Abujamra

This is the launch episode for The Hope Podcast and you’re gonna particularly like this interview!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 20: Hope for the Single Christian on Valentine's Day

I like to focus on singles on Valentine’s Day and I’m so excited to share with you this episode I recorded with Chris Fabry a year ago about how to thrive in your singleness, even on Valentine’s Day.

Single, married or dating, take a listen!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 19: Hope for the women in the church

In this interview with Karl Clauson, host of Karl and Crew Mornings on Moody Radio and pastor of 180 Chicago Church, we’re going to talk about hope for the women in the church. We’ll address a few relevant questions about gifts, ministry, leadership, and relationships between men and women in the church. Don’t miss!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 18: With Angie Smith

My guest on today’s Hope Podcast is Angie Smith, best-selling author, speaker and blogger. While pregnant with their daughter, Audrey, Angie and her husband, Todd received news that she would not survive and Angie began blogging as a means of communicating with friends and family who wanted to be updated as they walked those difficult days. Since then she continued to write, speak and share her own ups and downs along the way to encourage others in their faith. I’m pretty certain this talk will revive your hope and strengthen your faith.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 17: Hope in the Face of Suicide

This week’s story is a sobering reminder that you can look like you have it all but, still be desperate for hope. My friend Heather Palacios had what seemed to be the perfect life but still tried to commit suicide. Listen how she found hope in the midst of darkness.

Learn more about Heather at wondherful.net and follow her on Insta and Facebook (@wondherful)

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 16: With Carlos Rodríguez

Today my guest is one of the most dynamic men I know. Carlos Rodríguez is a pastor, speaker, author, and activist. He recently moved with his entire family to Puerto Rico where he leads diverse mission projects to help families in need. I can’t wait for you to meet Carlos!

Learn more about him at happysonship.com and follow him on social media @happysonship

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 15: With Christine Caine

We’re starting the new year with a new podcast with one of my favorite people on the planet, Christine Caine. No matter what your goals are for 2019 this podcast will encourage you and renew your hope for an awesome year ahead!

Find Christine’s books here, and follow her on Instagram.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 14: Hope when you're still waiting for your miracle

Sometimes Jesus doesn’t live up to our expectations the way we think he should. You might be wondering why everybody else gets their miracle and you’re still waiting. What does the love of Jesus looks like when we don’t get the miracles, the help, the breakthroughs we ask and hope for? In today’s Hope Podcast watch or listen to this talk I recently gave at Simply Jesus Gathering.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 13: Hope during the Holiday Season

Hey. In today’s podcast my friend Tina Watschke and I will talk about challenges, stresses and joys that come with the Christmas season. This conversation will be real, practical, fun, and with lots of ideas for awesome and inexpensive gifts! Don’t miss… seriously!

For a list of gifts/games suggestions for yourself and your loved ones, email info@livingwithpower.org

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 12: With Dr. Christopher Yuan

Hey. In today’s podcast we’re gonna talk about sharing the hope of Christ to our gay relatives during the holiday season. My guest Dr. Christopher Yuan, is a passionate speaker, author and Bible professor. His speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents and his books have been translated in several languages.

Your heart is going to be moved as you’ll hear about his journey from tragedy to triumph, and learn how he experienced the love of Christ that changed his life completely.

P.S. Check out his just released book: Holy Sexuality and the Gospel!

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 11: With Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

My guest today is someone that has impacted millions of women, including myself – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and her life story is going to inspire you!

In today’s Hope Podcast you’re gonna hear about how to keep hoping when you’ve lost someone dear. How to trust in the Lord in perplexing and difficult times, or when He seems absent. How to understand your calling and grow in it. How to walk by faith in your daily life. How to be content in your singleness or marriage. And so much more!

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 10: With Marlon Washington

Today we’re going to talk about hope when I’m trying to figure out my messy life. My guest is someone you’re going to love. His story is a story of amazing grace. I met Marlon Washington at my church. This guy can really do it all. He’s one of the most talented singer song writers I know and his heart for God is bigger than I can tell you. He shines for Jesus and I can’t wait to see how God is going to use Marlon’s story today to build your hope back up!

Marlon’s song ‘Only Jesus can’ is available on his Facebook page. Click here to watch.

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 9: With Nancy Guthrie

Today we’re going to talk about hope when you’re hurting like crazy. My guest is someone I look up to and admire. Nancy Guthrie is an internationally known bible teacher and author of a million books. She is one of the best bible teachers around and the host of Help Me Teach the Bible.

Her story is going to blow your mind, but more importantly, her strength is going to inspire you.

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 8: With Sheila Walsh

My guest today is a name that is certainly familiar to many of you. Sheila Walsh is the Scottish girl known as “the encourager” to the over 6 million women she’s met and spoken to around the world. She loves being a Bible teacher, making God’s Word practical, and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. Her message of hope frankly is this:  GOD IS FOR YOU!
Sheila’s newest book is called “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” and she’s here to tell us all about it.  You’ll be encouraged by her story! Listen in!

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 7: Hope when you're blindsided by a son with disabilities

In this conversation with Cory Shumate (Streamwood-Bartlett Campus Pastor at Christ Community Church) you’ll hear about the story of his family’s journey with having a son with disabilities. Elan was born in late 2017 with a malformation of the brain, causing epilepsy and functional blindness and deafness. I believe their story of hope will encourage and inspire you!

Follow Cory and Elan’s story on Facebook.

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 6: With Trillia Newbell

Today’s conversation will focus on hope for racial reconciliation in the church.

My guest is Trillia Newbell, contributor to The Gospel Coalition and ERLC, and author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity.

Don’t forget to follow Trillia on Twitter and at www.trillianewbell.com

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 5: With Dr. Sarah Sumner

If life has ever treated you unfairly, make sure to listen to this conversation with my friend Dr. Sarah Sumner, founder and president of Right on Mission.
As she shares her experience of being wrongly accused, unjustly fired, lied about, and having her reputation damaged, Sarah’s story will remind you that hope in God will not disappoint. Jesus can not only turn the situation around, but even use our most terrible and unfair of circumstances to bring resolve, truth, peace, joy and hope to others.

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 4: With Karl Clauson

In this interview with Karl Clauson, host of Karl and Crew Mornings on Moody Radio and pastor of 180 Chicago Church, we’re going to talk about hope when you’ve been hurt by the church. How do you get past your hurt, how do you keep trusting and why should you remain connected and committed to the Body in spite of your disappointments?

You can follow Karl on Facebook or visit 180 Chicago.

Listen on iTunesListen on AppListen on Podbean

Episode 3: With Rosaria Butterfield

In this podcast with Rosaria Butterfield you will feel invited into her home and having an organic conversation around a cup of coffee about things that are close to her heart. You’ll hear about the Bible’s response to loneliness, about the church as the family of God, the power of intentional hospitality, about how to overcome sexual sin, and so much more.

Check out Rosaria’s latest book The Gospel Comes with a House Key and make sure you learn more about her at rosariabutterfield.com

Listen on iTunesListen on the App

Episode 2: Hope when you've been hit by a bus

In this conversation with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior (English professor at Liberty University) we hear about Karen’s recent accident and miraculous recovery and how she is using her platform to speak up for women discriminated in the church, and to fight against misogynism in the Body of Christ. Karen’s story will help us find hope in the face of criticism.

Check out Karen’s newly released book: On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books. You can follow her on Twitter.

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean

Episode 1: With Lina Abujamra

This is the launch episode for The Hope Podcast and you’re gonna particularly like this interview!

Listen on iTunesListen on Podbean
Welcome to the Living With Power Hope Podcast!

Every few weeks I post a New Podcast on iTunes for you to enjoy.

I also have a podcast for Arabic speaking people on iTunes!

To listen regularly, just click on this link and  subscribe via iTunes or check it out on Podbean.

What to expect on the podcast:
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  • Real Life, Real Issues, and Real Answers

  • Brief-ish episodes of up to 20 minutes long

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