Welcome to Open Your Treasures Podcast with host Karyn Almendarez.

This podcast is about finding faith and hope in the midst of life-changing circumstances.

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OYT:008 Overcoming Doubt

Doubts...We All Have Them. To doubt is to feel uncertain, uneasy, unbelieving, fearful, or insecure. Since we all have them, how do we overcome our doubts and keep them from stealing our peace, joy, and hope? As Christians, we sometimes try...

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OYT 007: Freedom from Fear

Albert Einstein once said, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” How do we live for today and hope for tomorrow? How do we find freedom from fear? Luke 12:25 says, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your...

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OYT 006: Finding Peace

Where do we look for inner peace that spills over into our relationships, attitudes, and actions? We’re all in the midst of troubled times. The Coronavirus is affecting people from every continent and every walk of life. It’s easy to panic!...

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OYT 005: Peace Over Panic

With all the changes, illness, and challenges this pandemic has caused, Do you find yourself asking, "Is God on my side? Is He protecting me during this pandemic? What about all the political and cultural unrest? Is He protecting our...

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OYT 004: Building Hope

What is your hope built on? Is it built on a foundation that can’t be blown away when events or people threaten its existence? Does your hope persevere through good and bad times? I love this quote by John Calvin:  “The word hope I take for...

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OYT 003: Reasons to Hope

In the midst of all the illness, changes, and unrest, where do you find reasons to HOPE? I love this quote by Lloyd Bennett from “The Light in the Heart.”  “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” Have you ever...

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OYT 002: Hope That Lasts

Where do we look for hope that lasts? I love this quote by Catherine Marshall…"God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope." Isn’t that true? Especially when we find ourselves in a valley of trouble? In addition...

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OYT 001: Finding Hope

 In uncertain times, how do we live with hope? Where do we find it? How do we hold on to the kind of hope that lasts? I love this quote by Barbara Kingsolver… “The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And...

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