Journeywomen

By Hunter Beless

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Kathryn
 Mar 15, 2019
great topics covered. Very warm, conversational tone. Very encouraging for my own growth and maturity

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Life’s a journey we were never meant to walk alone. We all need friends along the way! On the Journeywomen podcast we’ll chat with Christian leaders about gracefully navigating the seasons and challenges we face on our journeys to glorify God.

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How is Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King? with Jonty Rhodes
51:00

Today we get to hear from Jonty Rhodes, who lives across the pond in the UK where he serves as the minister of Christ Church Central Leeds. Jonty has spent the last ten years planting churches in England and is the author of Covenants Made Simple and Man of Sorrows. In this episode we’re talking about Christ as prophet, priest, and king. I know you’ll walk away from this conversation with a better understanding of what Christ did for us and what he’s doing for us even now! 

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does Christ’s office of prophet affect you personally?
  • How does Christ’s office of priest affect you personally?
  • How does Christ’s office of king affect you personally?
  • How does understanding who Jesus is and what he has done lead you to worship? How might you take a moment to worship him even now?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Dwell is an audio Bible app we love. Dwell wants to help you get in the Word and stay in the Word! To get started with Dwell, go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life, saving you $50! 

PrepDish takes the stress out of meal planning by providing you with weekly menus, saving you time and money! With their new Super Fast Menu, you can spend just one hour meal-prepping and then you have all your meals ready for the rest of the week! Go to PrepDish.com/journey for a free 2-week trial. 

BJU Press is a Christian curriculum publisher that creates educational materials for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Their mission is to help parents raise children who love learning and can think for themselves from a biblical worldview. Go to bjupresshomeschool.com/go/jwpodcast to check them out and download a free devotional.



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Sep 20, 2021
Mentoring Younger Women in the Faith with Jen Wilkin and Melissa Kruger
49:01

Today we get to share our very first Journeywomen Live event that was recorded this past summer at The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference. As you’ll hear, we got to sit down and chat with Jen Wilkin and Melissa Kruger about one of our favorite topics here at Journeywomen: mentoring! We pray this episode encourages you to ask the Lord to give you eyes to see women in your local context who might be able to come alongside you, or who you might be able to come alongside and encourage to know and love God more!

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What impact has mentoring had on your own walk with the Lord?
  • How can you lean into your local church and pursue deeper relationships with the women there?
  • What areas of spiritual life are you seeking to grow in? Who in your local church might you look to or ask for help in that area?
  • How might you seek to abide more deeply in Christ, that you might know him more?
  • How are you currently looking to the Spirit of God to actively grow you in your faith?

 

SPONSORS

The Hope Planner from Hopefuel is intended to help invigorate your faith and organize your life. Founder Heather Vreeland has created this planner, as well as other resources like Scripture stickers and printables, in order to help you to hold onto a heavenly hope no matter what you’re battling. Check them out at hopefuel.co and use the code Hunter15 for 15% off your order.

HelloFresh, America's #1 Meal Kit, offers you fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. HelloFresh lets you skip trips to the grocery store, and it makes home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable! You can go to HelloFresh.com/journeywomen14 and use the code journeywomen14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping.

Southeastern’s Biblical Women’s Institute aims to equip women with biblical and theological training for any ministry context God has given them. They do this by providing quality theological education at a reduced time-commitment, reduced workload, and reduced cost. These certificates are made for those seeking quality education that can be done from home and at a flexible pace. Learn more by visiting sebts.edu/bwi

 

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Sep 13, 2021
The Person of Christ with Dr. Stephen Wellum
56:07

We are so excited to share our conversation with Dr. Stephen Wellum on the person of Christ. Dr. Wellum is a father of five, a professor of theology at Southern Seminary, and editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. His new book, The Person of Christ: An Introduction, is a part of the Short Studies in Systematic Theology series by Crossway. This episode has been such an encouragement to the Journeywomen team, and we pray that it moves you to know your Savior more and to love him for who he is. 



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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Who is Jesus? Take a moment to share or write who you believe Jesus to be based on what Scripture says about him.
  • What is the importance of Jesus being both fully God and fully man?
  • What verses or passages in the Bible show you Christ’s character most clearly? Consider memorizing one of these passages.
  • What does it mean to look to Jesus in faith and trust? How can you do that today?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

Kaleidoscope retells every book of the Bible in beautifully-designed single volumes with elementary-aged kids in mind. We are so excited about their new book, Sound The Alarm: The Story of Joel, Amos, and Jonah, written by our friend Caroline Saunders. Check them out at readkaleidoscope.com and get 10% off with the code JOURNEYWOMEN.

HelloFresh is America’s #1 Meal Kit, bringing fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes right to your door. HelloFresh takes the stress out of meal planning and grocery shopping, so that home cooking is simple, easy, fun, and affordable! Go to HelloFresh.com/journeywomen12 and use the code journeywomen12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!

Dwell has a mission to help you get in the Word and stay in the Word, which is also one of our greatest desires at Journeywomen! Dwell offers a variety of voices, translations, and background music so you can find the sound that’s right for you! To start using Dwell to get God’s Word in your ears, go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen, where you can get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 

 

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Apr 26, 2021
How Does God Relate to Man? with Dr. David Filson
01:05:37

Today we have the joy of learning from Dr. David Filson on one of the most beautiful aspects of Old Testament literature - the covenants. Dr. Filson is a father and a pastor. He has been in pastoral ministry for over thirty years, and has served at his current church in Nashville for the last decade. We pray this conversation will truly help you see Jesus in all of Scripture and that it serves to remind you of God’s steadfast, unshakable covenantal love for his people. 

 

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does God relate to man?
  • What role does Christ play in the covenant relationship between us and God?
  • How does the covenant story (from Adam to Christ) help you better understand your salvation? How does it offer you assurance of salvation?
  • How does considering the covenant promises of God help you to know and love him more? How does it impact how you invest in your local church?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

Kaleidoscope retells every book of the Bible in beautifully-designed single volumes with elementary-aged kids in mind. We are so excited about their new book, Sound The Alarm: The Story of Joel, Amos, and Jonah, written by our friend Caroline Saunders. Check them out at readkaleidoscope.com and get 10% off with the code JOURNEYWOMEN.

PrepDish takes the stress out of meal planning by providing you with weekly menus, saving you time and money! With their new Super Fast Menu, you can spend just one hour meal-prepping and then you have all your meals ready for the rest of the week! Go to PrepDish.com/journey for a free 2-week trial. 

Southeastern is committed to helping you get the training you need to pursue your ministry from anywhere around the world. They offer over 50 degrees, from the associate to the PhD level. At Southeastern, you’ll find that seminary isn’t just about theological education; it’s about ministry preparation. Explore degrees, schedule a visit, or apply today by clicking here




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Apr 19, 2021
The Reality of Our Rebellion with Dr. Rebecca DeYoung
48:34

Last week, we discussed creation and the rebellion of man, and today we’re digging deeper into the reality of our rebellion with Dr. Rebecca DeYoung. Rebecca DeYoung has extensively researched the topic of sin, and while sin and rebellion might not seem like the most encouraging topics, we hope you’ll see in this conversation that as we grow in awareness of our brokenness, we only grow in our recognition and awe of God’s grace to us despite our sin! We pray that as you listen to this conversation you come to a deeper understanding of what God has rescued us from.

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How might better understanding your sin be a help to you and spur you on towards Christlikeness?
  • Are there patterns of thought or rhythms of desire you’ve fallen into that are thwarting the good life God intends for you?
  • How does Christ having paid the penalty for your sin change how you now live and fight your sin?
  • How does remembering how much God loved you, even in your sin, change how you move towards and engage those around you in love?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

Kaleidoscope retells every book of the Bible in beautifully-designed single volumes with elementary-aged kids in mind. We are so excited about their new book, Sound The Alarm: The Story of Joel, Amos, and Jonah, written by our friend Caroline Saunders. Check them out at readkaleidoscope.com and get 10% off with the code JOURNEYWOMEN.

BJU Press is a Christian curriculum that creates educational materials for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Their mission is to help parents raise children who love learning and can think for themselves from a biblical worldview. To learn more, you can go to bjupresshomeschool.com/go/jwpodcast and download a free two-week devotional that will help you discover God’s purpose for your homeschool.

Dwell is an audio Bible app that can help you get in the Word and stay in the Word! With several inspiring voices, Bible translations, and original background music, you're going to love listening to Scripture. Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 




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Apr 12, 2021
Creation and the Rebellion of Man with Dr. Hans Madueme
48:11

Today we have the privilege of getting to know Dr. Hans Madueme, the associate professor of theological studies at Covenant College. As you’ll hear, Dr. Madueme was born in Sweden and grew up in Nigeria and Austria, and he does such a beautiful job of addressing the topic of creation and the rebellion of man. We pray that as you listen to this conversation you grow in your knowledge and your love for God and that it makes you eager to pick up your Bible to know and love him more! 

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How, why, and for what purpose did God create us?
  • How did Christ save us from our sin?
  • How does your understanding of the imago dei affect how you view your brothers and sisters in Christ? What about how you view non-Christians?
  • How does understanding your sin affect how you see and receive the redemptive work of Christ?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

P&R Publishing is dedicated to publishing excellent books that promote biblical understanding and godly living, and these three books do just that! Freedom to Flourish, Toxic Relationships, and Partners in the Gospel will point you to the gospel in the midst of your current season. You can find all of these books at P&R Publishing or on Amazon

Southeastern is committed to helping you get the training you need to pursue your ministry from anywhere around the world. They offer over 50 degrees, from the associate to the PhD level. At Southeastern, you’ll find that seminary isn’t just about theological education; it’s about ministry preparation. Explore degrees, schedule a visit, or apply today by clicking here

Dwell is an audio Bible app that can help you get in the Word and stay in the Word! With several inspiring voices, Bible translations, and original background music, you're going to love listening to Scripture. Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 

 

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Apr 05, 2021
The Providence of God with John Piper
56:25

Today we have the joy of getting to hear from John Piper. John Piper is the founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, and Providence, the brand new book that we are going to dive into today. If you know much about him, you know there’s nobody better than John Piper to speak on the topic of God’s Providence. Our hope is that this episode will offer you an opportunity to reflect upon and meditate on the providence of God.  

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What feelings does the topic of God’s providence elicit in you? Does it make you feel comforted? Awed? Encouraged? Overwhelmed? Thankful?
  • All of history, including eternity past and running forward to eternity future, points to the goal of the glory of God. What steps can you take in your life to magnify and point to God’s glory? 
  • How does your understanding of God’s providence lead you to awe and worship?
  • What do you think about the idea that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him? How does your understanding of God’s providence increase your satisfaction in him?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

BJU Press is a Christian curriculum that creates educational materials for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Their mission is to help parents raise children who love learning and can think for themselves from a biblical worldview. To learn more, visit their website at bjupresshomeschool.com/go/Journeywomen to download a free “New to homeschooling eBook.”

PrepDish takes the stress out of meal planning by providing you with weekly menus, saving you time and money! With their new Super Fast Menu, you can spend just one hour meal-prepping and then you have all your meals ready for the rest of the week! Go to PrepDish.com/journey a free 2-week trial. 

Dwell is an audio Bible app that can help you get in the Word and stay in the Word! With several inspiring voices, Bible translations, and original background music, you're going to love listening to Scripture. Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 




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Mar 29, 2021
What Is The Trinity? with Dr. Michael Allen
59:08

Today we’re talking about the Trinity with Dr. Michael Allen. Dr. Allen serves as John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean of the Orlando campus of RTS. He teaches core courses related to systematic theology and historical theology. We are so grateful for his careful handling of such a challenging topic, and we know you’re going to walk away with greater clarity regarding the doctrine of the Trinity!

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Describe your understanding of the Trinity (if you are with a group, articulate it out loud; if you are alone, write it down).
  • Where do you see the Trinity explained most clearly in Scripture? Perhaps consider memorizing a few of these passages.
  • How does your understanding of the Trinity affect your faith? Your prayers? Your worship? Your discipleship? Your day-to-day life?
  • What aspect of what you have learned about the Trinity from this episode can you share with someone?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Southeastern GO Certificates allow you to get equipped with affordable and quality theological education that is self-paced and totally-online! Try out one of their 21 courses and learn more about GO Certificates here.

HelloFresh delivers fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering recipes right to your door, making home cooking easy, fun, and affordable! Go to HelloFresh.com/journeywomen12 and use the code journeywomen12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!

Dwell Bible allows you to redeem the time by getting God’s Word in your ears throughout the day. Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 




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Mar 22, 2021
Knowing God by Name with Mary Kassian
44:01

Today we’re chatting with Mary Kassian about knowing God by name. Mary is an award-winning author and Bible teacher who speaks to women around the world about living out their faith, especially about what it means to be a woman according to God's design. She has published several books and Bible studies, including Girls Gone Wise, The Feminist Mistake, and Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter (which we talk about more in this episode!). You can see more from Mary at her website.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Is it significant to you that God reveals himself to you by name? Why or why not?
  • Why is it important that you speak of God with reverence, no matter which name you use for him?
  • As you read Scripture, which names of God stand out to you?
  • How can knowing more about God point you to his Son, Jesus?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

Crossway’s book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund reflects on the description of Christ as being “gentle and lowly,” opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today. Now through April 30, Journeywomen listeners can pick up a copy of Gentle and Lowly for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership at crossway.org/Journeywomen.

Crossway’s book, Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands by Jen Wilkin presents a fresh biblical look at the Ten Commandments, showing how they come to bear on our lives today as we seek to love God and others. Now through April 30, Journeywomen listeners can pick up copies of Ten Words to Live By and Women of the Word for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership at crossway.org/Journeywomen

 

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Mar 15, 2021
How Can We Image God? with Jackie Hill Perry
39:44

Today we’re chatting with Jackie Hill Perry about God’s holiness and his communicable attributes, specifically focusing on how we can reflect God’s character. Since being saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin and the like, Jackie has been compelled to share the light of gospel truth through speaking, writing, podcasting, and music. She is the author of Gay Girl, Good God and the Bible study Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture. At home, she is known as wife to Preston and mommy to Eden, Jade, and Sage. You can find her at jackiehillperry.com and on Instagram.

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What enables you to image, or reflect, God?
  • What are some of the attributes of God that you should seek to take on?
  • How can you pursue holiness, while also recognizing that you have already been made holy before God and that it is Christ who is growing your holiness?
  • What would it look like, specifically, for you to live with mercy in view? What about patience? Grace? Humility?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

BJU Press Homeschool is a Christian curriculum publisher that creates educational materials for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Their mission is to help parents raise children who love learning and can think for themselves from a biblical worldview. Download a two-week devotional that will help you discover God’s purpose for your homeschool.

Southeastern’s Biblical Women’s Institute exists to equip women with biblical and theological training for any ministry context God has given them. Learn more about the Biblical Women’s Institute. 

Grow your understanding of God’s epic story of redemption from Genesis to Revelation with the Dwell Bible app by going to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 




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Mar 08, 2021
What is God Like? with Jen Wilkin
47:39

Today we’re chatting with Jen Wilkin about the character of God as well as the law! Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. Jen is the author of Women of the Word, None Like Him, In His Image, and her forthcoming book Ten Words to Live By. She is also a co-host of one of our favorite podcasts, Knowing Faith! An advocate for Bible literacy, Jen’s passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the word of God. You can find her at JenWilkin.net.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does growing in our understanding of God’s character help us to fear the Lord rightly? How does it lead us to worship?
  • Do you tend to focus primarily on one attribute of God’s character? Why do you think this is?
  • How can you grow in your understanding of God’s character and attributes? 
  • Where in Scripture do you most clearly see the character of God? Consider memorizing this passage.
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

BJU Press Homeschool is a Christian curriculum publisher that creates educational materials for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Their mission is to help parents raise children who love learning and can think for themselves from a Biblical worldview. Learn more at bjupresshomeschool.com/go/Journeywomen and download a free “New to homeschooling eBook.”

Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service that will help you save time and money! Check out PrepDish.com/journey to try a free two week trial out today! 

Dwell is an audio Bible app whose mission is simple: to help you get in the Word and stay in the Word. Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life.  

 

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Mar 01, 2021
God's Revealed and Inspired Word with J.T. English
46:44

How do we know the Bible is really God’s Word? And can we trust that it’s totally true? In this episode of Journeywomen, Hunter and J.T. English talk about God's revealed and inspired Word. Today's guest, JT. English, is the lead pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colorado, and author of Deep Discipleship: How the Church Can Make Whole Disciples of Jesus (B&H, 2020). He’s also the co-host of one of our favorite podcasts, Knowing Faith! J.T. holds a PhD in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter.

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How do you know the Bible is God’s Word? How can you grow in this conviction?
  • How can you lean on the Holy Spirit to help you receive and respond to the Word of God?
  • How does growing in your understanding of God's Word impact your discipleship relationships?
  • How can you, by the help of the Holy Spirit, receive and respond to the Word of God?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORS

BJU Press Homeschool is a Christian curriculum publisher that creates educational materials for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Their mission is to help parents raise children who love learning and can think for themselves from a Biblical worldview. Learn more at bjupresshomeschool.com/go/Journeywomen and download a free “New to homeschooling eBook.”

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary welcomes your voice at the table and helps develop your gifts for ministry. Four of the degrees offered at Southeastern are specifically focused on women's discipleship, including the M.A. and M.Div. in ministry to women, the Master of Theology in women's studies and the D.Min. in Ministry to Women. Learn more here.

Dwell is an audio Bible app whose mission is simple: to help you get in the Word and stay in the Word. Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 

 

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Feb 22, 2021
Knowing God Through His Word with Greg Gilbert
42:52

On today’s episode we’re continuing our series, Knowing and Loving God, with Greg Gilbert, the senior pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. As we continue talking about knowing and loving God, it’s important that we lay a foundation for how we come to know him: through his Word. Greg is also the author of What Is the Gospel? (Crossway, 2010), Assured: Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation (Baker, 2019), and the commentary in the ESV Story of Redemption Bible (Crossway, 2018). He is the co-author of What Is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission (Crossway, 2011). You can follow him on Twitter.

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• Why is God’s written Word so important?
• What is the value in understanding the big story of the Bible?
• What specific steps can you take to gain a better understanding of the big story of redemption?
• How can you look for Jesus - the Word made flesh - as you read God’s Word?
• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Dwell, an audio Bible app we love, wants to help you get in the Word and stay in the Word! Go to dwellapp.io/journeywomen to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life. 

Turning of Days by Hannah Anderson is a new book of essays taking you through the four seasons and helps you discover the truths woven into the natural world. Check out Turning of Days by Hannah Anderson . . . and start listening to the whispers of God's creation. Available at moodypublishers.com or wherever good books are sold.

 

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Feb 15, 2021
Knowing God Changes Everything with Christine Gordon 
56:57

On today’s episode we’re kicking off our 2021 series: Knowing and Loving God. As we think about the journey we are all walking, we really believe that God is who we need. He is worthy of consideration. He is worthy of, not only our attention, but our very lives. He is worthy of worship! We pray that these conversations will faithfully point you to him and encourage you as you seek to glorify him in everything you do. I know your hearts are going to be so refreshed as we consider who God is together and hear from mentors who faithfully point us to his son, Jesus, in every one of these conversations. Today we get to hear from Christine Gordon (aka Chris), co-author of At His Feet Bible Studies who earned her Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Covenant Seminary.

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What are the primary ways that God reveals himself to us
  • How can you know God more?
  • How does knowing and loving God change who you are and the way you live?
  • What specific steps can you take to grow in your knowledge of and love for God?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Feb 08, 2021
Theology in Practice with K.A. Ellis
52:37

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re chatting with K.A. Ellis about what it means to put what we’ve learned in our current series, Journeywomen Goes to Seminary, into practice! In this episode, she reminds us that our ultimate goal is simply to know and love God more. K.A. Ellis is the Director of the Edmiston Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity in Atlanta, Georgia. She's passionate about theology, human rights, and global religious freedom. Since 2006, it's been her pleasure to collaborate with the Swiss-based organization, International Christian Response, traveling internationally to connect local and global Christians while studying and advocating for global religious freedom. Her research explores Christian endurance from society's margins, particularly in places where it's most difficult to live the Christian life. Mrs. Ellis is the Cannada Fellow for World Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary. She holds a Master of Art in Religion (MAR Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary, a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from the Yale School of Drama, and is a Ph.D. candidate in World Christianity and Ethics at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in England.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What does theology have to do with everyday life?
  • How does your doctrinal study influence your worship? How does what you know impact the way you live?
  • Does the way you live out your theology advance the mission of God? How?
  • What steps can you take to apply your theology - or to move your theology from your head to your heart to your hands?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Dec 21, 2020
The Story of the Bible in the New Testament with Dr. Brad Matthews
49:12

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we get to talk about the story of the New Testament with Dr. Brad Matthews of Covenant Seminary. If you’ve spent time thinking about how the 27 books of the New Testament with various authors work together to communicate one congruent message, this is the convo for you, my friends! You’re going to walk away from this conversation with tools for better understanding and studying the New Testament and with your heart’s affection stirred for Jesus. Dr. Brad Matthews has been a member of the faculty at Covenant Theological Seminary in the New Testament department since 2008. He began his professional life as a mechanical engineer before attending Covenant to complete an MDiv degree. During his time as a seminary student, he served first as a pastoral intern in youth ministries and then as a director of campus ministry. Following that, he pursued PhD studies at the University of Durham in England while also serving as an adjunct lecturer in both Greek and Hebrew at Cranmer Hall. He completed his thesis on the nature of Christian Maturity, which involved an interdisciplinary evaluation of modern perspectives and theories using a biblical theology of maturity.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

RESOURCES

Study Bibles

Commentaries (many are online)

Free seminary resources (online)

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • The Bible is God speaking to us. How does understanding this truth change how you will view and study and love the Bible?
  • What is the importance of understanding what the New Testament is communicating and what it is pointing us towards?
  • What is the benefit of understanding the metanarrative of Scripture, or the big story of the Bible as you study the New Testament?
  • What did you learn about the character of God or the person of Jesus as you listened to this week’s episode?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Dec 14, 2020
The Story of the Bible in the Old Testament with Dr. Jay Sklar
01:06:04

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re talking about the Old Testament with Dr. Jay Sklar. This conversation is going to help you see how the whole Bible points to Jesus! Dr. Jay Sklar is Professor of Old Testament and VP of Academics at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. His doctoral research was completed under Professor Gordon Wenham and focused on the theology of sacrifice. He recently published a commentary on Leviticus in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series. Here you can find further resources he has put together on Leviticus, including suggestions on how to teach or preach on the book. Originally from Canada, Dr. Sklar met his wife, Ski, in the library at seminary, and to this day encourages any student wanting to be married to study hard.

 

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RESOURCES

Casketempty.com

List of resources related to Leviticus (Jay’s area of research) including a Bible study on Leviticus, suggestions for a preaching series on Leviticus, a commentary on Leviticus, and audio lectures on Leviticus.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Genesis 6:5-7

Genesis 1:27

Psalm 89:14

Matthew 5

John 1:14

Exodus 40

Hosea 11:1

Matthew 3

Matthew 28:16-20

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the importance of understanding what the Old Testament is communicating and what it is pointing us towards?
  • What are some of the ways we see Jesus fulfilling Old Testament images, pictures, and prophecies?
  • What is the benefit of understanding the metanarrative of Scripture, or the big story of the Bible?
  • What did you learn about the character of God as you listened to this week’s episode?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Dec 07, 2020
The Authority and Reliability of the Bible with Dr. Michael Kruger
52:55

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re discussing the authority, reliability, and development of the Bible with Dr. Michael Kruger. If you’ve ever had questions about the reliability of the scriptures, how they came to be, or whether or not they stand up to scrutiny, this episode is for you. Dr. Kruger is one of the leading scholars in the study of the origins of the New Testament, particularly the development of the New Testament canon and the transmission of the New Testament text. Dr. Kruger serves as the President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, in Charlotte, NC.  

He is the author of numerous books, most recently Christianity at the Crossroads:  How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (SPCK, 2017; IVP Academic, 2018). Other publications include The Gospel of the Savior (Brill, 2005), The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Crossway, 2010, with Andreas Köstenberger), Canon Revisited (Crossway, 2012), and The Question of Canon (IVP, 2013). He is also the editor of and contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Crossway, 2016) and co-editor of The Early Text of the New Testament (Oxford, 2012) and Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009). In addition, Dr. Kruger served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society (2019), and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and The Bulletin for Biblical Research.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

RESOURCES

Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College by Dr. Michael Kruger (forthcoming 2021)

Dr. Kruger’s website 

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Matthew 5:17-18 

John 5:39

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does understanding the authority and reliability of the Bible change how you will read and study it? How does it change how you view God?
  • How can you encourage someone in your life in their belief of the authority and reliability of Scripture?
  • What are the implications of trusting that the Bible really is true and reliable? How will this change your life?
  • What practical steps can you take to grow your understanding of the authority and reliability of the Bible? 
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Nov 30, 2020
Systematic Theology with Dr. Ligon Duncan
52:49

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast we get to hear from Dr. Ligon Duncan on the topic of systematic theology. Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the Chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He served as Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837) in Jackson, Mississippi for 17 years (1996-2013). He is co-founder of Together for the Gospel, Senior Fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (having served as both Chairman of the Board and President), and was President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. Dr. Duncan served as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005). He studied at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div., MA, cum laude); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.). In addition to editing, writing, and contributing to numerous books and being involved in various facets of ministry, he and his wife Anne reside in Jackson, MS and have two adult children.

 

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RESOURCES

Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief by Bruce Milne

Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

John 14:1

John 16:33

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does studying theology help us grow in maturity and godliness?
  • How does careful study of what the whole Bible says about a particular topic help us to better understand and articulate what the Bible teaches?
  • How, specifically, did this episode grow your understanding of and love for God?
  • How can you go about applying your theology to your daily life?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Nov 23, 2020
How to Read, Understand, and Apply the Scriptures with Elizabeth Groves
01:02:20

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast we’re doing a deep dive into one passage of Scripture to continue honing our hermeneutical skillset, by reading, studying, and applying a challenging passage together. Elizabeth Groves, known as “Libbie”, is lecturer in biblical Hebrew at Westminster Theological Seminary. Her academic interests include Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis, as well as counseling those who have gone through the loss of a husband or wife. She has four grown and married children, spread across the Northeast, and is expecting her eighth grandchild. Her husband Al passed away in 2007 from melanoma, and Libbie had the opportunity to write about that experience in her book Grief Undone: A Journey with God and Cancer and in a mini-book entitled Becoming a Widow: The Ache of Missing Your Other Half, both from New Growth Press. She treasures visiting family, and if she had any free time, she would spend it reading or watching movies.

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does looking at a clearer text help us interpret a less clear text? 
  • How does looking at where the passage sits in the unfolding of redemptive history make a difference on how we understand and apply it to our lives?
  • Why is it important to understand where a specific passage sits in the big story of the Bible?
  • How do we see Jesus in each passage of Scripture? How does his coming and our state of being in him shape our understanding of the passage?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Nov 16, 2020
What Does the Bible Say? Hermeneutics with Dr. Jim Shaddix
58:26

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast we’re kicking off a brand new series: Journeywomen Goes to Seminary. In this seven-part series we’re covering seminary topics in a way that we hope will encourage you to pursue deeper theological study. Today we’re kicking things off with Dr. Jim Shaddix of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Shaddix serves as Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, occupying the W. A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching. He also serves as a Senior Fellow for the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership, which exists to resource pastors in local churches. He is the author of many books. Jim and his wife, Debra, focus much of their attention on discipling and mentoring young leaders and spouses. They have three grown children and ten grandchildren.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

RESOURCES

Grasping God’s Word by Duvall and Hays 

Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary

Living by the Book by Hendricks and Hendricks (the most practical and readable book for Bible interpretation for any Christian)

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the joy in growing in your ability to accurately study and interpret God’s Word?
  • What tools, tips, or processes did you learn in this week’s episode that you intend to apply to your study of God’s Word?
  • What steps can you take to lean more on the Holy Spirit during your study of God’s Word?
  • How do you intend to take what you are studying in God’s Word and share with those around you?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Nov 09, 2020
Persevering in Ministry with Susan Hunt
49:14

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast for the final episode in our series, “Walking Alongside One Another In…” we are interviewing Susan Hunt. Susan is a former pastor’s wife. She served as Coordinator of Women's Ministries for the PCA, and she has authored several dozen books for women and children, of which I have greatly benefited from! We have the joy of hearing from a woman who has weathered many decades of ministry about how we too can persevere for a lifetime of ministry.

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Psalm 21:6

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

3 John 1:4

1 Thessalonians 2:8

2 Corinthians 5:14

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What fuels us to persevere in godliness and gospel ministry?
  2. What has it looked like in your life for God to enable you to persevere in ministry or to equip you for a work he has called you to?
  3. What (or who) enables us to walk alongside others in their various joys and hardships?
  4. How does viewing discipleship as a way of life, versus a formula or a checklist, change how you will seek to engage in discipleship?
  5. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Oct 19, 2020
Pain and Illness with Gloria Furman
43:17

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we are talking about walking alongside others in pain and illness. Today’s guest, Gloria Furman, has walked alongside her husband, Dave, who has a nerve disability that affects both of his arms, while mothering their four kids and working cross-culturally, amidst other things. In 2010 Gloria’s family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. She is the author of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home (Crossway, 2013), Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms (Crossway, 2014), The Pastor’s Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love (Crossway, 2015), and Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God (Crossway, 2016). You can read her blog at GloriaFurman.com and follow her on Twitter. Whether you’re personally enduring pain or illness or supporting and caring for someone else who is, I know you will leave this conversation feeling refreshed, challenged, and encouraged. 

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

RESOURCES

On the idea of ‘going cosmic’ - Alive in Him

Regarding the overarching redemptive story of the Bible - Missional Motherhood

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

John 6:68

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Psalm 51:12

Psalm 34:18

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What has it looked like for you to walk alongside others in pain and illness?
  • Where do we derive our strength to walk alongside others?
  • What is the hope we have in Jesus in the midst of pain and illness?
  • How can you specifically walk alongside someone in your church body who is struggling with pain or illness?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Oct 12, 2020
Relational Brokenness with Alasdair Groves
01:00:51

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast we are continuing our series, “Walking Alongside one Another In…” with a conversation on the topic of relational brokenness with Alasdair Groves. Alasdair serves as the Executive Director of the Christan Counseling & Educational Foundation (otherwise known as CCEF). He also serves as a faculty member and counselor at CCEF. Alasdair holds an MDiv with a counseling emphasis from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was the co-founder of a biblical counseling center in northern New England, where he served as Executive Director for ten years. He is the author of Untangling Emotions

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Proverbs 21:2

Matthew 18

Ephesians 4:29

Romans 12:18

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does the gospel speak to our relational brokenness?
  • Where have you seen relational brokenness in your own life? Have you ever been prone to preserve civility at the cost of killing intimacy? 
  • Are there any relationships in your life that God is working in, where you could take a practical next step toward reconciliation? 
  • How can we compassionately and lovingly encourage those whom we are walking alongside to look to him in their time of need?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Compassion’s mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name, by offering millions of children around the world a holistic child development program, which blends physical, social, economic and spiritual care to help children in poverty fully mature in every facet of life. Get to know the children in poverty who are waiting for a sponsor at compassion.com/journeywomen. 

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Oct 05, 2020
Hardship and Need with Nikol Morrison
44:34

On today’s episode, we’re chatting about hardship and need with Nikol Morrison. Nikol has a true missionary heart, which you’re going to hear in our conversation today. She lives in Johnson City, Tennessee, with her husband, David. Raised in Ecuador by a single mother, Nikol learned that while her father had abandoned her, God never would. His grace and provision came through her sponsorship into Compassion’s Child Development Program at a local church. The support she and her family received changed everything. Nikol loves to inspire, teach, and encourage others. 

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

James 2:17

Proverbs 19:17

Matthew 25:34-46

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ meet people in the midst of hardship and need?
  • How does Scripture exhort us to care for the poor and needy?
  • What is the importance of meeting people’s needs not only physically, but spiritually as well? 
  • How can we come alongside those who are in need practically, in our own local contexts? In our countries? And throughout the world?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 28, 2020
Fixing Our Eyes on Eternity with Vanessa Hawkins
36:51

On today’s episode, we’re chatting about keeping the endgame in mind as we go about the hard work of ministry by fixing our eyes on eternity with Vanessa K. Hawkins.  Vanessa has her MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary and serves as the Director of Women’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia. She is currently pursuing her DMin at Covenant Theological Seminary with a focus on cultural apologetics and serves the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Women’s Ministry as Diversity Adviser. She is honored to be the wife of her third-grade friend Marcus, and together they are the parents of Kayla, Sydney, and Chelsey. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram and the Something to Talk About podcast on Spotify and the Apple Podcasts app.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

1 John 3:2

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How does living with eternity in view change the way you walk through the joys and sorrows of this life?
  • How does fixing your eyes on eternity change how you engage with and encourage other believers who are walking through various joys and sorrows?
  • How does understanding God’s character affect how you journey through life?
  • What are some passages of Scripture that help you to fix your eyes on eternity?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 21, 2020
Joy and Sorrow with Abbey Wedgeworth
44:49

On today’s episode, we’re chatting about joy and sorrow with our dear friend, Abbey Wedgeworth. Abbey Wedgeworth is a wife, mom, and writer located on the South Carolina coast. She is passionate about Bible literacy and discipleship and loves to see how the gospel transforms how people think and live. Abbey is the author of Held: 31 Biblical Reflections on God’s Comfort and Care in the Sorrow of Miscarriage, the host of the Held podcast, and the curator of the annual Gentle Leading Advent Devotional for Moms. Connect with Abbey at abbeywedgeworth.com.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Romans 12:9-21

Philippians 3:8

Psalm 18:30

2 Samuel 22:31

Psalm 145:17-18

Psalm 31

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• How does the gospel enable you to be connected to God in the midst of your various joys and hardships?

• How does being connected to God change the way you engage with others, even if they are in a different season than you?

• What are some ways you have had to navigate the tension of sharing both joy and sorrow with other members of the body of Christ?

• What passages of Scripture can serve to point you to the gospel in the midst of both joy and sorrow? 

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 14, 2020
Transition and Change with Shar Walker
44:17

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Shar Walker about a topic that is near and dear to my heart as a former military spouse: transition and change. This conversation covers different types of change: transitioning jobs, seasons, locations, churches, welcoming a new member of the family, and the list goes on. Shar pointed us to the stability that we have in Christ and the home we have in heaven if we are in him, as we continue sojourning on this side of eternity. SharDavia “Shar” Walker lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and son. She works on staff at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as the Senior Writer. Shar is a writer and speaker and is pursuing a MA in Christian Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

RESOURCES

God’s Word

A local church community

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Lamentations 3:22-23

Psalm 112:7

Isaiah 33:6

Psalm 46:1-7, 11

Psalm 30:6-7a

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What are some transitions you've faced in your own life?
  • As believers, what hope do we maintain in the midst of transition? What do we have to look forward to?
  • What passages of Scripture have kept you anchored in a time of uncertainty or transition?
  • What would it look like, in the season of life you are in, to trust God for his ‘daily bread’ rather than to fear for the days, months, and years to come?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Jul 27, 2020
Wisely Engaging Culture with Trillia Newbell
37:32

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Trillia Newbell about engaging culture wisely as followers of Christ, filtering everything we’re intaking through the truths of Scripture. Trillia is a third-time guest on Journeywomen, but if you don’t know her already, she is a wife, mom, author, and an Acquisitions Editor at Moody Publishers. We pray that this conversation encourages you to saturate yourself in God’s Word and ask him for wisdom as you seek to engage with the world around you for the glory of God.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” James 1:19

“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” John 17:17-18

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:31

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Why is it important to learn to wisely navigate culture instead of completely disengaging from it?
  • What are some practical ways or specific areas where you might be able to step in and impact your culture for the glory of God?
  • How can you lean more fully on Jesus as you seek to speak the truth in love and engage the culture around you?
  • How does knowing that Jesus is interceding for you change how you speak, pray, and live?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Jul 20, 2020
Life, Art, and Creativity with Andrew Peterson
48:05

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Andrew Peterson about life, art, and creativity. Andrew has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive-produced a film—all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal. This conversation will encourage you to use the gifts that God has given you for his glory as well. Andrew is clear that he’s stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet continually encountered the grace of God and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts. We pray that this conversation with Andrew encourages you to humbly go about the good work that the Lord has set before you today, resting in grace and trusting that he will redeem all of your screw ups.

 

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RESOURCES

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How can you leverage small moments throughout the day to pursue creativity and imagination?
  • How does seeing God’s creativity in the world around you lead you to worship?
  • As you create, how does understanding the gospel allow you the freedom to create something imperfect?
  • How does looking toward the future kingdom of God compel you to work, create, and live now?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Jul 13, 2020
Grieving with Hope with Danielle Anderson
47:39

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Danielle Anderson about anchoring in God’s Word, specifically in the midst of our grief. Danielle is a speaker and teacher of women’s Bible studies. Since the loss of her son in 2013, she has been on a journey of grief and restoration. Danielle has served with The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Training Network and contributed to the books His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God and Joy in the Sorrow. She is married to Tedashii, a Christian hip hop artist, and they live in Atlanta with three energetic sons.

 

RESOURCES FOR LEARNING FROM WOMEN OF COLOR

Listening to women of color is one of the best ways to deepen our understanding and learn how to better love our neighbors. There are many resources out there, but we put together a brief list below to serve as an approachable springboard for continued learning.

 

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING OF RACE

 

RESOURCES

Ways to care for yourself: Moving every day, Sabbath, Getting in the Word in the morning

New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp

Video on the Village Church’s website

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

 

CONNECT WITH DANIELLE

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What are some ways you can prioritize caring for yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually?
  • How can you grow in your knowledge of who God is and how you live out of what he has done for us?
  • How has the gospel been a rock for you in the midst of a time of suffering?
  • How can you come alongside someone who is walking through a season of grieving or suffering?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Jun 29, 2020
Grounding Ourselves in God’s Word with Tara-Leigh Cobble
47:15

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Tara-Leigh Cobble about how important it is to plant our feet firmly on the foundation of God’s Word. This episode will encourage you to reach for the Word as your source of truth and comfort, no matter where you’re at today. Tara-Leigh Cobble, has a zeal for Biblical literacy that led her to create and develop an international network of Bible studies called D-Group. Every week, over 250 men's and women's D-Groups meet weekly in homes and churches around the world to study Scripture. She also writes and hosts a daily radio show called The God Shot and a daily podcast called The Bible Recap designed to help listeners read and understand the Bible in a year. Her book "The Bible Recap", a 365-day guide to reading through the Bible, releases this fall.

 

CONNECT WITH TARA-LEIGH

taraleighcobble.com 

thebiblerecap.com 

mydgroup.org

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” - Psalm 37:4

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How can you grow this week in your love for God’s Word?
  • How does viewing the Bible as a story about God, rather than a story about you, impact how you read Scripture?
  • Who in your life can you begin to study God’s Word alongside?
  • What can you do to grow your view of the big storyline of the Bible?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Jun 22, 2020
Answering Hard Questions with Hope with Rebecca McLaughlin
56:48

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Rebecca McLaughlin who answered some really difficult questions about Christianity. We pray this conversation helps you look to Scripture for answers to the hard questions that you maintain, and that it will be a resource for you as you navigate difficult spiritual conversations of your own! Rebecca writes for multiple outlets, including The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and Desiring God.  Her first book, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion, was published by Crossway and The Gospel Coalition in April 2019 and was named "Book of the Year" by Christianity Today. This is the last episode in our series: Theology in Practice: Knowing God Changes Who We Are and How We Engage with the World. 

 

CONNECT WITH REBECCA

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

1 Timothy 1:15

John 8:48-59

John 11

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What did you take away from Rebecca’s explanation of objective universal truth?
  • What encouraged you in the explanation of how Christianity differs from other religions? 
  • How does understanding who Jesus says he is change how you share the hope of the gospel?
  • What are the hard questions you’ve faced when seeking to lovingly engage others?
  • How does knowing God change who you are and how you interact with the world around you?

 

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Southeastern Seminary believes that women's gifts are essential to a healthy church. Southeastern Seminary offers everything from certificate studies for those just getting started to doctoral degrees that are tailor-made to help you minister to those God has put in your life. Visit sebts.edu/academics and use the code "Journeywomen" and Southeastern will waive your application fee.

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Apr 27, 2020
Loving Your Neighbor with Nana Dolce
56:57

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Nana Dolce about loving our neighbors, even in the midst of challenging times like we’re facing right now with COVID-19. This conversation is packed with biblical truth. We think it will be such a help to you as you seek to walk in obedience to Christ’s commands to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself. Nana Dolce teaches women and children in her local church--where her husband is the Director of Discipleship. She has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and serves as an instructor for Charles Simeon Trust Bible exposition workshops. Nana writes for various ministries, including Christianity Today, Risen Motherhood, and The Gospel Coalition.

 

CONNECT WITH NANA

Website

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Luke 10:25-37

Romans 5:10

1 John 4:9-11

1 Kings 17

Hebrews 4

Ephesians 5

Matthew 5:43-48

Matthew 18:15-19

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

 • What does it mean to love your neighbor as Jesus modeled for us? 

• How is Christian love for our neighbor distinct from a general desire to be kind to others? 

• What are the difficulties you face in loving your neighbors?

• What would it look like to love your neighbors this week?

• How does knowing God change who you are and how you interact with the world around you?

 

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SPONSORS

Southeastern Seminary believes that women's gifts are essential to a healthy church. Southeastern Seminary offers everything from certificate studies for those just getting started to doctoral degrees that are tailor-made to help you minister to those God has put in your life. Visit sebts.edu/academics and use the code "Journeywomen" and Southeastern will waive your application fee.

Crossway’s ESV Scripture Journals are great tools for those of you who like to take notes during a sermon, record thoughts and prayers, or creatively engage with the text during Bible study. You can buy each book of the Bible individually or as complete sets, also available in the elegant illuminated design. Now through April 27th, Journeywomen listeners can pick up an ESV Scripture Journal for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership.

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Apr 20, 2020
Hospitality in the Midst of a Crisis with Rosaria Butterfield
54:46

On today’s episode, we’re continuing our series, Theology in Practice: Knowing God Changes Who We Are and How We Engage with the World. On today’s episode, we are talking with Rosaria Butterfield about hospitality, particularly in times of crisis. There is no one you’d rather hear from on this topic as we’re all seeking to love our neighbors while navigating the challenging realities that come with a global pandemic like COVID-19. This conversation will challenge you, offer really creative ideas for how to love your neighbor in the midst of a crisis, and exhort you to really know and love God and to know and love the people he’s placed around you too.

 

CONNECT WITH ROSARIA

Website

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE

1 John 5:4

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What motivates us to practice the radical hospitality that Rosaria talked about in this episode?
  • How does the gospel help us move towards people who are different from us?
  • What does the difference between acceptance and approval look like relationally?
  • How will you practice radical hospitality even with the limitations placed on our lives in the middle of a global pandemic?
  • How does knowing God change who you are and how you interact with the world around you?

 

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Southeastern Seminary believes that women's gifts are essential to a healthy church. Southeastern Seminary offers everything from certificate studies for those just getting started to doctoral degrees that are tailor-made to help you minister to those God has put in your life. Visit sebts.edu/academics and use the code "Journeywomen" and Southeastern will waive your application fee.

Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie is a recently released book by Crossway that examines select characters from the life of Jesus such as disciples who misunderstood him, religious leaders who plotted against him, law-keepers who tried to trap him, a friend who betrayed him, and followers who died for him. Get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership through April 20th.

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Apr 13, 2020
Bringing Our Feelings to God with Courtney Reissig
57:15

On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Courtney Reissig about bringing our feelings to God. This conversation will help you bring your emotions to the Lord as an act of faith, trust, and ultimately, worship. Courtney Reissig is a writer and bible teacher living in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the proud mom of four sons, happy wife to Daniel, and author of three books: The Accidental Feminist, Glory in the Ordinary, and Teach Me to Feel: Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life. Her writing has also appeared on The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and The Washington Post. When she is not writing or wrangling kids, she enjoys running and a relaxing Friday night. 

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

John 11

Psalm 77

Psalm 46

Psalm 88

John 14

Psalm 1 

2 Corinthians 1

Job

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How were we created? Where do our emotions come from? 
  • Can you relate to feeling like you can’t control your emotions, or to feeling like you need to stuff your emotions and try to not feel? What does this look like?
  • What is a verse or passage of Scripture that has encouraged you this week?
  • How have you seen suffering be an encouragement in the lives of others?
  • How does knowing God change who you are and how you interact with the world around you?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

SPONSORS

Southeastern Seminary believes that women's gifts are essential to a healthy church. Southeastern Seminary offers everything from certificate studies for those just getting started to doctoral degrees that are tailor-made to help you minister to those God has put in your life. Visit sebts.edu/academics and use the code "Journeywomen" and Southeastern will waive your application fee.

Crossway’s ESV Scripture Journals are great tools for those of you who like to take notes during a sermon, record thoughts and prayers, or creatively engage with the text during Bible study. Now through April 13th, pick up an ESV Scripture Journal for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership.

 

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Apr 06, 2020
Developing a Biblical Worldview with Dianne Jago
42:57

This is the first episode in our series, “Theology in Practice: Knowing God Changes Who We Are and How We Engage with the World.” This episode was recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak, but the four episodes to follow in this series will very much speak to the current, crazy circumstances revolving around COVID-19 and we pray they will be a help to you. The most helpful thing you can intake, ever, particularly in times of crisis, is the Word of God. Whether you’re at home with school aged kiddos because their schools are shut down, fighting loneliness in your apartment or being driven crazy by your roommate, entertaining toddlers indoors for hours on end, or working late at the hospital taking care of those who are sick, this week’s episode with Dianne Jago will encourage you to invest whatever time you can being in God’s Word. Dianne founded Deeply Rooted Magazine, where she serves as the chief editor. She’s married to a military man named Ethan, has three kiddos, and lives in Florida, and she just published her first book, A Holy Pursuit. We talk about worldview, what it is, and how we can develop a Biblical worldview.

 

CONNECT WITH DIANNE

Instagram

Deeply Rooted Magazine

Book 

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Hebrews 4:12

Romans 2:15

Psalm 119

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is a worldview?
  • How does your worldview impact the way you go about life and the decisions you make? 
  • How can you continue to cultivate a Christian worldview that is built upon the Word of God?
  • In what areas might your worldview be shaped by worldly thinking?
  • How does knowing God change who you are and how you interact with the world around you?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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In Enough about Me, Jen Oshman encourages women facing disappointment or disillusionment to root their identity in Christ and what he has done for them. Now through April 6th, Journeywomen listeners can pick up Enough about Me for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership by going to crossway.org/JW3.

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Mar 30, 2020
Humility in Discipleship with Megan Eshbaugh and Susie Matter
49:42

On today’s episode, we’re wrapping up our series, “Keeping it Local: Leaning into Discipleship in your Local Context,” with a conversation on humility in discipleship. Throughout this series we’ve talked with women from Hunter’s local church and today, we get to share with you two of our favorites, Megan Eshbaugh and Susie Matter. They talk about what it means to walk in humility as we share not only the gospel, but our very lives so that we might learn more of what it means to follow Christ as we do life together.

 

RESOURCES FOR DISCIPLESHIP

Concrete Conversations

Online Courses - Charles Simeon Trust

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • How is discipleship more of an identity than an activity?
  • How has God used discipleship relationships to make you more like him? 
  • What would it look like to address sinful attitudes and behaviors with the grace of the gospel?
  • What Scriptures might help us maintain humility when engaging in discipleship relationships?
  • As a disciple of Christ, how you can further engage in your local church to walk in obedience to the call to “go and make disciples?”

 

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In Enough about Me, Jen Oshman encourages women facing disappointment or disillusionment to root their identity in Christ and what he has done for them. Now through March 16th, Journeywomen listeners can pick up Enough about Me for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership

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Mar 09, 2020
Peer to Peer Discipleship with Amy Knuppe
41:39

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen Podcast, Hunter is talking with her friend Amy Knuppe on the topic of discipleship.  If you’re just tuning in, the heart behind this series “Keeping it Local: Leaning into Discipleship in your Local Context” is to encourage learning from women right where we are. Hunter has been chatting with ladies from her local church in Hanover, New Hampshire. We hope these conversations help to pull back the curtain on discipleship relationships, which, let’s be honest, we have all probably felt intimidated by at one point or another. Our prayer is that this series helps you see that discipleship isn’t rocket science! The best way to do it really is to jump right in, especially with the help of your local church body.

 

RESOURCE FOR DISCIPLESHIP

Simple Discipleship Binder by Caroline Saunders

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Matthew 14

Acts 2

Hebrews 10:25

John 13

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is discipleship and what is a disciple?
  • As a disciple of Christ, how you can further engage in your local church to walk in obedience to the call to “go and make disciples?”
  • What are the relationships that have encouraged you to follow Christ through different seasons of life? 
  • What are the markers you could share of how you’ve seen God’s faithfulness in your life?
  • How did you come to follow Jesus?

 

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Mar 02, 2020
Discipleship in Community with Katie Gilbert
45:22

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen Podcast, Hunter Beless is chatting with Katie Gilbert about how we pour into one another in the context of community. This is the third episode in our series called “Keeping it Local: Leaning into Discipleship in your Local Context.” The idea behind this series is to encourage us all to seek out discipleship and learning with women we can spend time with face-to-face. Katie Gilbert is a young professional, living and working in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. Katie originally moved to New Hampshire in 2000 with her family when her parents, Don and Dori Willeman, planted Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover, NH. She is a graduate of Gordon College with a BA in biblical studies and history with a concentration in museum studies. Katie loves hikes, books, good food and, most of all, her husband Jack.

 

RESOURCES

Melissa Kruger on Mentoring Relationships between Women

Growing Together by Melissa Kruger (releasing later this year)

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• How has your current community encouraged you in your walk with Christ?

• Do you find that you cherish the Word of God? Why or why not?

• What holds you back from further engaging in relationships in your local context?

• If you were to ask someone in your life, “will you teach me how to ___?” What would you ask them to teach you? Who would you ask?

• As a disciple of Christ, how you can further engage in your local community to walk in obedience to the call to “go and make disciples?”

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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The Christian Standard Bible translation is built for the church. The She Reads Truth Bible is thoughtfully and artfully designed to highlight the beauty, goodness, and truth of scripture. The (in)Courage Devotional Bible provides a ton of devotional content centered around the messiness of life. 

 

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Feb 24, 2020
Making Disciples with Dori Willeman
01:00:25

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen Podcast, we are talking with Dori Willeman about what it’s like to be the mentor in another woman’s life. Dori lives in New Hampshire with her husband Don, the pastor of Christ Redeemer Church. They are very proud of their four adult children. As a pastor's wife for the past 20 years, she has served in many capacities but is most passionate about discipling women.  In addition to serving the local church, she serves as a Ministry Fellow for a Christian Campus Ministry discipling Dartmouth College students. 

 

RESOURCES

Daily Disciple-Making Course by Amy Gannett

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• Who is someone who has cheered on the work of the gospel in your life

• What does it look like to cheer on the work of the gospel in someone else’s life?

• Who have you known the Lord to be and how has he been good and faithful in your life? 

• What is the goal of discipleship? 

• As a disciple of Christ, how you can further engage in your local community to walk in obedience to the call to “go and make disciples?”

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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The Christian Standard Bible translation is built for the church. The She Reads Truth Bible is thoughtfully and artfully designed to highlight the beauty, goodness, and truth of scripture. The (in)Courage Devotional Bible provides a ton of devotional content centered around the messiness of life. 

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Feb 17, 2020
Life on Life Discipleship with PaToya Hall and Kimberly Wootten
51:11

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast Hunter Beless interviews Kimberly Wootten and PaToya Hall about discipleship, specifically, the importance of seeking out life on life discipleship relationships over learning online. This is the first in a five episode series called “Keeping it Local: Leaning Into Discipleship in Your Local Context.” 

 

RESOURCE FOR DISCIPLESHIP

Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt 

 

CONNECT WITH PATOYA

 

CONNECT WITH KIMBERLY

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Matthew 28:19-20

Matthew 4:19-20 

2 Timothy 2:2

Titus 2

Luke 9:23

1 John 1:7

Matthew 22:36-40

1 Thessalonians 2:7-8

Hebrews

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ?

• Where do you see the command to make disciples in Scripture?

How has the Lord used Christian community to sharpen you, encourage you, and make you look more like Jesus?

What are the barriers you’ve faced as a disciple of Christ?

• As a disciple of Christ, how you can further engage in your local community to walk in obedience to the call to “go and make disciples?”

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Feb 10, 2020
Self-Control with Blair Linne
47:28

On today’s episode, we’re wrapping up our series on the fruit of the Spirit! We hope you’ve found yourself convicted, challenged, and encouraged all the way through! These episodes on love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness have laid out how the fruit of the Spirit passage in Galatians 5 really summaries true, gospel-living. Today is no different! We’re chatting with Blair Linne on the topic of self-control, in which we find ourselves pointed back to the cross yet again. Blair Linne is a wife and mom of three. She is a Spoken Word poet, Bible teacher, and author. She is the Director of Women’s Ministries at her church, Risen Christ Fellowship, in Philadelphia, where her husband is one of the founding pastors.

 

RESOURCES

God is the Gospel by John Piper

Your Future Self Will Thank You by Drew Dyck 

Refresh by Shona and David Murray

His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God

 

CONNECT WITH BLAIR

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Galatians 2:20

Luke 9:23

Matthew 26:41

2 Corinthians 10:5

2 Timothy 3

Galatians 6:8

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What is self-control?

• What is the object of your faith? What do you find yourself seeking?

• Where are you struggling with self-control?

• What would it look like to confess, repent, and run to God for forgiveness?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Dec 16, 2019
Gentleness with Sally Clarkson
42:14

On today’s episode we’re chatting with Sally Clarkson about gentleness. You guys know that sitting down with a seasoned mentor is one of my simple joys and today was no different! Sally and I talked about how gentle the Lord is with us, as his children. I asked Sally to join me in this particular conversation because I feel like she really exudes gentleness. You guys are going to hear her heart to come alongside women in whatever season they’re navigating and point them to Jesus.

 

RESOURCES

Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson 

At Home with Sally Podcast

 

CONNECT WITH SALLY

Website

Podcast

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Isaiah 40:2

1 Thessalonians 2:7

Matthew 9:36

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What is gentleness? How does the Bible describe gentleness?

• What is the ultimate expression of God’s gentleness?

• What areas of life do you find it difficult to be gentle with others?

• Who enables us to be gentle? What would that look like in practice?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Dec 09, 2019
Faithfulness with Glenna Marshall
55:17

On today’s episode we’re chatting with Glenna Marshall about faithfulness. Praise God that in spite of our faithlessness, he is faithful! And he fulfilled all of his promises to us in the person of his Son, Jesus. Glenna Marshall is married to her pastor, William, and lives in rural southeast Missouri, where she tries to keep up with her two energetic sons. She is the author of The Promise is His Presence and Everyday Faithfulness. You can connect with her at glennamarshall.com, where she writes about suffering, biblical literacy, and God's faithfulness, which is what we’re talking about today.

 

RESOURCES

Develop a habit of being in the Word 

Connection to the Church 

Devoted by Tim Challies

 John G. Paton - The Autobiography of the Pioneer Missionary to the New Hebrides

The Roots of Endurance by John Piper

Get to know the older Christians in your church

 

CONNECT WITH GLENNA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

2 Peter 1:3

Galatians 5

Hebrews 10 

Philippians 1:6

2 Timothy 3:12

James 1:2-4

1 Peter 4:12

John 6:68

John 15

Philippians 2:12

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What is faithfulness? 

• How has God revealed his faithfulness throughout all of redemptive history? 

• Where have you seen God’s faithfulness in your life recently?

• How are we able to walk in faithfulness knowing we are an unfaithful people?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Dec 02, 2019
Goodness with Joni Eareckson Tada
35:46

On today’s episode we’re chatting with Joni Eareckson Tada about goodness. Joni’s deep, abiding trust in Christ overflows as you’ll see in this conversation and as you can see from her decades long life of faithfulness. Joni is the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, providing outreach to thousands of families impacted by disability around the globe. A diving accident in 1967 left then 17-year-old Joni a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. She founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centered ministry to special-needs families, as well as training for churches. Joni has written over 50 books and is a regular columnist in several magazines. She and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California. 

 

RESOURCES

Joni and Friends Ministry 

Joni and Friends Family Retreats  (29 in the US every summer and 29 in developing nations)

When God Weeps by Steve Estes & Joni Eareckson Tada

Singing Hymns 

Reading the Psalms

He Giveth More Grace 

 

CONNECT WITH JONI

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Ephesians 6:12

Colossians 1:27 

Genesis 50:20

Jeremiah 32

Psalm 84

Psalm 112:7 

1 Peter 4:12

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• Where have you seen God’s goodness on display in the midst of suffering?

• What Scriptures reference the goodness of God? 

• How has God revealed his goodness throughout all of history? 

• What does the gospel reveal about the goodness of God?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Nov 25, 2019
Kindness with Irene Sun
01:01:54

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast we’re chatting with Irene Sun about God’s kindness and the ultimate expression of his kindness in the way he sent his Son, Jesus, to die for us. Because of what Jesus did, the Holy Spirit resides in those who believe in him and we too, because of him, can actually seek to emulate his kindness for a lost and dying world to see by the power of his Spirit that resides within us. Irene is an absolute joy and as you’ll hear, she had me laughing for a good portion of our conversation. So you’ll know her a little better, Irene Sun was born in Malaysia and is the author of the picture book God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World. She teaches her four boys with her preacher husband in Chicago, and through TGC Women’s Training Network.

 

RESOURCES

Reading books

Learning about other cultures

 

CONNECT WITH IRENE

Website

Facebook

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Philippians 2

Genesis 2-3

Romans 2:4

Colossians 3:12

Ruth

Proverbs 31

Galatians 5

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• How is God’s kindness different than human niceness? What does it taste like?

• How have you recently seen God’s kindness in your life? 

• What does it look like to emulate the kindness of God in your daily life? 

• How can generosity and kindness point others to the gospel?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES 

 

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Nov 18, 2019
Patience with Colleen McFadden
01:06:26

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen Podcast, we’re chatting with Colleen McFadden about patience. Colleen reminded us that patience is the fruit of the Spirit’s work in our lives, not a result of our own efforts. This entire conversation is saturated with Scripture. Colleen McFadden trains women Bible teachers with the Charles Simeon Trust, a ministry devoted to equipping the next generation of Bible expositors. She also serves as the Director of Women’s Ministry at her local church, Trinity Community Church, just outside Philadelphia. Colleen earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She serves on the board of Matthias Media, a ministry dedicated to raising up and resourcing disciple-makers.

 

RESOURCES

Reading the Bible

Being in a Bible Study

Simeon Trust Courses

A Praying Life by Paul Miller 

How Long, Oh Lord? by Don Carson 

A Small Book about a Big Problem by Ed Welch 

 

CONNECT WITH COLLEEN

Simeon Trust

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Galatians 5

Judges

Nehemiah 9 

John 4

1 Timothy 1

Titus 3

1 Corinthians 13

1 Peter 4

Ephesians 4 

Psalm 37 

Hebrews 11-12 

Psalm 90

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What is patience and how does God perfectly display patience? 

• How have you recently seen the patience of God in your life?

• What Scripture reference stood out to you the most during this discussion? Why?

• What could be at the root of your impatience? 

• What encourages you to wait on the Lord?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Nov 11, 2019
Peace with David Platt
51:14

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re chatting with David Platt about peace. We talked about who supplies our peace and how we can reconcile the reality that we have peace in Christ, even when our circumstances don’t feel particularly peaceful! So you’ll know him a little better, David Platt is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Radical. He is lead pastor at McLean Bible Church in metro Washington, D.C., the former president of the IMB (International Mission Board), and founder of Radical Inc. (www.Radical.net), a global center for the unreached that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Platt received his Master of Divinity (M.Div), Master of Theology (Th.M), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Virginia with his wife and their children.

 

RESOURCES

Three Fold Secret of the Holy Spirit by James McConkey

Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret

The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life by Charles Stanley

Jesus Continued... by J.D. Greear

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett

Exalting Jesus in Galatians by David Platt & Tony Merida

Something Needs to Change by David Platt

Radical Fund

David Platt Quoting Psalm 148-150

Radical Podcast with David Platt

Pray the Word Podcast with David Platt

Secret Church Podcast 

 

CONNECT WITH RADICAL

Radical Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

John 14:27 

Philippians 4:6-7 

Romans 5:1

Acts 13

Galatians 2:20 

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What is the peace of God?

• How does the gospel create a foundation of peace for our lives?

• How do we reconcile knowing that we have peace in Christ when we don't feel particularly peaceful?

• How is God leading you to be an ambassador of peace?

• How will you encourage your heart when you find yourself failing?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Nov 04, 2019
Joy with Courtney Doctor
48:36

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re chatting with Courtney Doctor about joy. Amidst a lot of other things, we talk about how God is both joyful and the source of our joy! This conversation is such a potent reminder to look to the Lord as the source of our joy. So you’ll know a little more about our guest, Courtney Doctor is an author, Bible teacher, frequent conference and retreat speaker, and periodic blogger. She received an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary and is the author of From Garden to Glory and Steadfast: A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of James (2019). She currently serves as the Coordinator of Women's Training and Content for The Gospel Coalition and as a Visiting Instructor of Communication at Covenant Theological Seminary. Courtney also has a love for education and serves on the advisory board for Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA.

 

RESOURCES

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis 

When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper

In All Things by Melissa Kruger

Women’s Training Network

TGCW20

 

CONNECT WITH COURTNEY

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Psalm 16

Mark 4

John 15

2 Corinthians 6:10

Philippians 4:4

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What is joy? How does the Bible describe joy?

• What is it that distinguishes Christian joy from all other joys in life?

• What is the source of joy in your life? 

• How have you seen joy through difficulty in your own life or others

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

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Oct 28, 2019
Love with Jen Oshman
48:56

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re chatting with Jen Oshman about love. This conversation served as a sweet reminder that loving others is a work of the Spirit and that we need his help to do this! We pray it encourages you to look to him as you seek to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.  Jen Oshman is a wife and mom to four daughters and has served as a missionary for almost two decades on three continents. She currently resides in Colorado, where she and her husband serve with Pioneers International, and they planted Redemption Parker, an Acts29 church, two and a half years ago. Her passion is leading women into a deeper faith and fostering a biblical worldview.

 

RESOURCES

Galatians for You by Tim Keller 

Exalting Jesus in Galatians by David Platt & Tony Merida 

Reading Biographies of Missionaries (Amy Carmichael or Lilias Trotter)

 

CONNECT WITH JEN

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Galatians 

1 John 4

Philippians 2

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What did you take away from Jen’s explanation of Galatians?

• How does God perfectly possess the attribute of love? 

• What passages of Scripture do you think of that exemplify the love of God?

• What does it look like in your life to put God's love on display for a lost and dying world to see?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES 

 

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Oct 21, 2019
Fruit of the Spirit with Amy Gannett
59:46

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re kicking off a brand new series on the fruit of the Spirit with Amy Gannett! In this series, we hope to grow in our understanding of how the Spirit helps us mirror the character of God. Amy Gannett is a Bible teacher and writer with a passion for good theology and exegetical Bible study. She got her B.A. in Biblical Exposition and Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and her Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She teaches a digital Bible study through her website and creates theology training tools for kids through Tiny Theologians. Amy and her husband, Austin, are currently church planters in eastern North Carolina. 

 

RESOURCES

Biblehub.com for word study (INT)

Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther

Galatians for You by Tim Keller

Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore

Tiny Theologian Cards

 

CONNECT WITH AMY

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Galatians 5

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What does it mean to walk in the Spirit? 

• How has your view of the passage on the fruit of the Spirit grown or changed?

• What's the difference between keeping in step with the Spirit versus trying to produce good fruit in and of our own strength?

• How can you praise God for how he has grown you in the last year?

• What will abiding in Christ look like for you this week?

 

FULL SHOW NOTES

 

SPONSORS

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Oct 14, 2019
Walking in Freedom with K.A. Ellis
48:14

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re wrapping up our series on living in light of redemption with some encouragement from K.A. Ellis to walk forward in the freedom we have in Christ. K. A. Ellis holds an MFA from Yale University and a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and is a doctoral candidate at Oxford Center for Mission Studies in Oxford, England. She speaks and writes on the theology of human rights, African-American culture, understanding Islam, and the persecuted church.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Matthew 6:12

John 16:33

Proverbs 8-9

Revelation 21

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What freedom was Jesus promising?
  • Where do see yourself walking down paths that could lead to destruction?
  • Do you have a Titus 2 woman in your life you can learn from? What does this look like?
  • Are you investing in a younger woman and inviting them into your life? What does this look like?
  • What does it look like to live in light of the freedom we've received from the gospel? 
  • What has been your greatest takeaway from the “Living in Light of Redemption” series?

 

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Oct 07, 2019
Sexual Brokenness with Ellen Dykas
01:01:17

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re chatting with Ellen Dykas about sexual brokenness. This is a sensitive topic and Ellen, the Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Harvest USA, did such a beautiful job encouraging us with the hope of the gospel. Ellen Dykas received her MA in Biblical and Theological studies at Covenant Theological Seminary, Creve Coeur, MO. She also received a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling from the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF). Ellen delights in teaching God’s Word and coming alongside women in their spiritual journey.


RESOURCES

Your Dating Relationship and Your Sexual Past by Ellen Dykas

Sexual Sanity for Women by Ellen Dykas

Sexual Sanity for Men by David White

God, You, & Sex: A Profound Mystery by David White 

Leslie Vernick Website

Openness Unhindered by Rosaria Butterfield 

False Intimacy by Dr. Harry Schaumburg

On the Threshold of Hope by Diane Mandt Langberg

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands by Paul Tripp

 

CONNECT WITH ELLEN

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Luke 4

Psalm 84:11

Psalm 139:23-24

Romans 13:14 

Colossians 1:27

Romans 15:13

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What is brokenness and what does that look like in regard to our sexuality?

• How does the gospel redeem our brokenness?

• What should our response be when we find ourselves walking in sexual sin?

• How can you come alongside your sisters in Christ to encourage them to live in light of redemption when it comes to our sexuality?

• How do we live with hope while still experiencing temptation and wrestling with our flesh on this side of heaven?

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 30, 2019
Celebrating God’s Faithfulness to Journeywomen
56:01

Today marks 100 episodes of the Journeywomen podcast! We can’t believe it and we are absolutely giving God all the glory and praise for the way in which he’s blessed the work he has set before us. Today the Journeywomen team is recapping some of our favorite Journeywomen episodes, rehashing a few noteworthy quotes, and sharing how the lessons we learned from these episodes have changed the way we go about our days.

Journeywomen would be nowhere without God’s grace, and one of the ways that he’s shown us his grace is through you guys! We are so grateful for your prayers, for the way you share the podcast, and for every review you’ve written. We’d love to hear from you about your favorite episodes! Hit us up over on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you for all of your love and support over the past 100 episodes. We are so grateful for your love and support as we crawl towards glory.

From him, to him, and through him, be all things. To him be the glory forever.

 

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Sep 23, 2019
Body Image with Dr. Alexandria Ford
50:55

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Dr. Alexandria Ford about body image. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this every week during our series on living in light of redemption, but let me just say, if you’re struggling with body image--solidarity! I’ve been there. In this episode, Alex helps us understand how the whole person matters to God, that he has created us in his image, and that he has created every aspect of our being with a purpose. This conversation really helped me understand that recognizing the importance of human embodiment is necessary in order to fully understand who God has created us to be, especially when it comes to challenging topics, such as body image.

 

RESOURCES

Toward a Theology of Human Embodiment by Gregg R. Allison

Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcy 

Body by Paula Gooder

Dr. Alexandria Ford’s Website 

Scripture

 

CONNECT WITH ALEX

Website

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Genesis 1:27 

Genesis 2:25

John 1:14

Luke 24

Matthew 14:13-21

Luke 8:40-56

1 Corinthians 15

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• How do you view your body?

• Have you found that your view of the body is distorted (such as a devaluing of the body or obsessing over the body)?

• What does Scripture say about the body?

• What encouragement do we have because of Christ?

• What would it look like to have a view of your body that is aligned with Scripture?

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 16, 2019
Anger with Jasmine Holmes
49:58

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Jasmine Holmes about anger. As you’ll hear, anger is something that I personally wrestle with, and I walked away super encouraged by Jasmine’s transparency and the way in which she pointed me to Jesus.

So you’ll know her a little better, Jasmine Holmes is a wife, mom, and speaker. She and her husband, Phillip, have two sons, and they are members of Redeemer Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Learn more at jasminelholmes.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

RESOURCES

Being in the Word

Changes that Heal by Henry Cloud

Anger by David Powlison

Good and Angry by David Powlison

Community

 

CONNECT WITH JASMINE

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Ephesians 4:26

James 1:19

David in the Psalms 

Matthew 21:12-13

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What does anger look like in your life?

• What do you see as the root of your anger?  

• How does the gospel redeem our anger? 

• What does the Bible have to say about anger?

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 09, 2019
Perfectionism with Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen
57:01

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with my friends Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen about perfectionism. If you know Laura and Emily of the Risen Motherhood podcast, it’s no surprise that this conversation really helped me apply the realities of the gospel to my performance-oriented, perfectionistic self. 

So you’ll know them a little better, Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler are the co-founders of the Risen Motherhood ministry, and co-hosts of the weekly podcast. As sisters-in-law, Emily and Laura both live in central Iowa with their families. Their first co-written book, Risen Motherhood, releases September 3rd and is available anywhere books are sold and we highly recommend checking it out!

 

RESOURCES

Gospel Fluency by Jeff Vanderstelt

A Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent

Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler 

Church Series 

 

CONNECT WITH RISEN MOTHERHOOD

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

1 Peter 2:22

1 Peter 1:19-25

Jude 1:24

1 Corinthians 2

Psalms 127 

Matthew 5

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• What are some areas in your life where you don’t feel like you are enough? 

• Read 1 Peter 1:15-25. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?

• How does the gospel redeem our perfectionism? 

• Discuss the four parts of the gospel: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation.

• What are some areas you could grow in your ability to connect the gospel to the everyday moments in which you find yourself wanting to perform?

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 02, 2019
Freedom from a Self-Focused Life with Ruth Chou Simons
57:50

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we're chatting with Ruth Chou Simons about freedom from a self-focused life. The heart of what we discuss is how gazing at the beauty of the gospel draws our eyes to Christ, enabling us to walk in the freedom of self-forgetfulness.

So you’ll know her a little better, Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker. She shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and paintbrush through GraceLaced.com and on Instagram. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure. And, she’s also the author of Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship, as well as GraceLaced, which won a 2018 Christian Book Award.

RESOURCES
Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons
Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller
How to Worship Jesus Christ by Joseph S. Carroll
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
The Expulsive Power of a New Affection by Thomas Chalmers

CONNECT WITH RUTH
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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
2 Corinthians 3:18

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
• What does it mean to behold?
• What do you find yourself beholding on a daily basis?
• What does it look like when you are being self-focused?
• How can fixing your eyes on God shift your perspective?
• How does beholding God change the mundane moments of life?
• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

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Aug 26, 2019
Anxiety and Depression with Christine Gordon and Hope Blanton
51:23

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re talking about anxiety and depression. I asked my friends Hope Blanton and Christine Gordon to join me because Hope is a trained counselor and Christine has formal theological training. Together, they write At His Feet Bible studies, which I cannot recommend highly enough, and all that said, you might be surprised to learn that both of them actually have and still wrestle with either anxiety or depression. 

Hope A. Blanton is wife to Ray and mother of three. She earned her master's in clinical social work at Temple University. Currently she works as a counselor in San Antonio. She loves good food, making people laugh, and being outside. And Christine B. Gordon, MATS, is wife to Michael and mother of three. She earned her Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Covenant Seminary. She currently lives in St. Louis where she works as the intake coordinator for a counseling center. She loves to walk, make music with other people, and share bad puns with her family.

 

RESOURCES

Not the Way It's Supposed to Be by Cornelius Plantinga Jr.

Affliction by Edith Schaeffer 

Book of Job 

Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Ed Welch

 

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE & HOPE

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Luke 5

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Job

Isaiah 25

Revelation 21

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the difference between anxiety and depression?
  • Have you experienced anxiety and/or depression in your life and what did that look like?
  • How have you seen the gospel impact the day to day hardships in your life?
  • What does it look like to be present in the lives of others?
  • How can you walk in surrender and open confession with your community?
  • What is the hope we have to look forward to?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Aug 19, 2019
Comparison with Abigail Dodds
51:39

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re continuing our ten-part series living in light of redemption. Today we're chatting with Abigail Dodds about comparison and we're willing to bet her take on it will leave you with a lot to chew on. Abigail is a wife, mother of five, and graduate student at Bethlehem College and Seminary. She’s a regular contributor to Desiring God and the author of (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ (2019). 

 

RESOURCES

Word search on Blue Letter Bible (compare, envy, bitteress, imitate)

The Chronicles of Narnia

Killjoys Seven Deadly Sins Small Talks

What to do with Unmet Expectations episode

 

ADVICE YOU’D GIVE 25-YEAR-OLD ABIGAIL

Don’t be afraid of submission. There are no perfect human authorities.

 

CONNECT WITH ABIGAIL

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Psalm 40

Psalm 89:6 

Isaiah 40

2 Corinthians 3

1 Corinthians 11:1

Hebrews 4:13

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Name some ways you’ve seen comparison lead to pride or envy in everyday life.
  • How can you encourage a friend in this area with the hope of the gospel? 
  • How can comparison lead us to God?
  • What would it look like to “imitate principles, not methods?”
  • If you find you are comparing yourself to others, how can you rightly orient your mind?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Crossway's purpose as a not-for-profit ministry is to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered resources that honor our Savior and serve his Church. One such resource is  Labor with Hope by Gloria Furman. Through 25 short meditations, Gloria helps you see labor and birth throughout the storyline of the Bible. Learn more about Labor with Hope and find other resources at crossway.org/journeywomen4/.

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Aug 12, 2019
Living in Light of Redemption with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
59:24

In this episode of the Journeywomen podcast Hunter talks with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth about how the little pieces of our story nestle themselves in the context of the greater story of redemption. Nancy has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her outreach. Her books have sold more than three million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. 

 

RESOURCES

You Can Trust God to Write Your Story by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth & Robert Wolgemuth

Commentary on Ruth by John Piper

The book of Ruth

Book of Ruth on Revive Our Hearts

Story of Redemption Bible

The Jesus Storybook Bible

 

CONNECT WITH NANCY

Revive Our Hearts

True Woman

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Ruth

Isaiah 40

2 Corinthians 12:9-11

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Psalm 42:11

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is redemption?
  • What does God’s story of redemption look like over all of history?
  • What helps you remember God’s redeeming power in your own life? 
  • How does the reality of redemption offer you hope in the current struggles you are facing? 
  • Read 2 Corinthians 4:17-18. What is the hope we have? 
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Aug 05, 2019
The Mission of the Church with Trillia Newbell
38:08

Today I’m chatting with Trillia Newbell on the mission of the church. We talked about everything from how we see the ancient church fulfilling the mission they were given by Jesus to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to observe all that Jesus commanded, to how we are united with them in that very same mission today. We pray this episode aids your understanding of what we have been called to as Christ followers, to go into the world by the power of the Spirit with the goal of making disciples by proclaiming the gospel for the glory of God and for the good of the world.

 

RESOURCES

9 Marks

 

ADVICE YOU’D GIVE 25-YEAR-OLD TRILLIA

Life is hard. God is faithful.

 

CONNECT WITH TRILLIA

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Matthew 28:19-20

Acts

Ephesians

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the mission of the Church? Where do you see that in Scripture?
  • How does the gospel empower us to accomplish that mission?
  • How are you accomplishing this mission within the context of community?
  • Are there things hindering you as you seek to live out the mission of the Church within the context of community?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?
  • What is your biggest takeaway from this series on the Church?

 

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Jun 03, 2019
Unity in the Church with Elizabeth Woodson
52:23

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Elizabeth Woodson about unity in the church. So you’ll know her a little better, Elizabeth is a passionate Bible teacher whose deepest desire is to know Christ and to make Him known! Engaging both the heart and mind, she loves to teach the truth of Scripture, empowering believers to experience abundant life with Jesus! On most days you can find her hanging out at The Village Church, where she has the joy to work as the Institute Associate Minister doing what she loves – writing, teaching, and developing leaders. Elizabeth is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education, and formerly served as the Single Life Ministry Coordinator at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Dr. Tony Evans.

 

ELIZABETH’S RESOURCES

Horizontal Jesus by Tony Evans

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

ELIZABETH’S SIMPLE JOYS

Friends and family

Good food - Pecan Lodge

Music

 

CONNECT WITH ELIZABETH

Website

Instagram

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Acts 2:42-47

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the big story of the Bible?
  • What gets in the way of our ability to reflect God’s glory?
  • How would your life look different if you loved people as God has loved you?
  • What does the gospel look like on display in the midst of community and conflict?
  • How has God used community in your own life to draw you closer to himself?
  • How have you seen God’s image reflected in those around you?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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May 27, 2019
Women's Roles in the Church with Mary Willson
01:05:45

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Mary Willson about women’s roles in the church. We’re praying this conversation will serve as a catalyst to dig into the Word and to pursue further dialogue with women in your own local churches. Ultimately, our hope is that you’ll walk away encouraged to joyfully celebrate the importance God has placed on women’s roles in the body.

 

MARY’S RESOURCES

The Scripture

Women and God by Kathleen Nielson

Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles by Kathy Keller

His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God by Kristie Anyabwile

Biographies of Different Women

 

MARY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Time with her nieces and nephews

Reading books that are compilations of letters

Sleeping in

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Where do we see women exercising their design in the Scriptures?
  • What is our God-given design as women?
  • What does it look like to joyfully celebrate God’s good design for men and women in the context of the local church?
  • How are you exercising your God-given gifts in the context of your local church?
  • How can we love others when we hold differing views?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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May 20, 2019
Spiritual Gifts and the Church with Matt Lantz
01:01:51

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Matt Lantz about serving the Body of Christ with our spiritual gifts. Matt gave us an overview of the purpose and function of each of the spiritual gifts and how we can go about identifying our gifts and use them to serve in our local churches. What’s the purpose of stewarding our gifts for the glory of God?

Matt is a husband, father, and pastor who lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and three children. He’s a graduate of TCU and Dallas Theological Seminary and has been working in full-time ministry since 2000 preparing the way for the Lord Jesus in the lives of men and women. Matt was the founding director of a discipleship program called the Forge at Pine Cove where he spent 12 years helping young men and women learn their identity and steward it well. He has recently moved on from the Forge and is now serving as the Recruitment and Development Pastor and the Associate Pastor of the West Campus at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.

 

MATT’S RESOURCES

Talk to your church

Serve

Ask a mentor for their insight

 

DEVELOPING AN IDENTITY STATEMENT

“It’s less about crafting a cool sounding statement, than it is about understanding in humility who you are and how God designed you (Ephesians 2:10). The identity statement is essentially not a discovery of who you are as much as a declaration of what God has done in creating you. You cannot do that by yourself.”

With the help of others, begin to determine these three elements of an identity statement:

  • You are designed in this way…
  • To work with these kinds of people…
  • To accomplish this goal

“An identity statement is a statement about design, who the design is for, and what the design is meant to accomplish specifically for the kingdom within the Body of Christ.”

 

CONNECT WITH MATT

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What are spiritual gifts?
  • What are the areas in your life that you are naturally good at that you find yourself using for your own purposes? How can knowing that help you see your spiritual gifts?
  • What spiritual gifts do you see in the lives of those around you?
  • What gifts have others seen in you over the course of your life as a Christian?
  • What would it look like to grow in and develop your gifts for the glory of God?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Marriage After God is led by Aaron and Jennifer Smith who have a new book out called Marriage After God! In their book Marriage After God they transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ’s redemptive love. For 15% off your purchase at shop.marriageaftergod.com use the code JOURNEYWOMEN at checkout. You can find them on Instagram at @marriageaftergod.

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Crossway released ESV Scripture Journals and ESV Illuminated Scripture Journals this past year—great tools for those of you who like to take notes, record thoughts and prayers, or creatively engage with the text. You can buy each book of the Bible individually or as Old and New Testament sets. Take a look at the ESV Scripture Journals, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journals, and many other ESV Bibles at Crossway.org/Journeywomen3.

 

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May 13, 2019
What to Do When Church Gets Hard with Kristie Anyabwile
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On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Kristie Anyabwile about what to do when church gets hard. We ran the gamut on what kind of stuff makes church difficult and why it’s important that we press in, even when it’s challenging.

Kristie is a pastor's wife, mom, Bible teacher and author of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God, which will be released in September. She works with the Charles Simeon Trust as the Associate Director of Women's Workshops, helping to equip women Bible teachers. She joyfully supports her husband of 27 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC.

 

KRISTIE’S RESOURCES

What Is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive by Mark Dever

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change by Paul David Tripp

 

KRISTIE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Earl Grey tea

Snickers

Cooking

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Use 3-5 words to describe your personal experience with church over your lifetime.
  • What would it look like to engage in church while working through the things that can make church hard?
  • How can you exhort and encourage those in your circle to engage in church when it is hard?
  • How have you seen God’s provision for you through hard times? What role did the Church play?
  • How have you seen God use your pain and hard times to minister to others?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Crossway's new book called Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke helps us stop and consider what consequences the world's never-ending stream of digital images has on our minds. Reinke is the author of 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You. In this book, he invites us to ask ourselves hard questions about how our digital habits affect how we view Jesus stabilizes. Learn more about Competing Spectacles and find other resources at Crossway.org/Journeywomen2.

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May 06, 2019
Church History with Michael Haykin
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On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Dr. Michael Haykin about church history! Dr. Haykin is the chair and professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies.

 

DR.HAYKIN’S RESOURCES

The Journal of Esther Edwards Burr, 1754-1757

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior

Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes

Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth

by Rebecca VanDoodewaard

Eight Women of Faith by Dr. Michael Haykin

No Other Foundation: The Church Through Twenty Centuries by Jeremy C. Jackson

Reformation Heritage Books for Children by Simonetta Carr

Empowered: How God Shaped 11 Women's Lives by Catherine Parks

 

DR.HAYKIN’S SIMPLE JOYS

History, libraries, book stores

Spending time with his wife

Spending time with his adult children  

 

WOMEN TO LEARN ABOUT

Esther Edwards Burr (1732-1758)

Perpetua (Died 203)

Monica mother of Augustine (332-387)

Macrina (330-379)

Julian of Norwich (1342-1416)

Idelette Stordeur de Bure Calvin (1509-1549)

Brilliana Harley (1598-1643)

Anne Dutton (1692–1765)

Anne Steele (1717–1778)

Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)

Selina Hastings (1707-1791)

Josephine Butler (1828-1906)

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951)

Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

Henrietta Mears (1890-1963)

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Why is it important to value church history?
  • What is something you learned regarding church history?
  • Identify an area of life where learning about history changed your view of the present?
  • How is your view of the gospel strengthened by history?
  • How has your view of the church been challenged by this episode?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Marriage After God is led by Aaron and Jennifer Smith who have a new book out called Marriage After God. In their book they transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ’s redemptive love. For 15% off your purchase at shop.marriageaftergod.com use the code JOURNEYWOMEN at checkout.

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Crossway's new book called Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke helps us stop and consider what consequences the world's never-ending stream of digital images has on our minds. Reinke is the author of 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You. Learn more about Competing Spectacles and find other resources at Crossway.org/Journeywomen2.

 

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Apr 29, 2019
Glorifying God through Corporate Worship with Sandra McCracken
46:53

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Sandra McCracken about worshipping the Lord together in the context of corporate worship. We talk about what worship is, and what it isn’t, and ultimately, that it’s not about us. If you don’t know her, Sandra’s prolific contributions as a songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer has brought grace and clarity to her soulful, folk-gospel sound. Whether in a theater or in a chapel, she is a dynamic performer who blurs the lines of what church music sounds like, captivating and inviting audiences to sing along. While many of her songs like “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion” and “Thy Mercy My God” have settled into regular rotation in Christian worship services internationally, she has also had songs recorded by All Sons And Daughters, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Audrey Assad, A Rocha Compilation, Bifrost Arts, Caedmon’s Call and others. She is further a founding member of Indelible Grace Music and Rain For Roots (children’s music) and has been a guest writer for Art House America, She Reads Truth, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, RELEVANT Magazine and more.

 

SANDRA’S RESOURCES

Desiring the Kingdom by James K.A. Smith

A Royal “Waste” of Time by Marva Dawn

For the Beauty of the Church by W. David O. Taylor

 

SANDRA’S SIMPLE JOYS

English tea with honey and milk

Walk in the woods

The ocean

 

CONNECT WITH SANDRA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is hospitality in light of the gospel?
  • What would it look like for you to be hospitable at church and in life?
  • We all have days when we don’t feel like worshipping, particularly with other believers in the context of corporate worship. How do our emotions affect our worship?
  • How does the gospel unite us and enable us to worship together despite varying preferences?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Westrock Coffee believes in people and the drive not only to survive but to live with dignity and achieve greatness. Find Westrock coffee on Amazon and other retails stores around the United States or go to westrockcoffee.com to learn more.

Crossway's new book release, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion explores 12 controversial questions that some say seem to undermine the Christian faith: the existence of suffering, the Bible’s teaching on gender and sexuality, the reality of judgment, the authority of Scripture, the success of science, and more. Learn more about Confronting Christianity and find other resources at Crossway.org/Journeywomen1.

 

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Apr 22, 2019
Finding a Local Church with Mark Dever
34:14

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Dr. Mark Dever about finding a healthy church. So you’ll know him a little better, Dr. Mark has served as the senior pastor of CHBC (Capitol Hill Baptist Church) since 1994 and as president of 9Marks (a ministry to churches and church leaders) since its founding in 1998. He’s married to Connie and they have two adult children, both married, and one grandchild. Dr. Mark has authored a number of books, including 9 Marks of a Healthy Church. Whether you’re on the hunt for a church or if you’re already involved somewhere, we think you’ll walk away from this conversation with Mark encouraged to follow Jesus with his people for his glory.

 

MARK’S RESOURCES

9Marks Church Search  

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

The Church: The Gospel Made Visible

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

The Christian Ministry by Charles Bridges

 

MARK’S SIMPLE JOYS

Wife

Kids and grandkids

Reading history

People

Architecture

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Galatians 5

John 13:34-35

Hebrews 10:19-25

Hebrews 12

1 Corinthians 11:28

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What are the elements of a healthy church?
  • Why is it important to exercise community within the context of a local church?
  • What is the difference between a healthy and unhealthy church?
  • What is the gospel and what does that look like presented in the local church?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

The Marriage After God podcast is intended to encourage, inspire, and challenge Christian marriages to chase after God together and to cultivate an extraordinary marriage. Check them out for yourself by searching for “Marriage After God” wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about them at marriageaftergod.com or on Instagram at @marriageaftergod.

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Crossway's purpose as a not-for-profit ministry is to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered resources that honor our Savior and serve his Church. Crossways’s new book release, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion explores 12 controversial questions that some say seem to undermine the Christian faith. Learn more about Confronting Christianity and find other resources at Crossway.org/Journeywomen1.

 

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Apr 15, 2019
The Local Church with Susan Hunt
58:23

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Susan Hunt about the local church! One of our mutual friends rightly stated that Susan bleeds ecclesiology, or the theology of the church. After talking with her, I couldn’t agree more. She said, “I can barely speak the word ‘church’ without weeping in wonder at the very idea! The Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, the family of God! The church is the people of God in all times and in all places! We’re those who were chosen in Christ in eternity past! We’re being redeemed, adopted, and sanctified in him! The church is those who are indwelt by God’s Holy Spirit! Think of that! The very Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead! We’re the ones with the potential to make Jesus known! To reflect the glory of God in a dark, broken world! So, the church is the people who have been entrusted with the living Word of the living God.”

 

SUSAN’S RESOURCES

The Bible

Consider the historic creeds (like Westminster Confession of Faith and the Heidelberg Catechism)

Discover a biblical perspective of our womanhood and God’s calling for us as women in our church

Find a small group of women to dig into the Word with other women

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Ephesians 4:11

1 Peter 2:9

Numbers 2:2

Acts 2

Hebrews 10:22

Philippians 3

John 17 - Jesus’ prayer

Psalm 92

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the local church?
  • What is the purpose of the local church?
  • How were you uniquely designed to be a part of the local church?
  • What are some of the joys and hardships of being involved in the local church?
  • How have you been shaped by covenant community?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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Apr 08, 2019
The Global Church with Gloria Furman
01:02:05

Today I’m chatting with Gloria Furman on the global Church. So you’ll know her a little better, Gloria (MACE, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a wife, mother of four, cross-cultural worker, editor, and writer. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. Gloria’s one of those women who oozes Scripture when she speaks. Throughout our friendship, many of the nuggets of wisdom she’s shared with me have really helped to reorient my thinking towards eternity.

 

GLORIA’S RESOURCES

The Temple and the Church’s Mission by G.K. Beale

Operation World

Window on the World (for kids)

The Church: The Gospel Made Visible by Mark Dever

Evangelism as Exiles by Elliot Clark

Joyfully Spreading the Word

 

ADVICE YOU’D GIVE 25-YEAR-OLD GLORIA

God’s faithfulness in the past is a model and a promise for his faithfulness in the future, but he is too creative to do the same thing the same way twice. So no matter what comes it is God who does not change. There is no more steadying truth than looking at the unchanging character of God.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Ephesians 5

Acts 2

Lamentations 3:22

Exodus 19

Ephesians 2:10

2 Corinthians 5:17

Hebrews

John 10

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the definition of the local church and the global Church?
  • What makes the Church unique from other institutions? (Matthew 16:17-19)
  • How does the gospel unite us as the Church?
  • What would be different about your life if you had a Scripture-based imagination?
  • What could you do to orient your mind to see the world as God does?
  • How has God uniquely designed you and currently situated you to engage in the global Church?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

CONNECT WITH GLORIA

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Marriage After God is led by Aaron and Jennifer Smith who host the Marriage After God podcast and have authored over 10 book to share with readers biblical encouragement surrounding marriage and parenting. For 15% off your purchase at shop.marriageaftergod.com use the code JOURNEYWOMEN at checkout. You can find them on Instagram at @marriageaftergod.

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Apr 01, 2019
Ask Us Anything with Brooks Beless
46:43

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen I’m chatting with my very own Brooks Beless! If this is your first episode and you have no idea who that is, Brooks is my husband of seven years as of today! Today we answered questions you submitted on Instagram about our love story, our family, and upcoming plans for Journeywomen since this is our very last episode before my maternity leave! 

Episode 74 on the Will of God with Jen Wilkin

Episode 65 on Same Sex Attraction, Identity, and the Christian with Jackie Hill Perry

Episode 34 on Spiritual Disciplines with Brad Evangelista

Episode 61 on Growing in Godliness with Nana Dolce

 

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas

A gift toward his hobby

Time away with guy friends

 

RESOURCES

Episode 55 on Loving Our Dads Well with Jerad Lopes

You Need A Budget

 

BROOK’S SIMPLE JOYS

When his daughters greet him getting home from work

Well balanced budget

Time with guys

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

The Hope Planner is  an all-in-one planner for Christian women that pairs the functions of a daily planner with the functions of a prayer journal to help you stay in the word, while trying to stay on top of your to do list. Get your 6 month, undated Hope Planner by visiting myhopeplanner.com and following @hopefuel.co on Instagram.

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T Bar M Camps is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and is looking for college students who love Jesus and want to spend their summer making a difference in the lives of others. At T Bar M, when you join together to love God, love others, and practice it in an exciting and adventurous way- life is shared, no fun is wasted, and lives are forever changed! Make your summer matter, and go to tbarm.org/journeywomen!

 

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Dec 17, 2018
Remembering with Betsy Gómez
44:17

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m chatting with Betsy Gómez about remembering. We talked about everything from why it’s important for us to practice the discipline of remembrance to how actually doing so impacts our everyday lives. We really hope you’ll find this conversation helpful as you remember, reflect upon, and rejoice in the reality of the gospel as you look back on your year.

So you’ll know her a little better, Betsy has a passion to help others savor the gospel. She manages the blogs and supervises media for Aviva Nuestros Corazones, the Revive Our Hearts Hispanic outreach. She’s pursuing a master’s degree in Ministry to Women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Betsy, her husband, Moisés, and their two sons, Josué and Samuel are soon transitioning to Irving, Texas; where Moises will serve as a Pastor.

 

BETSY’S RESOURCES

Meditating, memorizing, journaling to remember truths

The Advent calendar with the Jesus Storybook Bible

New Morning Mercies for a daily gospel reminder

Revive our Hearts podcast

 

BETSY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Traveling with her family

Movie nights with hot cocoa and warm bread

Teaching and writing

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Deuteronomy 4:9

Genesis 8:1

Numbers 16:30

Psalm 77:11

Psalm 103

Luke 22:19

1 Corinthians 11

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. When are you most prone to experience spiritual forgetfulness?
  2. How can you practice the discipline of remembrance (daily, weekly, and seasonally)?
  3. How can your local church help you remember the gospel?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

CONNECT WITH BETSY

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Songfinch is a personalized gifting company that brings stories, feelings and memories to life through one-of-a-kind songs. These one-of-a-kind songs would make a great gift for Christmas, a deployment, the birth of a baby, Anniversary, Birthday, and many more! Use promo code HUNTER for $20 off your personalized song from scratch!

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Dec 10, 2018
When the Holidays are Hard with Amy Waters
58:33

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I brought back my friend Amy Waters to discuss navigating the holidays when it just feels hard! We covered it all, from unmet holiday expectations to weightier stuff, like gathering together after the loss of a loved one. Amy offers us lots of tips from her perspective as a counselor, and of course, she points us to the hope we have in Jesus as we’re in the thick of the holiday season.

So you’ll know her a little better, Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Women’s Bible Study leader, disciple maker, and self-proclaimed theology junkie. Amy spent nearly 10 years on staff at Pine Cove as a Conference Director and it was there that God gave her a passion for ministering to women and families.  She earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011 and is currently counseling at the Alethia Counseling Center in Tyler, TX. I cannot wait for you to hear from Amy today!

 

AMY’S RESOURCES

Counseling

Treasuring God in our Traditions by Noel Piper (free PDF!)

Talk through your expectations with a trusted friend

 

AMY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Pie Breakfast at Thanksgiving

Cup of coffee with her mom and sisters for “happy time” at Christmas

Cooking

 

CONNECT WITH AMY

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

1 Peter 1:13

Romans 8:32

Jeremiah 15

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Do you anticipate anything being difficult this holiday season? If so, what?
  2. What are the scripts you desire to change?
  3. What is this holiday actually about?
  4. How can we glorify God as we go about this holiday season?
  5. Where can you see the hand of God in your holidays already? Pray and ask him to give you eyes to see him working in and through the coming weeks.

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Songfinch is a personalized gifting company that brings stories, feelings and memories to life through one-of-a-kind songs. These one-of-a-kind songs would make a great gift for Christmas, a deployment, the birth of a baby, Anniversary, Birthday, and many more! Use promo code HUNTER for $20 off your personalized song from scratch!

 

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Dec 03, 2018
Gratitude and Hospitality with Mary Mohler
50:57

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Mary Mohler about gratitude and hospitality. We talk about everything from where we see hospitality modeled in the Bible to how the gospel actually enables us to be grateful and hospitable no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in.

As a veteran hostess, Mary shared some helpful, practical tips for opening our homes, as well as encouragement for those of us who feel a little more burdened as opposed to grateful when it comes to hosting and serving this time of year. We really hope this conversation encourages you to welcome others in as Christ has welcomed us.

I think you’ll find Mary as delightful as I did. So you’ll know her a little better, she serves in ministry as the president’s wife at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  She is also the founder and director of Seminary Wives Institute, an academic program for student wives started 20 years ago at Southern Seminary. She has been married to Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. for 35 years.

 

MARY’S RESOURCES

Growing in Gratitude by Mary Mohler

A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Colossians 2:6-7

Colossians 3:1

James 1

Luke 11:28

1 Peter 4:9

 

MARY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Playing with her grandsons

Planning in her paper planner

Fountain diet coke

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. How does the gospel allow you to be grateful in this season?
  2. What is hospitality? How is it modeled in the gospel?
  3. How can you practice hospitality?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Marriage After God is a weekly podcast hosted by Aaron and Jennifer Smith intended to encourage, inspire, and challenge Christian marriages to chase after God together and to cultivate an extraordinary marriage. Be sure to check out their podcast here!

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Nov 26, 2018
Advent with Amanda Bible Williams
48:23

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Amanda Bible Williams of She Reads Truth about all things Advent! We talked about everything from what Advent is, to what it means for us personally.

So you’ll know her a little better, Amanda Bible Williams likes words and books more than just about anything. As Chief Content Officer of She Reads Truth, Amanda spends her days happily rearranging sentences and explaining that her maiden name really is Bible. I can’t wait for you guys to hear from her today!

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What has been your experience with Advent?
  2. How does Advent prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ?
  3. How can your practice Advent this year?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

AMANDA’S RESOURCES

She Reads Truth Advent Books

The Advent of the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey

Advent Table Cards

 

AMANDA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Sunrises

Sleep

Toby, her son

 

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Nov 19, 2018
Unhealthy Friendships with Kelly Needham
01:00:25

Today, we’re going to continue the conversation on friendship with Kelly Needham. Kelly and I talked about something that isn’t a super popular topic of conversation, but that we’ve probably all experienced on some level: unhealthy friendships. We ran the gamut on everything from common signs of unhealthy friendships to how the gospel frees us to really love one another earnestly, since love covers over a multitude of sins.

So you’ll know her a little better before we get started, Kelly first began writing and speaking to her husband Jimmy’s fan base in 2008 as they traveled together. She is a regular contributor for Revive Our Hearts, and her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, The Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, Eternal Perspectives Ministries, and Crosswalk.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Genesis 3

John 17:3

 

KELLY’S RESOURCES

When People are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch

Knowing God by JI Packer

The Path of Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot

 

KELLY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Sitting outside

Watching her kids grow up

Reading fun novels

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Get updates on Kelly Needham’s Book

Episode 49 on Conflict and Community with PaToya Hall

Episode 69 on Humility with Hannah Anderson

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What is the root of loneliness?
  2. How can you remember that Jesus is better?
  3. How can a Christian find hope and freedom from unhealthy friendships?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

CONNECT WITH KELLY

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Nov 12, 2018
Authentic Friendship with Catherine Parks
59:37

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Catherine Parks about authentic friendships. We talked about everything from the role of confession, repentance, and prayer in our friendships to how the gospel actually restores our relationships with one another when we’ve wronged or been wrong.

Since my conversation with Catherine, I’ve found myself encouraged to walk in authenticity in my own relationships for the building up of the church and ultimately, for the glory of God. I hope you’re encouraged to that end as you listen as well!

So you’ll know our guest a little better, Catherine Parks is a writer and Bible teacher who loves to help women build friendships around Scripture and prayer.

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Genesis 2-3

Colossians 3

Psalm 51

Romans 2:4

1 John 1

Psalm 42

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What is the goal of Christian friendship?
  2. How does the gospel restore your relationship with God and with others?
  3. How can confession, repentance, and prayer impact your friendships?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

CATHERINE’S RESOURCES

Repentance: A Daring Call to Real Surrender by C. John Miller

The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson

Psalms by Sandra McCracken

The body of Christ

 

CATHERINE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Biographies of heroes of the faith

I Love Lucy

Chai lattes

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Real: The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships by Catherine Parks

 

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Nov 05, 2018
Intentional Question Asking | Bonus Episode with Lauren Weir
09:49

Hey ya’ll! Welcome to an extra, bonus episode of the Journeywomen podcast! If you’re new here, it isn’t our custom to release bonus episodes, but there’s an important contribution to our conversation from episode 75 with Lauren Weir that we didn’t have time to cover in our traditional one-hour episode. If you haven’t listened to the full episode yet, you’ll want to go back and do that now! We hope this little bonus is helpful as you continue to prayerfully process the topic of asking intentional questions throughout the week! And if you want to do that with other women listening this podcast, you can find us all over on Instagram or Facebook @journeywomenpodcast.

 

LAUREN’S RESOURCES

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp

X Ray Questions by David Powlison

How to Study the Bible PDF by Words Worth Noting (free!)

 

CONNECT WITH LAUREN

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Instagram

 

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Oct 31, 2018
The Art of Asking Intentional Questions with Lauren Weir
01:00:54

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Lauren Weir on the topic of asking intentional questions. Y’all know that question-asking is one of my favorite topics, and let me be the first to say that Lauren absolutely knocked it out of the park. We talked about everything from how we can ask intentional questions in our study of the Word to how we can use intentional questions to know and love one another better.

I really believe this conversation will help you in your endeavor to know and love others with the hope of loving them, enjoying them, and leading them to Jesus. So you’ll know her a little better, Lauren is a wife and mother and lover of Jesus with a heart that beats to communicate the goodness and glory of God. Her love for God's Word and discipleship led her to pursue a Master of Biblical Counseling degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the owner of Words Worth Noting, a ministry dedicated to providing resources and cultivating life through the beauty of Scripture. Lauren loves counseling, writing, creating, and discipling as much as she loves getting to spend a whole lot of time with her little girl.

I genuinely hope this conversation encourages you to continue growing the skill of asking intentional questions, not only of others, but of yourself and most importantly, in your study of God’s Word.

 

LAUREN’S RESOURCES

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp

X Ray Questions by David Powlison

How to Study the Bible PDF by Words Worth Noting (free!)

 

LAUREN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Her daughter

Her writer’s group

Friends to spend time with day to day

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Who do you know that is great at asking intentional questions?
  2. How can you ask intentional questions in your study of the Word?
  3. How can you ask intentional questions to yourself? To a friend?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Genesis 3

Luke 6:45

Hebrews 10

Matthew 6

John 6

 

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Instagram

 

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Oct 29, 2018
The Will of God with Jen Wilkin
48:17

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m chatting with Jen Wilkin on the topic of knowing the will of God, one of the most requested topics we’ve received to date! If for some reason you aren’t familiar with Jen Wilkin, she’s a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her seventeen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. Her latest book, which we will be discussing today, is In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character. I genuinely hope this conversation encourages you to press into the Word and to seek to embody live out who God wants us to be as his followers.

 

JEN’S RESOURCES

The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

The Attributes of God by Arthur Pink

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

Knowing Faith Podcast - Episode 17: Theology 101

 

JEN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Her pugs

Fountain pens

Jeni’s ice cream

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

In His Image by Jen Wilkin

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Has there been a time in your life recently that you wanted to know God’s will?
  2. How does the gospel help us understand God’s will for our lives?
  3. What Godly characteristics can you develop in your life in this season?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Oct 22, 2018
Hope When It Hurts with Sarah Walton
01:05:23

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Sarah Walton on the topic of hope when it hurts. We talked about everything from Sarah’s own experience with suffering to how we can remind ourselves of the gospel, even in the midst of our pain. All throughout our conversation, she shared how the gospel speaks into all areas of our lives and gives hope to our suffering.

So you’ll know her a little better, Sarah is a stay-at-home mom with four kids under the age of 11. She also authored a book along with Kristen Wetherell from episode 67 called Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering. You can follow her blog at Set Apart: Hope on the Road Less Traveled and find some of her writing at Desiring God, Revive Our Hearts, and Unlocking the Bible.

 

SARAH’S RESOURCES

John Piper’s Sermon Series through Job

Beside Still Waters by Charles Spurgeon

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

The Crook in the Lot by Thomas Boston and Jason Roth

Behind a Frowning Providence by John Murray

 

SARAH’S SIMPLE JOYS

Time alone in the morning

Deep conversations and then moments later laughing hysterically

When her kids play together

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Hope When It Hurts by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton

Episode 67 on Glory with Kristen Wetherell

 

CONNECT WITH SARAH

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. How has pain and suffering shaped your view of God?
  2. How can you practice remembering the Gospel in the midst of your pain?
  3. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Oct 15, 2018
Studying the Word with Elyse Fitzpatrick
59:37

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Elyse Fitzpatrick on the topic of being a student of the Bible. We talked about everything from what Elyse would tell her 20-or-30-year-old self about Bible study to what has sustained her study of the Bible for forty plus years.

You should know that Elyse is a hero of mine who I found out about from my very own mentors. So you’ll know her a little better, Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Elyse loves to proclaim the good news of the gospel: That Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity, perfectly obeyed all the Law in our place, suffered in isolation and agony as punishment for our sin, died, and then rose again, all for our justification. A frequent speaker at women’s conferences, she has been married for over 40 years and has three adult children and six really adorable grandchildren. I genuinely hope this conversation with Elyse encourages you to get into the Word in whatever way you can, no matter what season you find yourself in today.

 

ELYSE’S RESOURCES

Idols of the Heart with Elyse Fitzpatrick [Join the conference in person or purchase a streaming license for individuals, home groups, and churches. The conference can replay until December 31, 2018.]

ESV Study Bible or ESV Gospel Transformation Bible

Read Scripture and get together with friends to talk about it

 

ELYSE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Breakfast in bed

Trader Joe’s steel cut oatmeal

Water

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Front Porch with the Fitzes Podcast

 

CONNECT WITH ELYSE

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. How can studying God’s Word change your day to day life?
  2. How would you like to grow in this area?
  3. What challenges do you currently face to studying your Bible?
  4. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Oct 08, 2018
Why Women Need Theology with Amy Gannett
55:03

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Amy Gannett about why women need theology! We talked about everything from what theology is to how growing in it enhances our understanding of the gospel.

I can almost guarantee that y’all will want to be besties with Amy after you finish listening to our conversation! So you’ll know her a little better, Amy Gannett is a Bible teacher and writer with a passion for good theology and exegetical Bible study. She got her B.A. in Biblical Exposition and Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and my Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She teaches a digital Bible study through her website and creates theology training tools for kids through Tiny Theologians. Amy and her husband, Austin, are currently church planters in eastern North Carolina.

 

AMY’S RESOURCES

BibleHub

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren

 

AMY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Walking her golden retriever

Sunday night traditions

Baking sourdough

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Tiny Theologians

Amy Gannett’s Digital and Print Studies

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• How do you define theology?

• How does theology affect your daily life?

• What can you do to deepen your understanding of who God is?

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Twitter

 

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Oct 01, 2018
The New Heavens and The New Earth with Nancy Guthrie
01:11:56

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Nancy Guthrie about the new heavens and the new earth! If you have ever wondered how the Bible’s story has always been headed towards glory and how that reality impacts our everyday, Nancy and I talk about that for the entire episode.

Y’all, Nancy is one of my modern-day heroes. So you’ll know her a little better, she teaches the Bible through numerous Bible study books, at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally. She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow. Her newest book, Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story released last month! She is also the host of the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast at The Gospel Coalition, which, by the way, is my favorite.

 

NANCY’S RESOURCES

GK Beale

Layne Tipton professor at Westminster

J.V. Fesko Westminster, CA

Saturating yourself in understanding the big story of the Bible

According to Plan by Graeme Goldsworthy

Goldsworthy Trilogy

Geerhardus Vos’ Biblical Theology

Jesus On Every Page by David Murray

Far As The Curse Is Found by Michael Williams

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Respite Retreat with Nancy Guthrie

 

NANCY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Walking in the park by her house

Spending time with her family

Biblical Theology and tracing themes through the Bible

Infiltrating Women’s Bible study with Biblical theology

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Respite Retreat with Nancy Guthrie

 

CONNECT WITH NANCY

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• How does understanding the new heavens and new earth change your today?

• What are some ways you are viewing the new heavens and new earth inaccurately?

• What excites you about the new heavens and the new earth?

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 24, 2018
Humility with Hannah Anderson
01:03:19

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Hannah Anderson on the topic of humility. We talked about everything from what humility is to how Jesus embodied humility here on this earth.

Here is a quote from her book, Humble Roots, “Before we can even begin to answer our call to come to him, Jesus comes to us. Because we could never sufficiently humble ourselves, Jesus humbles himself, and by doing so, he became both the model and the means of our own humility. Through his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus shows us our true identity as people dependent on God for life. And through his life, death, and resurrection, he imparts this humble life to us once again.”

Hannah and I flesh this out in a real practical way in today’s conversation. So you’ll know her a little better, Hannah lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she spends her days working with her husband in rural ministry, writing, and caring for their family. As a writer and co-host of the weekly podcast, Persuasion, she enjoys exploring how the gospel informs and transforms how we think about current events and popular trends. Her books Made for More and Humble Roots unpack the question of  our identity and purpose as women destined to reflect God's glory to the world around us. She also has a new book coming out on October 2 called All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment.

 

HANNAH’S RESOURCES

Humility by Andrew Murray

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller

Humility: Wellspring of Virtue by Dietrich von Hildebrand

Learning dependence in community

 

HANNAH’S SIMPLE JOYS

Snacks for dinner

Thrift shopping

Her cat

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

• How would you define humility? How have you seen it exemplified by others?

• How does Christ embody humility?

• How does understanding the Gospel change how you view yourself?

• What are some ways you are viewing yourself inaccurately?

• What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

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Sep 17, 2018
Submission with Jill Atogwe
56:05

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Jill Atogwe on the topic of submission. We talked about everything from submitting to the Lord, to how doing so actually enables us to joyfully submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Here’s what Jill said about doing that, “Submission is an ugly word in the culture. People don’t want to say it, people certainly don’t want to do it, but we are all created equal. It’s not to say that anyone is less-than. We are all created equal in the image of God, and yet, we willing choose to submit to one another out of love for Christ and each other.”

So you’ll know her a little better, Jill is the woman behind the lifestyle blog Gold & Graphite and her goal is to make her life beautiful and glorify God with everything he has entrusted to her. She has been married to her husband Oshiomogho, for 7 years and she is mama to her 3.5 year old son, Oshiolema, and her nearly-2-year-old daughter, Keogena. I can’t wait for you to hear from her today!

 

JILL’S RESOURCES

The Bible

Seek counseling from relationships you admire

Love and Respect by Dr. Emmerson Eggerichs

 

JILL’S SIMPLE JOYS

Coffee Creamer

Her Siblings

Painting

 

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Sep 10, 2018
Glory with Kristen Wetherell
48:21

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Kristen Wetherell about the glory of God! We talked about everything from how God’s glory actually drives the storyline of Scripture, to what it looks like for us to live for God’s glory and not our own.

So you’ll know her a little better, Kristen is a writer, Bible teacher, and the content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the co-author of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering and writes at her website, The Gospel Coalition and Revive Our Hearts. She and her husband, Brad, are members of The Orchard in Itasca, Illinois. They have one nine-month-old daughter.

 

KRISTEN’S RESOURCES

Anything by John Piper

Humility by C.J. Mahaney

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

 

KRISTEN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Lazy afternoon with her husband and daughter

Excellent dining experience

Hot coffee first thing in the morning

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Hope When It Hurts by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton

Kristen Wetherell’s Writing on The Gospel Coalition

Kristen Wetherell’s Writing on Unlocking the Bible

 

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Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Sep 03, 2018
Humor and the Gospel with Holly Mackle and Caroline Saunders
47:59

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m doing something I’ve never done in the history of Journeywomen. I’m chatting with two guests at once! Today we have the pleasure of hearing from Holly Mackle and Caroline Saunders on the topic of humor and the gospel! Y'all, there are some episodes of Journeywomen that stand out to me, simply because they feel like a pep talk from your high school soccer coach before a big game, or something along those lines. This episode is one that really struck my heart in ways that I hope I’ll remember for a really long time. We talk about everything from the Biblical backing for humor and how it relates to the gospel. So you’ll know them a little better, Holly is the curator for the mom humor collaboration entitled Same Here, Sisterfriend which Caroline also contributed to. They’re both hilarious and I can assure you that you’ll want to be best friends by the end of this conversation.

 

HOLLY’S RESOURCES

Invite a couple of friends for a girl’s night (prep yourself with some pre jokes)

Definitely Keep Insulting Your Kids With Sarcasm. Great Idea. by Jen Wilkin

Laughing Faith Bible Study by Caroline Saunders

 

CAROLINE’S RESOURCES

Pay attention to people with the intention to delight in unique tendencies

 

HOLLY’S SIMPLE JOYS

When her kids try to use big words

Pulling Weeds

Drinking Hot Tea (Irish Breakfast)

 

CAROLINE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Sonic Happy Hour

Singing the Greatest Showman with her kids

Voxer

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Same Here, Sisterfriend: Mostly True Tales of Misadventures in Motherhood curated by Holly Mackle

Episode 45 on Rest with Abigail Dodds

 

CONNECT WITH HOLLY

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

CONNECT WITH CAROLINE

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Aug 27, 2018
Same-Sex Attraction, Identity, and the Christian Life with Jackie Hill Perry
58:09

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Jackie Hill Perry about same-sex attraction, identity, and the Christian life. We talked about everything from how we can engage people in a homosexual lifestyle with the gospel to how our identity as believers is literally transformed by the gospel. I think my favorite part of this conversation may have been when Jackie and I got real about what it’s like to study the Word and grow in our theology as mamas to little, tiny people. Overall, our conversation is just rich with gospel-centered encouragement.

I’m telling you guys, Jackie brought the heat! So you’ll know her a little better, Jackie Hill Perry is a writer, poet, and artist whose work has been featured in places like the Washington Times, The 700 Club, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and many others. Since becoming a Christian in 2008, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. It totally shines through in this conversation.

 

JACKIE’S RESOURCES

The Book of Romans

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Allberry  

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? By Kevin DeYoung

 

JACKIE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Food Network

Cold Brew Coffee

Documentaries (most recently God Grew Tired of Us)

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been by Jackie Hill Perry

Episode 28 on A Foundation for Understanding Sexuality with Chris Legg

 

CONNECT WITH JACKIE

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Aug 20, 2018
Contentment with Stacy Reaoch
48:06

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Stacy Reaoch about something we all desire but struggle with on the daily - contentment! We talked about everything from why and how we struggle with contentment to how God’s promises bring satisfaction even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances.

So you’ll know her a little better, Stacy is a pastor’s wife and mother of four. She and her husband, Ben, serve at Three Rivers Grace Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of a helpful little book called Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life. I can’t wait for you to hear from her today.

 

STACY’S RESOURCES

Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot

Contentment by Lydia Brownback

Choosing Gratitude by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

 

STACY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Date Nights

Laughing with Her Kids

Driving Alone with Music Blaring

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life by Stacy Reaoch

 

CONNECT WITH STACY

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Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Aug 13, 2018
Maintaining a Heart for Ministry with Quina Aragon
49:32

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Quina Aragon about maintaining a heart for ministry. We talked about everything from our own fears in ministry to how the gospel encourages us in the ministry the Lord has set before us.

So you’ll know her a little better, Quina is a wife, mother, and artist who enjoys copyediting, creating spoken word videos, and writing intermittently for The Gospel Coalition and The Witness BCC. She lives in Tampa, Florida, and is a member of Living Faith Bible Fellowship where she serves as a small group ministry leader. Quina’s first children’s book is set to release in February 2019 by Harvest House Publishers, so be on the lookout for that!

I am so thankful for Quina’s encouragement to seek to glorify God in whatever ministry he has set before us.

 

QUINA’S RESOURCES

Listen & Live Spoken Word Short Film by Quina Aragon

The Call by Os Guiness

Help Me Teach the Bible Podcast with Nancy Guthrie

Read Biographies (currently reading about Frederick Douglass)  

Journeywomen Soul Playlist - releasing today!

 

QUINA’S SIMPLE JOYS

1) Dancing to the Coco soundtrack with her two-year-old daughter

2) Words With Friends with her Grandma

3) Running

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Spoken Word by Quina Aragon

 

CONNECT WITH QUINA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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From crop to cup, Westrock works with farmers on a personal level to help them grow high-quality coffee. Westrock Farmer, Christine, is a farmer in Rwanda. Christine is a single mom of 9 children and tends to 600 coffee trees. Coffee was Christine's opportunity to provide for her children. Working with Westrock, she receives a fair price for her coffee and is always paid on time. This consistent income allows Christine to send her children to school, put food on the table and invest in her farm. This is just one of many stories just like Christine's of Westrock's impact through coffee. When you drink Westrock Coffee, you are sharing in a story of sustainability for farmers like Christine. Find Westrock Coffee at Kroger, Bed Bath and Beyond or go to Westrockcoffee.com to find out where to buy Westrock close to you.

 

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Aug 06, 2018
From Life-Taker to Life-Giver with Karen Hodge
54:24

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Karen Hodge about being a life-giver! Something I know we all desire to be. We talked about everything from the distinction between a life-taker and a life-giver, to who our ultimate life-giver is, Jesus Christ.

Honestly, this is an incredible opportunity to sit at the feet of a woman who has spent a lifetime saturating her life in Scripture. You guys will be able to tell that as you listen to Karen Hodge speak. So you’ll know her a little better, Karen serves as the Coordinator for PCA Women’s Ministry, where she seeks to connect women and churches to one another and to sound resources. She is also having the time of her life serving alongside her husband Chris, Senior Pastor at Naperville Presbyterian Church in Illinois. Chris and Karen have two children Anna Grace and Haddon that round out “Team Hodge”. It is from the perspective of a wife, mother, leader and fellow pilgrim that she hopes to offer insights from God’s Word concerning how she and the listener can most effectively learn to enjoy and extend God’s glory.  

I loved it when Karen said “a life-giving woman sets the gospel on display in her life, and people look in and they look at it. It’s a stunning thing, because it’s not about her, because it’s all about him".

I am so thankful for Karen’s encouragement to simply treasure the gospel and to trust that as we do, God will continue to transform us into the life-givers that we desire to be. 

 

KAREN’S RESOURCES

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Tim Keller

War of Words by Paul David Tripp

The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood by Susan Hunt

 

KAREN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Going to the movies

Barbecue

Her children

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Transformed: Life Taker to Life Giver by Susan Hunt and Karen Hodge

 

CONNECT WITH KAREN

Website

Facebook

Blog

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Words Worth Noting is an online ministry that seeks to create Biblical resources and content to foster a love for Scripture and faithfulness to the King. Their latest Biblical resource, The Way of Wisdom, is a digital download to aid your study of the book of Proverbs and beyond. Do you struggle with indecisiveness? Has a new season of life left you overwhelmed and anxious? The Way of Wisdom is for you. It includes helpful study tools to navigate the book of Proverbs, articles on Wisdom and Gospel Growth, three stunning art prints, and more, The Way of Wisdom will equip you to grow in the areas of wisdom you need most. Journeywomen listeners can use the code "Journey" to receive 20% OFF, making this resource less than $10! Check out their website wordsworthnoting.com, and you can also find them on Instagram. And be sure to check out the Journeywomen Instagram this week for an awesome giveaway with Words Worth Noting.

 

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Jul 30, 2018
Growing in Godliness with Nana Dolce
51:42

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Nana Dolce about growing in godliness. We talked about everything from when we could see traces of our own desire to grow in godliness, to what, or better yet, who, sustains our sanctification today! The only problem with this interview is that the entire thing is quote worthy. I wanted to copy and paste everything Nana said into the intro. But here’s one snippet to give y’all a taste of what’s to come, “Remembering the one who bled for me, who died for me, who resurrected for me, who ascended for me, who is interceding for me. Who has prayed for my sanctification. Jesus prayed for my sanctification. 1 Corinthians says that he is my sanctification. So the one who achieved all of that for me. When I hear passages like that of keeping my eyes on him so that I please him, it motivates me to run!”

Y’all are going to be fist-pumping, dancing, running-around-excited about what God did for us through our justification and what he continues to do in our sanctification every. single. day! Nana also speaks to those of us who feel like we’re watching grass grow when it comes to growing in godliness. I am so thankful to be dancing, crawling, limping, and running with you guys, even at a distance.

So you’ll know her a little better, Nana was born in Ghana. She lives today in Washington D.C. with her husband Eric, and two home-schooled daughters. She has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and served for nearly seven years as the Director of Outreach for a local church. She has a passion for women's biblical literacy. You can find more from her over at motherhoodandsanctity.com.

Guys, this stands out as one of the most helpful episodes of Journeywomen to date. I am so thankful for Nana’s encouragement to rest in Jesus as he is the founder and perfecter of our faith. You can find the details on everything Nana and I talked about in the show notes at journeywomenpodcast.com. If you want to talk more about the topic of sanctification, you can hop over to Instagram or Facebook. A huge thanks to Chris Mann with podshapter who edited this week’s episode! And lastly, if you’re enjoying these conversations, I’d love it if you’d take a few minutes to leave a rating and review on iTunes!

 

NANA’S RESOURCES

Everyone’s A Theologian by R.C. Sproul

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home by Derek Thomas

A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin

 

NANA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Sunday Afternoons

Cooking and Baking in a Quiet House

Her Daughters

 

CONNECT WITH NANA

Website

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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Jul 23, 2018
Shame with Abbey Wedgeworth
47:05

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with my friend Abbey Wedgeworth about shame. We ran the gamut on the topic of shame, moving from questions we can ask ourselves to determine whether or not we are functioning in shame, to how the gospel actually addresses shame. Listen to what she said: “In the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus we see that God is faithful to us because of his love. Not because we’re worthy. So he loves us not because we’re lovable, but we are made lovely because he sets his love on us. He makes us beautiful. In exchange for our shame he offers acceptance, honor, worth, and even glory.” Whew! If you don’t walk away from this episode encouraged, I cannot help you. So you’ll know her a little better, Abbey is a wife, mother, and nap-time writer living in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She is passionate about helping young moms apply the riches of Christ to the realities of motherhood. You can find her writing on her blog, Risen Motherhood, Unlocking the Bible, and The Gospel Coalition.

I think you now know why I like being friends with Abbey. She has a genuine understanding of the gospel and how it intersects with everyday life and I, personally, want to be like that. If you want to talk more about the topic of shame--and I really think you will, because Abbey is helping us with some of our Instagram content this week-- you can hop over to @journeywomenpodcast on Instagram or Facebook.

 

ABBEY’S RESOURCES

Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch

Uncovering Shame and Guilt Curriculum by Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

Reading the New Testament and observing the life of Jesus

The Book of Isaiah

Christian Counseling

Community

 

ABBEY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Being around water

Eating an afternoon popsicle in a lawn chair with my son

Free Hoopla Audiobooks

 

CONNECT WITH ABBEY

Website

Instagram

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Summer is going strong around here, and that means that time to meal plan can really take a hit! We have been loving having PrepDish take the stress off and provide us with incredibly tasty meals that are easy to prepare and that we all look forward to! One of my girlfriends just texted me this week about how as a working mama, Prep Dish helps free up more time for her to spend with her family! I so agree. Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service that my family absolutely loves! When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After a couple of hours on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. Check out PrepDish for the amazing 2-week free trial Allison is offering! Just go to PrepDish.com/journey.

 

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Westrock Coffee is a brand that is changing lives by providing coffee that you'll be proud to choose for your home. Their focus is to be a catalyst for real change in the lives of farmers and their families by paying a fair price for coffee in their delicious blends and offering farmers training to enhance the quality and quantity of their crops. Most of us will enjoy a cup [or two, or three] of coffee each day, some of us without even knowing which brand we chose. Choose Westrock Coffee's delicious blends that are truly changing lives. Find Westrock Coffee at your local Kroger, on Amazon, or go to Westrockcoffee.com to find out where you can add Westrock to your grocery list.

 

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Jul 16, 2018
Women with a Past with Dr. Sandra Glahn
50:41

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Dr. Sandra Glahn about women with a past. We revisited the sexualized, vilified, and marginalized women in the Bible. You’ll find this conversation a helpful tool for your own personal Bible study, and I think it’ll be an encouragement to you in your personal life as well. So you’ll know her a little better, Dr. Glahn is basically a baller--there’s no other way to put it, really. She teaches on-campus classes at Dallas Theological Seminary as well as an immersion course in Italy on Medieval Art and Spirituality and immersion courses in writing and in worship. Dr. Glahn is a multi-published author of both fiction and non-fiction, a journalist, and a speaker who advocates for thinking that transforms, especially on topics relating to art, gender, sexual intimacy in marriage, and first-century backgrounds as they relate to gender.

 

Dr. Glahn’s more than twenty books related to bioethics, sexuality, and reproductive technologies as well as ten Bible studies in the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. She is a regular blogger at Engage, bible.org’s site for women in Christian leadership, the owner of Aspire Productions, and served as editor-in-chief for Kindred Spirit from 2008 to 2016.

 

DR. GLAHN’S RESOURCES

Read a whole book of the Bible in one sitting.

Listen to the Bible. Most of it was created to be heard.

Daughters of the Church by Ruth A. Tucker and Walter L. Liefeld

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Vindicating the Vixens by Sandra Glahn

Coffee Cup Bible Study Series by Sandra Glahn

 

DR. GLAHN'S SIMPLE JOYS

Traveling

Writing

The Beach

 

CONNECT WITH DR. GLAHN

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

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Jul 09, 2018
Abiding with Christ with Laura Hardin
53:24

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Laura Hardin about abiding in Christ. We talked about everything from what it actually means to abide in Christ to how doing so impacts our lives every day. Listen to what she said, “When I abide in Christ, life is no longer about me, it’s about him, and he always orients me towards others. Through abiding in the Lord, I became enamored by God’s heart for service, that he is the humble servant King. And I want to be like him.”

So you’ll know her a little better, Laura encourages women to abide in Christ by committing themselves to the word of God, prayer, and fellowship. Through her writing, small group studies, and one-on-one discipleship, she challenges friends to follow Christ wholeheartedly. She resides in Maryland with her husband and two little babes.

 

LAURA’S RESOURCES

Ponder: A Simple Guide to Time Alone with God by Laura Hardin

The Abide Method by Risen Motherhood

Habits of Grace by Dave Mathis

When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy by John Piper

 

LAURA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Lattes

Blueberry Pancakes

Getting in the Word with a friend

 

CONNECT WITH LAURA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Here at Journeywomen, we LOVE Westrock Coffee!! Westrock Coffee believes in people and the drive not only to survive but to live with dignity and achieve greatness. Westrock works with coffee farmers in developing countries like Rwanda and Honduras to ensure they are able to provide properly for their families. Many farmer partners are women and are providing for their family on their own. Westrock pays a fair price to farmers for their coffee and offers support and training to grow their businesses. Westrock's impact helps farmers truly thrive and it's a coffee you can feel proud to drink. Find Westrock Coffee on Amazon and other retail stores around the United States or go to westrockcoffee.com to learn more.

 

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Jul 02, 2018
Wisely Navigating Smartphone Use with Tony Reinke
56:45

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Tony Reinke on the topic of smartphone use. I know it’s tempting to dodge this episode given the topic, but I want to encourage you to listen, as it’s such an important conversation for us as believers. Tony and I talked about everything from the challenges affiliated with of smartphone use to how we can actually use them to do what God has called us to do more effectively. We also talked about how we can wisely disciple our children in regard to their use of technology. I would venture out to say this is one of the most helpful conversations I’ve had on the Journeywomen podcast. So you’ll know him a little better, Tony is an author and a non-profit journalist in the Twin Cities. He writes about many things but especially the intersection of where technology and digital media meet the Christian life. He is also the host of the Ask Pastor John podcast and Senior Writer at desiringGod.org. I cannot wait to share this conversation with you all!

 

TONY’S RESOURCES

12 Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age by Tony Reinke

Change the settings on your phone to make the screen black and white. Muting the colors detracts from the stimuli.

Find great books, great hikes, and things that take you away from your phone.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke

 

TONY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Date nights with my wife

Grilling with charcoal

The sound of baseball, the leather on lumber

 

CONNECT WITH TONY

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Westrock Coffee is the coffee with the beautiful, bright gold bag and an elephant logo. If you've ever wondered what this company is all about, they are dedicated to great coffee that changes lives. Westrock partners with farmers across the globe by offering access to loans, agricultural training, health care and clean water. They always pay a fair price for their coffee based on the quality. The end result is strong sustainable growth in these developing countries and a cup of coffee you can love everything about. Find Westrock Coffee at your Kroger store or go to westrockcoffee.com to find out where you can find it locally.

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

If you haven’t taken advantage of the free 2-week trial PrepDish is offering Journeywomen listeners, you are missing out! Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service. All you need to do is sign up, and then you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll spend only 1-3 hours of prepping on the weekend, and then your meals will be ready for the entire week! Can I get an amen?! If you’re too busy to even try to keep up with meal planning because summer is here and you’re taking advantage of all the fun things, Prep Dish will be such a time-saver! I promise. We recently had Pork, Pineapple & Veggie Kabobs and we all LOVED IT. Y'all, I am a huge fan of PrepDish and hope you will all try out this free 2-week trial they are offering! Just go to PrepDish.com/journey.

 

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Jun 25, 2018
Loving Our Dads Well with Jerrad Lopes
52:14

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Jerrad Lopes, the host of the Dad Tired podcast, about loving the dads in our lives well. I wanted to do this episode in honor of Father’s Day, which is this Sunday if you aren’t tracking! I know many of us have mixed emotions about a day like Father’s Day. While some of us had incredible fathers, others of us didn’t, while still others didn’t even have an opportunity to know their father. Whatever feelings we maintain toward a holiday like this, they can all be overcome by delighting in this reality: we don’t need a perfect earthly father, because we have a perfect heavenly father who adopted us through his son, Jesus. As his daughters, we are the children of a father who is worthy of all celebration! Jerrad did a great job of encouraging us to glorify God this Father’s Day by loving and honoring the men in our lives exactly where they are, no matter how great or poor their example.

 

So you’ll know him a little better, Jerrad is a Christian pastor and the founder of Dad Tired,  a non-profit ministry focused on equipping men to lead their family well. He hosts the weekly Dad Tired Podcast he also authored Stop Behaving: A Gospel-Centered Devotional for Men. If you don’t have a copy, it’d be a great gift for the fathers in your life and you can get it 2 day shipping on Amazon Prime! Jerrad and his wife Leila live in Portland, Oregon with their two children where they are also certified foster parents.

 

JERRAD'S RESOURCES

ESV Study Bible

Give him an experience specific to his love language

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Stop Behaving: A Gospel Centered Devotional for Men by Jerrad Lopes

Step Up: 10 Practical Ways To Lead Your Family Toward Jesus by Jerrad Lopes

 

JERRAD'S SIMPLE JOYS

Fishing

Sports

Coaching

 

CONNECT WITH JERRAD

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

From crop to cup, Westrock works with farmers on a personal level to help them grow high-quality coffee. Westrock Farmer, Christine, is a farmer in Rwanda. Christine is a single mom of 9 children and tends to 600 coffee trees. Coffee was Christine's opportunity to provide for her children. Working with Westrock, she receives a fair price for her coffee and is always paid on time. This consistent income allows Christine to send her children to school, put food on the table and invest in her farm. This is just one of many stories just like Christine's of Westrock's impact through coffee. When you drink Westrock Coffee, you are sharing in a story of sustainability for farmers like Christine. You guys, this coffee is so good! You will love the mission and taste. Find Westrock Coffee at Kroger, Bed Bath and Beyond or go to Westrockcoffee.com to find out where to buy Westrock close to you.

 

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Jun 11, 2018
Ask Me Anything | Bonus Episode
46:40

In honor of Journeywomen’s first birthday my friend Sarah Pape flipped the tables and asked me questions ya’ll sent in for a bonus "Ask Me Anything" episode! It felt a lot like Sarah and I were chatting over a cup of coffee back in college as we talked about everything from things I like to do in my free time to how I preach the gospel to myself, even when I don’t feel like it. It’s casual, fun, and more than anything, an attempt at saying thank you for all of the tangible help, love, prayers, and support you’ve extended to me throughout the last year. It is genuinely my joy to get to walk this out with you guys on the weekly! Thank you for journeying alongside me for the glory of God!

 

HUNTER’S SIMPLE JOY’S

GT Kombucha

Mornings with Jesus

Summer Days

 

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Jun 06, 2018
Joy with Melissa Kruger
56:10

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m chatting with Melissa Kruger about JOY! We dove right in and talked a million miles a minute about Bible study, hardship, and most of all, the joy that we have in Jesus. She said, “The object of our joy is the substance of our happiness. We like to rejoice in all these things, and we can go to God and say, ‘Thank you for my family, thank you for the fact that we have a meal to eat tonight, thank you that we have a house,” but he is the ultimate substance of our joy. The more we focus on him, the more we will be joyful!”

 

Melissa is definitely a kindred heart and you're going to love hearing from her! She serves as women’s ministry coordinator at Uptown Church (PCA) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World (Christian Focus, 2012) and Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood (Waterbrook/Multnomah, 2015). Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary, and they have three children. She writes at Wits End, hosted by The Gospel Coalition.

 

Her newest book In All Things is a study on JOY that releases tomorrow, June 5, 2018, which just so happens to also be the ONE YEAR anniversary of the Journeywomen podcast! Ya’ll, I have no words to express my surprise that we’ve actually made it this far. It is literally only by God’s grace. We’re releasing a celebratory Ask Me Anything episode later this week, so be sure to subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you’re using to listen so that you don’t miss it. Thanks so much for journeying alongside me for the past year. It’s truly been a joy. I cannot wait to share this conversation on that very topic with you all!

 

MELISSA’S RESOURCES

Being in the presence of the Creator of Joy - time in the word and prayer

“20 minutes a day for a lifetime”

 

MELISSA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Back porch

Pizza

Good fiction book

 

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Jun 04, 2018
Celebrating God's Creativity with Trillia Newbell
50:26

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Trillia Newbell about celebrating God's creativity! Trillia and I talked about everything from how we can practically celebrate people of all backgrounds, to how Jesus himself loved people who were different than him. She said, “When I think of Jesus I think of a man who died for sinners, who died for those who could never repay him, and who related to those who others would shun. His example is ours. It’s what we should aim to live like and live for.” Trillia encourages us to simply love our neighbors and to seek to know them through something as simple as inviting them to share a meal around our tables. Ultimately, we discussed God’s plan to glorify himself by rescuing a people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. I know you’ll have so many takeaways from this conversation.

So you’ll know her a little better, Trillia Newbell is the author of  the kids’ book God’s Very Good Idea, as well as Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts (2016),  Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (2014). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, women’s retreats, colleges and seminaries, including True Woman, The Gospel Coalition Women’s conference, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and more. She currently is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. I can’t wait to share her with you guys.

 

TRILLIA’S RESOURCES

The Bible/learning God's heart

Reading broadly to gain different viewpoints

Praying

Have a friend around the table

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

United by Trillia Newbell

God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell

 

TRILLIA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Road cycling

Anything outside with my family

Cooking

 

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May 28, 2018
Military Life with Megan Arnold
01:02:48

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with my friend, Megan Arnold, a fellow military spouse who has been navigating the lifestyle for almost 19 years through 9 deployments. Megan follows her husband, Bo, as he follows Jesus in his career as an Army soldier in the special operations community. I know many of you are military spouses, but I also want to take the opportunity to welcome those of you who aren’t familiar with the lifestyle into our world in light of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday! Megan and I talked about things we can all relate to, like the challenges we face navigating a transient lifestyle, dealing with unmet expectations, and pursuing oneness with our spouses who have very demanding schedules. Whether you are part of a military family or if you’re like I was about eight years ago and don’t know much about the military at all, I think you’ll find this conversation encourages you in your walk with Jesus. I can’t wait to share it with you all!

 

RESOURCES

Get to know the people in the military

Local Church

Word of God

Molly Huggins Blog

 

MEGAN’S SIMPLE JOYS

PG Tips Black Tea

Hot Yoga

Bullet Journaling



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May 21, 2018
Praying Together with Megan Hill
51:39

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Megan Hill about praying together. We talked about everything from why it’s important that we gather together with other believers to pray to the role of the Trinity in our prayer lives. Listen to what Megan said, “When we pray with other people, these prayers are all gathered together before the throne and then God collects these prayers and then pours them out over the earth to accomplish his purposes.” I think it’s safe to say that you will definitely want to link arms with other believers to pray together however you can in the season that you’re in after listening to this episode!

 

So you’ll know her a little better, Megan is a pastor’s wife living in Massachusetts and an editor at The Gospel Coalition. She is the author of Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches (Crossway/TGC). For those of you who are attending TGCW18, Megan will be presenting a workshop about the church, “Worshiper, Worker, Sister, Saint”! I can’t wait for you guys to hear from her today!

 

MEGAN’S RESOURCES

The Bible

Believers who are ahead of you in life

Local Church

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Pray With Your Eyes Open: Looking at God, Ourselves, and Our Prayers by Richard Pratt

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

 

MEGAN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Baking cookies

Porch swing

Monday adventures with her husband

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches by Megan Hill

 

CONNECT WITH MEGAN

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

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May 14, 2018
Worship with Edith Moyana
52:58

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Edith Moyana about worship. I had a really busy, chaotic week and you’ll probably be able to hear that in the middle of the episode I was totally overwhelmed by God’s kindness to me as he ministered to me through Edith in the confines of my very own closet. I really pray he does the same for you as you listen to this episode wherever you are today!

 

So you’ll know her a little better, Edith Moyana was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of CrossPointe church where she serves with children’s ministry and on the praise team. She is married to her wonderful husband, Reuben, and is mother to two beautiful little girls, Joy and Jaida. A veterinarian by profession yet presently a full time homeschooling mom. She currently serves as a patient advocate with Sound Choices pregnancy resource center and as a board member with Clement Arts.  I can’t wait for you all to hear from her today!

 

EDITH’S RESOURCES

God’s Word

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Humility by Andrew Murray

Spiritual Disciplines by Donald Whitney

 

EDITH’S SIMPLE JOYS

Being loved by God

Husband

Girls

 

OTHER RESOURCES

34 | Spiritual Disciplines with Brad Evangelista

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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May 07, 2018
Conflict and Confession with PaToya Hall
59:55

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with my friend PaToya Hall about confession and conflict. We covered it all, from how the Gospel enables us to walk in confession and conflict without fear, to our own personal mistakes in confrontation. PaToya shared how God brought her from being fearful of conflict to approaching others in love because of her confidence in God.

I really think you will find this episode to be a helpful tool in the relationships you're building within your local church, with family, and with friends for the glory of God.

 

PATOYA’S RESOURCES

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

You Can Change by Tim Chester

Asking “If the Gospel is true, then what does that mean about this fear?”

 

PATOYA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Listening to The Chronicles of Narnia in my car

Slow Saturday mornings

Being a regular somewhere

 

CONNECT WITH PATOYA

Instagram

 

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Apr 30, 2018
Community with Luke Banner
57:04

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with my friend and pastor from right here in Clarksville, TN, Luke Banner. Luke serves as the assistant pastor in my local church. It was so fun chatting about how community really is the Church, or the body of Christ, with Christ as our head. As members of the Body who worship Christ as their Lord and Savior, we are the Church. We are the congregation of worshipping believers. Christian community isn’t merely the frequency of interaction with someone, having a shared passion, or interest. Rather, christian community is the Church. Luke and I discussed the nitty gritty aspects of what it really looks like to do life together with brothers and sisters who may actually be very different than us. We talked about the importance of authenticity and seeking to really know and be known by our community.

 

This conversation is the beginning of a little series on the topic of Christian community. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast however you listen so that you won’t miss upcoming episodes on confession and conflict, praying together with other believers, individual and corporate worship, and celebrating God’s beautifully diverse design.

 

LUKE’S RESOURCES

The Cure: What if God isn't who you think He is and neither are you?

To Be Told by Dan Allender

Community and Growth by Jean Vanier

 

LUKE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Watching my daughter

Adventure and play

Eating and drinking things that start with “B”

 

CONNECT WITH LUKE

Facebook

Instagram

 

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Mysa Home Styling is a Twin Cities business founded by Heather Douglas that launched out of a passion to see women embrace their current circumstances—including their home! Heather serves homeowners by helping them create functional and cozy spaces that cultivate contentment and joy. Because she believes that our homes are launching pads for God's mission and spaces for gospel work, Heather has created a guide to opening your heart and home that she wants to gift to every Journeywomen listener! Mysa Home Styling offers in-home and virtual styling, and you can find tips for cultivating a joy-filled home at mysahomestyling.com and on Instagram and Facebook @mysahomestyling. Go to mysahomestyling.com/journeywomen to grab your freebie on hospitality and to receive 20% off all styling services through May 1! Go get it, ya’ll!

 

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Apr 23, 2018
Freedom with Ginger Ciminello
50:01

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I had a chance to chat with Ginger Ciminello about freedom! Ginger and I chat about what it looks like to walk in the freedom we have in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Listen to what she said, “The Gospel is Jesus plus nothing equals salvation. When Satan wants to put on heavy burdens of the consequences of our sin or of the law and saying you have these 613 commands that you have to follow or you are not enough, Jesus instead comes and says, ‘Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, learn from me, for I am humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’”

 

I confessed to Ginger that it’s a real struggle for me to walk freely, but after this conversation paired with the past two episodes we released on rest with Abigail Dodds and on fear with Matt Lantz, I am finding myself more readily embracing the rest and freedom we have in the Gospel when my fear is rightly oriented on God which leads to a rightly oriented faith in Christ.

 

GINGER’S RESOURCES

Galatians

Galatians for You by Tim Keller

Breaking Free by Beth Moore

You Can Change by Tim Chester

Counseling

 

GINGER’S SIMPLE JOYS

Date night with our cup of questions

Sunday naps

Being in the Bible early in the morning

 

CONNECT WITH GINGER

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Twitter

 

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Apr 16, 2018
Rightly Oriented Fear in God Leads to Courageous Action | Bonus Episode with Matt Lantz
07:21

Hey ya’ll! Welcome to an extra, bonus episode of the Journeywomen podcast! If you’re new here, it isn’t our custom to release bonus episodes, but there’s an important contribution to our conversation from episode 46 on the topic of fear with Matt Lantz that we don't want you to miss out on. If you haven’t listened to episode 46, yet you’ll want to go back and do that now because it’s foundational for understanding what Matt shares with us today. We hope this bonus episode is helpful as you continue to prayerfully process the topic of fear with your own friends and mentors throughout the week! And if you want to do that with other women listening to this podcast you can find us all over on Instagram or Facebook.

Thanks for listening! If you guys enjoyed this mini-episode be sure to let us know! We love journeying with you all. Can’t wait to see you here next Monday for my conversation with Ginger Ciminello on the topic of freedom! Have a great week!

 

MATT'S RESOURCES

Find a friend who will help you remember when you’re afraid (confess your fears to a friend and let them remind you to fear God)

Find a professional counselor

Sermons on Fear

 

CONNECT WITH MATT

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter



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Apr 12, 2018
Fear with Matt Lantz
58:53

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I brought back one of your all-time favorite guests, Matt Lantz! We talked about fear and what happens when our fear is misplaced. I talked about my own wrestle with fear of man and per usual, Matt blew my mind, like when he said,

“I’m reminded when I am afraid of something that I am not God. I don’t command anything. And I’m mortal. I can die, I can be hurt. I think God gave us the emotion of fear because he’s the only one worthy of it.”

Matt also shares how we can help one another out as friends by reminding one another of the only One who is worthy of our fear. We fear Him because He is good, He commands things, and that He is commanding things for our good, and that He can even do that at our request.

So you’ll know him a little better, Matt is a husband, father, and pastor who lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and three children. He’s a graduate of TCU and Dallas Theological Seminary and has been working in full-time ministry since 2000 preparing the way for the Lord Jesus in the lives of men and women. Matt was the founding director of a discipleship program called the Forge at Pine Cove where he spent 12 years helping young men and women learn their identity and steward it well. He has recently moved on from the Forge and is now serving as the Recruitment and Development Pastor and the Associate Pastor of the West Campus at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.

 

MATT'S RESOURCES

Find a friend who will help you remember when you’re afraid (confess your fears to a friend and let them remind you to fear God)

Find a professional counselor

Sermons on Fear

 

ADVICE FOR 25-YEAR-OLD MATT

If you’re going to work hard at something in your spiritual life, work hard at trusting God instead of controlling your circumstances.

 

CONNECT WITH MATT

Website

Facebook

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Twitter

 

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Apr 09, 2018
Rest with Abigail Dodds
56:13

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I had the true joy of chatting with Abigail Dodds, someone I’ve admired from afar as I’ve read her articles for Desiring God and followed along with her life via Instagram. Abigail is married to Tom and mom of five kiddos ranging from age 14 to 4. She’s a part-time writer, part-time Bible study teacher, part-time homeschool teacher, part-time baker, gardener, and knitter. But she would tell you she’s a full-time Christian, a full-time wife and mom, full-time member her church, and full-time friend and sister in Christ. She’s also soon to be a student again, as she’s starting this fall at Bethlehem College and Seminary getting her Masters in exegesis and theology.

 

Today we chatted about REST! Something that we, as believers, have already been given, but too often fail to actually rest IN. Here’s one of my favorite quotes, “Knowing Jesus means we get to know the Father. In knowing Jesus, we know rest.” Hearing Abigail, a busy mom of FIVE kiddos, communicate the true rest we have in the Gospel encouraged me deeply, especially in this busy season with little people. I can’t wait to share it with ya’ll!

 

ABIGAIL'S RESOURCES

God Rested” by Andrew Peterson

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

The Bible