In our very first episode, we talk with writer and speaker Tara Dickson, who shares her story of finding hope and how she determined what makes a good year. Bethany and Brittany discuss looking to Christ in the midst of difficulties and how the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead changes how we look at trials.
We talk to Becky Pliego, Bible teacher and webinar leader for the Bible Reading Challenge, about coming to Christ through reading His word. She talks about practices that help us to keep our eyes on Jesus and what we should do when we don’t feel like reading the Bible. Bethany and Brittany discuss avoiding perfectionism and about how participating in the Bible Reading Challenge has impacted them.
We chat with women’s Bible teacher and author Jen Wilkin about getting started in Bible study, how to avoid the “debit account” mentality, and her new study in Genesis 1-11 called God of Creation. Brittany and Bethany talk about why the debit account thinking hurts us and how thinking differently has helped us. This episode builds on Episode 2 with Becky Pliego, so be sure to give that one a listen!
In this episode, we talk with women’s Bible study leader Angi Tuffnell about important elements of getting started with deeper Bible study. Angi talks about how important it is to be in a community of women who are studying the word together, how this impacts us and grows us, and the importance of grace with one another.
We cap off our series on “New Beginnings” with this talk with Kristen Kill, speaker and author of the book Finding Selah. We chat about finding our new beginnings, but ultimately our dwelling, in God, who gives us Himself as we come to Him in His word. Kristen spoke at Women Encouraged 2017 and it was a gift to welcome her back to the WE audience for this podcast episode.
What do we do when everyone else’s lives look more fruitful than ours? We had such a delightful conversation with friend, artist and Gracelaced author Ruth Chou Simons about her hashtag #youdonthavetobebloomingtobegrowing. We talk with her about growth in Christ, how to readjust our perspectives when everyone else’s lives look more fruitful, and the effect that social media can have on our perception of growth.
How should we face fear and press on as Christian women? We talk with Hannah Grieser, author of the book The Clouds Ye So Much Dread: Hard Times and the Kindness of God. We discuss how to prepare for difficulties and trials and how thankfulness guards our hearts with peace. Brittany and Bethany talk about rehearsing God’s goodness to ourselves, filing our hearts and minds with what is true about Him. We also chat about how we as mothers shape and impact our children and the way they will face difficulty in life.
Bible Studies for Busy Mamas author Pam Forster joins us to talk about how busy mamas can study their Bible, even in intense seasons of mothering little ones. Pam shares her story and tips on how to include our children and why this matters so much. Bethany and Brittany talk about the challenges and impact of Bible study in mothering little ones, and how we might need to let go of our ideal of “quiet time”, at least for now.
Writer and recording artist Glenna Marshall joins us to discuss looking to Scripture to tell us what is true about God and not allowing our circumstances to define who he is. Glenna shares part of her story and what led her to learning to find her security in God. Bethany and Brittany talk together about looking at suffering and trials from a perspective that God is with us and is moving us from glory to glory.
Joining us today is Emily Jensen, Content Director and co-host of the Risen Motherhood podcast. Emily and Bethany talk about what Risen Motherhood is all about, why it’s so vital for moms to be in the Word of God, how the Gospel transforms our motherhood, and why we must avoid falling into the comparison trap. Brittany and Bethany talk more about Gospel-transformation in our lives as mothers, and how godly mothering really needs to flow out of living as godly Christians.
What does it mean to live our lives “on mission”? In this episode, author Gloria Furman explains how God has given us the ministry of reconciliation, and how our whole life is to be lived on mission for Christ, offering the hope of his Gospel to the world around us. Gloria also discusses how being on mission impacts our motherhood, avoiding the dangerous trap of comparison, and living with a resurrection mindset.
We know we are supposed to be ministering to those who are suffering but what does that look like practically? Our friend, author and cancer-survivor Marissa Henley joins us to talk about principles and practical ways of ministering to those in the body who are struggling and suffering. Marissa’s book Loving Your Friend Through Cancer: Moving from ‘I’m Sorry’ to Meaningful Support will release May 31, 2018.