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Journeywomen

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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What to do with Unmet Expectations with Maggie Combs

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Maggie Combs about the deep desires of our hearts that cause real grief when they remain unfulfilled. Maggie is the author of UnsuperMommy and mama to her three busy boys: Isaac, Zander, and Judah. She blames their unending energy and solid build completely on her tall, active husband, Wes. Maggie and I talked about everything from why God allows some of our desires to go unmet to where the Gospel meets us in those unmet expectations. She said, “Only in nearness to God will we have all of our desire fulfilled. I like to call this holy discontent. This means that the purpose of this unmet desire is to constantly remind you that only God will satisfy the unending desire of your heart. Elizabeth Elliot says, ‘Heaven is not here, it’s there. If we were given all that we wanted here our hearts would settle for this world and not the next.’ So this holy discontentment is a kindness to keep us longing for more of God.”   Maggie literally had me saying, “Amen,” throughout the podcast which thankfully, doesn’t happen often, but I know you guys will be fist pumping with me as she gracefully and powerfully brings the truth on this episode. I hope ya’ll enjoy it as much as I did! MAGGIE’S RESOURCES Words Worth Noting Grief and Sorrow Cards Sovereign by Chris Tomlin God is Good by Dustin Kensrue Biblical Counseling CCEF Faith Biblical Counseling Conference MAGGIE’S SIMPLE JOYS Voxer Sunsets and Sunrises Fainting Goats OTHER RESOURCES Gospel Treason by Brad Bigney Gospel Treason Sermon by Brad Bigney The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis Embrace the Life God has Given You Video by John Piper YouVersion App Bible.is App CONNECT WITH MAGGIE Website Facebook Instagram Twitter FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

1hr 2mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #1

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The Will of God with Jen Wilkin

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 Has there been a time in your life recently that you wanted to know God’s will? How does the gospel help us understand God’s will for our lives? What Godly characteristics can you develop in your life in this season? What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week? CONNECT WITH JEN Website Facebook Instagram Twitter SPONSORSHIP DETAILS Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service. All you need to do is sign up, and you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. For a free 2-week trial, go to PrepDish.com/journey. Hopefuel is home of the Hope Planner, 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. Pre-order your 6 month, undated Hope Planner for November delivery by visiting myhopeplanner.com. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

48mins

22 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Self-Control with Blair Linne

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 SPONSORS Crossway offers the ESV Scripture Journals—great tools for those of you who like to take notes, record thoughts and prayers, or creatively engage with the text. Take a look at the ESV Scripture Journals and many other ESV Bibles at Crossway.org/Journeywomen6. Sol Planner is a gorgeous planner with beautifully designed pages that is hard-covered and spiral bound.  Get yours today by going to SolPlanners.com and be sure to enter the promo code JOURNEY for free shipping on your order.  FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

47mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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The Theology of Identity with Matt Lantz

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with my friend and former mentor, Matt Lantz on the theology of identity. 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 at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth. This conversation reminded me of the things I learned during my time in the Forge program about identity and how we live out our God-given design. This episode is sponsored by Because I’m His. Show them some love @becauseimhis on Instagram and visit their website.  Journeywomenpodcast.com FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

1hr 2mins

11 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Fear with Matt Lantz

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 Instagram Twitter SPONSORSHIP DETAILS Songfinch is a personalized gifting company that brings stories, feelings and memories to life through one-of-a-kind songs. With the option to have a song created from scratch or to personalize an existing song foundation, their community of professional songwriters will handcraft the most personal gift you can give. Songfinch recently created a song for Kimberly on our Journeywomen team and it is amazing! She wanted a song she could play for her newborn while her husband is deployed for much of their son’s first year of life. After hearing that, I know you’re going to want to get your own song made! Personalized songs start at $99 and are delivered within 7 days! These one-of-a-kind songs would make a great gift for a deployment, wedding, anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Use promo code JOURNEY for 10% off your personalized song from scratch. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

58mins

9 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Relating to Your Emotions with Amy Waters

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m interviewing Amy Waters, 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. Amy and I are discussing how we as women can relate to our emotions. I’ve been planning this interview since the idea for the Journeywomen podcast was born many months ago. To be honest, I felt really awkward coming off of this recording, but I listened to Amy and I’s conversation while editing I realized that my own discomfort stemmed from the fact that I personally struggle to relate to my emotions. Brooks and I live in a culture where emotion isn’t admonished and I think I’m a little out of touch with my emotions these days. My chat with Amy was enlightening, helpful, and challenging. I hope it’s as helpful for you as it was for me! Journeywomenpodcast.com FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

57mins

19 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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Wisely Navigating Smartphone Use with Tony Reinke

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. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

56mins

25 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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Anxiety and Depression with Christine Gordon and Hope Blanton

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 Website Facebook Instagram 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? Find all of the links & related resources from the show here. SPONSORSHIP DETAILS The Christian Standard Bible was created with both accuracy and readability in mind. It remains faithful to the original languages, while placing the language of the Bible in our modern English context. Accurate. Readable. Shareable. Learn more at csbible.com. 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/. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

51mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Freedom from a Self-Focused Life with Ruth Chou Simons

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 Website Facebook Instagram 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? FULL SHOW NOTES SPONSORS The Christian Standard Bible: A Bible translation built for the church offers devotional content, encouraging testimonials, and the opportunity to learn more about the CSB translation. Find them on Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter. Crossway: Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin challenges you to go deeper in your study of Scripture with a clear plan you can use every time you open your Bible. Learn more and find other resources at crossway.org/journeywomen5/. HelloFresh: For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/JOURNEYWOMEN80 and enter code JOURNEYWOMEN80. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

57mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Peace with David Platt

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 SPONSORS T Bar M Camps in Texas is looking for college students who love Jesus and want to spend their summer making a difference in the lives of others. College students - make your summer matter! Go to tbarm.org/journeywomen to find out more info and apply today. Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service that helps you save time and money.  Prep Dish is offering our listeners a free 2-week trial of their Keto meal plan or their gluten free and paleo meal plans by going to prepdish.com/journey.  The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids is a family devotional Bible that provides a big picture, applicational view of the Biblical narrative - and helps your family journey through the Bible in one year! Visit laughandlearnbible.com for links to order the Bible or the ebook or audio version. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

51mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Same-Sex Attraction, Identity, and the Christian Life with Jackie Hill Perry

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 SPONSORSHIP DETAILS If you haven’t taken advantage of this free 2-week trial with PrepDish, you are missing out! When we transitioned from 1 to 2 kiddos, Prep Dish kept me sane. Let me explain. Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service. All you have 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! So, whether you have a new baby or you’re getting back into the swing of things with school starting, Prep Dish will be such a time-saver and keep you eating clean and healthy meals when your time is limited. We recently had Chinese Pork Stir Fry over Cauliflower Rice and you guys, it was on point! Yall, 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. 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 Westrock Coffee locally. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

58mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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The Joy and Transformation of Suffering with Lauren Zumbrun

In this episode of the Journeywomen podcast missionary Lauren Zumbrun shares her journey to joy through the transformational experience of suffering. Hearing Lauren’s story will inspire and encourage you to search for joy in the midst of whatever you’re walking through. Her quote, “Joy is about posture and perspective” — totally stuck with me as I washed dishes and folded laundry! Journeywomenpodcast.com FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

58mins

10 Jun 2017

Rank #12

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Humility with Hannah Anderson

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 CONNECT WITH HANNAH Website Facebook Instagram Twitter 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? FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

1hr 3mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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The Art of Asking Intentional Questions with Lauren Weir

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 Who do you know that is great at asking intentional questions? How can you ask intentional questions in your study of the Word? How can you ask intentional questions to yourself? To a friend? 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  CONNECT WITH LAUREN Website Instagram 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! FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

1hr

29 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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Joy with Courtney Doctor

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 SPONSORS Apartment Life provides a platform to share Christ’s love through everyday living, with positions available for people willing to live onsite at an apartment community - for up to 70% off your rent - and for those who wish to serve without moving.  For more info, visit apartmentlife.org/journey With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, you will have easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/JOURNEYWOMEN80 and enter JOURNEYWOMEN80. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

48mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Contentment with Stacy Reaoch

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 Website Facebook Instagram Twitter FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

48mins

13 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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Marriage with Carla Weathersbee

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Carla Weathersbee, a family friend and expert on marriage. We talked about everything from the purpose of marriage and how marriage points us to the Gospel to fighting for oneness within our unique marriages. Carla and her husband Byron founded Legacy Family Ministries to pass Biblical principles from one generation to another through marriage preparation classes and Family Camps. Carla serves as Executive Director of Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center.  She leads the women’s ministry in their church, teaches a weekly Bible study, and disciples young women. Together, the Weathersbees have written and developed various marriage prep resources over the past 20 years while working directly with pre-engaged and engaged couples. All of that to say, Carla’s got a lot to say about marriage and I cannot wait for ya’ll to get to hear from her! CARLA’S RESOURCES What’s It Like to Be Married to Me? by Linda Dillow Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas E.V. Hill preaching his wife’s funeral CARLA’S SIMPLE JOYS Having people in my home Golf cart rides / being in nature Kombucha and Brookside Chocolate CONNECT WITH CARLA Website Facebook Instagram Twitter SPONSORSHIP DETAILS You know that building community is good for both people and business. But many apartment residents are completely disconnected from their neighbors. Apartment Life places CARES Teams to live onsite in apartments to welcome new residents, plan social events, and look for ways to love their neighbors as themselves. Because of our CARES Teams, apartment owners see improved resident satisfaction, retention, and online reputation. It also changes lives. www.apartmentlife.org SPONSORSHIP DETAILS Elisabeth Young of ElisaAnne Calligraphy always knew that God blessed her with artistic talent and a heart for entrepreneurship. Since 2014 she has been pursuing her love of calligraphy and design by offering custom wedding invitations for the elegant and timeless bride. After your wedding, the flowers will fade, the cake will be eaten, and your dress will be pressed and delicately boxed for safekeeping; but your wedding invitations will be one of the tangible heirlooms that forever remind you of the special and holy celebration you had that day! From custom wedding crests featuring artwork that represents you and your fiancé, to breathtaking venue illustrations, Elisabeth can create multiple different elements for your invitations that will make them special, personal, and, dare I say, simply too beautiful for your guests to throw away. For 10% off any of Elisabeth’s custom wedding invitation packages, make sure to mention that you heard about ElisaAnne Calligraphy on the Journeywomen podcast. Visit www.elisaannecalligraphy.com today to submit a wedding invitation inquiry and receive your free consultation & quote! FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

51mins

26 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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From Life-Taker to Life-Giver with Karen Hodge

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. FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

54mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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Rest with Abigail Dodds

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 ABIGAIL'S SIMPLE JOYS Family Baking Changing of Seasons CONNECT WITH ABIGAIL Website Instagram Facebook Twitter SPONSORSHIP DETAILS Staci is a travel agent with Fairy Godmother Travel. She specializes in Disney, Universal, and Family Vacations, as well as Boutique Cruises. She takes the stress out of traveling, while creating immersive experiences that help you make memories that will last a lifetime. We are hard-wired to want to enjoy God's creation, experience new places, seek adventure, and foster lifelong relationships and memories. That is why Staci loves to help others plan incredible vacations. God's world is an incredible place, and the people in our lives are truly gifts. It brings Staci such joy to help you bring those things together through vacations. Visit Staci's website at FairyGodmotherStaci.com. Best of all, her planning services are FREE! That's right - she is paid by the various suppliers so you don't pay her anything! So head on over to set up a free vacation planning session, grab one of her free travel guides, or send her a message on her contact page. Again, you can find Staci at fairygodmotherstaci.com. SPONSORSHIP DETAILS You know that building community is good for both people and business. But many apartment residents are completely disconnected from their neighbors. Apartment Life places CARES Teams to live onsite in apartments to welcome new residents, plan social events, and look for ways to love their neighbors as themselves. Because of our CARES Teams, apartment owners see improved resident satisfaction, retention, and online reputation. It also changes lives. www.apartmentlife.org FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Website | Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

56mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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Studying the Bible with Amy Ward

In this episode of the Journeywomen podcast Bible teacher Amy Ward, an empty nester, cancer survivor, writer, professional crafter shares about the Inductive Bible study method. Amy and her husband live in Columbus, GA, which is where I connected with her a few years back. She taught me so much about studying the Bible and how to communicate it’s truths to other women! We chat about studying the Word in different seasons of life, navigating spiritual "dry" spells, how to study using the Inductive method, helpful Bible study tools, and so much more!  Journeywomenpodcast.com FOR MORE: Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review *Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

54mins

10 Jun 2017

Rank #20