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Practical theology to help women think biblically and prove faithful with all God has given them to do."Truth and encouragement to live Gospel-centered lives everyday."

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SPF 031: A Faith Misplaced - Anxiety Part 1

There’s a verse in the Bible that says “do not be anxious about anything.” um, excuse me, have you ever lived in my shoes? Sometimes we think our anxieties about life are just a byproduct of living, sometimes we deal with them or cover them up, but somedays they ultimately defeat us. Today we are looking at what the Bible says about anxiety and uncover the root of why our hearts are really anxious. This is part 1 of a two part series.  Biblical Worship Music for Your Kids! Seeds Family Worship has incredible resources to help your family (or church or youth group) learn the Word of God through song. Check out some of their incredible resources by visiting www.seedsfamilyworship.com and get 15% off any purchase by using the code sheprovesfaithful Here are some of my favorites: Seeds of Courage CD or Digital MP3 album Seeds of Courage DVD - videos to help learn the Words of God Lullaby's and Scriptures Songs for your little lambs Seeds of Easter CD and DVD Combo pack - get ready for Easter! Anxiety - A Faith Misplaced Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Anxiety is often diagnosed as a thinking problem. If we just changed our thought patterns then we could manage our anxieties - as if the problem is rooted in manifesting positivity.  But From a biblical worldview anxiety is a faith issue. It’s rooted in our belief system. We are anxious when we put our faith in something other than God. When we put our trust in other things, anxiety will fill our hearts.  We need faith in a right view of God and His promises - not just in what we think about God.  Wendy Alsup in her book “Practical Theology for Women” says, “many of us come to God with unbiblical notions of who He is and what He does. We’ve let our culture and upbringing, rather than the Bible itself, determine the character traits we attribute to God." Authentic faith comes from an understanding of God’s true nature and promises found in Scripture alone. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Hope in Repentance and Belief The hope in being honest about a lack of faith is that we can repent of that sin and turn back to God and His Truth. When we repent for not trusting God, God forgives us and restores us and blesses us.  Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Part 2 Anxiety Relievers - Episode 32 Coming Soon Anchored: 7 Anxiety Relievers to Build Authentic Faith Bible Study Check out Shannon's IG stories as she goes through the Anchored study Order yours with free shipping with code DENVER at checkout Anchored: 7 Anxiety Relievers to Build Authentic Faith 12.00 Do you struggle with some sort of anxiety? Are you worried about something? Or overwhelmed by fear?  God did not create us to be anxious, but to flourish! DOLLAR SHIPPING for 1 - 2 books! For local (Denver) delivery OR if you want to order 10 or more studies - email lauren at sheprovesfaithful.com for information on discounts. Quantity: Add to Cart

38mins

1 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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SPF 052: The Body Image Struggle

What do we do when we feel the body blues? Many women struggle with body image - how we perceive the way we look. It can be crippling as we move through our days, affecting our attitudes, our joy, even our intimacy with our husbands. Today we are looking at one of the root causes of the body image struggle and four truths to help us with this spiritual issue. Become an SPF Teammate! I need some help keeping this podcast running and creating more resources for women to help them prove faithful. I'm asking for a team of faithful listener friends to help me by pledging thei support of $5 a month. Check it out here:  www.patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful Life Hack - Meal Planning If you've ever struggled with meal planning, here is a really easy solution! Think of all your favorite recipes and write them on an index card - one recipe per card. You can include the ingredients, recipe, or where to find this information (ie Pinterest, Cookbook). Then give it a shuffle and pull out the first 7 cards and write them down in your calendar. You just meal planned your week! Add new recipes by creating new cards. Skip a meal card if it's out of season or you're not feeling it. Use the cards to write down the ingredients you need. #brilliant My friend Lindsay gave me this idea - you can check out her vlog on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdx3wfaQNaDf2C6Gpg9aORw The Body Image Struggle The body image struggle is a spiritual issue:  body and soul are not separate - the only time we will be separate from our body is at our death. we were made in God’s image and bear his glory as Creator our bodies are created to work for a purpose for God’s glory - we are created for physical thing A main reason we struggle with body image is living in a culture of comparison. We need to stop looking at others and look to the Truth of God's Word. Four Helpful Truths Remember that God is the Creator Isaiah 29:16 Outward beauty is fading, but inward beauty can grow Proverbs 31:30 God made our bodies to work and that means wear and tear Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 We are need to be grateful for the gift our our bodies Psalm 28:7 Resources Truth in Love Podcast - Association of Certified Biblical Counselors - Episode 113 Body Image and Your Spouse The Gospel Coalition - As You Start that Diet: Three Truths About Body Image Virtuous: A Study for Ladies of Every Age $12.00 By Nancy Wilson

37mins

6 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 2: How to Maximize your Living Space (through trust and contentment)

Do you struggle with the size of your home? Do you find yourself thinking you need more? Do you hold on to things because you might need it . . . in ten years? Is it difficult for you to let go of things? Today’s show is all about trusting God and practicing contentment with the living space He’s provided for us. Plus, you’ll get three practical tips on how to live with less and still lived blessed. God is the Provider - He provides for us. We are not lacking with God. Letting go of stuff helps keep our hearts in check Jesus is the only thing that satisfies Three Tips to Maximize Your Living Space: Declutter Give everything a "home" For gifts, consider purchasing memberships and trips instead of things Life Hack Cut down on clutter and freshen up your home decor! Change out pictures in your picture frames and leave old picture in the frame behind the new picture. It keeps them safe from being bent, ruined, or lost, and you can showcase it again whenever you'd like! Change out pictures to keep home decor fresh! Recommended Resource Happy Home Media Podcast: Large Families Living in Small Homes

35mins

30 May 2016

Rank #3

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SPF 108: Setting Goals & Treasuring Christ

Goals are made because we treasure a particular outcome. Goals can be about finances, health, business, creating, writing - you name it. But today we are going to look at one goal that Paul had - the goal that treasured Christ above all. Show Notes: Sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode108

31mins

3 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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SPF 065: The Lord's Perfect Timing

God’s Timing is perfect even when we’re a little skeptical. If the Lord’s timing is perfect, then there is some waiting on our part. Whether a few hours or decades, there are some biblical principles on waiting that can encourage our heart and help us prove faithful as believing women in Christ. Partner with me! If you've benefited from the SPF podcast, consider supporting it on Patreon with a $5 monthly gift. You can learn more and give here: patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful Norwex Looking to get rid of harsh and harmful chemicals in your home? Are you looking for ways to have your kids help out with cleaning? Looking for Christmas presents? Check out Norwex products! I am loving my kitchen towels, window towels, Pet to Dry towels - all of it to help reduce germs and bacteria in my home, without chemicals and with a cloth that purifies itself in 24 hours! Check out SPF Christmas favorites at sheprovesfaithful.com/christmas The Cow Tongue The Lord's Perfect Timing The inspiration for today’s episode comes from 2 Peter 3, my pastor’s sermon on Sunday, and the advent season. Today’s take away is - THE LORD’S TIMING IS PERFECT My timing is not so good. But God’s timing - it’s always spot on. Perfect. We can see it with the arrival of Christ! In Jeremiah - just like we talked about last week - at the right time God would send a Savior: In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’ “For thus says the LORD: David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel,and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man in my presence to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings, and to make sacrifices forever.” Jeremiah 33:15-18 And Romans 5:6 tells us: You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly." God has a perspective and a wisdom and  a knowledge and a Sovereignty that we don’t have! The arrival of Christ came at just the right time. His death came at just the right time. His resurrection three days later came at just the right time. And his second arrival will be at just the right time. Three wrong directions we can go when waiting We lose heart and get discouraged or become bitter and scoff - 1 Samuel 13 We forget what we are waiting for - Second Coming 2 Peter 3 We advance our own kingdom and agenda - Matthew 6:33 How to prove faithful while we wait on God's Perfect Timing Be diligent to be found in Him without blemish or spot 2 Peter 2:14 Know the character of God 2 Peter 3:15 Don't get carried away with the error of lawless people 2 Peter 3:15-17 Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 2 Peter 3:18 Take Heart in the WAIT God is teaching us how to endure waiting for Him to return by waiting for other things. The difference is that we can have hope in Christ and His promised return, knowing He will come back a the right time. God wants us to know Him and the wait allows us to know God-- His goodness and greatness. Resources Sermon from Pastor Aaron Carlson at New City Church: http://newcitydenver.org/sermons/advent-2-a-gospel-message-for-christmas-scoffers/ Sermon from Pastor Doug Wilson on 2 Peter (overview of book): http://www.canonwired.com/featured/1921/ God Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas is the Foundation for Everything By Douglas Wilson Radiant: Fifty Remarkable Women in Church History By Richard M. Hannula The Christmas Star from Afar Advent Calendar - Christmas Advent Nativity For Kids - Great Christian or Catholic Gift For Children By Natalie Ard None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) By Jen Wilkin

31mins

13 Dec 2017

Rank #5

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SPF 041: The Woman Who Fears the Lord

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Today we are talking about the fear of the Lord, what it produces in our lives and be spurred on and encouraged by some stories of women who feared the Lord and thus were a great influence in the advancement of Christianity.  What is the Fear of the Lord? Knowing the holiness, awesomeness, supremity of God and responding with reverent fear of who He is and who we are. God is the uncaused cause God has always existed God created everything that ever was or is or will bee God has supreme power and authority - including over our bodies AND our souls Isaiah was full of dread in the presence of the Holy God Job put his hands over his mouth after questioning God and realizing Job was made from dust Perfect love casts out fear because fear has to do with punishment. We don't have to fear eternal punishment if Jesus has forgiven our sins Scriptures to read: Isaiah 6:1-6 Job 38-42 1 John 4 Hebrews 2:1-4 Check out the Salt and Light Podcast Episode on the Fear of the Lord: Episode 31 Salt and Light Good Fruits that come from the Fear of the Lord The fear of the Lord produces a God-centered Worldview Colossians 1:16, Acts 17:24-27 The fear of the Lord produces an awareness of sin 2 Corinthians 7:1 The fear of the Lord produces wisdom Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord fuels our evangelism 1 Corinthians 5:11 The fear of the Lord frees us from the fear of man Proverbs 29:25, Psalm 56:11 Women in History who Feared the Lord On this podcast episode I read portions from two chapters out of the book "Radiant - 50 Remarkable Women in Church History" by Richard Hannula Please grab a copy and be encouraged and spurred on by these women who loved the Lord and feared Him alone. Stories we discussed: Perpetua - Early Church / 181-203 / martyred for her faith in Christ Margaret Nisbet - Reformation / 1635-1683 / persecuted for her faith and exiled Buy the book here: This is an affiliate link which means I make a small portion to help keep the SPF Podcast going at no additional cost to you. Radiant: Fifty Remarkable Women in Church History $18.00 By Richard M. Hannula

39mins

17 May 2017

Rank #6

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SPF 032: Three Anxiety Relievers - Part 2

Do not be anxious about anything. Anything? Well, what do we do when we are anxious about something? Or fearful or worried for full of dread? Today we are looking at 3 anxiety relievers that God gives us when we get the sweats and the heart palpitations. This is part 2 of a two part series.  You can listen to Part 1 about anxiety on episode 31 sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode31 Just Plant - We Can't Control the Outcome Check out this two minute video about just planting - just start - don't let fear take you down. What's fears are keep you from just trying? Three Anxiety Relievers God provides us with some pretty great anxiety relievers in His Word. When we know what these anxiety relievers are, we are able to put our trust in them and let our feelings follow - even if it takes a little bit of time. Anxiety Reliever #1: God’s Sovereignty Sovereignty means supreme ruler, ultimate authority - God is the ultimate authority. Psalm 115:3 says, “Our God is in the heavens, he does all that he pleases.” Lamentations 3;37 says, “Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord commanded it?” Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it si the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” God’s Sovereignty is an anxiety reliever for two reasons: God’s Sovereignty means He is in control God’s Sovereignty  means He is able to do what He promises. And that’s a big comfort when we consider the mercies and grace we need in light of our sinful condition.  Anxiety Reliever #2: God's Word God’s Word teaches us how to live the abundant life in Christ and that includes how to not be anxious. Because when we are anxious we are being idolators and that is not the abundant life. God’s Word is an anxiety reliever because it gives us a firm foundation to stand.  John 8:31-32 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,  and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” We need to stop asking ourselves WHAT IF and start asking our selves WHAT IS. Anxiety Reliever #3: Eternal Focus 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." When things are troubling to us in this present moment, when we fret or have dread or fear, it is critical to remember eternity. that our troubles are light and momentary compared with eternal glory! that inwardly we are being renewed and growing! that the temporary things are transient - not forever the things that are unseen are eternal - forever Recommended Resources Anchored Bible Study - free shipping with code DENVER Anchored: 7 Anxiety Relievers to Build Authentic Faith 12.00 Do you struggle with some sort of anxiety? Are you worried about something? Or overwhelmed by fear?  God did not create us to be anxious, but to flourish! DOLLAR SHIPPING for 1 - 2 books! For local (Denver) delivery OR if you want to order 10 or more studies - email lauren at sheprovesfaithful.com for information on discounts. Quantity: Add to Cart Amazon links are affiliate links - no extra cost to you - I just get a very small commission if you make a purchase through my link. Chosen by God $9.59 By R. C. Sproul Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts $12.54 By Jerry Bridges

35mins

8 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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SPF 051: When God is Silent

Have you ever had seasons in your life where you poured out your heart to God only to get crickets? It churns up a lot of emotions in our hearts. Today we are talking about what do we do when God is silent? How does it help our faith? We will look at two people who experienced God’s silence and give you a practical faith building tip in the silence. PLUS this episode is super special because there is a free musical resource especially for SPF listeners!  Connect with me on Instagram @sheprovesfaithful Become a Faithful Teammate Help me grow the She Proves Faithful podcast and continue encouraging women around the world with Gospel-centered content! Go to https://www.patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful to become a monthly partner and get exclusive access to resources. Free Music Bundle Download from Lantern Music Andy Johnston creator and musician of Lantern Music has a free exclusive download bundle for She Proves Faithful listeners. https://lanternmusic.bandcamp.com/album/she-proves-faithful-bundle Click on "Digital Album" and put $0 in price to download the album free compliments of Andy Johnson. If you love these songs and they bless you, I encourage you to purchase more of his music! When God is Silent How do we pray and have faith when we don’t know if God will answer? It has to start with rooting our faith in the TRUTH OF God’s Character.. We have to develop a right theology of who God is through the Word of God in order to have right thinking about the times when He is silent to us. We must know and trust the character of God in the silence. Because if we love God for what He gives us (including answers to all our requests and questions) then we will hate God for what He takes away. How to Build our Faith in the Silence So how do we trust in His character? How do we come to know it? - Read the Bible (SPF reading plan) - make notes of character traits of God and how the play out in life (Creator = pot/clay) - memorize and teach them Two Examples The Canaanite Woman Matthew 15:21-27 Jesus Crucified Matthew 27:45-56, Isaiah 53 Favorite Resources Phylicia Masonheimer:  http://phyliciadelta.com Dr. Joel Beeke's sermon on How Christ Matures Mothers:  http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?m=t&s=62151628229 Become a teammate of the She Proves Faithful Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful Lantern Music Download:  https://lanternmusic.bandcamp.com/album/she-proves-faithful-bundle Bebo Norman Beautiful Scandalous Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6iCRyvcZrc

36mins

30 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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SPF 096: How To Be Free From Bitterness

When we sin, we feel guilt. When we are sinned against we can become bitter. So does that justify bitterness? The Bible does say to not let any bitter root grow and to get rid of all bitterness. But it’s not my fault, right? Today I am sharing a story of my personal bitterness and how God used a book and conviction from the Holy Spirit, and He sweet empowering grace to get rid of a big ol bitter root in my heart.  Show Notes: sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode96 Instagram: @sheprovesfaithful Patreon: patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful

30mins

19 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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SPF 115: Who Am I? How Do I Know? Identity Part 1

Who am I and what am I created for? Is my identity created by God or do I create it? Today we are talking about identity and some secular influences that can derail the truth about who we are, plus learn about our call to fruitfulness. This is part 1 in a 2 part series.   sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode115 Patreon: patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful

32mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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SPF 135: Women & Work Part 1: Four Truths About Work

The Bible talks a lot about work. We were created to work, and as God’s children we have specific work we are called to do. Today I am sharing four truths about work. This is part 1 in a 3 part series. Show Notes: sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode135 Patreon: patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful

30mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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SPF 073: The Truth About Anger

In your anger do not sin. Huh. We’ve all been angry a time or two, so important to look at God’s Word when we think about this common and powerful passion that often directs our thoughts, tongue, and actions. Today we are talking about where anger comes from, what it produces, and a few biblical ideas to put it away. Support the SPF Podcast If this podcast has encouraged you and you want to be a part of helping women prove faithful, consider becoming a teammate! To learn more or to donate go to patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful Life Hack - How to eat More Veggies Thank you to SPF Listener Kim for today's life hack: Kim suggests loading up on the veggies at the grocery store and then chopping them all up when you get home. Store them in the fridge and use as needed! When your veggies are chopped and prepped you're more likely to use them, plus it makes a easy side to any meal: Roasted Veggies Preheat oven to 375 degrees Spread prepared veggies on pan tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt, spices you love Roast for 30-45 minutes The Truth About Anger Anger is not always a sin - Anger is an emotion that tells us where our heart is at. Where does anger come from? Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also - Matthew 6:21  From out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks - Luke 6:45 We must be keenly aware that our heart is not always for God; many times in our anger our heart is in it for ourselves.  Two Questions Why are we angry? and Where is it going? Why are we angry? Righteous Anger: is getting angry when the law of God is violated and God himself is blasphemed Unrighteous Anger: the reasons are endless (I'm not in control, my feelings are hurt, I am offended, I want to be right, I want to be comfortable, etc) Where is unrighteous anger going? Stirs up more anger - Proverbs 15:1 Leads to evil - Psalm 37:8 Does not produce the righteousness of God - James 1:20 An angry and hasty spirit is soon provoked to ill things by afflictions and error and ill opinions that become prevalent through the workings of our own vile and vain affections. - Matthew Henry In our Anger - Do Not Sin In your anger do not sin, do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26 Ephesians 4 and Colossians 3 tells us to put off anger and put on the new self We need to STOP ---> THINK ---> REPENT (turn from our sins and turn to the grace of God) Sometimes anger feels productive and fruitful, but 2 Peter tells us what really makes us fruitful and productive: "His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins." 2 Peter 1:3-9 Righteous Anger A great example of righteous anger is Paul in Athens in Acts 17. When he saw people worshiping idols he was provoked (angered) and preached the Gospel to help people turn to the living God. "Paul’s love for God and His standards meant he had a corresponding hatred for that which was offensive to the Lord. The idolatry of Athens produced a strong and sharp emotional disturbance within him, one of exasperated indignation." - Greg Bahnsen Four Helpful Ideas to help when we are angry Memorize verses about anger Know God's law and character so we can discern if our anger is righteous Become familiar with passages about God's justice and judgement (and pray for repentance for people) Repent of our sin in anger and be quick to forgive (Ephesians 4:32) Resources How to be Free from Bitterness, and Other Essays on Christian Relationships By Jim Wilson

34mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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SPF 042: Cultivating Joy Even in Struggles

Joy is an uncontrolled hope in the God who Is. Joy delights in God and His ways, and can be present no matter the circumstances. This sounds very appealing, but how do we cultivate this heart of joy? Today we are talking about joy, the struggles, and a few examples that will help us understand it all a little better.  Life Hack Get Hoopla!  Check out this free library app for your phone and tablet. Check out ebooks, audio books, and movies! Check out this episode where I talk with Emily about how the Word of God has blessed me in many practical ways throughout my life. Joy of the Lord The joy of the Lord begins with abiding in Christ - John 15 Joy is a fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22 What Do Joyful People Do? Joyful people share the Gospel - Matthew 28 Joyful people have fellowship with others - 1 John 1:7 Joyful people delight in what God delights in - Psalm 103 Joyful people are thankful - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Joyful people serve - Romans 12 Joyful people worship and sing to the Lord - Colossians 3 The Struggles and Solutions There are struggles that can steal our joy but the Bible gives solutions: Complacency / Repentance Romans 3:1-3 Fear of Man / Fear of God 2 Samuel 6, Psalm 112:1 Pain (emotional and physical) / eternal perspective Luke 22, Hebrews 12:1-2 Anger and Bitterness / Repentance Psalm 37:8 Bible Examples and Personal Study Read John 4 and Philippians 4 at these two examples of contentment and joy. What is the source of joy? What are some of your struggles with joy? What is the biblical solution? Resources What is Biblical Counseling - Interview with Isabella - Episode 33 The Woman Who Fears the Lord - Episode 41 Sign up for the FREE SPF Bible Reading Plan: Sheprovesfaithful.com/bible Counseling the Hard Cases A great book to give us wisdom as we make disciples and come across hard issues. Counseling the Hard Cases B&H Academic Virtuous A great little read on virtues of Christian women. Virtuous: A Study for Ladies of Every Age $8.29 By Nancy Wilson

37mins

31 May 2017

Rank #13

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SPF 140: Seasons of Life (Faith & Practice No.1)

Just like there are seasons that divide the year with weather patterns and day light, there are seasons the mark a faithful woman’s life. Today on the Faith and Practice series I will share some wisdom about some common seasons marked for women and how we can be encouraged and prove faithful in them. This is SPF Faith and Practice No. 1.   Show Notes: sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode140   Patreon: Patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful

29mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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SPF 089: God's Plan for Family - Part 1

Why do families exist? What is God's plan for the family? Answering these questions provide a foundational understanding to God's plan of reaching the ends of the earth with His salvation. Parents are not spiritual delegation centers, but parent led discipleship centers. In this two part series we will learn God's plan for the family and how to practically turn your home into a hub of gospel-centered discipleship. Support SPF -  Three Ways to Do it Hey! Have you been encouraged by the podcast? If so, consider supporting this work in one of these ways: 1. Become a member by giving $5 a month on patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful and get access to member only resources - including exclusive sneak peeks at the upcoming DWELL Handbook. 2. Check out audible for free - that's right, when you sign up with my link, you get to try Audible for free, you get two free audiobooks and it supports the podcast! Go here to try Audible for free (affiliate link). 3. Clink Amazon links on the show notes! I get a small kickback for referring resources to you that I love :) Life Hack - Fresh Summer Meats Going camping? Having a day trip to the lake? It's hot! Keep the meat fresh by prepping some hamburger patties ahead of time and freeze them. When it's time to go, put them in a ziplock bag and place them on the bottom of a cooler and cover with ice. God's Plan for Family God's plan for the family is throughout Scripture. It teaches us so much about our roles and responsibilities as women and disciple-makers. Genesis 1-3 - shows us God's plan from the very beginning: to fill the earth with people who worship and love God Genesis 6-9 - shows us God's plan reiterated - fill the earth with people who worship and love God Genesis 15 - God's promise to Abraham is about future generations of people more numerous than the stars in the sky who worship and love God Deuteronomy 6 - God's people are about to go into the promise land and they are given a sermon on the covenantal law reminded them of God and His plan - which happens to be for people to love God and worship Him and for people to teach their kids to love God and worship him, and gives a way to do this. Malachi 2 - God rebukes His people for flippant divorce because it impacts His desire for godly offspring! Malachi 4 - God makes a promise before 400 years of silence to come and turn the hearts of fathers to their children. Matthew 28:19-20 - Jesus gives the final command to "Go and make disciples." The Great Commandment in Genesis 1 (be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it) lines up with the Great Commission to make disciples. Make disciples = be fruitful and multiple  Of all nations - fill the earth Teach them to obey - subdue it “Being great commission Christians begins in your house. Every little child given to us is an opportunity to make disciples.”  - Dr. Rob Reinow Resources God's Grand Vision for the Home By Dr. Rob Rienow Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes By Voddie Baucham Jr. Instructing a Child's Heart By Tedd Tripp, Margy Tripp Fit to Burst : Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood By Rachel Jankovic

27mins

18 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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SPF 109: God is Not Silent with the Most Important Questions

Sometimes we are tempted to ask the question “Why doesn’t God _____” When we are searching for answers, there are two things we need to look at - the attitude of our hearts and the truth that God is actually not silent on the most important questions. 

28mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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SPF 070: Is Self Care Biblical?

Self care is a cultural trend taking social media by storm. What is self-care all about and is it biblical? Today we are addressing the cultural dominance of self-care and look at it through the wisdom of God think biblically about rest and restoration. Become a Teammate! Want to be a part of helping women hear the Gospel and think biblically? Join the team with a gift of $5 a month on patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful (or find out more info). Other ways to support the show: Leave a review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-she-proves-faithful/id1116242133?mt=2 Explore Amazon Affiliate Links - by clicking on links and exploring products I love, you can help support the podcast. Like Audible! We LOVE audible! Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks Life Hack - Coats & Car Seats This life hack comes from listener Paula who said, put your kid's coats on backwards - when it's time to buckle up, slip off the coat and then put them back on! It's safe and warm for car seats. Thanks Paula!! Is Self Care Biblical? First things first: 1. It is not my intention to shame anyone for ever using the hashtag “self care” or posting about it. It’s not a sin to use this hashtag. The purpose of this episode is to explore a worldly view of self vs a biblical view of self and to not be deceived by cultural trends. 2. This episode is not to say we need to neglect good hygiene or not take care of ourselves. This is about looking to the source of rest and restoration.  We are going to address the cultural dominance of self-care and look at it through the wisdom of God. What is self care? Psych Central says, “any activity we do deliberately in order to take control of our mental emotional, physical health.” Habits of Well Being says, “A personal journey and each day is changing, so its important to continually look after yourself (i.e. make it a habit) and reflect on your health and well-being. English Oxford Dictionary says, “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s health.” Cultural Self care is really about OUR ability to achieve rest and restoration to be our best selves even if it comes at the expense of our duties, responsibilities and worship of God. Two Troubles: Culture wants us to believe we have trouble remember ourselves but It’s really impossible to forget about ourselves and our needs. This trend can lie to us and say we’ve forgotten all about yours truly. I spend too much time loving my neighbor and not enough time for me. One quick # search again on IG would prove otherwise: #loveyourself has 19.7 million vs #loveyourneighbor 90K #selflove has 12.7 million vs #loveothers 311K 2. Self care turns into a humanistic source of giving our weary souls rest and restoration. It’s about looking inward for that settled and rested heart, mind, and soul.  That there is some activity or thing we can do to achieve this for ourselves - is this thinking not leaving behind God and forging our own savior? In order to rightly discern self care, it’s important to develop a right view of our self. Cultural View of Self: Embrace Self / Love Self Put Me First Think about Now (Temporary) Rest and Restoration come from me Run from hard things - escapism Biblical View of Self Die to Self - Luke 9:23 Put others first - Matthew 20:28, Philippians Eternal Focus - Colossians 3 Restoration and Rest (care) Come from God - Isaiah 40 Hard things can be for our good - Hebrews 12:11 Here’s the best part about dying to self-care - is the great amount of freedom it brings!! I think as biblical women we can change the conversation to REALLY help other women -  That we can turn from self preservation to a submission of self to Christ - to ENTRUST OURselves to our faithful creator and keep doing good.  1. Go to God first 2. Become biblical thinkers when it comes our struggles - Check out Truth in Love Podcast by Heath Lambert for biblical wisdom and encouragement. 3. Embrace the hard things as a gift and press into the Lord. 4. Know our limitations because we are not God: learn to say no, get sleep, love sacrificially, be in community, ask for help. The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New By Marty Machowski Holiness By J. C. Ryle

32mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Episode 4: Praying with Intention

Being intentional about praying can be difficult. There are a million distractions and our prayers can sometimes    feel flat and dry. If prayer is about communicating with the God of the universe can’t they be more real and deep?  Today you’ll learn a creative way to be intentional about prayer so you may know God and engage with Him in a deeper way.  Top Five Reasons to Pray through a Psalm Because as my husband says, “Psalms are already prayers.” So that’s nice. Teaching someone to pray can feel awkward - praying through a Psalm gives a template to pray though.  Psalms address every life issue - from joy, to sadness, to hope, to affiliation, to shame, to people chasing after you with swords. There are 150 scenarios for you to pray from. Psalms always teach us to give God glory no matter what the circumstances  Praying through a Psalm is such a simple way to get people reading the Word of God and praying at the same time.  Psalm Suggestions Psalm 1 Psalm 16 Psalm 23 Psalm 84 Psalm 95 Psalm 103 Psalm 145 Recommended Resources Eagle Lake Camps She Proves Faithful Praying Through a Psalm Worksheet Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God $9.99 By Timothy Keller Timothy Keller's book: Prayer, Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God (Amazon Affiliate Link)

30mins

13 Jun 2016

Rank #18

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SPF 097: The Feminine Design - Part 1 God Made

Who is woman? What is her purpose? To answer these questions we must start at the very beginning when God designed woman and said His work was not just good, but very good. Belief in God as Creator lays the framework of WHO we are, WHAT we do, HOW we do it, and WHY we do it. Today we are looking at Three biblical truths about the feminine design. This is part 1 in a series. sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode97

37mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 19: Cracking the Man Code

These invisible boundaries and cause disrespect to our husbands - even when we didn’t mean to! Today SPF guest Katie Brown is laying down the 411 on this Man Code and giving us some insightful tips to show respect to our men and help our marriages. Subscribe on iTunes and leave a review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-she-proves-faithful/id1116242133?mt=2 What is the "Man Code?" Ephesians 5:33 says, “Let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband." The "Man Code" not exposing negative or weak things of our husbands in the public sphere. There is a general set of topics that are safe to steer clear of talking about in public. They should be reserved for just you and your husband out of respect for him. There are four areas that men generally like to keep quiet about: finances health feelings failures We show great respect to our husbands when we try and understand these sensitive topics that we can avoid in public conversations. Respect is discovering what honors our husbands and what dishonors him. Respecting our husbands actually serve to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Two Solutions for Respecting the Man Code 1. Talk to your husband about the issue in private and come to a resolution 2. Ask for permission from your husband if you want to share that information with someone else Meet Our Guest: Katie Brown I am a wife to a runner and mom to one cute red-headed boy named Ace. We live in Savannah, GA. On any given day, I can be found doing social media and training for a local university, recording voice over in my home studio, or taking a quick stroll to the playground, tracking steps and playing hard. I drink tea daily and play my ukulele as often as possible. I love singing with others, and I live for body-of-Christ community. Team of Two - Life Coaching Want more christian marriage resources? Check out Dave and Dawn Lind's website: www.teamoftwocoaching.com eMeals - Meal Planning Help Need help meal planning? Podcast guest, Katie Brown, has been using eMeals to help her stay on track and on budget. Try it free for 14 days free! emeals.com (referral link).

34mins

21 Nov 2016

Rank #20