Journeywomen

By Hunter Beless

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

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Same-Sex Attraction, Identity, and the Christian Life with Jackie Hill Perry | Ep. 65
58:09

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

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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Aug 20, 2018
Contentment with Stacy Reaoch | Ep. 64
48:06

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

 

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

 

I am so thankful for Stacy’s encouragement to remember God’s promises, always. If you want to talk more about the topic of contentment, you can hop over to @journeywomenpodcast on Instagram or Facebook. Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss next week’s episode with Jackie Hill Perry! We’re stoked about it. A huge thanks to Chris Mann of podshapter who edited this week’s episode! It’s such a joy to get to journey with you guys. Can’t wait to see you here, next Monday! Have a great week!

 

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

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

I am excited to tell you about this week’s sponsor, Beauty By Design. As a busy mom to toddlers, I am thankful for a little self-care and pampering. Beauty By Design offers skincare solutions curated by online estheticians. They make it easy! With an online skin survey and text message consult from a live esthetician, I got a skin diagnosis and precision-matched products customized for my skin. My favorite product is the Moisturizer Hydrate! It’s soft, smells delicious, and I can already tell that my skin is glowing and doesn’t feel as wrinkly and dry. All the products sent to me omitted gluten, parabens, and other unnecessary chemicals; and, I got to pick my own price point, so it works for my budget. As I hit the big 3-0, I started thinking about my skincare, but I wish I would have started sooner. Beauty By Design offers a 30-day risk-free guarantee with FREE shipping and returns. Try Beauty By Design today! For 20% off your first order visit beautybydesign.com/HUNTER and use promo code HUNTER. This offer is for 1st-time customers.

 

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HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients so you can just cook, eat, and enjoy. Each week, there’s a 20 Minute Meal on the Classic menu for when you really don’t have more time than that. I love this feature for the days that just get away from us. Cooking with your family and little ones can be fun! You can enjoy not having to plan dinner, spend money on eating out, or worry about gathering ingredients week after week. And there are lots of one-pot recipes for seriously speedy cooking and minimal cleanup. When you subscribe to HelloFresh, you can rest knowing you will be getting delicious, filling meals delivered right to your door every week for less than $10 per serving and free shipping. For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit Hellofresh.com/journeywomen60 and enter JOURNEYWOMEN60.

 

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*Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!




Aug 13, 2018
Maintaining a Heart for Ministry with Quina Aragon | Ep. 63
49:32

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

 

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

 

I am so thankful for Quina’s encouragement to seek to glorify God in whatever ministry he has set before us. If you want to talk more about the topic of maintaining a heart for ministry, you can hop over to @journeywomenpodcast on Instagram or Facebook. A huge thanks to Chris Mann of podshapter who edited this week’s episode! It’s such a joy to get to journey with you guys. Can’t wait to see you here, next Monday! Have a great week!

 

QUINA’S RESOURCES

Listen & Live Spoken Word Short Film by Quina Aragon

The Call by Os Guiness

Help Me Teach the Bible Podcast with Nancy Guthrie

Read Biographies (currently reading about Frederick Douglass)  

Journeywomen Soul Playlist - releasing today!

 

QUINA’S SIMPLE JOYS

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

2) Words With Friends with her Grandma

3) Running

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Spoken Word by Quina Aragon

 

CONNECT WITH QUINA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Guys, if you haven’t done so already, I really can’t figure out why you wouldn’t take advantage of the free 2-week trial PrepDish is offering us! Even if you don’t use it immediately, it’s something you will definitely benefit from having on hand. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, 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 baddabang, baddaboom, your meals will be ready for the entire week! All the praise hands. If you’re too busy to even try to keep up with meal planning, Prep Dish will be such a time-saver! I promise. We recently had Beef Kabobs w/ Zucchini & Tomatoes and everyone in the fam 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 a free 2-week trial!

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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

 

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Aug 06, 2018
From Life-Taker to Life-Giver with Karen Hodge | Ep. 62
54:24

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

 

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

 

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

 

I am so thankful for Karen’s encouragement to simply treasure the gospel and to trust that as we do, God will continue to transform us into the life-givers that we desire to be. If you want to talk more about the topic of being a life-giver, you can hop over to @journeywomenpodcast on Instagram or Facebook. A huge thanks to Chris Mann with podshapter who edited this week’s episode! It’s such a joy to get to journey with you guys. Can’t wait to see you here, next Monday! Have a great week!

 

KAREN’S RESOURCES

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Tim Keller

War of Words by Paul David Tripp

The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood by Susan Hunt

 

KAREN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Going to the movies

Barbecue

Her children

 

OTHER RESOURCES

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

 

CONNECT WITH KAREN

Website

Facebook

Blog

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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

 



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Jul 30, 2018
Growing in Godliness with Nana Dolce | Ep. 61
51:42

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NANA’S RESOURCES

Everyone’s A Theologian by R.C. Sproul

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

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

A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin

 

NANA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Sunday Afternoons

Cooking and Baking in a Quiet House

Her Daughters

 

CONNECT WITH NANA

Website

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service that my family absolutely loves! When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After a couple of hours on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. You’ll save time and have some amazingly delicious meals like Bison Strip Steaks w/ Grilled Zucchini, Onion & Bell Pepper and Grilled Shrimp Kabobs w/ Goat Cheese, Cucumber & Grilled Peach Salad. If you’re like us and tend to have a full schedule, you will love the convenience and quality of meals you will get with PrepDish! Allison is offering listeners a two-week free trial that you just can’t beat. Do not miss out on this opportunity! Check out PrepDish for this amazing deal! Just go to PrepDish.com/journey.



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*Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!




Jul 23, 2018
Shame with Abbey Wedgeworth | Ep. 60
47:05

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

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

 

 

ABBEY’S RESOURCES

Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch

Uncovering Shame and Guilt Curriculum by Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

Reading the New Testament and observing the life of Jesus

The Book of Isaiah

Christian Counseling

Community

 

ABBEY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Being around water

Eating an afternoon popsicle in a lawn chair with my son

Free Hoopla Audiobooks

 

CONNECT WITH ABBEY

Website

Instagram



SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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



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Jul 16, 2018
Women with a Past with Dr. Sandra Glahn | Ep. 59
50:41

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

 

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

 

  1. GLAHN’S RESOURCES

Read a whole book of the Bible in one sitting.

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Vindicating the Vixens by Sandra Glahn

Coffee Cup Bible Study Series by Sandra Glahn

 

DR. GLAHN'S SIMPLE JOYS

Traveling

Writing

The Beach

 

CONNECT WITH DR. GLAHN

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Skylar is a self-care lifestyle brand that creates perfumes and candles with natural ingredients. Their philosophy is to use the good and lose the bad. Each perfume is consciously crafted with a blend of real flowers, fresh fruit, and essential oils to create great scents that aren’t overpowering. I love the Isle scent because it’s just the right amount of fresh to spruce up any space without going over the top. You can check out their website to use the fun, interactive quiz to help you find your perfect scent. Check out their four scents: Arrow, Coral, Isle, and Meadow. For a limited time, Skylar is offering Journeywomen listeners the sample palette to try all four scents with free shipping plus earn a $20 credit towards your next full-sized perfume purchase. Try Skylar risk-free with their happiness guarantee that offers free returns within 30 days. Just visit Skylar.com/journeywomen.

 

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HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients so you can just cook, eat, and enjoy. You can make family dinners everyone will love with HelloFresh’s picky-eater, kid-tested and approved Family plan recipes. Anyone can feel confident when cooking with HelloFresh because they provide these simple recipes outlined on pictured, step-by-step instruction cards. My three-year-old loves helping me with these meals! Don’t worry - you won’t spend all night in the kitchen because recipes only take around 30 minutes. Which is about our max in this house! Get out of that recipe rut and start cooking outside of your comfort zone by discovering new, delicious recipes in each week’s box. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit Hellofresh.com/journeywomen30 and enter “journeywomen30.”



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Jul 09, 2018
Abiding with Christ with Laura Hardin | Ep 58
53:24

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

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

 

 

LAURA’S RESOURCES

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

The Abide Method by Risen Motherhood

Habits of Grace by Dave Mathis

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

 

LAURA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Lattes

Blueberry Pancakes

Getting in the Word with a friend

 

CONNECT WITH LAURA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Y’all, Journeywomen recently had the opportunity to work with Brittany Partain Photography for an exclusive Journeywomen photoshoot. She is incredibly talented, easy to work with, and I love this girl’s heart! Brittany Partain is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in Dallas, TX. She loves photography because she believes that photos serve as a tangible picture of God's grace in each individual life. It is her hope that you would feel cared for and beautiful in front of her lens, but even more, that you would have photos to serve as cherished ebenezers that remind you of the Lord’s faithfulness in every season. You can find Brittany on Instagram at Brittany_Partain or on her website brittanypartain.com. Be sure to mention “Journeywomen” in your inquiry to receive 25% off a portrait session in 2018 (upon availability).

 

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

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Jul 02, 2018
Wisely Navigating Smartphone Use with Tony Reinke | Ep. 57
56:45

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

 

TONY’S RESOURCES

12 Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age by Tony Reinke

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCES

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke

 

 

TONY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Date nights with my wife

Grilling with charcoal

The sound of baseball, the leather on lumber

 

CONNECT WITH TONY

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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

 

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



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Jun 25, 2018
Loneliness with Tiffany Bluhm | Ep. 56
53:50

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Tiffany Bluhm about loneliness. Tiffany’s personal story is a powerful reminder that God sees us, knows us, and cares for us in the most intimate details. She shares what it was like to process the shame and loneliness that came with knowing she was abandoned at birth. But no matter what our background, we can all relate to feeling lonely in certain seasons of life.

 

So you’ll know her a little better, Tiffany Bluhm, author of the Never Alone trade book and Bible study, is a Bible teacher and writer who is passionate about helping women come to know their value and purpose because of a loving, redeeming God. In a style that speaks to women right where they are, she shares insights from a life spent chasing after Jesus while walking alongside women from suburbia to the inner city, jails and brothels, and the slums of Kolkata. Tiffany speaks regularly at conferences and events, and writes for a number of websites, print publications, and popular blogs, including the YouVersion Bible app. She is the Gatherer-in-Chief of Sip and Savor, a women's gathering in the South Puget Sound serving over 350 women. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and two sons, and blogs at TiffanyBluhm.com. Y’all, this stands out as one of the most moving episodes to date. I hope it serves as a reminder that God is with you, even on your darkest of days.

 

TIFFANY’S RESOURCES

Study the women Jesus encountered

Spiritual and Mental Health

Journal out your story to see God’s hand from beginning to end

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Never Alone: Exchanging Your Tender Hurts for God's Healing Grace by Tiffany Bluhm

Never Alone Bible Study: 6 Encounters With Jesus to Heal Your Deepest Hurts by Tiffany Bluhm

 

TIFFANY’S SIMPLE JOYS

A meal with beautiful food, beautiful ambience, and with people I love.

 

 

CONNECT WITH TIFFANY

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Have you ever wanted someone to plan all your meals for you so you don’t have to think about anything, not even your grocery list? I have! Guess what guys? Prep Dish does exactly that! Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service that my family absolutely loves! And nobody loves it more than me. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. So, after a couple of hours on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week, so you can enjoy those long summer days and not have to come in to do meal prep at 4 PM. You’ll save time and have some amazingly delicious meals like Garlic Shrimp, Tomatoes and Green Beans with Rice and Grilled Lamb Chops with Grilled Red Onion, Asparagus and Zucchini. I’m loving their super fast meal plans to help me prepare dinner quickly without compromising quality or taste. Right now, Allison is offering listeners a two-week free trial that you just can’t beat! Go to PrepDish.com/journey.

 

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Simple Contacts is the most convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your brand of contacts from anywhere, in minutes! That means no more doctor’s offices or waiting rooms. Simply take a vision test from your phone or computer that is self-guided and takes less than 5 minutes! It’s reviewed by a licensed doctor, you receive a renewed prescription, and then you can reorder your contacts. All you need is your current contacts, an internet connection, and 10 feet of space! But what if you already have a prescription? Just upload a photo or your doctor’s information and order your lenses! It’s just as easy as that! Please know that this isn't a replacement for your periodic full eye health exam. To check out Simple Contacts and get $30 off, go to simplecontacts.com/journeywomen or just enter code journeywomen at checkout. Save yourself time and money with Simple Contacts.



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Jun 18, 2018
Loving Our Dads Well with Jerrad Lopes | Ep. 55
52:14

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

 

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

 

JERRAD'S RESOURCES

ESV Study Bible

Give him an experience specific to his love language

 

OTHER RESOURCES

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

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

 

JERRAD'S SIMPLE JOYS

Fishing

Sports

Coaching

 

CONNECT WITH JERRAD

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

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

 

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HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients so you can just cook, eat, and enjoy. Each box is made up of fresh, responsibly-obtained ingredients from carefully selected farms and high-rated, trusted sources. All the ingredients come pre-measured in handy, labeled meal kits, so you know which ingredients go with which recipe. I love that I can just take it all from the box and put it in my fridge, knowing the night I need to cook it’s all ready to go! I look forward to my HelloFresh delivery knowing the dinner plan will be easy and taken care of. They make planning and cooking dinner simple and convenient! When you take advantage of a subscription, you can then spend less time meal planning and grocery shopping each week and get that time back to do more of what you love, like enjoying your kids on these summer days! For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit Hellofresh.com/journeywomen30 and enter “journeywomen30.”



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

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

 

HUNTER’S SIMPLE JOY’S

GT Kombucha

Mornings with Jesus

Summer Days

 

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The Lady Golden Eagles Soccer Camps are run by Kathleen Paulsen, the women’s soccer coach at John Brown University in Arkansas. At camp, they will work on fine-tuning individual technical ability while creating a competitive environment. The JBU coaching staff believes that the game of soccer is a picture of life and that the lessons learned on the field will play out in life. At camp they are committed to raising up a generation of young people who lead on and off the field, while using Christ as our example of ultimate servant leadership. For more information on these soccer camps, visit their website at ladygoldeneaglessoccercamps.com!



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Jun 06, 2018
Joy with Melissa Kruger | Ep. 54
56:10

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

 

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

 

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

 

MELISSA’S RESOURCES

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

“20 minutes a day for a lifetime”

 

MELISSA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Back porch

Pizza

Good fiction book

 

CONNECT WITH MELISSA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Everyone tells you to cherish the moments. But how? With our busy schedules, life can speed by pretty quickly sometimes. It's hard to make the most of those everyday moments that mean everything to you and your family. Designed with busy parents in mind, Kodak Moments premium photo products make it quick and easy to cherish the special moments you want to remember forever. Visit KodakMoments.com today and discover Kodak Moments quality Prints, Canvases, Photo Books, Home Décor and more. They sent me an amazing mug with the Journeywomen logo on it, and you guys, the quality is so great! You have to check this out for any gift or photo products you need to help cherish your memories! Visit KodakMoments.com to make your lasting memories today, you’ll love how they turn out. Listeners of Journeywomen can receive 15% off their entire order at KodakMoments.com by using code JOURNEY at checkout. Visit kodakmoments.com, create a keepsake for you or a loved one, and checkout using the code JOURNEY.

 

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Everyone tells you to cherish the moments. But how? With our busy schedules, life can speed by pretty quickly sometimes. It's hard to make the most of those everyday moments that mean everything to you and your family. Designed with busy parents in mind, Kodak Moments premium photo products make it quick and easy to cherish the special moments you want to remember forever. Visit KodakMoments.com today and discover Kodak Moments quality Prints, Canvases, Photo Books, Home Décor and more. They sent me an amazing mug with the Journeywomen logo on it, and you guys, the quality is so great! You have to check this out for any gift or photo products you need to help cherish your memories! Visit KodakMoments.com to make your lasting memories today, you’ll love how they turn out. Listeners of Journeywomen can receive 15% off their entire order at KodakMoments.com by using code JOURNEY at checkout. Visit kodakmoments.com, create a keepsake for you or a loved one, and checkout using the code JOURNEY.



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Jun 04, 2018
Celebrating Diversity with Trillia Newbell | Ep. 53
50:26

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

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

Before we go there, I want to say THANK YOU! Many of you follow Journeywomen on Instagram and if you do, you had a chance to see that my kiddos baptized my laptop last week, completely crashing my hard drive. My friends Sarah Scott, Chloe Hatmaker, and Elizabeth Seifried launched a Go Fund Me and within 12 hours you guys raised enough money to fund an entirely new computer to keep Journeywomen running! I cannot thank you guys enough, truly. Thank you so much for helping make today’s episode possible!

 

TRILLIA’S RESOURCES

Learning about US history

Reading broadly to gain different viewpoints

The Bible and seeing God’s heart for diversity

Praying

Have a friend around the table

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

United by Trillia Newbell

God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell

 

TRILLIA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Road cycling

Anything outside with my family

Cooking

 

CONNECT WITH TRILLIA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Away was founded by two friends from New York who found themselves at JFK with dead phones, delayed flights, and a bright idea: luggage with power. Thus, the Away Carry-On was born. Away allows you to choose from a variety of colors and four sizes: The Carry-On, The Bigger Carry-On, The Medium, or The Large (for extended stays). It comes with a lifetime warranty and a 100-Day trial, so you can live with it, try it out, and travel with it – if at any point you decide it’s not for you, return it for a full refund – no questions asked. I love Away luggage. It is incredibly well-designed to help me pack efficiently the multitudes of things we pack on trips and can charge a dead phone while traveling! And we all know moms need a charged phone available for traveling! This luggage is perfect to help out a family on the go. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/hunter and use promo code HUNTER during checkout! That’s awaytravel.com/hunter and use promo code HUNTER for $20 off a suitcase!

 

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Care.com is the world’s largest digital marketplace for finding and managing family care. At Care.com you can find care for everyone in the family. Whether you need childcare while you’re at work or want to line up a date night sitter, Care.com is there for you. Find sitters and nannies, housekeepers, dog walkers, senior care, tutors, errand runners and more. Full time, part time, anytime. Using Care.com makes life simpler for families everywhere. At Care.com, you can find book and pay for care—all in one place. I used to provide childcare through care.com and loved working with them. For peace of mind and connections for finding child care in a new place, care.com is a great resource! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to find some quality help in your area! To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership— visit Care.com/journeywomen when you subscribe.


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May 28, 2018
Military Life with Megan Arnold | Ep. 52
01:02:48

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

 

RESOURCES

Get to know the people in the military

Local Church

Word of God

Molly Huggins Blog

 

 

MEGAN’S SIMPLE JOYS

PG Tips Black Tea

Hot Yoga

Bullet Journaling



SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

OakTree is the local neighborhood gig network for the military spouse community. On the OakTree website and Android app, military spouses can hire and be hired by local spouses for in-person service gigs. Because of the platform, users can cultivate a stellar mobile reputation that will relocate with every PCS. It's the place where you can find and hire a local pet sitter, schedule a house cleaner, and secure a caterer all within your own local MilSpouse community.  Named after the mighty oak, official tree of the US, OakTree Network represents our diverse, skilled, and neighborly military spouse community. OakTree is where local gigs connect MilSpouse neighbors. Find OakTree on Facebook @OakTreeNetwork and Instagram @OakTree_Brit, online at oaktreenetwork.com or download the free app in the Google Play Store - iPhone app coming soon!

 

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Have you tried out Prep Dish yet!? You have go to try it! 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?! For all you moms that can’t keep up with meal planning or are busy trying to keep up with all the things, Prep Dish will be such a time-saver!  You guys, I am a huge fan of  Prep Dish and hope you will all try out this free 2-week trial they are offering! Just go to PrepDish.com/ journey. That’s prepdish.com/journey for a free 2-week trial!



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

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

 

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

 

MEGAN’S RESOURCES

The Bible

Believers who are ahead of you in life

Local Church

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

 

MEGAN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Baking cookies

Porch swing

Monday adventures with her husband

 

OTHER RESOURCES

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

 

CONNECT WITH MEGAN

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

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May 14, 2018
Worship with Edith Moyana | Ep. 50
52:58

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

 

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

 

EDITH’S RESOURCES

God’s Word

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Humility by Andrew Murray

Spiritual Disciplines by Donald Whitney

 

EDITH’S SIMPLE JOYS

Being loved by God

Husband

Girls

 

OTHER RESOURCES

34 | Spiritual Disciplines with Brad Evangelista



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May 07, 2018
Conflict and Confession with PaToya Hall | Ep. 49
59:55

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

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

 

PATOYA’S RESOURCES

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

You Can Change by Tim Chester

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

 

 

PATOYA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Listening to The Chronicles of Narnia in my car

Slow Saturday mornings

Being a regular somewhere

 

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Apr 30, 2018
Community with Luke Banner | Ep. 48
57:04

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

 

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LUKE’S RESOURCES

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

To Be Told by Dan Allender

Community and Growth by Jean Vanier

 

LUKE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Watching my daughter

Adventure and play

Eating and drinking things that start with “B”

 

CONNECT WITH LUKE

Facebook

Instagram

 

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Apr 23, 2018
Freedom with Ginger Ciminello | Ep. 47
50:01

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

 

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

 

 

GINGER’S RESOURCES

Galatians

Galatians for You by Tim Keller

Breaking Free by Beth Moore

You Can Change by Tim Chester

Counseling

 

GINGER’S SIMPLE JOYS

Date night with our cup of questions

Sunday naps

Being in the Bible early in the morning

 

CONNECT WITH GINGER

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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

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

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

 

MATT'S RESOURCES

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

Find a professional counselor

Sermons on Fear

 

CONNECT WITH MATT

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter



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Apr 12, 2018
Fear with Matt Lantz | Ep. 46
58:53

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

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

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

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

 

MATT'S RESOURCES

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

Find a professional counselor

Sermons on Fear

 

ADVICE FOR 25-YEAR-OLD MATT

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

 

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Apr 09, 2018
Rest with Abigail Dodds | Ep. 45
56:13

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

 

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

 

ABIGAIL'S RESOURCES

God Rested” by Andrew Peterson

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

The Bible

 

ABIGAIL'S SIMPLE JOYS

Family

Baking

Changing of Seasons

 

CONNECT WITH ABIGAIL

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

 

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Apr 02, 2018
How the Resurrection Impacts Our Everyday Lives with Kristy Hunter | Ep. 44
01:01:04

Happy Easter, ya’ll! On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Kristy Hunter about the resurrection! We talked about how the resurrection we’ll gather together to celebrate this upcoming Easter Sunday is actually something we can celebrate all the time! She said, “At our church, we talk about how we celebrate Easter every week. We don’t celebrate the risen Christ just on Easter. He’s seated at the right hand of God. He’s there. It’s not just once. He died and rose once. But because he lives we celebrate every week and every day.”

 

Our entire conversation is centered around the reality that Christ’s life, death and resurrection change every area of our lives as believers every single day! So you’ll know her a little better, Kristy was a friend of a mentor of mine back when I was in college! She’s also been married to Justin for almost 16 years and she’s the mama of two boys, Stevens and Stiles. They make their home in Northwest Arkansas--Woo Pig! She loves the life God has given her even though it's the life she never dreamt she'd be living. I can’t wait to share her passion for the Gospel with you guys today!

 

KRISTY’S RESOURCES

Remember: God’s growth in our lives does not depend on us

Find a church that preaches the Gospel every week

My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God's Word in Little Hearts by Susan Hunt

Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Historical Evidence for the Resurrection by Desiring God

 

KRISTY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Justin

Stevens

Stiles

 

CONNECT WITH KRISTY

Instagram

 

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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.

 

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Mar 26, 2018
Prayer with Valerie Woerner | Ep. 43
55:11

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Valerie Woerner of Val Marie Paper CompanyWe talked about everything from the purpose of prayer to how it works in conjunction with the other spiritual disciples. I confessed that prayer is one of the most humbling aspects of my walk with the Lord, and ya’ll, our conversation got me excited! I walked away encouraged to take advantage of the real privilege we have to grow in intimacy with God through prayer. Val said, “Jesus had to die on the cross so that we could be in communication with God. Without the cross, sin would separate us from God. There is no other way to have communication with God apart from the cross.” I am so thankful that Christ came so that we can be in true fellowship with God by the power of the Holy Spirit. What a gift to get to converse with him because of what Christ has done for us! 

So you’ll know her a little better, Valerie does life every day with her husband, Tyler, who is the owner of Pixelbrush Studios by day and a gourmet chef by night. She is momma to Vivi Mae and Vana. Her best friend was sort of built in but she wouldn’t trade her for any other, her twin sister Natalie! They live in Woerner Bungalow and are passionate about minimalistic living and finding margin in this busy-loving world. They live in Lafayette, Louisiana (also known as Cajun Country). She loves her life and where God has taken her, but He is far from done with her. Valerie doesn’t pretend to have it all figured out, but she’s happy to share her journey with us all! Her recent book, The Finishing School, is her journey and what she’d share with us if we were sitting on her porch drinking iced tea. I’m so excited for ya’ll to hear from her today!

 

VAL’S RESOURCES

Praying out loud in different tempos (loud and powerful, or quiet and restful)

The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer: Experience the Wonders of God through Prayer by E. M. Bounds

Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels

The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying Mom by Stormie Omartian

Put prayer alerts in your calendar on your phone

 

VAL’S SIMPLE JOYS

Walking barefoot around her neighborhood

Dark chocolate with toffee

Screened in porch

 

OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED

Val Marie Paper Prayer Journals

66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God That Invites You into His Story by Larry Crabb

The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament by Nancy Guthrie

  1. 23 | The Big Story of the Bible with Caroline Cobb

 

CONNECT WITH VAL

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Summer camp is more than a place to get away. It's a sanctuary for personal growth. T Bar M loves to give campers and families the experience of their lives. In a setting separate from your daily routine, there is an opportunity to shed the expectations and pressures of others, allowing campers to be freed up to truly be themselves, to live above artificial limitations, and blossom into who they were created to be. T Bar M Camps is a place where each of our kids feel comfortable, confident, stretched and loved. Camp has created a culture children grow and thrive in. It is in T Bar M's mission, and we see the fruit of it every year on closing day. T Bar M has Day Camps in New Braunfels Texas, overnight camps for campers 1st – 11th grade, and even incredible Family Camps. How you spend your summer is important. Make camp a priority today! Go check them out at tbarm.org/journeywomen to learn all about it.

 

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Mar 19, 2018
Sharing Life and the Gospel both Locally and Cross-Culturally with Cierra Bragan | Ep. 42
55:56

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with my real-life friend Cierra Bragan about sharing life and the Gospel both locally and cross-culturally. We talked about everything from feeling the nervous jitters before we share our faith, to fighting off feelings of inadequacy and trusting that our confidence in sharing should rest in the conviction of who we know Christ to be and what he is capable of. Throughout the entire interview Cierra beautifully articulates the Gospel and encourages us to rest IN the Gospel at all times. She said, “What he requires he supplies, and he’s done that in Jesus. That’s just beautiful. It’s not Jesus plus, or Jesus in addition to my good works, or Jesus in addition to my Sunday School attendance. It is Christ alone.”

 

CIERRA’S RESOURCES

Missionary Biographies

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

Journals of Jim Elliot by Jim Elliot

Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot

To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson by Courtney Anderson

John Hyde: Apostle of Prayer by Francis McGaw

Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility by Duane Elmer

The Valley of Vision (A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions)

 

CIERRA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Warm days to be outside

Bubble bath

Chick-fil-a vanilla iced coffee

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Evangelism Explosion by D. James Kennedy

Romans Road

David Platt - Threads

Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

 

CONNECT WITH CIERRA

Instagram

Wherever I Lodge Instagram

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

HelloFresh is incredibly convenient! It is delivered right to your door in recyclable, insulated packaging. You will look forward to your HelloFresh box delivery as the highlight of your week knowing dinner just got that much easier! HelloFresh offers a wide variety of chef-curated recipes that change weekly, ensuring that you will have no more time-consuming meal planning or grocery shopping! And to top that all off, there are lots of one-pot recipes for seriously speedy cooking and minimal cleanup - You KNOW I love that! For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter Journeywomen30.

 

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There is no getting around them, relationships are a part of life, and they always will be. And at T Bar M Camps, they believe relationships have the power to change camper’s lives forever. Therefore, they make them count. They recruit passionate college students, screening them through an intense application and interview process, for your child’s care and safety. Their full time staff focuses their time and energy training and investing in the lives of these college staff equipping them to do the same for the best interest of your camper. They are confident the relationship between a camper and their camp “Coach” is a launching point for other healthy relationships to form, develop and thrive. Camp is one of the most lasting, rewarding experiences parents can give their children. At T Bar M, it builds self-esteem and gives kids a sense of independence all while growing their faith. Give your child an experience that matters. Invest in a week of camp. T Bar M has Day Camps in New Braunfels Texas, overnight camps for campers 1st – 11th grade, and even incredible Family Camps. Go check them out at tbarm.org/journeywomen to learn all about it.

 

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Mar 12, 2018
Relational Intimacy with Stephanie Reynolds | Ep. 41
56:57

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Stephanie Reynolds about relational intimacy, or intimacy within the context of all of our relationships. Stephanie has been married almost 40 years! She and her husband, Rick, work with couples who are recovering from infidelity through the ministry of Affair Recovery. This conversation with Stephanie wraps up our series on relationships that we’ve had going on for the past four weeks. Through conversations with guests about intimacy with God, singleness, dating, and marriage,  we’ve learned that being known involves risk, but we can take risks in knowing and being known by others because of Christ! Through faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we can experience intimacy with the Father. That intimacy with God fully satisfies us and enables us to experience intimacy with others, whether it be through marriage or through Christian community, even though we will inevitably experience pain that comes from broken people knowing and loving broken people. As we walk in intimate relationships with others, we are able to forgive one another and experience reconciliation because of the Good News of the Gospel! It is only in Christ that we can experience true intimacy with God and others, despite ourselves. This whole series has stirred my affection for Jesus, ya’ll! I hope it’s done that for you too, and this episode is no exception.



STEPHANIE'S RESOURCES

Visit a therapist

Find a marriage enrichment program

Find a support group

Dance in the Rain website / The Scars that Have Shaped Me by Vaneetha Rendall Risner

 

STEPHANIE'S SIMPLE JOYS

God’s Word

Her husband

Books

CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE

Affair Recovery Website

 

 

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!

 

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According to researchers, kids spend on average 40 minutes in meaningful conversation with their parents each week. At T Bar M summer camp, caring adults, counselors and mentors come alongside campers, helping them think through decisions and experiences in a way that will prepare them for their future. Many campers point back to a positive role model they met at camp as one who helped shape the direction of their lives. I know from personal experience that the staff at summer camps can truly change lives! Your kids will be talking about their counselors all year long! Summer is three months of shaping our kids into the adults we desire them to be. And while those three months are a bit more fun, relaxed and sun baked than the rest of the year, we can make summer matter for our kids. How you spend your summer is important. Make camp a priority today! T Bar M has Day Camps in New Braunfels Texas, overnight camps for campers 1st – 11th grade, and even incredible Family Camps. Go check them out at tbarm.org/journeywomen to learn all about it.



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Mar 05, 2018
Marriage with Carla Weathersbee | Ep 40
51:01

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

 

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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

 

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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!



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Feb 26, 2018
Dating with Randi Beth Burton | Ep. 39
57:36

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Randi Beth Burton about all things dating. Taking me out of my comfort zone! Randi Beth schooled this old married lady on the newest dating fads and I learned a lot! But more importantly, we sought to look at the awkward experience of dating through the lens of the Gospel. We didn’t hit a lot of practicals, because we figured ya’ll have already been inundated with that, and we admittedly don’t have many tips there anyway. But, we can offer you the refreshing truth of the Gospel that is your hope as you navigate all of life, including dating. Listen to what Randi Beth said,

 

“It’s so much better for me to look at the situation where God has me and be content in that and love that because He is a good God and He has me there for a purpose. And that purpose is knowing Him and experiencing intimacy with Him.”

 

Randi Beth is 32, single with 2 awesome roommates and a dog, and she lives in New Braunfels, TX. Randi Beth does Marketing for T Bar M Camps and Retreats. She loves seeing the way God uses camp to impact the lives of the campers who attend, the counselors who serve them all summer, and their families. She has a small group of high school girls that she leads and does life with, which is one of her great blessings in this season of life.

 

The Gospel meets us wherever we’re at, regardless of our life season. This conversation is actually the third of five episodes we’re putting out on the topic of relationships. So, if you’re new, be sure to hop back to last week’s episode on singleness with Becca Harris and subscribe to the podcast to catch next week’s episode on marriage!

 

 

RANDI BETH’S RESOURCES

Scripture first and foremost

The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler

Love Song: A Study in the Song of Solomon by Tommy Nelson

How Now Shall We Live by Charles Colson

 

RANDI BETH’S SIMPLE JOYS

"Sit Around Time"

Quoting Movies

Nephews and Niece

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Toward a Biblical Approach to Dating by TGC

 

CONNECT WITH RANDI BETH

Facebook

Instagram

 

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My friend Amanda Wilson started an Instagram account with a goal to show that “healthy” is attainable and sustainable. Eventually, this birthed ‘A. Wellness Note’, a bite size health resource subscription.  Amanda is aware that healthy is not everyone’s hobby, but believes that it’s everyone’s responsibility to be a steward of their body. Through A. Wellness Note, she seeks to simplify overall wellness and equip you with knowledge and practical steps that will result in a healthy lifestyle. You can find Amanda on Instagram at @awilsonwellness and awilsonwellness.myshopify.com. Use the code JOURNEYWOMEN at checkout and get 10% off your initial subscription through March 19th. That’s JOURNEYWOMEN at checkout and get 10% off your subscription through March 19!

 

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You've heard me talk about T Bar M and their awesome retreat offerings, but now it's February which means it's time to start thinking about summer camp! I can tell you from personal experience that the best weeks of my summer growing up and as a staffer in college was at summer camp and T Bar M is one of the best out there! For all you moms out there with school-aged children, you know you have months of summer to plan for your kids, so if you want to give your kids an experience that matters this summer, send them to T Bar M! Your kids will have a chance to step away from the craziness of life, jump into some serious fun, AND grow in their ability to love God and love others! T Bar M has Day Camps if you happen to be local to New Braunfels Texas, or overnight camps for campers 1st – 11th grade, or if you want to join in on the fun, too, we have incredible Family Camps. Go check them out at tbarm.org/journeywomen to learn all about it.


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Feb 19, 2018
Singleness with Becca Harris | Ep. 38
59:52

In light of the upcoming holiday, I decided to bring one of the coolest single ladies I know to chat about singleness. Happy Valentines Day, single ladies! Today’s guest, Becca Harris, is 36, single, loves Jesus, and is mama to two young men that she adopted out of foster care who are now 20 and 17 years old. Becca’s boys moved in when they were 14 and 11. They were 16 and 13 when she adopted them. Becca and I talked about everything from Jesus’ life as a single man to what it looks like to submit our desires to the Lord without shutting the doors on our dreams.  Even if you’re not single, you’ll want to stick around to learn how we can love our single friends better, but beyond that, Becca’s story is an incredible one to hear in general, regardless of your current season. I’m certain it will stir your affections for Jesus and inspire you to walk in obedience to whatever He asks of you.

I walked away from this conversation inspired to happily follow Jesus in whatever it is that He sets before me. I hope you find Becca’s obedience to Christ just as inspiring as I do! This conversation is actually the second of five episodes we’re putting out on the topic of relationships. If you’re new, be sure to hop back to last week’s episode with Kim Vollendorf on Intimacy with God and subscribe to the podcast to catch next week’s episode on dating! To continue discussing relationships in light of the Gospel throughout the week, find us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter! Thanks so much for allowing us to journey alongside you! Have a great week! We can’t wait to see you here, next Monday.

 

BECCA’S RESOURCES

When People Are Big and God Is Small by Edward T. Welch

Not Yet Married by Marshall Segal (audiobook)

A Praying Life by Paul Miller

 

 

BECCA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Kids

Being active and being outside

Being with friends over a good meal and games

 

 

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Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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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

 

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HelloFresh is delivered right to your door in recyclable, insulated packaging. HelloFresh offers a wide variety of chef-curated recipes that change weekly. One of my favorite things is that I don’t have more time-consuming meal planning or grocery shopping. Then I love knowing that I won’t spend all night in the kitchen because recipes only take around 30 minutes! My three-year-old daughter was even able to help me! She loved it and everything was pre-measured making it SO EASY! HelloFresh helps me try things I’d never think to cook on my own and enjoy eating outside of our family’s comfort zone! For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter Journeywomen30.




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Feb 12, 2018
Intimacy with Kim Vollendorf | Ep. 37
44:25

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Kim Vollendorf about intimacy with God. This is the first of five episodes that we’re releasing on the topic of relationships, just in time for February, the all-too-anticipated month of love, which, can we all just be honest with ourselves and admit that we long to experience?

 

On today’s episode, Kim and I discussed the foundation for true, selfless love, which is intimacy with God. Intimacy, or into-me-you-see, is a thread that weaves its way through each of the conversations we’re releasing on the topic of relationships, but it’s worth noting that this thread existed before humanity ever came into being, as God Himself experienced intimacy with the persons of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. The Trinity eternally existed in relationship. Meaning, God didn’t create humanity because He was lonely or in need because there is rich fellowship within the members of the Trinity. He made us in His image and after His likeness and because of that, we were created to be in intimate relationships too, just like Him. That’s why He said, “It is not good that man should be alone.”

 

So God created Eve, a helpmate for Adam, someone like him, someone with whom Adam would experience knowing and being known. But not long after Adam and Eve were created, something terrible happened to this divine image when they disobeyed God’s command not to eat of the fruit of the forbidden tree. When they took and ate of the tree, the image of God in humans was twisted and damaged. We are still his image-bearers, but that image has been perverted throughout generations. We’re all longing for the image to be restored to its original beauty, but God intends to go beyond even what Adam and Eve experienced in the garden by conforming us into the image of Christ as we experience intimacy with Him.

 

There is nothing casual about the way in which God knows us. Scripture says that He has searched and known us, He knows when we sit and when we rise, He discerns our thoughts from afar. He searches out our path and our lying down; He is acquainted with all our ways. Even before a word is on our tongues He knows it. He knows all things, including absolutely everything about us. The reason He searches and knows us is because He loves us. So much so, that He sent His Son down to earth to die so that we could enter into relationship with Him, by the power of His Spirit, and once again experience intimacy with Him.

 

The cry of the human heart is to belong, to be loved, and to experience the ultimate intimacy that can only be found in relationship with God. By the power of the Spirit, our identification, our oneness, and our intimacy with Jesus conforms us into His image, which deepens and enriches our human relationships too! If we know that we’re loved by the Sovereign God, it frees us up to be open and intimate in our personal relationships as well. Today Kim and I talk about how we enter into relationship with God by the power of His Spirit, through relationship with His Son, and how knowing who God is actually cultivates intimacy with Him and with others. This is a huge topic and by no means is this conversation exhaustive, but we hope it will offer some practical tools to help you posture yourself towards intimacy with God.

 

I am inspired by Kim’s devotion to really knowing God through His Word. On a personal level, you may not go about this by creating a handy alphabet like Kim did, but I want to encourage you to invest time getting to know God through His Word, whatever that looks like for you. Last week’s episode, Biblical Literacy for Women with Kristin Schmucker, is another great resource for learning how to do that!

 

KIM'S RESOURCES

Daily time in God’s Word

Kim’s ABC Bookmark

Sex and the Single Girl by Dr. Juli Slattery (resources on intimacy from biblical perspective)

 

KIM’S SIMPLE JOY’S

Early morning Earl Grey tea and bible reading

Putting on a pair of jeans that are long enough for me (American Eagle!)

A well organized drawer

 

CONNECT WITH KIM

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Feb 05, 2018
Biblical Literacy for Women with Kristin Schmucker | Ep. 36
54:19

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Kristin Schmucker about one of my absolute favorite topics (which if you’ve been around for longer than 2 seconds you can probably already guess is…) Biblical literacy. We discussed everything from why we, as women, need the Bible, to what it might look like to gracefully prioritize this spiritual discipline from the Gospel. As a wife and a mama to three precious girls and one adorable little boy, Kristin knows the challenges that come with demanding life seasons. Through it all, Kristin’s passion for equipping and encouraging women to know and love God's Word remains the same, because she knows from experience that studying Scripture changes lives. The desire of her heart is to help women see who God is and that the truth of His Word actually changes everything. I hope this episode leaves you all inspired and challenged to pick up your Bible, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been studying it for years.

 

After listening to this episode, you will absolutely walk away with some helpful tools for your pursuit of Biblical literacy, but even more than that, I pray you will strive for Biblical literacy from a place of rest, believing that if you are in Christ, nothing can make you more loved than you are already are in Him. Not even the pursuit of something as excellent as Biblical literacy will make any of us more presentable to God. We are saved by works, but it is Christ’s works! Resting in what Christ has done for us brings a deep, soulful kind of rest that enables us to strive towards godliness as we study God’s Word.

 

KRISTIN’S RESOURCES

Get plugged into a solid, Gospel-centered church and study the Word in community

Daily Grace Company on Facebook

Blue Letter Bible App

The Daily Grace Company

 

KRISTIN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Sunday afternoons

Volcano candles from Anthro

Theological conversations

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Relating to our Emotions with Amy Waters | Ep. 06

Journeywomen Bible Study Resources

 

CONNECT WITH KRISTIN

Website

Facebook

Instagram

The Daily Grace Co Instagram

 

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Jan 29, 2018
What to do with Unmet Expectations with Maggie Combs | Ep. 35
01:02:12

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

 

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Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Jan 22, 2018
Spiritual Disciplines with Brad Evangelista| Ep. 34
56:53

On today’s episode of Journeywomen, I chatted with my former pastor and friend Brad Evangelista about spiritual disciplines. Ya’ll, I cried twice in this episode! That’s a first for me! Brad and I talked about everything from the goal of practicing the spiritual disciplines to how doing so will flesh itself out differently based on our season of life. Hello, mamas! This quote brought on the waterworks,  “There’s a 25 or maybe 30-year-old mom that may be listening to this and right now one of the fruits that God is building in her life is not feelings of awesomeness, but right now he’s developing in her life spiritual grit. He’s putting calluses, spiritually speaking, on her hands, so that when she is a 55 or 60 year-old-woman 20 or 30 years from now, she’s going to be able to come alongside a young, tired, struggling, frustrated, mom and say, ‘Sister, you’re going to make it,’ and that’s the fruit that God is producing and anchoring and digging deep into a young woman’s life right now. And the thing is, I would say to that sister is just, ‘Hold on, the harvest will come in and through your life of godliness, but it takes time! It takes time.’” I hope that you guys find this conversation as encouraging and grace-filled as I did.

 

 

BRAD’S RESOURCES

Spiritual Disciplines by Donald S. Whitney

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burrough

A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin

Marinating yourself in an epistle by simply reading it over-and-over

 

 

BRAD’S SIMPLE JOYS

His family

Preaching the Word

The local church



OTHER RESOURCES

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller

The Expulsive Power of a New Affection Thomas Chalmers

Puritan Paperbacks printed by Banner of Truth

 

 

CONNECT WITH BRAD

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Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Jan 15, 2018
Stewarding Your Gifts for God's Glory with Ashlee Gadd | Ep. 33
01:00:09

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Ashlee Gadd about stewarding our gifts. We talked about everything from how to determine what our giftings actually are to how we can use them for God’s glory and not our own. Ashlee is a wife, mother, self-taught writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. When she’s not dancing in the kitchen with her two boys, she loves curling up with a good book, lounging in the sunshine, and making friends on the Internet. Ashlee loves writing about everything from motherhood and marriage to friendship and faith. Running Coffee + Crumbs is her dream job, x 100. Listen to what she said when I asked her about using our gifts in spite of insecurity we might feel. “We were talking about the fall in Genesis when Adam and Eve are hiding from God and then Adam finally shows his face and explains to God that they were hiding because they were naked. Then God says, ‘Who told you that?’ Four words. It’s such a simple question, but it’s one that I can actually return to over and over again when I’m feeling insecurity and those lies are creeping in and strangling me… If I start putting an actual voice to the lies that I am hearing it becomes easier to know what, and more important who, to believe.” I really appreciated Ashlee’s vulnerability, particularly on the topic of stewarding our gifts. If you’d like to connect with Ashlee for more wisdom nuggets like these or listen to the Coffee and Crumbs podcast you can find all of that information listed on our website.

 

 

ASHLEE’S RESOURCES

“A Million Little Ways” by Emily P. Freeman

Enneagram

Asking your church what you can do for them

 

 

ASHLEE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Popcorn

Candelles

Trader Joe’s Flowers

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES

"The Magic of Motherhood" by Ashlee Gadd

“The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness” by Timothy Keller

“Free of Me” by Sharon Hodde Miller

 

 

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Jan 08, 2018
Journeywomen Christmas Special with Kimberly Wootten | Ep. 32
51:45

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with my friend, Kimberly Wootten, about all things Christmas! Kimbo and I took the three simple joys concept and extended it to three things about Christmas, like three Christmas traditions, three things we want our kids to know about Christmas, and for all of you last-minute shoppers, three gifts you can give, no purchase required. As wonderful as the gifts, traditions, and symbolism around Christmas can be, we’re right there with you feeling on the brink of overwhelmed and over-programmed. If you’re burned out by all that you’ve committed to, we want to encourage you with the grace of the true Christmas message: we don’t have to do it all because Christ has done it all for us. Praise the Lord that even in the hustle of the holidays we are presented with practical opportunities to embrace the actual meaning of Christmas as we look away from ourselves and look to Jesus. We hope you feel encouraged to do that even now!

 

THREE FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Food and song

Advent

Christmas traditions

 

THREE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS TO IMPLEMENT

Advent

Giving to others

Remembering

 

THREE THINGS I WANT MY KID TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Christmas is about Jesus

We give because of what Christ has given to us

To see their mommy yearning for Christ’s coming

 

THREE FAVORITE CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

Sleeping with siblings on Christmas Eve; reading the Christmas story together

Candlelight service on Christmas Eve

The expectation of not putting real names on packages

 

THREE FAVORITE CAROLS

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Joy to the World

Hallelujah Chorus

 

THREE PAINS OF CHRISTMAS

Materialism

Busyness

Loneliness

 

THREE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Red and green symbolize Christ’s death and the life we have in him.

Evergreen trees have life year round, in the same way that we experience eternal life through Jesus.

Bells are a symbol of ringing in the good news of the Gospel.  

Bonus: We see candles out and about around Christmas time not just because it’s darker for longer periods of time during the winter, but also because this season revolves around the light of the world: Jesus.

 

THREE GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE

Words of Affirmation that communicate value and identity

An Experience

Gifts of Remembrance

 

HUNTER AND KIMBERLY’S CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

Journeywomen Christmas on Spotify

SheReadsTruth Advent everything -  women, men, kids

Risen Motherhood: Making Christmas Traditions Matter

Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson

 

 

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Dec 18, 2017
Community over Competition with Jamie Ivey | Ep 31
50:41

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with one of my own favorite podcasters, Jamie Ivey, about supporting and encouraging other women. Though I’m sure you probably know her, Jamie is a wife, mother of 4, blogger, podcaster, and author. She hosts one of my go-to podcasts called “The Happy Hour” and is releasing a book in January of 2018 titled "If Only You Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free." Through her podcast, Jamie cheers other women on in a way that encourages them to do what they do with excellence for the glory of God! We chatted about everything from our own struggle with comparison to how the Gospel enables us to freely celebrate what God is doing in the lives of our sisters in Christ.

 

You guys, when I started brainstorming guests and topics for the Journeywomen podcast it was a dream of mine to chat with Jamie Ivey. I’ve been listening to her podcast, The Happy Hour, for years. Her willingness to come on my show was yet another reflection of her kindness and her support for other women in ministry. I walked away from my conversation with Jamie encouraged to communicate value and care to other women who are on their journeys to glorify God in whatever He’s set before them. I hope ya’ll find our chat as inspiring as I did!

 

 

JAMIE’S RESOURCES

Work with kids and ask yourself how you can do that in other areas of your life too

Find people who are ahead of you in marriage that you admire and invite yourself over to their house. Ask them to hang out.

Jamie’s Podcast The Happy Hour (recommended by Hunter)

 

JAMIE’S SIMPLE JOYS

Watching her pets play outside. (Jamie caveated that she’s not a freaky animal lover, but watching them play outside makes her happy.)

Her kid’s 6th grade band concert. She said it’s the worst thing she’s ever heard, but she was so proud!

Spending time together as a family.

 

CONNECT WITH JAMIE

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Through daily devotions, vulnerable storytelling and biblical truths, Because I’m His is a community of women rooted in their Biblical identities and walking in the fullness of that reality. After her own season of anxiety and panic, Diana Carter founded Because I'm His as a way to speak back to the lies attacking her identity with the truth of who she is in Christ. Those biblical truths are exactly what she posts on Because I’m His and that’s why I love following her stuff @becauseimhis on Instagram and on their website at becauseimhis.com. The truths posted on Because I’m His are such a helpful and beautiful way to remember our identity in Christ. I love seeing pictures paired with truth as I scroll through my Instagram feed as a way to remember and not forget who I am because of what Christ has done. Follow @becauseimhis on Instagram and check out their website at becauseimhis.com.

 

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Dec 11, 2017
Idols of the Heart with Emily Jensen | Ep. 30
01:02:45

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Emily Jensen about idols of the heart. We discuss everything from our personal struggles with idolatry to practical ways we can move forward in repentance after seeing our sin. If you know Emily, it goes without saying that we talked about resting in the grace of the Gospel. She said, “It’s always important to remember with idolatry like, this isn’t something that we do on our own. This is something God did on our behalf. That causes us to just be humble and grateful and in awe of God. That’s a key thing. When we are in awe of God and when we are grateful for what he has done, it makes us want to worship Him more and it helps us deal with our idol problem.”

 

Talking with Emily opened up my eyes to see that while there are lots of little idols I’ve conjured up, they all revolve around ME! My biggest problem really is myself. Understanding that I genuinely am struggling with making much of myself more than anything else has humbled me in the best of ways, providing a sweet opportunity to preach the Gospel to myself and to those around me.

 

I am continually learning about how the Gospel infiltrates every area of my life and God has really used Emily and her sister-in-law, Laura, to help me flesh that out practically as I listen to their podcast, Risen Motherhood. Emily has been married for eight years, is a mother to five young children, and has a passion for sharing gospel-centered truth with women. I am so grateful we have the opportunity to hear from her today on the topic of idolatry.

 

 

EMILY’S RESOURCES

X Ray Questions by David Powleson

Knowing the Bible so that we can counsel our hearts with it

Praying in accordance with God’s will

Community: surrounding ourselves with people who are going to encourage us to believe the truth

How People Change by Paul David Tripp

New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp

Awe by Paul David Tripp

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp

Parenting by Paul David Tripp

A Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent

 

 

EMILY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Magic Merlin Sleep Suit

Hymns on Youtube like He will Hold Me Fast, How Firm a Foundation, Come Ye Sinners, Not in Me, I Asked the Lord

Wood burning fires (indoor)

 

 

CONNECT WITH EMILY

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Risen Motherhood Instagram

 

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Dec 04, 2017
Living on Mission with Gloria Furman | Ep. 29
46:22

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with my own present-day hero, Gloria Furman, about living life on mission for Jesus. Gloria is a wife, mother, cross-cultural worker, and the author of some of my favorite books. Gloria and I laughed a lot as we discussed what it looks like to live on mission no matter where you’re at in the world. So you’ll know, she’s actually located across the world and because of the time difference, I woke up around 4:45 in the morning to have this conversation. If you thought my voice was low - just wait till you hear this. You’ll have to excuse my morning voice and delirious laughter for the first five minutes of our conversation. Trust me, it’s worth it.

 

Every time we talk, I’m astounded by Gloria’s knowledge of Scripture and her ability to answer all of my questions from a Gospel-centered perspective. Listen to what she said, “Your own personal fitness is not the most important thing about your ambassadorship. The most important thing about your ambassadorship is the One who is sending you.”  I left this conversation challenged to intentionally pursue those who are already in my direct sphere of influence as an ambassador for Christ. Alright, enough of me! Let’s dig into my conversation about living on mission with my friend Gloria Furman.

 

GLORIA’S RESOURCES

Joshua Project Prayer Guide

The Temple and the Church’s Mission by G.K. Beale - see how God has been on mission throughout the whole of Scripture and see yourself in that Story (order the book from Book Depository if you’re overseas for free shipping)

Joyfully Spreading the Word (coming out next Spring by several female authors)

 

 

GLORIA’S SIMPLE JOYS

Mexican Food

 

CONNECT WITH GLORIA

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Mysa Home Styling is a Twin Cities business founded by Heather Douglas that launched out of a passion to see people truly love the home they're in. Heather serves homeowners by helping them create functional and cozy spaces that cultivate contentment and joy. Mysa is a Swedish word that means "to cozy up," and Heather loved the images it conjured of a welcoming haven at the end of a long day. But she also believes that our homes have a higher purpose than just a place of refuge for our families—they are also launching pads for God's mission and spaces for gospel work! Heather offers in-home and virtual styling, and you can find tips for cultivating a joy-filled home at mysahomestyling.com/blog and on Instagram and Facebook @mysahomestyling. Go to mysahomestyling.com/journeywomen to enter to win one free hour of virtual styling and to receive 20% off virtual styling services through December 11! Just in time for Christmas! Go get it, ya’ll!

 



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Nov 27, 2017
A Foundation for Understanding Sexuality with Chris Legg | Ep. 28
01:04:30

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, Chris Legg, a pastor and professional counselor, lays out a foundation for understanding human sexuality. We discuss everything from metaphysics (don’t worry I didn’t know what that meant either) to helping our children understand their sexuality from a Biblical perspective. As mentioned, Chris is a professional counselor and the lead pastor of South Spring Baptist Church in Tyler, TX. Fundamentally, Chris is a minister and shepherd of people, of which I am one and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to discuss such an important topic with someone as thoughtful, experienced, and wise as Chris Legg.

 

There’s no denying that human sexuality is a sensitive topic. Chris says, “The problem we’re dealing with is an identity question. Let’s get back to the question of, ‘How do you know who you are? How do you know what makes life good? How do you know what makes life valuable? How do you know that you aren’t trash? How do you know that you aren’t meaningless and that your life matters?’ We intuitively know that there is more to life than being sophisticated, eating and pooping machines. In a godless existence that’s all man is… and none of what we do will matter. Something tells us at a deep level that’s really not true.”

 

On a personal level, I found my conversation with Chris incredibly helpful, yet challenging. It’s difficult to openly discuss something as closely tethered to our identity as our sexuality. This conversation was between two followers of Jesus - me seeking to understand how to navigate such a difficult topic in our society, and Chris teaching me as a pastor, mentor, and friend. My hope is - whether you agree or disagree with the Biblical foundation Chris establishes - that you will find his insight on engaging in grace-filled, educated dialogue very helpful. I hope we can all put into practice his encouragement to seek common ground and to avoid being unnecessarily offensive.

 

 

CHRIS’S RESOURCES

Chris Legg’s Website

South Spring Baptist Church’s Website

William Lane Craig

J.P. Moreland

"Basic Postmodernism" on Chris’ website

 

 

CHRIS’S SIMPLE JOYS

Reading aloud to his wife Ginger every night

Watching movies with his kids

Meaningless time with meaningful people

 

 

CONNECT WITH CHRIS

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Website



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Noonday Collection is a brand of jewelry and accessories made by artisans across the globe. Noonday creates meaningful opportunities for women around the world by offering them a way to provide for their families.  After having her daughter, Sarah struggled with self-esteem like many women do. Throughout this season, she found that wearing Noonday jewelry helped her to feel confident. Sarah became a Noonday Ambassador as a way to encourage women and help them feel beautiful. You can find these accessories on sarahginnings.noondaycollection.com and if you message Sarah, she will help you style the perfect outfit for any occasion. Any purchase made now through November 30th will be entered into a drawing for a free pair of Hunter's favorite pair of Noonday earrings. sarahginnings.noondaycollection.com



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Nov 20, 2017
Creativity with Ruth Chou Simons | Ep. 27
01:01:32

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Ruth Chou Simons on the topic of creativity. Ruth is an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker. She is the creator of the GraceLaced online art shoppe, blog, and the popular Instagram community where she shares scriptural truths daily through honest words and her hand-painted artwork. Ruth and her husband, Troy, live in New Mexico and are grateful parents to six sons—their greatest adventure.

 

Ruth and I talked about everything from the ministry of coffee dates to emulating Jesus’ creative pursuit of us in the way we pursue others.  She said, “It’s not about how beautiful the actual product is. It is that your hands actually created something that is the vehicle in which somebody else gets to experience the grace of God.” If you don’t consider yourself creative in the traditional sense of the word, this conversation is still for you! Ruth shared how we can all express creativity even in something like a coffee date or a simple, handwritten note.

 

 

RUTH’S RESOURCES

Look beyond your immediate art form and experience something out of your norm, like going fishing, going to an opera, or taking a cooking class.

Life Creative by Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart

Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

The Pursuit of God AW Tozer

Grow in your theology

Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick

 

 

RUTH’S SIMPLE JOYS

The great outdoors

Being unplugged

Having conversations with those around her

 

EXTRA RESOURCE

Ruth on Risen Motherhood

 

 

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HelloFresh is the meal kit delivery service that offers a wide variety of chef curated recipes that change weekly. They’re delicious, ya’ll! All of the ingredients come pre-measured in handy, labeled meal kits, so you know which ingredients go with which recipe. From the recyclable box that came to my doorstep to each packaged ingredient, I was super impressed with their attention to detail. You guys know my husband is an infantry officer and I have a three year old and a one year old. That said, cooking requirements for me include quick, healthy, and substantial. The portions for a meal like the Juicy Lucy Burger with Tomato-Onion Jam and Arugula Salad were more than substantial enough for these big eaters and my favorite thing is that they incorporate lots of one pot recipes which makes for seriously speedy cooking and minimal clean up. All my mamas say HEY! For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter JOURNEYWOMEN30.

 

Laurel Denise is a handmade jewelry and gift company that features Laurel's very tiny handwriting. Each Laurel Denise piece offers unique encouragement for a difficult time, a beautiful reminder to press on, or a meaningful way to treasure a memory each and every day. Founded by Laurel in 2005 after God spoke to her through a dream, this company is on a mission to spread true hope and joy one bracelet at a time. You can find Laurel Denise online at laureldenise.com and on Instagram @laureldenise. Use code "journey" for a 10% discount online until November 17th.  


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Nov 13, 2017
Loving God's Word with Gretchen Saffles | Ep. 26
57:40

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Gretchen Saffles of Well-Watered Women about loving God’s Word. Ya'll know this is my favorite topic! I asked Gretchen to chat with me because I know she's passionate about encouraging and equipping women to get into the Word of God and find their identity and purpose in Christ. Gretchen is the founder of Well-Watered Women, an online women's ministry that reaches worldwide, has written several Bible studies, and is the creator of the "Give Me Jesus" quiet time journal for women. Through her online ministry, she longs to meet women right where they are with the hope of the gospel and ignite a desire in their hearts to know Jesus more. On any given day you can find her with a coffee cup in hand, a toddler by her side, a message stirring in her soul, and a God-sized dream on her heart.

 

As an added bonus, Gretchen has graciously offered ya’ll a discount code to the Well-Watered Women shop from now until November 30, 2017 for 10% off your entire purchase! Use the code JOURNEYWOMEN at checkout. This would be a great time to stock up on meaningful Christmas gifts for your girlfriends!

 

GRETCHEN'S RESOURCES

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

Help me Teach the Bible Podcast with Nancy Guthrie

Desiring God Website

 

GRETCHEN'S SIMPLE JOYS

Her morning coffee

A Kindle (more specifically, reading with the backlight)

The Autobiography of George Muller

Tim Keller Twitter Account with Kindle Deals - @dailykeller

Going on family adventures

 

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Twitter

Website



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Today's episode of the Journeywomen Podcast is sponsored by T Bar M Camps.  If you’ve been around Journeywomen for awhile, I know you’ve heard me talk about how much camp has impacted me. Because of that, I want to tell you about, T Bar M camps located in New Braunfels, TX. You’ve probably heard of T Bar M for their incredible summer camps, but did you know that you can retreat with them year round? If you have a group that needs to retreat, T Bar M is definitely the place to go. I’ve been there for my own personal retreat and ya’ll, it is BEAUTIFUL! It’s the perfect place to inspire your people to laugh, play and enjoy life together at a family camp or reunion. Right now, T Bar M is partnering with Journeywomen to help you retreat well! Visit tbarm.org/journeywomen and get a free ebook on the value of retreating, along with 15% off your first retreat experience! Follow them on Instagram or Facebook.



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Nov 06, 2017
The Gospel and Advocacy with Jennifer Haskew | Ep. 25
01:01:40

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Jennifer Haskew, my former mentor and real-life friend, about the Gospel and advocacy. Jenn is a Texas transplant living in Los Angeles with her husband, Patrick. Together, they have had the privilege of fostering seven children. Jenn also runs a sleep consulting business, is a personal trainer, and a seminary student who hopes to use her education to continue advocating for the voiceless in their city.

 

As with every episode, if listening to my conversation with Jenn draws out big feelings, I want to encourage you to seek out a friend to help you process. This particular episode could bring up triggers if you have a background in foster care, adoption, or a history of abuse. As Jenn and I mention, we encourage you to pursue professional counseling if needed, just as we have done ourselves. On a personal level, this conversation inspires me to pray for opportunities to stand in the gap with my God-given gifts and resources to help someone in need.

 

Jenn said, “I think if you have resources that someone else doesn’t have, you have an opportunity to advocate. That can be when you see someone walking down the street trying to carry two children and they don’t have a stroller, so you let them use your stroller. Or someone is sick and you bring them food. Or a special needs student’s parents who may not understand the hierarchy in the system, but you have some education, so you go with them to their IEP meetings. Or a co-worker who might not feel heard, so you help them navigate the waters of talking with their boss at work. The more common things we hear are modern day slavery, foster parenting, but it doesn't have to be a big thing. It can be as small as taking a meal to someone. Take a step in any direction.”  

 

I hope you guys will take the steps the Lord is leading you towards to put his glorious Gospel on display for a lost and dying world to see.

 

JENN’S RESOURCES

Think about what makes your heart beat fast

Find someone you see who is advocating well and get to know them

Volunteer somewhere locally

Karyn Purvis Institute

 

JENN’S SIMPLE JOYS

Open windows

Gel Manicure Nails

Iced Tea

 

CONNECT WITH JENN

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Facebook

Website

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Today's episode of the Journeywomen Podcast is sponsored by T Bar M Camps.  Ya’ll have heard me talk about how much camp has impacted my life... Well, there is a camp in New Braunfels, TX that I love called T Bar M. You may have heard of T Bar M for their incredible kids summer camps, but did you know that you can retreat with them year round? Having spent a year on a camp property, I believe there is something about getting away and being in nature that is good for the soul. Growth is bound to happen when you experience that with other people, be it your family, ministry or business.

If you have a group that needs to retreat, T Bar M is the place to go. T Bar M is a unique property with lots of space, whether it’s a getaway or full on programming and team-building, T Bar M is excited to come alongside of you to accomplish your goals in a Christ-centered environment. Texas may be a quite trip for many of you, but situated between Austin and San Antonio, T Bar M is in close proximity to two airports. Right now, T Bar M is partnering with Journeywomen to help you retreat well! Visit tbarm.org/journeywomen and get a free Ebook on the value of retreating, along with 15% off your first retreat experience! Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.


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Oct 30, 2017
Fun! with Annie F. Downs | Ep. 24
01:01:46

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I chatted with Annie F. Downs on the topic of FUN! Flawed but funny, Annie uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. She’s the author of many books, one of which comes out TOMORROW, October 24, called 100 days to Brave. Annie loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students, and adults and I can’t wait for you to hear from her today.  

 

As you’ll hear me confess, this episode was a selfish endeavor. Having fun is a weak spot for me, particularly when I’m under stress. Annie and I discuss everything from the purpose of fun-having to verses in the Bible that might actually be funny. Here’s why I wanted to have Annie on the show to talk about fun. She said, “I feel like part of the call on my life is to bring joy and fun into the lives of other people so that they will see God. Not so that they will see me.” Before I tease you any further, I have to share the companies that made today’s episode possible: HelloFresh and Oh, Sweet Joy. We’re so thankful for sponsorships as they help keep the Journeywomen podcast happy and healthy! You can read more about them below.

 

ANNIE'S RESOURCES

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Sitting around a table with your people and talk about what fun looks like for you

ETST Instagram Account by Kelle Hampton

 

ANNIE'S SIMPLE JOYS

Baths

Being around a table with good food and friends

 

OTHER RESOURCES

100 Days to Be Brave by Annie F. Downs

Against All Grain by Danielle Walker

 

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Facebook

Twitter

Website


SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

 

HelloFresh is the meal kit delivery service that makes cooking more fun so you can focus on the whole experience, not just the final plate. Ya’ll, when I found my HelloFresh box on my doorstep I actually squealed. HelloFresh delivers food to your doorstep in a recyclable, insulated box for free. I was so impressed by the packaging and meal plan instructions. Listen to this, without even thinking, I had everything I needed to prepare Thai-Spiced Pork Meatballs, Carolina Barbecue Chicken, and Adobo Loco Steak. What?! I felt so gourmet. Each meal was delicious and the step-by-step instructions made it easy to prepare brand new recipes for my family. HelloFresh sources the freshest ingredients, measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. They even employ two full-time registered dietitians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter “Journeywomen30”.

 

Oh, Sweet Joy is an online clothing company based near Boulder, Colorado. Curated by Kim Davis, who is a church planter's wife that has a passion for style & fashion, Oh, Sweet Joy seeks to provide affordable clothing that is sourced from the USA as often as possible. If you're looking for some unique boho-inspired apparel that gives a nod to the south, head over to shopohsweetjoy.com and use the code JOURNEYWOMEN for 10% off your entire purchase.

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Oct 23, 2017
The Big Story of the Bible with Caroline Cobb | Ep. 23
56:15

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Caroline Cobb. Caroline is a singer-songwriter and worship leader particularly interested in telling the stories of scripture through her music. Her new album A Home + A Hunger centers around the biblical theme of kingdom hope in exile. Caroline and I talked about how viewing Scripture as one Big Story has not only developed our theology, but literally transformed us. I love her encouragement to keep looking at Scripture, no matter what season we’re in or how much time we’re able to devote to studying, because God will use Scripture to change our lives. My favorite quote was, “The Bible is a book about God. It’s not about us. What’s really cool about it is that when we go to Scripture looking for God and not just looking for a quick, Instagram-sized encouragement or whatever, then that is where we find TRUE encouragement, when we’re gazing upward at him instead of trying to get a quick answer or just feel better.” I’m encouraged to continue my quest to grow in my understanding of how this Grand Narrative works it’s way throughout all of history. I hope you’ll join me!

 

CAROLINE'S RESOURCES

Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones

Studies by Jen Wilkin

Studies by Nancy Guthrie

From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor

The Story of God’s Love for You by Sally Lloyd Jones

 

CAROLINE'S SIMPLE JOYS

Young Adult Fantasy Fiction (Harry Potter or The Wing Feather Saga)

Adventure

Songwriting

 

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SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Today's episode of the Journeywomen Podcast is sponsored by T Bar M Camps.  

 

Ya’ll have heard me talk about how much camp has impacted my life... Well, there is a camp in New Braunfels, TX that I love called T Bar M. You may have heard of T Bar M for their incredible kids summer camps, but did you know that you can retreat with them year round? Having spent a year on a camp property, I believe there is something about getting away and being in nature that is good for the soul. Growth is bound to happen when you experience that with other people, be it your family, ministry or business.

 

If you have a group that needs to retreat, T Bar M is the place to go. T Bar M is a unique property with lots of space, whether it’s a getaway or full on programming and team-building, T Bar M is excited to come alongside of you to accomplish your goals in a Christ-centered environment. Texas may be a quite trip for many of you, but situated between Austin and San Antonio, T Bar M is in close proximity to two airports.

 

Right now, T Bar M is partnering with Journeywomen to help you retreat well! Visit

tbarm.org/journeywomen and get a free ebook on the value of retreating, along with 15% off your first retreat experience!

 

Follow T Bar M on Instagram or Facebook.



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Oct 16, 2017
Walking in Wisdom with Liz Curtis Higgs | Ep. 22
58:47

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Liz Curtis Higgs. Liz has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping sisters and seekers experience the depth of God’s love. She is the author of 37 books with 4.6 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, The Women of Christmas and The Women of Easter. She has spoken at 1,700 women’s conferences in all 50 states and 14 countries. A former radio personality, Higgs has appeared on more than 700 media outlets including NPR, “Focus on the Family,” “Life Today,” Chris Fabry Live, PBS and A&E. She is happily married to Bill Higgs and they share their life together in a 19th century farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

I’m so grateful for women who have fervently followed Jesus much longer than me, like Liz. What a gift to get an hour of her time to chat about journeying with wisdom and grace. We discussed everything from being former bad girls rescued by God’s grace to raising babies of our own, all of it peppered by Liz’s flair for funny. Hope you guys enjoy our conversation as much as I did!

LIZ'S RESOURCES

The Word - multiple translations

Bible Gateway

Reading the Bible Aloud

31 Proverbs to Light Your Path

LIZ'S SIMPLE JOYS

Road tripping with her husband

Sitting around the kitchen table playing games like Scrabble, cards, UNO, or Set

Cuddling with her two, grey, tabby cats Boaz and Sampson

CONNECT WITH LIZ

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

TWITTER

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Today's episode of the Journeywomen Podcast is sponsored by T Bar M Camps.  

Ya’ll have heard me talk about how much camp has impacted my life... Well, there is a camp in New Braunfels, TX that I love called T Bar M. You may have heard of T Bar M for their incredible kids summer camps, but did you know that you can retreat with them year round? Having spent a year on a camp property, I believe there is something about getting away and being in nature that is good for the soul. Growth is bound to happen when you experience that with other people, be it your family, ministry or business.

If you have a group that needs to retreat, T Bar M is the place to go. T Bar M is a unique property with lots of space, whether it’s a getaway or full on programming and team-building, T Bar M is excited to come alongside of you to accomplish your goals in a Christ-centered environment. Texas may be a quite trip for many of you, but situated between Austin and San Antonio, T Bar M is in close proximity to two airports.

Right now, T Bar M is partnering with Journeywomen to help you retreat well! Visit

tbarm.org/journeywomen and get a free Ebook on the value of retreating, along with 15% off your first retreat experience!

Follow them on Instagram or Facebook.

 

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Oct 09, 2017
Leading Small Groups with Jennie Allen | Ep. 21
51:12

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Jennie Allen. Jennie is a Bible teacher marked by personal authenticity and vulnerability. She encourages women to go to these same places as they study scripture, wrestle with truth, and more fully live out their short time on this planet.  Jennie and Zac have four children, Connor, Kate, Caroline, and Cooper. She writes Bible studies, authors books, and founded a live event called IF:Gathering designed to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation to live out their purpose. She’s a mom, a wife, and most of all--totally obsessed with following Jesus and imparting that passion to other women, which is exactly what we talked about today.

 

Jennie really encouraged me to pursue real relationships with the goal of making disciples. My sincere hope is that this podcast will serve as a springboard for conversations within the context of your real-life community, like your own small groups, the women at your church, your co-workers, the girls in your dorm room,  or with mamas at the park. I’m praying that intentional conversations centered around the Word of God will challenge and deepen your faith while strengthening your relationships with your mentors and disciples. Come share how you’re growing with us on Instagram and Facebook! Looking forward to seeing you guys here next Monday.

 

JENNIE'S RESOURCES

The Master Plan of Evangelism

IF:Equip

Current Church History Study

IF:Gathering

IF:Gathering Shoppe

IF:Table

JENNIE'S SIMPLE JOYS

Discovering new things

Being outdoors

People

CONNECT WITH JENNIE

INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

WEBSITE

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Today's episode of the Journeywomen Podcast is sponsored by Because I'm His.  

Diana Carter founded Because I'm His in 2016 in the midst of a paralyzing season of anxiety and panic. What started as means of survival in her journal eventually turned into an Instagram account she used to process a season of hopelessness. The only way to silence the lies attacking her identity was to speak back to them with the truth of who she was in Christ.

And so, Because I'm His was born.

Because I’m His is a community of women rooted in their Biblical identities and walking in the fullness of that reality. Through daily devotions, vulnerable storytelling and biblical truths, Because I’m His exists to equip women to know their true identities and walk in the fullness of that reality.

Follow @becauseimhis on Instagram and visit their website at becauseimhis.com.

 

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Oct 02, 2017
Motherhood with Heather MacFadyen | Ep. 20
01:03:48

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Heather MacFadyen of the God Centered Mom Podcast on the topic of motherhood. Heather and I talked all things mothering, from prioritizing time in the Word to Gospel-centered encouragement for tired mamas like myself. This episode is truth-filled, rich, and I probably laughed a little too much.

 

Heather has been married since the turn of the century which she says sounds more impressive than it is--though I personally beg to differ. She is the mother of four young boys (born exactly, to the day, within 6 1/2 years . . . just like she’d always planned). Heather hosts a weekly podcast (The God Centered Mom Podcast) interviewing fellow journeyers on the topic of motherhood. On social media she chronicles the colorful chaos of "relentlessly replacing ‘me’ with ‘He’" — sharing the daily struggle of remaining God-centered while mothering four wild-at-heart, energetic, and often stubborn boys. Her heart is for moms to know God's great delight over them. How He sees the unseen eternal work they do every day. And to know they “Don’t Mom Alone.”

 

HEATHER'S RESOURCES

Gospel-Centered Mom

Kat Lee Hello Mornings

Ivory Soap in Microwave Experiment

Parenting by Paul David Tripp

REVING the Word Revelation Wellness Podcast Episodes

 

HEATHER'S SIMPLE JOYS

Old episodes of Friends the TV Show

Saturday morning walks with her husband

Good girl time

CONNECT WITH HEATHER

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Facebook

Twitter

Website

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Today's episode of the Journeywomen Podcast is sponsored by Sleepy Cues. Jenn & Robin, the founders of Sleepy Cues, began the company after experiencing challenging seasons of sleep with their own families. They realized this struggle was anything but uncommon to new moms & dads. Individually they became immersed in all things infant and child sleep and started helping their friends and their own children establish healthy sleep rhythms. A few years later,  Sleepy Cues was birthed to serve a wider audience. Jenn & Robin come alongside families to establish healthy sleep rhythms for the whole family.  They believe understanding your baby or child and confidently responding to their needs is foundational to family health.  Sleepy Cues offers four different packages including a written proposal with their suggestions, real time text messaging or a video conference call.  You can find out more about them at sleepycues.com or follow them on Instagram at @sleepycues.  And, if you mention the Journeywomen Podcast, you will get an extra day of real time text messaging added to your package for FREE (a $10 value).

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Sep 25, 2017
Faith and Doubt with Andrea Lucado | Ep. 19
01:02:27

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Andrea Lucado. Andrea and I talk about her struggle with doubt and the growth she experienced by allowing herself to ask hard questions about her faith. Andrea is a freelance writer based in Austin, TX who just published her first book: English Lessons, on the very topic of faith and doubt. She regularly contributes to a few publications that I’m sure you’ll recognize like Relevant Magazine and She Reads Truth. When Andrea is not conducting interviews or writing stories, you can find her laughing with friends at a coffee shop--which is exactly what I felt like we did via Skype in our conversation. I hope you have fun listening in on our chat about faith and doubt!

 

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Sep 18, 2017
The Theology of Identity with Matt Lantz | Ep. 18
01:02:13

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

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Sep 11, 2017
Living a Gospel Centered Life with Lexy Suave | Ep. 17
57:24

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m interviewing Lexy Sauvé. Lexy and her family live in Ogden, Utah, where God’s called her to be a helper to her husband Brian, a homemaker, and momma to three precious babies. She also serves alongside her husband in ministry at Refuge Church in Riverdale, Utah. As Contributing Editor for Deeply Rooted, Lexy spends a lot of time behind the scenes writing articles and excerpts for the website and magazine. She also reviews submissions, conducts interviews, and brainstorms new ideas for the magazine and website. Lexy and I connected through Deeply Rooted Magazine and our mutual friend, Dianne Jago, who was on episode 14 of the podcast. Today we’re chatting about the Gospel and how we need it every minute of every day.

If I could go back in time and start the Journeywomen podcast over again, I would one hundred percent begin here. As we continue to dive into different topics I want more than anything for you to know that walking in grace of the Gospel is the heartbeat of the Journeywomen podcast. Please, continue to hold me to that as we continue. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you all! Go, walk in the grace of the Gospel today, my friends, for the glory of God.

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Sep 04, 2017
Family Dynamics with Hayden Langemeier | Ep. 16
40:42

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m interviewing Hayden Langemeier. Hayden is in a senior at the University of Arkansas studying communication with a minor in recreation and sports management. She is passionate about challenging culture that is second nature with the goal of producing a more authentic, selfless and submitted generation of believers. Hayden comes from an incredible family—some of you may have heard her mom as she shared about forgiveness on episode 01 of the Journeywomen podcast—so I asked Hayden to chat with us about family dynamics and her relationship with her parents and siblings.

The goal of building and maintaining healthy relationships with our families is to point people to Jesus by the way we love one another. I know some of you have broken families and some of you have experienced really unhealthy family dynamics. That’s exactly why I asked Hayden to share her experience with us today. While most of what we discuss is method based, it’s an invaluable opportunity for us to catch a glimpse into what it looks like to grow up in a home with the aim of glorifying God together. I hope you’ll walk away encouraged to build relationships with your close people, whether they’re your biological family, adopted family, or your sisters and brothers in Christ.

I wasn’t expecting a conversation on family dynamics to disciple me in the ways of human communication but it did! I loved Hayden’s encouragement to be diligent in the little things, especially in our interactions with our close people. If you’d like to connect with Hayden you can find her information in the show notes at the link below. On next week’s episode we’ll be chatting about the most important topic of all: the Gospel! You don’t want to miss it, so be sure to subscribe to the Journeywomen podcast on iTunes and while you’re there leave us a review! 

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Aug 28, 2017
Health and Fitness for God's Glory with Amanda Wilson | Ep. 15
55:27

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Amanda Wilson about pursuing health and fitness for God's glory.

Amanda is wife to Lee, mama to two boys, and a foster mom. Before kids she worked as an RN where her passion for overall wellness was ignited when she realized it was the very thing that could change the trajectory of many of the "health problems" she saw in the medical field. Now she loves equipping and encouraging others to be stewards of their bodies in practical and realistic ways, and finding individual wellness rhythms. Coffee, peanut butter, and chocolate are some of her food "happies", and she is always finding a way to sneak them into her day. This topic is one of my personal passions and I am so excited to welcome you into our conversation today.

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Aug 21, 2017
Pursuing a Dream with Dianne Jago | Ep. 14
48:51

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with the founder of Deeply Rooted Magazine, Dianne Jago. Dianne is a Christ-follower, military wife, and mama of three. She and her family live in an 1850's farmhouse located in Central PA. We talked about what to consider before pursuing a dream, how doing so impacts our families, and our ultimate goals for Journeywomen and Deeply Rooted Magazine. I know there are so many of you who have a dream burning inside you and I hope you find our conversation encouraging and helpful!

I walked away encouraged to hold my dreams open handedly before the Lord, because there’s beauty in dreaming, but even more beauty in what Christ is doing to redeem his people. As always, you can find the links to find Dianne Jago and Deeply Rooted Magazine in the show notes section of my website: www.hunterbeless.com. I’m looking forward to connecting with you guys throughout the week at @journeywomenpodcast on Facebook or Instagram. Thanks again for listening. Have a great week.

Aug 14, 2017
Bible Journaling with Jennifer Evangelista | Ep. 13
01:02:42

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the privilege of chatting with Jennifer Evangelista of Grace in Color. Jen is a pastor’s wife, mother, pediatrician, and the face behind an online ministry where she teaches women to use their creativity to grow in their faith and truth of the Gospel. Her passion is to teach busy women that there are different ways they can study, pray and learn from God and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today! I really hope you’ll connect with Jen via Grace in Color at the links listed in the show notes on www.hunterbeless.com. Follow @journeywomenpodcast on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook so that we can continue connecting throughout the week.

Today’s episode is sponsored by White Pepper Ink, a custom-scripting canvas and wood company founded by Amanda Nicholson. You can find her work on Instagram and Facebook @whitepepperink! To custom order, email Amanda at whitepepperink@gmail.com and if you mention hearing about the shop on the Journeywomen podcast, you will get 10% off a canvas of your choice if you order through the second week of August 2017.

Aug 07, 2017
Waiting with Ann Swindell | Ep. 12
58:32

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I chatted with author and speaker Ann Swindell about her story of waiting and hope. Ann's first book, Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn't Give You What You Want, just released with Tyndale House Publishers. Her work has appeared in The Gospel Coalition, CT Women, RELEVANT, Deeply Rooted, Desiring God, Darling Magazine, and (in)courage, among others. Ann is passionate about helping other writers tell their stories powerfully. I sat under Ann’s teaching via her online writing course, Writing With Grace. I’m so excited to have her with us today on the Journeywomen podcast to share her story of waiting and to help us better understand how we can share our stories in light of the gospel.

As you will hear, the way Ann communicates her story of waiting is potent. I hope you will connect with her on social media and purchase her book—both of which you can find on the show notes at www.hunterbeless.com. As always, thanks for all of the love and support you guys extend to the Journeywomen podcast! If you want to know how you can help, let me tell you. Write a review! The directions for how to do so are on the podcast tab of the website. You can also connect with other Journeywomen throughout the week via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook @journeywomenpodcast. Thanks again for listening and I’ll see you here, next week!

Jul 31, 2017
Decorating and the Gospel with Laura Wifler | Ep. 11
54:34

Today on Journeywomen I had the privilege of interviewing my friend Laura Wifler of the Risen Motherhood podcast. We talk about everything from how the Gospel relates to decorating to spray painting curtain rods. Laura has been married for six years, is a mother to three precious little ones and is currently in the process of adopting two more from Eastern Europe. Her writing on motherhood and lifestyle has been featured on popular sites such as BabyCenter, DesignSponge and Scary Mommy. Currently, Laura is co-founder and co-host of Risen Motherhood, a ministry and podcast for women who are striving for gospel-centered motherhood. Laura likes her coffee black, going on hikes, dabbling in DIY and decorating, reading books with real pages to turn, and having impromptu dance parties in the kitchen with her children. I cannot wait for you guys to hear from her on the topic of decorating today!

Laura has the beautiful ability to tether something as seemingly trite as home decor to the beautiful truths of the Gospel. She inspires me to know the foundational elements of the Gospel more and to continue making those connections in everyday facets of life. If you want to connect with Laura and Emily of Risen Motherhood, be sure to do so over at Risen Motherhood on Instagram or Facebook. As always, I’ll be sure to link to their pages on the show notes at www.hunterbeless.com.

Today’s episode of the Journeywomen Podcast is sponsored by White Pepper Ink, a custom-scripting canvas and wood company founded by Amanda Nicholson. You can find her work on Instagram and Facebook @whitepepperink! To custom order, email Amanda at whitepepperink@gmail.com and if you mention hearing about the shop on the Journeywomen podcast, you will get 10% off a canvas of your choice if you order through the second week of August 2017.

Jul 24, 2017
Beauty with Kelly Stuckey | Ep. 10
01:04:16

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I had the joy of chatting with Kelly Stuckey about beauty and how it relates to our spirituality. Kelly is a follower of Christ, wife to Zach, momma to Everett, small business owner, beauty industry educator, hairdresser, and makeup artist. She recently made the transition from doing hair full-time to being a mom and focusing on the growth and leadership of her team at Crown Beauty Bar. Prior to having her son, Everett, Kelly and Zac struggled with infertility. Kelly shares how her view of beauty expanded when they found out that Everett has the most common form of dwarfism, Achondroplasia. This journey changed her perspective on beauty and taught her to accept that all people are made in the image of God.

As someone who tends to take things too seriously, my lightbulb moment with Kelly happened towards the end of our interview when she said that experiencing beauty should be fun! Duh! I can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself. I hope ya’ll find our conversation as enjoyable as I did. As mentioned, you can find out how to connect with Kelly in the show notes on www.hunterbeless.com. Be sure to drop by her social media accounts, Crown Beauty Bar or Crown Uptown in Fayetteville to let her know what you learned from our chat today!

Jul 17, 2017
Mentoring with Susie Davis | Ep. 09
01:00:57

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I had the privilege of chatting with Susie Davis. Susie is an author, encourager and mentor. Every day, she wakes up and writes out things in her moleskin journals. And every day, she ends up somewhere on social media with words hoping to encourage us to love God even more. The other thing that she can’t seem to escape is a God-given desire to reach out to the young women around her. She calls them her 'dear daughters' which is also the name of her podcast. Before our interview I didn’t personally know Susie, but she has mentored me from afar via her podcast. I’ve had some incredible chats with other mentors and friends on the show, but this one tops the chart as my favorite conversation to date!

Susie’s quote, “The difference between reality and expectation is misery,” is something I will be thinking about for awhile. I hope you guys have lots of other truth nuggets to pocket after listening to our conversation! As mentioned, you can find out how to connect with Susie Davis on hunterbeless.com. Make sure to let her know what you learned from her today! As always, if you’re enjoying the show, it would be a huge help if you could hop over to iTunes and leave a review. Thanks so much for joining us.

Episode 09 is sponsored by White Pepper Ink, a custom-scripting canvas and wood company founded by Amanda Nicholson. You can find her work on Instagram and Facebook @whitepepperink! To custom order, email Amanda at whitepepperink@gmail.com and if you mention hearing about the shop on the Journeywomen podcast, you will get 10% off a canvas of your choice if you order through the second week of August. 

 

Jul 10, 2017
Grief with Rene Bleakley | Ep. 08
59:05

On today's episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m interviewing René Bleakley, a college mentor from my time at the University of Arkansas, on the topic of grief. René is originally from South Carolina. She married her high school sweetheart, Gage, almost 44 years ago. They live near their son and his family in the Ft Bragg, North Carolina area. René says the best part of her life is the fact that she’s Mimi to three grandsons. She loves gardening, cooking, going to the beach and good coffee. I invited René to be on the show to discuss grieving, as she lost her daughter in a car accident 21 years ago. We talked about her own process of grieving and she answered a lot of questions I had about how to come alongside someone who has experienced a trauma or crisis. Ya’ll, I’m so grateful for this conversation. One of my favorite things that René shared is to feel all the feels until they aren’t there anymore. That really encouraged me to press into grief with my friends who are experiencing hardship.

Thanks so much for listening to the show. All of your feedback has been so encouraging! The most helpful thing you can do is to share the Journeywomen podcast with a friend. Send them over to Instagram to find me @hunterbeless or @journeywomenpodcast. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, and of course, the show notes can be found at www.hunterbeless.com. I cannot wait to be with you all again next Monday!

Jul 03, 2017
Friendship with Elizabeth Seifried | Ep. 07
01:03:44

On today's episode of the Journeywomen podcast I’m chatting with my dearest friend, Elizabeth Seifried. Elizabeth is wife to Grant Seifried and mama to two little boys who are less than one year apart, Everett Brooks and Cooper Scott. For that reason alone, she is my hero. She celebrates the little things in life and loves her people deeply. I jokingly say that Elizabeth started discipling me in the ways of friendship our freshman year of college. I genuinely believe there’s no better person to share with us all how to do friendship well. If you enjoy our conversation today, you should download episode 2 of the Journeywomen podcast so that you can hear from another lifelong friend of ours, Sarah Scott Pape, as she shares on the topic of evangelism. Finally, shout out to Sarah’s brother, Jake Scott of Tossing Copper, for letting me use the tunes you hear in the intro. What can I say, it takes a village.

There are so many things I could say about my chat with Elizabeth, but I think my biggest takeaway was Elizabeth’s encouragement to press into friendship with Jesus. Just like an earthly friend, our relationship with him requires commitment, vulnerability, intentionality, and trust. He is the perfect friend we can all look to as a model for friendship. The best thing is, we have the joy of experiencing that with him today! John tells us that this is eternal life: knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom he has sent. I hope you delight in that today, my friends. Thanks for listening! I’m already looking forward to our time together next week! 

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Jun 26, 2017
Relating to Your Emotions with Amy Waters | Ep. 06
57:50

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!

If you have more questions about today’s show, make sure you check out www.hunterbeless.com for details or find me on IG @hunterbeless or @journeywomenpodcast, on FB @journeywomenpodcast, or via email at journeywomenpodcast@gmail.com.

Jun 19, 2017
Discipleship with Katelyn Sullins | Ep. 05
01:03:05

Today I’m interviewing my friend Katelyn Sullins on the topic of discipleship. Katelyn is a pursuer of delight, cultivating reflections of the God in whom it is found. She lives in Tyler, TX with her husband, Tyler, who is a counselor and her precious dog, River. Katelyn is the current Forge Women’s director at Pine Cove. I’ve watched her make disciples in a variety of contexts and know that we all have a lot to learn from her. This is one of my favorite topics in all the world and I can't wait to share our chat with you today! I get so fired up talking about discipleship and have absolutely experienced what Katelyn was talking about when she said that discipleship is a mutual transformation. I left this conversation inspired to continue pursuing discipleship relationships both as a disciple and disciple maker. If you want to learn more from Katelyn, be sure to follow her on social media at the handles listed in the show notes at www.hunterbeless.com. On another note, ya’ll blew me away with your receptivity to the launch last week! Thank you for submitting reviews and sharing the show with friends. That’s truly the most helpful thing you can do to help the Journeywomen Podcast! I really appreciate it. Looking forward to being with you guys again next Monday! Follow along throughout the week @journeywomenpodcast on Facebook or Instagram.

Jun 12, 2017
Studying the Bible with Amy Ward | Ep. 04
54:40

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! For more info on this particular show be sure to check out the show notes on www.hunterbeless.com. As always, if you enjoy listening please leave a review on iTunes and hop over and connect with me on social media @journeywomenpodcast or @hunterbeless.

Jun 10, 2017
The Joy and Transformation of Suffering with Lauren Zumbrun | Ep. 03
58:14

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! As always, if you enjoy listening please leave a review on iTunes and make sure to connect with me on social media @journeywomenpodcast or @hunterbeless.

Jun 10, 2017
Sharing the Gospel with Sarah Pape | Ep. 02
01:01:09

In this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, Sarah Pape, a writer and photographer from Dallas, TX, talks about sharing the Gospel in the context of real life. We discuss cultivating the discipline of evangelism, preaching the Gospel first to ourselves, praying for opportunities to share our faith, and strategies for navigating what can sometimes be viewed as an awkward conversation. Sarah said that just as much as you preach the Gospel to non-believers, we need to preach it to ourselves, first of all, and to our spouses and to friends. When the Gospel becomes part of our daily thinking and conversations, it’s natural for it to spill over into our conversations with others. I know you'll be challenged and encouraged to share about your own relationship with Jesus with friends and family as you listen. For more info on this particular show be sure to check out the show notes on www.hunterbeless.com. As always, if you enjoy listening please leave a review on iTunes and hop over and connect with me on social media @journeywomenpodcast or @hunterbeless.

Jun 10, 2017
Forgiveness with Carrie Langemeier | Ep. 01
01:01:12

In this episode of the Journeywomen podcast, Carrie Langemeier, a lover of truth, teacher of God’s word, and encourager of women is chatting with your host, Hunter Beless, about forgiveness. Carrie is the best friend, helpmate and wife of Craig Langemeier, the chief ministry officer at Pine Cove Christian Camps. She’s also the mother of five beautiful children, a master decorator, and the author of an upcoming parenting book. On this episode Carrie shares about her own journey to forgive her father. She talks about her experiences counseling many women struggling with unforgiveness, and even gives us some tidbits about how to encourage our kiddos to forgive one another when they’ve been wronged. For more info on this particular show be sure to check out the show notes on www.hunterbeless.com. As always, if you enjoy listening please leave a review on iTunes and hop over and connect with me on social media @journeywomenpodcast or @hunterbeless.

Jun 10, 2017
Intro to Journeywomen | Ep. 00
03:55

Welcome to the very first episode! On this episode, Hunter Beless will introduce herself as the host of the podcast while explaining a little more of her heart behind the show. The Journeywomen Podcast exists to equip and encourage Christian women to gracefully navigate the seasons and challenges they face on their journeys to glorify God. A journeywoman is asking things like, “How can I glorify God through opening my home? How can I glorify God by memorizing scripture? How can I glorify God using my gifts, like teaching, writing, or serving? How can I glorify God in my season of waiting, singleness, transition, depression, etc?” Each episode, Hunter will introduce you to Christian leaders who have pointed her to Jesus on her own spiritual journey. Their conversations will offer solidarity and camaraderie, as well as encouragement from mentors who can offer the wisdom of years and experience. If we’re doing this right, Journeywomen will be a place to equip and encourage Christian women to practice disciplines today to develop into the kind of women we want to be in 20-30 years. For more info on this particular show be sure to check out the show notes on www.hunterbeless.com. As always, if you enjoy listening please leave a review on iTunes and hop over and connect with me on social media @journeywomenpodcast or @hunterbeless.

Jun 10, 2017