Wycliffe Women of the Word Podcast
Episode 6: Amber and Lindsay

Episode 6: Amber and Lindsay

April 30, 2020

Please note this episode contains conversation about pregnancy loss that may be difficult for some listeners.

Beth introduces us to two of the women in her personal community, Amber and Lindsay, each of whom has a child with special needs. They talk about clinging to the truth of God’s Word, seeking the Lord’s leading instead of the approval of others and having the courage to live out of your brokenness as it’s is being made whole. You also get to meet Catie, Beth’s 9-year-old daughter!

Recommendations from this episode:

  • “A Blossom in the Desert: Reflections of Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter” on Amazon
  • Steffany Gretzinger’s music including Blackout from Bethel Music 
  • “It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered” on Amazon 
  • A Heart For All Students is Lindsay’s consultant business where she coaches homeschoolers and parents of kids with special needs. Learn more at aheartforallstudents.com

Shameless Plug: “A Call to Community” is a 7-day devotional from Wycliffe Bible Translators USA highlighting the stories and impact of people in the Bible who embraced their cross-cultural community, even when they were in danger or enslaved. Discover your purpose in God’s global family and download your free devotional today!

This episode brought to you from the blanket fort recording studio in Beth's living room!

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Episode 5: Leslie Leyland Fields

Episode 5: Leslie Leyland Fields

April 30, 2020

As an author, editor, and commercial fisherwoman in Alaska, Leslie Leyland Fields has a unique story to tell, but it took the Holy Spirit’s prompting for her to get up the courage to write it. In this episode she talks with Jenn and Beth about the power of sharing your story with others, naming your struggles and fears and telling your truth no matter how messy it is.

Beth’s “Soul Bacon” recommendation:

  • Music from Christy Nockels including albums ‘Thrill of Hope” (Christmas year-round!) and “Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved)

To learn more about Leslie, check out her memoir, “Surviving the Island of Grace: Life on the Wild Edge of America” and her newest book, “Your Story Matters: Finding, Writing, and Living the Truth of Your Life” at leslieleylandfields.com

Shameless Plug: “God in Full View” is Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s interactive travel journal that explores 10 countries around the world. The free PDF features stunning photography, stories about people we’ve met in our travels in Bible translation, cultural recipes, greeting cards and other hidden treasures. Check it out today!

Episode 4: Kelly Chesnut

Episode 4: Kelly Chesnut

April 30, 2020

Kelly Chesnut, creator of Wycliffe Women of the Word, talks with Jenn and Beth about “keeping it real” — resisting the urge to hide our brokenness from God and from each other —  and all the challenges and rewards that come with vulnerable relationships in the body of Christ.

Jenn and Beth’s “Soul Bacon” book recommendations:

  • “White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to be White” on Amazon
  • “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” on Amazon 
  • “Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship” on Amazon 

Wycliffe Women of the Word is a treasure trove of devotionals and stories created to encourage women in their unique roles in God’s kingdom. Learn more at wycliffe.org/women

Shameless Plug: “A Call to Community” is a 7-day devotional from Wycliffe Bible Translators USA highlighting the stories and impact of people in the Bible who embraced their cross-cultural community, even when they were in danger or enslaved. Discover your purpose in God’s global family and download your free devotional today!

Episode 3: Lyn Wake

Episode 3: Lyn Wake

April 30, 2020

Please note this episode contains conversations about the loss of a child and cancer that may be difficult for some listeners.

Lyn Wake is a missionary with Wycliffe Australia in the ministry of Bible translation. She shares her family’s story of loss and grief at the passing of their teenage daughter, Bethany, and how God is teaching her the beauty of being present with others in their suffering. 

Lyn recommends:

Shameless Plug: “A Call to Community” is a 7-day devotional from Wycliffe Bible Translators USA highlighting the stories and impact of people in the Bible who embraced their cross-cultural community, even when they were in danger or enslaved. Discover your purpose in God’s global family and download your free devotional today!

Episode 2: Ellie Holcomb

Episode 2: Ellie Holcomb

April 30, 2020

Jenn and Beth talk with singer, songwriter and author Ellie Holcomb about fighting loneliness by prioritizing community even when we can’t meet face-to-face, the power of being fully known by others (even when it’s messy), and how God shows up in the hard, vulnerable conversations.

Our conversation with Ellie Holcomb was recorded in January 2020. Her new children’s book, “Don’t Forget to Remember” and accompanying album, “Sing Remembering Songs,” celebrate creation’s reminders of God’s love for us. Learn more about Ellie and check out all her albums and books at ellieholcomb.com.

Ellie recommends:

  • “Every Moment Holy” by Douglas Kaine McKelvey on Amazon
  • Brene Brown’s research on shame, trust and collective vulnerability 

Shameless Plug: “God in Full View” is Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s interactive travel journal that explores 10 countries around the world. The free PDF features stunning photography, stories about people we’ve met in our travels in Bible translation, cultural recipes, greeting cards and other hidden treasures. Check it out today!

Episode 1: Laura Story

Episode 1: Laura Story

April 30, 2020

Jenn and Beth talk with singer, songwriter and author Laura Story about both the sweetness and the struggle of God shaking up the plans you thought you had for your life. Laura talks about what it looks like to trust God when he doesn’t operate the way we think he should and the significance of community in hard seasons.

Laura recommends:

  • “Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?” on Amazon
  • Perimeter Church online and in Atlanta, GA

Learn more about Laura Story and check out her new book, DVD, and study guide called “I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life” at https://laurastorymusic.com/

Shameless Plug: “God in Full View” is Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s interactive travel journal that explores 10 countries around the world. The free PDF features stunning photography, stories about people we’ve met in our travels in Bible translation, cultural recipes, greeting cards and other hidden treasures. Check it out today!

Season 1 Trailer

Season 1 Trailer

April 4, 2020

Meet hosts Jenn and Beth, and learn about what's in store for Season 1 as they chat with guests about the roles of community and Scripture in our lives.

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