Wycliffe Women of the Word Podcast
Season 2, Episode 9: Vaneetha Risner

Season 2, Episode 9: Vaneetha Risner

July 30, 2021

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

Vaneetha Risner has endured a lot of hardship throughout her life. But the truth she keeps returning to is God’s goodness.

In the season finale of the Wycliffe Women of the Word podcast, Beth and Jenn sit down with Vaneetha and discuss her story, how suffering can be a gift and why it’s important for each of us to meet our loved ones in their struggle.

You can read more about Vaneetha’s life in her book, “Walking Through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption.”

Recommendations from the episode:

Ad: Wycliffe USA’s 7-day devotional, “Searching for Significance” explores different parts of God’s perfect plan for your life, and how he ultimately wants you to find purpose and significance through bringing him glory. Get the devotional today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women.

Season 2, Episode 8: Ginny Owens

Season 2, Episode 8: Ginny Owens

July 16, 2021

Ginny Owens is a singer and songwriter, speaker and author of the book “Singing in the Dark: Finding Hope in the Songs of Scripture.” Beth and Jenn sit down with Ginny to discuss her story, how she coped with isolation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the difference between inner grit and inner strength, the power of Scripture and much more.

Ad: “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. Get it today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women

Season 2, Episode 7: Nona Jones

Season 2, Episode 7: Nona Jones

July 2, 2021

Please note this episode contains conversations about sexual assault and suicide that may be difficult for some listeners.

In this week’s episode of the Wycliffe Women of the Word podcast, Beth and Jenn had the privilege to sit down with author, speaker and pastor Nona Jones. Nona talks about her various current ministries, discusses how her childhood trauma shaped the way she thought about herself and God, and speaks about how to find your identity in Christ.

You can learn more about Nona at https://www.nonajones.com/, including her books “From Social Media to Social Ministry: A Guide to Digital Discipleship” and “Success from the Inside Out: Power to Rise From the Past to a Fulfilling Future.”

Recommendations from the episode:

Ad: “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. Get it today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women

Season 2, Episode 6: Jenny Steinbach

Season 2, Episode 6: Jenny Steinbach

June 18, 2021

Jenny Steinbach, the founder of her.Bible, talks with Beth and Jenn about her journey to faith and her work with Cru and The Jesus Film Project. Jenny also discusses what inspired her to create an audio Bible for women and the significant impact that hearing God’s Word read aloud by women has on hearts and lives.

Recommendations from the episode:

Ad: Wycliffe USA’s fun, free e-book, “6 Sweet Ways to Study Scripture” is a great way to start or deepen your Bible study. Each Bible study method is paired with a flavor of ice cream (as well as learn some ice cream fun facts) to help you savor and crave Scripture. Get it today!

In the interview, Jenny mentioned SIL International. SIL is a primary strategic partner of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. SIL connects with and serves language communities around the world in order to establish and support the research, translation, training and materials they need for sustainable language development.

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women.

Season 2, Episode 5: Lucía Parker

Season 2, Episode 5: Lucía Parker

June 4, 2021

In this Wycliffe Women of the Word episode, Jenn and Beth had the chance to talk to multiple Dove Award and Latin Grammy nominated artist Lucía Parker. They chat about how Lucía became a worship leader, how her childhood in El Salvador impacted her understanding of what it means to be part of the global body of Christ and much more!

Learn more about Lucía and explore her discography: https://luciaparker.com/.  

Ad: Wycliffe USA’s fun, free e-book, “6 Sweet Ways to Study Scripture” is a great way to start or deepen your Bible study. Each Bible study method is paired with a flavor of ice cream (as well as learn some ice cream fun facts) to help you savor and crave Scripture. Get it today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women.

Season 2, Episode 4: Jannah Welcome

Season 2, Episode 4: Jannah Welcome

May 21, 2021

Jenn and Beth sit down with their friend and Wycliffe USA colleague, Jannah Welcome. Jannah shares about her work with Wycliffe, how she came to know Jesus and the way that Scripture can help us heal from trauma.

Recommendations from the episode:

Ad: Wycliffe USA’s 7-day devotional, “Searching for Significance” explores different parts of God’s perfect plan for your life, and how he ultimately wants you to find purpose and significance through bringing him glory. Get the devotional today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women

Season 2, Episode 3: Karen DeGraaf

Season 2, Episode 3: Karen DeGraaf

May 7, 2021

Mental and emotional struggles are prevalent, even among followers of Jesus. That’s why this week on the Wycliffe Women of the Word podcast, Jenn and Beth chatted with Wycliffe USA counselor, Karen DeGraaf. The three women talk about why everyone — even missionaries — needs mental health care. Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and how we can learn to build healthy relationships.

Recommendations from the episode:

Ad: Wycliffe USA’s 7-day devotional, “Searching for Significance” explores different parts of God’s perfect plan for your life, and how he ultimately wants you to find purpose and significance through bringing him glory. Get the devotional today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women.

Season 2, Episode 2: Kristie Anyabwile

Season 2, Episode 2: Kristie Anyabwile

April 23, 2021

Jenn and Beth sit down with Bible teacher, author and speaker Kristie Anyabwile about her life and ministry, how her experience as a black woman in the U.S. shaped her interaction with Scripture and why it’s important for all of us, no matter our backgrounds, to learn from women of color.

Learn more about Kristie at https://kristieanyabwile.com/. You can also check out the book that Kristie edited, “His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God.”

Ad: “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. Get it today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women

Season 2, Episode 1: Gretchen Saffles

Season 2, Episode 1: Gretchen Saffles

April 9, 2021

To kick off season two of the Wycliffe Women of the Word podcast, Jenn and Beth talk with Gretchen Saffles, the founder of Well-Watered Women and author of the new book, “The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith.” 

Gretchen shares her faith journey, and the women discuss the significance that Scripture plays in our lives as women. 

Recommendations from the episode:

Ad: “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. Get it today!

All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA’s mission is to serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women

Season 1, Episode 6: Amber and Lindsay

Season 1, 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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All guest views are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Keep up with Wycliffe Women of the Word through interviews, articles and more at wycliffe.org/women.

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