I listen to a podcast almost daily. I hardly ever wear headphones, which means most of the time I’m listening, my children are also listening. We know that what we fill our minds with each day is what will eventually come out of our mouths. Romans 10:17 tells us this: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” What we listen to has the power to deepen or weaken our faith. That is why it is important that we be discerning about the words and music we listen to, knowing that what we hear will develop into what we believe and how we live.
And if we have children, it is even more important to be mindful about what those little ears hear, as we are shaping their future thoughts and beliefs.
I normally listen to podcasts when I get ready in the morning, when I’m Bible journaling, or doing daily tasks like the dishes or folding laundry. I save my daily reading for when I’m sitting down to nurse the baby or winding down at night. Listening to truth, wisdom, and encouragement is one way I’ve learned to look forward to doing mundane tasks, because I know that at the same time I am filling my heart with words of wisdom. Below are several podcasts that I have loved listening to these past few months and years, and I hope they encourage you to fill your ears with truth!
PODCASTS FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN:
I discovered Jill Briscoe through IF:Gathering this year and found her podcast. I have really enjoyed her teachings!
Jen Wilkin’s Bible study at the Village Church is available for free via podcast. You can walk through an entire book of the Bible with her and find previous podcasts. I’m just starting to go through her Bible study podcasts and highly encourage you to do the same!
MacKenzie is just the sweetest! She is a homeschool mom as well, so some of her podcast reflects that. She brings a lot of guests on her show, which is fun. She’s always so encouraging and motivational.
I highly recommend this podcast even if you don’t consider yourself one who teaches the Bible (although as moms, we all teach!). As a disciple of Jesus Christ, knowing how to study the Word is vital and this podcast will equip you to do so!
If you are a mom, or if you work with young children, this podcast if for you. Laura and Emily keep these podcasts short to fit into a mom’s busy schedule (perfect for doing the dishes!), but they are packed with truth and encouragement!
I would say that this podcast is definitely geared more towards moms but it’s very encouraging and inspiring for anyone! I find that I get a lot of good, practical take aways from this podcast.
The Revive Our Hearts daily podcast is one of my favorites. I’ve listened to Nancy’s teaching for years. This daily podcast is about 25 minutes long and is packed with truth! There have been times I have had to stop what I was doing just to get out my Bible and journal and study along with Nancy.
I don’t listen to this one as frequently as some of the others, but I adore Jami and do find her encouraging and a breath of fresh air. I have been a reader of her blog for years now!
I love Sally Clarkson, I really do. I have all her books and wish I could sit down to have tea with her. This podcast is probably the one that got me into podcasts in the first place. I always walk away feeling encouraged as a homemaker, as a mom, and as a child of God.
I love and appreciate Donna Otto’s wisdom. Her book Finding a Mentor, Being a Mentor is one of my very favorite books on the topics of mentoring and relationships. Donna covers all kinds of topics in her podcast, you will love it! NOTE: This podcast used to be called Homemakers by Choice.
I only recently started listening to Dr. James Dobson, because I enjoy his books, but I have been encouraged through the wisdom that he shares in parenting and marriage.
This podcast is one that is aimed towards moms, as Heidi has a large family. But Heidi brings so much Biblical wisdom and insight into this podcast. I try to listen to as many of her episodes as I can!
I found this last year because I was attracted to the title, and quickly fell in love with it! Christy has a beautiful way with words and teaches powerful truth from Scripture and from example.