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Deborah - Week 6: Stay in the Battle

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Laura Booz: Some of my most discouraging moments in life have occurred about fifteen minutes before giving birth to each one of my babies. There’s just something about that point in labor when I just want to give up!

My voice quivers and my eyes close and I say, “I can’t go on!” My midwife says it’s helpful at that time to hold up a baby onesie or a blanket and remember why I’m enduring this pain. But there’s nothing quite like my husband stepping up to my side and saying, “You can do this! You’ve come so far, and you don’t have long to go ’til you will see our baby face to face!”

Sure enough (and sooner than I imagined), I’m holding that precious child in my arms, grateful to have made it to the other side.

Hi, I’m Laura Booz. Welcome to the Women of the Bible podcast. Sometimes, following God’s call on your life can feel like that discouraging moment in labor. We all know what it’s like to want to give up!

In this season of the Women of the Bible, my friend Erin Davis is leading us in a study about Deborah, whose story reminds us that even in moments of discouragement, God is there for us, strengthening us and seeing us through to the other side. C’mon, let’s open our Bibles to the book of Judges and join Erin now.

Erin Davis: Okay, I’m going to start with a big question, and it’s this: What makes your courage falter? What makes you get weak in the knees or say, “I want to give up!” What is that for you, Laura?

Laura: A cranky toddler! (laughter) The first thing in the morning, I get up, and there’s that cranky toddler; I just want to crawl right back into my bed!

Erin: It makes you want to quit your day before it’s started! 

Laura: Yes it does! But I just gather them in my arms, kiss them up—they’re stinky and everything. But after a while, it warms my heart.

Erin: What about you, Staci?

Staci Rudolph: I’ve got to say spiders! I see one, and you would just think I’m going to pass out!

Erin: You’re terrified!

Staci: I don’t know what to do! My knees shake. It could be the smallest spider in the world, and I’m like, “I can’t do it!” 

Erin: Well, they are creepy.

Staci: Too many legs! It’s not natural! 

Erin: Yes, I totally agree! Well, I was going to say “criticism.”

Staci: Oh, you’re getting deep . . . that kind. 

Erin: Yes. I’m going deep. I don’t like spiders, and I don’t like cranky, stinky toddlers like Laura mentioned, but criticism cuts me off at the knees pretty easily. It can be helpful criticism; sometimes it’s not.

It almost instantly makes me question what I am doing and what I should be doing, and it’s like a pin that pops a balloon in my courage, over and over. 

Laura: I totally get that. That’s happened to me. Another one for me is exhaustion. When I’m physically tired, everything seems like a mountain, and I feel like I just can’t face it!

Erin: We don’t feel brave when we’re tired.

Staci: I think mine is reminiscing, thinking of the past. I don’t realize how much time I spend [being] just like, “Oh, I shouldn’t have done that,” or “I shouldn’t have done this,” or “How’s that going to work out now that I did this?” Just always looking behind me instead of ahead of me and what God is going to do.

So that discourages me a little bit, that I spend so much time on what has been.

Erin: It’s part of your brain when you’re looking in the rearview mirror, right?

Welcome back to the Women of the Bible podcast! You should need no introduction at this point. This is the last episode—unbelievably!—of the Deborah season. But let’s introduce ourselves, anyway. Staci, tell us your name. Tell us where you’re from. (I don’t think we’ve talked about that.) 

Staci: I’m Staci Rudolph. I’m actually from Southfield, Michigan, right outside of Detroit. 

Erin: Nice! Laura . . .

Laura: My name is Laura Booz, and I grew up outside of Philadelphia in the suburbs, and then in grad school I moved out to State College, Pennsylvania.

Erin: I’m Erin Davis, and I’m from Missouri; I live out on a little farm there. I’m in the same little town where I grew up. It hasn’t changed in the four decades I’ve been alive, not much! So . . . it’s a good little place on the map.

Well, we’re not here to talk about maps, thankfully, because I’m not great at geography! We’re here to talk about Deborah. Actually, we’re here to talk about God and what He does through the life of Deborah.

If you’re just catching up with us, you might not know exactly what we’re talking about, but I thought we’d just let Deborah and Barak do the recap for this episode—let them tell the story in their own words.

So, let’s head to the book of Judges, which is where Deborah and Barak’s story is written down. We’re not going to read all of Judges 5. I want the women who are listening and watching to actually open the Bible for themselves and read these passages rather than just listening to us talk about them.

Let’s read some of it. Laura, would you read for us Judges 5:19–27. And before you do, give a little backdrop. This is a victory song that we’re going to read. Why were they singing a victory song?

Laura: Because the Lord had just routed the enemy—this intimidating, mountain-sized enemy of nine-hundred chariots of iron and horses! An enemy that had oppressed them for twenty years! You start to get in your head that it’s never going to happen, but the Lord had just gained the victory for them. So Deborah and Barak are singing together!

Erin: They’re singing a victory song, a little duet action, right. Alright, so read us the passage.

Laura:

The kings came, they fought; then fought the kings of Canaan, at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo; they got no spoils of silver. From heaven the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera. The torrent Kishon swept them away, the ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. March on, my soul, with might!

Then loud beat the horses' hoofs with the galloping, galloping of his steeds. "Curse Meroz," says the angel of the Lord, "curse its inhabitants thoroughly, because they did not come to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty."

Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, of tent-dwelling women most blessed. He asked for water and she gave him milk; she brought him curds in a noble's bowl. She sent her hand to the tent peg and her right hand to the workmen's mallet; she struck Sisera; she crushed his head; she shattered and pierced his temple.

Between her feet he sank, he fell, he lay still; between her feet he sank, he fell; where he sank, there he fell—dead.

Erin: There you go, that’s good. They go on to sing about Sisera’s widow. They’re just singing this song . . . it’s very poetic!

Laura: Encore! 

Erin: Encore! I want to hear another refrain!

Staci: I think it’s really interesting how in verse 27 she just says it over and over: “. . .he collapsed, he fell, he lay dead; he lay dead, he collapsed.” (from CSB) That’s important. She wants you to know he was finished. God took care of him!

Laura: It’s over!

Erin: Yes, and don’t all the good songs repeat? It’s like, “Get it? Get it? Get it? Hear it?” And that’s what we hear in this victory song. I want to read us the final stanza of this victory song, Judges 5:31:

So may all your enemies perish, O Lord! But your friends be like the sun as he rises in his might.

That’s the end of their song, but the chapter ends with, “And the land had rest for forty years.”

So the story of Deborah really ends on a high note, right? The enemy is slain; the people are singing! There are forty years of peace, which, if you’ve been following along with the whole story, is significant. Because how long were they oppressed?

Staci: Twenty years.

Erin: So they get double the amount of peace that they had of oppression. They didn’t earn it, but doesn’t that show God’s grace, giving them double the peace?

Laura: Yes, His fingerprints are all over that!

Erin: Let’s use our imaginations again; nothing that I’m going to ask next is overt for us in the text, we just have to think about our own human experience.

Using your imagination, after this tremendous victory, do you think that Deborah experienced personal discouragement? Staci?

Staci: Yes, I think that’s just our nature. Even when God does amazing things, we recognize it, but there’s always that little bit that kind of slips back in, where the flesh kind of comes up, and you do get a little discouraged, in spite of remembering what He just did.

Erin: Right, I think so, too. What do you think, Laura?

Laura: Hmm, this song must come out of such glee and happiness. Because of knowing discouragement and knowing that all along, longing for the Lord to do something on behalf of His people . . . She’s been sitting under that tree making these judgments. 

And so this song, I think, is evidence of like this rejoicing after a very long period of discouragement. And surely, as Staci said, that discouragement would come again . . . and she’d turn back to the Lord again.

Erin: Yes, we’ve talked about the “4-D Cycle” in this season, which is: disobedience, discipline, distress, and then deliverance. But you’ve got to think that discouragement is somewhere in there, because discouragement is a cycle . . . surely not just for me.

I do face discouragement chronically, but I think as human beings we face discouragement. And sometimes, it’s after a great victory given by the Lord that we can just crash so hard into discouragement! 

Can you think of a time where you’ve experienced that phenomenon, where the Lord has given the victory, and within the next breath you’re facing discouragement?

Staci: I’ve noticed it; I think we see it a lot in ministry. You do something really big for the Lord. He does a great work through you; a lot of fruit happens. And the night of, you’re just attacked. You feel like, “Oh, my goodness!” You start picking apart what you did: “Was this right? Was this?”

And it really is, I believe, truly from the enemy, because you have just been such a vessel for the Lord; you have just done such great things. And it’s so easy to let the enemy kind of come in and mess with you a little bit. 

Erin: Yes, I’ve experienced that many, many times.

Laura: Hearing you say that reminds me . . . I think they used this great tool by singing a song of praise to the Lord after a victory. Because it does keep you from that post-victory spin. Instead, it points all the glory to the Lord.

In fact, in Judges 5:2, the song starts off with, “That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord!”

I thought, Wow! Why not, after every women’s ministry event where things go well—the volunteers showed up, the leaders took the lead, the Lord was glorified, fellowship was rich and sweet. This is the verse and song I want to come back to . . .

Erin: . . . to sing . . . 

Laura: . . . to say, “Oh, Lord!” instead of being, “Ah, why didn’t we do this?” and “I probably let that person down!” Uh, who cares!? Let’s sing the praises of the Lord and get our eyes on Him!

Erin: Yes! Right. Worshipping the Lord is a tool in the life of the believer! For me, personally, I’ve been facing an ongoing long struggle with a family member with poor health. It’s so discouraging. The Lord can do whatever He wants, but it looks like, humanly speaking, she’s just going to get worse and worse and then she’s going to be gone!

And when I just feel like, “I can't do this anymore!” I turn on praise music. For a while I would turn on a podcast to try and think of something differently, or I would just go to a task. There’s nothing wrong with those things, but they didn’t lift my soul out of the pit like some worship, some singing, in my kitchen.

Singing really does work as an antidote to discouragement. It has been in my life, so I love that you point out that pattern!

Staci: I think it’s so cool, too, because it is such a battle for your mind, whatever you’re focusing on. So the fact that we do have worship to just play and just fill our minds, so we’re not up here just spinning around and focusing on our own thoughts. God knows how He made us and that we do need something to focus on, and it should be Him! So let it play!

Erin: Yes, and when we look throughout Scripture, God’s people sing . . . a lot!

Laura: A lot! Right!

Erin: Sometimes we relegate that to fifteen minutes on Sunday morning, but here they’re singing on the battlefield! And that’s not unique to them, so maybe they were proactively pushing back against discouragement; I don’t know.

But if we’re going to be like Deborah (and after this study I’m like, “I want to be like Deborah. I want my own palm tree, and I want to be a woman of valor. I want to be a nurturer) . . . We’ve identified her as, “I want to be a helper. I want to be a responder.” And then my house wakes up! You know? Time to wake up!

I feel that way every morning. And then, the people in my life, they’re awake! And this gets ha-a-rd! So, we’re not going to tie up this episode of this series in a tidy bow. We’re going to wrestle with, “What does it take for us to continue fighting for truth? What does it take for us to continue fighting for righteousness? What does it take for us to continue fighting for personal holiness, which is a battle? What does it take to continue living by God’s design in the face of discouragement?”

I feel like among the people of God there seems to be a growing sense of discouragement. Do you feel that at all, Laura?

Laura: Yes, both and. I hear it a lot, more. But when I really sit back and look at the Christians that I know and what I see happening, I see a lot of growth. I see a lot of hope. I see a lot of people reaching out and relationships being built and churches going deeper. I really do see God at work!

Erin: So do you think we feel personal discouragement, or do you think maybe there’s just a contingent talking about our discouragement?

Laura: I think we talk about discouragement more than we talk about the . . . sometimes it’s hard to put it into words what the Lord is up to. But that’s okay, because He’ll keep going!

Erin: One of the character traits I admire about Deborah that we’ll add to our list is, she’s a woman of valor. She’s a woman of strength; she’s a nurturer; she’s a giver; she’s soft; she’s steadfast! She did not quit! She went to an actual battle! It wasn’t an emotional battle, it wasn’t a cultural battle, it was people fighting each other.

Laura: . . . on the underdog side!

Erin: And she didn’t decide, although I think she could have said, “I going to go back home! I’m going to play it safe!” Where she lived was actually geographically removed from the battle, but she was steadfast. She stayed and saw it through.

“Steadfast” is a word I would love for people to use to describe me! It’s a biblical word. So, let’s head to the book of James. Staci, I know you love the book of James.

Staci: I do!

Erin: Were just talking about how James is hard to find. It’s a little guy, so ignore some page turning as we get there. 

Laura: I know if I spot Hebrews I’m close.

Erin: You’re close, that’s right! Staci, could you read us James chapter 1, verses 2–4?

Staci: Yes.

Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. (CSB)

Erin: So your version says “endurance” several times. My version [ESV] says “steadfast.” Let me read it:

Count it all joy, my brothers [I’m not a big fan of that phrase; I understand it, but man that’s a tough truth!] when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness [or “endurance,” as you said]. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Staci, I’m not a runner, I’m a fighter! And I don’t necessarily fight the thing I need to fight. I’ll just fight everything else!

Staci: Anything in your way.

Erin: You know, like, “This is tough! Let’s fight!” Like those rams on National Geographic, that they just bat heads. That’s me! “Let’s go!” And that’s not any more righteous than fleeing from it. Deborah could have turned on her own men, there could have been friendly fire, and she could have just been combative.

Staci: You make a good point, because I always think: When we stay in steadfastness, it’s just good enough to stay. And if you’re going to stay and fight against the Lord, that’s not good!

Erin: Right! Or fight against what the Lord has for you, or fight against God’s people. I don’t think that’s in the spirit of what James is encouraging us. The Lord is helping me to be a lamb, not a ram.

But I feel like we don’t just need a revolution of women willing to live for Jesus. We need a revolution of women willing to keep living for Jesus. They don’t just burn hot and then peter out. We don’t just have a lot of zeal and then get squashed by the world and then have no zeal and just tread water for the rest of our years.

Staci: We don’t just do it when it’s comfortable for us.

Erin: Right. We stay in it. We don’t just decide as a new believer, “I’m going to fight for the Lord. I’m going to fight for the gospel. I’m going to fight for God’s truth” and then get caught up in other priorities. This steadfastness is a character trait that I think is so important!

Laura, I feel like you know a lot of wise and wonderful women. Can you think of one who’s steadfast? I think it’s hard for us to even picture what a steadfast woman of God is like. What is she like? Can you think of one?

Laura: Yes, I think of one right off the bat. She has battled colon cancer several times. She lost her son to colon cancer when he was just in his twenties. She will not stop serving the Lord. She does not stop walking Jesus!

She’s in the hospital; she pops right back out, and she’s still at it! She’s in her seventies, approaching eighty. Just the other night at our small group she was talking about how she was noticing she was getting discouraged from the news. It was really getting her down.

And she said, “So, I had to get on the treadmill. I had to start walking. I had to put worship music on, and I had to renew my mind.”

I know she loves Jesus. I know He is the wellspring of her life. I know it’s not just for principle or, “I’ve just got to keep going because of grit.” But it’s really out of a relationship. She is just considering Him when she is moving forward.

Staci: And just hearing you say that makes me think of how so many of us have a transactional view of God. “If You do this, then I’ll do this . . .”

Erin: “. . . but if You don’t do this . . .”

Staci: “. . . then I’m not doing this . . .” Just, to hear you, Laura, talk about her, saying, “In spite of everything . . .” I mean, colon cancer and all of that. There are some people who would say, “No, God. Obviously, You’re not for me, because You did this.” And it’s just not the way that God is. It’s not how we should be towards God.

Erin: When I think of steadfast women of valor, I think of my friend Tippy. Like your friend, she’s in her late seventies, and she refuses to retire. She doesn’t think that’s what the Lord has for her. In fact, last year she went to the Middle East to minister to missionaries, and she’s in her late seventies!

She still serves in the nursery at our church. She has served in the nursery at our church for decades! Where a lot of people, I think, would say, “Ah, I did my time. I paid my dues.” Not her! And it’s because of the Lord’s work in her.

It’s not just because she’s a doer, it’s not just because she wants to be involved in a lot of things. But she just is steadfast, and she will be steadfast until the Lord calls her home. I watch her, and want to be like her so desperately!

Laura: Can I share with you girls something I read in my devotions this morning? So, I was reading Mark 1, because I just needed to spend time with Jesus. I was like, “Well, I’m just going to start reading about you, Jesus!”

You know what popped out to me? When He healed Peter’s mother-in-law, she popped up and began to serve them. (see Matthew 8:14–15) Her new lease on life! Like, “You’ve got a second chance! What’s it going to be? What’s your new perspective? What’s compatible with this whole understanding of life again?” Getting back to serving! I just love that! I think it goes along with what you were just saying.

Erin: I think Deborah probably went back to the palm tree. 

Staci: And continued the work God was calling her to do.

Erin: Right, she was still a judge; she was still a prophetess. We don’t know that [she went back to the palm tree] from the text, but that’s my assumption based on what I see of her character. She continued to do what the Lord called her to do.

Well, let’s read one more passage from James. Staci, can you read us James chapter 1, verse 12?

Staci: Yes.

Blessed is the one who endures trials, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (CSB)

Erin: It’s not like, “Blessed are those who endure when life is easy. Blessed is he who endures the smooth path.” You’re blessed when you endure the trial, and then you receive the crown of life. So first we battle, then we rest. I’m always wanting to rest . . . and then rest!

Staci: No battle!

Erin: No battle, I don’t want the battle! But the pattern here is that first we battle, and then we rest, and Deborah inspires me because she actually went to the fight, and she wasn’t faint of heart. 

So Deborah and Barak fought a physical enemy. There was an army; they had chariots; there was a general. I haven’t ever fought a physical enemy; I haven’t been in that kind of battle. But I fight a spiritual battle; Scripture makes that clear.

In Ephesians, the Bible tells us that our enemy “. . . is not . . . flesh and blood, but against the rulers . . .” the principalities of the dark realm. (see Eph. 6:12) So what does that battle look like? What does it look like when Satan, our enemy, is opposing us?

Staci: For me, I think it looks really emotional. I think he knows my bent to let my emotions and feelings kind of lead me. So when I am doing something for the Lord, I am walking in the will of God and I get a lot of discouragement . . . It may be somebody says something . . . and they didn’t even mean it a certain way. But the way I took it and interpreted it was directly something that’s going to kind of hold me back and discourage me from continuing in the walk where God has called me.

Erin: Hmm, yes. I think it can look cultural. We should not expect the culture to welcome us as children of God. It can feel like we’re up against an army . . . and in some ways we are. I think that’s what enemy-fueled opposition can look like. Does anything come to mind for you, Laura?

Laura: I’m just thinking of my closest relationships, you know? My marriage and the spiritual battle both my husband and I have to wage war in order to stay together, in order to keep loving one another. And the spiritual battle I have to fight on behalf of my children, who come into this world with a very real enemy!

They have no idea who he is or how to fight or who their Savior is. And it’s my job to tell them and to pray on their behalf and to train them in battle. We went to Jamestown in Virginia. I can’t remember [the name of] the tribe of Native American Indians who lived in Jamestown, but what I learned there was that the mothers would train their sons with the bow and the arrow because the fathers would be out, hunting or fighting. So they didn’t have time to train their boys, and so it was the mother’s job. She had to be just as good with a bow and an arrow to train her son to then be able to go out and hunt and fight.

Erin: Man, I’m glad that’s not the case anymore! I’d struggle!

Laura: Yeah. But I think about it in the spiritual realm. I think about it when I’m home training my children for the spiritual battle that they have to enter and wage.

Erin: Yes, and they will have to fight it.

Staci: I think the enemy is crafty, too. It doesn’t even have to be a big roadblock. He knows if he can do just enough little things to kind of get you off of it, he does it. It may be something financial, it may be something at work. But if they all start to pile up, you’re like, “Wait a minute! Am I really supposed to be doing what God has called me to do?”

Erin: I would say our enemy is crafty, but he’s not creative, because he’s been using the same old methodology. We can see some of it in Sisera. He used bondage. Doesn’t Satan put us in chains? Sisera used intimidation. Doesn’t Satan try to convince us that we don’t have what it takes to stand for the Lord?

So in some ways, this battle that Deborah fought feels so familiar to me. She had a lot of opportunities to quit, I think. But she didn’t. We see in the passages that she saw the battle all the way through.

So as we’re ending this last episode looking at Deborah, what does Deborah inspire in you?

Staci: She inspires me to be steadfast, to stay in the battle. I love this song because it points out where everyone was in the battle. So I’m like, “What am I going to do? Am I going to be in the sheep’s pen, am I going to be at the harbor, or am I going to be in the battle?”

Erin: Looking out the window?

Staci: Yeah, you know, peeking out, “Are they done yet?” Or am I going to go out and fight? What will that cause me to do?

Laura: I love that opening of knowing they were in twenty years of oppression, knowing that they were in that cycle. But Deborah seems to be standing apart from that cycle of disobedience and desperation. 

She seems to be like God’s messenger, being faithful to speak His Word to His people and to help them remember and help them live according to it. That’s inspiring to me!

Erin: Isn’t it nice to know that we do have that option? We don’t have to be sucked into the vortex of the 4-D Cycle. What Deborah’s story reminds me is that God is with me in the battle. You know, it was God’s battle; it was God’s victory. And God is with me in the fight against my flesh, which is a battle!

He’s with me in the fight against the culture that doesn’t recognize Him. He’s with me in my fight to understand my identity according to His Word. He’s with me in the battle, and that’s really what Deborah and Barak sang as they sang that victory song in Judges 5.

And so as we end this season of the Women of the Bible podcast, I thought we’d just end it with our own victory song! (We don’t have to sing it; we’re going to read it!) It comes from Psalm 24, and let’s just read it in stanzas. It’s just ten verses.

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

Staci:

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not appealed to what is false and who has not sworn deceitfully. (vv. 3–6 CSB)

He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who inquire of him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

Laura:

Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle! (vv. 7–10 ESV)

Today we’ve been exploring things that may make your courage falter. And more importantly, we’ve seen how our courage can be bolstered by leaning on the Lord! The life of Deborah shows us how to courageously follow God’s lead.

I hope you’ll get to know Deborah better by getting a copy of the Bible study Deborah: Becoming a Woman of Influence. It’s the study we’ve been following in this season of Women of the Bible. To get a copy visit ReviveOurHearts.com/Deborah. 

You’ll also find videos of all the discussions in this session, a perfect tool to use if you turn this study into a small group study. Again, you’ll find all these resources at ReviveOurHearts.com/Deborah.

It’s the final episode of the Deborah season, but you can hear all the past seasons of this podcast. You’ll learn about Elisabeth, Ruth, Abigail, and more.

Just visit ReviveOurHearts.com or subscribe to Women of the Bible with Erin Davis on your preferred podcast app. Women of the Bible is a production of Revive Our Hearts, calling women to freedom, fullness and fruitfulness in Christ.

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Erin: I’ve known Laura Booz for a long time, and so I expected her podcast to be something I enjoyed listening to. What I did not expect was to be driving down the highway listening to Expect Something Beautiful and having to pull over because I was crying so hard!

Laura (from Expect Something Beautiful podcast): So I stood there and I placed my hand on my womb. I knew she had already gone, but I still had to let her go. I looked down at my round belly and I did the last thing I wanted to do. I said, “You can go now.”

Erin: It touched my heart in a way that I didn’t expect, but I delighted in, and it is a podcast every woman needs to subscribe to. Subscribe to Expect Something Beautifulon your favorite podcast app.

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About the Panelists

Laura Booz

Laura Booz

Laura Booz is the author of Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God's Good Gifts in Motherhood and the host of the Expect Something Beautiful podcast with Revive Our Hearts. She'll cheer you on, share practical ideas, and point out the beautiful ways God is working in your life. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan, and their six children. Meet her at LauraBooz.com.

Staci Rudolph

Staci Rudolph

Staci Rudolph is a lead teacher for True Girl. From co-hosting online Bible studies like "Habakkuk: Walking By Faith Through Difficult Days" to facilitating biblical discussion of teen topics on the True You videocast, Staci is passionate about encouraging tweens, teens, and women of all ages to walk in God’s Truth.

About the Host

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: 7 Feasts, Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

Women of the Bible