Erin Davis: Welcome back to the Women of the Bible podcast! I’m Erin Davis, and we’ve been looking at a passage in 1 Samuel 25, trying to understand the life of a woman named Abigail. She is a gem of a woman, a treasure hidden in Scripture. We’ve been walking through the study together, Abigail: Living with the Difficult People in Your Life.

I’ve been gathered with friends. We have something good to drink; we have our Bibles open; we have our copy of the study. I hope that you have something good to drink, and I hope you have your Bible open and your copy of the study. I hope you’re gathered with some great friends, just like I am, as we’re looking at this woman who models for us how to deal with difficult people in ways that honor the Lord and show grace.

I want to introduce you to some friends of mine. You’ve already heard their voices on this podcast, but I’ll let them tell you a little bit more about themselves. First, we have my friend Joy.

Joy McClain: Thank you; it’s good to be here. I’m Joy McClain, and I live just down the road, three hours away, and have been married to my beloved for thirty-four years. I have four kids, six grandkids.

Erin: Four kids, six grandkids! That’s amazing! I’ve said I want to skip parenting and go right to grandparenting.

Joy: Amen!

Erin: That seems like a really good gig.

Joy: …