Rebecca Carpenter {S3 E8}

Today we welcome guest Rebecca Carpenter to the podcast! Rebecca is a missionary kid turned med student who prays some extra-bold prayers, including "God, I give you permission to work in ways that are beyond my understanding." If you are a student, going through a change, or just really love post-it notes, this is the prayer podcast for you! 

Rebecca wants to live in a world where we are truly able to consider others as more important than ourselves. When she's not studying in medical school, you can find her painting, cooking Pakistani food or enjoying chai and conversation with friends. 

Her favorite Scripture is 2 Timothy 3:14-15, NIV: "But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus."

Connect with Rebecca on Facebook or email rcarpenter.pk@gmail.com.

Podcast Navigation: 

00:00 Getting to Know Rebecca
03:00 Post-It Note Prayers
10:00 God is the Same God Through Change
16:00 The Prayer Life of a Med Student
21:00 The Benefits of Praying Together
23:00 No Answers, But Peace and Joy
30:00 When You Want an "Out"
34:00 Overcoming the Time Barrier
39:00 To the Prayer Newbie
46:00 Prayer Brings the Bible to Life
51:00 Rebecca's Prayer
 

On this episode, Jillian and Rebecca talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Karen Hitchman {S3 E7}

This week, Karen Hitchman joins us on the podcast. Karen wants to live in a world where there is no sticky humidity or freezing cold; where the weather is just right for enjoying long walks with good friends and family and having meaningful conversations that fill the soul. When she is not with her family (husband, Bill, of 34 years; three daughters; one son-in-law and the three most precious grandchildren ever), you can find her working as a tech at Walgreens Pharmacy, preparing pre-school lessons to teach at BSF, playing with her grandchildren or enjoying a cup of coffee. 

Her favorite verse is Exodus 14:14 NIV: "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still."

She'd love for you to check out some of her favorite ministries: Moms in Prayer (MIP) and Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).

On this episode, Karen, Kelly and Jillian talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Hallelujah Mama + Sarah Hu {S3 E6}

This week, we welcome Sarah Hu to the podcast. Before moving to Dayton, Sarah lived in China for six years and got the privilege of witnessing the incredible prayer life of her mother-in-law, "Hallelujah Mama." Today she shares her learnings with all of us, about praying LOUD for the least of these and beginning and ending every interaction with a heartfelt Hallelujah.

Sarah, wants to live in a world where we "share our similarities, celebrate our differences" (a quote from M. Scott Peck). When she's not caring for her two kiddos, you can find her drinking all.the.coffee, cooking authentic Chinese food (the spicier the better), or dreaming about her next travel adventure.

Her favorite Scriptures are Isaiah 40:8, John 3:30 & Romans 10:13-17, NLT. 

Connect with Sarah on Facebook or Instagram @hu_sarah. 

On this episode, Sarah and Jillian talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Jennifer Squire {S3 E5}

Today we welcome back our dear sister and former DWITW team member, Jennifer Squire. In this episode, Jen invites us to get low with her. In cultivating humility and practicing confession, Jen has grown in her understanding of her own desperate need for God. "Prayer reorients us to where we are supposed to be. I'm not God. Who am I to put myself in the position of God?"

Jennifer wants to live in a world where we actively seek Shalom: the absence of conflict and the presence of wholeness. When she's not chasing four small kiddos and attempting to keep them alive you can find her napping. 

Jen's favorite Scripture is 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 (ESV): "Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 

On this episode, Jennifer, Jillian, Mindy and Natalie talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Diana Pimentel {S3 E4}

Today, we welcome our sister and overseas missionary Diana Pimentel to the podcast! As we chat, she reminds us that prayer aligns our hearts with God, and changes our attitude in the process. 

Diana wants to live in a world where we see each other for who we are in Christ and find our value in Him. A world where we celebrate our differences and love as Christ does: a love undeserved, unearned, and unrelenting. (Also, teleportation would be a major plus!)

When she's not chasing after her two adorably active little boys, you can find her serving alongside the love of her life in ministry, digging into the Word with young women in discipleship, praising Jesus through music, or using nursing to build relationships in her community (although let's be honest, she's still chasing after her boys while she's doing these things, too).

Her favorite Scripture is Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV): "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

Connect with Diana via email at d.pimentel@dbmi.org.

On this episode, Diana and Jillian talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Linda Rovito {S3 E3}

This week, we welcome our friend Linda Rovito to the podcast! She shares how prayer is all she has in dry seasons, exposes success as a possible barrier to prayer, and explains what it means to prays expectantly.

Linda wants to live in a world where the floors mop themselves and travel to lush green forests every day. When she’s not counseling, you can find her watching funny videos on YouTube. Every five months, Linda simply has to get out of Ohio, and goes anywhere she can drive to. Her husband describes her travels as a "smorgasbord."

Her favorite Scripture is Philippians 4:11-13 NIV: "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

You can connect with Linda via email at quinciej2@yahoo.com. 

On this episode, Linda and our hosts Jillian and Natalie talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Karen Savage {S3 E2}

"We walk and talk, you and me. We walk and talk."

"Everything is holy unto the Lord. Making soup is holy." 

"I say the darndest things to God."

These are but a few of the gems from the first interview of our season on prayer. Sami and Jillian gather at the table of Karen Savage to discuss how to meet the Lord in the everyday moments of life. Karen's testimony showcases endurance, as she shares about her 18 year journey of prayer for an unbelieving spouse.

Karen wants to live in a world where the fame of Jesus is proclaimed. When she's not studying the Word, you can find her loving life for Jesus, working in her garden, and loving her husband and three boys! Her favorite Scripture is John 15:7-17.

To learn more how the Lord speaks to her through His creation, visit Karen's blog

On this episode, Karen and our hosts talked about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Season 3 Intro: Prayer {S3 E1}

Welcome to Season Three of the Dayton Women in the Word Podcast! This season, we'll be learning all about the practice of prayer. We will be interviewing women from all over the Dayton area about the ins and outs of their prayer lives. Why do we pray in the first place? And how? Does God talk back? Where do we even start? And of course, how does the practice of prayer impact our journey through God's Word?

On this episode, Natalie and Jillian fire up the old Yeti microphone in the deep woods of Western Pennsylvania on their family getaway. When all the babies are in bed, they talk about why the DWITW team chose prayer as this season's focus. They share how God has changed their personal prayer lives and how eager they are to learn all the upcoming guests have to share. Enjoy!

Summer Study, Week 12

Week Twelve! Summer Study is over! Yay God for all He rebuilt, restored, and renewed in us! The final week was dedicated to testifying to God's abundance over the course of the summer. We spent the final half of the lecture time in open sharing, cutting the mic off to provide intimacy for our in person group members. Here we post the first half of the final Thursday night session, where Jillian provides one last sweeping review over the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. We have so enjoyed studying with you, Women in the Word!

Summer Study, Week 11

This is the final week of content for our summer study. Kaitlyn begins this lecture by walking us through where we've been so far and highlighting the themes and major story lines that we've seen in Ezra and Nehemiah. She closes with Nehemiah 12 and 13, sharing that true worship produces great joy, and that the Good News is so good because the bad news is so bad. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Ask the Lord to help you reflect on this summer and thank him for what he has taught you.
READ: Consider re-reading Ezra and Nehemiah.
NEW STUDY TOOL: Reflect. What has the Lord taught you, renewed, stirred up, or convicted in you? How have you grown, been challenged, been amazed? 
CHALLENGE: Come to study next week prepared to share the great things that the Lord has done in and through you as you've studied His Word this summer.

Scripture References:
Zechariah 8:20-23
Nehemiah 12
Psalm 100
Nehemiah 13
Numbers 22-25
Numbers 31
Deuteronomy 23
John 2:13-17
Romans 5:12-19
II Corinthians 3:18

Summer Study, Week 10

This week, we have the privilege of hearing from two of our summer study teachers! First, Kaitlyn teaches through Psalm 126 and Nehemiah 10 and encourages us to trust God and take Him at His Word - He knows the big picture! Then, Sami shows us how Jesus is our ultimate example of valor as she teaches from Nehemiah 11. She also challenges us to surrender our calendars and to-do lists to the Lord - if we're not working in Him, we're working in vain (Psalm 127)!

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after you open the Word
READ: Nehemiah 12-13
NEW STUDY TOOL: Outline the entire book of Nehemiah
CHALLENGE: Listen to/read commentary on Nehemiah
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotation

Scripture References:
Psalm 126
Nehemiah 10-11
Psalm 127
Nehemiah 9:32-38
Ezra 6:21
I Kings 11:1-3
Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 20-25
Numbers 33:51-53
Judges 2:10-15
Ephesians 5:22-33
Leviticus 25:1-5, 20-22
Psalm 24:1
Ephesians 2:4-9
I Corinthians 6:19
Revelation 21:1-8, 22
 

Summer Study, Week 9

Today on the podcast, Jillian reviews the faithfulness of God throughout the timeline of Nehemiah 1-7 before exploring the themes of Nehemiah 8-9. In Nehemiah 8, she reminds us that our "Why" to reading and understanding Scripture is to abide with God. He is our true strength and in his presence there is fullness of joy. Through Nehemiah 9, we saw that Jesus Christ stops our cycle of sin and softens our stiff necks to the gospel. We are sinful. Nevertheless, God is merciful!

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, pray during, and pray after your time in the Word
READ: Nehemiah 10-11; Psalm 126 + Psalm 127
NEW STUDY TOOL/CHALLENGE: Student Pick. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in the tools you have learned throughout your studies this summer!
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotation

Scriptures Referenced:
Nehemiah 8-9
Leviticus 23
Psalm 16:11
Psalm 147:11
Psalm 149:4
Zephaniah 3:17
1 Chronicles 16
John 15:7-11
John 1:14
Revelation 21:3
Exodus 9:16
Ezekiel 36:26-28
Proverbs 29:1
Romans 7:15-25
 

Summer Study, Week 8

In week 8 of our summer study, Kaitlyn walks us through Nehemiah 5-7. We see in these chapters that the fear of the Lord must be the driving force behind our every decision, our every word, and our every action. We also see how Nehemiah, through his fear-of-the-Lord-driven living, points us to the true and greater Nehemiah: Jesus. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, pray during, and pray after your time in the Word
READ: Nehemiah 8-9 **Please note that there is an error in your binder printout: Nehemiah 9 is missing the last 3 verses. Don't miss these when you're studying!**
NEW STUDY TOOL: Paraphrase Nehemiah 9:5b-36
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotation
CHALLENGE: Compare your paraphrase of Nehemiah 9 to your paraphrase of Ezra 10 from week 5

Scriptures Referenced:
Nehemiah 5-7
Leviticus 25:35-42
Proverbs 1:7
Philippians 2:3-8
Revelation 19:6-9
Isaiah 40:28-31
Matthew 10:28
Psalm 27:1-3
Psalm 118:6
Numbers 18:7

Summer Study, Week 7

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This week, Kaitlyn takes us through Nehemiah 3-4. She reminds us that God's providence in all that we do does not remove from us the responsibility to act. We'll see how God's people unite and work to rebuild Jerusalem's wall, how their enemies try to confuse and frustrate their plans, and how Nehemiah and the people respond to this opposition. We learn in tandem how we can arm ourselves today against the attacks of the enemy.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word.
READ: Nehemiah 5-7
NEW STUDY TOOL: Verse Cross Referencing
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotating
CHALLENGE: Scripture Memorization

Scriptures Referenced:
Nehemiah 3-4
Nehemiah 2:17-20
Ezra 4:3
Ezra 1:5
Ezra 7:10
John 10:1-10
Matthew 7:13-14
John 17:11-23
I Corinthians 12:12-27
Jeremiah 17:9
Psalm 119:105
I Corinthians 11:23-26
Ephesians 6:10-18

Summer Study, Week 6

In week 6 of Summer Study, we transitioned from Ezra into Nehemiah. In this week’s podcast, Sami Hudgins reviews the context of Nehemiah and takes us through chapters 1 and 2. In this lesson, Sami encourages us to pursue the kingdom of God with fervor, to pray earnestly and to work diligently with God’s promised counsel.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word. Try praying the Word!
READ: Nehemiah 3-4
NEW STUDY TOOL: Verse Cross Referencing
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotating
CHALLENGE: Prayer Journaling

Scriptures Referenced: 
Nehemiah 1-2
Ezra 4: 7-16
John 11:33
John 11:35
Psalm 139
1 John 1:9
Genesis 12
Exodus 3
Psalm 32:8
Psalm 51

Summer Study, Week 5

During week 5 of summer study, Jillian reviews the events of the book of Ezra, focusing in on chapters 7-10. We learn that God builds within us before He builds through us, that the safest place we can be is God's will, and that sanctification is worthwhile work.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Nehemiah 1-2
NEW STUDY TOOL: Paraphrase Nehemiah's prayer
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotating
CHALLENGE: Read or Listen to Commentary on Ezra

Scriptures Referenced: 
Ezra 7-10
Isaiah 6:8-9
Deuteronomy 12:30-31
Exodus 34:16
Deuteronomy 7:3-10
Nehemiah 10:30
Nehemiah 13:23-27
Zechariah 8:20-23
Matthew 28:19
Colossians 3:11
Romans 6:23
Isaiah 66:2
Job 11:6
Proverbs 9:10
2 Corinthians 6:14
Psalm 103
1 Corinthians 7:12-14
Psalm 38:4
1 John 1:9
 

 

Summer Study, Week 4

In Week 4, Sami Hudgins gives us some background information into the nature and purpose of the Prophetic books in the Bible. What follows is a public reading of Haggai and Zechariah, the two prophets God sent to encourage the Israelites as they rebuilt God's temple.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Ezra 7-10
NEW STUDY TOOL: Outline book of Ezra
CONTINUED TOOLS: repetitive reading and annotating
CHALLENGE: Paraphrase Ezra 10 Confession

Summer Study, Week 3

In this week's podcast, Kaitlyn takes us through Ezra 4-6 and teaches that God requires faithfulness from His people, even when it's hard. She also takes us through Psalm 137, and we get a glimpse into the raw emotions of the Israelites as they reflect on their time in exile in Babylon. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Haggai, Zechariah 1-8
NEW STUDY TOOL: Book Cross Reference (reading books that are contemporary to our current book of study)
CONTINUED TOOLS: repetitive reading and annotating

  • Click here to the Resources Page and scroll all the way to the bottom for printable PDFs of Haggai and Zechariah.

CHALLENGE: Read Esther and/or the remaining chapters of Zechariah

Scripture References:
Psalm 137
Ezra 4-6
II Kings 17
John 15:19
Psalm 30:5b
I John 3:1-2
Psalm 1:1-3
Matthew 5:17
Ephesians 2:8-9
Acts 4:12
II Timothy 3:16-17
John 14:15
I John 5:3

Summer Study, Week 2

On this week's recording of the DWITW podcast, our Thursday evening teacher Jillian Vincent discusses highlights from Ezra 1-3. God stirs hearts. Jesus is our bridge. God is laying foundations in our lives. We are His Temple!

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Ezra 4-6, Psalm 137
STUDY TOOL: Read the Scripture assigned multiple times, in different translations, and continue annotating

 

Summer Study, Week 1

This week's podcast recording is from the first week of our summer Bible study on the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Each week for the next twelve weeks of summer, you'll hear from bible teacher and DWITW team member Kaitlyn Carl as she walks us through these books.

In this introductory lesson, Kaitlyn talks to us about the importance of a right view of both Scripture and God when we approach Bible study. She also covers the grand narrative of the Bible and how the books of Ezra and Nehemiah fit into the Biblical pattern of creation-fall-redemption-consummation. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Ezra 1-3
STUDY TOOL: Annotation (detailed instructions are given in the recording)

Scripture References:
Exodus 33:18-34:8
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Genesis 3:11-15
Romans 3:23-25a
Ephesians 2:1-10
Philippians 2:5-11
Hebrews 10:12
Hebrews 9:19-28
Revelation 21:1-5
Joshua 3:13-17
Deuteronomy 7:9-11
Deuteronomy 28:45-51
Exodus 34:6-7