Have you ever dreamed about doing something for years, and once you finally tried it, you realized it was a lot harder than you'd imagined?
If so, you know exactly how I feel starting a podcast. (Which, if you don't know, is like a radio broadcast published over the internet.)
This podcast is a dream come true. It's also terrifying. In the most wonderful way possible.
Why terrifying? Well, aside from the logistics, it's a scary thing to try and teach anybody anything. Especially when I have so much to learn. Yet as a teacher at heart, I feel like if I don't teach the little I have learned I'm gonna bust!
So I figured with a podcast, I can teach while I learn by letting you listen in on the people who teach me! (Plus it gives me a great excuse to hunt down wise women and pepper them with questions.)
It also gives me a chance to make sure I keep my teaching clear enough that my daughters get what I'm saying. I can blab on and on, but if they aren't interested, what's the point? So excuse me while I try and teach Lexie Joy about podcasting at the same time. She's not too comfortable yet speaking up, but we'll get there.
This first episode is pretty green. I admit it's slightly scripted. Okay, it's pretty much all scripted. Hopefully as we get better we'll be able to be ourselves a bit more.
This First Episode
Besides introducing who we are, in this first episode Lexie Joy and I talk about the woman described in the last chapter of Proverbs, the Bible's Superwoman.
The first time I read Proverbs 31, I was thoroughly impressed. Pumped about becoming a woman like this.
I was also, like, twelve years old.
Now as a grownup, the Proverbs 31 woman scares me.
King Lemuel's mother is right. Who can find such a virtuous woman? King Solomon said later in his life,
"...my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found."
And that's from the guy who had 700 wives and 300 concubines!
So, what's the purpose of the Proverbs 31 woman? Does she exist only as a cafeteria-style example of the things we should pick and choose to become throughout our lives?
Or maybe she's there for another reason...
Which brings us to the New Testament. But I'm ahead of myself. Just listen to the podcast. :)
There are several ways to listen:
1. Push play below.
2. Go to the Podcast app (if you're already in the habit of listening to podcasts) and search for "everywisewomanbuilds" and hit subscribe. That way you'll automatically get every new podcast as it comes out.
3. Visit the Youtube link and subscribe to the Isaiah 53 Design channel. The podcast is audio, but it's still a way to listen if you're more the Youtube type.
Next time: A special guest joins us to talk about an older woman who changed her life. (You've probably heard of her mentor, but we'll save the surprise for June 5!)
Until then, let's turn our hearts toward home! :)