During Debbye Turner Bell’s reign as Miss America, she was asked countless times, “How did you do it?” Everybody wanted to know how—in her words—this little black girl from Jonesboro, Arkansas, ended up winning one of the most iconic titles in the world.
But Debbye quickly realized the question really wasn’t about the process; it was about the possibility. They wanted to know how they, too, could overcome the odds and find success, especially when facing opposition.
Hey, 4:13ers! I’ve got big news … Lifeway Women is featuring Take Courage: A Study of Haggai as their spring Online Bible Study! This means you can receive FREE access to the seven teaching videos that accompany the study, and you’ll also get to be part of their online community full of women just like you.
So, in anticipation of this special event, I’m bringing back a past episode of the podcast as a reminder of how you can take courage when you feel like you can’t take one … more … thing! You’ll learn some biblical choices you can make to help you be the woman of courage God created you to be.
If you’ve listened to the 4:13 Podcast for long, you know I’m an Anglophile. Yep, I’m a British Wanna-Be … I’m a bit obsessed with all things England, its history, its culture, and its dead authors like C.S. Lewis.
A few years ago, I was a speaker on the Women of Faith tour.
Each event was held in an arena and the stage was always in the round. When it was the other speakers’ turn to share, they would skillfully navigate the stage, walking around the entire perimeter so they could engage the audience.
But, when you can’t see—like me—that’s dangerous, right? (If you’re new to the 4:13 Podcast, I should let you know I’m blind.)
I didn’t want to just hover in the middle of the stage, though. I wanted to engage the audience in a similar way. So, my husband, Phil, and the crew got creative.