Fill Your Ears With Truth: Podcasts We Love

March 30, 2017  - By Gretchen Saffles

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It’s no surprise that what we fill our minds with each day is what will eventually come out of our mouths. The things that we hear have a profound impact on what we believe and the way that we live. Romans 10:17 tells us this: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” What we listen to has the power to deepen of weaken our faith. That is why it is important that we be discerning about the words and music we listen to, knowing that what we hear will develop into beliefs and will pour back out into our actions. 

When I was younger a wise teacher challenged me to think carefully about the words and music I filled my ears with. It was this small challenge that inspired me to listen to words that would build me up rather than tear down my identity in Christ. Making this choice has made an impact in my walk with the Lord and continues to as I seek to raise my little boy and take care of what goes into his little ears and heart as well.

A few years ago when I started training for my first half marathon I searched for sermons and podcasts that I could listen to while running. This time ended up being some of my favorite moments spent with the Lord. Though I don’t run as much as I used to, I do listen to several podcasts throughout the week that stir my affections for Christ! I normally listen to these when I get ready in the morning, go grocery shopping, exercise, and do daily tasks like the dishes or folding laundry. Listening to truth, wisdom, and encouragement is one way I’ve learned to look forward to doing mundane tasks, because I know that at the same time I am filling my heart with words of wisdom. Below are several podcasts that I have loved listening to these past few months and years, and I hope they encourage you to fill your ears with truth!

Podcasts I love

Glorious in the Mundane with Christy Nockels – I found this last year and quickly fell in love with it! Christy has a beautiful way with words and teaches powerful truth from Scripture and from example. 

Help me Teach the Bible with Nancy Guthrie – I highly recommend this podcast even if you don’t consider yourself a Bible teacher. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, knowing how to study the Word is vital and this podcast will equip you to do so!

Set Apart Girl with Leslie Ludy – I have followed the ministry of Leslie Ludy since high school. Her devout devotion to live a gospel-centered life has made a direct impact on my own life! This podcast is short and is a great one to listen to when you get ready each day!

Revive Our Hearts by Nancy Leigh Wolgemuth – The Revive Our Hearts daily podcast is one of my favorites. I’ve listened to Nancy’s teaching for years. This daily podcast is about 25 minutes long and is packed with truth! There have been times I have had to stop what I was doing just to get out my Bible and journal and study along with Nancy. 

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs – Annie Downs is not only hilarious but she loves the Lord with all her heart. Her podcast is a great pick me up throughout the week!

Risen Motherhood by Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen – If you are a mom, or if you work with young children, this podcast if for you. Laura and Emily keep these podcasts short to fit into a mom’s busy schedule, but they are packed with truth and encouragement!

Flower Mound Women’s Bible Study by Jen Wilkin – Jen Wilkin’s Bible study at the Village Church is available for free via podcast. You can walk through an entire book of the Bible with her and find previous podcasts. Last fall I did her Hebrews study and simply listened to the corresponding podcast for each week!

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey – Jamie has interviewed several women that I highly respect, such as Lauren Chandler, Jennie Allen, Shelly Giglio, Rebekah Lyons, and Gloria Furman! There have been several epodes where she has simply interviewed a woman with a powerful testimony that left me in tears. 

Telling the Truth with the Briscoes – I discovered Jill Briscoe through IF:Gathering this year and found her podcast. It has been a joy to listen to hear teaching!

Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson – I just recently started listening to Dr. James Dobson and have been encouraged through the wisdom that he shares in parenting and marriage. 

I know that there are several more podcasts out there that teach truth and are meant to encourage and inspire us to live faithfully to Jesus Christ! Since I have limited time and am unable to even listen to all of these each week (normally I only listen to 1-3 depending on time), I have tried to stick to only subscribing to my favorite podcasts that stir my affections for Christ. 

Are there any other podcasts that you have been encouraged by? Comment below so we can encourage one another to fill our ears with truth!

your sister,

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  1. Diana Hagen says:

    My favorites are The Purposeful Home Podcast, The Homemaking Foundations Podcast, Mom On Purpose Podcast, The Busy Mom- Heidi St. John, Extraordinary Moms Podcast, Coffee & Crumbs Podcast, The Devoted Dreamers Podcast, The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast, Dear Daughters, Upside Down Podcast, Cultivating the Lovely Podcast, Simply Joyful Podcast, At Home With Sally

  2. Sadie says:

    I know this isn’t strictly for women but I listen to the Gospel Coalition a lot too – such good resources! As well as Telling Truth International by Jill, Pete, and Stuart Briscoe.

  3. Jessilyn says:

    I enjoy The Opendoor Sisterhood, Surviving Sarah and The God Centered Mom.

  4. Traci says:

    Reving the Word by Alisa Keeton (founder of Revelation Wellness)

  5. says:

    I love At Home With Sally (Sally Clarkson + Kristin Kill) and Awakened Women’s Ministry! Both have stretched me and strengthened my walk in so many ways! Thank you for sharing yours! 💕

  6. I’m so glad you wrote this post, because I am such a podcast junkie and I’m always on the lookout for new great podcasts! 😃 I wrote a list of my own favorite podcasts for moms a couple weeks ago:

  7. says:

    The FOCUSed 15 Podcast- Bible Study Tools and Tips in 15 Minute, The Bible Project, Living with Power Lina Abujamra, Havilah Cunnington Podcast, The ChurchLeaders Podcast, The Gathering Oasis (Heather Lindsay episodes), StartupCamp with Dale Partridge (Lisa Bevere, Lysa Terkeurst, Annie F Downs, Donald Miller, Steven Furtick are amazing episodes),Conversations with John & Lisa Bevere, Autumn Miles Podcast, Mission-Minded Families with Ann Dunagan, Story Cast, HopeWriters,Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Q Podcast, Living Life with Lauren, Feathers: Faith in Flight, Elevation Church Podcast, The Village Church- Sermons. I LOVE podcasts! Love that there are so many resources that lead back to Jesus! I only discovered the inspirational wisdom of Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Jen Wilkin, and Elizabeth Elliot through a Life Lived Beautifully YouTube video. Love getting to discover new resources!!!

    • says:

      Thank you for taking the time to share all of these! Will definitely be looking them up!! Thanks for your encouragement Cecilia!

  8. Erin C. says:

    Love this list! Thanks for sharing Gretchen!

  9. Liz says:

    Her daily drive

  10. Lindsey says:

    These podcasts I listen too almost daily and are so motivating and encouraging, I love the She Proves Faithful podcast, Risen Motherhood, God Centered Mom podcast, Inspired To Action podcast, At Home With Sally, Revive Our Hearts, She’s Building Her house, the Homemaking Foundation podcast, Simply Joyful, My Light Still Shines, and Mom on Purpose podcast.

    • says:

      Thank you for sharing these with me!! A few other women mentioned these as well!

  11. says:

    A couple weeks ago I was on the hunt for some new Podcast to listen too… I couldn’t find any until NOW! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  12. Jessica says:

    These are wonderful! Anyone have suggestions to add that might appeal to teenage girls who desire to know the Lord more?

    • says:

      Listen to @setapartgirl AND subscribe to their magazine at! I HIGHLY recommend these resources!

  13. Mickell says:

    I will have to check these out! Thank you for sharing. My favorite 3 podcasts I listen to are: Power of Moms, reading aloud revival, nutrition matters podcast. All such wonderful podcasts that encourage deliberate parenting with a purpose!

  14. Kristy says:

    I love "She Proves Faithful" ❤️ @sheprovesfaithful

  15. says:

    Gretchen, thank you so much for this list! I just started listening to Revive Our Hearts, and it has already been such a blessing in my life and especially during my workday. I also love At Home With Sally – it is so encouraging! I can’t wait to listen to more of these recommendations!

    • says:

      I am so grateful to hear that Brianna! I love ROH, too! I will look up that one you suggested!

  16. Alison says:

    I love this list!! Some of my favorites are currently , Mom Struggling Well, God Centered Mom and Revving the Word with Alisa Keeton!

  17. says:

    Thanks SO much for sharing this! I have been following you on instagram for some time and love your posts. I ran across this blog just hours after I was searching my heart on this same area AND looking for Christian podcasts to fill some down time at work. What an awesome God we serve! Thanks for using social media to share your wisdom.

    Your sister in Christ,

    • says:

      I am so grateful these encouraged you!! I completely agree! He is so awesome!

  18. says:

    Dig Deep with Jess Alston (

  19. Have you listened to Emily P. Freeman’s "The Next Right Thing"? Very good!

  20. Rebekah says:

    Some of these I haven’t heard of, so I look forward to listening! My absolute favorite is Upside Down Podcast. Kayla Craig, Lindsay Wallace, and Shannon evans are the hosts. They are so full of Biblical knowledge and Christ centered conversations! Love how it challenges me.

  21. Lindsey says:

    She Proves Faithful!
    God Centered Mom!
    The Homemaking Foundations Podcast!
    At Home with Sally!

  22. Elyse says:

    Just some feedback… your link for That Sounds Fun by Annie Downs is down… well it actually reroutes to the Revive Our Hearts Podcast. Here is the That Sound Fun channel link:

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