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Simply Stories Podcast

Jan 9, 2020

Today’s episode is my conversation with the ladies who make up At His Feet studies, Hope Blanton and Christine Gordon. Hope and Chris are wives, Moms (to humans and pups), both work in the counseling world, and are wise women who love the Lord and deeply love His Word. 

In this conversation Hope and Chris share their heart with me for why they feel called to their work of unpacking scripture in a way that is deep and rich, but accessible in a crazy world. Their motto is: "We help busy women study the word of God with nourishing, rich Bible studies that can be done in 20 minutes." In our conversation, Hope and  Chris share beautiful encouragement about how to come to the Lord as you are, where you are, as well as practical insights for how to combat the lies and stigmas we have around how to engage the Bible, the wrestle as believers with goals, and the desire to grow, but to do so from a place of grace and not shame. This conversation ministered to me when I was in it, and it has fallen fresh on me yet again and I can’t wait for you to hear it. 

The Father’s table is set for YOU. You, friend. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been there, or if you have not been there in a long time, your place at the family table is always waiting for you. Even if you aren’t hungry, there is NO shame. The Bible says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, it also says we are His children, and the perfect, loving Father does not expect you to live perfectly or to accept on the scraps of His feast. He delights in encountering and nourishing His children. 

I cannot say enough great things about these women, their mission and their Bible Studies. You can find links below for ways to purchase ANY of their studies.

Scripture References:

-Exodus 4 :: Moses and Aaron

-Ecclesiastes 4:10 :: When one falls down the other picks them up

-Genesis 2:18- Its not good for man to be alone

-John 8:31-32- The truth will set you free

-James 3:1- The cost of ministry

-Matthew 16:24-26- Take up your cross and follow Him

-Psalm 91– The Lord is my refuge 

-1 Corinthians 15:58- Nothing is wasted

-Philippians 4:6-7-the anxious mind (scattered mind)

-Psalm 31:9 // Psalm 86:3 - Be merciful to me Lord

-2 Corinthians 12:7-10- Thorn in your flesh

-Luke 24:13-35- The story of Jesus on the road to Emmaus

-John 20:1-18- Mary going to tell the men he was born

Other Resources: 

-Journeywomen podcast episode

-Borders (RIP!! Fascinating article from NPR on why it died and B&N stil lives)

-enneagram types

-AHF insta post on battle together

-Beth Moore’s talk on the call to ministry and risking it all

-Their commentary on Psalm 91: “Because of the way you cling to me, says the Lord, I will deliver you. What will this deliverance look like? Like an ear that listens for his child’s voice in the midst of the crowd. Like answers in the form of practical help. Like immediate or evenutal rescue. It will look like God’s presence, like him being next to his children when they are stressed, scared, or otherwise in trouble. It means that whatever suffering is allowed into their lives, God will walk through it with them. And in the end he will rescue them in the ultimate way, giving them ‘long life,’ probably referring to eternal life. The final and most decisive danger, death itself, is not to be feared by the one who clings to the Almighty.” - Psalms / Study 8 / “
“Because He Knows My Name (Psalm 91)”


-Downton Abbey

-gathering of Levites at the Wailing Wall

-“We’re all just walking each other home.” - Ram Dass

-Eve is the crown of creation 

Here is a list of their available studies:

Luke Part 1

Luke Part 2




1 Samuel

Connecting with Hope and Chris:




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