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Simply Stories Podcast

Nov 12, 2020

Today on the podcast, I have one incredible episode for you as I am chatting with author, speaker, teacher and host of the Bible Recap Podcast, Tara Leigh Cobble. Tara Leigh is a woman whose love for the Lord and His Word are contagious. Her podcast, and new Bible Recap book that came out just last week, are specifically designed to help others unpack the entire narrative of the Bible and bring it to life.  

Tara Leigh shares with me the story of how her relationship with scripture was stripped down to a realization of using it to get what she wanted from God and finding things that we had to do instead of learning about Him and moving into a real relationship with Him. When Tara Leigh began to read the WHOLE Bible, she began to see things she never saw before and that was hard to stomach sometimes, and then she was encouraged to keep going and press through to the other side. To unpack the hard parts of scripture and that the Lord would meet her there. And that’s what she did, and now what she spends her life doing with others. 

Y’all, I know everyone listening to this is full of feelings. If you listen to this episode on the back end of 2020, or some other time, there is just a lot happening in the world, and there is never a bad time to learn about who God is and how to learn about unpacking the word of God so we can overflow with hope. This is a life giving practice no matter where you are, and for where we sit right now, this is just.. Right on time. We need to be sure we are aligning our hearts with Christ above all else, and this conversation is like a mini-master class on how to truly dwell in the Word of God. What a great way to search and find evidence and encouragement that God is not finished with your life, and that He will do what He says. He will complete the work He began in you. He will never leave us or forsake us. 

No matter where you are today, friend: hopeful or restless, encouraged or anxious, know that you are seen, known, and loved, and you matter. Your story matters. 


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Pat Summitt

Phillip Fulmer 

Dallas Cowboys


The Bible Recap

The Bible Recap Book 

The episode I mention about praying within the Trinity of the Bible Recap (Luke 11)

Jones Literary

Daily Grace Co.

Purity Culture

The God Shot

The valley of our sin and the mountain of His grace 

Hannah Anderson’s book Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Carson Newman University

Mulan “dishonor” moment

Ali Worthington’s episode on the SSP

In case anyone needed a definition of anthropomorphic (like I did) -- having human characteristics.

Definition of Holiness -- set apart 

Scripture References:

Daniel 2:44- God’s Kingdom will stand

Matthew 6:9-13-Jesus modeled how we pray

Hebrews 4:12- Scripture is a double edged sword

Psalm 37:4- Delight yourself in the Lord

Romans 8:37-39 /Psalm 107:1-3- God’s love for you isn’t going anywhere

Matthew 7:11 / James 1:17- God is a protective Father who wants good things for His children

Genesis 1:26-2:1- We are called to reflect God’s image

Psalm 62:8- He’s trustworthy

Psalm 33:4- He’s faithful

Genesis 2:4-3:24 - Adam and Eve

1 John 3:4-18- We have a nature that pursues lawlessness

Psalm 16:5-6-The boundary lines have fallen for us in pleasant places

James 4:8 / Matthew 1:23- The God of the universe draws near to you

Psalm 19- The God of the universe wants to be known by you

Revelation 3:20 / 1 Peter 5:7- The God of the universe wants to spend time with you and likes you

James 1:17- Every good and perfect gift is from above

Philippians 1:6- He completes the work

Philippians 2:13- To will and to work according to His good pleasure 

Ephesians 6:12- We are not at war with flesh and blood

Lamentations 3:22-23-His mercies are new every morning

Isaiah 40:31- They that wait upon the Lord 

Job 42:2- My work will not thwarted 

Isaiah 55:11- My word will not return to me void

Jeremiah 29:11- i know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you

Psalm 138:8- He doesn’t abandon the work of His hands

Habakkuk 1:13- God can’t be in the presence of sin

Job 1:6- Satan comes into the throne room

Romans 5:1-2- He imparts holiness to us and He declares us righteous 

1 Corinthians 1:30- He declares us holy because of Christ

Exodus 40:34-38- Sets up camp in the wilderness

Galatians 3:13-15-Jesus paid for our sins

Ephesians 1:5- That’s how we are adopted into the family of God

Matthew 8:3- When Jesus touched the leper

Exodus 34- Moses’ moment with the Lord

1 Kings 19:11-13-Elijah- and the Lord passes by

Exodus 33:20- No one can see God and live (which is why He’s covered) 

2 Corinthians 5:21- Jesus took on sin

Isaiah 6- Isaiah falling face down

Daniel 8:17-- Daniel falling face down

Matthew 21:2-13 // Mark 11:15-18- He will turn over the tables to get near us

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