Women of the Word: Lydia


Lydia is mentioned twice in the book of Acts, but even from these short glimpses at her life we learn a lot about her. The Bible says she was from the city of Thyatira and was a seller of purple cloth. Since the process of dyeing cloth was expensive and the color purple a sign of royalty, Lydia was probably a well-to-do businesswoman. But the Bible tells us something else about Lydia. Acts 16:14 says Lydia “worshiped God” and “the Lord opened her heart.” Despite her job, prominent position, and riches, Lydia sought God, found time to worship Him, and believed in Him.

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Women of the Word (Recap 3)


When God created woman, He made a very special creation. He made us beautiful and unique. He made us strong and resilient, gutsy and spirited, sassy and sweet. And He loves us. God really, really loves His girls. And the Bible is filled with many women – some good, some bad – all of who God made, who God loved, and who we can learn many lessons from.

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Women of the Word: the Levite’s Concubine


Judges 19-20 tells one of the most disturbing stories the Bible has to offer. While most are (rightfully) upset while reading about the mistreatment and brutality shown to the woman, we should remember that the Bible tells the story of God and the story of God’s people. While God is good all the time, His people are not always good.

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