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Women Studying the Word

Women Studying the Word

By Meredith Beatty
Have you ever wanted to study the Bible but were unsure where or how to start? Join me as I share and explain the tools you need to study the Bible on your own. You'll also get to listen in as I dig into different Bible passages with my friends. No matter who you are or where you're at in your understanding, you can do this.
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Psalm 121 - Everybody Sleeps...Except God | Season 2 Ep. 10

Women Studying the Word

Welcome to Philippians! | Season 3 Ep. 1
I'm back for season 3 and it's all about Philippians. If you want to get into Bible study, grab a friend and join me and my good friend Dana as we start studying this book.  Find more on my website! Check out the blog, and the resource page where you'll find a study guide for this season. Become a supporter! Click that support button and donate as little as 99 cents a month! Follow me on Instagram!
January 14, 2022
Psalm 148 - What Does it Mean to Praise the Lord? | Season 2 Ep. 12
Here we are at the end of the book of Psalms and it ends with a flourish of praise. But what does it really mean to praise the Lord? And why does God command us to praise Him? Listen in as we dig into Psalm 148 and take a look back at what we've learned from our study of the book of Psalms. Find me on Instagram.  Consider supporting the podcast! Email me!
September 03, 2021
Psalm 139 - It's Not About You | Season 2 Ep. 11
As a woman, are you tired of Psalm 139? Do you feel like, "Been there, done that?" If we're honest, familiarity can breed a kind of contempt even in Bible study. Listen in with fresh ears as I help us unpack all the wonderful truth in this familiar Psalm. Let me know what you think on Instagram. Or email me at Go to my website to read my blog and find more resources. Check out these resources from today's episode: The Good Book of Southern Baking Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem Ligonier Ministries Check out this video on fetal development!
August 20, 2021
A Little Deeper | A Conversation on Discipleship
Today I have a longer episode for you as I share a conversation I had with my good friend Jennifer McClish. We talked about Eugene Peterson's book on the Psalms of Ascent, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. Jen and I talked about the book, our thoughts on Eugene Peterson, the challenges and joys of Christian discipleship and so much more.   Find me on Instagram and tell me what you think of this episode. Ask me a question! Support the podcast. 
August 06, 2021
Psalm 121 - Everybody Sleeps...Except God | Season 2 Ep. 10
What does it mean that the Lord is our keeper? Find out as we dive into Psalm 121 today. Thanks for listening! Make sure to share the podcast and please consider supporting what I'm doing here. Find that link below. Find me on Instagram. Email me your thoughts and suggestions!
July 23, 2021
Psalm 100 - A Simple Approach to Study | Season 2 Ep. 9
If you struggle with finding time to study the Bible, or are new to it, listen in as I present a simple approach to Bible study using Psalm 100. I give you three different levels of study. With any of these levels, I promise you will get a lot out of your study. Find me on Instagram. Let me know what you think of this episode and how it's helped you to study. Become a monthly supporter. Thanks!
July 09, 2021
A Little Deeper | Praying Through the Psalms
How is your prayer life? In this episode, learn some very practical and encouraging tips that will help you incorporate the Psalms into your prayer life.  Resources mentioned: D.A. Carson - A Call to Spiritual Reformation; Tim Keller - The Songs of Jesus Find me on Instagram @womenstudyingtheword Email me - Become a monthly supporter! 
June 25, 2021
Psalm 81 - Listen! Are You Listening? | Season 2 Ep. 8
Psalm 81 contains one of my most favorite verses in the whole book of Psalms. Listen in to find out what that is and why you should become more familiar with an often overlooked psalm.  Check out my website. Become a supporter of the podcast! Just click on that support button. Follow me on Instagram. Email me! Resources mentioned in this episode: Ligonier Ministries Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
June 11, 2021
Psalm 58 - Psalms We Don't Read | Season 2 Ep. 7
Are there Psalms you just don't like to read? Psalm 58 may be one of those, but I want to help you get over these difficulties and learn the tools that will help you better understand this Psalm and other difficult passages.  Check out my website for resources and much more.  I'd be honored if you would consider supporting this podcast. Thanks!! Find me on Instagram. Email me! Check out Simeon Trust. Check out this video on Psalm 58 and imprecatory prayer by Walter Brueggemann. I mentioned I was drinking a very lovely tea. You can find that here. 
May 14, 2021
A Little Deeper | Preach to Yourself
Have you ever experienced a kind of spiritual depression, a constant unease in your soul? If we're honest, all of us have, but how do we deal with it? Learn how to take yourself in hand and preach the truth to yourself about who God is and what he has promised to do for you. The book I reference in this episode is called Spiritual Depression by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Find out more about him here. Find the John Piper clip about preaching to yourself here. Find more at my website. Support this podcast. Thank you to my supporters!!! Email me - Find me on Instagram.
April 30, 2021
Psalms 42 and 43 - Preaching Hope | Season 2 Ep. 6
Lament. Do you know what it is? More importantly, do you know how to do it? I am increasingly convicted that this is an area where most of us are very deficient. Listen in and learn how Psalms 42 and 43 teach us how to preach hope to our souls. Books mentioned in this episode - The Songs of Jesus by Tim Keller; Answering God by Eugene Peterson; Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegop. Connect with me on Instagram. Become a supporter of the podcast. Email me! Find study and discussion questions for this episode.
April 16, 2021
Psalm 23 - The Lord is My Shepherd | Season 2 Episode 5
Join me as I take you on a deep dive of one of the most familiar Psalms in the Bible. You may think you know this Psalm, but there's so much more! One book I mentioned a lot in this episode was Phillip Keller's A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. Support this podcast with a small monthly donation. Thank you!! Connect with me on Instagram!  Email me - Find resources and study questions. 
April 03, 2021
A Little Deeper | In All He Does He Prospers?
Sometimes we can get tripped up in Bible study. For instance, what does it mean when Psalm 1 says the blessed man prospers in all he does? Learn some practical tips in this mini episode to help you figure out what this means and help you the next time you get tripped up. Get access to commentaries and other study helps at Visit the website to read my blog and find resources. Follow me on Instagram. Email me with your comments and questions ---> Support the podcast. Thanks!
March 19, 2021
Psalm 2 - Who is your King? | Season 2 Ep. 4
Psalm 2 asks another question as we enter the literary sanctuary of the Psalms - "Who is your King?" Listen in as I lead you through how to study a psalm you may not be familiar with, but one that gives great comfort when we see the one to whom it is pointing. Connect with me! Find study questions and resources for season 2 at Email - Instagram - @womenstudyingtheword Partner with me!
March 05, 2021
Psalm 1 - Who are You? | Season 2 Ep. 3
Psalm 1 asks a question. Our answer is really important. Listen in as I lead you through a study of this first psalm. You'll learn tools that will help you study on your own and with others.  Go to the website to find resources and other things I'm doing. Find me on Instagram. Email me! Check out this video that explains what chaff is. Become a supporter! Supporters will receive a gift every now and then.
February 19, 2021
A Little Deeper | Don't Get Stuck in the Weeds!
In this mini episode, I give some tips about how to use commentaries and study Bibles without getting confused. We all can get 'stuck in the weeds' in our study of the Bible - spending too much time on topics that aren't as important. Learn how using more than one resource can give you a better perspective and prevent you from getting stuck.  I'm here for you! Email me with any questions or comments. Follow me on Instagram @womenstudyingtheword Please consider supporting the podcast. Go to and click on the support button.
February 05, 2021
What are the Psalms? | Season 2 Ep. 2
In this episode I go over how to start studying a book of the Bible, specifically Psalms. What resources do you need? How do you cultivate a list of trusted resources? And what do we learn about the background of this beloved book? Find me here! Go to the resource tab for resources and discussion questions. Follow me here! This is where you'll find posts related to the podcast and the website. Support me here! Just click on that support button to support what I'm doing here for as little as 99 cents a month. Email me here ------->   I would really love to hear your feedback and any questions you might have. 
January 22, 2021
Why We Love Psalms | Season 2 Ep. 1
In this episode I preview the new season on the Psalms. I also talk with my friend Laura about our experiences studying Psalms together and how God has used this book in our lives to encourage us and teach us especially during times of need. Connect with me at There you'll find podcast episodes, my blog, and resources to help you study. Follow me on Instagram @womenstudyingtheword. Email me with comments and questions! Support the podcast by going to and click on the support button. Thanks!!
January 08, 2021
Update and Season 2 Preview
Where have I been? What will season 2 be about? Listen and find out! Go to to find the podcast, my blog and resources. Contact me! Email me at Follow me on Instagram! Search @womenstudyingtheword
December 19, 2020
The Worth of God's Word | Bonus
Now, more than ever, we need to be convinced of the worth of God's Word. It is indispensable for knowing, enjoying and obeying God. Listen in as I go through Psalm 119 and give some encouragement for how you can increase your intake of and appreciation for God's Word.
September 10, 2020
You Can Memorize Scripture | Bonus
Have you ever wanted to memorize Scripture but just didn't think you could do it? Join me as I share my story of how Scripture memory has benefited me and then talk to my friend Jennifer Beck about how God has used that discipline in her life. God's word truly is powerful and will change your life. Books and resources mentioned in this episode include: All That's Good by Hannah Anderson; Lost in Thought by Zena Hitz; Revive Our Hearts ministry with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth (; His Word in My Heart by Janet Pope; Remember Me Bible Memory app; YouVersion Bible app; READ MY BLOG @
August 08, 2020
Reading Through the Bible | Bonus
Have you ever tried reading through the whole Bible but got frustrated and stuck? Does the Bible seem like just a collection of unrelated stories? Listen in as I interview Molly Sawyer and Susan Goodwin who, along with their friend Jennifer Peterson, have written a guide for reading through the Bible in 90 days. Their book is called Every Word and their website is You can also use their reading plan with the YouVersion Bible app.
July 04, 2020
Real Change Happens in Community | Season 1 Ep. 10
Join me as I talk about the importance of studying in community with others. I also make a confession and have a conversation with my two best friends about their experiences with studying the Bible. This is the last episode of season 1 of the podcast. Thanks for listening!! Support the podcast with a small monthly donation at
June 10, 2020
Putting It All Together | Season 1 Ep. 9
If you're overwhelmed by all the information I've shared so far, don't worry! In this episode I will walk you through how to implement the tools I've talked about, step by step, whether you're a beginner or further along in the process. Start studying with a friend this summer! Resources mentioned in this episode include the podcast Help Me Teach the Bible with Nancy Guthrie, the Zondervan NIV Study Bible. For recommended commentaries, go to or
June 01, 2020
Finally - Application! | Season 1 Ep. 8
In this episode we finally get to talking about our favorite part of Bible study - application. But how do we find application that is faithful to the main point of the passage while also keeping the gospel in mind? And what is the kind of change that God is really looking for? Join me as I explain some simple ways you can start finding meaningful application in the Bible. My friend Lori and I also discuss the applications we've seen in Psalm 23. I hope you've been digging into the Word with a friend. Please leave me a message about how that's going, or ask me a question about anything you've heard so far. Click on the voice message link at Resources mentioned in this episode are CityAlight - "Yet Not I but Through Christ" and How Does Sanctification Work? by David Powlison.
May 26, 2020
What's the Point? | Season 1 Ep. 7
Finding the main point of a Bible passage and how that passage connects to the gospel are the final steps before going on to application. Join me as I explain how important these last steps are and how they set you up to experience a greater depth of application.
May 19, 2020
Digging for Diamonds | Season 1 Ep. 6
If observing the details in the Bible is like raking leaves, then interpretation is like digging, unearthing the meaning behind all the details. Join me as I share some practical tools you can use to grow in your understanding of any Bible passage. Resources mentioned in this episode are Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin;; plus the Bible Gateway app;;;; Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul
May 11, 2020
Reading Well | Season 1 Ep. 5
In order to read the Bible even better we need to read prayerfully, read for detail and read with an awareness of our perspective or bias. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Mortimer Adler's How to Read a Book; Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the Same Direction; Nicholas Carr's The Shallows - What the Internet is Doing to our Brains; Crossway's ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition and ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal; The Ten-Minute Bible Hour on YouTube; Journey into God's Word by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays
May 05, 2020
Context | Season 1 Ep. 4
One of the most important things to learn in studying the Bible is to study any passage in its proper context. Today you will get to hear a discussion between myself and my good friend Lori who will be my special guest for season 1 of the podcast. We have some fun discussing the proper context of some famous Bible verses. Today's recommended resource is the Charles Simeon Trust. Find them at
April 27, 2020
The Bible as Literature | Season 1 Ep. 3
Did you know that the Bible is meant to be read as literature? Join me as I discuss what this means and how it can make a big difference in your Bible reading and study.
April 20, 2020
The Bible as One Story | Season 1 Ep. 2
Did you know that all 66 books of the Bible are telling one big story? Knowing this will help you read and study your Bible better and reveal the beautiful unity found throughout the pages of Scripture.
April 13, 2020
You Can Study the Bible | Ep. 1
Welcome to Women Studying the Word. Today I want to introduce myself and why I started this podcast. 
April 06, 2020
Have you ever wanted to study the Bible on your own but were unsure how to start or even if you could? This podcast is for you! 
April 01, 2020