Sharon Miller has found herself in some public conversations in recent years. As a PhD, writer, and soon to be author, her voice is one of encouragement to women pursuing Jesus. She sifts through Scripture to discern if particular expectations and behaviors are cultural or are indeed directed by God’s word. Sharon holds a posture of listening to learn. Whether with friends who bring difference to the conversation or her own Bible, she wants to know what is, so she can better understand and walk through the doors God is opening.
We talk with Sharon about her research, the impact of speaking to others about their potential, and the value of having a support system cheering you on. We hear why she started writing years ago, how her writing platform has grown and created some interesting online interactions, and how asking for help is one of her must haves in life. We learn a little about her new book, Free of Me, and the difference between diminishing ourselves and right-sizing ourselves to God’s greatness.
Sharon’s warmth comes through in this interview. We are sure you will find her to be a woman on your side as you pursue a life of following Jesus. She is humble in her accomplishments, takes a posture of learning both in the classroom and the living room, and points us all away from ourselves and back to the greatness that is God. You will feel her gentle nudge to pursue Jesus with a sincere heart after listening to our conversation.
To connect further with Sharon find her at her blog SheWorships.com.
You can hear our conversation with Sharon on iTunes here.
A few things you heard mentioned on this show:
Sharon’s new book: Free of Me: Why Life Is Better When It’s Not About You
Sarah Young’s Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence
Some of Sharon’s favorite podcasts: This American Life, Tim Keller, The TED Radio Hour, Truth’s Table
Christianity Today’s platform article: How To Liberate Ourselves From the Perils of Platform
Sharon’s slow cooker Beef & Broccoli recipe
Our partner for today’s show is Thou Art Exhalted Ministries. With 1 Chronicles 29:11 as a guide, ThouArtExalted provides art-based Bible studies, free devotions, speaking events, art camps, conferences, and online resources to help women, teen, and tween girls deepen a relationship with the Master Creator. You can find out more about their app with devotionals for girls at thouartexalted.com.
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