Hey! I’m Shannon. 

From the platform, the page, or the podcast mic, it’s my joy to invite you to open your Bible with me, drink deeply of God’s Story, and

live like it’s true.

Hey, I’m Shannon!

I’m so glad you’re here. From the platform, page, or podcasting microphone, it’s my joy to invite you to open your Bible with me, drink deeply of God’s story, then 

live like it’s true!

The Podcast

Please join my guests and me as we talk about our favorite jaw-dropping stories of the Bible, and the God who invites us all to live like the story is true.  

In season 3’s Summer Standout Series, as I connect with fellow authors who are releasing new books and Bible studies, I’m letting them select the Bible story we’ll be discussing each week. 

Do you know these stories? Do you live like they’re true? Come join us for conversations devoted to helping you know the story, share the story and live the story.  

The Podcast

Join my guests and me as we talk about our favorite jaw-dropping stories of the Bible, and the God who invites us all to live like the story is true.  

In season 3’s Summer Standout Series, as I connect with fellow authors who are releasing new books and Bible studies, I’m letting them select the Bible story we’ll be discussing each week. Do you know these stories? Do you live like they’re true? 

Come join me for a series of conversations at Live Like It’s True, devoted to helping you know the story, share the story and live the story!  

One year ago today, we launched the Live Like It's True Podcast!

From day one, my hope has been to invite you to open your Bible with me, drink in the Story, and live like it's true.

Has this been true for you? Is there a story from the Bible that has become more meaningful for you, as you've listened? Have you been challenged to live like it's true?

I'd love to hear from you. Either DM me or drop a message below, and I'll choose three listeners to receive a Live Like It's True tshirt!

And if you haven't listened yet, please check out Live Like It's True on apple, potify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Here's our site, with more info:

https://www.shannonpopkin.com/bible-podcast/

Thanks for celebrating with me, listening, and living like it's true!

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Are you a perfectionist? Do you run yourself ragged with your work, or your ministry? And have you asked yourself why?

I admit, this was the episode on the Live Like It’s True podcast was the one I was secretly least excited about. Not because of my guest; @lindsayschott83 is one that I was most excited to have return!

But this idea of rest, and giving up a day of work? That doesn’t really light my fire. After having the conversation, however, I realized it was the one I most needed.

You must listen!! I think you’re going to find answers that you didn’t even realize you were looking for—partly because you don’t even realize how much the world is demanding hustle. It’s everywhere! This idea that you have to max out your potential and use your opportunities. You have to push yourself and work. Yet what is God saying about our hustle?

Lindsay Schott (remember, she joined me in season the Easter series!) is a Bible teacher, and co-creator of the Women’s Teaching Program at @stonegatechurch . She has a passion for women to be equipped to know the scripture and teach it effectively to others. Also, be sure to check out Lindsay’s watercolor work. It’s absolutely beautiful, and I love that she’s learning to work, but not toil, as she shares her gift of art with us, don’t you?

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What will you do about the forbidden fruit?
🍎The person who’s married to someone else.
🍎 The substance that causes your downfall.
🍎 The images that enflame lust.

Your choice with forbidden fruit 🍎 tells you something about who’s in control of your life. 🎮Who’s on the throne? 👑

Eve didn’t just break the rule, she rejected God’s rule. 👑

She didn’t just reach for fruit 🍎, she reached for control.

Are you about to do the same?

When you surrender to God, and forgo forbidden fruit 🍎, you say, “I trust you more than me, God. I trust your understanding more than mine.”

And that’s when He sets up his rule 👑and spreads peace, security, and joy into every corner of your life. ❤️


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Or go to http://www.controlgirl.com/ for info on my 9 week study.

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Were you at True Woman ‘22 this weekend? I loved connecting with so many in person—and I know many were joining us virtually. What an amazing, truth-saturated weekend. I am more grateful than ever for @reviveourhearts amazing ministry to women, world wide!

I got to meet women who have mentored me from afar through their books, speaking, and podcasts, and others whom I’ve gotten to serve with my books and podcasts. (If that’s you—it was such a highlight for me!)

One of my favorite moments was looking out—as we sang this song with the Getty’s—at the sea of hands raised in unity, worshipping the king of kings. And so looking over at @kay.arthur (age 88) as she sang along, “in every season, we will praise the Lord”.

Heaven rules—today and always. #truewoman22

PS. It was also so nice to have my husband with me, and serving with the praying men. (PLUS, so nice that he is chauffeuring me home. 🙂
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Would you do the things you're doing if you truly believed God was in control? Things like nagging. Fretting. Manipulating. Spying.

Here's the thing. We often say God's in control. (Just count some time how many times we say it when we're at church.) But by the way we act, it's obvious that we're counting on our own ability to take or get control.

So what would it look like, today, for you to live like it’s true that God is in control - not you?

Pray this prayer prompt today over someone you love (and would like to control 😉). Entrust them to the Lord Jesus—the One who IS in control!

Sign up and get the whole set of Control Girl prayers and other bonuses.

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Learn about my 9 week study, Control Girl at controlgirl.com.

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marriage · gender · shame · temptation · corruption · hiding · disappointment · longing...

Would you like God's wise perspective and hopeful guidance on all of the above? It's available to you in the form of a short story, found in Genesis 1-3.🌳

Join me on the Live Like It’s True podcast for this 12-week series: The True Story of the Beginning. We’re talking through—one paragraph at a time—how to live live our origin story is true.

#LiveLikeItsTrue #TrueStory #BiblePodcast #StudyGodsWord #BibleStudy #BiblesStory #Storytelling #StorytellingTips #StorytellingPodcast #ChristianPodcast #ChristianWomen #TheGospel #adamandeve #manandwife #manandwoman #inhisimage #forbiddenfruit #thedevilisaliar #genesisstudy #thetruthwillsetyoufree #createdbygod #falsenarratives #thegospelcoalition #reviveourhearts #thebible #knowthestory #sharethestory #livethestory #thebible #wordofgod
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First day of #biblestudy at @crossroads_bible_church ! We’re studying #inviewofgodsmercies (a study on Romans) by @courtneycdoctor . Courtney, thank you for using the gifts entrusted to you—for the sake of the Church.

Wow, I did NOT know that in 49 AD Claudius expelled the Jews from Rome, which meant the non-Jew church members (ie. the ones without a spiritual heritage) carried on without them for 5 years. Then when the Jews returned, can you imagine the friction—as this church in Rome sorted out leadership and wondered about status?

So it’s with this in the backdrop that Paul reminds them of the one thing that unites them: their mutual unrighteousness.

I’m so excited to learn more from Paul’s letter to the Romans this semester! And I’m looking forward to getting to know a new group of mostly-younger-than-me women who love God and are committed to his Word!

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your Word, and for each other.

Hbu? What are you studying this fall? And who are you studying with?

PS. Can’t wait to share my interview with Courtney on the Live Like It’s True podcast!!
PS.Do you also love my new ESV Romans Bible Journal with artwork by @ruthchousimons ??! Love this whole set, @crosswaybooks !!
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Have you heard our latest episode?

Make sure to check the link in my bio for this meaningful conversation with @kellyneedham !

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"Culture's view of gender is actually far more narrow than God's view of gender." - Kelly Needham @kellyneedham

I'm so happy to have Kelly Needham back again on this important episode of Live Like It's True.

We talk about what it means to be male and female, and… the answer might surprise you.

Kelly teaches the Bible at her home church and co-leads a Women’s Teaching Program. She is the author of Friendish and is a frequent blogger and speaker. Kelly and her husband, Jimmy, have four children and live in the Dallas, Texas area.

Find the new episode in my bio!

#LiveLikeItsTrue #TrueStory #BiblePodcast #theBible #wordofGod #StudyGodsWord #BibleStudy #BiblesStory #Storytelling #StorytellingPodcast #ChristianPodcast #ChristianWomen #TheGospel #creationstory #createdbygod #thefall #gardenofeden
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#genesisstudy #thetruthwillsetyoufree #falsenarratives #thebible #knowthestory #sharethestory #livethestory #Genesis1
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Satan was full of himself; Jesus emptied himself. Which story will we pattern our lives after? That’s the question I posed over the weekend at Lake Ann’s “refresh” retreat.

What a gorgeous early fall weekend at beautiful Lake Ann. And it was an incredible blessing to watch women opening their hearts to the truth of the Bible and the influence of our good shepherd, Jesus. Many women trusted Jesus for the first time or in a significant way over the weekend. I’m so blessed to be part.

I also loved serving alongside the amazing team at @lakeanncamp and the talented #rekindle worship team from @cedarville . What a treat to link arms with other servant leaders like these.

#livelikeitstrue #ispeaktoserve #lovemakingnewfriends #makeJesusknown #bibleteacher #letsopentheword #womensretreat22 #womensconference22 #womensevent22 #womenseventspeaker #christianspeaker #christianspeakersandwriters #christianwomensevent
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Is there someone you'd rather not save a seat at Jesus's table? Someone who has sinned far more than you?

If you exclude that other sinner from the table, then you too are excluded, for sin is a condition we all share—and without Jesus, there's nothing we can do about it.

Pride says, "She doesn't belong here!"
Humility says, "Neither do I."

Jesus, help me to see the other sinner in my life—not as "that sort", but as the same sort as me.

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It was a joy to share this message about "Comparing My Sin and Your Sin" at Lake Ann camp this weekend. I wish you could have been there to watch the many tearful women, laying down a card that represented "that other sinner" in surrender before the Lord.

It was such a beautiful display of humility; it brought tears to my eyes. I think it was beautiful to the Father, as well.

#comparisongirl #prideandhumility
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Why did God create us? Why is there so much pain and suffering? What hope do we have for the future? And how can we live like it’s true?

Come join me for a new season on the Live Like It's True podcast where we’re talking through our Origin Story in Gen. 1-3.

This first conversation with @nancyguthrienashville was so helpful, hopeful, and inspiring. Here’s a link or check my IG bio:

https://wp.me/p7IZQm-86R

#LiveLikeItsTrue #TrueStory #BiblePodcast #StudyGodsWord #BibleStudy #BiblesStory #Storytelling #StorytellingTips #StorytellingPodcast #ChristianPodcast #ChristianWomen #TheGospel #adamandeve #manandwife #manandwoman #inhisimage #forbiddenfruit #thedevilisaliar #genesisstudy #thetruthwillsetyoufree #createdbygod #falsenarratives #thegospelcoalition #reviveourhearts #thebible #knowthestory #sharethestory #livethestory #thebible #wordofgod
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Speaking memories. When I look at my upcoming schedule (first retreat this weekend!) and wonder, “Can I do this? How can I do this?” I look back and remember: I never could. But He who is in me is greater.

How are you relying on God to do what only He can today?

#livelikeitstrue #ispeaktoserve #lovemakingnewfriends #makeJesusknown #bibleteacher #letsopentheword #womensretreat22 #womensconference22 #womensevent22 #womenseventspeaker #christianspeaker #christianspeakersandwriters #christianwomensevent
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