Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Courageous Women in the Bible

Courage never comes easy, but if we put our trust in God, He will give us the courage. Each of these courageous women in the Bible faced challenging situations but found in God the courage to do what needed to be done. May we use their examples as reminders that through God, we can do mighty works.



When God sent the storm and Sisera’s chariot got clogged in the mud, Sisera dismounted and ran on foot to get away. He came to the home of Heber and Jael, and since Heber and Jabin the king were allies, Sisera thought nothing of it when Jael invited him into their tent. She offered him … Continue reading Jael

Deborah the warrior

Deborah the Warrior

Deborah accompanied Barak, Zebulun, and Naphtali to Kadesh. They brought with them an army of ten thousand men under Barak’s command.  After they got into position, word reached Sisera that Barak had gone up to Mount Tabor, so Sisera gathered together all his chariots and his entire army. Sisera’s army waited at the bottom of … Continue reading Deborah the Warrior

Deborah and Barak

Deborah and Barak

As the people of Israel came to Deborah for wisdom and advice, one man who didn’t go to Deborah was Barak, the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali. Deborah knew that God was speaking to him, but he wasn’t responding. So she sent word for him to come to her so that she might … Continue reading Deborah and Barak

Deborah gives advice

Deborah Gives Advice

The book of Judges can be a pretty depressing read as we see how the Hebrew people continually lost sight of their faith and went astray. When they woke up and begged God to help them, He sent them judges.  The people listened and obeyed for awhile, but then the judges died, and they went … Continue reading Deborah Gives Advice



Just as the daughters of Zelophehad petitioned for women’s property rights, we see in Joshua 15 another daughter who spoke out for her own property inheritance.  We meet Achsah when Caleb, her father, offered her in marriage to whoever could conquer the city of Debir.  His nephew Othniel took the challenge and succeeded, and was … Continue reading Achsah

Rahab rescued and redeemed

Rahab Rescued and Redeemed

The fear in the land of Jericho increased when all of Israel crossed over the Jordan on dry land. As the Hebrews made their final preparations, the land of Jericho went into lockdown. Joshua 6:1 tells us, “Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and … Continue reading Rahab Rescued and Redeemed

Rahab seeks protection

Rahab Seeks Protection

Rahab waited for an opportunity to leave behind her old life and start a new life with the one true God. After professing her faith to the Hebrew spies, she then had a request for them. “Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that, as I have dealt kindly with you, you also … Continue reading Rahab Seeks Protection

Rahab professes her faith

Rahab Professes Her Faith

After Rahab hid the Israelite spies and sent the king’s men on a wild goose chase, she went up to the roof to talk with the men. The first thing Rahab did was let them know that she knew all about them. “I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the … Continue reading Rahab Professes Her Faith

Rahab Protects Spies

Rahab Protects the Spies

After decades of wandering in the wilderness, the time had finally come for the Hebrew nation to enter the Promised Land. Moses had died and Joshua was the new leader. He sent two men to scout out the land and report back the situation. The two men entered the city of Jericho and found lodging … Continue reading Rahab Protects the Spies

Hebrews escape Egypt

Hebrews Escape Egypt

As God prepared His people to leave Egypt, the plagues grew more severe. Locust, darkness, and finally, death. But in the death, God instituted a new tradition, the Passover. Moses gave the Hebrew people specific instructions in how they were to observe Passover. He explained that when they arrived at their promised land, they would … Continue reading Hebrews Escape Egypt

Pharaoh's daughter

Pharaoh’s Daughter

The Bible gives us little information about Pharaoh’s daughter, but it does give us insight into the life she lived. We know that as the daughter of the reigning Pharaoh, she was an Egyptian princess. We also know the kind of man her father was. The Pharaoh was an insecure ruler who feared the Hebrew … Continue reading Pharaoh’s Daughter

Young Miriam

Young Miriam

As a young girl, Miriam witnessed Pharaoh’s attempts to kill Hebrew baby boys. She was there when Moses was born and overheard her parents’ conversations, wondering what they would do to save their baby. As a young girl with an active imagination, how Miriam must have worried as she helped rock Moses to sleep, fearful that … Continue reading Young Miriam



During the time that Pharaoh was trying to exterminate the Israelite line, Amram, a Levite, married Jochebed, daughter of a Levite. They had a daughter, Miriam, then Jochebed conceived again and bore a son. Pharaoh’s command was that all baby boys be thrown into the river, but when Jochebed saw her beautiful baby boy, she … Continue reading Jochebed

Shiphrah and Puah

In the midst of a difficult time for the Hebrews in Egypt, God rose up two unexpected heroes – midwives Shiphrah and Puah. The king called in the two women and told them that when they were on the birthstool, if they saw that the baby was a son, they should kill him, but if … Continue reading Shiphrah and Puah

Mrs. Noah obeys

Mrs. Noah Obeys

The Bible teaches wives to submit to our husbands, but what if he does something that makes no sense? Imagine what Mrs. Noah thought when her husband came home and told her he’d heard from God and God wanted him to build a giant ark in their backyard. Though it sounded outlandish, she trusted him. … Continue reading Mrs. Noah Obeys

Worn out women - Rizpah

Worn Out Women: Rizpah

We have one last story to share in our Worn Out Women series. In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look at Rizpah, King Saul’s concubine who went through unimaginable circumstances, yet she stood strong in her faith. Rizpah’s Story Though a concubine was little more than a royal slave, after Saul died, Rizpah … Continue reading Worn Out Women: Rizpah


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