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Anna Spafford Part 1

By November 24, 2020April 22nd, 2022Christian Living, Podcasts1 min read

Anna Spafford (1842-1923): While we have talked about many exemplary and admirable women worth knowing, every now and then it’s good to look at the stories of those whose testimonies were less than stellar as an example of what NOT to do! Such is the case with Anna Spafford, wife of Horatio Spafford, most famously known as the author of the beloved hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul.” While Anna and Horatio’s lives were filled with dubious decisions and theological wanderings, they remind us that we are all deeply flawed human beings, and that sometimes the Lord works not just through us, but in spite of us!


Join us each week for a lively conversation between author Cheryl Brodersen and history teacher Jasmine Alnutt as they explore the lives of well-known—and not so well-known—Christian women in history. Trust us—these are definitely women worth knowing! Visit

Cheryl currently oversees the Joyful Life women’s Bible study at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. She also hosts a weekly podcast called “Women Worth Knowing,” highlighting women from all walks of life, past and present, and the lives they led for the Lord. Cheryl is also a frequent speaker at women’s retreats and conferences around the world.

Jasmine Alnutt is from Washington State and graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.