Do you have a passion to make a difference, but you feel alone? Amanda Davison, founder of A Wife Like Me, used what she once considered a weakness to build a dynamic team. Using social media and engaging online content, she and her team have created a community where they're lowering the divorce rate by strengthening existing marriages through the hearts of wives. You'll learn how to view your weaknesses in a whole new way in this episode of the Seed Sender Series.
Today's guest, Jenn Hand, moves into disaster instead of away from it. On purpose. With the seeds of trauma counseling and personal joy in her hands, Jenn has ministered to hundreds in crisis situations including the earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. How can she possibly bring joy into the midst of death and devastation? Listen in as Jenn explains the source of strength in her seed sender life.
When you think of producing spiritual fruit for God, how does it make you feel? Amy and Cheri confess that guilt was their long-time reaction. "Surely we're never doing enough!" they thought. But fruit production doesn't happen the way we've thought. Learn in this episode how to step into the fruitfulness for which you're created!
Why are we constantly shocked by our humanity? Our limits? Our needs? Amy and Cheri discuss the difficult beauty of our neediness and the exquisite solution that ends our struggle against weakness. If you're constantly fighting to be more, listen to this episode about the power of being less. This isn't a place to wrestle. It's a spot to rest.
"What is my calling?" When our heart's desire is to follow God, that's the question in our Top 10 during every phase of life. While it often feels hard to know what to do next, it's actually simpler than we ever thought. Amy and Cheri boil down our best life—led by the calling of God—to two basic steps that we can all take. If you're struggling to find your current calling, make sure to listen to this one. You're doing better than you think!
When did we decide that it was our job to re-work ourselves, the woman God created? Cheri and Amy discuss the difficulties of releasing transformation to our Creator while embracing every facet of the person He made us to be. Sometimes the the very quirk that we've hidden that He wants most to use in this world. If you're not convinced, we get it—but listen in for more!
Turn about's fair play, so this is Amy's week to get into Cheri's business! As usual, a little drama and a lot of giggles ensue. In this episode, Cheri and Amy discuss the unexpected power of dis-appointing people and the beauty of embracing the story you never wanted. Their final conclusion about over-authorizing people and demanding a happy ending will surprise you.
Amy's not usually confrontational, but in this episode she asks Cheri, "Why do you have to be all up in my business?!" In return, Amy gives an "anonymous caller" the answer she least wants. Listen in for all the drama and the tool Cheri created that's proving to be both a curse and blessing in Amy's life. We guarantee that you need it too... even if it gets all up in your business!
How can you shed an old label? When you're facing conflict, is there a way to handle it besides faking fine or ghosting? If you're tired of the worn out habits that hold you back, today's episode hold fresh ways out that will propel you forward. And don't miss out on hearing Cheri and Amy's super-hero names. It might inspire you to make a cape of your own!
Okay... maybe failure isn't the best thing, but it's definitely not the worst! Amy and Cheri discuss the upsides of failure (their second-most-dreaded word) as well as a counter-intuitive perspective on expectations. Want to have a paradigm shift on two of the pitfalls of perfectionism and people-pleasing? Tune in today!
Most of us live in the tension between suffocating pressures and the fear of change. We want to live differently, but we're running-on-empty, unsure of whether we're able to move into a new way of life.
In this "short for summer" episode, the Grit 'n' Grace intern team shares great insights as Amy and Cheri unpack the struggles and solutions they've found while creating change in their own lives. Ready to live above life's inevitable pressures? This one's for you!
Cue the drumroll, please... this is the both the third anniversary of Grit 'n' Grace and the launch episode for Cheri & Amy's new book, Exhale! (Party sounds, wooohooos & all the rest in the background).
In this episode, guest hosted by Grit 'n' Grace's first and favorite guest, Kathi Lipp, we dish on losing old labels, loving the person God created us to be (weirdness and all), and living our one life well. Join the party and enjoy the celebration!
In this second part of the Friday night message from the first ever Grit 'n' Grace Girls Getaway, Amy and Cheri discuss their baddest bad rules and biggest "ah-ha!" moments from three years of processing life together.
Join in, as Cheri shares the results of a recent listener survey (download it and see for yourself!) and Amy reveals the impact of seeing 3 years' worth of bad rules in one long list. You'll hear about the evening's powerful closing exercise and laugh along as perfectionism sneaks up on Cheri right at the very end.
In their first ever Grit 'n' Grace Girls Getaway, Amy and Cheri unpacked All The Things for good girls. In this episode, you'll get a virtual front seat to hear the replay as they talk about the roots of Grit 'n' Grace and the two different kinds of perfectionists. Amy also explains why there's no set formula for a "bad rule," but she quotes a fellow blogger with a word picture that you'll never forget. Don't miss this fun!
What's your reaction to being given the immeasurably more life? Maybe you feel a mix of emotions similar to Cheri and Amy's: excited, scared, anticipating, and out-of-control. In this episode, they process these conflicting emotions as well as what each says about our beliefs about God. Amy and Cheri also end with a discussion of the ways they've seen God's immeasurably more promise come to pass in their own lives. Not as scary as it may seem! Tune in to embrace this amazing life that you've been promised.
We all live in the tension between expectancy and disappointment, so what do we do when we're overcome by the "uns" of life? How do we handle unanswered prayers, unfulfilled dreams and unmet expectations?
Wendy Pope, author of Yes, No & Maybe, gives us practical advice to help us rise above living in lack and step into immeasurably more with God. This interview is packed with power and hope, so don't miss it!
We all know where the road of good intentions leads, right? We all have good intentions, but we know that they're never quite enough. "My heart was in the right place," is an excuse that Amy has made for far too long, but Cheri points out a better way in this episode. In this follow-up conversation about Deidra Rigg's book, One, there's a truly transforming epiphany. Tune in to hear the trade we all need to make!
Ponder this question: "Am I going to be a loving person or not?" Life could change dramatically if we all asked ourselves that question before every interaction and reaction. Deidra Riggs, author of One: Unity in a Divided Word, brings challenging insights into how to build oneness in our everyday lives, speaking into a culture that seems to have more divides than bridges. Don't miss this riveting interview that could change us all for the better.
The house must be spotless. The food must be gourmet. Your outfit must color coordinate (and your apron must match). These are bad hospitality rules that have held Cheri and Amy hostage.
But what if none of these are true? What if we can embrace connection over perfection? When we can, hospitality looks much more like the heart that God always intended. Today's conversation by two awkward hostesses will give you hope that you can be hospitable too!
Sometimes the celebration just doesn't seem worth it. The cleaning, the cooking, and the planning can be overwhelming, so we just avoid it altogether.
But what if we've over-complicated hospitality, letting our perfectionism get in the way of something really good?
Christen Price, author of Invited, shares how to choose connection over perfection when we hostess. This episode will leave you with a new perspective on hospitality and out-of-the-box (so worth it!) ways to connect with the ones you love.
In our driven, multi-tasking culture it's so, so hard to rest. But what if rest is the key? What if rest, not work, is just what you've been looking for to find your way back to your truest, God-created self? It's not just possible to bring God great glory in rest, it's actually a requirement.
Amy and Cheri process their struggles with rest and share what they're learning through a few simple practices. Rest just might be what we reforming perfectionists and people-pleasers need most!
It's easy to get lost. Not the kind of lost that you can fix with a GPS, but the kind of lost when you don't quite remember who you are anymore. Michele DeRusha, author of True You, helps us to find our way back to the person God created us to be. Pushing back the false facade of busyness and achievement, we can find wholeness and healing. This touching interview is fuel for the real you who's waiting for you to find your way back!
In a hilariously pathetic conversation, Amy and Cheri chronicle their objections, obstacles, and abject failures with rest. Thankfully, in a turn of the tide, they also give some powerful but simple solutions to their rest issues. If you want to laugh at two women with struggles instead of crying over your own, you'll want to tune in. Misery loves company after all!
How many times recently have you awakened in the morning with the thought, "I'm still so tired"? Dr. Saundra Dalton, author of Sacred Rest, says that many of us have made chronic rest deficit our norm. The good news is that in this interview, she offers solutions beyond the quick fixes that have left us disappointed. Tune in for a truly transforming conversation that will help you to create deeply restorative rest.
It often seems safer and less painful to hide our hurts. Could there possibly be an advantage to revealing them? Cheri and Amy talk through painful times that were actually improved by bringing the hard things into the light. Grounded in the truth that the Lord is close to the broken-hearted, they unpack the gifts of transparency and authenticity that far surpass the "safety" of keeping hurts hidden.