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Grit 'n' Grace: Good Girls Breaking Bad Rules

Grit ‘n’ Grace is refreshment for women worn out from following bad rules, working to keep everybody else happy, and overextending their time and emotions. Through interviews with insightful and inspiring guests, Cheri Gregory and Amy Carroll will help you to: · Recalculate your journey from our culture’s bad rules to your own Jesus-made path. · Overcome error terror as you commit to learning from failure. · Replace the exhaustion of self-made goodness with the rest of God’s grace. · Discern whose input to invite and whose feedback to forget. · Leverage the strength of your emotions instead of either ignoring or being ruled by them.
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Dec 29, 2016

In this episode, Cheri and Amy wrap up the Holiday Break series by sharing the flaws and fabulous of their Christmas with their usual humor and candor.

The lessons learned are ones that all reforming perfectionists and people-pleasers will embrace.

Dec 17, 2016

With wisdom, wit, and great tenderness, Michele Cushatt talks about the pain Jesus suffered to alleviate our pain. The wounds He received to heal our wounds. This is the very grace we need for dealing with other hurting people.

Join us as Michele shares the remedy for our smarting souls with Cheri and Amy.

Dec 11, 2016

We all need grace for our failures, and Jesus' disciples needed it too.

Suzie Eller points to both Judas and Peter as stunning failures who had Jesus' forgiveness extended to them. One chose to accept grace and one rejected it.

Will we live a life of thank you for the grace we've been extended? This is the perfect season receive grace with thankfulness.

Dec 2, 2016

How can we truly focus on others in healthy ways this holiday season?

When holiday emotions are high, God calls us to follow Jesus' example in cherishing others and handling them gently.

Cheri and Amy discuss how to shift our thinking in ways that lovingly prioritize our people.

Nov 29, 2016

The holidays inevitably boil up some difficult emotions. Childhood hurts fly reemerge, too many people around fray our nerves, or loneliness leaves us feeling hollow.

Cheri and Amy process helpful ways to deal with our emotions instead of just pushing them down only to have them pop up later.

Nov 22, 2016

Every holiday image we see is centered around family, friends, and rooms full of smiling people.

Facing a holiday spent alone — or feeling alone — is hard.

Cheri and Amy talk about shifting our perspective so that a "silent night" isn't a painful night but one filled with peace instead.

Nov 15, 2016

What to wear? What to wear? With humor and practical tips, Cheri and Amy, along with special guest Kim Nowlin, attack the bad rules of holiday fashion and body image.

Dress yourself to match your inner sparkle this holiday season!

Nov 10, 2016

Although it's pretty funny to have a host and co-host who are challenged in the kitchen talking about the ultimate holiday meals, Cheri and Amy get to the heart.

Food isn't just fuel for our bodies; it's juice for relationships too.

Nov 3, 2016

We've all tried to achieve decorations that live up to the pages of a magazine only to fall short and fall-out with exhaustion.

Cheri and Amy offer solutions that will delight your heart and express your truest self.

Don't forget to visit the website for even more amazing resources! gritngrace.info

Oct 27, 2016


There's nothing better than seeing someone light up when they open your gift... until you open the new year bills.

Cheri and Amy talk about giving out of our abundance as a solution for the post-Christmas blues, and they give practical suggestions for great gifts you can give this year!

Oct 20, 2016

Is there an alternative to filling our calendars and emptying our wallets with endless activities and trips this Thanksgiving and Christmas?

This holiday season we can make proactive decisions that leave more margin for joy in our interactions with others.

Cheri and Amy give two word mash-ups that will help us identify what's worth it and what's not.

Oct 12, 2016

In the first of the Holiday Break episodes, Cheri and Amy tease out the difficult issues of holiday expectations and traditions.

How do we decide what's worth keeping and what needs to go?

They come up with key questions to ask and a permission slip to enable you to move away from holiday dread and move toward more delight.

Oct 5, 2016

Cheri and Amy process lessons learned from Lucille Zimmerman about play and grief. 

There are choices to be made in both: Will we choose the bonding play provides? Will we let time soften and redeem?

Sep 27, 2016

We've pinned negative labels on some very human processes like play and grieving. Play is often consider slacking and grief is sometimes seen as a pity party.

Lucille Zimmerman, author of Renewed, explains why both are essential to the full life and how they serve as powerful tools to creativity and healing.

Sep 20, 2016

Cheri and Amy process last week's interview with Sheila Gregoire through the lens of conflict and no-black-and-white circumstances.

It turns out that messy doesn't mean ugly. There is redemption and positive personal change that happens when we face the natural complications of life instead of ducking them.

Sep 12, 2016

For most reforming perfectionists, peace seems like the ultimate goal no matter how it's attained.

Sheila Wray Gregoire shares that true peace is often attained through painful conflict. She helps us to understand the difference between conflict and fighting.

Sep 7, 2016

Cheri and Amy discuss the hard but important work of developing new ways to develop greater happiness.

As they examine their own happiness habits (and their opposites!), gratitude, hope, and choosing the positive emerge as ways to break out of the rut of our default to unhappy.

Aug 29, 2016

Jennifer Dukes Lee talks about ideas from her newest book, The Happiness Dare, that challenge our church girl preconceptions about happiness.

She helps Cheri and Amy answer questions we all have like:

  • Does God want me to be happy?
  • Do I have to act happy when I'm sad?
  • Why do I find happiness in things that other people don't?

It's really ok—listen and increase your happiness quotient today!

Aug 23, 2016

What do you do when someone's perfectionism is driving you around the bend? When the relationship is about to end?

Valuing perfection over people shatters relationships, so Cheri and Amy tease out solutions for being on both the giving and receiving end of relationship-eroding perfection.

Aug 14, 2016

Failure can seem like a total loss. An unredeemable mess. A sum total of zero.

But what if we redefine failure? What if we start to recognize the growth opportunities in our failures?

Amy and Cheri talk with Michele Cushatt about her encounters with failure and how it’s changed her view of perfectionism. Don’t miss her rich wisdom!

Aug 10, 2016

God works His good plan in the midst of very imperfect circumstances and in the lives of flawed people.

Cheri and Amy discuss the struggle of embracing failure in the reality of our messiness. 

Join with them and grab onto the hope of a Perfect God who redeems our failures!

Aug 5, 2016

At best, failure is uncomfortable for us, and more often it’s excruciating. 

Kathi Lipp shares how she’s learned to leverage failure and view it as a friend. 

In our relationships, work, and ministry, we can start to use failure as a tool instead of as a weapon against ourselves.

Jul 28, 2016

In this impromptu episode, Amy and Cheri process a week of FOMO, failure, and flashes of insight.

We want you to weigh in, too: What is your definition of grit?

Jul 14, 2016

Part of creating a perfect facade is covering bad motives with an approval-winning actions.

Cheri & Amy dig deep and get real about the ways they've looked good while masking skewed motivations and discuss the do-able solution.

Join them as they process how to use our gifts for God's glory and bask in God's love-- from the inside out.

Jul 6, 2016

For women who struggle with perfectionism and people-pleasing, the finish line always seems maddeningly elusive.

How does it change things to walk with Jesus?

Suzie Eller talks with Cheri & Amy about a shift toward rest that our lives can take when we accept Jesus' call to "Come with Me."

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