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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 30, 2017

In the end-cap episode of the Retrospect series, Amy & Cheri talk about a topic that most of us avoid-- conflict. Both of them included points in their manifestos that address conflict because this has been an area of struggle. It's been a pain point that kept them from having strong, intimate relationships. Find out how we can employ both grit and grace to walk through conflict well.

 
Dec 23, 2017

In a flash, our people can seem like obstacles instead of priorities. How can we make sure that the most important people top the most important list? Amy & Cheri process how tasks can get in the way, but how the ones God gives us to love are what matter most. This episode holds the key to joy in the New Year.

 
Dec 17, 2017

Creating change is tough, and maintaining change is even harder. Amy & Cheri discuss the changes they want to make in 2018 and two crucial steps to keep up the momentum. If you have goals for change in the New Year, you won't want to miss this one!

 
Dec 11, 2017

What happens when we shift our focus to God in ALL we do, including our work? Amy and Cheri discuss a new paradigm that changes everything to which we put our hands. If you need a fresh perspective on your work — no matter if you're a care-giver, a career woman or a mom — this one's for you!

 
Dec 4, 2017

Which of your dreams have been left in the dust? Cheri & Amy plan how to recapture lost dreams in 2018 by paying attention, taking care of our own needs and creating white space. Let's make next year the year to dive back into the dreams of our hearts!

 
Nov 26, 2017

It's good news to know that we have a place to turn for ultimate solutions! Scripture holds the answers for our big questions and our everyday life. It's the source for both comfort and challenge.

Amy 'n' Cheri discuss how their understanding of scripture has grown over the years and how Truth has become increasingly valued in their lives over their own opinions. <Gasp! Smile.>

 
Nov 20, 2017

It's a tough goal, but Cheri and Amy long to BE the kind of friend that they want to have. Keeping confidences and taking care of their own needs are just a couple of ways they're working to be better friends. Join us to think through how you can be a safe harbor for your friends too!

 
Nov 12, 2017

How's the strength of your personal community? Cheri and Amy discuss their goal to continue to build a strong friend network, pursue tight-knit relationships and turn away from isolation. Let's make 2018 the year that we draw close!

Nov 6, 2017

There is power in a Personal Manifesto! Cheri and Amy discuss how they created their own and share an invaluable, free resource for you to write yours.

This week they share the point in their manifestos that determine identity, the foundation of a richer life, and the steps they'll take in 2018 to live on those firm footings.

Oct 30, 2017

Want to learn from 2017 & get the most out of 2018? Examine your life with our new Retrospect series! Join Amy and Cheri in celebrating imperfect progress and committing to continued growth.

Oct 22, 2017

Cheri and Amy are both in the stage of parenting adults, and it's a sticky blessing. They process the right questions to ask, some scripts to perfect and healthy ways to examine the past when all the wheels have fallen off.

If you're a new mom, this will help you plan ahead while moms in the adult-parenting phase will feel the comeraderie of dwelling together in the trenches!

Oct 15, 2017

What's a mom to do when her adult son or daughter runs off the rails? Lori Wildenburg, author of Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home, gives us a key question and tools that lead to helpful solutions.

Arm yourself with the wise strategies Lori offers as you walk into difficult situations with your kids.

Oct 8, 2017

n our funks, in the midst of criticism, and in the battle with sin, we have choices. Sometimes the best choice is the hardest choice, and we need strength to make it.

Where can we find that strength? Cheri and Amy talk about seeking the strength and support we need that lead to the changes that make our lives better.

Oct 1, 2017

Lisa Whittle, author of Put On Your Warrior Boots, talks about how to tell ourselves the truth and be truth-tellers in ways that changes lives-- both our own and others'. She helps us activate our faith to walk through life Jesus strong, facing our battles with strength.

Listen to this one and charge out to face your world!

Sep 24, 2017

Even when we have a true desire to serve others, it can be complicated. Everything from mixed motives to schedules to lack of information can be obstacles to generous service.

Cheri and Amy talk through how to serve others well with great joy and provide practical tools for responding to the "heartdrops" of others.

Sep 17, 2017

In our very divided world, people are craving love. Karen Ehman, author of Listen. Love. Repeat., shares inventive ways to create meaningful acts of love in our everyday world, sharing the heart of Jesus everywhere we are.

Karen helps us to develop the gift of paying attention and acting.

Sep 10, 2017

In Tricia Lott Williford's interview (episode 65), she talked about who she'd invite to her dinner party. In this follow-up episode, Cheri and Amy create the dream team that would surround their dining room tables.

Listen and create your own list of people who would be invited to your soiree! It's a revealing list of shared respect.

Sep 3, 2017

With the power and vulnerability of personal stories, Tricia Lott Williford shares the secrets of finding confidence, trashing "trolls", and living with joy.

Listen in to find out her dinner-party tool for finding the confidence-builders you let into your life!

Aug 27, 2017

In this sometimes serious, sometimes hilarious (the word naked might be mentioned... just sayin') episode, Cheri & Amy discuss what it takes to create real change in our lives.

They also reveal the little girl inside that they'd like to recapture, and Cheri tells a story that will leave you doubled-over. Don't miss this one!

Aug 27, 2017

Who is the girl you wanted to be and where did she go?

Chrystal Evans Hurst leads us on a rescue mission to find and recapture the best part of ourselves. She encourages us to move toward change but also shares the mechanics of forward movement.

Aug 13, 2017

What could be better than a well-behaved child? A child who has learned to love Jesus! Cheri and Amy process their successes and failures in parenting and think about how they'd do it differently with a do-over.

If you need to leverage both grit and grace in your parenting, this one's for you!

Aug 6, 2017

Erin MacPherson, author of Put the Disciple Into Discipline: Parenting with Love & Limits, clarifies the purpose of discipline in a child's life. As parents, we want to create Jesus-followers, not just good citizens.

Creating an atmosphere of  grace and mercy along with consequences is just one key that Erin shares in this highly practical interview as she teaches us to shape our child's heart not just influence their behavior.

Jul 30, 2017

It's so much easier to be "normal", but Cheri & Amy process the adventure inserted into life when we make the unexpected choice... the Jesus choice.

With their usual humor and transparency, they unpack the uncommon ways we can enhance our relationships and decisions every day. You can find out Amy's super hero status in this episode too. Be assured that it's NOT Wonder Woman!

Jul 23, 2017

We live in a world that wants us to be ordinary-- be like everyone else, look like everyone else, act like everyone else. Carey Scott, author of Uncommon, calls us higher to live an extraordinary, God-honoring life.

In this inspiring interview, It's a challenge that will stir your heart and move you forward!

Jul 16, 2017

Cheri & Amy discuss the painful truth that perfection and performance actually strip the life from our relationships rather than nurturing them. That's hard for reforming perfectionists, who try to do it all right in an attempt to connect with others, to grasp!

Tune in today to hear their freeing conclusions and some funny thoughts about hairy legs.

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