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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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Jun 23, 2019

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!

Jun 19, 2019

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!

Jun 11, 2019

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!

Jun 2, 2019

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!

May 26, 2019

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.

May 19, 2019

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!

May 11, 2019

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.

May 5, 2019

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!

Apr 28, 2019

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!

Apr 22, 2019

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.

Apr 14, 2019

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!

Apr 7, 2019

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.

Mar 31, 2019

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!

Mar 25, 2019

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!

Mar 20, 2019

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!

Mar 10, 2019

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.

Mar 3, 2019

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.

Feb 26, 2019

On a day that should have been one of the happiest of her life, Melinda Means, author of Invisible Wounds, experienced a terrible longterm setback. In this interview, she shares what she hid for years, revealing the hope-filled lessons she learned along the way. If you suffer from chronic physical, spiritual or emotional pain, this episode will leave you with encouragement and tools for a better future.

Feb 19, 2019

Following the Holy Spirit can be intimidating. Questions arise like, "What if He asks me to give up control?" or "What if He takes me someplace I don't want to go?"

Cheri and Amy have grappled with the same questions. They're learning to surrender to the Holy Spirit, though, because they're starting the see the unexpected joy of seeing Him as a present from God.

This episode is filled with their real-life stories of learning to receive, unwrap and enjoy the Holy Spirit as a gift!

Feb 10, 2019

Some of us get squirmy when the subject of the Holy Spirit comes up. We're not too sure what to do with this sometimes-controversial person of the Trinity, but Suzie Eller, author of the Spirit-Led Heart leads us to engage with Him.

In this conversation, Suzie unpacks the roles and impact of the Holy Spirit and tells us why relationship with Him is transformational in your everyday life. You can be empowered by the Holy Spirit; it's a promise!

Feb 4, 2019

It's such a human habit to keep on doing what you've always done, hoping for different results. (It's also been informally dubbed the definition of insanity...)

In this episode, Amy and Cheri process what they learned while following through on their intentional pre-decisions to do things differently — during the holidays and during their spontaneous January sabbatical.

The good news is that we aren't trapped in our ruts; we have an open invitation from Jesus to follow Him from our old into His new!

Jan 1, 2019

The New Year is full of possibilities ... and uncertainties. Join Amy and Cheri for a frank discussion of where we look for validation when we're feeling insecure and the difference it makes when Jesus fills our empty places. They also share their words for 2019, along with an announcement about how they're already living those words out.

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