What if the pursuit of happiness has gotten a bad rap? What if it's not wrong or selfish but rather part of who we're meant to be? Katie Orr, the author of Secrets of the Happy Soul, explains the true meaning and source of happiness, giving us the green light to chase it with all our hearts. You'll … [Read more...] about Episode #195: What if Happy is Holy?
In a frank discussion, Cheri and Amy process the steps (and mis-steps) required to move into a victorious life. They unpack how to leave your old stories in favor of the new one, how to leverage your past as a tool, and how to vanquish your habit of trying to fix it all. It takes God's power to … [Read more...] about Episode #194: Walking in Your New Life of Victory
People almost always become a victim by circumstances beyond their control, but even when your circumstances change, it's hard to lose the label. With great compassion and tenderness, Cynthia Garrett, a victim of childhood sexual abuse, rape, abuse, and cancer, shares the tools she's learned to move … [Read more...] about Episode #193: You Can Leave Your “Victim” Label Behind
One of the greatest lies that keeps us isolated in suffering is the demonic hiss, "You're the only one." In this episode, Cheri and Amy dispel that lie by transparently sharing their own struggles with anxiety and depression. If you feel stuck and/or alone in dealing with your own mental health … [Read more...] about Episode #192: You’re Not Alone in Anxiety and Depression
Would you be surprised to know that a Superior Court Judge in California has suffered from anxiety and depression? Tim Fall, author of Running for Judge, has built a thriving family and career while wrestling with mental health issues. Sharing his story without shame, Tim is working to break down … [Read more...] about Episode #191: How to Handle Anxiety and Depression with Hope
Being prepared for any crisis or emergency can feel overwhelming, but we don't have to live in fear and paralysis. Using practical advice from Kathi Lipp, Cheri and Amy process their readiness and come up with three small steps forward that we can all take today. We can be ready for … [Read more...] about Episode #190: Three Practical Steps to Feel Confidence in Crisis
Recently, we've all been tested in the area of crisis preparedness. What grade would you give yourself? Were you ahead of the curve or scrambling to catch up? Kathi Lipp, author of Ready for Anything, gives us practical steps to be prepared when an emergency, natural disaster, or other crisis hits. … [Read more...] about Episode #189: How to Move Beyond the Catcher-Upper Life
In an unexpected plot twist, God didn't shut down Grit 'n' Grace. He simply gave the gifts of redirection and fresh focus. Cheri and Amy talk about what's going away in the podcast, what's staying, and what's new. They're over-the-moon excited about a new beginning, and you're a big part of it! … [Read more...] about Episode #188: Hello to Grit ‘n’ Grace 2.0!
All good things must come to an end. Or do they? In this episode, Cheri and Amy describe a near-miss and how God put them back on track. But it's a new track and a fresh vision for Grit 'n' Grace, so tune in for a funeral of sorts ... but mostly, an exciting … [Read more...] about Episode #187: Farewell to Good Girls Breaking Bad Rules
"Sometimes it's just easier to be alone." Have you ever thought that after wrestling with a complication of community? You're not alone! Cheri and Amy have a candid conversation about the challenges of being in community. Ultimately, though, community has pay-offs that make the difficulties worth … [Read more...] about Episode #186: Why the Complications of Community are So Worth It
We're all a mix of good and bad. Virtue and vice. This truth can leave us striving to fix ourselves and feeling like a failure when we fall short. Amy and Cheri discuss how we can tell the difference between the way God has made us and the unhealthy ways we've developed. Listen in to find freedom … [Read more...] about Episode #185: What to Do with the Parts of You that You Don’t Like
What books made your favorites list in 2019? In this episode, Cheri and Amy share their list and the top lessons they learned from them. If you're looking for a great read, listen in for books that will challenge you and shift your ways of thinking and … [Read more...] about Episode #184: How to Find Books that Create a Shift