Even if "control freak" has felt like part of your DNA, you can lose that label today. In fact, you can lose it in a minute. Listen to this episode where Amy and Cheri lose who they're not — control freaks — and unpack the joy of moving into the new identity of "surrendered." It's as simple as one … [Read more...] about Episode #198: How to Lose the Old “Control Freak” Label
Often, when we think of surrender, we think of weakness and giving up. But what if it's the opposite? What if surrender is where true power is found? Barb Roose, author of Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus, explains the downsides of control and the beautiful benefits of letting God lead. … [Read more...] about Episode #197: How to Harness the Transforming Power of Surrender
Do you ever feel like happiness is for other people, not you? In this episode, Cheri and Amy discuss the difficulties of embracing the happiness that's ours in Christ. As we learned in the last episode, all who are His have happiness as their birthright. It's time to cancel our "happiness exemption" … [Read more...] about Episode #196: How to Cancel Your Happiness Exemption
When it comes to the conversation about race, are you… Afraid to ask questions or speak up for fear of “saying it wrong?” Tired of divisive messages from the noisy extremes? Overwhelmed by the amount of information and unsure where to find reliable sources? If you … [Read more...] about A Special Invitation to You from Amy
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!