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Let’s discover, together, how God’s grace intersects our everyday lives! GraceLaced Co. has always been about helping you turn your gaze to beauty and truth, and this podcast is designed to do the same as we tune our hearts to God’s transforming grace. Join GraceLaced founder, Ruth Chou Simons, and her co-host Eve Stipes (with special appearances from GraceLaced Team!) in this weekly podcast, as they discover grace, laced in every day, and talk about cultivating growth in every season.
 
Study Gateway's First Listens: Find your next Bible study! Join host Shelley Leith as she curates first sessions of Bible studies on various themes each season, taught by some of the world’s most influential Christian authors, teachers, and pastors. To learn more, visit https://StudyGateway.com.
 
Families are shaped one day at a time through the Word of God. The Foundations podcast helps you direct your family as you explore 12 key truths to connect your children's hearts—and yours—to the heart of God. Learn more about Ruth Chou Simons and Troy Simons at RuthAndTroy.com
 
A Christian women's podcast connecting you with Scripture-based encouragement and gospel hope. Host Bethany Barendregt is often joined by guests for conversations about relatable topics. No matter what we're discussing, we'll always be encouraging you to get into God's word and believe what He says about Himself - and about you.
 
We’ve believed the lie that our brokenness discounts us from creating and living beautiful lives for far too long. When it’s really our brokenness that leads us to surrender to the Creator of the most beautiful things. Are you ready to begin again? To heal the childhood wounds that may have robbed you of the ability to create beauty? To feel seen and known in your brokenness, maybe for the first time? In the Still Coloring podcast, author, speaker, and founder of Broken Crayons Still Color, ...
 
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Margaret Feinberg is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. Margaret talks about Bad Bettys of the Bible, her “foodiehood,” and the strangeness of writing a Bible study on Revelation during the pandemic. Her take on Revelation is different from the usual: she views it as a golden box containing an invitation to know and experience Jesus in his breatht…
 
Sandra Richter is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. Sandra discusses the challenges she faced in becoming a college professor specializing in Old Testament studies. Her passion is to make the real people, real places, and real faith of the characters who populate our Bible come alive, and we get to hear how she does that with skill in Episode One…
 
Lori Wilhite is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. Lori shares how she got her start in writing and teaching Bible studies geared mainly for pastors’ wives. She talks about the themes that surface most often in her studies of books of the Bible, which are identity, purpose, and joy. We then listen to Session One of her Beautiful Word study called …
 
Danielle Strickland is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. She discusses her unlikely background for a Bible teacher, her current “beautiful chaotic frenzy of loving, passionate activity,” and the despair and fears that drove her to write Better Together. We then listen to Session One of Better Together, a study about how women and men can heal the…
 
Karen Ehman is interviewed by host, Shelley Leith. She shares how she got her start as a Bible teacher, her greatest obstacle to becoming a Bible teacher, and about the new work she’s doing in the area of grief. We then listen to Session One of Listen, Love, Repeat, which is a study about getting over the “me-first you-second” way of living. Watch …
 
Do you struggle with prayer? It’s really just a simple way to have a conversation with God. The power of prayer is unleashed with these five short sentences: “Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.” Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible…
 
Through vulnerable storytelling and powerful in-depth teaching, Sheila Walsh offers a life-changing study on ten bedrock promises of God to give us a foundation for daily confidence, joy, and hope. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instant access to vi…
 
When the tasks in front of you feel impossible and you don't think you have what it takes to see them all the way through, how do you keep going? Listen in as Ruth unpacks the promise of Phil. 1:6, that God will finish what he starts. Scripture Mentioned Philippians 1:6 2 Corinthians 5:17 Ephesians 2:8-10 Resources Mentioned When Strivings Cease by…
 
Turning the metaphor upside down, Tim Keller contends that in this parable it is the Father who is the true prodigal (one who haves or gives on a lavish scale), as his expression of love for his sons is recklessly extravagant. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service th…
 
If you're feeling discontent or wrestling with selfishness, and all of it has you feeling totally unmotivated, this episode's for you. Join Eve as she practices preaching this truth to her own heart: your life isn't your own. Scripture Mentioned Colossians 1:3 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Galatians 2:20 Additional Resources GraceLaced Set Your Mind On Thi…
 
The Sermon on the Mount is the single most influential talk anybody ever gave. Renowned philosopher Dallas Willard calls it “Jesus’ Master Class for Life,” and he helps us apply its messages for human well-being and human well-doing. Watch the video of Session Two Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study ser…
 
Toni Collier sits down with Carlos Whittaker, human hope coach, to discuss his upcoming new release, “How to Human.” This book is all about the concept of being human, and being a good one. It talks about being someone that loves, that presses into pain and difference in discourse, and says, “You know what? I can love anyway. I can bring hope into …
 
When a lack of motivation makes every decision feel hard, how do you know what to spend time on or invest your energy in? Join Ruth for a coffee date about what it means to number our days in order to treasure what matters most. Scripture Mentioned Psalm 90:9-12 Additional Resources GraceLaced Quarterly Issue No. 8: LEGACY GraceLaced Teach Us To Nu…
 
No matter what the world throws at us each day–anxiety, fear, confusion, temptation–we have a choice of how to respond. We can either concede defeat or overcome the forces of evil by putting on the armor of God. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instan…
 
Toni Collier has a conversation with Jo Saxton, someone who has been like a mentor to her. Jo talks about the dysfunction in her previous church and healing from pain in the church experience. Toni and Jo discuss what it looks like to be in a church that is supposed to be worshiping God, that has a vertical posture to Him, but that’s also absolutel…
 
When the season you're in feels exhausting or overwhelming, remember this: God will sustain you. Listen in as Eve unpacks what it means to learn into God's sustaining power when you have zero motivation to keep moving forward. Additional Resources: Every Moment Holy by Douglass Kaine McKelvey and Ned Bustard Preach To Yourself Deck S1 | Preach to Y…
 
Truth by itself creates controversy, which we see when we try to prove our point rather than extending God’s grace. But when we combine truth with love and the other fruits of the Spirit, then we become appealing ambassadors for Christ. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study …
 
Oft-quoted, most-underlined, and most likely to be put on a plaque or an inspirational greeting card, Jeremiah 29:11 is everyone’s favorite verse for a reason. Discover God’s good plan for a hope and a future for you, and learn to trust God’s definition of “good” above your own. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Stud…
 
Toni Collier gets to have a conversation with Da’ Truth a.k.a. Emanuel Lambert. Toni and Da’ Truth talk about Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary. As their brother is dying, Jesus wept with them. He weeps and we generalize it, but what the Bible is actually calling us into is a very personal, intimate Jesus. The truth about that personal Jesus – that…
 
What do you do when the beginning of a new year finds you tired, worn out, and lacking motivation to do anything new? You're definitely not alone! Join Ruth and Eve for the fourth season of The GraceLaced Podcast where they dive into preaching truth to yourself when you feel unmotivated. Additional Resources: Every Moment Holy by Douglass Kaine McK…
 
Toni Collier and Dr. Alison Cook have a deep conversation about going back into our painful moments of our childhood – it is scary and hard but so very needed. They also discuss spiritual bypassing, and even talk about 13-year-old Toni. Through this conversation, Toni Collier and Dr. Alison Cook have a deep conversation about going back into our pa…
 
Toni Collier had the chance to have a conversation with her good friend Jessica Honegger, founder of Noonday. They talk about trauma, trauma being felt as pain, and that pain being experienced alone. When we wonder how in the world we feel seen, soothed, safe, and secure, it’s through community that we find people that will look us in the eye and s…
 
Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae suffered a breakdown from the buried impact of unhealed trauma. Hear his story, and join him in the studio for the recording of his biographical song, “Restore Me.” Watch the video of Session One (the podcast airs Session Three) Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study se…
 
Toni Collier has a discussion with Ruth Chou Simons about how sometimes we stay in our pain because we want to strive to numb the pain instead of striving to actually heal. The truth is that some of the greatest pain comes from our experience of rejection and trying to seek approval from others. It’s because we’re striving for world acceptance when…
 
Jennie Allen helps us do the impossible: change the way we think. We could waste away our entire lives if we never learn how to take our thoughts captive and replace our downward thought spiral with an upward spiral. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide and Conversation Cards Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible stu…
 
Welcome to a new season of the Still Coloring podcast where we dive into embracing pain. On this episode, Toni Collier has a conversation with Lysa TerKeurst about Lysa’s new book “Good Boundaries and Goodbyes.” We need to have boundaries in our lives that are strong enough to keep the bad stuff out, but permeable enough to let the good stuff in. L…
 
In this careful study of the encounters Jesus had with toxic people, Gary Thomas shows us we can follow Jesus’ example of walking away from toxic people and walking toward healthy relationships. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instant access to video…
 
In this episode most of the GraceLaced team sits down to talk about the traditions we grew up with, the traditions we're exploring and growing into, and how we're preparing our hearts for the month of December. With so many different seasons of life represented, we hope this conversation encourages you! Additional Resources Prepare Him Room Advent …
 
Rebekah Lyons teaches us to take charge of our mental wellness by practicing simple rhythms that bring us back to God during the times when anxiety and panic come crashing into our lives. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instant access to video studie…
 
It’s impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Pete Scazzero helps us discern which of the top ten symptoms of emotional un-healthiness are present in your life. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide and Day-by-Day Book Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives inst…
 
When we get caught in the trap of people-pleasing, we’re letting people take the place of God in our lives. Karen Ehman helps us learn to stop letting unpleasable people call the shots and live for the approval of God alone. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that…
 
It's a concept the GraceLaced team has been talking about a lot recently: what it means to "take heart." Whether you're currently navigating a trial or not, join Ruth and Eve for an encouraging conversation about hardship and ways to practically take heart in who God is and what He says. Additional resources: Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Sim…
 
Chris Hodges wrote Out of the Cave during the pandemic, from a place of great personal darkness. He talks about the stigma of depression, and his teachings from the life of Elijah give us hope for getting out of the cave. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gi…
 
Sarah Jakes Roberts, daughter of Bishop T. D. Jakes, teaches from the life of Eve in her new study, Woman Evolve. Session One is called, "Drop the Fig Leaves." Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instant access to video studies taught by hundreds of the …
 
Listen in as the GraceLaced team gathers for another conversation to wrap up season 3! This time they're talking about how to apply starting where you are in all the areas Ruth and Eve have dug into this season. It doesn't get more practical than this episode and we hope it serves you well! Resource mentioned: S2 | Everyday Habits for Spiritual Gro…
 
The mother-daughter team of Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright talk about how to pass down a legacy of faith from one generation to the next in Jesus Followers. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instant access to video studies taught by hundr…
 
When communication is hard and all the butterflies in your stomach are gone, how do you build intimacy and strengthen your marriage? In this episode, Ruth and Eve's husbands are joining them for a conversation about starting where you are when it comes to marriage. Additional resources: When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey The Meaning of Marriage b…
 
This study is so new, you're hearing it weeks before it's available to the public! Lysa TerKeurst tells us in Good Boundaries and Goodbyes that boundaries aren't just a good idea, they're a God idea. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instant access to …
 
Whether you've wished your jeans were a smaller size, or you've navigated brokenness in your body due to injury or chronic illness... this episode is for you. Listen in as Ruth and Eve discuss how to steward our bodies well, even if they're not the bodies we think we want. Resources mentioned: Breaking Free from Body Shame by Jess Connolly Suffer S…
 
Sadie Robertson Huff, who we watched grow up on her family's reality show, Duck Dynasty, is here with her new study, Who Are You Following? which deals with finding our real identity in following Jesus. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Study Gateway is a streaming video Bible study service that gives instant access …
 
Maybe you’ve settled into a community of friends and are thriving... but what if you're not? Maybe you’ve just moved to a new place or you feel like you’re starting over for another reason. Either way, Ruth and Eve's conversation in this episode will help encourage you to start where you are with the community around you. Scripture mentioned: 1 Cor…
 
This week's episode features one of our NEW studies, Crazy Faith by Michael Todd. In this episode we get the first installment in Michael's life story that involves baby faith and maybe faith. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide Today I’ve got a new study for you, Crazy Faith, by Michael Todd. In case you’re not famili…
 
Have you ever skipped time in the Word thinking, “I’ll just read later,” but then realized that you can’t actually remember the last time you opened your Bible outside of church? We’ve all been there, battling seasons of spiritual drought, but how do we get out of them? Join Ruth and Eve for a transparent conversation about starting where you are w…
 
Another wildly popular study on Study Gateway is Jennie Allen's Find Your People, which has struck a nerve in this pandemic of loneliness. This session is on how to connect with people already in proximity to us. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide This is one of those studies that I wish I didn’t need. Here’s my confe…
 
We're kicking off our New & Popular season with one of our most-watched studies on Study Gateway, Louie Giglio's Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, a fascinating take on the twenty-third Psalm. Watch the video of Session One Get information on the Study Guide We've all been in circumstances that cause our minds to spin with thoughts that ar…
 
Are you searching for the next video Bible study for your small group to do? Would you like to have a way to discover new Bible teachers instead of just relying on the same few you always use? And, if you hear about a new video study that fits the bill, how do you know the teacher is someone you can trust? If these are your issues, then you’re goin…
 
Ruth's Advent devotional "Emmanuel: An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always" hits shelves TODAY so we're celebrating with a special bonus episode! Listen in as Ruth and Eve talk about the heart behind this gorgeous new book and be reminded that God really is "with you" all year long. Resource mentioned: Emmanuel: An Invitation to …
 
Being a mom—or taking care of kids in any capacity—is hard work. Regardless of your exact circumstance, this episode will help you think about starting where you are when it comes to mothering. Listen in as Ruth and Eve share their own struggles and where they're starting! Additional resources: M is for Mama by Abbie Halberstadt Missional Motherhoo…
 
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