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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 ...
 
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So you’re at the top of your game, but your outfits aren’t… Don’t worry — Nicole Russo is here to free you from the stress of getting dressed, help you develop personal style, and feel good about the way you look! It’s not you; it’s the pants! This show’s guest is my friend, Nicole Russo. She is the founder of “Let’s Get You,” a private stylist & p…
 
Animals, especially our pets, are so much more than just something to cuddle. Pets enrich our lives and create growth in delightful ways. Listen in as Amy and Cheri reminisce about their fur-babies and the lessons they've learned from them. There's lots of laughter (drunk dog, anyone?) and some tears shed too, but you won't be able to walk away wit…
 
Let’s take an honest look at the entrepreneurial journey with my boyfriend, Robert Croak, creator of Sanitizer Bracelets & Sillybandz! How did my boyfriend get to where he is today? What tips does he have to help you grow? Learn from the best — my man! Ya’ll asked for his story, and I am delivering. My boyfriend, Robert Croak is finally on the show…
 
Jen Bleakley, author of Pawverbs: 100 Inspirations to Delight an Animal Lover's Heart, believes that God uses animals to both teach and heal us. In this interview, Jen discusses how animals can be tangible tie-ins to the wisdom in the book of Proverbs, and she gives us a glimpse into how pets can be one of God's greatest gifts. Listen in for deligh…
 
"Over the hill." "No spring chicken." "Has been." These are some of the derogatory terms for people who are aging, but those negative stereotypes are being dismantled. 50 is the new 30, baby! In this conversation, Cheri and Amy discuss the abundant gifts that are emerging as they age. With real talk about menopause and after, they process the secon…
 
The word "menopause" is often associated with its negative symptoms — hot flashes, sleeplessness, and weight struggles. But what if we've missed the gifts associated with menopause? Through personal experience and research, Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns has identified 7 benefits of this oft-maligned season in a woman's life. Listen in today to hear the …
 
Suffering is painful; we'd all like to avoid it. Suffering also has a redemptive quality that is often more powerful than we imagine. Amy and Cheri discuss their own times of suffering and the lessons they've learned. They've found that the redemption's not only personal—it's a gift to pass on to others! Listen in for a changed perspective on the g…
 
It's a hard truth: our greatest times of growth most often happen during seasons of suffering. How do we leverage the hard places instead of crumbling under them? Meg Apperson, author of Sky Full of Stars: Learning to Surrender to God’s Perfect Plans, tells her story of suffering through the diagnosis and birth of her daughter who has a cranial fac…
 
Since comparison is a trap that keeps us from fully being ourselves, we have to take intentional steps to see it as an enemy and kick it to the curb. From the heart conditions that spark comparison to practical steps to walk into a comparison-free space, our Grit 'n' Grace friends, Cheri and Amy, cover it all with transparency.…
 
"Do I measure up?" Often, when we're trying to answer that question, we look around at everyone else to find our answer. In a word: we compare. In this episode, Shannon Popkin, author of Comparison Girl, shares a new and better way to find our true measure. She leads us to Jesus' example, which — instead of making us feel less than or greater than …
 
Concerning our American race problems, do you feel overwhelmed with conflicting emotions and a lack of understanding? You're in good company. The amount that many of us need to learn is enormous, but there's good news. You don't have to learn it all today. You can take one do-able step at a time. Tune in today to hear what Cheri and Amy have been l…
 
Curious if your man would be loyal if a hottie slid into his DMs? With Tassanee, you don’t have to wonder if your man would cheat! Let’s hear from the girl going viral for EXPOSING CHEATERS & giving women the confirmation they need to leave disloyal men. I am so excited to have my new friend and fellow relationship influencer, @DrayIsBae of TikTok,…
 
In the wake of so many race-related tragedies in America, many of us are suddenly aware of all the things we didn't know. Race educator and two-time Grit 'n' Grace guest, Dr. Lucretia Berry, explains the importance of knowing the history of race so that we can face today's problems and build a better future. Listen in today to hear how to talk to y…
 
Many of us have adopted a skewed view of love. The belief that we're loved for our performance or productivity starts burrowing into hearts when we're young, and those deep-seeded convictions are hard to overcome. But these beliefs aren't innocuous. Over time, they kill our souls by drips. Listen in as Amy and Cheri process two truths about who we …
 
Curious what the Christian music industry is REALLY LIKE? Never quite fit into Christian culture? You little rebel, you. Allow me & my guest, Lauren DeLeary, to hold space for us to question everything about evangelicalism & discuss deconstruction & reconstruction. I am so excited to have my dear friend and fellow spiritual influencer, Lauren DeLea…
 
At the core of every girl is the need to be loved and cherished, yet many of us missed out on those gifts. Either they weren't given by those who nurtured us or they didn't make it over the obstacles in our own hearts. Lynn Cowell, co-author of Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls, discusses how to lead girls to God's perfect love even when…
 
Hello, Enlightened Friends! My radiant guest Naza Nalani is on a mission to help loving souls all over the world tap into their unlimited power and manifest lives full of love, joy, abundance, purpose, and freedom! She is the founder of Vibrant Minds and creator of the Intentional Dreamers program. She has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, a Master’…
 
Struggling with disordered eating thoughts or behaviors? You are not alone. Abby Elyssa of Eating Disorders Long Island is here to offer encouraging words and support along your healing journey. Hello my enlightened friends! This raw and real show will encourage your heart and leave you feeling in touch with your soul because shame and pain subside…
 
Are you open-minded enough to consider conspiracy theories & predictions surrounding the upcoming election, Bill Gates, COVID 19, & Jeffrey Epstein? Listen to Gregory Paul Martin & Cherie Rose Martin use astrology to predict the death & rebirth of America! Hello, Enlightened Friends! My radiant brilliant guests, Gregory Paul Martin and his wife, Ch…
 
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 choice, and what you need is just on the other side…
 
My radiant enlightened friends, today I am going to get super vulnerable and share WHAT NOT TO DO on social media…the things I wish I didn’t do. Yeah, most “influencers” might not air out their dirty laundry like I do, but I want you to LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES. I pour out my truth so that you don’t make the same mistakes and fuck up your engagement …
 
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. She gives 6 surrender principles that are tools t…
 
How can I enjoy sex and end the manipulative indoctrinated thoughts that play in my head like a broken record? Let’s ask Brenda Marie Davies, host of the Youtube channel and podcast, God is Grey. I am so excited to have my dear friend and fellow spiritual influencer, “God is Grey,” back on Enlightened the podcast. In fact, she is the first guest to…
 
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" and embrace what's woven into our spiritual DNA! …
 
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 feel that way, I completely understand. I’ve been in your shoes. About three years ag…
 
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 leave this episode feeling freed and, well, ... ha…
 
Hello my enlightened friends! This raw and real show will encourage your heart and leave you feeling in touch with your soul because shame and pain subside when shadowed taboo stories are shared and truth is revealed. I think it all helps us feel less alone, am I right? We all need to remember to never be ashamed of our most hidden truths…because t…
 
In a frank discussion, Amy an Cheri 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 remake our old stories into victory stories, but it's p…
 
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 from victim to victory. Although it's a painful j…
 
My radiant enlightened friends, today I am going to share some encouraging words, a little parable about resting in the waiting, being expectant of good, and some tips on manifesting your dream reality! In my Instagram DMs, people always tell me they are manifesting something special, but ask, “What do I do while I wait? Nothing is happening.” You’…
 
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 issues or someone else's, this episode will leave you …
 
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