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Introducing Grit ‘n’ Grace

Have you ever been in a slump? And then something comes around to fan your flames and re-energize you? That’s what’s been happening in my life in the few weeks.

About 6 weeks ago, my friend Cheri Gregory called me and asked me to co-host the podcast she was planning to start. When somebody asks me a question that I know is going to add a “plate” to the ones already spinning, I usually stall. And then I pray. And then I say NO!

This time was different, though. First, I love Cheri and the way her amazing brain spins out ideas like sparkler sparks. I also knew that my slump was partially from sitting alone in front of a computer screen for too many hours, and this project meant spending time with Cheri and lots of other fascinating people.

I didn’t hesitate. I didn’t even pray. (Sometimes you just know a God thing the minute you hear it!)

I said YES!!

Here’s how it’s going to work on my end. I’ll be posting here twice a week now. One day a week will be the same as it’s always been– some thoughts from me. The other day will be a lead-in and a link to Grit ‘n’ Grace: Good Girls Breaking Bad Rules with all the goodies involved over at Cheri’s blog. Here’s what you’ll get there:

  • The podcast. We’re keeping it to 20 minutes max, and we’ve got some amazing interviews lined up–like so amazing that I can barely sleep at night for thinking about the next person we get to talk to! Also, Cheri and I are committed to giving you something usable every week in a fun format. That girl is funny, and she’s bringing out my funny too. (Note: The first two are on marriage, but hang in there, single friends. We’ve got lots coming that’s for the whole crowd.)
  • Fun Downloads. This week there’s a printable coloring page with a life-changing statement.
  • Giveaways. Almost every week our guests will be giving away a copy of their book or another resource. I love free stuff, and I know you do too!

So… without further ado… here’s:

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Podcast Episode #1: The Secret to Disappointment-Proofing Your Marriage

Do you long for a better marriage but just can’t seem to figure out how to change directions and erase the disappointment you feel? Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project, gives practical advice and one key secret for disappointment-proofing our marriages. Also, hear why Cheri Gregory and Amy Carroll started this podcast and why it’s for you!

Click here to listen to the podcast and see goodies.

I’d like your feedback, too. We’re newbies at this, so let us know what you like, what’s not your favorite, and who you’d like to hear interviewed!

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  1. Amy Thornton says:

    Wow!! Just listened to podcast, loved it! Reading your book, Breaking Up With Perfect, did you wrote the book just for me!?! Thank you!!

  2. I enjoyed today’s podcast and particularly appreciate the transcript of it. I often have to stop to take notes and with the transcript it’s all there for me to digest at my own pace. Incorporating The Husband Project into it was great. I have my book and am looking forward to the study. Thank you ladies for the nuggets you shared today.

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thanks so much for your feedback on the podcast, Shirley! I passed on your comment to Cheri about the transcript. She’s worked so hard to have all the pieces in place, so she was thankful to hear that it’s helpful.

  3. Agnes Merlin says:

    So enJOYed your blog… choose JOY by staying in the moment, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of itself… do not live in the past, it’s over there is nothing we can do to change it. Focus on Jesus Others then You… experience JOY.

    Hoping to win a copy of your book.. sounds like a great read!

  4. That was scary. I thought you were reading my mind. I’m so thankful for you podcast Grit and Grace. Fantastic! Great take aways! From the quote “Brilliant people…” To the question regarding grace vs hurt or insult… “how do I respond to my husband vs my friends?” To “what am I reinforcing?” I realize I didn’t always have “grit”. And it may be really low on the scale for now, BUT I too am learning to BREAK bad rules I grew up with. Thank you for this series! I can’t wait for the next podcast!!!!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Leianne, I’m honored that you listened to our first episode, and I’m thrilled by your takeaways. So glad you’re joining us!

  5. Thank you Ladies!!!! What a wonderful idea to incorporate a podcast, email and coloring page. I like to read however I thoroughly enjoy hearing the podcast as I feel I’m right there with you. I do believe we all can learn from each other’s experiences and pray for each other. I’m looking forward to more. ~Lisa~

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Lisa, so glad you enjoyed our first episode! I can’t wait for you to hear some of our other guests. This project has me on a steep learning curve in every way, and I’m loving it!