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Are you looking into the future and facing an unknown? Because Heather Dixon lives with a life-altering diagnosis, she has gained authority to teach us about thriving through our hard stories.  She discusses with Cheri & Amy how we can be ready for whatever life throws us through daily choices and perspective-shifting actions. Gather your note-taking tools and Kleenex for this one!
How's the strength of your personal community? Cheri and Amy discuss their goal to continue to build a strong friend network, pursue tight-knit relationships and turn away from isolation. Let's make 2018 the year that we draw close!
What happens when we shift our focus to God in ALL we do, including our work? Amy and Cheri discuss a new paradigm that changes everything to which we put our hands. If you need a fresh perspective on your work — no matter if you're a care-giver, a career woman or a mom — this one's for you!  
With the power and vulnerability of personal stories, Tricia Lott Williford shares the secrets of finding confidence, trashing "trolls", and living with joy. Listen in to find out her dinner-party tool for finding the confidence-builders you let into your life!
Who is the girl you wanted to be and where did she go? Chrystal Evans Hurst leads us on a rescue mission to find and recapture the best part of ourselves. She encourages us to move toward change but also shares the mechanics of forward movement.
Lisa Whittle, author of Put On Your Warrior Boots, talks about how to tell ourselves the truth and be truth-tellers in ways that changes lives-- both our own and others'. She helps us activate our faith to walk through life Jesus strong, facing our battles with strength. Listen to this one and charge out to face your world!
The holidays inevitably boil up some difficult emotions. Childhood hurts fly reemerge, too many people around fray our nerves, or loneliness leaves us feeling hollow. Cheri and Amy process helpful ways to deal with our emotions instead of just pushing them down only to have them pop up later.
There's nothing better than seeing someone light up when they open your gift... until you open the new year bills. Cheri and Amy talk about giving out of our abundance as a solution for the post-Christmas blues, and they give practical suggestions for great gifts you can give this year!
As Cheri and Amy process their interview with Cindy Bultema, they come to some lightning bolt "aha" moments. The realization that the Gospel must be a winsome combination of tenderness and truth leads to some practical steps toward sharing Jesus with the people around us... and developing accountability in our own lives.
Feeling self-conscious and unsure about how the world will receive your most authentic self? Cheri & Amy process the profound wisdom shared by Glynnis Whitwer in Episode 31, realizing that we can only crush competition with a celebration of courageous uniqueness.
From her book No More Perfect Marriages, Jill Savage shares painful lessons learned as her marriage healed from infidelity. She gives practical advice on avoiding the "slow fades" of marriage and letting God use our spouse's differences to stretch and mature us. Jill's solutions are grace-filled and wisdom-soaked.
One simple word can change the hard places of relationships. It's a word  that can set us free and strengthens our relationship muscles. Cheri and  Amy process Jennifer Dukes Lee's concept of living preapproved--safe in  the knowledge of God's premeditated love for us. It's a game-changer for  mistrust, conflict, and misunderstanding!
Failure can seem like a total loss. An unredeemable mess. A sum total of zero. But what if we redefine failure? What if we start to recognize the growth opportunities in our failures? Amy and Cheri talk with Michele Cushatt about her encounters with failure and how it’s changed her view of perfectionism. Don’t miss her rich wisdom!
It's painful to think about, but the minute we're born, we also have a death sentence. How can we use this knowledge counter-intuitively to live a better, more joy-filled life? Cheri and Amy discuss the power of living each moment and leveraging Heather Dixon's idea of a "bucket list life."
Jennifer Dukes Lee talks about ideas from her newest book, The Happiness Dare, that challenge our church girl preconceptions about happiness. She helps Cheri and Amy answer questions we all have like: Does God want me to be happy? Do I have to act happy when I'm sad? Why do I find happiness in things that other people don't? It's really ok—listen and increase your happiness quotient today!
We all need grace for our failures, and Jesus' disciples needed it too. Suzie Eller points to both Judas and Peter as stunning failures who had Jesus' forgiveness extended to them. One chose to accept grace and one rejected it. Will we live a life of thank you for the grace we've been extended? This is the perfect season receive grace with thankfulness.
We've all tried to achieve decorations that live up to the pages of a magazine only to fall short and fall-out with exhaustion. Cheri and Amy offer solutions that will delight your heart and express your truest self. Don't forget to visit the website for even more amazing resources!
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!
In this interview with Ginny Yttrup, Christian fiction writer and author of Home, she shares how she uses story to address the issues we all face-- grief, control, shame and the desire to escape. Listen as Ginny and Cheri dish on the pros and cons of being a Highly Sensitive Person. (And as Amy fan-girls over Ginny, her favorite Christian fiction author of the year!)
The song titles say it all. “Love Hurts”, “What’s Love God to Do with It?”, & “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” all express the struggles we have when love becomes an idol instead of a gift. Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Love Idol, gives one power-packed word that will transform love in every relationship in your life.
Cheri and Amy couldn't fit all the questions they had to ask Lucrecia Berry, author of What Lies Between Us, into one episode. In this follow-up, Lucrecia shares practical advice for how to handle conversations about race when you just don't know what to say. It's possible to create safe places to build unity, and Lucrecia Berry gives us the tools!
Do you have a situation in your life that has you feeling stuck? We've all been there! Cheri and Amy discuss the difficulties of being fixated on a problem and practical ways to shift our focus so that we can move forward. Changing our gaze may be simple but it's sure not easy, so join in on this girlfriends' guide to becoming solution-minded.
It often seems safer and less painful to hide our hurts. Could there possibly be an advantage to revealing them? Cheri and Amy talk through painful times that were actually improved by bringing the hard things into the light. Grounded in the truth that the Lord is close to the broken-hearted, they unpack the gifts of transparency and authenticity that far surpass the "safety" of keeping hurts hidden.
Amy and Cheri talk candidly about how to recognize when we might be the ones driving others crazy and discuss practical ways to recalibrate on the fly. Amy shares an all-new attitude she's practicing this year ... plus some exciting news. Here's to a joy-full Christmas!
Even as we sing about "heavenly peace," we recovering people-pleasers, perfectionists — and those of us who are Highly Sensitive People — can struggle not to over-react to circumstances we can't control. (You knew "The C Word" had to make an appearance!) Amy and Cheri discuss practical ways to avoid "Contact Crazy" at Christmas and unpack the "HSP Pivot" Cheri's been practicing. Even when external circumstances are less-than-ideal, internal peace isn't just possible—it's a promise ... a gift God offers each one of us.
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Jun 6th, 2016
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Feb 27th, 2020
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