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A Strong Woman Plays Her Hand With Grit and Grace – 138

We don’t often choose the cards life deals us, but we always get to play the hand. At some point, every woman finds herself in a place she didn’t plan to be. Youthful dreams and expectations are often interrupted by challenging circumstances, blindsiding you with realities you never saw coming. Inspired by International Widows Day, co-hosts Julie Graham (widowed boy mom from a very dysfunctional childhood) and Darlene Brock (having already played a lot of life’s hands) talk about how they’ve learned to take what life gives you. They discuss how tough hands build strong women and the necessity of applying grit and grace to every experience, because each one prepares you for the next. You’ll be encouraged as they confess that yes, unexpected life changes can be painful, but they are not always bad. Sometimes, they open up doors and opportunities that never would have come any other way. So, whatever hand you’re holding, we are here to say it will not defeat or define you. Instead, get your game face on, because this is going to make you a strong woman of grit and grace.

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Quote of the episode:

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell

Check out these episodes we mentioned:

Julie Graham’s Untold Story of Heartbreak, Healing and Hope – 101
Want to Be a Strong Woman? Set Healthy Boundaries – 103
Are You the Proverbs 31 Woman? Should You Be? – 092
How to Be a Grace-Filled Friend in Hard Times – 096
The Benefits of Optimism in the Grit and Grace Life – 025

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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