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Closing the Year With Grit and Grace – 020

As we find ourselves at the close of 2017, we realize that for some this has been a great year, for others, it was filled with challenges. In this heartfelt episode, show hosts Darlene Brock and Julie Graham reminisce on the highs and lows of their personal lives this year, including the unexpected death of Julie’s husband. As they discuss their favorite content from dozens of The Grit and Grace Project writers from all over the world, they hope you too, will find encouragement. That you along with them will be able to close the year with grit and grace, full of anticipation for what 2018 will bring. Remembering that we will always, be given the strength we need to master each day, one at a time.

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We also suggest you go back and listen to our “About Us – 000” episode, to learn a little more about the show hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham. 

  Articles We Mentioned or Know You’ll Love

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Your Bad Kid Doesn’t Make You a Bad Mom

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Overcoming the Waves of Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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This Is My Story of Domestic Abuse

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We mentioned Darlene’s three-part faith series, click the image to read each of the three articles.

We also leaked the exciting news that Darlene’s book “Help Wanted: For Moms Raising Great Girls (Now for Dads Too)” will be released in 2018! Want to be notified when it’s out? Sign up here! And don’t forget, you can always reach out to us with questions or episode suggestions by commenting on our social media pages or email podcast@thegritandgraceproject.org .

Quote of the episode:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” Neil Gaiman

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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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