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Finish the Year Strong, and Be Ready for the Next – 071

Before you gear up for a fresh start in the new year, a strong woman sets aside a few moments to pause and reflect on the year that she’s leaving behind. It’s an opportunity to be reminded of growth, to acknowledge our mistakes honestly, then recognize the opportunities ahead for change; never forgetting the hidden blessings scattered throughout the year. On this episode, Darlene and Julie give a ‘year in review’ of what they’ve learned and lost in 2018 and what they intend to carry into 2019. They share personal successes and sorrows as well as highlight milestones here at The Grit and Grace Project and This Grit and Grace Life. They laugh, cry and encourage each other to face the next year with even more grit and grace, and hope that you do too!

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Quote of the episode:

“Here’s to another year of grit + grace.”

Check out these episodes we mentioned: Skillet’s Jen Ledger Shares Her Faith, Her Fear and Her Strength – 044, How Can You Raise Great Girls? Darlene’s Daughters Tell All – 054, and Single Again? How to Know When to Date After Death or Divorce with Ashby Duval – 056! Also, take a look at this video: Grieving Through the Holidays, Yet Still Celebrating (Video)!

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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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