Dr. Zoe Shaw, A Year of Self-Care

Grit and Grace, but What About God? – 105

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We believe grit and grace are vital traits of a woman’s nature—but some ask if we believe they can exist without faith. Or does our faith create the grit and grace within us? Are we strong women because of our faith, or is that strength already there? We say yes and no, or perhaps another way to say it is that we believe it can be both/and. In this episode, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham tackle that conversation, discussing how grit, grace, strength, and faith exist together and how these are the foundation of a strong woman’s life. Then, they share how we can bring God honor in our daily lives—in the messy, mundane, complicated, and delightful. So, if you’re wondering about how we create that unique blend of Grit and Grace, with God as the center, give this episode a listen.

Here are some verses we discussed in the episode:

We were created in God’s image: Genesis 1:27
Life is like a race, or a fight: 2 Timothy 4:7
The armor God provides for us: Ephesians 6:10-18
God’s love endures forever: Psalm 138
We didn’t deserve it, but God gave Jesus for us: Romans 5: 6-8,11
Jesus too felt weak: Matthew 26:41
We now have Jesus’ power: 2 Corinthians 13:4
Every single one of us has value: 1 Corinthians 12:22

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Quote of the episode:

“We believe within each of us is the strength to conquer and a purpose to be accomplished. We rely upon the source of our faith as we address every area of a woman’s life knowing that if we embrace both grit and grace, women can and will change the world.”
– The Grit and Grace Project

Check out these episodes we mentioned: How Do I Know What Defines Me? – 078 and Are You the Proverbs 31 Woman? Should You Be? – 092.

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