Hey there! Welcome to the GRACEOLOGIE with Gwen Smith podcast where we have fun, faith-focused, grace-filled conversations to help you know and trust God more.

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Sharon Jaynes

Author Sharon Jaynes joins me to talk about the secret to living a better story: understanding that the worst parts of our past are the very things God uses most.

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Mark Batterson

If you’d like some help persevering through obstacles, solving problems and staying focused on your God-given assignments, then this episode with author and pastor Mark Batterson is a must-listen!

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Hannah Brencher

My guest is Hannah Brencher. Hannah’s a writer, a TED talk speaker, and online educator with a heart for building leaders. She has a brand new book called FIGHTING FORWARD that just released & she and I have a great conversation about her story and the message of FIGHTING FORWARD in this episode.

At the darkest point of a severe season of depression, Hannah took a silver marker and labeled a composition book “Fight Song.” She filled that little notebook up with hope-filled truths and affirmations, knowing that one day, she–and you–would need a reminder to stay in the fight. Now, she’s on a mission, and partnering with God daily, to be a light in the growing conversation about mental illness, and to remind people all across the world to show up, claim hope, and take back your life one small win at a time.

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Keewani Cook

Born into abject poverty in the Philippines, Keewani Cook’s childhood was difficult and heartbreaking. Her family moved frequently due to their inability to pay rent, and there was rarely enough food to go around. They lost family members to treatable medical conditions, all because they could not afford healthcare when it was needed. Life was hard, and she couldn’t imagine a way out of the hopelessness.

When she was 7 years old, Keewani was invited to participate in Compassion’s child development program at a local church. Through the love, support, encouragement and care she received from her sponsors and program staff, her life began to change drastically. Hope grew in her heart as she experienced God’s great love and learned that He had a plan for her life and future. Listen in as she shares her inspirational and challenging story.

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Margaret Feinberg

In a culture that constantly tells us we’re not good enough, not beautiful enough, and not doing enough, it’s easy to feel as if we have nothing to offer. Lies about who we are and how we are failing slip into our thinking until we believe they’re actually reality. But that’s not what God intends for us.

Margaret Feinberg joins me in this episode where she exposes some of these false beliefs, shares some personal stories and shows you that the places of your deepest hurts can actually become wellsprings of your greatest healing.

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Francine Rivers

My guest is bestselling author FRANCINE RIVERS. Francine is known best for her book REDEEMING LOVE, which is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction as it continues to be one of the industry’s top selling titles year after year.

Francine and I talk about several new projects she’s been working on, including a new devotional, a Bible study and a movie. She also shares her personal redemption story and talks about the power of God’s love to renew our lives, body, mind and soul. 

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Wendy Speake

Between the recent election, COVID-19, and many people working from home this year, more Christians are turning to their screens to cope with their stress than ever before. Though Jesus invites us, “Come to Me,” more often than not people run to Facebook, Instagram, online games, podcasts, and YouTube videos to get through the day. While we want to want God most, the reality is that we turn to our phones more. Imagine what would happen if we lifted our eyes from our screens and lifted our empty hands in surrender. What joy and freedom might be found? Wendy and I talk about all this and more in today’s episode. Prepare to be challenged and inspired.

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Shaunti Feldhahn

Are you tired of forcing yourself to think happy thoughts amidst the current political and cultural climate? Have you ever asked yourself, “how do I find joy, especially in 2020 – in the midst of a pandemic & shut down?” Shaunti Feldhahn and I talk about her new book, Find Joy, which provides eight key elements for finding joy based on scripture and science. She shares how you can transform your mind to find Christ-focused wonder in the midst of everyday life – regardless of the circumstances.

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Erin Weidemann

The world is loud when it comes to telling girls who and what they should be – and who and what they are. It’s high time we stop letting what the world tells our girls is truth, to become their truth. Erin Weidemann joins me to talk about this struggle and explains the history behind why she writes to inspire the next generation of girls to discover real beauty through the female heroes of the Bible. 

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