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.
SEASON TWO episodes allow you to connect with incredible, godly women like Holley Gerth, Emily P. Freeman, Susie Larson, Karen Ehman, Andi Andrew, Candace Payne, and Dr. Veirdre Jackson! LISTEN to each episode by clicking through to the individual show pages below. Subscribe now and expect to laugh and learn while you’re being encouraged in meaningful ways, and expect to grow from practical tips and takeaways you’ll be able to apply today!
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EPISODE 49 – Rachael Gilbert
WHAT IF as a result of facing fears and taking intentional steps forward from where you currently are, you ended up with more time, money, energy, passion and purpose than you ever imagined possible? Sounds pretty amazing, right?
Episode #49 is all about PURSUING YOUR DREAMS with CONFIDENCE. My guest is RACHAEL GILBERT. She and I have a great time talking about the labels we give ourselves, the limitations we place on ourselves and the impact these have on our willingness to chase those personal and professional goals.
Rachael and I agree: God often surprising us with assignments and opportunities, especially when we’re willing to say YES to HIS nudges.
EPISODE 48 – Danna Demetre
Ready to win the battle when it comes to food and your midlife metabolism? Danna Demetre, co-author of the EAT, LIVE, THRIVE DIET book, is my guest on the episode 48 of Graceologie.
Listen in on a powerful and practical discussion that covers topics like body issues, weight struggles, intermittent fasting, metabolism, and the roll emotional stress plays on health.
EPISODE 47 – Chris & Emily Norton
Have you ever been so overwhelmed with adversity that you felt paralyzed? Yeah, me too. Today’s conversation gives us a glimpse of the grace God provides to help us be strong when we are weak.
In this episode, Chris and Emily Norton join me to share their story of how they found courage to press on past fear as they battled unbelievable odds with determination to discover that life’s lowest moments can be our greatest gifts.
EPISODE 46 – Kate Merrick
Kate Merrick joins me to talk about her newest book, HERE, NOW. She shares some practical ways you and I can live beyond the distractions of the world to live FOR and FOCUS ON the peace and presence of JESUS.
If you’ve ever needed a digital detox, been distracted by doubts, or struggled to prioritize what really matters, then this episode with Kate Merrick is going to help move you toward the COURAGE and CALM that your soul’s longing for.
EPISODE 45 – Heather Avis
There are times the Lord allows us to venture into unexpected places on our own… and then there are times when He takes us by the hand and leads us down paths we never expected to walk… let alone even knew we wanted! That’s the case with my guest on episode #45 of the GRACEOLOGIE show.
Her name is HEATHER AVIS. Many follow her popular Instagram community – The Lucky Few. Heather’s an Author, speaker, wife and MOM to 3 adopted kids – two with Down Syndrome, one with a different ethnicity – and she joins me for an insightful and valuable conversation about her new book, SCOOT OVER AND MAKE SOME ROOM.
EPISODE 44 – Trudy Cathy White
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, there are mountains in life we ALL have to climb. Sometimes they’re steep with pain, trials and loss. Sometimes the climb is about understanding who you are in Christ, or how to be a godly parent and leave a lasting legacy.
In episode #44 of Graceologie, my guest Trudy Cathy White shares openly with a heart of wisdom, depth and humility about finding God faithful in her journey. Each story and Scripture she shares will point you to the promise that God himself is much like a mountain: steadfast, strong and mighty.
EPISODES 42 & 43 – Kristen Clark
For the modern Christian woman living in today’s sexually charged society, embracing God’s design for sex and purity can often feel like an impossible pursuit. As the culture seeks to normalize things such as pornography, erotica, and casual sex, both single and married women of all ages feel immense pressure to conform.
On episodes #42 & #43 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is the enthusiastic and wise-beyond-her-years Kristen Clark! We have a candid and fascinating discussion about sex, purity and the longings of a girl’s heart.
EPISODE 41 – Lauren Gaskill
What do you do when your worst fears come to life? Have you ever had a crisis of faith or doubted that God cares? Lauren Gaskill is my guest on episode #41 and she opens up about the ways she’s had to fight for faith through the deep waters of chronic illness, panic attacks and undesirable health diagnoses.
We’ve all had seasons of darkness with challenges like anxiety, physical illness, relational fractures and parenting disappointments, but how can we harness those moments to be ones of true COURAGEOUS FAITH? Listen in and learn some profound and practical ways.
EPISODE 40 – Holley Gerth
Imagine waking up feeling confident in who you are, equipped and excited to do what you need to do and feeling inspired about your life. My guest on episode #40 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is Holley Gerth, and we discuss some ways this actually can be true for you.
Holley talks openly about how God has been transforming her anxiety, depression, perfectionism and insecurities into powerful traits like empathy, compassion, creative excellence and humble confidence. And she believes this is 100% possible for you too.
EPISODE 39 – Melissa Spoelstra
My guest on episode #39 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is Melissa Spoelstra, author of a new book, DARE to HOPE. Looking at today’s world, HOPE usually isn’t the first word that comes to mind. On a personal front, marriages fail, bank accounts run low, friendships end, and the everyday demands of a fast-paced life gets us down. Melissa unpacks a hope-filled message that will remind you God is rich in mercy and love and has good plans for His people.
EPISODES 38 – Jen Wise
My guest on episodes #38 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is Jen Wise, author of a new book, THE BRIGHT LIFE. In this episode we talk about the exhaustion of giving your ALL and still feeling like it’s NEVER ENOUGH. We discuss how God created us to be healthy, strong and vibrant. To rest in the unforced rhythms of GRACE Jesus so LOVINGLY gave us. So if you feel like you’re giving everything you have and constantly feel depleted, this conversation will show you some practical and powerful ways God can transform your daily walk through GRACE.
EPISODES 36 & 37 – Kennedy Smith
SPECIAL BONUS: My guest on episodes #36 and #37 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is my very own daughter, Kennedy Smith! We have a “No-Consequence Conversation” that’s honest, entertaining, practical, helpful and hopeful on all-the-mom-things!
EPISODES 34 & 35 – Andi Andrew
My guest on episodes #34 and #35 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is Andi Andrew. She’s an author, speaker, podcaster and one of my new absolute favorite humans on the planet. We talk about our tendencies to wade in the shallow end of the pool of life… while JESUS invites to to swim in the deep. Our discussion is filled with tons of laughter, depth and compelling conversation that will help you in practical and Biblical ways to move beyond complacency into a vibrant, ALL-IN walk with JESUS.
EPISODE 33 – Alexandra Kuykendall
My guest on episode #33 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is Alexandra Kuykendall. She’s a podcaster and the author of a new book, LOVING MY ACTUAL NEIGHBOR. As Christians, we know we are called to love our neighbor. But what we too often don’t know is how to begin. How do we love our neighbor? Where do we start? Alexandra lays out the framework for where to begin. From practicing humility to listening with understanding to being generous in our relationships.
EPISODES 31 & 32 – Dr. Veirdre Jackson
Dr. Veirdre Jackson, CEO of LIVING STRONG Consulting, is my guest on the new episode of Graceologie. She’s an award-winning author, educator, entrepreneur and advocate. Veirdre and I have a powerful discussion about how our beliefs CONTROL our BEHAVIOR. We also talk about trauma and TOXIC STRESS, and the neurological impact these have on our lives. Veirdre shares some clinically proven, Biblically aligned and practical ways to rewire your brain to experience RENEWAL and PEACE.
EPISODE 30 – Amanda Bacon
Amanda Bacon is my guest on episode #30 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast. She’s a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministry team, is a wife, mom, blogger and the co-author of a new book: Shiny Things. In this clutch conversation, Amanda and I discuss how you can live on purpose in a world of distractions.
EPISODE 29 – Jennifer Dukes Lee
Jennifer Dukes Lee is my guest on the new episode of Graceologie. She’s a storyteller, Iowa girl, grace dweller and author of several books, including her latest: It’s All Under Control. We talk straight about the control freak in all of us and about a new way of living that will free you to be you, and finally experience the peace of knowing a God who truly has it all under control.
EPISODE 28 – Michele Cushatt
Michele Cushatt, speaker, coach, cancer survivor and author of Undone and I Am, is my guest on the new episode of Graceologie. We talk about the slippery slope of COMPARISON and how God’s view of us is ENOUGH.
EPISODE 27 – Wendy Pope
Wendy Pope, a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministry team and author of the book Yes, No, and Maybe, is my guest on the new episode of Graceologie. We talk about how you can let go of what isn’t fulfilling in your life and embrace the immeasurably more life God has for you.
EPISODE 26 – Emily P. Freeman
Emily Freeman, author of the The Next Right Thing, is my guest on the new episode of Graceologie. We talk about how to live a life free of the daily anxiety of making the next right decision. With this simple, soulful practice, you’ll find it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing.
EPISODE 25 – Kat Lee
On episode #25 of the Graceologie podcast my guest is Kat, author of Hello Mornings. We talk about how a simple morning routine can change everything. This conversation will help you establish a practice that grows your faith, focus and fitness in every season.
EPISODE 24 – Christie Purifoy
On episode #24 of the Graceologie podcast my guest is Christie Purifoy, author of a new book, The Placemaker. We talk about talk about the beauty of sinking your roots deep into the life and place you’re in today… even if that space is only temporary… even if it’s a place or season of frustration, loneliness or pain.
EPISODE 23 – Jessica Smartt
On episode #23 of the Graceologie podcast my guest is Jessica Smartt, author of Memory Making Mom. We talk about everything from ways to overcome anxiety to how you can build traditions that breathe life into your home.
EPISODE 22 – Candace Payne
On episode #22 of the Graceologie podcast my guest is Candace Payne. We talk about how your challenges can be informed by the WORD of GOD and the HOPE you have in Christ… and how that HOPE transforms hearts to experience true and honest JOY.
EPISODE 21 – Karen Ehman
On episode #21 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is Karen Ehman. We talk about the complexities of marriage and discuss how to be crazy in love when your love drives you crazy.
EPISODE 20 – Tammy Trent
On episode #20 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is the adorable and tender-hearted Tammy Trent. We talk about the tragic loss of her young husband and discuss ways we can all process and move forward through painful seasons of life.
EPISODE 19 – Mary DeMuth
On episode #19 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is Mary DeMuth. We talk about how to deal with difficult people and complicated relationships. Got any of those? This conversation is full of depth and insight that will equip you to move you forward in healing, relational health, and hope.
EPISODE 18 – Krissy Nordhoff
On episode #18 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is Dove Award Winning songwriter Krissy Nordhoff! We talk about what it looks like to live a life of BRAVE WORSHIP. If you’ve ever struggled moving forward bravely, today’s episode will help you step into courage, confidence, purpose and legacy.
EPISODE 17 – Jenny Randle
On episode #17 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is Jenny Randle! We have a powerful conversation about the call for each of us to step into our unique design and purpose. This conversation will help you dust off a few heart dreams and move forward with purpose!
EPISODE 16 – Wendy Speake
On episode #16 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is Wendy Speake! We talk about TRIGGERS and the things that SET US OFF. So if you ever struggle taking your thoughts or words captive, this episode will encourage and equip you in powerful, life-giving ways.
EPISODE 15 – Wendy Blight
On episode #15 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is the precious Wendy Blight! She shares her story of trauma and healing. If you’ve ever found yourself asking God WHY or felt trapped by anxiety, fear or darkness, this episode will help move you forward toward the PEACE and POWER that we all long to possess.
EPISODE 14 – Susie Larson
On episode #14 of the Graceologie Podcast, my guest is the incredible Susie Larson! We talk about replacing defeating thoughts with redemptive ones and practical ways to overcome stress so you can embrace God’s peace.