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Episode 56 – Bianca Juarez Olthoff

My guest on episode #56 is the energizing BIANCA JUAREZ OLTHOFF! Bianca is a Bible-teaching, word-slanging MexiRican who is passionate about raising up a generation of people passionate about Jesus Christ. She considers herself a Next Generation MENTOR in her new book where she talks all things dating, fashion and faith. She shares her mistakes and experiences, and pulls from Ruth and Naomi’s story to guide women on the path to their best self.

We cover some powerful ground in this episode like mentoring, friendships and the challenges of trusting the goodness of God even in loss, betrayal and unanswered questions.

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Episode 55 – Maria Furlough

Today my guest is author & Bible teacher Maria Furlough and we talk about the message of her brand new book: CONFIDENT MOMS, CONFIDENT DAUGHTERS.

Now more than ever, we’re bombarded with perfect-looking people on the internet and all over social media. Maria and I have a great conversation about true beauty and about teaching our daughters how to be confident, how to love their bodies, and how to break free from insecurities that plague each of us heart and mind. Which, as we all know, is no easy task. In fact, it’s a task that has to begin with you and me.

Now, if you don’t have a daughter, stay with me! The fundamentals of what we talk about and the practical help applies to you too. This episode will help all of us put aside our obsessions with bodily perfection and refocus our hearts on becoming and raising a confident, godly woman.

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EPISODE 54 – Jordan Lee Dooley

Does it ever feel like you still have to find your purpose or that you’re stuck with “un-figured out dreams”?? Do you feel the pressure to prove yourself or worry about what others will think? If so, you’re not alone!

My guest has wrestled with these very issues, and she opens up about some of the ways God has been teaching her to chase HIS purposes while also finding contentment right where she is. Joining me today is a millenial phenom, instagram powerhouse and a National Best Selling author, JORDAN LEE DOOLEY.

We have a fascinating conversation about the message of her book OWN YOUR EVERYDAY… and Jordan shares some powerful ways you can “overcome the pressure to prove and show up for what you were made to do.”

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EPISODE 53 – Jamie C Martin

No matter where you land on the personality spectrum, what Jamie C. Martin shares is true, “Your personality is not an accident or mistake, it’s something to honor and celebrate. You already have every trait you need to be the best unique woman for your unique life.” It’s all a part of God’s design!

This episode is filled with encouragement, practical tips and action steps that will help INTROVERTED LISTENERS see your natural personality as a strength, not a weakness… and the REST OF US will gain a better understanding of how to love and connect with our INTROVERTED LOVED ONES.

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EPISODE 52 – Sharon Jaynes

My Girlfriend in God co-founder Sharon Jaynes is joining me again on the GRACEOLOGIE show and this time we’re talking about her new book, LOVESTRUCK.

Everywhere we turn in our sex-saturated culture we are bombarded by destructive and unrealistic depictions of romance and sex. But is the problem that we focus on sex too much—or that we value sex too little? True sexual intimacy as God intended it, is so much more than a physical act, it is the intertwining of two souls through sharing and time.

The message of LOVESTRUCK and today’s episode is this: when we see the sacred blessings of sexual intimacy in marriage and understand God’s original intent, we find the freedom to enjoy and explore one of the Father’s most magnificent gifts.

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EPISODE 51 – Kate Battistelli

My guest on episode #51 of Graceologie is Kate Battistelli. Kate is the author of a new book THE GOD DARE and mom to the amazing GRAMMY AWARD winning artist Francesca Battistelli.

Is there something GOD is asking you to do that you know you couldn’t possibly do on your own? Deep down inside, you know you’re on this planet for a reason. God has a plan in mind just for you. In fact, He chose you for His plan before the foundation of the world. He designed you very specifically for this time and this place, and He’s perfectly equipped you to accomplish His purpose on earth.

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EPISODE 50 – Lisa-Jo Baker

Do you ever get discouraged by the un-glamorous sides of midlife, momming, matrimony or muffin-tops?

Episode #50 is full of intimate and inspirational reflections on midlife. My guest Lisa-Jo Baker invites women to get a good look at their middles and gives permission to embrace them–beyond what the media, the mirror, the magazines, or our teenagers say. Through gutsy, beautiful storytelling, she admits out loud what most women are thinking about marriage, parenting, failure, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market mugs.

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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.

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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.

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