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The GraceLaced Podcast with Ruth Chou Simons

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Let’s discover, together, how God’s grace intersects our everyday lives! GraceLaced Co. has always been about helping you turn your gaze to beauty and truth, and this podcast is designed to do the same as we tune our hearts to God’s transforming grace. Join GraceLaced founder, Ruth Chou Simons, and her co-host Eve Stipes (with special appearances from GraceLaced Team!) in this weekly podcast, as they discover grace, laced in every day, and talk about cultivating growth in every season.
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How do we anchor ourselves to Christ while riding waves of grief? Even when we hope in all that's yet to come, death and loss are challenging to navigate. In today's episode, we have Eve Stipes and Troy Simons, who have experienced the loss of a father and brother, respectively, in the recent past. Listen in as Eve chats with Troy and then her mom,…
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Every young mother has heard the advice "Enjoy them while you can," but what does it really look like to embrace today even if you're longing for a different (and seemingly easier?) season. In today's episode, Ruth is joined by Sally Clarkson to talk about motherhood in the context of "now and not yet." Resources Mentioned Now and Not Yet by Ruth C…
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What does it look like to live faithfully when your right now circumstance is full of pain or suffering? In today's episode, Ruth and Eve talk to author, stroke survivor and disability advocate Katherine Wolf about radical acceptance of difficult circumstances and trusting the Lord when where you are is not at all what you planned or hoped for. Scr…
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Remember what it was like to make (what felt like) life-long decisions in your early 20s? What did you long for most? What made you feel constantly unsure? Join Ruth today as she chats with her oldest son, Caleb Simons, about life as a young adult. And make sure you don't miss out on this episode's BONUS CONVO with Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summ…
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Ever wondered why even though you know you’ve been made new in Christ nothing actually feels new? Or been curious about how your life right now fits into the bigger story of redemption? Listen in to today’s episode and hear Ruth and Eve chat with Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie about the answers to these questions and more! Scripture Referenced Genesis…
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Welcome to a new season of the podcast where Ruth, Eve, and some special guests tackle what it means to live faithfully in the tension between now and not yet. Grab a cup of coffee and listen in to Ruth and Eve kick things off in today's episode. Resources Mentioned Now and Not Yet by Ruth Chou Simons Now and Not Yet Bible Study Guide plus Streamin…
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Sometimes the hardest part of carrying a heavy burden is just not seeing a reason for it... but what if there is a purpose in your pain? What if it’s not designed to take you out, but to prepare you? Join Ruth and Eve for a conversation about preaching truth to themselves using 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. Scripture Referenced 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Resou…
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When the burden you're carrying has to do with regrets or the mistakes you can't stop replaying over and over, where do you turn? How do you walk in the freedom you know Christ has secured on your behalf instead of getting bogged down by regret? Tune in for Ruth and Eve's conversation about the truth of Romans 8:1-2. Scripture Referenced Romans 8:1…
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If you've ever wrestled with anxiety and felt alone in your thoughts with no end in sight, today's episode is for you. Today, Ruth and Eve are talking about the peace of God—how we access it, what it means, and what it doesn't mean. Listen in for practical encouragement! Scripture Referenced Philippians 4:6-7 1 Peter 5:6-7 Matthew 6 Sponsorship The…
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He carries what we can’t. Does it resonate with you or does it feel too good to be true? Join Ruth and Eve for a conversation about what this truth really means and how to apply it to your everyday life. Scripture Referenced Matthew 11:28-30 Resources Mentioned The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer Sponsorship The GraceLaced Podcast …
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Ever worked really hard to provide and felt a lot of pressure to do it well? What truth do we anchor ourselves to when stress and the mental capacity it requires threaten to take us out? Tune into today's episode to hear what truth Ruth and Eve preach to themselves! Scripture Referenced Matthew 6:25-33 Resources Mentioned Thinking Biblically About …
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When “Happy New Year!” doesn’t feel true to reality because there’s a heavy burden following you from the previous year, how do you anchor your heart to something better? Join Ruth and Eve for another season designed to help you preach truth to yourself when life feels heavy. Scripture Referenced Matthew 11 Psalm 42 Psalm 103 Lamentations 3 Resourc…
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Welcome to the week between Christmas and New Year's! In today's episode, the entire GraceLaced team sits down for a conversation about what it looks like to make room for Jesus beyond the month of December. Resources Mentioned: Download the Emmanuel Discussion Guide Prepare Him Room Advent Card Set Emmanuel by Ruth Chou Simons Emmanuel Playlist Sh…
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Ever stopped to really think about what the names of Jesus tell us about who He is and how He relates to our every day lives? Listen in as Ruth and and Eve talk about how the names of Jesus apply in this season and all year long. Join the Emmanuel Book Club inside GraceLaced Collective! Resources Mentioned: Download the Emmanuel Discussion Guide Pr…
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What does it look like to respond to the true reason for the season without adding another item to your "to-do" list? Join Ruth and Eve for a conversation about what types of responses come most naturally for them in the Advent season, and how they're cultivating the ones that don't. Join the Emmanuel Book Club inside GraceLaced Collective! Resourc…
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If you've ever thought, "I know this season 'should be' joyful, but...." this episode is for you! Join Ruth and Eve for a conversation about the power of stepping back to look at the whole story of redemption to change how we experience Advent. Resources Mentioned: Download the Emmanuel Discussion Guide Prepare Him Room Advent Card Set Emmanuel by …
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How we enter the Advent season will make or break both our enjoyment of it and our ability to worship well in it... so how do we set ourselves up for success? Listen in as Ruth and Eve talk about letting go of expectations for the month and how they're fighting to "make room" for Christ in their hearts this Christmas. Join the Emmanuel Book Club in…
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Advent is just around the corner - do you feel ready for it? Check out what Ruth and Eve are talking about in season 7 of the GraceLaced Podcast and learn about how the Advent conversation even began for GraceLaced Co. The new season begins Nov. 29! Join the Emmanuel Book Club inside GraceLaced Collective! Resources Mentioned: Prepare Him Room Adve…
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Why does theology matter in our everyday lives? Today we’re sharing the audio from the live Pilgrim Stories Event, so you can hear Ruth, Jen Wilkin, and Jada Edwards tackle this question & have a lot of fun doing it! Resources Mentioned Pilgrim by Ruth Chou Simons You Are A Theologian by Jen Wilkin Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer Find Jen: Inst…
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Ever wonder why hymns have such a lasting impact? In this episode, Ruth sits down with modern hymn-writer, Kristyn Getty, to talk about the role hymns can play in our pilgrim journeys. Scripture Referenced Lamentations 3 Psalms Resources Mentioned Pilgrim by Ruth Chou Simons When I Survey the Wondrous Cross covered by Sandra McCracken In Christ Alo…
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Listen in as Ruth and Eve chat with Ann Voskamp about sheep, her own adventures as a shepherdess, and how the Lord has used both to remind her that He is our Good Shepherd. If you're in need of encouragement today, this episode is for you! Scripture Referenced John 10:11 Psalm 23 Resources Mentioned Pilgrim by Ruth Chou Simons One Thousand Gifts by…
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Listen in as Christy Nockels shares how the Lord met her in the midst of an overwhelming personal trial. May the story of His provision in her life encourage you! Resources Mentioned Pilgrim by Ruth Chou Simons Music by Christy Nockels Glorious in the Mundane Podcast with Christy Nockels Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher I Need Thee Every Hour covered…
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Ever wonder why music and art can have such a deep impact on our souls? Listen in as Ruth and Eve chat with Andrew Peterson about what it looks like to have purpose in what we do even when we’re ultimately created for another world. Scripture Referenced Ephesians 2:8-10 Resources Mentioned The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Wingfeather Saga by …
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If you've ever wondered why it matters that God is faithful, today's episode with author and Bible teacher, Trillia Newbell is for you! Grab a cup of coffee and join Ruth, Eve, and Trillia for a great conversation! Scripture Referenced Ephesians 2:8-9 Hebrews 11 & 12 Psalm 23 Genesis 17 Psalm 103 Resources Mentioned Great Is Thy Faithfulness cover …
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What does it mean for God to be sovereign? We're so glad you asked! On this episode, Ruth and Eve sit down with singer/songwriter Laura Story to hear how the sovereignty of God has met Laura and her family over and over. We know you'll be encouraged! And... you just might get a special mash-up of hymns at the end of today's conversation! Scripture …
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Today's conversation with Candace Cameron Bure is such an encouragement! Listen in as Ruth, Eve, and Candace talk about how knowing God as a Deliverer gives us confidence when things get tough. Scripture Referenced Exodus 14 Resources Mentioned Pilgrim: 25 Ways God's Character Leads Us Onward by Ruth Chou Simons The Bible Recap A Mighty Fortress Is…
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Omnipresent? It's a big word with an especially comforting definition. Grab a cup of coffee and listen in while Ruth, Eve, and Melissa discuss this amazing piece of God's character. Scripture referenced Psalm 19 Colossians 1:17 Resources mentioned Pilgrim: 25 Ways God's Character Leads Us Onward by Ruth Chou Simons In the Secret of His Presence by …
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Listen in as Ruth and Eve chat with singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb about the praiseworthiness of God... and make sure you stick around to the end to hear Ellie sing a classic hymn featured in Ruth's newest devotional, Pilgrim: 25 Ways God's Character Leads Us Onward. Scripture Referenced Genesis 1 Exodus 3 Exodus 15 Resources Mentioned Faithful Pr…
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Season 6 of The GraceLaced Podcast is coming August 23! This season, Ruth Chou Simons and her co-host, Eve Stipes, are talking with SPECIAL GUESTS! Tune in for the next 10 weeks as special guests discuss how God's character has met them on their own pilgrim journeys. Shop GraceLaced Hear more from Ruth and GraceLaced Find Ruth Chou Simons: Instagra…
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The GraceLaced team is back for another episode! Listen in as we discuss a few principles for how to embrace your limitations and share our own experiences with limitations. If you haven't already listened to season 5, start there! S5 | Embrace Your Limitations Shop GraceLaced Hear more from Ruth and GraceLaced Find Ruth Chou Simons: Instagram | We…
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If you've ever filled your schedule so full that getting sick felt like the end of the world, skipped lunch multiple days in a week because you were so busy, or are naturally inclined to want to control your calendar into submission, this episode is for you! Listen in to Ruth and Eve's conversation about margin and making space for the unexpected..…
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Have you ever felt like life was so full or so busy, that you just let things like spending time in the Word or connecting with your community fall by the wayside? Hypothetically speaking, of course... You're not alone! In this episode, Ruth and Eve share their own struggles and talk about what it looks like to prioritize connection as we embrace G…
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Will God ever give us more than we can handle? What if part of embracing our limitations means resting in God’s sovereignty and taking steps of faith, even when it feels like what He's asking is beyond our capacity? Join Ruth and Eve for a cup of coffee and listen to them process what it means to exercise faith. Scripture referenced: Genesis 15-21 …
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Do you struggle to say “no”? Or worry about missing an opportunity, disappointing someone, or just missing out on all the fun? FOMO is real! Listen is as Ruth and Eve discuss how saying no, even to really good things, is an essential part of embracing our limitations. Scripture referenced: Luke 10:38-42 Resources mentioned: The Best Yes by Lysa Ter…
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When we bump up against the limitations of our own time, resources, or capacity, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when new opportunities present themselves. Join Ruth and Eve for today's episode, all about how to embrace our limited capacity by knowing what you're called to in your current season of life. Scripture referenced: Exodus 18:13-23 Resources…
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There’s always more work to do, more activities to plan, and more people to see…but there’s not always enough time, resources, or capacity to do it all. We may not like to admit it, but none of us are actual superheroes! So how do we make peace with the capacity we’ve been given? And maybe even see God's grace in it all? Join Ruth and Eve for today…
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When the tasks in front of you feel impossible and you don't think you have what it takes to see them all the way through, how do you keep going? Listen in as Ruth unpacks the promise of Phil. 1:6, that God will finish what he starts. Scripture referenced: Philippians 1:6 2 Corinthians 5:17 Ephesians 2:8-10 Resources referenced: When Strivings Ceas…
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If you're feeling discontent or wrestling with selfishness, and all of it has you feeling totally unmotivated, this episode's for you. Join Eve as she practices preaching this truth to her own heart: your life isn't your own. Scripture referenced: Colossians 1:3 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Galatians 2:20 Additional resource: GraceLaced Set Your Mind On T…
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When a lack of motivation makes every decision feel hard, how do you know what to spend time on or invest your energy in? Join Ruth for a coffee date about what it means to number our days in order to treasure what matters most. Scripture referenced: Psalm 90:9-12 Additional resources: GraceLaced Quarterly Issue No. 8: LEGACY GraceLaced Teach Us To…
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When the season you're in feels exhausting or overwhelming, remember this: God will sustain you. Listen in as Eve unpacks what it means to learn into God's sustaining power when you have zero motivation to keep moving forward. Additional resources: Every Moment Holy by Douglass Kaine McKelvey and Ned Bustard Preach To Yourself Deck S1 | Preach to Y…
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What do you do when the beginning of a new year finds you tired, worn out, and lacking motivation to do anything new? You're definitely not alone! Join Ruth and Eve for the fourth season of The GraceLaced Podcast where they dive into preaching truth to yourself when you feel unmotivated. Additional resources: Every Moment Holy by Douglass Kaine McK…
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In this episode most of the GraceLaced team sits down to talk about the traditions we grew up with, the traditions we're exploring and growing into, and how we're preparing our hearts for the month of December. With so many different seasons of life represented, we hope this conversation encourages you! Additional resources: Prepare Him Room Advent…
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It's a concept the GraceLaced team has been talking about a lot recently: what it means to "take heart." Whether you're currently navigating a trial or not, join Ruth and Eve for an encouraging conversation about hardship and ways to practically take heart in who God is and what He says. Additional resources: Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Sim…
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Listen in as the GraceLaced team gathers for another conversation to wrap up season 3! This time they're talking about how to apply starting where you are in all the areas Ruth and Eve have dug into this season. It doesn't get more practical than this episode and we hope it serves you well! Resource mentioned: S2 | Everyday Habits for Spiritual Gro…
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When communication is hard and all the butterflies in your stomach are gone, how do you build intimacy and strengthen your marriage? In this episode, Ruth and Eve's husbands are joining them for a conversation about starting where you are when it comes to marriage. Additional resources: When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey The Meaning of Marriage b…
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Whether you've wished your jeans were a smaller size, or you've navigated brokenness in your body due to injury or chronic illness... this episode is for you. Listen in as Ruth and Eve discuss how to steward our bodies well, even if they're not the bodies we think we want. Scripture referenced: Psalm 139 Resources mentioned: Breaking Free from Body…
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Maybe you’ve settled into a community of friends and are thriving... but what if you're not? Maybe you’ve just moved to a new place or you feel like you’re starting over for another reason. Either way, Ruth and Eve's conversation in this episode will help encourage you to start where you are with the community around you. Scripture referenced: 1 Co…
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Have you ever skipped time in the Word thinking, “I’ll just read later,” but then realized that you can’t actually remember the last time you opened your Bible outside of church? We’ve all been there, battling seasons of spiritual drought, but how do we get out of them? Join Ruth and Eve for a transparent conversation about starting where you are w…
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Ruth's Advent devotional "Emmanuel: An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always" hits shelves TODAY so we're celebrating with a special bonus episode! Listen in as Ruth and Eve talk about the heart behind this gorgeous new book and be reminded that God really is "with you" all year long. Resource mentioned: Emmanuel: An Invitation to …
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Being a mom—or taking care of kids in any capacity—is hard work. Regardless of your exact circumstance, this episode will help you think about starting where you are when it comes to mothering. Listen in as Ruth and Eve share their own struggles and where they're starting! Additional resources: M is for Mama by Abbie Halberstadt Missional Motherhoo…
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