Season 1 | Simons Says

S1 | E1 Why GraceLaced?

Join Ruth and Eve in this inaugural episode of The GraceLaced podcast! Learn how GraceLaced started, how Eve came to be part of the GraceLaced team, and the heart behind the this first season.

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S1 | E2 Worship Before Service 

In today's episode, Ruth and Eve discuss Ruth's "3 words" for 2022 (she couldn't pick just one!) and why we have to be intentional about worship and BEING with the Lord before we DO things for Him. Listen in as they talk about what God's Word has to say about worship, why it matters, and how they are #StartingWithOneSmallThing to point their hearts to truth today.

Resources mentioned on this episode:

How to Worship Jesus Christ by Joseph Carroll 

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S1 | E3 You Don't Have to Be Blooming to Be Growing 

If you've ever envied someone else's success or season, longing for the blooms in her garden instead of your own, this episode is for you! Listen in as Ruth and Eve discuss what it looks like to rest securely in God's timing for growth, fruit, and blooms... and why it matters.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

GraceLaced by Ruth Chou Simons

IG Posts referenced:

"You're still growing..."
"God has purpose..."

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S1 | E4 Preach to Yourself

We've all been there—anxious thought swirling, feeling ill-equipped for the task before us, caught in a cycle of crazy thought patterns we just can't seem to break. Today, Ruth and Eve dive into what it means to "preach to yourself" and why the content of what you're telling yourself makes all the difference.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cures by Martin Lloyd Jones
Fields of Joy by Ruth Chou Simons
Garden of Truth by Ruth Chou Simons
Truthfilled and Truthfilled for Teens by Ruth Chou Simons
When Strivings Cease by Ruth Chou Simons
The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges

Scripture mentioned:
Psalm 42
Psalm 103

From the GraceLaced Blog:
Preach To Yourself
Preaching to Your Anxious Heart in the Night
Noise Canceling Truths

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S1 | E5 Motherhood is Sanctifying

Don't let the title throw you off—this episode isn't only for moms! Listen in as Ruth and Eve discuss what it looks like to embrace weakness when you have to steward the hard tasks God has given you, whether it's motherhood, a career, a relationship, or a season that feels like it will never end. In every stage of life, God gives us hard tasks as an opportunity to see His faithfulness on display.

Scripture mentioned:
2 Corinthians 12:9-10

IG posts:
#motherhoodissanctifying

From the GraceLaced Blog:
He's Not Through With Us Yet... When Motherhood is Sanctifying

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S1 | E6 We Become What We Behold

If what we chase shapes our race, then the object our affections really matters! Join Ruth and Eve for a conversation about what "beholding" even means, what we're made to behold, and some practical thoughts about orienting our hearts toward Christ.

Resources mentioned:
Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons
Truthfilled and Truthfilled for Teens by Ruth Chou Simons

Scripture mentioned:
2 Corinthians 3:18

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S1 | E7 Grace Fuels What Striving Cannot

If you've ever tried to do something so perfectly that it wore you out or worked really hard to succeed at a task and found the end result disappointing... this conversation is for you. Today, Ruth and Eve are unpacking what the identity that God's grace supplies and what it looks like to operate out of that identity.

Resources mentioned:
When Strivings Cease by Ruth Chou Simons
Truthfilled by Ruth Chou Simons
New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp

Scripture mentioned:
Ephesians 2:8-10
Ephesians 1
Colossians
Romans 8:31

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S1 | E8 Rest is Productive

It's definitely countercultural and it may seem counterintuitive, but what if rest really can be productive? Listen in as Ruth and Eve talk about recognizing our limitations and learning to trust God and His faithfulness more than ourselves.

Resources mentioned:
Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin
GraceLaced by Ruth Chou Simons
Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons

Scripture mentioned:
Luke 10:38-42

From the GraceLaced Blog:
Dear Mom Who Refuses to Rest

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