Season 3 | Start Where You Are

Do you ever feel like if you could just get through the season you’re in you’d finally reach your full potential and do everything better than you are right now? Like if you have different circumstances, a bigger home, well-behaved kids, stronger friendships… then you’d be able to navigate life better?

As believers, we know that God is at work and that no season is wasted, but if we’re honest, sometimes if feels like it is… like we’re just waiting to get over the next hurdle before things are really settled and ideal. So how do we steward what we have when we don’t have what we want?

These are the conversations we’re exploring in this season of The GraceLaced Podcast with Ruth Chou Simons so join us as we encourage each other to build the life we long for in the margins we have and today, by starting where we are.


 

S3 | SWYA: When Your House Isn't Your Dream Home

Ever look around your home, apartment, or dorm room and wish it was different because then you’d feel ready to host friends or neighbors? Listen in as Ruth and Eve discuss what it looks like to practice hospitality with the space you have, even if it doesn't match your Pinterest board!

Resources mentioned:
Social Sanity in an Insta World by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Melissa Kruger, Jen Wilkin, Emily Jensen, Laura Wifler, Ruth Chou Simons, Gretchen Saffles, Stephanie Greer, Ana Ávila
The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
Emmanuel by Ruth Chou Simons

Additional resources:
The Nesting Place / The Cozy Minimalist

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S3 | SWYA: When Family is Complex

Family: the people we love but may not always like. Whether it’s your immediate family or your extended family and whether it’s because of different personal choices, politics, or even faith, sometimes family relationships are really complicated. Join Ruth and Eve today as they talk about starting where you are with the people God gave you!

Resources mentioned:
Foundations by Ruth and Troy Simons

Scripture mentioned:
Ephesians 4:1-2

Additional resources:
Habits of the Household by Justin Whitmel Earley
Uncommon Ground by Timothy Keller
Visionary Parenting by Rob and Amy Reinow

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S3 | SWYA: When Motherhood is Hard

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 Motherhood by Gloria Furman
Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen + Laura Wifler
Risen Motherhood podcast

From the GraceLaced Blog:
Embracing Your Role as Wife and Mother

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S3 | SWYA: When You’re Spiritually Dry

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 when it comes to your walk with the Lord.

Resources mentioned:
S2 | Everyday Habits for Spiritual Growth of The GraceLaced Podcast with Ruth Chou Simons

Additional resources:
TruthFilled Bible study by Ruth Chou Simons
GraceLaced by Ruth Chou Simons
Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons

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S3 | SWYA: When Community Doesn’t Come Easily
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.


Resources mentioned:
1 Corinthians 12

Additional resources:
Find Your People by Jennie Allen

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S3 | SWYA: When Your Body Isn't What You Envisioned

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. 

Resources mentioned:
Breaking Free from Body Shame by Jess Connolly
Suffer Strong by Katherine and Jay Wolf

Scripture mentioned:
Psalm 139

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S3 | SWYA: When the Honeymoon is Over (ft. Troy. Simons & Cody Stipes)

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 by Tim Keller

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Season 3 | Start Where You Are

 

S3 | SWYA: with GraceLaced Team

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 Growth of The GraceLaced Podcast with Ruth Chou Simons

Season 3 | Start Where You Are

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