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Kara Lawler: Finding Beauty in the Mess

Kara Lawler: Finding Beauty in the Mess

My guest this week on By His Grace Podcast Kara Lawler talks about finding beauty in chaos. Kara opens her heart to shares her struggle with anxiety and post-partum depression, encouraging us that the fog does lift and that there are brighter days ahead. Kara Lawler shows women how to embrace the sacred in their everyday lives. Sharing wisdom and insight on how God sees her through the daily struggles remarking that life doesn’t have to be easy to be beautiful.

Kara Lawler is the author of Everywhere Holy: Seeing beauty remembering your identity and finding God right where you are.

To find out more about Kara Lawler visit her website at and read a free chapter of Everywhere Holy at

Kara Lawler is a writer and teacher whose work has been featured in HuffPo and Parenting, on, and on, where some of her essays have been read millions of times. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over seventeen years. Together, they parent two children and live rurally with all of their animals in the holy Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania.

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Chasing Wisdom in a Chaotic World: Daniel Grothe

Chasing Wisdom in a Chaotic World: Daniel Grothe

We are living in crazy times. Life as we know it has been turned upside down by the Corona Virus. Our hurting world is desperate for Jesus, and the life-giving wisdom contained in the scriptures. Which is why I loved my conversation on By His Grace this week with Daniel Grothe. He is a lover of Jesus and a pusurer of wisdom. We have a fantastic conversation about pursuing wisdom in a chaotic world.

Daniel is a pastor at New Life Chrurch in Colrado Springs. During his time at New Life, he has lived through some life changing events from a moral failure of the Senior Pastor that splintered the church to a crazed gunman shooting two teenagers and committing suicide in front of the Children’s Ministry. Daniel has learned how to deal with significant challenges by drawing upon Scripture and his experience learning from his friend and mentor Eugene Peterson.

Daniel inspires us to seek wisdom, and shows us how to get wisdom for ourselves by examining what the Bible has to say about it. Including practical steps for acquiring it, such as:

  • learning to ask for help
  • loving Scripture
  • going to Church
  • living quiet
  • seeking those who are themselves wise

Daniel Grothe is a pastor at New life church, a husband, and father of three who lives on a hobby farm just outside of Colorado Springs. His new book Chasing Wisdom: The Lifelong Pursuit of Living Well is available for pre-order now and launches April 21, 2020. 

For more information about Daniel visit his blog Daniel Grothe

By His Grace Podcast: Chasing Wisdom in a Chaotic World with Daniel Grothe

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Kristen Welch: Faith in the Unknown

Kristen Welch: Faith in the Unknown

My guest this week on the By His Grace podcast is Kristen Welch the founder of Mercy House and Fair Trade Friday. Kristen is a wife, mom, author, and Jesus loving world changer. On this show, we talk about how God wrecked her in the best possible way when she went to Kenya in 2007, and how this changed not only her life, and the lives of her family, but the lives of women across the world. The core mission of Mercy House Global to provide maternity homes in Kenya, aid pregnant girls living in extreme poverty, and provide dignified work through Fair Trade Friday.

Kristen shares how her faith has been stretched in building a non-profit and walking through the unknown. God continues to call Kristen out into deeper waters through her work with displaced immigrants coming to Houston. Kristen’s surrendered heart, faith, and obedience to God’s call is inspiring.

We conclude this episode by discussing her latest book, Made to Move Mountains: How God Uses Our Dreams and Disasters to Accomplish the Impossible.  

Book description:

“Life is an incredible journey with ups and downs. We soar, struggle, scale and stumble, and often stand at the edge of cliffs, afraid to step into the unknown, unsure of where we will land. But instead of running away, we are called by God to stand firm, muster up what faith we can, and take a step. Because we were made to move mountains.

In this inspiring book, Kristen Welch calls you to step out in faith and climb the mountain in front of you–not because you are good enough or adequate or able, but because God makes a way where there is no way. With heartbreaking and hopeful personal stories, Scripture, and questions for contemplation, she draws you out of fear and into holy confidence, showing you that the mountain in your path was put there on purpose so that you could exercise–and grow–your faith.”

For more information about Kristen and the work she does visit her website, We are THAT family

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