Grace Enough Podcast

Amber Cullum

Welcome to Grace Enough Podcast, where Amber Cullum and special guests fearlessly tackle challenging faith questions while unraveling the limitless grace of God. Through engaging podcast conversations, Amber dives deep into the hard truths of life and reveals the boundless grace of God through inspiring stories of men and women walking in the kingdom of God here on earth. Grace Enough's mission is to offer more than a Band-aid Bible verse or empty platitude to individuals on their spiritual journeys with Jesus. Discover a wealth of free resources at www.graceenoughpodcast.com. This podcast is specially designed to uplift and encourage Christians, reminding them that, regardless of their stories, God can use them to make an impact on His kingdom. Embracing surrender and trust, you'll discover that His grace is truly enough. Tune in now and embark on a remarkable journey of faith. read less
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Episodes

257: Transform Your Brain From the Bottom Up | Doreen Steenland
Apr 30 2024
257: Transform Your Brain From the Bottom Up | Doreen Steenland
In this episode of the Grace Enough Podcast, host Amber Cullum interviews Doreen Steenland, a passionate advocate for understanding the interplay between God, emotions, and brain science. Doreen shares her compelling personal journey of experiencing trauma to finding Christ and healing through a transformative understanding of neuroscience and faith. She emphasizes the importance of noticing bodily sensations and patterns to heal from trauma and connect more deeply with God's love. Doreen discusses her work with medical professionals and the impact of trauma on the emotional and physical well-being of individuals in high-stress environments. The conversation also touches on techniques to quiet the inner critic, the dynamics of group coaching for emotional healing, and the power of secure attachment with God for personal transformation. Key Takeaways:  Explore strategies to deactivate stress in the brain for better emotional well-being. Learn how emotional intelligence can help in healing from trauma and reducing stress. Uncover the benefits of a secure connection to God for improved emotional health and well-being. Learn to manage your inner critic to improve your connection to God and others. SHOW NOTES cont. https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/brain/ Follow Grace Enough on IG: https://www.instagram.com/graceenoughpodcast_amber/ Follow Grace Enough: https://www.facebook.com/graceenoughpodcast www.graceenoughpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
252: What Did Jesus Actually Finish? | Charles Martin
Mar 19 2024
252: What Did Jesus Actually Finish? | Charles Martin
Amber welcomes acclaimed author Charles Martin to explore his deep-rooted faith in Christ, the life of Jesus and the critical significance of his crucifixion and resurrection, as depicted in one of Charles’s nonfiction books entitled ‘It is Finished.’  Charles Martin, a New York Times bestselling author known for his fiction novels, including the Keeper series, brings a unique perspective to the discussion of the crucifixion. His personal transformation and passion are evident in his insights about the death of Jesus and what it accomplished for us. With over 18 novels under his belt, Martin’s storytelling expertise adds depth to the conversation, shedding light on the significance of Jesus’s final words, “It is finished.” His journey and experiences make him a compelling voice in unraveling the profound meaning behind the sacrificial death of Jesus, providing a thought-provoking angle for listeners to ponder during the Easter season. Key Takeaways: Discover the profound significance of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection and its impact on personal faith transformation. Understand the importance of the story of the man who hung on the cross beside Jesus Navigate the complexities of faith in your personal journey, finding inspiration to overcome obstacles through the death of Jesus on the cross. Show Notes Cont. https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/cross/ Follow Grace Enough on IG: https://www.instagram.com/graceenoughpodcast_amber/ Follow Grace Enough: https://www.facebook.com/graceenoughpodcast Free Resource: 8 Books that Were Influential in Ways That Surprised Me Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
251: Is There A Difference Between Needing And Wanting God? | Lisa Whittle
Mar 12 2024
251: Is There A Difference Between Needing And Wanting God? | Lisa Whittle
In this episode of the Grace Enough podcast, host Amber Cullum interviews author Lisa Whittle about the re-release of her book 'I Want God' and the personal journey behind it. A decade ago, Lisa found herself burdened by the pressures of motherhood, a stalled writing career, and societal expectations to be a successful Christian leader. This led to a period of internal desperation, not for lack of external success, but from an inner longing for something more meaningful. Throughout their conversation, Lisa and Amber delve into various topics including the difference between needing and wanting God, the power of prayer, and the significance of personal revival.  Key Takeaways: Understand the distinction between needing God and wanting God, and how this impacts your spiritual journey. Learn why Lisa's prayer life now consists more of silent prayer.  Explore the significance of personal revival and how it can ignite a deeper passion for your faith. Learn how fasting extends beyond food and discover the spiritual discipline it can bring to your life. Resources Mentioned: Book: I Want God: How to Love Him with Your Whole Heart and Revive Your Soul by Lisa Whittle Book: Jesus Over Everything by Lisa Whittle Book: The Hard Good by Lisa Whittle Show Notes cont. https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/wantgod/ 4 Week FREE Gratitude Practice: https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/freegratitudepractice/ Follow Grace Enough on IG: https://www.instagram.com/graceenoughpodcast_amber/ Follow Grace Enough: https://www.facebook.com/graceenoughpodcast www.graceenoughpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
249: What Happens After  the Kids Launch?  New PURPOSE! | Ruthie Gray
Feb 13 2024
249: What Happens After the Kids Launch? New PURPOSE! | Ruthie Gray
What if finding purpose after the kids leave isn't just about rediscovering yourself, but also about navigating a whole new world of unexpected challenges? Ruthie Gray's journey from empty nesting to caring for aging parents while still pursuing her dreams is a powerful reminder that life's purpose can take unexpected turns. As she shares her story, you'll be surprised to find how her experiences resonate with your own, sparking a newfound sense of purpose and direction. But that's not all – her ultimate hope for you is to take action today, not in five years, to embrace the desires that God has planted in your heart. Ready to navigate this new season with renewed purpose? Discover Ruthie Gray's wisdom in her book "Empty Nest Awakening" and embark on your own journey of rediscovery. Key Takeaways: Discovering new passions and hobbies for fulfillment in the empty nest years. Navigating the challenges and rewards of caregiving for aging parents. Uncovering opportunities for personal growth and purpose after the kids leave home. Exploring the role of faith and seeking guidance in the empty nest phase. SHOW NOTES cont. https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/emptynest/ 4 Week FREE Gratitude Practice: https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/freegratitudepractice/ Follow Grace Enough on IG: https://www.instagram.com/graceenoughpodcast_amber/ Follow Grace Enough: https://www.facebook.com/graceenoughpodcast www.graceenoughpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
248: Can a Beautiful & Durable Hope Be Built? | Dr. Curt Thompson
Feb 6 2024
248: Can a Beautiful & Durable Hope Be Built? | Dr. Curt Thompson
Dr. Curt Thompson shares a personal journey of encountering hope through his faith. He vividly recounts a moment at 13 when he felt discovered by Jesus at a church camp, likening himself to a rusty old Cadillac found by the King. Dr. Thompson emphasizes the pivotal role of human connection in shaping resilience. His evocative comparison of overcoming childhood fears with the support of loved ones resonates deeply, underscoring the transformative power of enduring presence and love.  Key Takeaways: Cultivate durable hope that withstands life’s challenges, empowering you to thrive in the face of adversity. Build trust and community, fostering meaningful connections that elevate your sense of belonging and support. Explore the intersection of soul and brain to unlock a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection God created and its impact on hope and resilience. Confront fear and trauma head-on, gaining insights into effective strategies for navigating these challenges with resilience and courage. Resources Mentioned: Book: The Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope by Dr. Curt Thompson Book: Anatomy of the Soul by Dr. Curt Thompson Book: The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe Anout Ourselves by Dr. Curt Thompson Listen to the Being Known podcast hosted by Dr. Curt Thompson and Pepper Sweeney  Explore Dr. Curt Thompson’s nonprofit, the Center for Being Known, and its annual conference called Connections for opportunities to engage in transformative experiences and community building. SHOW NOTES cont. https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/hope/ Join Me Download 8 Books That Were Influential in Ways that Surprised Me: https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/books/ Follow Grace Enough on IG: https://www.instagram.com/graceenoughpodcast_amber/ Follow Grace Enough: https://www.facebook.com/graceenoughpodcast www.graceenoughpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
247: Messy Stories of  the Bible and of Us | Shadia Hrichi
Jan 30 2024
247: Messy Stories of the Bible and of Us | Shadia Hrichi
In the midst of turmoil and destructive choices, Shadia Hrichi's life took an unexpected turn. Her journey, marked by skepticism and a yearning for love, led to a transformative encounter. Invited to a Bible Study, she experienced a powerful awakening to the God who sees her.  From facing experiences like abortion, date rape, and substance abuse to enduring an abusive marriage and divorce, Shadia has been profoundly impacted by God's love and transformation. Now, as a writer of Bible studies, she delves into the messy stories of the Bible, drawing parallels to her own journey of redemption. Through her unique perspective, Shadia offers a compelling insight into the messy stories of the Bible and how they intersect with our own lives, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of God's grace and redemption. Resources Mentioned: Bible Study: Rahab: Redicovering the God Who Saves Me by Shadia Hrichi Bible Study: Tamar: Rediscovering the God Who Redeems Me by Shadia Hrichi Bible Study: Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me by Shadia Hrichi Bible Study: Legion: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me by Shadia Hrichi SHOW NOTES cont. https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/messystories/ Join Me Download 8 Books That Were Influential in Ways that Surprised Me: https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/books/ Follow Grace Enough on IG: https://www.instagram.com/graceenoughpodcast_amber/ Follow Grace Enough: https://www.facebook.com/graceenoughpodcast www.graceenoughpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
246: The Awesome Misapplied Promises of God | Katie Scott
Jan 23 2024
246: The Awesome Misapplied Promises of God | Katie Scott
If you're feeling discouraged because you've been praying diligently, confessing scripture, and declaring God's promises over your life, only to see little to no change in your circumstances, this conversation with Katie Scott is for you.  Katie Scott and Grace Enough host, Amber Cullum, dive into why context matters when applying the promises of God, the deeper purpose behind God's promises, and how you can dive deeper into the promises of God. Key Takeaways: Gain deeper insight into biblical promises and their context to apply them more effectively in daily life. Avoid common pitfalls and misapplications of God's promises for a more accurate understanding Discover how to find peace and strength in the midst of difficult circumstances through the wisdom of biblical promises. Learn the importance of reading the Bible in context to uncover the true meaning and power of God's promises. Show Notes Cont. https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/promises/ Resources Mentioned: chasingvibrance.com Journal: Claiming the Promises of God by Katie Scott Related Episodes: 202: Tyler Staton | Deep Prayer & Communion with God 167: Aimee Joseph | Decision Making & God's Will 195: Erica Wiggenhorn | Is the Bible Boring? Join Me Download 8 Books That Were Influential in Ways that Surprised Me: https://www.graceenoughpodcast.com/books/ Follow Grace Enough on IG: https://www.instagram.com/graceenoughpodcast_amber/ Follow Grace Enough: https://www.facebook.com/graceenoughpodcast www.graceenoughpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices