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Thriving Beyond Belief with Cheryl Scruggs

Cheryl Scruggs

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Thriving Beyond Belief with Cheryl Scruggs

Thriving Beyond Belief with Cheryl Scruggs

Cheryl Scruggs

20
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Many women feel overwhelmed with the chaos of life, struggle with the fact that life, relationships and marriage are hard, and lack what they need to truly thrive. The Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, with host, Cheryl Scruggs, and online community provide women with encouragement & support, to better manage their stress, create healthy relationships, and build a life that thrives beyond belief.

Latest Episodes

139: Alli Worthington

Today on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Alli Worthington! Alli is like many of us – a woman following her calling in ministry, work, and family – who found herself at a spiritual crossroads. God called her into something new, but she wasn’t sure she was strong enough to say yes.Standing Strongdelivers a wealth of practical tips and Godly wisdom that will leave you encouraged to follow the dream God has planted in your heart. You are enough” is a well-intentioned, encouraging message preached to overwhelmed, burnt-out women. Bestselling author Alli Worthington used to be one of them, but when faced with adversity, found herself searching for more. Being enough was no longer enough. In her new bookStanding Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence(Zondervan, September 2020), Alli encourages women to draw strength from their God-given identities, to overcome the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential and living out their dreams, and to walk confidently in the direction of their calling. With God, they are more than enough. “God has made you strong, with the ability to survive anything that comes your way,” writes Alli. “Even when you feel weak and overwhelmed, you’re stronger thank you think. There is a strength within you that passes human understanding.” Alli found herself at a spiritual crossroads—the Lord was calling her to step away from her comfort zone and into something new, but she wasn’t sure she was strong enough to say yes. What if everything fell apart? Why should she have to leave something she loved? Alli is available for interviews and can speak to: A life-changing partnership: saying “yes & Amen” to God How to break through the 6 common roadblocks that hold women back Why self-empowerment can be just as crippling as self-doubt What you need to know about your inner critic The surprising secret to confidence What to do when you feel unsupported in achieving your goals How to become unshakable in the face of adversity The 5-Second Secret to push past self-doubt 6 keys to stepping into the future with strength “Your calling won’t look like anyone else’s, ever. God chose you. He made you exactly who you are. He set your life in motion. He put you here on this Earth right here, right now because He wants you to partner with Him, and He has something special that only you can do in His kingdom.” Alli Worthington is known for her straight-talking encouragement and practical tools that help women reach their dreams in business and life. She’s a business coach and co-founder of Called Creatives, where she coaches writers and speakers. Author ofThe Year of Living Happy,Fierce Faith, andBreaking Busy, Alli is a well-known speaker and host of the popular podcast,The Alli Worthington Show. Her no-nonsense, guilt-free take on business, family, and balance have led to appearances onTODAYandGood Morning America. Alli lives with her husband, Mark, and their five sons outside of Nashville with the only golden retriever who refuses to retrieve.

39 MIN5 d ago
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139: Alli Worthington

138: Dawn Barton

Today on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Dawn Barton! Dawn Barton has endured more pain and heartache in her lifetime than Hallmark can fit into a single movie: the loss of a child, divorce, cancer, rape, near-death of her mother from a brain aneurism, the death of her only sibling, and her husband’s substance abuse. But because she experienced such incredible pain, she also knows incredible joy… so much so, this sassy southerner refers to herself as a "Joyologist.” In her new book, Laughing Through the Ugly Cry:… and Finding Unstoppable Joy, Dawn shares her powerful journey to find hope, joy, and laughter in the midst of even the most unfathomable circumstances. And though her trials were heavy, her words are light—laced with the humor and perspective that keep you laughing, no matter what. “Even in the face of all the things you can’t control – the announcements, the diagnosis, the calls you hoped you’d never get – there’s something you do get to control,” writes D...

35 MIN1 w ago
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138: Dawn Barton

137: Banning Liebscher

Today on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast is musical artist, Banning Liebscher! Banning Liebscher is on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. He and his wife, SeaJay, are the directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing, equipping, activating, and sending a new breed of revivalists worldwide. Related Links: WEBSITE: Leadership.JesusCultureSchool.com INSTAGRAM: @thebanning TWITTER: @thebanning FACEBOOK: /thebanningpage

41 MIN2 w ago
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137: Banning Liebscher

136: Dr. Helen McIntosh & Blythe Daniel

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, on mother/daughter relationships, Dr. Helen McIntosh and Blythe Daniel. Are You Struggling with a Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship? Dr. Helen McIntosh and Daughter, Blythe Daniel, Provide Tools to Help You Restore What Needs Mended! Relationships between mothers and daughters can be messy and hurtful. Dr. Helen McIntosh understands the uncertainty of a strained relationship and the scars that can develop. Raised by a mother who battled anxiety, anger, and alcoholism, Helen struggled to understand her mom’s verbal abuse, thinking something was wrong with her. Years later, after becoming a Doctor of Counseling Psychology, Helen recognized she did the best she could with what she knew about her mother. She had a deep desire to help other women hurt by their mother-daughter relationship and to raise her daughter Blythe differently by maintaining a good relationship with her.

46 MIN3 w ago
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136: Dr. Helen McIntosh & Blythe Daniel

135: Jen Fulwiler

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, we have Jen Fulwiler! About Jennifer: When SiriusXM radio host Jennifer Fulwiler decided she wanted to seriously pursue stand-up comedy, she repeatedly heard there wasn’t a place for a minivan driving, female comic with six kids. But Fulwiler wasn’t going to let anyone stand in her way. After countless open mic-nights, she self-produced a comedy tour, using her personal credit card to secure venues. Tickets sales were explosive with many shows selling out in hours. And she’s doing it again this year! About the book: In her newest book,Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive, Fulwiler is sharing what she’s learned about following your passions. She inspires readers to discover their blue flame and build a life they love. Fulwiler didn’t move her family cross-country or quit her job to follow her blue flame. Instead she encourages readers to do more of what makes them come alive in theiractuallives. Jeannie Gaffigan (...

34 MINJUL 8
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135: Jen Fulwiler

134: Sharon Jaynes

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, we have Sharon Jaynes! Sharon is an international inspirational speaker and Bible teacher for women’s conferences and events. She is also the author of several books, including Becoming the Woman of His Dreams and The 14-Day Romance Challenge. Sharon and her husband, Steve, call North Carolina home. Words have the power to spur others on to achieve greatness and also the power to have a lasting negative impact. International speaker Sharon Jaynes encourages women to recognize the incredible power of their words and to learn how to use them to encourage future generations through her teachings in The Power of a Woman’s Words (April 2020, Harvest House Publishers). In The Power of a Woman’s Words, Jaynes illustrates how words can bring life or cause damage through stories of the women of the Bible. There are examples of women who gossiped, whined and lied and those who prophesied, encouraged and instilled truth. Some used their words to both bu...

37 MINJUL 1
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134: Sharon Jaynes

133: Rachel Van Kluyve

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, we have Rachel Van Kluyve! Rachel is a Nashvillian stay at home mom turned momtrepreneur. Most days you can find her in a messy bun and yoga pants wrangling two boys while running a real estate business, homeschooling, DIYing, and keeping up with her passions. She's mostly known for her thrifty finds and the ability to make the dollar count. Amazon is her go-to and she tends to say she has eloquent taste on a Target budget. She's most passionate in life about her faith, her three men, writing, and serving silently behind the scenes. Rachel is an introvert gone socialmediavert and when she's not busy you can find her... well never not busy.

36 MINJUN 24
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133: Rachel Van Kluyve

132: Harold & Rachel Earls

Today on the podcast: Harold & Rachel Earls!

40 MINJUN 17
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132: Harold & Rachel Earls

131: Sara Hagerty

Today on the podcast: Sara Hagerty About Sara Sara Hagerty is a lover of God, a wife to Nate, and a mother of seven-four adopted from Africa and then more through miracle pregnancies. She's also a bestselling author and speaker. As a lifelong admirer of words, Sara has experienced their power to revive. Raw words written in tearful honesty and shared with her readers. Words whispered in hidden places as conversation with God and worship to Him. Today Sara's words offer God's hope to readers facing unexpected life circumstances. You can follow her on Instagram @sarahagertywrites. "Life is a total of minutes spent.Attaching a bandaid to a child’s wound.Turning off the outdoor lights before bed.Lugging the overloaded grocery bag to the kitchen counter.Sending a text message.Sifting through a stack of mail that’s full of advertisements.Powering off the computer.Applying mascara.At fifteen, when I gave “my whole life” to Jesus, I didn’t consider that living the radical life for God ...

41 MINJUN 10
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131: Sara Hagerty

130: Jessica Hottle

Today on the podcast Jessica Hottle!! #1 lie women believe: What if someone doesn’t like what I am doing? What if someone makes fun of me or ridicules me? What if? So, what’s the truth—God's truth to this lie? First, to discover it’s a lie, we have to know what God’s Word says about our feelings of inadequacy and fear. For example, John 14:27 says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." God’s Word is where you and I can unravel all of our emotions and feelings and begin to make sense of them. Reading through the Book of Psalms will remind you that being real with God and expressing your emotions, while continually going to Him and searching Him out, only increases your faith and dependence on Him. Does your past disqualify you from the future you have with Christ? Absolutely not. Do your works or your mistakes qualify you or disqualify you from living out the call that God...

39 MINJUN 3
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130: Jessica Hottle

Latest Episodes

139: Alli Worthington

Today on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Alli Worthington! Alli is like many of us – a woman following her calling in ministry, work, and family – who found herself at a spiritual crossroads. God called her into something new, but she wasn’t sure she was strong enough to say yes.Standing Strongdelivers a wealth of practical tips and Godly wisdom that will leave you encouraged to follow the dream God has planted in your heart. You are enough” is a well-intentioned, encouraging message preached to overwhelmed, burnt-out women. Bestselling author Alli Worthington used to be one of them, but when faced with adversity, found herself searching for more. Being enough was no longer enough. In her new bookStanding Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence(Zondervan, September 2020), Alli encourages women to draw strength from their God-given identities, to overcome the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential and living out their dreams, and to walk confidently in the direction of their calling. With God, they are more than enough. “God has made you strong, with the ability to survive anything that comes your way,” writes Alli. “Even when you feel weak and overwhelmed, you’re stronger thank you think. There is a strength within you that passes human understanding.” Alli found herself at a spiritual crossroads—the Lord was calling her to step away from her comfort zone and into something new, but she wasn’t sure she was strong enough to say yes. What if everything fell apart? Why should she have to leave something she loved? Alli is available for interviews and can speak to: A life-changing partnership: saying “yes & Amen” to God How to break through the 6 common roadblocks that hold women back Why self-empowerment can be just as crippling as self-doubt What you need to know about your inner critic The surprising secret to confidence What to do when you feel unsupported in achieving your goals How to become unshakable in the face of adversity The 5-Second Secret to push past self-doubt 6 keys to stepping into the future with strength “Your calling won’t look like anyone else’s, ever. God chose you. He made you exactly who you are. He set your life in motion. He put you here on this Earth right here, right now because He wants you to partner with Him, and He has something special that only you can do in His kingdom.” Alli Worthington is known for her straight-talking encouragement and practical tools that help women reach their dreams in business and life. She’s a business coach and co-founder of Called Creatives, where she coaches writers and speakers. Author ofThe Year of Living Happy,Fierce Faith, andBreaking Busy, Alli is a well-known speaker and host of the popular podcast,The Alli Worthington Show. Her no-nonsense, guilt-free take on business, family, and balance have led to appearances onTODAYandGood Morning America. Alli lives with her husband, Mark, and their five sons outside of Nashville with the only golden retriever who refuses to retrieve.

39 MIN5 d ago
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139: Alli Worthington

138: Dawn Barton

Today on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, Dawn Barton! Dawn Barton has endured more pain and heartache in her lifetime than Hallmark can fit into a single movie: the loss of a child, divorce, cancer, rape, near-death of her mother from a brain aneurism, the death of her only sibling, and her husband’s substance abuse. But because she experienced such incredible pain, she also knows incredible joy… so much so, this sassy southerner refers to herself as a "Joyologist.” In her new book, Laughing Through the Ugly Cry:… and Finding Unstoppable Joy, Dawn shares her powerful journey to find hope, joy, and laughter in the midst of even the most unfathomable circumstances. And though her trials were heavy, her words are light—laced with the humor and perspective that keep you laughing, no matter what. “Even in the face of all the things you can’t control – the announcements, the diagnosis, the calls you hoped you’d never get – there’s something you do get to control,” writes D...

35 MIN1 w ago
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138: Dawn Barton

137: Banning Liebscher

Today on the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast is musical artist, Banning Liebscher! Banning Liebscher is on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California. He and his wife, SeaJay, are the directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing, equipping, activating, and sending a new breed of revivalists worldwide. Related Links: WEBSITE: Leadership.JesusCultureSchool.com INSTAGRAM: @thebanning TWITTER: @thebanning FACEBOOK: /thebanningpage

41 MIN2 w ago
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137: Banning Liebscher

136: Dr. Helen McIntosh & Blythe Daniel

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, on mother/daughter relationships, Dr. Helen McIntosh and Blythe Daniel. Are You Struggling with a Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship? Dr. Helen McIntosh and Daughter, Blythe Daniel, Provide Tools to Help You Restore What Needs Mended! Relationships between mothers and daughters can be messy and hurtful. Dr. Helen McIntosh understands the uncertainty of a strained relationship and the scars that can develop. Raised by a mother who battled anxiety, anger, and alcoholism, Helen struggled to understand her mom’s verbal abuse, thinking something was wrong with her. Years later, after becoming a Doctor of Counseling Psychology, Helen recognized she did the best she could with what she knew about her mother. She had a deep desire to help other women hurt by their mother-daughter relationship and to raise her daughter Blythe differently by maintaining a good relationship with her.

46 MIN3 w ago
Comments
136: Dr. Helen McIntosh & Blythe Daniel

135: Jen Fulwiler

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, we have Jen Fulwiler! About Jennifer: When SiriusXM radio host Jennifer Fulwiler decided she wanted to seriously pursue stand-up comedy, she repeatedly heard there wasn’t a place for a minivan driving, female comic with six kids. But Fulwiler wasn’t going to let anyone stand in her way. After countless open mic-nights, she self-produced a comedy tour, using her personal credit card to secure venues. Tickets sales were explosive with many shows selling out in hours. And she’s doing it again this year! About the book: In her newest book,Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive, Fulwiler is sharing what she’s learned about following your passions. She inspires readers to discover their blue flame and build a life they love. Fulwiler didn’t move her family cross-country or quit her job to follow her blue flame. Instead she encourages readers to do more of what makes them come alive in theiractuallives. Jeannie Gaffigan (...

34 MINJUL 8
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135: Jen Fulwiler

134: Sharon Jaynes

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, we have Sharon Jaynes! Sharon is an international inspirational speaker and Bible teacher for women’s conferences and events. She is also the author of several books, including Becoming the Woman of His Dreams and The 14-Day Romance Challenge. Sharon and her husband, Steve, call North Carolina home. Words have the power to spur others on to achieve greatness and also the power to have a lasting negative impact. International speaker Sharon Jaynes encourages women to recognize the incredible power of their words and to learn how to use them to encourage future generations through her teachings in The Power of a Woman’s Words (April 2020, Harvest House Publishers). In The Power of a Woman’s Words, Jaynes illustrates how words can bring life or cause damage through stories of the women of the Bible. There are examples of women who gossiped, whined and lied and those who prophesied, encouraged and instilled truth. Some used their words to both bu...

37 MINJUL 1
Comments
134: Sharon Jaynes

133: Rachel Van Kluyve

Today on the Thriving Belief Podcast, we have Rachel Van Kluyve! Rachel is a Nashvillian stay at home mom turned momtrepreneur. Most days you can find her in a messy bun and yoga pants wrangling two boys while running a real estate business, homeschooling, DIYing, and keeping up with her passions. She's mostly known for her thrifty finds and the ability to make the dollar count. Amazon is her go-to and she tends to say she has eloquent taste on a Target budget. She's most passionate in life about her faith, her three men, writing, and serving silently behind the scenes. Rachel is an introvert gone socialmediavert and when she's not busy you can find her... well never not busy.

36 MINJUN 24
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133: Rachel Van Kluyve

132: Harold & Rachel Earls

Today on the podcast: Harold & Rachel Earls!

40 MINJUN 17
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132: Harold & Rachel Earls

131: Sara Hagerty

Today on the podcast: Sara Hagerty About Sara Sara Hagerty is a lover of God, a wife to Nate, and a mother of seven-four adopted from Africa and then more through miracle pregnancies. She's also a bestselling author and speaker. As a lifelong admirer of words, Sara has experienced their power to revive. Raw words written in tearful honesty and shared with her readers. Words whispered in hidden places as conversation with God and worship to Him. Today Sara's words offer God's hope to readers facing unexpected life circumstances. You can follow her on Instagram @sarahagertywrites. "Life is a total of minutes spent.Attaching a bandaid to a child’s wound.Turning off the outdoor lights before bed.Lugging the overloaded grocery bag to the kitchen counter.Sending a text message.Sifting through a stack of mail that’s full of advertisements.Powering off the computer.Applying mascara.At fifteen, when I gave “my whole life” to Jesus, I didn’t consider that living the radical life for God ...

41 MINJUN 10
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131: Sara Hagerty

130: Jessica Hottle

Today on the podcast Jessica Hottle!! #1 lie women believe: What if someone doesn’t like what I am doing? What if someone makes fun of me or ridicules me? What if? So, what’s the truth—God's truth to this lie? First, to discover it’s a lie, we have to know what God’s Word says about our feelings of inadequacy and fear. For example, John 14:27 says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." God’s Word is where you and I can unravel all of our emotions and feelings and begin to make sense of them. Reading through the Book of Psalms will remind you that being real with God and expressing your emotions, while continually going to Him and searching Him out, only increases your faith and dependence on Him. Does your past disqualify you from the future you have with Christ? Absolutely not. Do your works or your mistakes qualify you or disqualify you from living out the call that God...

39 MINJUN 3
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130: Jessica Hottle
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