106 episodes

An honest look at how gratitude can change absolutely everything. Interesting discussions and stories of finding gratitude even in the midst of life's difficulties. Everyday people sharing their extraordinary stories.

A Cup of Gratitude Amanda Schaefer

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 79 Ratings

An honest look at how gratitude can change absolutely everything. Interesting discussions and stories of finding gratitude even in the midst of life's difficulties. Everyday people sharing their extraordinary stories.

    Season 5 - Episode 5 - Finding Gratitude Our Torn Pages

    Season 5 - Episode 5 - Finding Gratitude Our Torn Pages

    I speak with Jay Gardner. Jay’s life is a story of redemption. Through trials and tribulations, he grew up tough, fighting with his fists and the demons of addictions that ended when the gavel slammed down, sentencing him to twenty years in prison! His life seemed over, but God had other plans! From a prison cell, God revealed His purpose to Jay in a ministry called “Torn Pages.” Today, Tornpages is a unique gift impacting our world, touching one life at a time with Hope, Peace, and Strength so that they may know God's Grace and love authentically! We talk about His childhood and time in the service, his boxing almost taking him to the Olympics, and his time in jail - God’s compassion met Jay and turned his life around!! We hear about His no-profit torn pages and the goodness of sharing our hearts!!! You won’t want to miss this inspiring episode!
    www.tornpages.org
    *Theme Music “Blessed Time” by Ketsa

    • 56 min
    Season 5- Episode 4 - Finding Gratitude In a New Song: "Old House"

    Season 5- Episode 4 - Finding Gratitude In a New Song: "Old House"

    This episode premiers the new song "Old House" by Laurel Taylor. This episode is such a blessing. Laurel has become a true friend, and I am such a fan of her music. Laurel Taylor is a singer-songwriter and producer whose roots and influences of rock, country, and gospel blend together to give her a unique and edgy sound. She has toured worldwide, from small-town music festivals to the bars of Nashville to European tours. She has worked with and performed with various artists, including Lauren Daigle, Jason Crabb, Micah Tyler, Kutless, Sanctus Real, Rhett Walker, Diamond Rio, and CCR. She has a heart full of joy and a desire to share the love of Jesus with everyone through her music.
    https://instagram.com/laureltaylorofficial?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4qZZmptWMEONmmERCJIGAR?si=v839Wf0xTIGIE5pBnf5ruA
    *Theme Music "Blessed Time" by Ketsa

    • 54 min
    Season 5 - Episode 3 - Finding Gratitude Clothed with Strength and Dignity

    Season 5 - Episode 3 - Finding Gratitude Clothed with Strength and Dignity

    Tamika Williford is the Founder of “Clothed N Strength,” a  Nonprofit for women in transition. She has been in Cosmetology for more than 30 years, where she connects with many Women. Tamika is a New Life Bible school graduate where she studied Missionary & Evangelistic Training and is currently a Lancaster Bible College student pursuing a BA in Biblical Studies. Clothed N Strength has been her vision since she left the Federal Detention Center in 2011. Tamika promised God that one day if it were His will, she would be in a position to help the women in prison. She met countless women from different backgrounds with different stories, all leading them to incarceration. Tamika heard the despair, the sadness, the regret, and the hopelessness they felt. In many cases, their Families gave up on them; they had no resources to climb out of the hole they were in behind bars and now found themselves free and alone. These women had lost their children, their homes, their careers, their jobs, and their hope, But God had a plan! Clothed N Strength, with God's guidance, will return the HOPE and CONFIDENCE that His plan for them is real. They will learn that they have the choice not to return to prison. They need Resources. Empathy. Help. Tamika is there to help!!! 
    https://clothednstrength.org/
    *Theme Music “Blessed Time” by Ketsa 

    • 54 min
    Season 5 - Episode 2 - Finding Gratitude in God's Grace

    Season 5 - Episode 2 - Finding Gratitude in God's Grace

    This week  I speak with Misty Robinson, a Christian wife and stay-at-home homeschooling mom of 23 years.  She has worked with teen girls and young ladies for 15 years as a Sunday school teacher. She desires to help ladies of all ages understand God's love and faithfulness through each stage and trial of life. She has faced many trials, which include losing her husband to cancer at age 24 and her mom to suicide six years ago. God has given her the great opportunity of becoming a part of a growing non-profit, HopeGateKeepers, which helps train others on ways to help people dealing with suicide. Misty says, “Together, we can encourage each other through God's word and love.”
    www.Instagram.com/onechildseyes
    www.hopegatekeepers.com
    *Theme Music “Blessed Time” by Ketsa 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Season 5 - Episode 1 - Finding Gratitude in Every Page of the Story

    Season 5 - Episode 1 - Finding Gratitude in Every Page of the Story

    This week I speak with Donna Frisinger. She is a Multi-Award-winning author, poet, and freelancer. Donna loves to create stories to make God’s Word come alive in fresh ways for kids of all ages. Her husband says she thrives in a world of perpetual “once upon a time” while he lives in the “real world,” juggling the bills and wondering what’s for dinner. They live their happily-ever-after in Indiana, where they enjoy hiking, riding their trusty steeds (vintage-look, fat-tired Schwinn bicycles) throughout the lay of their kingdom, and spoiling nephews and nieces. We take a look at her life from her childhood to the present and find the beautiful thread of God working in every page of her story! You won’t want to miss this down-to-earth and inspiring episode. 
    www.donafrisinger.com
    http://donnafrisinger.com/ www.facebook.com/donna.austgenfrisinger
    www.facebook.com/donnafrisingerauthor/inbox/
    https://www.instagram.com/donnaaustgenfrisinger/
    *Theme Music “Blessed Time” by Ketsa

    • 1 hr
    Season 4 - Special Christmas Break Episode 4

    Season 4 - Special Christmas Break Episode 4

    Welcome to the Special Christmas Break Episode 4 . This week, we look at the best gift ever given and the special messengers entrusted with sharing this gift with the world. You won’t want to miss this encouraging episode, as God reveals much more than traditional Christmas offerings! Join me for Hope, inspiration, and love!!! Once again, featuring the beautiful music of Laurel Taylor ✨Merry Christmas to you all!!’
    To subscribe to the blog or download your free Gratitude journal page go to: www.Acupofgratitude.org
    Musical guest Laurel Taylor is a singer-songwriter and producer whose roots and influences of rock, country, and gospel blend together to give her a unique and edgy sound. She has toured worldwide, from small-town music festivals to the bars of Nashville to European tours. She has worked with and performed with various artists, including Lauren Daigle, Jason Crabb, Micah Tyler, Kutless, Sanctus Real, Rhett Walker, Diamond Rio, and CCR. She has a heart full of joy and a desire to share the love of Jesus with everyone through her music.
    To follow Lauren Taylor go to: 
    https://instagram.com/laureltaylorofficial?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4qZZmptWMEONmmERCJIGAR?si=v839Wf0xTIGIE5pBnf5ruA

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

snowy17! ,

What’s in your cup?

A wonderful focus on gratitude in a world full of difficulty and brokenness. Amanda is a wonderful host - she engages so authentically with her guests and brings the conversations alive.

Passa Hewie ,

You’ll Thank Me Later…

If you’re anything like me, you’re tired of all the negative and disturbing news that bombard us everyday through the media. It’s like a never ending story of bad news. But there’s an escape from all that mental trauma—A Cup of Gratitude! This podcast provides rest to your mind, joy to your spirit, and hope for your tomorrow. The real life stories of each guest may take you back to the good ole days of your own life, and may even tug at your heart strings as you listen. “Hope springs eternal,” and A Cup of Gratitude helps keep you living for tomorrow. Good news is here! You’re in for a treat…

Scmirob ,

Blessed in ALL things!

A wonderful podcast comprised of many of Gods blessings woven through many different lives. You will be challenged and desiring to see Gods hand on your life after listening. I’m so thankful to have found this and praise God for the way He is working in each life! The best is yet to come!🙌🏼💜

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