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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 • 106 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 7 - Episode 21 - Finding Gratitude - Don't Miss the moments in Your Life

    Season 7 - Episode 21 - Finding Gratitude - Don't Miss the moments in Your Life

    This week, I speak with Donna Arlynn Marie Austgen Frisinger, who loves to introduce herself using her full name because each of its titles represents a vital piece of her life’s story. A multi-award-winning author, freelancer, poet, entertainer-extraordinaire, classroom teacher, ordained evangelist, championship dance team director, all-around trail-blazer, wacky-winsome wife, and self-declared “Best-Aunt-in-the-Galaxy,” she’s a steadfast warrior and precocious princess of The Most-High God....

    • 58 min
    Season 7 - episode 20 - finding Gratitude in God's Faithfulness

    Season 7 - episode 20 - finding Gratitude in God's Faithfulness

    This week I speak with Sandee Macgregor who is the author of two top-selling devotionals, A Mother-Daughter Devotional and Shared Journal Experience for Psalm 119 and A Devotional for Mothers and Sons: Walking in Wisdom Through Proverbs, which encourage and facilitate a deeper spiritual bond between a mother and her children through reading Scripture devotional segments together. Now, she has blessed us with her new, delightful children’s illustrated book created for younger children called C...

    • 57 min
    Season 7 - Episode 19 - Finding Gratitude In the Way God Speaks

    Season 7 - Episode 19 - Finding Gratitude In the Way God Speaks

    This week, I speak with Cheryl Grey Bostrom, M.A., who writes surprising prose that reflects her keen interest in nature and human behavior. Her four books include her international best seller Sugar Birds—the winner of more than a dozen fiction awards, and Leaning on Air, called “a reader’s dream,” and a “cross-generational masterpiece” by early reviewers. An avid photographer, birder, and poet, she and her veterinarian husband live in NW Washington State. Learn more at CherylBostrom.com.&nb...

    • 58 min
    Season 7 - Episode 18 - Finding Gratitude Turning Pain into Purposeful Action

    Season 7 - Episode 18 - Finding Gratitude Turning Pain into Purposeful Action

    This week, I speak with Stacy Horst, a wife of 33 years, a mother of two, a Co-founder of Erin’s Hope for Friends, a Realtor for 20 years, and a Board member of Nassau Habitat for Humanity. Stacy's journey took a transformative turn when she and her husband founded "Erin's Hope for Friends," a non-profit organization born out of love and tragedy. The organization's namesake, Erin, their beloved daughter, faced the complex intersection of autism, bullying, isolation and ultimately succumbing t...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Season 7 - Episode 17 - finding Gratitude in a Divine Detour

    Season 7 - Episode 17 - finding Gratitude in a Divine Detour

    This week, I speak with Lori Ann Wood, who lives with her husband in an empty nest in beautiful Bentonville, Arkansas. Having discovered a serious heart condition almost too late, Lori Ann writes and speaks to encourage deep faith questions along the detours of life. She has been awarded the Frederick Buechner Narrative Essay Award, and awards from the Evangelical Press Association as well as from Colorado Christian Writers. Her work has been published in several anthologies and numerous prin...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Season 7 - Episode 16 - Finding Gratitude in the Pain and the Purpose

    Season 7 - Episode 16 - Finding Gratitude in the Pain and the Purpose

    This week, I speak with Dr. Michelle Bengtson, a hope concierge! Whether as a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, host of the award-winning podcast Your Hope-Filled Perspective, or the author of several award-winning books, including Hope Prevails and Breaking Anxiety’s Grip, her passion is to share hope and encouragement with others. Her newest release is The Hem of His Garment: Reaching Out to God When Pain Overwhelms. She loves all things teal, spending time with friends ...

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Exodus Fitness Retreats ,

My Cup is Full

I love the way Amanda digs deep, back to childhood roots that shape our future stories. Her warm, compassionate voice resonates with me and fills my cup with gratitude! Grateful for you!🧡🧡🧡

TraceKB ,

Gotta listen to a few

The convos Amanda brings to her podcast are downright real. I love she does it all in the name of Jesus. Her guests seems to bring real life stories. We all have a story and it seems safe to listen and explore with Amanda

Megan18// ,

Great podcast!

Amanda is great at relating to people compassionately and sharing their stories in an impactful way. She’s a pleasure to talk to. ♥️

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