200 episodes

This podcast is for those who want to wholeheartedly pursue Christ.

You’re a woman who wants to follow where God leads, to live and love well, to extend grace to yourself and others, but there’s a part of you that’s like how?

You want your faith to intersect with your busy and full life, but you aren’t sure what that looks like in real-time.

Here at the Grace In Real Life podcast, we talk about how to practically apply grace in real life. Listen in!

Grace In Real Life podcast Jill E. McCormick, writer + speaker

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 107 Ratings

This podcast is for those who want to wholeheartedly pursue Christ.

You’re a woman who wants to follow where God leads, to live and love well, to extend grace to yourself and others, but there’s a part of you that’s like how?

You want your faith to intersect with your busy and full life, but you aren’t sure what that looks like in real-time.

Here at the Grace In Real Life podcast, we talk about how to practically apply grace in real life. Listen in!

    What I Want You To Know: It takes a village: A behind-the-scenes look at the podcast

    What I Want You To Know: It takes a village: A behind-the-scenes look at the podcast

    Receiving grace starts by being in community, by belonging, and connecting. How does grace show up when producing a podcast? Take a listen for this behind-the-scenes look.
    Before I launched the podcast, I knew I needed a team around me—people to pray for me and the podcast, give insight and ideas, offer suggestions for guests and questions to ask those guests, help me write a title that would appeal most to my listeners, and come alongside me to determine if a guest was in theological and doctrinal alignment with the podcast’s statement of faith. 
    And the women you are about to meet rose to that challenge to love Jesus, love me, love Grace In Real Life, and love you, my sweet listener. This team has helped me with branding and graphic design decisions along with editing scripts and voting on series ideas. If you’ve loved this podcast, it’s because Amy, Angi, Eileen, Kira, Lauren, and Nina made it so good.
    Together, we break down:
    What the podcast team did and how I curated this team, What God taught me through the podcast, Podcasting surprises, How I select guests and how I ask them to be on the show, How I planned content and how I handled unexpected global events, like the pandemic and social unrest, AND SO MUCH MORE. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes here and how community has shaped what the podcast is today, listen in.
     

    • 58 min
    What I Want You To Know: Your Good Shepherd leads you to wide open spaces

    What I Want You To Know: Your Good Shepherd leads you to wide open spaces

    Being who you are, being who God created you to be, is the most free way to live. So how do we live in the wide open space God offers? Listen in.
    Living in God’s wide open spaces means there is no condemnation in Christ. God certainly convicts and corrects, but He never assaults your identity. If the Lord has set you free, you are free indeed.
    It is a grace to accept the fearful and wonderful way God designed you, not to wish you were more like someone else, not to feel confined by the belief that there’s only one way to live your life. 
    Friend, our God takes us away from tight spots and places us in wide-open, green pastures. We no longer need to feel as if we must contort ourselves to fit and conform to someone else’s standards or life or expectations of what we “should” be doing. 
    We no longer need to play the comparison game. We no longer need to feel the shame of legalism. We are free to run, dance, live, and rest in the grace of the wide open spaces of God’s provision and goodness. 
    In this episode, we’ll unpack how our God is a God of wide open spaces. So, how is this grace, and what do we even mean?
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    #194: What I Want You To Know: Grace and truth #195: What I Want You To Know: It all counts Four Years of Podcasting Giveaway Lauren Gaines Twyla Franz Amber Palmer Katie Scott Mandy Pallock Marnie Hammar Kirk Freeman Jen Babakhan Yohonna Smith Here’s how to connect with Jill Website  GraceInRealLifePodcast.com  Instagram  Subscribe to Jill’s weekly “the good + the grace” email   

    • 16 min
    What I Want You To Know: It all counts

    What I Want You To Know: It all counts

    It all counts. Every act the Lord asks you to do is valuable. He sees it all. It all matters. All the work given to you by God and done in love is meaningful. 
    I’m really good at discounting or downplaying the good ways God wired me, how He’s forming me through trials, and the work I do, the roles I hold, and how I show up in the world. And y’all, I believe that discounting is an effective - but totally flimsy - tactic of our enemy, who wants us quiet and isolated and stuck because we’re questioning our value and the goodness of God. 
    Y’all, Jesus sees it all. He delights in all the good you do in His name and out of love. He sees your sacrifice right now. He sees your heart trying to figure out life and how to love your people well. He knows your intentions, and God desires to help you every step of the way. All the work given to you by God and done in love is meaningful. 
    Mentioned in the podcast  The FCC requires that I tell you that I'm an Amazon Affiliate, which means I earn a bit of commission on each sale. But don't worry, there's no added cost to you!
    Four Years of Podcasting Giveaway Safe People by Drs. Townsend and Cloud #194: What I Want You To Know: Grace and truth Lauren Gaines Twyla Franz Amber Palmer Katie Scott Mandy Pallock Marnie Hammar Kirk Freeman Jen Babakhan Yohonna Smith  
    Here’s how to connect with Jill Website  GraceInRealLifePodcast.com  Instagram  Subscribe to Jill’s weekly “the good + the grace” email   

    • 21 min
    #194: What I Want You To Know: Our God of AND

    #194: What I Want You To Know: Our God of AND

    Our God is a God of grace and truth. But what does this mean for us in our busy and full lives? Listen to what it means for our God to be a God of AND. 
    If you’ve been around the Grace In Real Life podcast long enough, you’ve heard me share that our God is a God of AND: 
    He’s grace AND truth
    Mercy AND holy justice 
    Love AND perfect judgment
    Man of Sorrows AND Prince of Peace
    Offensive AND attractive
    What does this concept of God’s AND-ness mean for our everyday, walking-around lives? This is good and true, but what do we do with it?
    The reality that we love and worship our God of AND coupled with the truth that we are people of AND impacts three areas:
    How we work out our salvation How we live How we embrace our humanity  In today’s episode, you’ll learn about the grace and truth of our God, that: The grace of salvation is to be received AND lived.  Christ-followers are not individualistic islands to ourselves but interwoven parts that create a whole. Grace calls us higher; to see that life and that our own selves are more nuanced than we ever thought possible. To see that God’s ways are higher and bigger than we could ever imagine. Mentioned in the podcast  The FCC requires that I tell you that I'm an Amazon Affiliate, which means I earn a bit of commission on each sale. But don't worry, there's no added cost to you!
    Four Years of Podcasting Giveaway The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren Here’s how to connect with Jill Website  GraceInRealLifePodcast.com  Instagram  Subscribe to Jill’s weekly “the good + the grace” email  

    • 15 min
    Spiritual Health: Disciple-making in your right-now life with Kirk Freeman

    Spiritual Health: Disciple-making in your right-now life with Kirk Freeman

    What is disciple-making? How do we do it? What does it look like to make disciples when your schedule is full? And how can you possibly disciple your teenagers? 
    When I really stop and think about it, going and making disciples sounds intimidating. How do I do it? What does it even look like? Is it One More Thing to add to my already full schedule?
    But as today’s guest points out, disciple-making is as easy and light as enjoying and following Jesus and helping others enjoy and follow Jesus. Discipleship is a gift from Jesus that we get to receive. It’s not a “have to” situation; it’s a “look what I get to do with my Father” situation.  
    Because making disciples can feel big and weighty, I invited pastor and author Kirk Freeman to the show. 
    In today’s episode, you’ll receive practical strategies and anchoring truths as you learn about how disciple-making relates to spiritual health. You’ll learn: Starting points for disciple-making, How to make disciples when you’re low on time, And how to spiritually lead your teenager. Mentioned in the podcast  The FCC requires that I tell you that I'm an Amazon Affiliate, which means I earn a bit of commission on each sale. But don't worry, there's no added cost to you!
    A Holy Hush Threads by Kirk Freeman #70: Helping your kids enjoy Jesus with Kirk + Debbie Freeman [Grace in Parenting series] #188: Spiritual Health: Moving from head to heart: How to experience God’s love with Dr. Curt Thompson #189: Spiritual Health: How to be compassionate to yourself with Kendra Adachi #190: Spiritual Health: How to honor God with Jordan Raynor #191: Spiritual Health: The benefits of studying theology with Jen Wilkin #192: Spiritual Health: The power of questions with Mandy Pallock Here’s how to connect with Kirk Freeman Instagram Website Threads by Kirk Freeman Here’s how to connect with Jill Website  GraceInRealLifePodcast.com  Instagram  Subscribe to Jill’s weekly “the good + the grace” email 

    • 48 min
    Spiritual Health: Building resilient relationships one question at a time with Mandy Pallock

    Spiritual Health: Building resilient relationships one question at a time with Mandy Pallock

    When we were in college, Ryan gave me the nickname “The Interrogator” because I love asking questions. People are truly fascinating to me, and God gave us such an incredible world to discover, it seems impossible for me to not ask eleventybillion questions in a day.
    But as today’s guest points out, if all we do is ask questions, we’re just delving into trivia instead of a person's heart.
    Because asking and responding to questions is an art in which many of us would like to grow, I invited Mandy Pallock to the show.
    In today’s episode, you’ll receive practical strategies and anchoring truths as you use the power of questions to cultivate spiritual health. You’ll learn: How questions draw you into deep community, Why questions are powerful, One pro tip on how to ask questions your kids will actually answer, And a sure-fire question to kick-start any conversation.   Mentioned in the podcast  The FCC requires that I tell you that I'm an Amazon Affiliate, which means I earn a bit of commission on each sale. But don't worry, there's no added cost to you!
    #188: Spiritual Health: Moving from head to heart: How to experience God’s love with Dr. Curt Thompson #189: Spiritual Health: How to be compassionate to yourself with Kendra Adachi #190: Spiritual Health: How to honor God with Jordan Raynor #191: Spiritual Health: The benefits of studying theology with Jen Wilkin The Question Habit by Mandy Pallock A Holy Hush Here’s how to connect with Mandy Pallock Instagram Website Podcast  
    Here’s how to connect with Jill Website  GraceInRealLifePodcast.com  Instagram  Subscribe to Jill’s weekly “the good + the grace” email 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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107 Ratings

107 Ratings

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joon park

I recently had a major meltdown this past weekend. And this weekend was different because I haven't had this type in a while and it was hard for me to read my Bible it was hard for me to talk to God I even listen I just ride the wave and I'm glad I ran across this podcast and your show it's hard for me to feel like I can be used when I'm still having major meltdowns about my own issues the podcast gave me hope and encouragement thank you

cantaddnickname ,

Jesus Loves Me

Jill’s message is consistent: Jesus loves me and He wants me to believe it for myself not just on the days when I’m doing my best to make sure everyone around me feels His love but on the days when I drop the ball, burn dinner, lose my cool, cry at work and feel like I’ll just never be good enough! This podcast and the conversations Jill has really encourage me to extend grace towards myself as well as others.

Lisa Appelo ,

Real and relatable

Jill is like talking with a BFF who knows you and loves you still. The friend who will laugh at the crazy in life but dive in to things that matter and then sit there and listen. This show is real and relatable!

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