Cultivating Jewels Show Notes 019 –

Cultivating Jewels Show Notes 019 –

Introduction: Grace Atherton is a transparent speaker, writer and blogger. Using timeless principles paired with personal stories, she encourages others to overcome challenges and be everything they are created to be. A Communications major, she is currently working on her first book.

What we chat about in today’s episode:

Grace’s personal story of how the Lord has brought good out of evil in her life

*What the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good

* How the Lord has specifically worked through this situation in Grace’s life

* The power of prayer

* The ministry she has since been able to do

* How grace has been able to use her story to encourage others

* Cautions to take with our children to protect them

* A balance between protection and teaching our children to not walk in fear

* Teaching children to be obedient to adults versus being able to tell someone “stop it”. To stand up for themselves

* Safe adults for parents

* Encouragement for parents to always believe their child no matter what their feelings toward another adult are

* Teaching our children what is and is not safe (and not just the blatant)

* Trauma having a lasting impact

* How Grace has cultivated the good from the times of trauma in her own life

* We have a voice and it is okay to use it

* Find people who will be in your corner

* Safe processing is important

* The truths of Romans 8:28 being written all over Grace’s story

* Not treating people who weren’t the trauma like the trauma

* There is more in your life than just the harm

* There is so much freedom on the other side of healing

Resources mentioned:

Book –
Safe People by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend (Authors of the book Boundaries)

Quotes from our Chat:

“Being transparent in our stories can allow others to relate and therefore overcome.”

“It was a day that, though I thought it would be like any other day, would stick with me for years.”

“I could see and almost feel the darkness that was controlling him.”

“God has the ability to help you over come fear, memories, trauma.”

“As a parent you want to make sure your children are protected, but that they do not walk in fear. There is a balance.”

“Trust is earned.”

“Forgiveness is powerful.”

“Just because somethings are normalized in our society does not make them actually normal.”

Where you can find Grace online:



Where you can find the Podcast


Pocket Casts


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