When we ended this interview, we already could not wait to share this episode with you. If you are tired and weary today, this episode is a soft place to land. We’re sitting down with our friend Ruth Chou Simons, and we know that she will speak life into you today. Ruth is a wife and a mom to 6 boys. She is also an author, an artist, an entrepreneur, a speaker, and the founder of GraceLaced. In this conversation, we’re talking all about grace and how it is so much more than we tend to believe. We’re talking about mission, the power of telling your story, and even a bit about being an Asian American woman in America today. Oh, and we’re also talking all about Ruth’s upcoming book, When Strivings Cease: Replacing the Gospel of Self-Improvement, which is available for preorder now. We are wildly encouraged by this conversation, and we are incredibly grateful for Ruth’s voice and her wisdom. Listen in. And if this episode encourages and equips you today, we would love to hear it - be sure to tag us on social media as you share how you’re listening. Ps - Jess’s new book, Breaking Free from Body Shame, is available NOW wherever books are sold, and the GATG Shop is fully stocked with the Breaking Free from Body Shame collection. For you, our listeners, if you leave us a review between now and the end of June 2021, you’ll have the opportunity to win some of this incredible merch. Once you fill out your review, head to this link to let us know + get entered. Thanks, gal!
Satisfied Series Episode 6: Interview with Ruth Chou Simons
The Real Life Podcast
On today's episode I interviewed Ruth Chou Simons on how to be satisfied in our everyday lives. We talk about knowing who we are and whose we are, why it matters what you behold, motherhood success and striving. Check out Ruth Chou Simons @ruthchousimons and @gracelaced Preorder her new book "When Strivings Cease", out October 12, 2021
Join us for our third-of-four episodes in our bonus FAITHFUL conversations. We're talking with various women behind the new book and record entitled, FAITHFUL (faithfulproject.com), highlighting the role of women in the sharing of the Gospel story throughout history –– brought to you by our friends at David C. Cook Publishing, Integrity Music, and Compassion International. Artist and author Ruth Chou Simons (ruthchousimons.com) delves deep into asking the question, "Does beauty matter?" As we discover together how the art of beholding all the beauty around us can impact our lives individually and together, we also celebrate the release of FAITHFUL – a series of beauty-filled projects featuring Ruth, and highlighting women and their contribution in sharing the story of God throughout the timeline of history. Learn more about Bridges ... Spiritual Conversations Through Generational Conversations here: BridgesShow.com And don't forget to subscribe to our Bridges podcast, as well as leave us a rating and review to help us get noticed and move forward in this wild frontier of podcasts! SPONSORS FAITHFUL is a collaboration of ministry partners who have produced a book, an album, and a tour of live events. Highlighting God’s faithfulness to women throughout Scripture through to present day, Faithful collects stories, lyrics, photos, and art created and curated by some of the most thought-provoking and influential Christian artists and authors of our time. The Faithful book and the album, FAITHFUL: Go and Speak, are now available at faithfulproject.com. FOLLOW PATSY Facebook: Facebook.com/PatsyClairmont Instagram: Instagram.com/patsyclairmont Twitter: Twitter.com/patsyclairmont FOLLOW ANDREW Facebook: Facebook.com/agreermusic Instagram: Instagram.com/andrewbgreer Twitter: Twitter.com/andrewbgreer
Faith, Family, and the Creative Life (Ruth Chou Simons)
The Crossway Podcast
In this episode, Ruth Chou Simons discusses her life as an artist. She digs into what makes her tick, including her passion for creating beautiful pieces of art that reflect the beauty of our Creator, shares her journey from doing watercolor paintings in her kitchen to starting GraceLaced Co. and becoming well-known around the world for her artwork, and she shares what her day to day life looks like as an entrepreneur who also is a wife and a mother to six boys.
Podcast 037 | Beholding and Becoming with Ruth Chou Simons 1:49 “When I was a child, I was a perfectionist. I would say now I am a recovering perfectionist. I think I was such a perfectionist that I never thought I could be an artist.” 2:06 “I enjoyed being creative, but that creativity was always bumping against a feeling of ‘I’m never good enough to do what I want to do.’” 4:12 “At one stage in our marriage, I had to say I am not even mentally able to wrap my mind around how to use my giftings in a way that both satisfies my desires and helps me belong in the world.” 5:38 “There are seasons when you certainly wonder, ‘Was I created just to lose myself, to be completely confused about who I am?” Ultimately, finding myself was not to have a dream discovered, it was actually to learn how to be content in that very season of life.” 10:18 “When you are captivated by the beauty of God’s creation, it puts you in this place of humility that causes you to realize that everything that comes out of your mouth and out of your hands, any gifting that turns into something beautiful that somebody else can experience, that really is just out of an overflow of what you are receiving day by day.” 14:10 “My number one way to rest on a daily basis is I turn my phone off, I turn off my computer, I go downstairs and workout, and talk to my boys at the end of the day. But my favorite, favorite way to rest is on the weekends when we get out of cell service.” 17:33 “I wish that I could say it was graceful, it’s not been that graceful…” 18:47 “Motherhood in so many ways is that continued journey, over and over again, of saying ‘this child isn’t actually mine, I just get to steward the days that I have with him.’” 22:25 “On an artistic level, I hope that those who see my art will always say ‘Wow, she was always trying to reflect what God has made beautiful already.” 23:16 “I love the meandering between beautiful words and beautiful visuals. I love the idea that it doesn’t really matter if the medium is in clothing or food or music or words you read or the colors on a page, God is always speaking to us through beauty.” Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling and award-winning author of several books —including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and Foundations. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys–their greatest adventure. GraceLaced.comruthchousimons.com Jeanne OliverCreatively Made BusinessRegistration is open! Ten Tips To Take Back The PeaceA free ebook if you are looking for some rest in your day-to-day like I was.Get your free resource Ten Tips HERE. Become the artist you dream to be. Creativity is Calling at jeanneoliver.com. You can connect with Jeanne on Instagram and Facebook.
Good Theology: Loving Our Neighbor - with Ruth Chou Simons
Ruth Chou Simons joins Bethany to talk about how our beliefs about God impact the way we love our neighbor. She and Bethany discuss the biblical definition of love, the importance of engaging in Christian fellowship, and how we should practice repentance and forgiveness in our relationships.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womenencouraged)
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Foundations to Biblically Shape a Family (with Ruth Chou Simons)
Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture
Where do we begin in helping young children develop a vibrant faith? How do we declare the goodness and faithfulness of God to the next generation? In this episode, Sean and Scott interview Ruth Chou Simons, author of the new book Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family. They discuss practical strategies youth influencers can put into practice right away. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically
Graceologie #114 Summer Rewind with Susie Larson and Ruth Chou Simons
GRACEOLOGIE with Gwen Smith
Life is filled with brokenness, yet each day Jesus invites us to embrace His strength, healing, grace and respond in worship. Susie Larson and Ruth Chou Simons join me to discuss ways to flourish and the art of everyday worship Take the FREE 5-Day Psalm Challenge at www.PsalmChallenge.com Join our Graceologie Patreon Community! SHOW NOTES: www.gwensmith.net/graceologie/114 Full episode with Susie Larson: www.gwensmith.net/graceologie/14 Full episode with Ruth Chou Simons: www.gwensmith.net/graceologie/58 Graceologie on INSTA: @graceologie www.facebook.com/graceologie Gwen on INSTA: @GwenSmithMusic www.facebook.com/GwenSmithMusic