Episode 4: Suffering Produces Perseverance with Grace Andrews

Episode 4: Suffering Produces Perseverance with Grace Blackwell

On this episode of the You Inspire Me Podcast, Hope interviews Mrs. Grace “Blackwell” Andrews on overcoming tribulations to find greater joy in new journeys. Grace defines as inspiration as “something impactful enough to change the way that you live or see the world.” Some of the most inspiring people in Grace’s life are her sister – who lives an empathetic life and is always willing to bear other’s burdens – and her husband, Tanner – who was the first person to show her Christ and walk with her on her faith journey.


  • Grace talks about her history with scoliosis, a condition that results in spinal curvature.
  • When confronted with loss of feeling in her arms and legs, she was asked, “Why are you doing this (playing soccer)?” This challenged her to explore her passions in other areas, leading her to become West Point’s Respect Captain and, now, a Field Artillery Officer.
  • In talking about loneliness and isolation while living apart from her husband, Grace shares a message from Tanner that helps her rely on God in the toughest moments; he says, “No one will ever be there for you one hundred percent of the time except for Christ.”
  • Grace leaves us with her favorite verse, Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) which reads, “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

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One thought on “Episode 4: Suffering Produces Perseverance with Grace Andrews

  1. This has made my day! My granddaughter, Grace, is a big inspiration in my life and gives me hope in the young people of our country.


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