The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

 

Jena Holliday is my guest for The Happy Hour #171. Jena is a full-time artist, wife and work-at-home mother who loves Jesus and storytelling. She has a heart for encouraging women and mothers to go after their God-given dreams in whatever season they are in.

On today's show, Jena and I spend a little time reminiscing on mix tapes, nokia phones and AOL dial up. Jena shares about growing up in the church and walking away until God called her to Himself intimately and individually. We talk about creativity, staying in your lane, and embracing the gifts that God has uniquely given you.

Jena is giving Happy Hour listeners a generous discount from her shop using the code JIVEY30. So, make sure to go poke around her shop to make your last minute Christmas purchases!

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Jena's Shop :: Coupon JIVEY30

The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines + Creative Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho

The Happy Hour Facebook Group

Pre-Order If You Only Knew

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My guest for The Happy Hour #170 is Tricia Goyer. Tricia is a USA Today best-selling author of 70 books, a wife, mom of 10, and host of her podcast Walk It Out. Tricia lives near Little Rock, Arkansas where she leads a teen mom support group. 

Tricia and I cover just about everything today. We talk about abortion, teen pregnancy, how she had a 2-week-old baby on her first date with her husband (!!!!), adoption, mothering 10 kids, writing an unbelievable amount of books, feeding 11 people every day and somehow managing all of it with a lot of grace. 

Finally, we talk about how easy it is to believe that our experiences and sin define us and disqualify us, but Tricia has been so faithful to use her experiences with abortion and teen pregnancy to now minister to other women in similar circumstances. 

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

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Tricia's Books

Steal Away Home by Matt Carter & Aaron Ivey + Such Good Girls by R.D. Rosen

Pre-Order If You Only Knew

What Tricia is loving: Instant PotLuLaRoe, and Christy Nockel's Be Held 

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My guest for The Happy Hour #169 is my friend, Kat Lee. Kat is passionate about teaching others how to jump-start each day with a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine. She and her husband, Jimmy, live in Waco, Texas, with their three children. She is a writer, speaker, podcaster and founder of HelloMornings.org.

On today's show, Kat and I talk about podcasting, our new favorite shows and how she has earned the title of being my Podcast Mom. Kat shares about her new book, Hello Mornings. She's super passionate about waking up for your life, rather than to your life and she's taken the time to write about it. If you're anything like me, this conversation might be a tiny bit convicting to a comfort idol that begs for me to stay in bed as long as possible. Kat shares about her experience in learning to wake up earlier than she had to, to meet with God and get her head on straight. Her book tells of her journey and about getting the most out of your sleep.

I am such a big fan of Kat and the work that she is doing. Make sure to hop over and pre-order a copy of Hello Mornings for you and a friend.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Kat's Book: Hello Mornings

The Happy Hour Facebook Group

The Happy Hour #27: Kat Lee

Kat's Podcast: Inspired to Action

The Glorious in the Mundane

Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast

Dirty John Podcast

The Big Boo Podcast

Unoffendable by Brant Hansen

Pre-Order If You Only Knew

What Kat is loving: playing tennis with her daughter, sugar snap peas and Little Men & Heartland

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My guest for The Happy Hour #168 is Abbie Kampman. Abbie is a Midwestern "city" girl and mother of four boys just outside Des Moines, Iowa. She's a bookworm, a coffee snob, a mountain-lover, and a passionate pursuer of deep relationships built over shared stories.

Abbie joins me today to share her story of losing her mom and stepsisters in a tragic drunk driving accident. The accident happened when she was 13 years old, and she is finally feeling freedom to share her story. I am over-the-moon proud of her for having the courage to share. It may not be anything like your story, but I am confident you will love hearing how the Lord has used and redeemed her story, and may just see a little bit of yourself in her as well. 

I will warn you that today's interview may not be appropriate for the the children in your life. Abbie shares some details about the accident that you may want to wait to listen to without any little ears. 

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

The Happy Hour Facebook Group

The Happy Hour #14: Jen Wilkin

The Happy Hour #112: Tara-Leigh Cobble

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas + Jesus Outside the Lines by Scott Sauls

 

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What Abbie is loving: This Is UsNoonday Mariposa BraceletD-Group

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My guest for The Happy Hour #165 is my friend, Bri McKoy. Bri serves as the visionary and leader for Compassion International’s blogger program. She writes regularly at OurSavoryLife.com, a food blog with recipes and stories from around her table, and is a regular contributor to the award-winning Compassion blog and GraceTable.org, a community blog about food and faith. Bri and her husband Jeremy live in Hermosa Beach, California.

On today's show, we talk all about gathering people around the table. Bri and I are both big believers in opening our home to share a meal and our lives with one another. Bri is a pro at this and writes all about it her new book, Come & Eat. We talk about how she started cooking with an onion casserole dish, and started hosting people at our house - moving from a late night meeting to a dinner time gathering and the doors it opened for honest and vulnerable conversation.

Bri shares about being a military wife and what transition is like for her and her husband after his return from deployment. She shares the most helpful advice she has been given about transitioning together. Finally, we chat all about Compassion and the blogger trips that Bri leads all over the world. Bri shares how you can be involved in a trip or by sponsoring a child.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Bri's Book: Come & Eat

Compassion International: Sponsor a Child

Compassion Blogger Trips

The Happy Hour #143: Angie Smith

The Happy Hour #146: Sophie Hudson

International Justice Mission

Into Thin Air by John Krakauer

Ear Hustle Podcast

What Bri is loving: enneagram, potty breaks, Code Switch podcast

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Direct download: Ep_165_Final.mp3
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My guest for The Happy Hour #164 is Lisa Lloyd. Lisa is a charismatic actress, speaker and writer, dedicated to helping women break free of the lies that convince us we don’t have a purpose, when in fact God has created us to herald His fame. She is the author of the new book, Chasing Famous.

On today's show, we cover it all. We talk about our deep rooted desires for fame, and how God created us that way - not for our own fame, but for the name of Jesus. We talk about messy pasts - sex and abortions - and how God was relentless in his pursuit of us in our worst messes. We talk about parenting and the challenge of keeping our cool when our kids come to us with something big.

I think this show has something for just about everyone. I hope you enjoy it and make sure to listen next week when I chat with my friend, Bri McKoy.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Lisa's Book:Chasing Famous

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman + The Help by Kathryn Stockett + The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins + Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

What Lisa is loving: Dear Evan HansenSwan Creek candlesExperiencing God

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Direct download: Ep_164_FINAL.mp3
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Sharon Hodde Miller joins me today for The Happy Hour #163. Sharon is the author of Free of Me and speaks regularly on topics ranging from leadership to motherhood to Scripture. She’s a pastor's wife and mother to two small boys. In addition to earning her PhD, Sharon has blogged at SheWorships.com for nearly ten years, making God's Word accessible to women everywhere. She lives with her growing family in the Raleigh/Durham area.

In our conversation today, Sharon shares her hilarious story about meeting her husband at a date auction - which includes a mechanical bull, a shirtless man and push-ups. She shares about getting her PhD, which I feel automatically makes her the smartest woman we've ever had on the show. And we talk about what Sharon does best - supporting women in ministry and cheering others on in their unique giftings.

You'll love Sharon's favorite things, and I'm guessing you'll be making a stop at a Starbucks this week with a new order. I hope you love the show today, and make sure to pop over to wherever you like to buy your books and grab a copy of Free of Me

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Sharon's Book: Free of Me

As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Eugene Peterson

Sharon's Pumpkin Spice Latte Order: tall latte + 1 pump of pumpkin + 1 pump of white mocha

What Sharon is loving: all things pumpkin spice, YMCA, PinkBlush maternity clothes

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Direct download: Ep_163_Final.mp3
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My guest for The Happy Hour #162 is singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. Ellie is a Nashville native, and began her musical career by touring the country with her husband in Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. After 8 years, and with the birth of their daughter, Emmylou, she opted to step out of the role of heavy touring. From that space came her debut solo album, As Sure As The Sun, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Christian chart and helped deem her the “Best New Artist” at the 2014 Dove Awards. Since her first album, Ellie has been walking an unexpected path, one of suffering and loss but also peace and joy. And it is from that place—of finding God in the dark and unexpected—that she wrote and recorded Red Sea Road released earlier this year.

In our conversation today, Ellie and I talked about going through tough seasons in marriage and seeking counseling. No matter where you are, I think you will be encouraged by our conversation. The context for us was marriage, but regardless of your marital status, I think you will be able to relate to our tendencies to avoid conflict and avoid a mess. 

Ellie and I have a very real and vulnerable conversation about depression, and what life is like in a family with two traveling musicians. Finally, you're probably going to need to grab a tissue when Ellie talks about such a sweet moment with her daughter wanting to call God on the phone.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Ellie's Latest Album: Red Sea Road

The Happy Hour #76: Sally Lloyd Jones

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones + Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray + Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

What Ellie is loving: slower seasons with her family, her new salad recipe

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