The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

Jamie talks with fellow podcaster Mandy Rose about her Vegas marriage, being a newlywed without her husband for over a year and adoption...

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Jamie talks with writer Jami Nato about marital infidelity and the spiritual journey God took her marriage on when confronted with that.

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Jamie talks with author Sarah Bessey about motherhood, giving yourself permission to be something more than a mom, miscarriages and faithfulness.

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Jamie talks with Amanda Jones about the complexity of adoption, the perspective you have to have when your family is involved in ministry, the concept of baby bangs and so much more!

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Jamie talks with Debbie about the value of mentors and the reality of the different seasons and stages of our lives.

How Debbie writes using the stream of thought method and the importance of observing the Sabbath and giving grace to ourselves.

They even talk about how important it is to laugh and why Youtube Tuesday should be a part of your schedule.

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Happy Hour #64 is with my friend Kari Sowers. Kari Sowers is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of PLACE: a Conversation on Mentoring, Relationships and Reconciliation, and serves as In-House Counsel for The Mentoring Project.

Kari is an avid gardener, previously tending an urban rooftop garden in Los Angeles and launching an organic teaching garden for the disadvantaged in inner-city Portland. Kari mentors young non-profit leaders and facilitates leadership retreats for female entrepreneurs, seeking to strengthen the innovative sisterhood. 

She is the author of the forthcoming book, River over Rocks: We Believe What We Repeatedly Hear.  She is passionate about building leadership skills into girls and young women. She travels often, but lives in Oklahoma City, with her husband and their two daughters.

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On today’s show we discussed our love of Kanakuk + the work that her and her husband do through The Mentoring Project + how the police officers are doing amazing things in OKC + how mentoring can help prevent kids from getting trafficked + all things gardening + how we all want to create

 

LINKS FROM THE SHOW

Kanakuk Kamp

The Mentoring Project

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

The Belmont Foundation started by Donald Miller

John Sowers (Kari’s husband)

PLACE Conference

Love146 

Bread & Wine Communities Church

QUOTES

“If you love leadership then you should be mentoring” Kari Sowers

“If Jesus made it and a vegan would eat it then your garden will love it.” Kari Sowers

CONNECT WITH KARI

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In this very special episode, Jen Hatmaker joins Jamie to highlight 21 different businesses where you can do your Christmas shopping AND make a difference. They also spend some time chatting about advent, Elf on the Shelf, Jen's stint as arm candy at the CMA awards and much more!

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Jamie chats with Janet Reeves about helping your kids deal with rejection, life with a spouse who is gone a lot and traveling with kids to foreign countries.

 

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Jamie talks to Monica Swanson about parenting, about what teenage boys need most from their moms and her new eBook, The Secret of Your Naturally Skinny Friends.

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Jamie talks with Jillian Lauren about her former life as a member of a harem, what it's like to be a "weezer-wife" and the complications of adoption.

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