The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

My guest for The Happy Hour # 277 is my husband, Aaron Ivey. I love when Aaron comes on the show, and today you'll get to hear us reflect back on 2019. We chat about some of The Happy Hour episodes you should be sure you listen to (check the links on the side!), my experiences on tv and Austin Woman Magazine, as well as memories from our family. Aaron and I give a few bonus tips on how to travel with friends and how we travel with our kids - yes, phones are put to the side for our trips! Aaron and I also share some news about what's coming up in 2020: a special series on The Happy Hour where I look back at the last decade with my guests, a new podcast, On The Other Side, with Aaron and I, new books, and upcoming travel that we're excited about! Friends, I just can't say thank you enough for listening to The Happy Hour, and I hope that each week in 2020 we continue to encourage, inspire, and point to Jesus!

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My guest for The Happy Hour # 276 is Tara-Leigh Cobble. Tara-Leigh is the founder of D-Group, an international network of weekly Bible studies that meet in homes and churches around the world, as well as the founder and host of the daily podcast, The Bible Recap. Tara-Leigh has a passion for helping people not only read their Bible, but LOVE reading it!

You guys, we have a three-peat! Tara-Leigh's episodes are consistently named as one of listeners' favorite shows, and I know so many of you are following along The Bible Recap like me. On the show today, I get to catch up with Tara-Leigh and hear all about this past year of her life since she launched The Bible Recap. Tara-Leigh tells us some of the behind the scenes of making the podcast, what she's learned, and the incredible stories of how people's lives are being changed by digging into God's word. You'll also get to hear about Tara-Leigh's new project for 2020 called The Bible Kneecap: a daily prayer podcast that helps listeners learn more about who God is and dig deeper into responding to Him. Friends, it is always such a joy to have Tara-Leigh on the show as her passion for God and God's word is so contagious. Be sure to check out all the links and learn how you can get connected and read your Bible along with us!

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My guest for The Happy Hour # 275 is Becky Kiser. Becky is committed to seeing women fall in love with God’s Word, then feel equipped and empowered to live it out—both in the holidays and all the ordinary days in between. Becky is an author, speaks at women’s events and prisons, and in 2020 she will begin hosting her own events and launch a podcast! Becky and her husband, Chris, live in The Woodlands, Texas, with their three girls.

I love talking with my friend Becky because she always points me to Jesus no matter if we’re talking about the craziness of the holiday season or the comparison trap! Today, Becky and I chat about so many things including the important message that it isn't about getting it perfect, it's about connecting with Jesus. We also talk about the fight to let go of thinking and feeling like your life must look like someone else's, and instead living in freedom to do what God's called you to.  Friends, I hope you hear Becky's message when she says "you don't all of a sudden become qualified....you're qualified right where you are." It's about starting and taking those small, faithful steps led by the Lord. Becky offers so much wisdom and truth today (including advice on if its ok to read your daughter's journal, which I may or may not have done!). I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!

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My guest for The Happy Hour # 274 is Elisabeth Jordan. Elisabeth grew up in Dallas, TX where she now works on the streets with the homeless. It was never a future she imagined for herself, having grown up in an affluent community on the other side of town from the homeless. Starting as a volunteer, she observed a gap in the homeless care system and founded an organization called The Human Impact to bridge that gap: loving the homeless through friendship.

You guys, one of the best parts of my job is that I get to listen in on how God is moving in women's lives, and I can't wait for you to hear the incredible ways God is working in Elisabeth's life. Elisabeth shares how she went from working at her dream job in entertainment, to unemployed and at a point where she felt her marriage was dead. Feeling aimless and lost, Elisabeth prayed a prayer of surrender, and God answered. Elisabeth explains that God called her to pray for the poorest in Dallas, and those prayers took her to the homeless. I loved hearing how the relationships she made changed her faith "from head knowledge to experience", as well as challenged her view on how she defined success. Friends, Elisabeth reminds us that relationships matter and that when we recognize the humanity in someone and take time to hear their story, walls break down and doors can open up.

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