The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey (life)

Jamie talks with Alaina Mayes about trying to find balance and how God always shows up in the valleys of life...

Direct download: 102_alaina_mayes_ROUGH_.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 7:30am CDT

Jamie is joined by her significant other, Aaron, as they reminisce, talk with friends and eat fried pickles all in celebration of the 100th episode of the Happy Hour!

Direct download: HH_100_final.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Jamie talks with blogger and podcaster, Jessie Artigue, about Vespas and making time to take care of yourself...

Direct download: happy_hour_78_FINAL.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 7:30am CDT

Happy Hour #19 is with my friend Gloria Furman. Gloria and her husband have four kid and live in Dubai, where they started a church. I met Gloria a few months ago at the Gospel Coalition Conference, although we had been internet friends for a while. She's just as lovely in person as she is online and that is what makes me love her. Gloria has written two booksGLIMPSES OF GRACE: TREASURING THE GOSPEL IN YOUR HOME and TREASURING CHRIST WHEN YOUR HANDS ARE FULL: GOSPEL MEDITATIONS FOR BUSY MOMS.

Gloria has a real heart for women to know Jesus and be fully captivated by him. She says, "I want to be obsessed with what I’m going to be obsessed with three zillion years from now—seeing and savoring Jesus." 

Direct download: Gloria.Furman.FINAL.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 2:06pm CDT

Today's Happy Hour Guest is with my friend Courtney Lankford. Courtney and I met through our mutual friend Amy about 14 years ago.  Courtney and her husband, Joey, moved to South Africa four years ago.

They currently serve there with Living Hope, where Joey helps them with creating jobs for men and women. They also run an agricultural business which helps create income and businesses for others.

She is honest about the hardest part about being in South Africa is them being away from their family and friends, although the blessing in this all is that God has honored their sacrifice and they really feel closer to their family.

 

Courtney and Joey have five kids, and one of their kids joined their family via adoption from Ethiopia.

Direct download: Courtney.Lankford.17.FINAL.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 10:38am CDT

This happy hour podcast is with my friend Laura Kelley. Laura and I have never met in person, but we've been friends on the internet for a while.

Laura is so stinking sweet and one of those people that I love to see her family. She blogs about her family, her craftiness, and all in between. I have used her for many gift ideas. I love all the name pillows that she's making these days! Hello baby shower gift!

  • Her family does an amazing thing during the Advent season. They call it KINDNESS ADVENT and they spend the entire month blessing others. Laura said someone encouraged her after he mom died through a grief devotional that said, "Sometimes you have no idea what to do for yourself, but you can always do for others." That statement led her and her husband, Josh, to begin their kindness advent time each December.
  • Laura's mom passed away a few years ago and she shares what that has meant for her kids as she parented them through this trial.
Direct download: Laura.Kelley.HH16.FINAL.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

This week is our first time to have a return guest on the Happy Hour. My BFF, Amy, was my very first guest when I had no clue what I was doing. Who am I kidding, I still have no clue what I'm doing! I have been wanting to chat with Amy again for a podcast because she's hilarious and I just love chatting with her.

On this podcast Amy and I  discuss sending our kids back to school, the VMA awards (and I realize I'm old because I don't know hardly any of the winners),the Emmy's, and my new workout BARRE. Oh and you won't believe the credit card scam story that Amy shared with us! Better check your ipads!

Direct download: Amy.Gayhart.Final.15.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

Today's guest on the Happy Hour is my friend Jennie Allen. If you aren't familiar with Jennie, you'll love getting to know her more in this podcast, and if you do know her, you'll really love our conversations. Jennie is an author, bible study teacher, dreamer, founder of the If Gathering, wife, and mom. Jennie and her husband Zac have four kids and live in Austin.

One of my favorite things about Jennie is how she's always dreaming up something. In this podcast she even spills the beans on a new project she has going on here in Austin {Collaborate} and if you are interested you can email her: admin@jennieallen.com

We talk about small cities in America to visit and whether we have been there or not. What it looks like to get away as a couple and how we try to make that a priority. Jennie shares her thoughts from her trip to Rwanda with Noonday, and what it was like to visit the place her son spent the first four years of his life.

If you have journeyed through IF with Jennie, you'll enjoy hearing her tell the story of how IF was born.

Direct download: Jennie.Allen.FINAL.mp3
Category:life -- posted at: 12:12pm CDT

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