That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

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joel
 Jul 8, 2020
The way she talks about deconstruction and reconstruction lack understanding and compassion. If you've been through or are going through deconstruction avoid this podcast!

stacy
 Jul 1, 2019
fantastic podcast! I have a ton of podcasts that I listen to, Annie is my fave

Beth W.
 Aug 23, 2018
Annie cracks me up one minute and has me in tears the other. She isn't afraid to go deep with her guests which makes her interviews rich and filled with insights. Love her heart and LOVE this podcast!

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Christian author and speaker Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you're gonna hear about it.

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Episode 246: Tyler Merritt
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I have been long hoping to have Tyler Merritt on the podcast- you probably know him as the guy from his Before You Call The Cops viral video. I know him as the guy who volunteers in our church's kids area. We've known each other for a while but our friendship grew three sizes today, just in our Hamilton conversation! :) 

By the way, this is a great conversation for the whole family, but I do think maybe adults want to listen before my #miniBFFs listen as we discuss racism and how to love our neighbors well. We go deep on this convo and I'm grateful for Tyler's faith and his words.

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Sep 24, 2020
Episode 245: Jay and Allison DeMarcus
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I biiiinged DeMarcus Family Rules on Netflix a few weeks ago and my gracious I really liked it. I've been a fan of both Jay and Allison for a long time so getting to chat with them about their new show and their family life and their life in Nashville- what an incredibly fun conversation. And I got to sing with Jay DeMarcus so I'm the happiest. LOL. Y'all gotta watch their show!

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Sep 21, 2020
Episode 244: Derwin Gray
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Today is my first day being friends with Dr. Derwin Gray, but I have been a fan and follower for a very very long time. What an amazing dude! Strong teacher, kind pastor, good friend. His new book The Good Life is exactly what we need right now- a reminder that our world doesn't value the same things God's kingdom values. And that matters. I think you're going to love this conversation and his new book!

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Sep 17, 2020
Episode 243: Myquillyn Smith + Welcome Home
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The fall is here(ish) and it's time to start thinking about how our homes will change with the seasons. There is literally no better expert than Myquillyn Smith, also known as the Nester. Her latest book, Welcome Home, is an absolute treasure trove of goodness for making your home the most livable and the most lovely every season of the year. She's absolutely one of my faves and I know she's one of y'all's too!

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Sep 14, 2020
Episode 242: Levi Lusko
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It is ABOUT TIME my friend Levi Lusko joined us on the podcast! You remember his wife Jennie was on just a few months ago (Episode 220) and now Levi is here to talk about the pandemic and prayer and the power of our thoughts and fasting and a billion other topics (you know how we do). I'm going to be starting his new 40-day devotional, Take Back Your Life, and I hope you'll join me!

(We always give our AFD Week in Review friends a heads up about who will be on the podcast- sign up here to get the email on Fridays!)

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Sep 10, 2020
Episode 241: Rashawn Copeland
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I am so excited to introduce y'all to my friend, Rashawn Copeland. We met on a trip to Israel a few years ago and it has been incredibly fun to watch the world get to know him and be blessed by his ministry. His new book Start Where You Are is so honest and vulnerable and such an interesting read. I'm really grateful for our conversation and this time together. I think you're gonna love him and his new book.

(We always give our AFD Week in Review friends a heads up about who will be on the podcast- sign up here to get the email on Fridays!)

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Sep 07, 2020
Episode 240: Bear Rinehart
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What a trip to get to chat with NEEDTOBREATHE's front man, Bear Rinehart. He answers some of your questions, talks about songwriting in the pandemic, parenting, counseling and faith. And DUH we laugh a lot and DUH I gush over their new album Out of Body because it is legit excellent. (Grab a copy ASAP!) Share this one with your friends! 

(We always give our AFD Week in Review friends a heads up about who will be on the podcast- sign up here to get the email on Fridays!)

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Sep 03, 2020
Episode 239: Lisa Bevere
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Lisa Bevere is the Godmother we all need- full of wisdom and humor, truthful but kind, strong and humble- pretty much, just an incredible friend to have. You probably have heard her teach or read some of her many best-selling books, but now you get to hear her preach right to US about who we have been and who we want to be. Make sure you grab a copy of her new book Godmothers!

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Aug 31, 2020
Episode 238: Valorie Burton
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Y'all better get ready to get INSPIRED. Valorie Burton absolutely tells the beautiful and best truths and is a FUN new friend for me and my gracious I adored her. Her latest book (she has written a LIBRARY that you should totally read) is Let Go of the Guilt- such an important conversation for these days. I can't wait to introduce you, or reconnect you, with Valorie! Enjoy the convo!!

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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Aug 27, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Q&A with Suzanne Stabile
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Y'all had some QUESTIONS after we finished our #EnneaSummer2020 series, so we called on one of the dearest and best, Suzanne Stabile. She has your answers (and some more questions for you to think about) to finish out our 2020 series.

ALSO- while supplies last (aka HURRY), all #EnneaSummer2020 koozies are $4!

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#EnneaSummer2020

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Aug 24, 2020
Episode 237: Banning Liebscher + The Three-Mile Walk
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You know I always warn you when you'll want to be able to take notes. So be advised: this is a note taking episode. Banning Liebscher is back to pastor us in a bunch of ways and talk about his new book The Three-Mile Walk, a book I read this summer that literally changed my life. I bet it will matter to you, too.

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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Aug 20, 2020
Episode 236: Lauren Akins
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Y'all's dreams are ALL coming true because we've got Lauren Akins on the podcast today! She is precisely as wonderful and kind and amazing as you think she is. Wife to country music super star Thomas Rhett, Lauren is the mother of three ADORABLE gals and the author of the new book Live in Love: Growing Together Through Life's Changes- and I'm telling y'all, you will LOVE it.

Lauren and I also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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Aug 17, 2020
Episode 235: Shauna Niequist
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One of our all-time favorite friends around here, Shauna Niequist, is back to chat! With her first three books being recovered and re-released, it is the perfect chance to catch up and hear how she and her family are doing in 2020 and learn the why behind these works coming back again! We LOVE AND ADORE Shauna around here, and I know you do too! Enjoy the conversation!

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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Aug 13, 2020
Episode 234: Drew and Stacey Morgan talk SPACE!
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I'm sure you remember Stacey Morgan being on the podcast with me a few months ago. Well now that her husband, Dr. Drew Morgan, has returned to earth from the International Space Station, I wanted to talk with them together! This conversation is a new favorite- I adore this family and I think you will too!

Learn more about Stacey!

Listen to Stacey's other episode of That Sounds Fun!

Learn more about Dr. Drew!

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Aug 10, 2020
TSF Network: Welcome The Matthew West Podcast!
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Let's start here: what's a podcast network? Well, the That Sounds Fun Network is an amusement park of podcasts created to entertain, impact, help and bless you and the people you love. So if you love TSF the show, we think and hope you'll love all the shows on the TSF Network.

Today we get to welcome our seventh show to the network- The Matthew West Podcast. Y'all already know and love Matthew- he and his wife Emily have been on the show before in February 2020- and he is back today to talk to us about creating this podcast, what he loves to do for fun, and we even get to hear a smidge of the new show! 

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Make sure you've subscribed to The Matthew West Podcast- three episodes are already there waiting for you and he will release new episodes every Wednesday! It's a very very good podcast and the jingle is more catchy than you want it to be. (LOL it's going to be stuck in your head forever.)

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Aug 06, 2020
Episode 233: Double Name Witches + 100 Days To Brave 2020
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Your favorite Broadway stars are BACK! Ginna Claire Mason Moffett and Mary Kate Morrissey flew into Nashville by bubble and by broomstick and landed right here in the podcast studio! Two of our all-time favorites, you are just going to love the updates on their lives. We also talk through lots of courageous things as today we kick off #100DaysToBrave2020!

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Aug 03, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Sevens
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Saving the best for last! (JUST KIDDING, I know, not fair, I'm a 7.) :) Each show this year has been incredibly insightful and helpful and I today's stays that same course. It's the first time THREE of the same number have sat around the microphones this year, but Erin, Setnick, and I dove deep into the minds of sevens, what makes their day and what breaks their hearts. Three very different perspectives to end our EnneaSummer. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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Take two minutes and give us your thoughts on EnneaSummer2020!

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Sevens

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Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

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Join us reading 100 Days To Brave starting on August 3!

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Thank you to our show's partners!

Jul 30, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Sixes
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I love sitting down with two enneagram 6s and hearing and seeing the world through their eyes for a couple of minutes. Curtis and Laura are smart and healthy and kind and vulnerable- giving us real insight into the life of a person who identifies as a six. I feel more prepared to face my day and more cognizant and aware and so grateful for these friends! The way they experience God and the world... fascinating, y'all!

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Take two minutes and give us your thoughts on EnneaSummer2020!

http://www.anniefdowns.com/enneasummersurvey/

Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Sixes

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

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Join us reading 100 Days To Brave starting on August 3! 

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Jul 27, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Fives
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I know the sacrifice our #EnneaSummer2020 Enneagram 5 friends are making, stepping up to the microphone and lending their stories to us today. Winston and Haley do such a great job of letting us into the heart and mind of being a 5, and I learned so so much. Deeply grateful for these friends and their honesty and openness.

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Fives

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

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We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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Thank you to our partners!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 232: Jon Tyson + Beautiful Resistance
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As promised, Jon Tyson is back on the show to pick up where we left off this spring. I absolutely love learning from him- whether through podcasts like this or messages he preaches online- but his new book Beautiful Resistance seems like a handbook for these days we are living. I teared up twice in this conversation. I feel really grateful- what an absolute gift it is for us to be led and encouraged by Jon.

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, a LOT of words about New York City!, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 21, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Fours
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This is the only episode we recorded long distance, and that's just how #EnneaSummer2020 Enneagram 4s like it, right? Annie and Stew join us from two different cities to tell us about the creative, thoughtful, deep life of a 4. I absolutely loved listening to them get to know each other and connect and become friends- maybe the highlight of the whole conversation. What a gift these 4s (and all 4s!) are to the rest of us!

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Fours

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

. . . . .

We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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Thank you to our partners!

Jul 20, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Threes
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Y'all aren't even ready for the high level of awesome our #EnneaSummer2020 Enneagram 3s bring today. Confident but humble, kind and thoughtful, Candice and Taylor are genuinely two of the best. I've watched them up close for years- as they have led and served- and I can promise you these are two friends you want in your corner. Grateful for their thoughts, grateful for their honesty, and grateful for all the ways that represent the heart and mind of 3s.

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Threes

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

. . . . .

We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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Thank you to our partners!

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Jul 16, 2020
Episode 231: Paula Faris
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We share all the people, but today is the first time Paula Faris and I became real life (over zoom of course) friends. We cover all the topics that you'd expect two new friends to hit, including her new book Called Out. While it may be her first time on the show, you can bet it won't be her last. 

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 15, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Twos
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Kindness is going to POUR through your speakers today, friends, as you hear our Enneagram 2s. Riley and Christina are here to tell us what it's like to be inside of the mind of someone who thinks about others the most. You're going to be amazed 

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Twos

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

. . . . .

We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 13, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Ones
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Today's conversation with the Enneagram Ones absolutely blew my mind. I learned so much from Sarah and Dan and I just absolutely loved that they both showed up with the questions answered on a piece of paper, printed out, ready to go. Ones are just the best- bringing their truth and heart. Whether you are a one or if you love a one, this show will be so helpful. 

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Ones

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

. . . . .

We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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Jul 09, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Nines
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Our #EnneaSummer2020 Nines are two of the best and most genuine people I know. Koula and Andy showed up in the studio and told so much truth- about what it is like to be a Nine, about what brings them joy and stress, and you'll hear it, over and over again, how much we need Nines in our lives and in our world.

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Nines

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

. . . . .

We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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Jul 06, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Eights
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We start this year's EnneaSummer episodes with our mighty eights. Strong and kind, wise and lots of words for us about how to understand the eights that you know and love. So thankful for David and Leslie and the way they showed up all the way themselves and shared with us vulnerably and honestly. 

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Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Eights

Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2020

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)

. . . . .

We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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Thank you to our partners of the show! 

Jul 02, 2020
EnneaSummer2020: Sarajane Case
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It's time to kickoff a really fun month here on the pod! ENNEASUMMER2020! We will spend the next few Mondays and Thursdays talking about the enneagram with friends of each type. But today, we start the series with an expert point of view, thanks to our friend Sarajane Case, who you may know best as @enneagramandcoffee. We'll go over each type and get you ready for a month of learning and growing.

We'll be using #EnneaSummer2020 for our hashtag this month, so as you discover your number and dig in deeper, include the hashtag in your posts so we can learn along with you!

We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies! 

(Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)

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Thank you to our partners!

Jun 29, 2020
TSF with Mike Kelsey: What Do We Do Now + Jordan Rice and Lauren Allgood
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We are so lucky to have three episodes this week, all hosted, created, and curated by good friend of the pod, Pastor Mike Kelsey.

Along with his friends Jordan Rice, Lead Pastor of Renaissance Church Harlem NY and Lauren Allgood, Southeast Director of Strategic Partnerships at World Relief, today Mike gives us practical steps we can take to play our role in racial reconciliation and racial justice.

(**All books mentioned and slinked this week will be using Mike's affiliate slink on Amazon. So buy up! Doesn't cost you anything additional- just gives a small portion of Amazon's commission straight to Mike!**)

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Jun 25, 2020
TSF with Mike Kelsey: Q&A + Mike & friends
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We are so lucky to have three episodes this week, all hosted, created, and curated by good friend of the pod, Pastor Mike Kelsey.

A few weeks ago in the AFD WEEK IN REVIEW newsletter, you had the chance to submit questions for Mike. He sat down with his wife Ashley and a few of their friends, Musa & Christina Kposowa, Eric & Jenique Saunders, and answered a few (a lot) of your questions. 

(**All books mentioned and slinked this week will be using Mike's affiliate slink on Amazon. So buy up! Doesn't cost you anything additional- just gives a small portion of Amazon's commission straight to Mike!**)

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Jun 23, 2020
TSF with Mike Kelsey: Why History Matters + Jemar Tisby
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We are so lucky to have three episodes this week, all hosted, created, and curated by good friend of the pod, Pastor Mike Kelsey.

Today, along with Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise, Mike will help us understand why American history matters as we think about racial justice and why current events like the murder of George Floyd aren’t just isolated incidents.

(**All books mentioned and slinked this week will be using Mike's affiliate slink on Amazon. So buy up! Doesn't cost you anything additional- just gives a small portion of Amazon's commission straight to Mike!**)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Jun 22, 2020
Episode 230: Carlos Whittaker + Enter Wild
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We're all so happy to have Carlos Whittaker back in the That Sounds Fun podcast studio and we talked about... well... all the things. If you haven't seen this video with his neighbor, I think you'll love it. His new book Enter Wild released this week- make sure you grab a copy. 

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jun 18, 2020
TSF Network: Welcome Dadville!
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MY TWO (favorite) DADS! Dave Barnes and Jon McLaughlin are musicians, neighbors, friends, and DADS and now- podcast hosts! Today we chat for a few minutes about their lives and their new show Dadville! You don't want to miss this podcast, y'all! Head over and subscribe and listen to the couple of nuggets they've left for you- and the first episode with Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line releases June 22! 

Subscribe to Dadville

@davebarnesmusic

@jonmclaughlin

#dadville

#TSFNetwork

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Thank you to our show's partners!

Jun 15, 2020
Episode 229: Amy Brown
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I am so so happy to have Amy Brown on the podcast with us today! Amy is the co-host of The Bobby Bones Show, iHeartMedia’s award-winning Country radio show and also hosts The Women of iHeart Country and The Country Top 30 with Bones AND hosts her own podcast- “4 Things with Amy Brown”! (Phew yes, girl, do ALL that work!) She's not only a friend I like, she's a woman I deeply respect. I know you will too after you hear today's timely conversation.

Here's the 4 Things with Amy Brown episode we talked about.

She and Meri just created these ALLY products that I think you'll LOVE. And don't forget that if you want a 4 Things Tote, use the code THATSOUNDSFUN for 10% off! 

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Thank you to our sponsor!

Jun 11, 2020
TSF Network: Welcome Be The Bridge Podcast with LaTasha Morrison!
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Y'ALL WE ARE SO EXCITED. Be The Bridge Podcast with LaTasha Morrison is joining the That Sounds Fun Network!

Continuing to educate ourselves on racial justice and unity is a high priority and having a podcast from Tasha to listen to multiple times a month will help us all continue to learn and be accomplices to the work of justice.

Subscribe to Be The Bridge Podcast with LaTasha Morrison

Celebrate 4 years of Be The Bridge!

Follow Be The Bridge

Follow LaTasha Morrison on twitter

Follow LaTasha Morrison on instagram

... and y'all, someone TAKE HER ON A BOAT! :)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

 

Jun 09, 2020
Episode 228: Sophie Hudson
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If you want a voice to bring you joy and truth, turn to Sophie Hudson. I have (we have all) loved her for years and it's gotten nothing but better as time has gone on. Her new book Stand All The Way Up is super important for us today. I hope you will grab a copy. And be sure to follow Sophie on instagram so you don't miss Ouida Wednesday!!!

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Jun 08, 2020
Episode 227: Nona Jones
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It's been about a year since I met Nona Jones and I've loved getting to know her, learn from her, and laugh with her. We've been trying for months to get our calendars to sync for this conversation, ever since her incredible book Success from the Inside Out released in January, and everything aligned a few weeks ago. 

We talk about COVID19, her health journey, how her traveling schedule has changed and what she's learning about herself in that, and how Facebook is helping churches in these weeks where church isn't in a building.

While we recorded the original conversation in early May, we both thought it would be important to check in again yesterday and I wanted to hear her thoughts on what is happening in our world today. I'm grateful for her honesty and thoughts.

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

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Jun 04, 2020
Episode 226: Knox McCoy
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Y'all have heard Knox McCoy on the show, back in February 2018 when we had him and Jamie Golden on together (they are The Popcast, but you probably know that), but today the KNOX STANDS ALONE and we chat down a million rabbit trails. He's an incredibly gifted writer (humor that leads to deep thinking is my favorite and his specialty) and his new book All Things Reconsidered is out now. It's a really great read.

Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation about Compassion Intl, Honduras, and HAMILTON! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Jun 01, 2020
TSF Network: Welcome The Next Right Thing!
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Let's start here: what's a podcast network? Well, the That Sounds Fun Network is an amusement park of podcasts created to entertain, impact, help and bless you and the people you love. So if you love TSF the show, we think and hope you'll love all the shows on the TSF Network.

Obviously THIS show (That Sounds Fun) is on the TSF Network, so is Annie and Eddie Keep Talking, and now- THE NEXT RIGHT THING hosted by Emily P. Freeman! 

I KNOW. I AM THRILLED TOO. 

So today, you'll hear a conversation with Emily and I, about our lives and friendship and normal talking talk, but then we also talk about her show- The Next Right Thing- and why she decided to join the TSF Network.

IT IS ALL VERY EXCITING.

Make sure you've subscribed to The Next Right Thing- it's an incredibly good show.

Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation continue! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf)

And would you mind taking a minute and filling out the podcast survey? (http://anniefdowns.com/survey)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

May 28, 2020
Episode 225: Karen Swallow Prior
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Get ready for your English and British Literature heart to grow three sizes bigger. Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is a theologian and an author and professor. Her latest works are like literature classes alongside classics (the best of both worlds)- 

Sense and Sensibility

Heart of Darkness

I'm cracking open Sense and Sensibility first thing this holiday weekend! Hope you're getting some reading done too!

Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation on Jane Austen continue! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf)

And would you mind taking a minute and filling out the podcast survey? (http://anniefdowns.com/survey)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Thank you to our partners!

May 25, 2020
Episode 224: Luke Norsworthy + Befriending Your Monsters
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We always love when Luke Norsworthy comes on the show- he's a friend favorite. We cover one billion topics, laugh a ton, grieve the very recent loss of his mother, and I gush on how much I love his family. His newest book, Befriending Your Monsters, releases next week. Grab a copy today! (I wrote the foreword... I promise it's great.)

Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation continue! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf)

And would you mind taking a minute and filling out the podcast survey? (http://anniefdowns.com/survey)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Thank you to our partners!

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May 21, 2020
Episode 223: Mike Kelsey
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Friends. I thank you in advance for engaging in this conversation and facing what it causes you to feel and what it brings up in you. Thank you for being the kind of friends that are open to tough conversations that are honest and true and needed, even if they aren't as easy, because we are all learning together how to be a part of racial reconciliation and letting our lives and friendships better display the beautiful diversity of the kingdom of God.

Mike Kelsey is a great friend and an amazing pastor and generous in so many ways to us. I'm thankful for his words today and all he said.

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, and Mike gives us a great list of resources, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

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May 18, 2020
Episode 222: Jennifer Fulwiler
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I am such a huge fan of Jennifer Fulwiler and her work and this conversation is LONG overdue- she's one of the guests y'all keep requesting. Her book Your Blue Flame has been helping me put words to some things I'm feeling and handing me some next steps. She's so fun to talk with and you're going to love Jen and her new book!

We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

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May 14, 2020
Episode 221: Eugene Cho
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I greatly admire Pastor Eugene Cho- for his preaching, his leadership, his writing, his obedience, his advocacy. Every time I've been under his teaching I've left changed, including this conversation today. It's important. I hope you will listen, take notes, and ask yourself the same question I'm asking myself- what does it look like for me to use the privilege I have to advocate for those who don't?

Pastor Eugene's newest book, Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk, is available everywhere. We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!

YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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May 11, 2020
Episode 220: Jennie Lusko
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Mother's Day shows matter so much to me- I love being able to feature moms that will bless us as we listen. Months and months ago I asked Jennie Lusko to be on this exact episode. She is right for us for a million reasons- she's a friend, she's funny, she's kind and smart and thoughtful and you're just going to fall in love with her. Her new book The Fight To Flourish is so incredibly important for all of us in this season. Mom or not, you need this one.

Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see Jennie and I talk about Mother's Day gifts! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

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    Freedom Partner. These consistent gifts make it possible for IJM to show up for children and families facing violence and slavery around the world every day.
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May 07, 2020
PREVIEW: Annie and Eddie Keep Talking
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Here is episode 1 of Annie and Eddie Keep Talking

Remember that to keep listening to this show, head over to wherever you love to listen to podcasts and subscribe to "Annie and Eddie Keep Talking"! It should show up on every platform- hopefully today! New shows every Tuesday and Friday!

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

May 05, 2020
TSF Quarantine 35: LAST ONE with Eddie
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Communion, power outages, and what happens next!

Go subscribe!:

Annie and Eddie Keep Talking

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

May 04, 2020
Episode 219: Lindsey Wheeler + Bottle of Tears
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It's Mother's Day week and we are here for it! Today one of my dearest friends is joining us- Lindsey Wheeler, the founder of Bottle of Tears. She is a wife and mom and business owner, but also she lives with chronic disease and parenting a child with significant trauma. Lindsey does a beautiful job sharing her story and reminding us that there is beauty in pain. She mothers us all so well in this conversation.

Use the code THATSOUNDSFUN10 to get 10% off your purchase at bottleoftears.com

And don't forget to head over to YouTube for some continued convo with Lindsey! (http://youtube.com/anniefdownstsf)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

May 04, 2020
TSF Quarantine 34: (6th) Friday with Eddie
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A visit from a special guest, lots of serious talk, and some real heroes, like Joy Eggerichs Reed.

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

May 01, 2020
TSF Quarantine 33: (6th) Thursday with Eddie
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The world of writing books, blogs, and journals, us drooling over a mutual friend, and then making him our hero. It gets weird. Sorry (but not sorry because we just love you), @prophiphop.

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

 

Apr 30, 2020
Episode 218: Cory Asbury Part 2
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THIS GUY. Y'all he is just absolutely one of my favorites. Today we are catching up with Cory Asbury all about the year he disappeared from the internet, what he learned, what he wrote, and what is next.

Check out his new music and the new book Reckless Love.

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 30, 2020
TSF Quarantine 32: (6th) Wednesday with Eddie
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Dollywood recipes, robes, heroes. You get it.

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

 

Apr 29, 2020
TSF Quarantine 31: (6th) Tuesday with Eddie
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We talked about so many things I honestly don't remember. Except England. We definitely talked about England. HAPPY TUESDAY!

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

 

Apr 28, 2020
TSF Quarantine 30: (6th) Monday with Eddie
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B-I-N-G-O, 7 minutes of serious about coronavirus and the start of week 6 in quarantine/shelter-in-place life, and as always, some heroes.

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

 

Apr 27, 2020
Episode 217: Michael Todd
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I am alllll the way here for this conversation with Pastor Michael Todd from Transformation Church about dating, singleness, and marriage. He is just one of my favorite voices to the church and I absolutely LOVE (and you will too) his energy and heart and humor. The volume of our voices are about the same so prepare yourself. Michael's new book Relationship Goals is the next book you need to read.

(Quick note to the parents of my #miniBFFs... we talk about sex in marriage, so you may want to listen without little ears the first time. I don't want to trigger a "birds and bees" talk if you aren't ready for that LOL.)

We're also over on YouTube talking BREAKUPS woof but excellent. Join us there? YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 27, 2020
TSF Quarantine 29: (5th) Friday with Eddie
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Visits from cute cohosts, an adjustment to the BINGO game, heroes, check-ins, etc. It's a Friday for sure. See y'all next week!

Email your bingo-ed BINGO board to contest@anniefdowns.com!

http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

 

Apr 24, 2020
TSF Quarantine 28: (5th) Thursday with Eddie
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You get to cross off the trophy today. :) Also- how spicy is that? And can my 7 year old watch that? 

Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box (EXCEPT ONE) needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show! 

You still have the chance to be a winner, even if you start today. You'll have to go back and listen to the whole week, but you'll be able to turn in your board tomorrow if you want! 

https://shopanniefdowns.com

http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest

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@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

 

Apr 23, 2020
Episode 216: Jo Saxton + Ready To Rise
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It is never a normal day with Jo Saxton comes on the show. She is full of wisdom, makes me laugh, and never says anything but the absolute truth and I love friends like that. Her voice in my life is incredibly important and I bet you feel the same. Her new book Ready to Rise is such an great read- I think you'll love it anytime, but particularly in this days where we are home THE MOST. :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

. . . . .

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Just a reminder, we're playing a fun game of #TSFQuarantine Bingo this week- so make sure you grab the board from shopanniefdowns.com!

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Apr 23, 2020
TSF Quarantine 27: (5th) Wednesday with Eddie
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This show is too long SORRY but we don't want to cut any of it. Unless it's in a stew. Then you can use a knife if you need to. (You'll get it when you listen.)

Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box (EXCEPT ONE) needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show! 

https://shopanniefdowns.com

http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest

. . . . .

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 22, 2020
TSF Quarantine 26: (5th) Tuesday with Eddie
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The behind the scenes of public speaking, BINGO talk, heroes, and 7 minutes of serious that is a bit longer (shocking no one).

Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show! 

https://shopanniefdowns.com

http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest

. . . . .

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 21, 2020
TSF Quarantine 25: (5th) Monday with Eddie
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Owls, southern drawls, Eagle scouting, game nights, heroes. We really did a thing here today, folks.

Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show! 

https://shopanniefdowns.com

http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest

. . . . .

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 20, 2020
Episode 215: Jen Hatmaker
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A longtime friend and a favorite human, writer, speaker, can we say comedian? (yes we can), I am just so happy to have Jen Hatmaker on the show today. We cover all the topics, you aren't surprised about that, including some important thoughts on friendship. Her new book Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire releases tomorrow!

(Jen and I also did a quick video talking ALL ABOUT HAMILTON over on YouTube. Check it out- YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf.)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

 

Apr 20, 2020
TSF Quarantine 24: (4th) Friday with Eddie
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The Great British Bakeoff talk, the girls bring some facts and whispers, and get ready to play bingo with tens of thousands of your closest pod friends next week! (Game board available on Sunday... we'll be sure to share the link in our socials!)

http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest

https://shopanniefdowns.com

. . . . .

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 17, 2020
TSF Quarantine 23: (4th) Thursday with Eddie
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Eddie in his VERY Southern drawl asks a lot of questions and tells us how to do relationship well.

http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest

https://shopanniefdowns.com

. . . . .

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 16, 2020
Episode 214: Stacey Morgan
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In February, when the Love Better Tour swung through Houston, we had the absolute honor of visiting Johnson Space Center, home of NASA. And that is where I met Stacey Morgan, wife of astronaut Dr. Drew Morgan

And right now, Thursday April 16, as you are listening, Drew is headed back to Earth from the International Space Station, for the first time in almost 10 months. That also means that Stacey has been a single mom for 10 months in a different kind of deployment scenario (though they've done military deployment too). 

Stacey and I became super fast friends and I knew I wanted you to hear their story, especially on this really special day. I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this episode! And make sure you check in to watch Drew's landing the morning of April 17th!

(Stacey and I also did a fun quick video about how she has prepared Drew to return to the Earth culturally- like sharing Tiger King with him LOL- over on YouTube. Check it out- YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf.)

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

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Apr 16, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 22: (4th) Wednesday with Eddie
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How do you wake up your house?, Easter candy, seven minutes of serious, and a mystery solved. What a Wednesday.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 15, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 21: (4th) Tuesday with Eddie
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Tiny parent warning. :)

TV shows we have (and haven't watched), important pronunciation of English towns, and some heroes. It's Tuesday.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 14, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 20: (4th) Monday with Eddie
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We are back! (Hope you are too.) We are still at home! Hope you are too. :) 

Seven serious minutes about Easter, some special guests, and lots of school cafeteria talk.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 13, 2020
Episode 213: Jon Tyson
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The day after Easter, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, what does it all mean spiritually? And how should we pray? And is this the start of revival? WHAT DO WE NOT KNOW HERE.

I've long wanted to have Jon Tyson, author and pastor of Church of the City New York, on the podcast. He's one of my all time favorite pastors, and he has done the WORK to be an expert for us on revival and prayer and the ways of God. ALERT THIS IS A NOTE TAKER EPISODE. You're gonna want to remember lots of this.

Check out Jon's books, and he'll be back later in the summer to talk about his newest one, Beautiful Resistance.

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 13, 2020
TSF Holy Week 2020: Easter Sunday
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Holy Week Bible Reading:

Matthew 28:1-10

Mark 16:1-13

Luke 24:1-35

John 20:1-25

(Read from my Bible in the New International Version 1984 and a portion of the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones)

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#TSFHolyWeek

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 12, 2020
TSF Holy Week 2020: Good Friday
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Holy Week Bible Reading:

Matthew 26:47-27:66

Mark 14:43-15:47

Luke 22:47-23:56

John 18:2-19:42

(Read in The Message Version)

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There will be no reading tomorrow. Nothing is recorded in Scripture of this Saturday. But Sunday is coming...

#TSFHolyWeek

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 10, 2020
TSF Holy Week 2020: Thursday
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Holy Week Bible Reading:

Matthew 26:17-46

Mark 14:12-42

Luke 22:7-46

John 13-17:26

(Read from the Christian Standard Bible Version)

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#TSFHolyWeek

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 09, 2020
TSF Holy Week 2020: Wednesday
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Holy Week Bible Reading:

Matthew 26:14-16

Mark 14:10-11

Luke 22:3-6

(Read from the New English Translation)

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#TSFHolyWeek

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 08, 2020
TSF Holy Week 2020: Tuesday
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Holy Week Bible Reading:

Matthew 21:23-23:39, 26:6-13

Mark 11:27-12:44

Luke 20-21:4

John 12:2-11

(Read in the New Living Translation)

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#TSFHolyWeek

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

 

Apr 07, 2020
TSF Holy Week 2020: Monday
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Holy Week Bible Reading:

Matthew 21:12-22

Mark 11:12-18

Luke 19:45-48

(Read in the English Standard Version)

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#TSFHolyWeek

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 06, 2020
TSF Holy Week 2020: Palm Sunday
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Holy Week Bible Reading:

Matthew 21:1-11

Mark 11:1-11

Luke 19:29-44

John 12:12-19

(Read from my Bible in the New International Version 1984)

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#TSFHolyWeek

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Apr 05, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 19: (3rd) Friday with Eddie
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From baby goats to jazz leadership.

Love y'all. See you Monday, April 13th.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 03, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 18: (3rd) Thursday with Eddie
2573

Embarrassing stories and donuts and food trucks. Another normal day around here. 

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 02, 2020
Episode 212: Charles Martin + The Water Keeper
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If something happens twice, can we call it a tradition? :) Because I love the idea of Charles Martin always being our last conversation before Holy Week and Easter. It happened in April 2019 and again today. With tons of compassion and wisdom and kindness, Charles talks to us through this unknown pandemic season with the hope of the One who knows it all.

His new novel The Water Keeper releases next month, and I would HIGHLY encourage you to grab a copy of What If It's True? to read through between Palm Sunday and Easter.

Speaking of next week- we won't have normal Monday or Thursday shows, and there won't be any #TSFQuarantine shows, but each day, starting Sunday, April 5 (Palm Sunday) to Sunday, April 12 (Easter), I'll be reading the story from that day in the Gospels. Something is recorded in Scripture every day from of that globe-shaking week, and we'll hear it straight from the Bible.

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast

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Apr 02, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 17: (3rd) Wednesday with Eddie
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Lots of heroes, lots of writing talk, and an update on feelings.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Apr 01, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 16: (3rd) Tuesday with Eddie
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Our seven serious minutes extended a bit today. Enjoy. :) 

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Mar 31, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 15: (3rd) Monday with Eddie
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LOTS of breakfast talk (with two adorable visitors) and some heroes and a last resort offer for Tim and his fiancé.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Mar 30, 2020
Episode 211: Ellie Holcomb + Don't Forget To Remember
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Gracious I adore Ellie Holcomb, and getting to chat with her in these uncertain and sometimes scary days is such a gift. She's homeschooling her kids, like many of y'all, and trying to balance all the things. Ellie gives so much hope today for all of us, no matter what our shelter-in-place situation is like. (And a few fun pop-ins from her kids!) 

Ellie's new children's book Don't Forget To Remember is a favorite of our #miniBFFBookClub and is perfect to read to your children right now. 

. . . . .

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

(We're still rolling with the #TSFQuarantine podcasts every morning until Friday with Eddie Kaufholz! Check those out for a few laughs and a little hope!) 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Mar 30, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 14: (3rd) Sunday with Eddie
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Of course we had to talk about Tiger King, 7 serious minutes about the beginning of a new week, some real life heroes, and how Eddie would excel at Shark Tank.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Mar 29, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 13: (2nd) Friday with Eddie
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Sabbath talk, hero talk, cameo talk, and some great updates after yesterday's show.

(Reminder: we Sabbath/rest on Saturdays, and we talked too long today so you're a little ready for a break from us but we'll be back on Sunday!)

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Mar 27, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 12: (2nd) Thursday with Eddie
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How do we help doctors and nurses? 7 minutes of serious that goes longer than 7 minutes.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Mar 26, 2020
Episode 210: John Eldredge
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I fangirl hard today on this episode with John Eldredge. His writings, his podcast, his teachings- his work has shaped my heart for two decades and I'm so grateful. While we recorded this conversation before COVID19 was the pandemic it is today, these words were perfectly meant for today. John is about to invite you to think through the importance of whole-heartedness and what it is like to be a human right now.

His new book Get Your Life Back is an absolute gift. Here are the other resources that I think will help you right now:

John's website

John's podcast

One Minute Pause App

. . . . .

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

(We're still rolling with the #TSFQuarantine podcasts every morning with Eddie Kaufholz! Check those out for a few laughs and a little hope!) 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Mar 26, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 11: (2nd) Wednesday with Eddie
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Jokes from the girls, tons of fruit talk, and while my quarantine is officially over, these shows will keep going... but we won't be starting any small businesses. See y'all tomorrow!

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Mar 25, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 10: (2nd) Tuesday with Eddie
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The real question remains- does Producer Chad wear joggers or leggings? And we lament the loss of sports, particularly the Olympics 2020 (news hot off the presses), and what I will do as soon as quarantine ends tomorrow (though "shelter in place" continues).

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Mar 24, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 9: (2nd) Monday with Eddie
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Two adorable sweet guests, breakfast talk, a baseball mystery to be solved, and some big heroes.

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Mar 23, 2020
Episode 209: Lisa Whittle + Jesus Over Everything
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For starters, I just want to be real clear that Lisa and I recorded this episode when she was in Nashville two weeks ago, before corona virus was the center of all conversations and before I was quarantined. So please forgive the moments that sound a bit tone deaf, we had no idea what today would bring when we were together two weeks ago.

Lisa Whittle is one of my favorite voices in the faith space right now. Her new book Jesus Over Everything is honestly exactly what we need right now. I think this book will really give you some hope and some help. Grab a copy today!

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Mar 23, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 8: (2nd) Sunday with Eddie
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We talk a little longer than usual today, cleaning up some old news, bringing some new news, and planning for our week! 

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Mar 22, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 7: Friday with Eddie
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Finally, I cried. LOL. Pizza talk and exercise talk and some heroic heroes and Eddie's daughters make a guest appearance. And we both get turns being the people we REALLY wish we were.

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Mar 20, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 6: Thursday with Eddie
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On the sixth day of recording, we discuss early mornings and brownies and why we fight with people we love and thank the grocery store workers. It's a mess. You're welcome.

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Mar 19, 2020
Episode 208: Morgan Harper Nichols
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Y'all have yelled at me, in very sweet ways, to have Morgan Harper Nichols on the podcast and YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND! Her art and poetry is literally breathing life into my bones this week. Her new book is a must-order for us in this season on the planet- All Along You Were Blooming. It's gorgeous- just like the heart in this friend.

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All parts of this episode were recorded before I was quarantined to my house by the health department. But Eddie Kaufholz and I are talking all about that on our daily show TSF Quarantine. Enjoy it while it lasts... is what I'm saying to myself about these next seven days in my house. :) 

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Mar 19, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 5: Wednesday with Eddie
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Seven serious minutes about handling disappointment with your kids, heroes we didn't know we needed, and figuring out which marine animals self-identify as which enneagram numbers. And we need to know about your best/worst couple fights.

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Mar 18, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 4: Tuesday with Eddie
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A couple of minutes of how we're really feeling, then lots of space talk, a little Germany talk, Bachelor talk, and Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody!

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Mar 17, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 3: Monday with Eddie
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We talk about toilet paper again what is wrong with us. But we also cover what's in a stranger's shopping cart, challenges for today, and want you to tell us what game console is best. 

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Mar 16, 2020
Episode 207: Katie Peslis
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This is SUCH a fun episode for the middle of the weirdest thing we've all lived through together- Katie Peslis is an absolute GEM and one of the most talented vocalists I've ever known. She sings SPOT ON like Karen Carpenter, hence the entire tribute album. (And yes, her husband was just on tour with me so may the circles of friendship be unbroken and TIGHTLY KNIT.) Make sure you check out Katie's music and follow her for upcoming tour dates!

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Mar 16, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 2: Sunday with Eddie
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Some church talk and LOTS of toilet paper talk.

Send us your toilet paper substitutes, hot take topics, and general feedback by tagging us on twitter (@anniefdowns and @edwardoreddie) and the hashtag is 

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Mar 15, 2020
TSF Quarantine Episode 1: Saturday with Eddie
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I am quarantined to my house until Monday, March 23. I know many of you are at home by force or by choice as well. To fight some of the loneliness, I'm going to talk to Eddie every day for 30 minutes.  

Act 1: How are you?

Act 2: Hot Takes

Act 3: Homebound Challenge

Send us your hot takes on Twitter! (I'm @anniefdowns and he is @EdwardorEddie)

See you tomorrow!

Mar 14, 2020
Episode 206: Robin Dance
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Robin Dance is one of my first friends in the blogger space, way back in the 2000s. She brings a fun conversation, some brave words, and lots of good thoughts and I think you're just going to love her. Her new book For All Who Wander is a great read.

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Mar 12, 2020
Episode 205: Sissy Goff + Raising Brave Kids
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There is no one I know that is as much an expert on raising kids as Sissy Goff. Over twenty years of counseling children and loving families and she knows what to say to us, what to say to kids, and what to say to ourselves about raising kids in 2020. Her book, Raising Worry-Free Girls, is great for any of us that are a part of a kid's village (boys or girls!). I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this one.

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Mar 09, 2020
Episode 204: Melanie Shankle + On The Bright Side
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Get ready to laugh, y'all. Melanie Shankle cracks me up more than most do (and y'all know I'm an easy laugh). We've been friends since before we had these jobs and it's always fun to talk to someone you've walked over a decade with. Her new book, On The Bright Side, is a real special thing. I think you're going to love it.

(Because we recorded this show before Monday, there is no mention of the tornado that passed through Nashville this week. But thank you for all your kind words and prayers as our church and city begin a rebuilding and healing journey we didn't ever expect.)

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Mar 05, 2020
Episode 203: David Kinnaman
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It's been such a while that I've wanted to sit down and talk with David Kinnaman. He's the president of Barna Group, he writes books I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, and he's just brilliant. I love stats and I love talking about faith and I love talking about culture and David brings all those things together in some amazing ways. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

And you can keep up with their family-

https://www.prayforjill.com

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Mar 02, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Sadie Robertson Huff + Christian Huff
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This one is just sweet and special and inspiring and I absolutely LOVE when Sadie Robertson Huff and I get to chat... this one is extra awesome because her new husband Christian Huff is here with us as well! We talk dating and God and marriage and then we get a special visit from an office friend who eavesdropped and had some thoughts to include. It's a packed show, y'all! 

Sadie also has a new book out called LIVE- make sure you grab a copy today!

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Feb 27, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Propaganda + Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty
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Feb 24, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Addison + Julianna Bevere
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Y'all I am so in love with this episode. Addison Bevere swung through the studio when he was in Nashville and we planned to release the show in March... well then his wife Julianna was with him and we turned her microphone on and MY GOSH it is a brilliant show. His recently released book Saints is one of my favorite new books- I think you'll totally love it.

Buckle up. This is the best hour of your day.

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Feb 20, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Jacks + Shawl from Bubbly Sesh
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We ticked off all the boxes on this one- yes, a couple so that works for February (AND I LOVE JACKS AND SHAWL!) and a Hallmark conversation like we talked about having more than just at Christmas, lots of laughs and great conversations and Brendan Penny talk, so all is well. Learning how to work together and laugh together and build a project together (like The Bubbly Sesh!) is pretty impressive- I love what I get to learn from these two! Definitely check out their podcast and listen, I just watched The Secret Ingredient and it may be my new favorite. HALLMARK I LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY.

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Feb 17, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Jay + Katherine Wolf
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Put this episode in the most requested guest category because Y'ALL LOVE THE WOLFS. Of course I wanted to have them on- so your wish is my command! We had the best time chatting, me in Nashville and them in Atlanta, about our friendship history, how they met, life before and after her stroke, and what it really means to suffer strong. These folks are two of my heroes. 

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Feb 13, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Matthew West + Emily West
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I am so so thrilled to have amazing singer/songwriter Matthew West and his wife Emily on the podcast today. (It's Emily's FIRST EVER POD INTERVIEW so y'all be extra sweet to her.) But that will be easy because she is amazing. This whole conversation is. From dating to Nashville, from picking a church (I think many of y'all will relate to the fears of vulnerability we talk about there) to praying for your kids to songwriting to the Grammys... we go all the places. Matthew has a new album releasing Friday that I think you're going to love called Brand New. Make sure you grab a copy!

And yes. I had one major complaint with Matthew, but we saved that for YouTube... go check it out! :)

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Feb 10, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Amanda + Raechel from SheReadsTruth
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I love having Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers on the podcast- especially when we get to celebrate couples (co-workers definitely count!) and with the season of Lent approaching, we have A LOT to discuss. I just love love love having Amanda and Raechel on the show. I think this is our best one yet.

(And just to note, towards the beginning of this one, we talk about the loss of a child and how to parent the other children when there is a tragedy or loss. Was reminded by a listener friend that some of y'all may want a heads up about that. <3 )

As always these sweet friends showed up with an excellent discount code for you- FUN20 will get you 20% off of everything (except subscription boxes) at shopshereadstruth.com! Grab your Lent studies and She and He Bibles and prep for those Easter baskets and graduations!

And don't forget we've got a few more questions, specifically about EASTER BASKETS!, with the SheReadsTruth gals over on the AFD YouTube page! Check it out!

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Feb 06, 2020
TSF Couples 2020: Chris + Emily Norton
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Couples Month is one of my favorite series of the year and this first episode of February is a excellent way to start. Chris and Emily Norton are known for their viral videos, but gracious after an hour with them it's so clear they are so much more. Their book The Seven Longest Yards is such an interesting read. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this conversation and these amazing people.

And don't forget we've got a few more questions with the Nortons over on the AFD YouTube page! I think you'll enjoy this continued conversation...

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Feb 03, 2020
Episode 202: Beth Moore
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What an absolute honor to have Beth Moore on the podcast today. Y'all have requested this conversation since about day 1 and I've hoped for it about that long, too. Beth has been one of the most influential voices in my life when it comes to faith and spiritual growth, and this conversation changed me. Her new book Chasing Vines is an excellent read and I think you will learn so much from it. Please take time today to thank Beth for her investment in your life and the ways her work and this conversation have helped you. She's sure helped me. I'm forever grateful.

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Jan 30, 2020
Episode 201: Jennie Allen
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I am so so happy to have my friend Jennie Allen back on the podcast today! We have lived a lot of life together and I am just so grateful for her voice in my life. You are going to absolutely FALL ALL THE WAY INTO this conversation about the power of our thoughts and what God is saying to us today. Her new books Get Out of Your Head is a must read. Can't wait to hear your thoughts about this one! And make sure you join us for IF:Gathering February 7-8, 2020.

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Jan 27, 2020
Episode 200: Jarrett Stevens
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We seem to have fallen into a pretty cool theme of prayer lately, and today is going to help us with that for sure. Whether you are new to prayer or have spent lots of time doing it already, Jarrett Stevens has some amazing thoughts and challenges for us. This one conversation has already pretty massively affected my prayer life. His new book Praying Through would be a great resource for anyone thinking of growing or changing their prayer habits.

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Jan 23, 2020
Episode 199: Anthony ONeal
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You guys. Welcome Anthony ONeal, our newest best friend, and I think y'all are going to fall in love with him as quick as I did. He is passionate about helping young adults learn how to make smart decisions with their money, relationships and education in order to live a well-balanced life. His book Debt-Free Degree is such a helpful resource- I hope you'll grab a copy. Buckle up- this conversation goes every single way and it's the most fun.

Don't forget you can watch some of my conversation with Anthony over on my YouTube page

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Jan 20, 2020
Episode 198: Tauren Wells + Citizen of Heaven
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One of my favorite parts of this pod life is sharing music that I absolutely love, and Tauren Wells is at the tip top of that list. I love that his new song Citizen of Heaven is our intro and outro music and the album by the same name is coming out next week. Chatting with Tauren about theology and friendship and marriage and how to read the Bible... gracious this one is gold from start to finish. Make sure you grab a copy of his new album to play as quick as possible!

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Jan 16, 2020
Episode 197: Love Better Tour Friends!
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I'm so excited to be headed out on tour with Jonathan Pokluda, Mike Grayson, and Cheryl Stark. We were in the office planning for the tour and I said, "you guys, let's just go sit down in the podcast studio and record this!" So that's what we've got for you- the conversation we were having around the table eating barbecue. What it means for us to love better, why we want to tour together, and dating thoughts... we've got lots of them. :) 

We'd love to have you join us on the tour- grab your tickets here!

Here's our Love Better Tour Playlist if you want a sneak listen to the songs we will be singing!

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Jan 13, 2020
Episode 196: Aundi Kolber
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This conversation is another breath of fresh air for us. Aundi Kolber came into the podcast studio and was a gift from minute one, and I think you will agree. Aundi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MA LPC), writer, and speaker in Castle Rock, Colorado. She specializes in trauma- and body-centered therapies and is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology. Her new book Try Softer just released and it is going to help you in a million ways. (She's pretty brilliant, y'all.)

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Jan 09, 2020
Episode 195: Seth Haines
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Another year and we are here together and I am so grateful. And why not kick it off with an incredibly vulnerable and personal episode? LOL. Seth Haines joins us to talk about all the facets of sobriety, how to face your desires, what to do next, and it all is just a step towards who we want to be in the next decade. His new book The Book of Waking Up is a beautiful, helpful, and life-giving read.

Hope you're joining us for #100DaysToBrave2020! It's not too late- grab a copy of 100 Days To Brave and jump in with us!

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Jan 06, 2020
2019 Year In Review with Eddie Kaufholz
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What choice did we have but to have Eddie Kaufholz back on the podcast to help us wrap up 2019? We talk down all the big topics that matter and don't matter and pretty much sort out everything about the last decade as we head into the next one. Always grateful for when Eddie makes me laugh AND cry. 

(We also have a little drop in from our buddy Andy Barron... so that's a special year end treat!)

Happy New Year, friends! 

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Dec 30, 2019
2019 Christmas Party: Santa Claus is BACK!
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Everyone's favorite big guy is back on the show today, ready to really process through the day after Christmas, his biggest and most important work day. What an honor to have Santa Claus land the sleigh here at the That Sounds Fun Studio at Downs Books HQ.

And remember to check out my youtube page for a follow up question with Santa!

Totally unrelated: http://davebarnes.com

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Dec 26, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 12: Christmas Eve
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We finish this year's 12 Days of Christmas with my parents! They always show up at my parties and I'm so glad. 

Enjoy the Christmas stories from a lot lot lot of our 2019 guests!

Have a very Merry Christmas, friends. Thankful for you!

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Dec 24, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 11: Molly Grayson + Sunday Bakes
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Molly Reed Grayson is by far my favorite instagram baking follow! Every week with her #SundayBakes shows she entertains and teaches and I absolutely love it. As you are preparing for time in the kitchen the next few days, this episode will help you do it well! (And definitely stick around to the end... we have a moment that has NEVER HAPPENED before on the show! And I totally cried and it's awesome.)

Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible Williams, Jeff Henderson, and Jaci Velasquez.

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Dec 23, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 10: Pastor Kevin Queen
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What a gift to have the pastor of the pod back with us today! Kevin Queen talks to us about transitions, prayer, church life around Christmas, and how to pray for your city.

Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Bianca Oltoff, Mark Batterson, and Heather Land. 

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Dec 22, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 9: Melinda Doolittle
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This may be one of my favorite episodes this year. Melinda Doolittle is every bit as fun as she sounds from start to finish. She is kind and hilarious and thoughtful AND A CHRISTMAS TREE UP YEAR ROUND? Yeah, we need her. And now we can't WAIT for her Christmas album in 2020!

Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Clay Scroggins, Hillary Scott, and Dustin Nickerson.

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Dec 21, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 8: Victoria Duerstock
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Victoria Duerstock and I jumped RIGHT ON IN to friendship as soon as she walked into the podcast studio. I love love love having someone at our Christmas party that talks about holiday decor- and this conversation combines the importance of purpose behind your decorating, staying on budget, and why it all matters. Her latest book Heart & Home for Christmas- is such a sweet read with daily devotionals combined with beautiful home decor. Such a great gift.

Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests.... 

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Dec 20, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 7: Ted Dekker + Rachelle Dekker
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Ted Dekker is the first guest EVER on this podcast (he's really the reason I started podcasting in the first place!), so it's such a joy to have him and his daughter Rachelle Dekker on the podcast today! I'm devouring their new book The Girl Behind The Red Rope- it's a novel I think you'll enjoy!

Can't wait for you to hear the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Casey J, Mike Donehey, and Jess Connolly.

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Dec 19, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 6: Aarti Sequeira
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Y'all request Food Network star Aarti Sequeira ALL THE TIME and MERRY CHRISTMAS she came to the party! I just adore Aarti and have loved her every minute since we met on the set of Hallmark Home and Family!

Today, Aarti gets very honest about God and the holidays and family transitions. What a gift she has given us today.

Also enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Benjamin Watson, Kristen Strong, and Kevin & Rea Queen.

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Dec 18, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 5: Enneagram Gift Guide
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As we recorded EnneaSummer2019 episodes (which you can go back to June 2019 and listen to), I asked each enneagram pair to tell us about what they'd like for Christmas. 

Today, my three lifelong best friends- Molly, Misti, and Enneagram Coach Haley Watkins- sit down in the studio with me and we talk through each of the nine types of the enneagram and what they each would like for Christmas!

Enjoy these Christmas stories from 2019 guests Andrew Peterson, Trudy Cathy White, and Brian Dixon.

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Dec 17, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 4: Sarah Bessey
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It has been far too long since Sarah Bessey and I caught up and it's most definitely time for her to be on the show! Her calm presence and kind voice felt just perfect for our Christmas party. So many topics, not enough time, but gracious and I grateful for her honesty and stories and heart.

Make sure you grab a copy of her latest book Miracles and Other Reasonable Things!

Stick around for Christmas stories from our 2019 guests John Mark Comer, Chris Rice, and the Roses from the Peach Truck!

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Dec 16, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 3: Alex Seeley + The Opposite Life
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Our Christmas party continues today, the third Sunday of Advent. Pastor Alex Seeley joins us to talk all about her new book The Opposite Life and the best parts (and the hardest parts) of the holiday season. What a gift to think through how to celebrate and grieve during these weeks- I'm so thankful for Pastor Alex talking us through this.

Stick around for Christmas stories from 2019 guests Drew Hill, the Roloffs, and David Crowder!

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Dec 15, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 2: Hallmark Christmas Movies
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The most requested and waited for show every year- Jami and Jenn are here to talk all about this year's brand new batch of Hallmark Christmas movies

And yes- we talk loooong about our day at Dollywood as extras in Hallmark Christmas movie "Christmas at Dollywood." And yes, we still have the highest hopes that someday we'll get Dolly Parton on the podcast!

 

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Dec 14, 2019
2019 Christmas Party Episode 1: Phil Wickham
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I fangirl SO HARD in this episode, y'all. Phil Wickham is one of my very favorite artists and I am beyond grateful that he let us use music from his new album, Christmas, for the whole month of December! Make sure you grab a copy of the album- it's one of my very favorites.

Can't wait for you to hear Christmas stories from 2019 guests Amena Brown, Knox McCoy, and Jordan Lee Dooley!

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Dec 13, 2019
Episode 194: Jeff Henderson
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I've been so hoping we could get Jeff Henderson on the podcast and YES HERE HE IS. One of my favorite pastors (you'll hear why  in the show- I also cry SORRY BUT YOU KNOW ME), Jeff and his wife and daughter join us to discuss pastoring and running a business, raising kids to love the church, what it looks like to be FOR your community, and disappointing people (ouch). This guy is just one of the best- make sure you grab a copy of Know What You're FOR... one of my favorite books this year.

Today's episode includes super great Christmas stories from our 2019 guests Sarah Mae, Jeremy Cowart, and Emily Chapman Richards!

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Dec 12, 2019
Episode 193: Liz Bohannon + Beginner's Pluck
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I just finished listening to this episode with Liz Bohannon and I feel like I have more air in my lungs than I did before hearing it. She's just the absolute embodiment of INSPIRING. Her new book Beginner's Pluck is a must read for all of us.

With Christmas stories from past 2019 guests Andrew Osenga, Julie Roberts, and Ryan Hall! 

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Dec 09, 2019
Episode 192: Clay Scroggins
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Gracious I thought this conversation with Clay Scroggins was equal parts helpful and incredibly fun. For all of us who are leading (spoiler: we all are!), the conversation about what can distract us (spoiler: it's not just your phone!) may help you shape 2020 in some really important ways.

His new book How to Lead in a World of Distraction is an excellent read that I think you'll enjoy.

And surprise ending! We've been collecting Christmas stories from EVERY GUEST ALL YEAR! You'll hear a handful every show for the rest of 2019- today we hear from Lauren Diagle, Scott Sauls, and Anne Bogel!

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Dec 05, 2019
Episode 191: Zach Williams
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I mean. I figured we would like Zach Williams, I had no idea we would like him THIS MUCH. His music is absolutely great, his story is so unique, and I just like him to pieces. Make sure you're listening to his album Rescue Story- it is SO. GOOD. Y'ALL.

And who is gonna connect us to interview Kanye? :) 

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Dec 02, 2019
Episode 190: Amena Brown
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Amena Brown is such a special friend, my word I love her. WE go to a lot of places today, some that are not so easy. But it felt like the perfect episode for Thanksgiving- gives us lots to think about and talk about with our people. From dating to church to racism to writing and podcasting, we cover it all. 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Grateful for you each!

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Nov 28, 2019
Episode 189: Eddie Kaufholz + IJM
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I absolutely always LOVE have Eddie Kaufholz on the podcast, and y'all do too! Today we're talking all things The New Activist- how Eddie got all of us started in our love for Christian Appalachian Project, why he got involved with IJM in the first place, and all about his brand new series (that is INCREDIBLE) about the life of a young child in slavery in Ghana, Esther.

Here are the links to all the things:

The New Activist

Supporting IJM

CAP video

Supporting CAP

(To continue to give towards children receiving Imagination Library books, select "educational programs" in the giving dropdown menu.)

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Nov 27, 2019
Episode 188: ABLE + Barrett Ward + Jordan Soderholm
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I have been a fan of ABLE since literally day 1, and Barrett and Jordan are absolutely two of my favorite friends, so this made today's show one of the best. We talk all about fair living wages for people working in fashion, who works at ABLE and what all they create, and where the company is going next and where fashion is going next. 

ALSO.

Before Black Friday deals even kick off, they are giving y'all 25% off everything AND free shipping using the code "thatsoundsfun25" online or in the flagship store in Nashville! (Only good until the end of Cyber Monday, y'all! So get to shopping!)

https://www.livefashionable.com

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Nov 25, 2019
Happy 5th Birthday, That Sounds Fun Podcast!
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Just a quick little drop in show to tell you THANK YOU for being the best pod-friends a girl could ever ask for, tell you a bit about where the podcast is going, and tell you as much as I can about the new book (AND HOW YOU CAN BE IN IT)!!

Here is the link:

http://bit.ly/TSFbooksurvey

Remember the first 700 people who tell us what sounds fun to them get to be in the book!

Y'all are the very best. Thank you so much. 

Nov 23, 2019
Episode 187: Jordan Lee Dooley
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Y'all have been asking to have her on the show and she and I have been trying our darnedest to get our schedules to align and FINALLY! HUZZAH! Here she is! Jordan Lee Dooley is such a joy and absolutely brilliant but also kind and thoughtful and I just am a little obsessed with her, okay? Her book Own Your Everyday should be FRONT AND CENTER on your Christmas buying list.

(Just a reminder as I mentioned in the show- Saturday is our podcast birthday! Make sure you listen to that short episode dropping this weekend so you get to be IN MY NEW BOOK! EEEK!)

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Nov 21, 2019
Episode 186: Jeremy Courtney + Love Anyway
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I love having Jeremy Courtney on the podcast. His voice is so important and powerful. He's smart and funny and incredibly kind  and I'm just the biggest fan of his. I love hearing from voices that teach us new things, open our minds to new ideas that we may or may not agree with, and hear perspectives that aren't our own all the time. Today we talk about what is happening right now in Syria and Turkey and the middle east, Preemptive Love and the desire to end war, and his new book (that I really liked) called Love Anyway. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one.

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Nov 18, 2019
Episode 185: She Reads Truth + Advent 2019
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Oh y'all. This is a special one. You know we love to kick off the holidays with a good convo with our friends Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers from SheReadsTruth-- they tell THE TRUTH about what's going on in their own lives and why the Advent season leading up to Christmas means so much to them this year particularly. I'm so ready for December 1! 

And don't forget that you get 15% off all the Advent goods at shopshereadstruth.com using the code "TSFAdvent"!!

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Nov 14, 2019
Episode 184: Kristen Strong
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Thinking today about how grateful we are as Americans for our veterans- those who have served our country through a branch of the military, those who are serving now, those who are serving by being at home while their loved one is abroad.

The perfect guest for today is my sweet friend Kristen Strong. As a wife to an Air Force Veteran, Kristen understands so much and speaks with such kindness and authority. We talk about all sorts of things that you are going to love. Her new book Back Roads to Belonging is perfect for you! You're gonna love it.

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Nov 11, 2019
Episode 183: Jefferson Bethke
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One of our all time favorites is back today! I love (and y'all love) when Jefferson Bethke comes and hangs out with us and teaches us all the things we do not know. One of the smartest dudes we get to have on the show, Jeff and I get to chat a lot today about Sabbath, rest, work, family, and the way Western culture is doing it right and doing it wrong. Lots to learn, lots of laughs, sure to be one of your new top episodes. 

Jeff's new book To Hell With the Hustle is a must read for all of us. Grab it today.

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Nov 07, 2019
Episode 182: Emily Ley
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Y'all just get ready to fall ALL THE WAY IN LOVE with Emily Ley. You probably already adore her products that help keep us all organized, but her friendship is next level, as is her newest book When Less Becomes More. As we continue this un-planned fall theme of slowing down and being intentional, Emily comes right along and helps us not only know why to do it, but how. Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

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Nov 04, 2019
Episode 181: Andrew Peterson + Adorning the Dark
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This one made all of us tear up behind the scenes, so consider that an endorsement and a warning. :) Andrew Peterson is profoundly interesting and tells us some of my new favorite stories about family, writing, creativity, being a person of faith and just human. Not only is he celebrating 20 years of Behold The Lamb of God, but he also has a new book Adorning the Dark that you ALL are going to just loooooove. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one. 

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Oct 31, 2019
Episode 180: John Mark Comer + The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
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We're already big fans of John Mark Comer here at the pod, but his new book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and this conversation are both next level good. We have a brand new (and super excellent) conversation about the enneagram, talk about parenting our phones, and the power of slowing down and eliminating hurry.

Grab his new book (well, grab all of them) and make sure you tell your friends to listen to this episode!

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Oct 28, 2019
Episode 179: Jaci Velasquez
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If you listened to Christian music in the 90s, no way is this name new to you. Jaci Valesquez is an award winning Christian artist with an INCREDIBLE voice and a powerful story. I loved sitting down with her and hearing all that God has been up to in her life, her family, her marriage, her parenting. We talk all about her son's autism, her life as a Mexican American, her history with God and where He is taking her next. It's a good one, y'all. Make sure you grab a copy of her new boo When God Rescripts Your Life.

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Oct 24, 2019
Episode 178: Dr. Matthew Sleeth
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Y'all. Just get ready. This episode is unlike any we have ever had before. Dr. Matthew Sleeth tells us all about the importance of trees in our world and in our Bible- his new book Reforesting Faith is such an interesting read and SO. IS. THIS. CONVERSATION. The last fifteen minutes? Yep. I was in tears. I think you're going to love this one and love this guy and love this book.

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Oct 21, 2019
Episode 177: Mark Batterson
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My gracious I enjoyed this interview. Getting to sit down with one of my favorite pastors, Mark Batterson, was an absolute podcasty highlight. Mark's work as an author and a pastor has impacted me greatly and getting to chat with him is such an honor. This convo is full of laughs and wise moments and quotable lines. I think you're gonna love it.

His new book Double Blessing is such a great read and I think every one of us will benefit from reading it. Yay for great pastors who love their church and love their readers and love their families and love God this much. What a good dude.

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Oct 17, 2019
Episode 176: Kelly Minter
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One of my favorite things about Kelly Minter is her garden. (Yes, duh I love her Bible teaching and I love her friendship and I love her nonprofit work, and we talk about ALL of that.) But her garden is something special. The way Kelly tends to her vegetables and focuses on their growth is how she is in every relationship as well. I admire her so much.

Her newest book, A Place at the Table, is one I've been WAITING for. A cookbook with memoir moments, this one is a must have.

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Oct 14, 2019
Episode 175: Latasha Morrison
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Wow. That's my main feeling after this episode- Latasha Morrison is just WOW and her wisdom is WOW and her friendship is WOW. She's one of a kind and I feel so lucky to know her. Her new book Be The Bridge is such a gift- walking us all through how to better engage in racial reconciliation and make space at the table for all sorts of friends. Tasha has done it for me, and I'm really grateful. 

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Oct 10, 2019
Episode 174: Brian Dixon
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I think Brian Dixon is one of the smartest and most authentic friends we have. His growth and kindness and wisdom all come together in this episode and it really encouraged me and taught me. I hope it will do the same for you. His new book Start With Your People is so so good- grab a copy today! 

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Oct 07, 2019
Episode 173: Dustin Nickerson
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Dustin Nickerson has quickly become one of my favorite friends. In the year we've known each other, I have been so grateful for his wisdom, his jokes, and his deep love for God and other people and making fun of me in public. :) 

Don't forget you can use the code "THATSOUNDSFUN" to get $5 off your ticket to see him headline this month- I'm looking at YOU, Dallas and Houston and Tampa and Atlanta!

https://www.dustinnickerson.com/shows

He's just one of the best and I know you're gonna love him.

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Oct 03, 2019
Episode 172: Rebekah Lyons + Rhythms of Renewal
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Our dear friend Rebekah Lyons is back on the podcast today talking all about adoption, their new daughter Joy, Rhythms of Renewal, and all the ways she has found freedom and life and Joy (literally!) in the last few years. I love love love this woman and her family- I think you will too! 

Her new book Rhythms of Renewal releases this week! Make sure you grab a copy!

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Sep 30, 2019
Episode 171: Mandisa
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I have always hoped Mandisa and I would get along, but when she showed up in my office with a glitter backpack and hot pink shoes, I KNEW IT. Our conversation jumped from here to there to everywhere and I would do it all over again- it was THAT GOOD. She is exactly who you would hope- honest, kind, hilarious. And the depth of her truth-telling was so moving to me. Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

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Sep 26, 2019
Episode 170: Jess Connolly
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Okay I only say this if I totally mean it. Y'ALL GET READY TO TAKE NOTES. Jess Connolly is absolutely one of my favorite leaders and voices right now- she is writing and speaking and coaching women towards exactly what God has for them. You will laugh, you may cry, but I promise by the time you're done listening, you'll be ready to go after your thing- You Are The Girl For The Job!

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Sep 23, 2019
Episode 169: Sarah Mae
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Oh y'all. This one is special. I didn't know much of Sarah Mae's history- we've been friends for a while but haven't dug into some of the things we learn today- and this entire conversation moved me to tears. 

Her newest book A Complicated Heart is a deep dive into one of the most important relationships that each of us has. I think it will speak to you in a deep deep way.

And yes. The pink flamingo made the move with me to my new office.

(Little warning for your littles, and your own heart: this conversation has some complicated and painful mother/daughter relationship parts, so know going into it. Wouldn't want you to be surprised.)

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Sep 19, 2019
Episode 168: David Platt
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We've got another one of my favorite Georgia Bulldogs for the podcast today. David Platt is a bestselling author and well known (very gifted!) preacher and pastor. Today we're gonna talk all about Jesus, what the Gospel really means, the power one life can have in the lives of many others, and rollercoasters and airplanes and sports... and a special pop-in from Pastor Kevin, pastor of the pod!

David's new book Something Needs To Change is one of my top three favorite reads in the last year. Please buy it. I think you'll be moved by what you read.

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Sep 16, 2019
Episode 167: Melissa d'Arabian
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I played it much cooler than I felt when Melissa d'Arabian sat down at the podcast table. I watched her on Food Network any chance I got and have continued to follow her career. Her new book Tasting Grace is healing and generous and important. I think it will matter to you, too.

This conversation is so fun- I felt so honored to sit and talk to someone I've admired through the television. If you loved her before, like me, you're gonna just implode with joy hearing her talk about faith and food and life. She's just the best.

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Sep 12, 2019
Episode 166: Ruth Chou Simons
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I have been such a huge fan of Ruth Chou Simons for so long. Her art is extraordinary (I've given her pieces as gifts a million times), but her writing is also amazing. Make sure you grab a copy of her new book Beholding and Becoming. We talk all about our social media use (and how to stay healthy in it), traveling to Europe, creating, and on and on and on. She's just so wise, I could have listened forever. 

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Sep 09, 2019
Episode 165: Jenn Jett + Camp Well
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I have been DYING to get Jenn Jett, one of my absolute besties, on the show. She is one of the bravest and best women I know. She's an enneagram teacher, a dream defender, a coach, a great friend, an awesome wife, and the woman behind Camp Well (which you're gonna hear all about).

AND DO NOT FORGET! If you want to go to Camp Well, use the code "THATSOUNDSFUN" and get $100 off.

thewellsummit.com

And make sure you check out Come To The Table Tour and come hang with Angie Smith, Danielle Walker, and I at the end of September!

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Sep 05, 2019
Episode 164: Sharon Hodde Miller + Nice
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I really love listening to anything Sharon Hodde Miller says... from a stage or a book or like today, on the other side of a microphone. She is wise and kind and a truth teller. Her newest book Nice: Why We Love to Be Liked and How God Calls Us To More is a strong read that I think you'll love.

(UGH YOU GUYS. ALSO. This episode was recorded the same day at Drew Holcomb and Sheri Lynn which means I SCREWED UP RECORDING IT just like those two. Sheesh. I'm so sorry. So lean in and listen because the sound is a little off but the content is *spot* *on*.)

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Sep 02, 2019
Episode 163: Bianca Juarez Olthoff + How To Have Your Life Not Suck
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I am so so happy to have Bianca Juarez Olthoff back on the podcast today! She's one of my very favorite friends and someone I trust to tell me the truth in just about every area of my life. And you will hear her do that today! Her new book How To Have Your Life Not Suck just released this week and my mom still doesn't like it when we use the word "suck" but luckily this book does not suck, it's incredibly good, so no worries there. I think you're going to love this conversation about leadership and the church, the book of Ruth and church planting, and a good bit about dating in 2019. 

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Aug 29, 2019
Episode 162: Priscilla Shirer
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Such an honor to have Priscilla Shirer on the podcast today from her home in Texas! I loved getting to talk with her- to hear her thoughts on boundaries, raising the next generation, helping all people feel safe in our churches, and just plain catching up! 

She is in the new movie Overcomer and her new book Radiant just released! Check them both out and make sure you hear Priscilla teach soon- she's absolutely amazing.

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Aug 26, 2019
Episode 161: Jennifer Rothschild
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I have been so so excited about having this conversation- so many of us know and love Jennifer Rothschild from her work and interviews on television and hearing her speak on stages, but this is so personal and special for us. As you will hear, she is every bit as kind and lovely and wise and fun as I thought she was from afar. Her Psalm 23 Bible Study is really excellent and her book Lessons I Learned in the Dark is a great place to start in her library of work! 

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Aug 22, 2019
Episode 160: Drew Holcomb
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There are so many things I love about hosting this show, but one of my favorites is getting to introduce you to some of the best music. And today Drew Holcomb is with us, talking all about his new album Dragons (that I've listened to about three times a day since it came out), his favorite fan story, the loss of his brother and why he hasn't talked about it until now, and about fifty other topics. 

Also, I'm so grateful to Drew for letting us use music from Dragons for the show this fall! Make sure you grab a copy of the whole album- I think you'll love it. I SERIOUSLY CANNOT QUIT IT.

(Also Drew is the dearest and best friend for recording this show with me TWICE since I messed up when we were behind the microphones the first time. And for real, trust us, this conversation is better than the first one we did. So everyone wins!) 

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Aug 19, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Q&A with Seth Abram
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After an incredibly fun couple of weeks talking about the enneagram, you guys submitted a LOT of questions about your own enneagram journey. One of my favorite experts, Seth Abram, joins us to go through your list of questions and give us an Enneagram 201 next level class. Your brain is gonna love this. And remember- this is a journey for all of us. Give yourself time to learn and search out your own number, wing, etc. 

You can follow Seth and learn tons at @integratedenneagram.

All the books and resources listed by Seth are available on my website- head to the podcast tab and search for this show!

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Aug 15, 2019
Episode 159: Sherri Lynn
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Sherri Lynn and I met a few months ago at an event and I liked her a TON immediately and I wanted y'all to meet her! So she flew to Nashville and we sat in my office and chatted for a good long time and this conversation is super special.

AND. Your friend Annie majorly screwed up in the recording. (UGH YOU GUYS. I AM SO SORRY.) So Producer Chad worked incredibly hard to make this one sound good enough for y'all to hear- and he did a magical job. Sherri and I both listened to the quality of this and while it isn't the best (again, 100% my fault), it is too good a conversation to not share it.

Good thing she is a comedienne and can laugh off dealing with my mistakes. Make sure you grab a copy of her book I Want To Punch You In The Face But I Love Jesus. :) It's legit funny.

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Aug 12, 2019
Episode 158: Lauren Daigle
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Y'all just buckle up. Lauren Daigle is here with stories and preaching and heart and SINGING and she is kinder to us than we deserve. Her writing and her music have changed so many of our lives, today's in depth convo behind the words and music will do the same, I think. Her latest album Look Up Child is an absolute smash and she's headed out on a world tour, playing in some of the coolest arenas and venues.

Make sure you check out her new video for Rescue! It's unreal.

And if you get a chance today, maybe remind Lauren via social media how much her music, her life, and this conversation meant to you. Let's flood her with reminders that her work matters.

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Aug 08, 2019
Episode 157: Mike Donehey
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I've been a longtime fan of Tenth Avenue North and Mike Donehey's singing, but so stoked to actually get to listen to Mike talk! This guy showed up AND SHOWED UP. I laughed, I cried, I said OKAY YOU BETTER PREACH more than once. This dude is amazing. His new book Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is The Plan is really great- you should grab a copy. It's like this conversation but way more words and way less interrupting by yours truly. :) Also please stick around to hear the Irish and Scottish accents that Mike can do FLAWLESSLY.

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Aug 05, 2019
Episode 156: Benjamin Watson
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I could barely listen to the edit of this episode because I sound like such a super fan, y'all. :) LOL SORRY. But literally I have been cheering for Benjamin Watson for almost twenty years now- as a Georgia Bulldog and as he continued into the NFL. Not only is he an outstanding football player, he's an incredible family man, dedicated man of faith, and smart smart thinker. I am so so excited for y'all to hear this conversation about family and faith and race and leading well and with highest integrity.

Benjamin's book Under Our Skin is a really excellent read, I hope you'll check it out. (And he has a dad book too!) And also I can't believe I'm saying this as a Falcons fan :), but I'm excited to cheer for the New England Patriots this year.... well, for ONE Patriot at least. :) 

Grateful for you, Benjamin!

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Aug 02, 2019
Episode 155: Heather Avis
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Heather Avis is absolutely one of the most inspiring and strong voices that I follow. When I heard her speak a few years ago, I was blown away and so grateful for her story and her passion. I've been DYING to chat with her for the show, so I'm just so happy it worked out today!

Her new book Scoot Over And Make Some Room is almost anthemic in it's storytelling and direction and we will all benefit from reading with it. I think you'll love it.

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Jul 29, 2019
Episode 154: Chris Rice
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Chris Rice is one of the friends in Nashville I have known the longest (and no, I don't mean back to when I would listen to his songs in middle school, I mean since I moved to town). And he is just as brilliant and kind and thoughtful and fun and you would have hoped he would be as a fan of his music.

He's also full of wise words and beautiful music and just one of the best men I know. I know you already probably know him, but I hope today's conversation makes him feel like a new friend. Make sure you go listen to his new album Untitled Hymn... it is just beautiful.

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Jul 25, 2019
Episode 153: Lisa Jo Baker + The Middle Matters
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I just absolutely love when a friend shows up in the podcast studio and seeing Lisa Jo Baker just about made me tear up. I just love her. We jumped right in and totally went to all the places (and then some) and talked a ton about her new book The Middle Matters. It's fantastic. She is such a gift and if you don't love her yet, get ready! She's just the best.

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Jul 22, 2019
Episode 152: Robin Jones Gunn
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FAN GIRL ALERT. You guys. I have loved Robin Jones Gunn's writing for over twenty years. One of her main characters in over 50 of her novels- Christy Miller- felt like one of my best friends in middle school and high school. Robin has been a mentor from a distance for years and a friend that I do not deserve and I am so so honored she would take time and join us on the show today. 

While you may know her name from Father Christmas books (and Hallmark Christmas movies!) but her newest novel Becoming Us was a favorite vacation read for me this summer.

Make sure you grab Becoming Us and really any and all of Robin's novels. You guys have got to meet Christy. She's the best. :) 

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Jul 18, 2019
Episode 151: Casey J
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My friend Andrew Osenga mentioned Casey J to me a few months ago, asking if we were friends. I LOVE her music, but we had never met. But as soon as he told me we were both Georgia Bulldogs, I knew this friendship was meant to be. So last month when she was passing through Nashville, we sat down and made it happen! We go deep into a lot of topics, including her new album The Gathering, and I think you are going to love this conversation (and this woman and her music)! 

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Jul 15, 2019
Episode 150: The Peach Truck
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Summertime is only complete for me when the peaches come in and they get ripe and the smell fills my life. Leaving Georgia meant leaving the best peaches until The Peach Truck came along. Stephen and Jessica Rose have created the best company- Georgia peaches delivered all over. Their new cookbook just released and it is absolutely full of recipes that will do the best by every peach you bring into your kitchen. I adore adore adore these friends and I’m so happy to introduce them to you!

Jul 11, 2019
Episode 149: Hillary Scott
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This one is a special one. Hillary Scott was one of the first friends I met when I moved to Nashville eleven years ago. To watch her career grow and build, as part of Lady Antebellum and also the music she makes with her family, has been a joy. Y'all have requested her and there is no better friend to walk with me, on the very first day, into a new year of my life than Hill.

Make sure you check out Lady A's new song and tell me what you think! It's a tear jerker FOR SURESIES.

(And just in case you missed it- make sure you listen to yesterday's special Sunday episode- lots of cool updates!!)

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Jul 08, 2019
200th Episode My Birthday Best Stories Update Palooza!
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We never do Sunday shows but here is the thing: TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY and it's OUR 200TH EPISODE (or it just was and the numbers don't match and etc etc etc just forgive me and let's move forward) and we have some VERY FUN UPDATES INDEED.

So get ready to hear from Andrew Ripp, Ginna Claire Mason Moffett, my friend Kelli, and Tina from Christian Appalachian Project.

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Jul 07, 2019
Episode 148: Shannon Sedgwick Davis
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I am SUCH a super fan of Shannon Sedgwick Davis and having her on the show today, on Independence Day, felt just absolutely right. She has spent her life making freedom a reality for so many others. Shannon's book, To Stop A Warlord, is moving and shocking and will call you to action in your own life. What a read. 

When you think today of the freedom we have as Americans, I hope it reminds you to think and pray and act on behalf of those- in our own country and around the world- who are not free.

Happy 4th of July, friends!

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Jul 04, 2019
Episode 147: Lauren Holiday + Women's World Cup 2019!
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With the US Women's National Team through to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup, let's talk about soccer! This is a super fun time to jump into enjoying the sport as we cheer for our women as they make a run at repeating their 2015 World Cup Championship!

Today's guest- Lauren Holiday- was a major part of that team in 2015 and a major part of the history of women's soccer in the USA. She tells us her story today and gets us ready for the rest of the World Cup tournament. I think you're going to love her- an incredible story of highs and lows and what nearness to God looked like in all of it. (And tons of soccer talk. YES AND AMEN.)

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Jul 01, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Nines
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I won't say we saved the best for last because this whole series has been extraordinary because each set of guests has been extraordinary. But Sonnie and Jason, our enneagram 9 friends, have finished this EnneaSummer2019 so well. I've long loved nines, but this invitation into their minds and hearts brought (many) tears to my eyes. 

Oh enneagram 9 friends, thank y'all for how selflessly you live and love. You think of the rest of us so much. Thank you thank you thank you. May God remind you how much your presence matters in our lives- not for what you do, but for who you are.

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Q&A EPISODE COMING SOON!

Have a question you want answered by an enneagram expert (not me!)? Email us! podcast@anniefdowns.com

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Music from Ryan O'Neal : 

http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

Our hashtags :

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Jun 27, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Eights
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Strong hearts and soft hearts. That's what you are going to experience today in our Enneagram 8 episode. Patrick and Annie let us in to a deeper understanding of what it is like to challenge, to battle, to walk with justice at the front of your mind. I am so thankful for these two friends and what they offer to those that they love- protection, truth, vulnerability, loyalty.

Enneagram 8s, thank you for being strong when it isn't always easy. Thank you for leading and serving, often at the same time. Here's to all the ways you care for the rest of us and all the ways we can care for you.

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Music from Ryan O'Neal : 

http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

Our hashtags :

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Jun 24, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Sevens
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Well DON'T YOU KNOW I've been waiting on this one. :) As your resident enneagram 7, I feel like y'all know this number pretty well because you put up with me every episode. But having Drew and Cait in the room around microphones with me made for triple the fun. 

I love the way this conversation went- yes to lots of laughs, but also lots of honesty about our fears, anxiety, and the power of perseverance in our lives. I learned a lot in this episode and I'm grateful for how honest everyone was. (And YAY I GOT TO ANSWER THE FUN QUESTION. LOL.)

Grateful for these two 7s and how they bring FUN and JOY to my life. 

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Music from Ryan O'Neal : 

http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

Our hashtags :

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Jun 20, 2019
Episode 146: Chef Cory Barrett
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You guys. I got SUPER into Food Network's Spring Baking Championship a few months ago. Like SUPER into it. I watched every episode, DVRed it when I was on the road, cared DEEPLY about the winner, and then proceeded to tweet the winner and beg him to be on my podcast.

Meet Chef Cory Barrett. :) ... the chef your friend Annie stalked to be on her podcast and also (more importantly) the WINNER of Food Network's 2019 Spring Baking Championship! If you've wondered about the behind the scenes of these shows, how Cory got on it in the first place, where they film (you won't believe it), when they film (also surprising), and lots and lots of other great stories about baking and life- today's show is for you. 

Y'all are gonna absolutely love this guy! Congrats again on the win, Chef Cory!

https://www.facebook.com/chefcorybarrett/

https://www.instagram.com/chef_cory_barrett/

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Jun 19, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Sixes
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We are about to learn next level safety tips from our enneagram 6 friends. :) JUST KIDDING. But yes- we are about to talk a lot about feeling safe yourself and creating safe environments for the people you love. Kate and Josh kindly invite us into the minds of the loyalist- their fight against anxiety, managing fears, and trusting God.

Also Kate gives THE MOST EXCELLENT tip to enneagram 6s. Seems incredibly helpful for us all, actually! (And you know how I feel about journaling anyways...) :) 

Thank God for enneagram 6 friends who fight the fear, step out in courage, and make us all feel more cared for and safe.

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Music from Ryan O'Neal : 

http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

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Jun 17, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Fives
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Gracious this episode with our enneagram 5s is special. People with this personality type usually doesn't like to be the center of attention, so Emily and Goose really took one for the team this week being on the show. I am so so grateful for them- they both helped me to fall more in love with the 5s in my life and see them for who they really are (even if Goose doesn't *totally* love the enneagram.) :) 

Enneagram 5s, thanks for all you learn and know and research so that we can all grow. I'm thankful for your thoughtfulness and kindness and the ways you collect information for the good of others.

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http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

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Jun 13, 2019
Episode 145: Kevin Madsen from HeyDad
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I didn't want to miss the chance to celebrate Father's Day in the middle of #EnneaSummer2019, so my friend Kevin Madsen, one of the HeyDad podcast hosts, stopped in the office and we did a little deep dive on dad-ing.

I'm not a dad (duh), but gosh this convo made me laugh and moved me to tears. If you love a father, you're gonna love this show.

And don't forget to grab your favorite dad a Father's Day gift and get 20% off the HeyDad subscription box when you use the code ANNIE. 

https://heydad.com

And thanks to my dear friend (and one of my favorite dads) Harry for calling from Scotland right as the show was ending! :) That sounds fun to me.

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Jun 12, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Fours
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Grab tissues because you KNOW these fours are going to make you tear up! Matt and Marissa (a different Marissa that the enneagram 3 obviously) join me today as we talk about life in a world where it may be true that no one really gets you and what that experience is like. To be seen and known is what our four friends are looking for, and my hope is that today you will gain new insight into this super special and very important enneagram type. Matt and Marissa are two of the best- and this show is extra cool because they are already friends! (You're gonna love what they say about each other!)

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Music from Ryan O'Neal : 

http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2019

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Jun 10, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Threes
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Let me lead with this: I owe threes an apology. I haven't been thoughtful about their pain and struggles because of my own experience with men in leadership who self-identified as threes. I've been working towards loving them better, but this conversation changed me. I see threes so differently now, and I'm so thankful for Marisa and Nick sitting down with me, opening their hearts and stories, and letting us see what it is really like to be a three, on your best and worst days. Thank God for threes and what they build and create and how they honor the rest of us by helping us dream and succeed.

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Music from Ryan O'Neal : 

http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2019

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Jun 06, 2019
EnneaSummer2019: Twos
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I am SUCH A FAN of enneagram twos (and have A LOT to learn about them as you will hear here). And I'm particularly partial to the twos I get to introduce you to today. Nate and Jenn are two of the very best humans and serve with their whole hearts. I hope this episode helps you fall in love with twos in a way that helps you help them to help well. :) 

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http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2019

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Jun 03, 2019
EnneaSummer2019 : Ones
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Time to fall in love with the enneagram ones in our lives! Lee and Jami are here to tell us their experiences from their own point of view. I ask them all sorts of questions, fail them by not giving them the questions ahead of time, and find myself teary at the end because we are just so lucky to have enneagram ones in our lives.

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Music from Ryan O'Neal : 

http://www.sleepingatlast.com

Expert words from Beth McCord :

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

Our hashtags :

#EnneaSummer2019

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May 30, 2019
EnneaSummer2019 : Suzanne Stabile
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Friends. Get ready to spend the next few weeks learning about the enneagram! We kick it all off with one of my very favorite (and one of the very smartest) enneagram experts, Suzanne Stabile! This is the episode that will get you ready for the focus this whole month- answering your questions about how you start to journey toward your own number, where the enneagram came from, what we can learn from studying all the numbers (not just our own), and 

https://www.theenneagramjourney.org

We'll be using #EnneaSummer2019 as our hashtag this month, so as you discover your number and dig in deeper- include the hashtag so we can learn along with you!

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May 27, 2019
Episode 144: Heather Land
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Y'all.

Why are comedians the VERY BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD? Every time we get lucky enough to have one stop by the office to record a show, I am better for it. Heather Land is no exception- this one will be a great travel companion for you this weekend and anytime you are laying by the pool and need a laugh. And make sure you grab a copy of her new book I Ain't Doin It!!

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May 24, 2019
Episode 143: Anne Bogel + Summer Reading!
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We are a people who LOVE to talk about books, so today I brought the expert in to talk to us about what we should be reading this summer. Anne Bogel, many of you know her as Modern Mrs. Darcy, talks reading and books better than any other friend I've got. Her latest book, I'd Rather Be Reading, is just one of the most fun and inspiring books I've read in a while (if you want to be inspired to open up more books). She has two book-centric podcasts of her own that I think you'll love. 

I can't wait to hear what you are going to read this summer and what book clubs you have joined!

If you want to read along with me, I'm starting this summer reading The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Peay.

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May 23, 2019
Episode 142: Louie Giglio
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Y'all I cannot tell you what an honor it was to sit down with Louie Giglio, a man who has been pastoring me through his teachings and books for twenty years. (I worked real hard to be appreciative but not "Between Two Ferns" level fandom, so forgive me if I got weird at any point.) We dive in on perseverance, leadership, influence, family, and La Croix. Obviously. :) His new book Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father has just released and it is a powerful piece of work that I think you will love.

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May 20, 2019
Episode 141: Margaret Feinberg
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It is ABOUT TIME we had Margaret Feinberg on the show! She's a long time friend, an incredible author, a writing coach to many, and just one of the all around best people. Her latest book Taste and See is a journey though the foods of the Bible and the book, and this episode, will just make your mouth water. 

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May 16, 2019
Episode 140: Andrew Osenga
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As many of our friends graduate this month, I thought it would be fun to bring on an expert in transitions. (So this show isn't JUST for people finishing school- it's for all of us as we figure out how to go from HERE to THERE.) Andrew Osenga hosts The Pivot podcast, all stories of people who have had a transition in their life and how they have maneuvered it. After you listen to this show, share it with your favorite graduate and make sure you've subscribed to The Pivot!

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May 13, 2019
Episode 139: Pam Tebow
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Who better to share her wisdom about being a mom than Pam Tebow?!? RIGHT? You know we love her son Tim around here, but now we get to hear from her! I've never been more inspired to memorize scripture and notice where I'm affecting others. This one is so so inspirational! Her new book Ripple Effects is out now- so make sure you grab a copy for yourself and your favorite mom!

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May 09, 2019
Episode 138: Ryan Hall
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My friend Heather saw Ryan Hall's new book on my desk- Run The Mile You Are In- and after she told me about him for a few minutes, I thought, "yep, that's our kind of guy" and I knew I wanted to have him on the show. I'm so glad, too. HE IS AWESOME. Y'all are going to love this conversation all about health, wellness, PERSEVERANCE (which you know I LOVE) and the power of God in our every day lives.

I'm so glad we get tto call Ryan a friend now AND don't you KNOW we'll be cheering for Sara Hall like crazy as she tries out for the 2020 Olympics!

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May 06, 2019
Episode 137: Amanda Lindsey Cook
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Endless summer. Essential winter. This is a conversation I will not soon forget. Amanda Cook is an incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and worship leader. Her songs have been a soundtrack to much of my healing and growth in my relationship with God, particularly in the last four years. Her newest album House On A Hill is VERY VERY GOOD, y'all. 

While sometimes I tell you to be ready to take notes, today I'd encourage you to be outside while you listen, go on a walk or sit on your porch or just be in a place where you can let these words fall on you. It's special.

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May 02, 2019
Episode 136: Ben Higgins
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As a long fan of the Bachelor series, I'm really excited for y'all to hear this conversation with Ben Higgins. For those of us who have watched the show, I think you're going to love the MORE of who Ben is. Honest, kind, smart, funny, and full full full of wisdom. But whether you've been a fan of his for a while or this is a first introduction, you're welcome! He's awesome! (This may be one where you scribble down some notes- don't say I didn't warn ya.)

Make sure you check out Generous Coffee too! 

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Apr 29, 2019
Episode 135: Emily Chapman Richards
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This may be a tear-jerker YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. If you are moved by talk of family, adoptions, orphans, and the love and grace of God, this one may get ya. My friend Emily Chapman Richards is the newly appointed executive director of ShowHope and I think she's just one of the best and brightest and most inspiring women I know.

If you'd like to know more about ShowHope, just head to their website! 

https://showhope.org

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Apr 25, 2019
Episode 134: Jeremy Cowart + I'm Possible
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I'm so so happy to have Jeremy Cowart back on the show! We have lots of topics to cover (as you will see) including an update on The Purpose Hotel and his new amazing book I'm Possible. We also spend some time on Santa Claus and and adoption and chronic pain so yeah, we're something special. :)

http://jeremycowart.com

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Apr 22, 2019
Episode 133: Charles Martin
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It all started when one of you sweet friends handed me a novel by Charles Martin. Then I saw I had another on my book shelf from my mom. Then I read them both and now I'm a massive fan and I pretty much begged Charles Martin to come be on the show because FAN GIRL STATUS IS REAL.

His new book, What If It Is True?, is my companion for the next week as we walk towards Easter. (This episode will tell you why and why you should join me!)

(Quick reminder: we are taking next week off the show to celebrate Holy Week. I hope you will take the time you usually spend here with us and use it to read, listen, and learn about why Easter week changed everything for us.) 

Happy Easter, friends. He is risen indeed. See you Monday April 22nd!

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Apr 11, 2019
Episode 132: Jeremy + Audrey Roloff
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This episode is like a little love letter to us all! Jeremy and Audrey Roloff are as amazing and kind and fun to be around as you would guess based on watching their family's hit reality show Little People, Big World. We talk a lot about enneagram and relationships and soccer so what I'm saying is this may be the apex show of my life. :) Their new book A Love Letter Life is already getting incredible feedback - I think you'll love it too.

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Apr 08, 2019
Episode 131: Emily P. Freeman + The Next Right Thing
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Emily P. Freeman is so dear to me. Getting to talk to her, listen to her, learn from her, it's quite a gift. I'm so honored to have her on the show today, to get to share her with you. Her newest book just released this week- The Next Right Thing- and along with her podcast, this work is just totally changing me. 

I bet it will change you too. 

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Apr 04, 2019
Episode 130: Ben Rector
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I do not like April Fools so this is no joke: you guys have been BEGGING me to have Ben Rector on the show and we finally made it happen today! He shows up in a million ways- in humor, in kindness, in wisdom. He's a great musician but an even better man.

His latest album Magic is an absolute favorite and if you get a chance to see him on tour, TAKE IT. His live show is so so good. 

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Apr 01, 2019
Episode 129: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
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I love being friends with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She is every bit as genuine and kind and truth-telling as you expect her to be. You'll hear in this conversation all about her prayer life, her family life, her television life, and her author life. Her new book Point of View just released this week and I think you will really love it.

Get your journal out, there are nuggets galore in this one.

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Mar 28, 2019
Episode 128: David Crowder
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I've been a fan of David Crowder for about as long as I've been buying music. He is one of my favorite musicians, one of my favorite writers (y'all have GOT to read some of his prose), and now one of my favorite dudes. This conversation was incredibly fun and entertaining for me across the table, I cannot wait to hear how you feel about it too!

Crowder's newest album I Know A Ghost is a really good one. Father, Son, Holy Spirit- that part of this convo stuck with me. What a genius. I think you're going to love this one!

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Mar 25, 2019
Episode 127: Trudy Cathy White
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You probably recognize Trudy's maiden name- Cathy. Like Truett Cathy. Like CHICK-FIL-A.

Trudy Cathy White is way more than fried chicken, though. Over the last few years as I have gotten to know her, she has taught me faithfulness, joy, long obedience in the same direction. Every conversation moves me to be better. Her new book Climb Every Mountain will walk you through the harder days. It's so so beautiful. 

Enjoy this convo and tell me your favorite Chick-fil-A order! :) 

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Mar 21, 2019
Episode 126: Lysa TerKeurst
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Gracious I love Lysa TerKeurst. What an honor and a joy to have her on the podcast. If you haven't heard her speak live, GO DO IT. If you haven't read her books yet, WHY NOT. If you haven't heard a conversation with her recorded with you in mind, you're welcome. :) Make sure you grab a copy of her new book It's Not Supposed To Be This Way. It is so moving and inspiring and I'm sure you will connect with it in your own way, just like I did.

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Mar 18, 2019
Episode 125: Trey Kennedy
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One of my favorite things in the whole world is introducing my friends to my friends. I bet many of you already know Trey Kennedy from his comedy and videos and killer voice- he's the best. But hearing more about his life and spiritual disciplines and faith experience is going to be the best part of your day. Trey is one of my friends that I look forward to living life with over the next few decades to see how his discipline and heart and talent shape his life. Three cheers for great (and FUNNY) humans like Trey Kennedy!

https://shop.treykennedy.com

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Mar 14, 2019
Episode 124: Meredith Andrews
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MY GIRL MERE!

I've been WAITING to get her onto the podcast. Meredith Andrews has been dear to me for years- it's been long overdue to bring her to meet you. Her new live worship album Faith & Wonder just released last week and it is on repeat nonstop in my house. I think you're gonna love it, too. And Mere. She is a GIFT.

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Mar 11, 2019
Episode 123: Awaken Nashville
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For 30 days in 2019, over 400 churches in the greater Nashville area prayed and fasted together for revival in our city. 

Pastor Dave Clayton from Ethos Church and Cross Point Pastor Kevin Queen (pastor of the pod, duh) came into my office to chat about Awaken Nashville- answer questions about why/how it got started, tell stories about what we've seen so far, and talk about what the first steps are for you to start this in your city.

http://awakennashville.com

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Mar 08, 2019
Episode 122: Julie Roberts
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I only know how to play three songs on the guitar, and Julie Roberts's song "Break Down Here" is one of them. I've never met her before but WOW am I glad to have met her. This conversation- about growing up, country music, marriage, and an MS diagnosis- runs the full gamut.

Her new book Beauty in the Breakdown is an amazing and inspiring read. You're gonna love this woman and this book! 

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Mar 07, 2019
Episode 121: Jonathan Pitts
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It's a special day here on the podcast as we welcome Jonathan Pitts- pastor, author, and husband to my friend, the late Wynter Pitts. 

The very day she passed away, Jonathan and Wynter turned in a book on marriage called Emptied. I thought talking about this book, and Wynter, and Jonathan's transition to Nashville, would be great at the end of TSF Couples 2019.

Hope you'll enjoy this very moving and honest conversation with Jonathan.

(We love you, Wynter. You are missed here.)

https://twitter.com/PittsTimes6

https://forgirlslikeyou.com

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Mar 04, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Kevin + Rea Queen
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To finish out our couples month on the podcast, I got two of my favorites around the microphones... Pastor Kevin Queen and his wife Rea! It's right to end the month with a seasoned couple (married 19 years!) who can walk us through some of the hard seasons of marriage. So many of my questions are answered in this one. I'm so grateful.

This one is for you, husbands. (Kevin gives the best piece of advice I've maybe ever heard to men.)

This one is for you, wives. (Rea shares some deeply important ideas.)

This one is for you, friends who want to be married someday. (Their dating advice to me has stayed with me.)

Hope you love this one as much as I do!

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Feb 28, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Andrew East + Shawn Johnson East
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Andrew East is an NFL long snapper.

Shawn Johnson East is an Olympic gold medalist gymnast.

POWER ATHLETE COUPLE FOR REAL.

Together they are one of my very favorite couples (in real life and on instagram). I have loved watching their marriage grow and change via the internet, and this conversation is a special one - about how to meet the right person, how to persevere in your dreams, and how to make patterns and decisions that will make you who you want to be in the long run of life. Y'all are gonna love these people.

https://www.instagram.com/andrewdeast/

https://www.instagram.com/shawnjohnson/

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Feb 25, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Ken and Anita Corsini
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The stars of Flip or Flop Atlanta, Ken and Anita Corsini have an incredible story of God opening doors for them, how He ordered their steps, and how He sustained them when their son had cancer. This is far more than a story of HGTV celebs (though they are that too!)- it's deep and beautiful. We've been friends since college- over 20 years- and this is one of my favorite conversations with them ever. 

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Feb 21, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Mack and Meredith Brock
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I'm a little without description on this one, I'm just so happy about it. Mack and Meredith Brock are two strong leaders who have found home in each other. The depth of their communication and relationship is so dang inspiring to me (and wait until you hear how they talk about fasting and praying!).

Mack Brock's most recent album Greater Things is an ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. Make sure you grab it!

Grateful for these two. The fact they are also HILARIOUS seems borderline unfair- people shouldn't be this all around awesome. Makes the rest of us look bad. ;)

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Feb 18, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Russell and Kailey Dickerson
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It wouldn't be TSF Couples month here in Nashville without a country music super-couple! So here we are with Russell Dickerson and his amazing wife Kailey. I only cry once in this one... it's just so special, y'all.

Make sure you check out Russell's music- truly one of my favorite voices in the country space right now. Even if you aren't totally a country fan (yet!), he might be the one to win you over.

https://russelldickerson.com

(PS- I love TSF Couples month SO SO MUCH. I hope y'all are enjoying it too!!)

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Feb 14, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Raechel Myers + Amanda Bible Williams from SheReadsTruth
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I know this is one of your favorite "couples" that come on our show- MINE TOO! This episode is perfect combination of a friendship we want to get to know AND the start of Lent season leading towards Easter!

The SheReadsTruth girls and I talk all about healthy friendship with women, but we also talk about the next reading plans- four weeks of Job and four weeks of the Easter story (then Revelation eek).

https://www.shopshereadstruth.com

Remember to use the code "thatsoundsfun" to get 15% off your Job and Easter studies- Hes, Shes, and Kids! (Because of the limited run on the linen cover, that one isn't included in the 15% off, but hurry and get one before they sell out!)

Thankful for a chance to hear the heart behind these studies, to hear an update on Amanda's son Toby, and just to get to know Amanda and Raechel better. 

Hope y'all will join us in these studies! 

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Feb 11, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke
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TSF Couples Month continues with Jeff and Alyssa Bethke. These are two of my favorite friends to follow on socials and keep up with as their marriage and family grows and changes and strengthens. And they live in Maui so who wouldn't want to see that life on the regular? :)

This episode brings up some important practices and disciplines to survive those young toddler years (three under five? THESE PEOPLE ARE BRAVE!) and these two are so honest about their joys and struggles. For many of you right in the middle of that place, these are your people. (For the rest of us- good news! Jeff and Alyssa are our people too.) :) 

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Feb 07, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Jessica Mack + Andreas Plackis
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TSF Couples Month REALLY kicks off today with these two adorable and amazing humans- newlyweds Jessica Mack and Dre Plackis. Jess and I have known each other for a while here in Nashville, she's a gifted singer/songwriter and one of the cast members of CMT's Music City, a reality show based here in town.

Dre and Jess met between the two seasons of Music City (you're gonna hear the whole story and IT IS AWESOME) and their wedding was featured in the last two episodes of Season 2 of Music City!

I hadn't heard the story first-hand of how they met and fell and love and Y'ALL just hearing how God orchestrated every step is so so cool and encouraging for all of us... singles, moms, friends. All the ways you are waiting, I think this episode will remind you that GOD IS AT WORK.

Pretty fun, huh? 

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Feb 04, 2019
TSF Couples 2019: Knox McCoy + Jamie Golden from The Popcast
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No better way to kick off our month of couples than with these two (who are actually, in fact, not a romantic couple). Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden are the hosts of The Popcast and Bible Binge, as well as some very very fun side shows they offer their Patron community.

You can find everything you want to know about them over at KnoxandJamie.com

We fling from here to there in this convo and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I've been DYING to be friends with these two and now they are so totally stuck with me for all our days. I adore them. I think you will too.

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Jan 31, 2019
Episode 120: Lisa Leonard
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I am just so excited to have my longtime friend Lisa Leonard on the podcast. I have been wearing her jewelry for almost a decade, and reading her words on her blog, but her book is a whole new thing. (It's amazing.) Lisa is so creative and wise and honest. Her new book Brave Love is just beautiful. You're gonna love it.

We had some tech difficulties so we didn't get to talk as long as I wanted to, but I think you will love what we got! 

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Jan 28, 2019
Episode 119: Scott Sauls
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I love love love having pastors on the show- they just always have some nuggets for us that will lead to good growth and change. Scott Sauls is one of those pastors to me- he is an expert on faith and culture and where those meet, as well as just a kind, generous, and thoughtful human. I'm grateful for where this conversation went as we talked all about struggles and faith life and changes and HOPE.

His new book Irresistible Faith released this week. Make sure you grab a copy- it's so so good.

(And, as we promised, let's continue to keep Scott in our prayers as he sorts out the insomnia issue.)

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Jan 24, 2019
Next Gen Episode 5: Hollyn
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My girl Hollyn is on the show today and y'all just aren't even going to believe this story. What I thought was a simple, "update me on life" question led to a whole episode of how God writes stories that are unlike anything we could do for ourselves.

To finish up the Next Gen series, another expert from inside the Next Gen camp, reminding us that God is at work in all of our lives, no matter your age, and if you seek Him you WILL find Him. 

Pretty fun one. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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Jan 21, 2019
Next Gen Episode 4: Three Teen Girls + A Life of Lovely
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Y'all.

This one surprised me.

I called a couple of my favorite gals- Camden (13), Raleigh (15), and Katie Marie (19)- to see if we could talk all about being a teenager. Because all of our experts this month have been experts BUT who knows teens better than teens. 

And these young women BLEW MY MIND.

Buckle up for an incredibly beautiful and profound conversation.

(Also dear adults, here's a spoiler: we still don't need to be on snapchat- teens think that is weird, but we need to understand it.)

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I also have a new book releasing this week for young women- A Life of Lovely- a younger version of Looking For Lovely, specifically edited and specifically re-written with younger gals in mind. I will be reading you a few pages from this book today on the podcast as well.

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Jan 17, 2019
Next Gen Episode 3: JP Pokluda
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Pretty often, JP Pokluda's name crosses in front of me, so I've known of him for a long time. But this was our first time getting to be friends. But I knew when I was gathering up experts on the next generation, he was one of the dudes I wanted to speak into this series.

So far our experts have been talking to us about middle and high schoolers (mostly), but JP is here to talk college (mostly). :) We're also gonna hit a few other topics I think you will love- like hearing God, accountability, and JP's next steps.

His new book Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and the Future is SUCH a gift for anyone walking through that young adult life phase. 

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Jan 14, 2019
Next Gen Episode 2: Drew Hill
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Fifteen years ago, Drew Hill and I served in the same student ministry. He and his wife Natalie moved to Athens, Georgia and became the leaders of the student ministry where I was volunteering. I learned so so much from him the year we served together. Impacted me forever.

Drew has been committed to investing in the next generation for twenty years and he's finally (literally FINALLY) written a book called Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel. When I think of who loves teens well, and shows them the Gospel life, it's Drew.

Grab this book for yourself, for your youth pastor, and for every parent you know.

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Jan 10, 2019
Next Gen Episode 1: Amy Byrd
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We are taking a few episodes to talk about the next generation- what it looks like to invest in them, how to care for them, and how to love them well. When I think about who speaks teenage the best and can teach us a whole lot, it is Amy Byrd.

She is the director of girls ministry at Hunter Street Baptist Church and also an absolutely brilliant writer, gifted speaker, and excellent friend. I think you're just gonna love her and her thoughts.

Whether you are friends with a teenager, raising a teenager, leading teenagers, or just surrounded by them on this planet, I think this conversation will open up your eyes and thoughts to some new things. 

http://amybyrd.com

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Jan 07, 2019
Episode 118: Carey Nieuwhof
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HAPPY NEW YEAR, friends!

So glad to be kicking off another season with you. We have some fun plans in the next few weeks, and I wanted to start the year by having a conversation with Carey Nieuwhof. Pastor, teacher, author, podcast host, leadership expert, Carey has a lot of right answers for the questions we are asking right now about how to start 2019 in a way that leads us to the healthiest year yet. His newest book, Didn't See It Coming, is helping me to navigate some important things this season- I think it will help you too! 

Let's jump into 2019!! 

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Jan 03, 2019
2018 Christmas Party Episode 10: Eddie Kaufholz + 2018 In Review
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There was no other way to end the year than having our old pal Eddie Kaufholz back on the show. We talk about 2018 like it can't hear us- the things we loved and hated, the ways it surprised us, Eddie's big changes this year (and he parents his daughters a few times), and we dive deep into plans for 2019.

This is a thinker and an LOLer. Of course it is.

Thanks for an amazingly fun year, you guys. I wouldn't do this without you. Over 5 million downloads and 70+ shows in 2018, and still the best part is when you come up to me at a restaurant or airport and tell me your favorite episode. So THANK YOU SO MUCH. Y'all are better friends than I deserve.

Here's to 2019- a year full of great shows (we already mostly know the first three months and it's LEGIT) and lots of new friends and having more fun than we did in any year before. That's my goal for us, at least. :) 

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Quick reminders:

1. No new show on New Years Eve but we'll be back on January 3!

2. We are reading 100 Days to Brave together starting January 1! Join us!! All the details on my instagram.

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Dec 27, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 9: Christmas Eve
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I've never gotten to do a Christmas Eve show until this year, AND I AM SO THRILLED ABOUT IT. I imagine this being the episode you listen to as you drive home, or cook for your people, or out on a walk with your pup to get a little break from family time, or driving to and from the golf course. Or maybe y'all turn on the tree and gather around, old school style, and listen together.

Loads of people on this one- the Downs Books team, lots of my #miniBFFs, Pastor Kevin, AND MY MOM AND DAD. This is a fun one. A little gift from me to you.

Merry Christmas, friend.

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Dec 24, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 8: Nicolle Galyon
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My friend Nicolle Galyon throws incredible parties. Never stressful, never stuffy, always welcoming and incredibly fun. So when we planned our Hallmark Movie watching party for Saturday night (remember we're all watching Jingle Around The Clock on 12/22 at 8pm/7pmCT), I knew I wanted Nicolle to come and teach me how to throw a party like she does!

Also. I should mention. She is a Grammy-nominated, award-winning songwriter with five number one hits. CASUAL, NICOLLE. (Here is the playlist of the songs she's written.) And she's a wife. And a great friend. And a strong business woman. And a mama. 

You are about to fall in love with your new pal Nicolle. And throw the best girl party of your life on Saturday. :) 

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Dec 20, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 7: Santa Claus
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We've had some huge stars on the podcast this year, but today exceeds them all.

Santa Claus is here.

Parents- I *think* it's okay for your kids to hear this one, we didn't say anything that would lead to heartbreak, except for Santa's dislike for mall Santas. But just heads up that I know some of my pals who listen are under the age of 12 and I wouldn't want you to proceed without a tiny warning that, well, Santa tells us some behind the scenes of the North Pole and we hear from an angry elf.

(Also. Total side note. VERY unrelated. I'm a huge fan of Dave Barnes and Aaron Chewning. Just wanted you to know.) 

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2 things to remember!

1. We are tracking our time this week using Jessica Turner's Stretched Too Thin Time Log. Download it here and join us from yesterday (Dec 16) to Saturday (Dec 22)! 

2. We are all gonna gather with friends and watch Jingle Around The Clock on Hallmark on Saturday (Dec 22) and 8pm/7pmCT. Join us!

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Dec 17, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 6: Jessica Turner
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I cannot keep up with my lists and calendars and THINGS TO DO before 2019. I don't want to miss the beauty of this season because of the crazy I feel in my schedule. So Jessica Turner was just the woman to call upon to help us all find a little mores space and balance.

Jess juggles a million things- family, full time job, author life, speaking, blogger, THE LIST KEEPS GOING. And somehow she still gets so much done and has a great spirit about her. I think you're gonna love some of her tips and ways that she has prioritized certain things to make space for other things. Already feels like my Christmas is getting less stressful.

Here is the Stretched Too Thing Time Log that we talked about in the show. If you want to do it with us, start on Sunday (Dec 16)! And make sure you grab Jess's new book Stretched Too Thin to gift to the women on your Christmas list.

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Dec 13, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 5: HALLMARK + Candace Cameron Bure
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Epic may be the right word for this particular episode- in length as well as in content. :) Y'all know I love a Hallmark Christmas movie and talking about the 2018 offerings was bound to happen.

This show comes to you in four parts.

Part 1. My gals Jami and Jenn are back to tell you their thoughts on the new movies for 2018.

Part 2. Candace Cameron Bure joins us to talk about her new movie A Shoe Addict's Christmas, getting out of the Christian bubble, and the enneagram (and I PROMISE she brought it up not me!). 

Part 3. My buddy Drew tells us his thoughts on the ONE Hallmark Christmas movie he's watched from start to finish, Let It Snow.

Part 4. Jami and Jenn are back to complete a Hallmark Christmas mad-lib. :) 

It's a doozie, but that's what Christmas parties so fun- sometimes you get into the party and you planned to leave after an hour but you're having such a good time you're still there an hour and a half later! hahahaha! I love this episode. Hope you will too.

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Dec 10, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 4: Banning Liebscher
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BUCKLE UP, PEOPLE.

This is that thing that happens at a Christmas Party where you and a dear friend pull to the side, maybe punch cups in hand, and GO DEEP. You talk about the real stuff, even while the hubbub keeps going around you. Banning Liebscher, founding pastor of Jesus Culture, is just that convo. I was moved to tears multiple times recording this one. Take notes. Tear up. Whatever you need. His book Rooted is absolutely one of my favorites- grab a few to gift this year!

If Christmas ever feels hard for you, or if you just need a reminder of who Jesus really is, phew. This is the one. Stick around for the prayer at the end- it's a doozie.

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Want to give an autographed copy of 100 Days to Brave as a Christmas gift? Head to your local Barnes and Noble to get one of the thousands of hand-signed copies from yours truly!

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Dec 06, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 3: Jon McLaughlin
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He's back, y'all! Jon McLaughlin swings through our Christmas party again this year and no one is mad about THAT. He's a favorite around here- you guys tell me all the time. So he's back, and he's got a new album to tell us about- Angst and Grace. It's so so good. Merry Christmas to us, getting to laugh with this dude and listen to some amazing new tunes.

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Just a reminder that Advent started yesterday! Read alone with us at SheReadsTruth and HeReadsTruth. It's going to be a great Christmas season.

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Dec 03, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 2: Ellie Holcomb
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Many of you already feel the way I do about Ellie Holcomb: OBSESSED and IN LOVE. I know. She's wonderful. And there's no one better to walk into our Christmas party right after our SheReadsTruth friends than Ellie! 

We talk about life and friendship and the holidays and her new book for kids- Who Sang the First Song?- that you DEFINITELY need in your life. (And if you aren't already a fan of her music, start with Red Sea Road. It's my faaaaaavorite.)

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Nov 29, 2018
2018 Christmas Party Episode 1: SheReadsTruth + Advent
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, you guys! No better way to officially kick off our Christmas Party than to have Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams from SheReadsTruth on to talk all about Advent- why we celebrate it, how to celebrate it, what it means, and why it is important.

If you've been around for a Christmas Party before, you know these party animals are staples and always the first to arrive. MY KIND OF PEOPLE. Love these gals so much.

Remember to use the code THATSOUNDSFUN to get 15% off all things Advent from shopshereadstruth.com through the end of December! Grab the study and let's spend December together.

http://shereadstruth.com

http://hereadstruth.com

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Nov 26, 2018
2018 Christmas Party: PRE-PARTY with Danielle Walker!
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Why wait until AFTER Thanksgiving to kick off our party?!? Instead I'm going ALL IN and bringing back one of your (AND my) favorite guests- Danielle Walker! We're talking all about cooking for the holidays, all the times we'll be in the same place over the next few months, and how we feel about turkey (and her BIG TIP on how to make the most delicious one your people have ever known). Only one episode this Thanksgiving week- so I had to make it a good one. 

Use that Black Friday deal and pre-order a copy of Danielle's new cookbook Eat What You Love... TRUST ME the biscuits and gravy are reason enough to own this one.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. So grateful for you. 

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Thanks to Dave Barnes for making holiday music we all love! Make sure you've got his Christmas records in your listening rotation! 

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Nov 19, 2018
Episode 117: Becca Stevens
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It's so fun and such an honor to have Becca Stevens on the podcast today! Author. Speaker. Episcopal priest. Founder of Thistle Farms. Over the last 22 years, she has changed the face of justice work in Nashville and a LOT of lives in the process. This is a beautiful conversation about justice and kindness and rescuing women from poverty and the cycle of abuse (and how men can help!). What a hero and a legend. Y'all are going to love her.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Nov 15, 2018
Episode 116: Myquillyn Smith (The Nester)
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I have a new house and there is no better woman to help me figure out how to decorate than my friend Myquillyn Smith. You probably know her as The Nester and she is just one of the best. Her wisdom, her style, the way her faith and love of family drive how she creates home, it's all so inspirational and so helpful.

Her new book Cozy Minimalist Home just released and I am OBSESSED already. Grab a copy! 

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Nov 12, 2018
Episode 115: Laura Bento + Good Grit
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I'm such a huge fan of Good Grit Magazine and WHOA was I honored/surprised/happy when Laura Bento, the founder and CEO, asked me to help curate an issue and be the guest editor. I wrote a few original exclusive pieces, had my friends interviewed and featured, and got to fly to Scotland for the cover shoot! You guys are going to love getting to know Laura and hearing all about the behind-the-scenes making of a magazine. (And there is a super special guest that will bring tears to your eyes!)

If you subscribe to Good Grit Magazine this month, you can still get my issue! Use the discount code "ANNIE" to get $10 off your subscription!

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Nov 08, 2018
Episode 114: Hayley Morgan
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Hayley Morgan is a force for truth and light and standing on your own two feet. I've loved being friends with her for years and as always happens, when you stick around someone's life long enough, you see them grow and change. She's watched that in my story, and I've watched it in hers. And her new book Preach To Yourself is an absolute testimony to the power of truth and will call you higher in who you are. (And she's awesome and fun and you will just adore her. Amen.)

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Nov 05, 2018
Episode 113: Grant Skeldon
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Grant Skeldon is one of the best dudes you'll meet. He's passionate about his city and his generation and being healthy body, mind, and spirit. We jumped right, catching up on something I had noticed on instagram but hadn't been able to ask Grant about yet. And I think you'll like where the conversation goes.

Grab Grant's book The Passion Generation for yourself and some leaders in your life.

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Nov 01, 2018
Episode 112: Tim Tebow + Max Lucado
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Here's a great way to start your week, friends! Two great men on the podcast today.

We'll kick off with Tim Tebow, who most of you know as a football player, man of faith, author, commentator, and also baseball player! THIS GUY. His new book This is the Day just released and I loved chatting with him about it!

Also on the show today is Max Lucado, bestselling author and pastor from San Antonio, Texas. His new book Unshakable Hope is an excellent resource right now for many of us who are looking for God's promises.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Oct 29, 2018
Episode 111: Michael Wear + Mid-Term Elections
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With mid-term elections just around the corner, I called our favorite political voice, Michael Wear, to come on the show and tell us what we do not know. He gives us some important questions to ask, some wisdom about this particular election cycle, and some great direction in prayer. 

His book Reclaiming Hope is a favorite of mine. I hope you'll grab it.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Oct 25, 2018
Episode 110: Ryan O'Neal / Sleeping At Last
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Ryan O'Neal, who makes music under the name Sleeping At Last, is one of the most creative and inspiring people I know. As many of you know, he has been creating a series of songs around the enneagram types. Just last week, the seven song released (which is the enneagram type I am!) and so I asked Ryan to join us today to talk about all the songs, his creating process, and songwriting in general. 

Get ready to be inspired to make something. Anything. That's what Ryan does to us- makes us want to be better makers.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Oct 22, 2018
Episode 109: Andi Andrew
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I met Andi Andrew about a year ago at a conference and have been adoring her ever since. Not only does she run the She Is Free Conference in New York, she's a pastor at Liberty Church, and the author of the new book Fake or Follower. But also she's a super friend and a hilarious guest and you are gonna LOVE her.

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Our new song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Oct 18, 2018
Episode 108: Mary Kate Morrissey + Ginna Claire Mason Moffett
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As a longtime Broadway fan, I cannot believe we get to hear from both Elphaba and Glinda from the touring cast of Wicked today. But they are more than just my favorite witches- these women have become dear friends to me.

In two weeks, both Mary Kate Morrissey and Ginna Claire Mason Moffett will be leaving the cast, so I visited them in San Antonio last week to see them share the stage one more time and we sat on the dressing room floor with a microphone between us. Tears, laughs, beautiful thoughts on God and art and friendship.

I love these girls so much. What a gift they are to me. I bet you'll feel the same about them after today's show.

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Oct 15, 2018
Episode 107: Luke Norsworthy + God Over Good
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We've had Luke Norsworthy on the show before, but today is extra special! We recorded in Austin, Texas in the Norsworthy house with his cute kiddos buzzing around and talked all about everything, including his new book God Over Good.

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Our new song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Oct 11, 2018
Episode 106: Shelley Giglio
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If you've been around here a while, you know I'm a little obsessed with the idea of finishing this race of life really well. I want to ask everyone who is even one minute older than me to help me walk this path to the end. 

For many of us, Louie and Shelley Giglio have modeled that and taught us that for the last few decades. I'm so honored to have Shelley on the show today, giving us all sorts of wisdom and hope and heart. If you've been looking for a mentor, here's an hour with one of the best.

And if you, like me, have major thanks to send to Louie and Shelley (or any other mentor in your life), do it today. Go tell them...

Louie - https://twitter.com/louiegiglio

Shelley - https://twitter.com/shelleygiglio

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Oct 08, 2018
Episode 105: Remember God
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My new book Remember God just released this week! So while my assistant Eliza was in town, who lived the story and lived the writing of the book with me, we sat down with the microphones and talked about the behind-the-scenes moments and creation of Remember God

And Pastor Kevin, newly named OFFICIAL PASTOR OF THE POD (he didn't agree to this and he doesn't get paid for it, so... ), stops by to read the foreword he wrote and pray for each reader of the book.

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Grab a few copies of Remember God today for you and your friends! 

http://bit.ly/RememberGod

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Oct 04, 2018
Episode 104: Andrew Ripp
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Andrew Ripp and I have been friends for years here in Nashville. He's an incredibly gifted musician and one of the most fun and relaxing dudes to be around. Last week we grabbed coffee and halfway though I told him he had to stop talking and we had to capture this conversation for you guys.

If you have struggled with infertility, as the wife OR the husband, or if you are just waiting for God to do the thing you REALLY want Him to do, this one is for you. I was thinking of you when Andrew was talking to me.

His new music is insane- you're going to love it. And here's the video for God Knows that we talked about in the conversation. 

Share this one with friends you know are waiting, too.

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Remember God releases tomorrow! EEK. Pray? Grab a few for you and your friends? Believe with me that God is going to do more than we could ask or imagine in the hearts of every reader. Grateful for y'all.

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Oct 01, 2018
Episode 103: Taylor Twellman
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YOU GUYS. I've been SUCH a fan of Taylor Twellman for a lot of years, so when he was in Nashville last week, I just dang near begged him to be on the podcast to talk soccer. And we did. But we also talked about 1000 other things that I think you're gonna love. So no matter your sports feels, I think this whole episode is going to become a favorite. (And now he's stuck being friends with me you know how this goes...)

Also, if you or your kid are into contact sports, I hope you'll take this concussion conversation seriously and check out ThinkTaylor.org as well as the #TTPledge.

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This is the last week that my new book Remember God will be available for pre-order! All the details (and how to get a free audiobook!) are on http://anniefdowns.com

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Sep 27, 2018
Episode 102: Shannan Martin
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This conversation with author Shannan Martin has been rolling through my head since we spoke last week. What does it really look like to love our neighbors? To be a part of where we live? To make our neighborhoods better by living gospel lives in our homes and streets and grocery stores? Shannan does it. And I'm learning so much from her.

Her new book The Ministry of Ordinary Places, is a great peek into her life and some ways she has seen God and heard Him and been asked by Him to love the people she lives with. (It's beautiful.)

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This is the last week that my new book Remember God will be available for pre-order! All the details (and how to get a free audiobook!) are on http://anniefdowns.com

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Sep 24, 2018
Episode 101: Scott Harrison
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Y'all this episode is so special to me. I've been a HUGE fan of Scott Harrison for years so to get to sit across the desk from him and talk about charity:water, New York City, and faith was so fun for me. And I loved the topics that arose that we could not have planned! I've started reading his new book Thirst and gracious is it good- revealing and inspiring and honest. Totally worth the read. I'm really excited to share this powerful conversation with you today!

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By the way! My new book Remember God is available for pre-order! All the details (and how to get a free audiobook!) are on http://anniefdowns.com

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Sep 20, 2018
Episode 100: CJ Casciotta
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It's so fun for me to have a friend like CJ Casciotta on the show today (and in my life). He's one of those dudes that celebrates you just for being you. He's wise and bright and awesome and you're gonna love him.

His new book, Get Weird, just released. I gifted it to my cousin and have a list of friends I look forward to giving it to at Christmas. This guy and this book are such gifts to us in our world today. Can't wait for you to get it! 

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My new book Remember God is available for pre-order and the first 5000 friends who pre-order the book will get the audiobook (read by me) for free weeks before the book comes out! All the details are on http://anniefdowns.com

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Sep 17, 2018
Episode 99: Jonathan Merritt
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I love this guy so much. Jonathan Merritt is a dear dear friend and a Georgia Bulldog fan and an incredibly gifted writer. He has more good stuff to say than we had minutes, and we usually talk for hours, but were were self-controlled and only gave y'all the best of us. :) 

His new book, Learning to Speak God from Scratch, has changed me and given me words I didn't know I needed. Make sure you get a copy today. And by the way, you can hear me on Jonathan's podcast, Seekers & Speakers, as well! 

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By the way! My new book Remember God is available for pre-order and the first 5000 friends who pre-order the book will get the audiobook (read by me) for free weeks before the book comes out! All the details are on http://anniefdowns.com

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Sep 13, 2018
Episode 98: Samantha Ponder
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HAPPY SEPTEMBER, FRIENDS!

And there is no better way to kick off the fall than talking football with one of the coolest women we know. Samantha Ponder is one of the most respected women in sports broadcasting and definitely one the most recognized faces in football. But to me, she's also an amazing Jesus-loving woman who is one of my favorite instagram follows FOR SURE. Y'all are just gonna adore her.

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By the way! My new book Remember God is available for pre-order and the first 5000 friends who pre-order the book will get the audiobook (read by me) for free weeks before the book comes out! All the details are on http://anniefdowns.com

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Sep 06, 2018
Episode 97: Payne Lindsey
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YOU GUYS. I'm trying to play it cool but TEAM NO CHILL that we get to be friends with Payne Lindsey and talk all things Up and Vanished, podcast creation, and storytelling. If you'll recall from the episode with John Crist, we were both addicted to Season 1 of Up and Vanished and I am so pumped to have had this conversation with the creator of the show. 

Season 1 is absolutely worth your time, but Season 2 is a brand new story (meaning you don't have to listen to Season 1 to jump into Season 2 with us today!). So after you're done with this convo between Payne and myself, get started on Up and Vanished Season 2 so we can all talk about it ASAP!

https://upandvanished.com 

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Aug 20, 2018
Episode 96: Melissa Radke
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Y'all called it. You've told me to have her on the show and legit the minute we sat down in my office we were laughing and then I was teary telling her the truth and OMG Melissa Radke is everything.

Her new book Eat Cake. Be Brave. is already on many of your shelves (and in your hearts) but wow is it a special one. And so is she. And so is this conversation. Get ready to laugh- this woman BRINGS IT.

https://www.melissaradke.com

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Aug 16, 2018
Episode 95: Christian Appalachian Project
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It is with SO MUCH JOY that I put this conversation in your ears and put this organization in the front of your mind. What an honor for us to get to partner with Christian Appalachian Project to bring picture books to kids in three counties of Kentucky! 

Listen in as Mike from Camp AJ and I chat about all things CAP, the importance of reading, and what it is like to love your neighbor well.

Our goal this month is to raise $13,000 to provide Imagination Library for all 100 preschoolers in CAP's program in Rockcastle, Jackson, and McCreary counties for FIVE YEARS.

If we each give ONE DOLLAR (for real), it's goal met and doubled. ONE DOLLAR today from each of us gives books to a lot of kids for FIVE YEARS. Wanna get in on this with us??? $1, $5, $100, or drop the whole $13K! :) 

www.christianapp.org/anniefdowns

(And we've got some super fun plans once we surpass the $13,000.... we'll keep you updated about that...)

Let's gooooooo! This is gonna be SO FUN.

 

(FYI if you want some background... here's my first conversation on The New Activist with CAP's president Guy Adams.) 

Aug 13, 2018
Episode 94: Christy Wright
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Gosh I love Christy Wright. She's a ball of fun and compassion and smarts and you're going to see all those on display in today's episode. As I'm taking a few weeks off for vacation, I knew Christy was the businesswoman I wanted to talk with about how we rest well and run after our dreams and lead from a place of peace. Oh, and we also talked about our trip to Vegas. :) 

If you think we're fun in a podcast, you ain't seen NOTHING yet! Come hang with us at Business Boutique in Nashville! 

https://www.businessboutique.com

(Use the code "bbdowns" to get 15% off!)

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Aug 09, 2018
Episode 93: Aaron Niequist
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The calmness of Aaron's voice is going to be what makes the truth bombs fall much lighter into your heart. :) I am such a fan of this guy- as a writer, friend, worship leader, experience creator, and family man. His new book, The Eternal Current, puts down on paper the way that Aaron has lived and led us for so long. I think you are going to love this conversation and this book. 

https://www.aaronniequist.com

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Aug 02, 2018
Episode 92: Jessica Honegger
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I have been so dying to get Jessica Honegger on the show! (And you guys have requested her like crazy too.) The founder and CEO of Noonday Collection, she is also the author of Imperfect Courage. This conversation with Jessica is enneagram 7 heavy :), so prepare your hearts for that. You know when you get two of us together, it's volume and laughter and tears and dreams. Don't say I didn't warn you.

https://jessicahonegger.com

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Jul 30, 2018
Episode 91: Steffany Gretzinger
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YOU GUYS. Okay so I already loved her music I had no idea I WOULD FALL ALL THE WAY IN LOVE with Steffany Gretzinger. Like, immediate need to know her and be her friend forever kind of love. Her music and her worship leading have meant so much to me in the last few years, but gracious her wisdom and humor! I didn't know BUT NOW WE KNOW. If you haven't listened to her album Blackout, please do. Like soon and very soon. Hope you love this one!

https://bethelmusic.com/artists/steffany-gretzinger/

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Jul 26, 2018
Episode 90: Jeremy Courtney
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Oh y'all. I so love this dude. Jeremy Courtney is truly one of my heroes- not just in what he does, but how he thinks and talks and leads. Jeremy and his wife Jessica run Preemptive Love, bringing relief and jobs and friendship to people in war-torn nations like Iraq and Syria. And not just for a season, but for the long haul. This conversation is so moving as Jeremy walks us through what their life in the middle east is like, the work they are doing, and why it all matters.

Join me on the front lines. --> https://preemptivelove.org/donate/

https://twitter.com/jcourt

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Jul 19, 2018
Episode 89: Russ Ramsey
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I'm so excited to have Russ Ramsey back on the podcast to hang with us! We talk about all sorts of topics - prayer, Jesus, his new adventure in pastoring- have lots of laughs and a few tears (duh it's me). 

He has three new books that released last week and I love them -- The Advent of the LambThe Passion of the King of Glory, and The Mission of the Body of Christ.

(And you gotta listen to the show to hear why each book is the exact length that it is. RUSS IS BRILLIANT.) 

http://russ-ramsey.com

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Jul 16, 2018
Episode 88: Ally Fallon
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I am such a huge fan of Ally Fallon. As my friend, as a writer, and as a woman who is living open and honest and telling the truth. I admire her so so much and I think you will too after this conversation. Pre-order her latest book Indestructible- it's such a beautiful story of pain and resilience and trust and hope.

https://allisonfallon.com

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Jul 12, 2018
Episode 87: World Cup Update + YOUR questions!
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It's my birthday week so this podcast is just some of my favorite things! :) 

First up, Dave Barnes and Aaron Chewning are back to talk us through the final 8 teams of the World Cup and who is gonna win this whole thing.

Then, my friends and co-workers Maggie and Eliza bring some of the questions that you guys asked during the TSF Survey we put out in May. Friendship, God, singleness, church, Starbucks order. We only covered about 10 of the 3000 questions, but we got a good start. :) 

Happy 4th of July week and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME week and Happy Summer, friends! 

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Jul 05, 2018
Episode 86: Tom (and Melissa!) Tanner
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As my college pastor at UGA's Wesley Foundation and my pastor for a season at RiverStone Church, Tom Tanner is one of the most influential voices in my life. Tom and Melissa are on a short list, after my own parents, of people who have had the most impact in my life and growth. And I think that is true for hundreds of my friends, including some that you know- like Tyler Reagin from Catalyst and my pastor Kevin Queen.

We are living in a world where people walk away from their faith and the church fairly often, and sometimes people fall so deep into their own sin it costs them their ministry all together. I wanted to know how to do this faith life for the long haul and TOM AND MELISSA DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

Settle in for a conversation that just may change some things for you... and give you a reason to make a phone call to someone who has influenced your life, too.

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Jul 02, 2018
Episode 85: Kate Bowler
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What a joy to have such a strong, insightful, and fun woman on the podcast with us today! Kate Bowler is a brilliant writer and communicator and we really dig into some of the hard things going on in her life right now. This conversation is special. For sure. She's honest and kind and a real joy to hang out with. Her new book, Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, really moved me and is worth the read. You're gonna love being friends with Kate.

https://katebowler.com

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Jun 28, 2018
Episode 84: Tyler Huckabee + Super Hero Talk
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Here's the thing. I saw Black Panther and I loved it. Then I saw Avengers: Infinity War and I loved it. So you know what sounded fun to ME? Learning more about these superheroes that most of y'all already know and love. And my buddy Tyler Huckabee is just the guy to teach us.... well, me.

So stick around for some incredible thoughts on writing, faith, and superheroes, and where all those worlds collide.

Want more? Check out Tyler's podcast Capetown.

https://tylerhuckabee.blog

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Jun 25, 2018
Episode 83: Andrew Peterson
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Possibly the most creative person I have ever known, Andrew Peterson  is a songwriter, singer, author, filmmaker, farmer, and pretty much a billion other things. He's just significantly cooler than me, which you'll know soon enough.

If you've been around here for a while, we've been talking for a long time about one of Andrew's songs- The Sower's Song- the one that got me going about myrtle a few months. And we talk about it today on the show- along with writing fiction, Nashville, gardening, songwriting, and the massive role Andrew played ten years ago in my writing career.

His Resurrections Letters albums are just brilliant. I think you are going to love them.

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this episode! 

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Jun 21, 2018
Episode 82: Christine Caine
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Christine Caine is one of my favorite voices. She's an incredible preacher, a strong activist against slavery, and just one of a kind. The thing about Chris is she is SO FULLY CHRIS and SO FULLY given over to the work of the Gospel and the love of Christ. It's awesome to watch and massively inspiring. Her new book, Unexpected, just released and it's the power punch you've been waiting to read. This conversation is fun and challenging and convicting and grace-filled. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

http://christinecaine.com/

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Jun 14, 2018
Episode 81: World Cup Soccer Preview with Aaron Chewning and Dave Barnes
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You know I have two real dreams for my friends listening- that you would love the enneagram and international soccer.

The Men's World Cup, the biggest worldwide soccer tournament, begins next week and this summer is the best time for you to jump on board and learn to love the sport. (I hope. I hope so hard.)

So I grabbed two of my favorite dudes and soccer (and comedy) experts- Aaron Chewning and Dave Barnes- and we went DEEEEP into soccer. Stick with us, friends. Lots to learn, lots of soccer player name drops, lots of laughs, and maybe one of my favorite episodes ever.

2018 FIFA World Cup 

Aaron Chewning

Dave Barnes

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Jun 07, 2018
HAPPY 100TH EPISODE, FRIENDS!
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YOU GUYS WE DID IT.

100 episodes.

And you're still here. (Thanks for that!) 

This one is ridiculous and fun and a sprinkling of stuff that matters and lots of Royal Wedding and a promise about Christmas that you don't want to forget (because I'm never talking about it ever again). Just 100 hot takes.

Y'all have made my life so much more fun. Thank you.

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Make sure you follow Eddie and listen to The New Activist! (And if you want to hear Eddie and I and some of our other best pals do this mess every week, check out the Relevant Podcast!)

http://www.eddiekaufholz.com

The New Activist

Relevant Podcast

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Jun 04, 2018
Episode 80: Curtis Zackery
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Y'all know we love talking about Sabbath around here, and with summer kicking off this week, let's talk a bit about slowing down and what rest can look like (I bet it's different than you think). Curtis Zackery, or CZ as we friends call him, has written a new book called Soul Rest all about it. We knock into a lot of topics- church leadership, race, miscarriage, just to name a few- and you're going to love and respect this pastor, leader, author, and friend by the time we're done.

http://curtiszackery.com

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May 31, 2018
Episode 79: Harvest Bashta
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Harvest and I have been friends for years and I've watched her grow as a worship leader and as a woman of God in amazing (and pain-filled) ways. Buckle up for a conversation about pain and worship and the book of Revelation... and movie pass. :) Her new album Preachers will be a gift to be played over and over in your life. 

https://www.harvestbashta.com

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May 24, 2018
Episode 78: My New Favorite Song
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Dropping another surprise Monday episode in here because y'all are awesome and I want you to hear my new favorite song! Right Now is a song written for our local church but I am BEYOND HAPPY that you can hear it now too. Krissy Nordhoff, Zach Kale, and Mike Grayson wrote it together and it has been SUCH a gift to our church for the last few months. Can't wait for you to hear it and hear the heart behind the writers.

HAPPY MONDAY, FRIENDS! :) 

https://www.crosspoint.tv/rightnow/

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May 21, 2018
Episode 77: Passion Music
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My gracious I love these people. If you are a church person, you probably have been singing Passion Music songs for years. And I bet you already know Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, and Brett Younker. But today we sit down and have one of my favorite conversations with all three of them. (And we call on the power of Shelley Giglio a few times too... mainly to get us La Croix endorsements.) Passion Music just released a new album, Whole Heart, that you are going to totally love. 

https://passionmusic.com

https://www.instagram.com/kpstanfill/

https://www.instagram.com/melodiedanae

https://www.instagram.com/brettyounker/

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May 17, 2018
2018 STATE OF THE PODCAST ADDRESS
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Here's what. 

I just have some things I want to tell you (some fun and exciting things!) and some questions I have for you and the only real way I know to communicate with you is to talk to you. So pretend we are sitting down at my favorite coffee shop in Nashville just having a conversation about this little corner of the podcast universe we call the That Sounds Fun Podcast. And then let me know what you think! 

Please please please pop over to my website and fill out the survey? HELP A SISTER OUT. Please? :) 

http://bit.ly/2018TSFsurvey

You're the very best always and forever and I love you to pieces. Amen.

May 14, 2018
Episode 76: Hilary Yancey
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I am so so happy to have a sweet mama on the show this week to help kick off your Mother's Day Weekend celebrating! Hilary Yancey has a unique, hard, and beautiful story of her growing family that I think will connect with you and change you. Her first book, Forgiving God: A Story of Faith is moving and powerful and yet intensely vulnerable and kind. You've gonna love it and you're gonna love her. 

Happy Mother's Day to all you women who birthed, adopted, raised, cared for, and hugged children. Whether they are yours or they are someone else's but loved by you, you are doing good work. Keep it up. I'm proud to be your friend.

http://www.hilaryyancey.com

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May 10, 2018
Episode 75: Candace Cameron Bure + Mo Isom
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It's a strong women kind of week around here. And you know how much I love when my friends become friends- so that's my hope with today's episode! Candace Cameron Bure has a new book out- Kind Is The New Classy- and she's a Hallmark movie star AND she is DJ Tanner. So for all the reasons, I was so so happy to get to chat with her! And then I grabbed my gal Mo Isom to come and hang with us, too. Mo has been on the show before, but her new book Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot is amazing and I was DYING to get her here to talk with us.

And now all my dreams are coming true because it's just like we all sat down at the same table over coffee (or chai) and got to be friends. :) 

http://candacecameronbure.net

http://moisom.com

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Thanks to our friends at Samaritan Ministries for sponsoring this episode!

 

May 03, 2018
Episode 74: Ginna Claire Mason
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We used some wizardly tricks to get today's podcast together for you! Ginna Claire Mason is currently starring as Glinda in the touring cast of Wicked. It is probably my favorite musical and Ginna Claire is FOR SURE my favorite witch. :) So while the show was in Nashville, we sat down and talked about Broadway life and Nashville life and faith life and how twitter made us friends. I'm excited to introduce you to our new favorite Broadway star.

https://twitter.com/GinnaClaire

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Apr 30, 2018
Episode 73: Alex Seeley
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I am so grateful to be friends with Alex Seeley. One of the pastors of The Belonging Co in Nashville, Alex is a strong and kind voice of leadership in our city and around the world. And she's Australian, so her accent will bless your soul today. Her new book, Tailor Made, is a deep dive into identity and how to move forward in your life with Christ. (IT IS AWESOME.) 

http://www.alexseeley.com

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Apr 26, 2018
Episode 72: Miles Adcox + Onsite Workshops
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After the podcast episode with John Crist, y'all wanted to hear more about Onsite Workshops. Ask and you shall receive, my friends. CEO and owner of Onsite, Miles Adcox, joins us today to talk about his journey to mental and emotional health, answers some good nuts and bolts questions about Onsite, and makes me talk too much (SORRY). If you or someone you love is looking to dig deeper into your own story, I hope this conversation about Onsite helps give you some direction and clarity.

http://milesadcox.com

https://www.onsiteworkshops.com

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Apr 19, 2018
Episode 71: Bob Goff
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I've never met anyone like Bob Goff. He makes you feel like the most important person in the room, even if you aren't. He listens like what you are saying really matters, even if it doesn't. :) He's really good at friendship and a really wise voice for us all. His new book Everybody, Always is challenging and important and everything you love about Bob- funny, whimsical, a little crazy, kind. This conversation, hopefully, is all those things as well. 

http://bobgoff.com

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Apr 12, 2018
Episode 70: Alli Worthington
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I am so excited to finally have Alli Worthington on the show. Amazing business woman, enneagram 7, and author of multiple books, including Fierce Faith, Alli is one of my favorite women. She brings the HEAT on this episode- about fear, leadership, hearing God, and why I should not have gone to the movies with a burrito in my purse. Hope you enjoy this conversation and share it with someone you know would be encouraged by Alli's wisdom!

https://alliworthington.com

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Thanks to our friends at Samaritan Ministries for sponsoring this episode!

Apr 05, 2018
Episode 69: Dansby Swanson
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Let's play ball! Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball so it was about time to get my friend/brother/favorite Atlanta Brave Dansby Swanson

I met Dansby at church in Nashville when he was at Vanderbilt and just couldn't be more proud of the man he is and the player he is. (You're gonna be so impressed with his wisdom and heart. For real.) And he loves the Atlanta Falcons which is just exactly how to stay in my life forever. I'm betting you will join the unofficial Dansby Fan Club after you hear this conversation. 

Check out his stats!: Dansby Swanson

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Mar 29, 2018
Episode 68: Tauren Wells
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This one is about to get up in your business. Tauren Wells, one of my favorite artists I've ever toured with, comes on the show and BRINGS THE FIRE over and over. I took notes. For real.

Make sure you check out Tauren's new album Hills and Valleys. It's fun and meaningful and lyrically super sound.

taurenwells.com

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Mar 22, 2018
Episode 67: Brandon Heath
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I'm so proud to call Brandon Heath my friend and so grateful he took time to come be on the podcast. He brings such wisdom and truth and honesty- it's really moving. His latest album Faith Hope Love Repeat is a special one, and you'll hear why in this episode. Enjoy it, friends! 

http://brandonheath.net

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Mar 15, 2018
Episode 66: Cory Asbury
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I am a longtime fan of Cory Asbury and you're about to be too (if you aren't already). Awesome worship leader, full of wisdom, and pretty funny too, I'm so so glad he was able to carve out some time to chat. Make sure you check out his new album Reckless Love and go see him on tour when he's near you!

https://bethelmusic.com/artists/cory-asbury/

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Mar 08, 2018
Episode 65: Jo Saxton
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Jo Saxton is absolutely one of my favorite co-workers. We get to speak at the same conferences a few times a year, which is always an automatic yes to me if I know Jo will be there too. 

She is wise and fun and loves God in such a deep and profound way. Her new book The Dream of You is one of my fav