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That Sounds Fun Podcast January 2018 Rhythms: Purpose + Jamie Ivey

on February 2, 2018 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

I know I know. It is ABOUT TIME. Jamie Ivey is one of my very favorite podcast hosts and one of my very favorite friends. But gracious, her wisdom blew me away on this episode. As we have gone through these rhythms this month, hearing Jamie walk through the right times to say yes and say no was SO valuable to me.

Her first book, If You Only Knew, just released and I am SUCH a fan of it- totally worth your time to read. You will be so glad you did.

Also. SHE HAS A TINY HOUSE and I love everything she said about it.

Jamie Ivey

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Jamie’s speaking calendar

Jenn Sprinkle (Jenn Jett Creative)

Tiny House

Ann Voskamp

Samaritan Ministries

IF:Gathering

Carlos Whittaker

Austin Stone Worship

The Belonging Co. Album

White Bison Coffee

Madeleine L’Engle

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Dave Barnes’ New EP

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That Sounds Fun Podcast January 2018 Rhythms: Lent + SheReadsTruth

on January 26, 2018 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 3 comments by

The church has had rhythms since the start, and no one helps me learn and love the church calendar (and the Bible!) more than Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible Williams, and Russ Ramsey from SheReadsTruth and HeReadsTruth.

Lent is the next season on the church calendar- starting February 14 until Easter on April 1. SheReadsTruth and HeReadsTruth have created an incredible reading plan- going through the book of Exodus- to help us celebrate and understand the season. This episode is inspiring and moving and brought me to tears.

Dave Barnes’ New EP

Dave Barnes’ other super awesome music

Christian Calendar

SheReadsTruth

HeReadsTruth

Purchase the SheReadsTruth Lent 2018 Study!

Kids Read Exodus Story Cards

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Raechel Myers

Russ Ramsey

Amanda Bible Williams

OPI Shh…It’s Top Secret

OPI Big Apple Red

Stoney River

Kayne Prime

Maya Ish Shalom’s Online Portfolio (so amazing!!)

ThirdLove.com/soundsfun for 15% off your first order!

Painting Pictures of Egypt by Sara Groves

Macramé

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That Sounds Fun Podcast January 2018 Rhythms: Sabbath + John Mark Comer

on January 12, 2018 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 10 comments by

Another important rhythm I want to get my mind around even better in 2018 is the discipline of Sabbath and rest. And in my collection of friends, no one is more of a scholar and expert than John Mark Comer. His book Garden City really started me on a journey towards Sabbath. On this episode, John Mark answers some of your questions about Sabbath and seriously brings the heat and the wisdom about adding this rhythm to our lives.

John Mark Comer

Pico Iyer: The Art of Stillness | TedTalk

The Art of Stillness (Book)

John Ortberg

Dallas Willard

Willow Creek Community Church

Bill Hybels

Samaritan Ministries

Daily Harvest use promo code: SOUNDSFUN

The Crown

Hayley Morgan

Myers Briggs

Loveology

God Has A Name

Dave Barnes’ New EP

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That Sounds Fun Podcast January 2018 Rhythms: Journaling + Nichole Nordeman

on January 5, 2018 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 2 comments by

We’re gonna spend a few weeks going through some new rhythms for 2018… things that I want to solidify in my life and things y’all are asking about when it comes up in podcast convos.

First up, my friend Nichole Nordeman is on the show talking about her new book Slow Down and the power of recording God’s faithfulness through journaling. (Y’all KNOW I’m a journaler, so duh we’re starting here.) Check our her book and her music and fall in love with one of the best writers I know.

Nichole Nordeman

That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 59: Luke Norsworthy

Every Mile Mattered

Slow Down

Dave Barnes Music

Bebo Norman – A Page Is Turned

The Table

Cross Point Church

Gospel Music Association

Third Love – 15% off your first order!

Jenn Hatmaker + Nichole Nordeman 2018 tour!

IF: Gathering

The New Activist Podcast

37 the Podcast w/ Michael Yoder

Hebrews 11:39

Flip or Flop Atlanta

One Thousand Gifts

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2017 Christmas Party Episode 7: 2017 in Review with Eddie Kaufholz

on December 29, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

You guys. What other way would I want to end the year than circling around with our bestie Eddie Kaufholz. We laughed, we got serious (him more than me), we talked about the highs and the lows and the weirds of 2017, with a purposeful lack of politics because you’ll get PLENTY of that elsewhere. Pardon us as we finish 2017 with a little sarcasm and a lot of humor and some really good moments of friendship.

(Love you guys. Thanks for an amazing year.)

Eddie Kaufholz

The New Activist

IJM

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Daniel Day-Lewis

Man on the Moon

The Crown

2017 Christmas Party Episode 4: Hallmark Christmas Movies + Alicia Witt

Megan Markle and Prince Harry

Downtown Abbey

The Wire

Matthew Crawley

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

MoviePass

7 Great Reasons Why Adults Should Get Braces

DC Talk

Beyoncé

Taylor Swift

Kelsea Ballerini

Coke Zero Reformulation

MLS

World Cup

Northland Church

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2017 Christmas Party Episode 6: Jon McLaughlin

on December 22, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

We’ve been the luckiest to have Jon McLaughlin singing to us every week of the 2017 Christmas Party. Today we get to talk to him! One of my dearest real life friends, I’m shocked at how much I learned about Jon, less shocked at how hilarious he was from start to finish because DUH I KNEW THAT.

His Christmas EP, Red and Green, has been on constant repeat around my house. You’re gonna love it too.

Jon McLaughlin

SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

Anderson, Indiana

Samaritan Ministries

Tenth Avenue North

So Close (from the Enchanted soundtrack)

Bobbie Lee Stamper

Matt Wertz

Dave Barnes

Ben Rector

YoungLife Camps

12 South – Midtown Fellowship

Frothy Monkey

REI

The Christmas EP (Jon’s first Christmas album!)

Red and Green

Straight No Chaser

Harry Connick Jr.

Gabe Dixon

Art Tatum

Oscar Peterson

The Road Back to You

Luke 2:19-20 MSG

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2017 Christmas Party Episode 5: Gifts For Your Enneagram Type with Seth Abram

on December 15, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 1 comment by

Y’all know I have so much love for the enneagram. So you KNOW I’m talking about it at every Christmas party I’m going to in real life, so obviously we needed to talk about at THIS party too.

My friend Seth Abram is one of the smartest dudes I know, and he’s particularly put a lot of time in the last few years into the study of the enneagram. HIS KNOWLEDGE GOES DEEEP, Y’ALL. So I asked him to come on the show and help us sort out Christmas gifts for our friends based on their enneagram number.

Get ready, whether you know a little or a lot, this episode is going to blow your mind a bit. It’s awesome.

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Seth Abram

Jon McLaughlin’s new Christmas EP!

Samaritan Ministries

– TedTalk | Amy Cudding: Your body language may shape who you are

Church of the City | East Nashville

Beth McCord (@yourenneagramcoach) on Instagram

That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 41: Chris McClarney

That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 53: Beth McCord + the Enneagram

Annnnd…all things Enneagram 🙂

The Enneagram Institute

RHETI Full Enneagram App

  • Type One: The Reformer
    • Practical suggestions: Gym memberships, cooking classes, or a Home Depot gift card.
    • Deep dive: Consider giving the ones in your life a gift that’s related to improving themselves or the world. A gift that helps them continue advancing with what they are, who they are, and what’s important to them. Ones often feel as though they can’t really do the things they want to do until after all of what should be done and needs taking care of first is finished. A gift that aims to relieve the weight of this perceived responsibility is a great place to start!
  • Type Two: The Helper
    • Practical suggestions: Gifts they can re-gift, a spa day, or experiences that you can share with them.
    • Deep dive: One thing that most people don’t know about twos is that they tend to believe that in order to be loved, they must be meeting the needs of others. They always have to be giving something to receive love in return, which leads them to be out of touch with their own wants and needs. Knowing that twos often forget themselves in the pursuit of helping others, a well-purposed gift speaks volumes -relationships are everything to a two. Consider a gift that helps them uncover some of their own wants and needs -one that helps them attend to themselves.
  • Type Three: The Achiever
    • Practical suggestions: Backstage passes, technology, time-saving gadgets, or anything to promote productivity.
    • Deep dive: Threes are success oriented and always on the move. They can tend to believe that who they are is defined by what they do. They can think that love is more about what they do than who they are. Consider a gift that helps them slow down, engage, and simply be. This could look like acknowledging things you love about them apart from productivity, achievements or results. Do something together that has no value other than the act of doing it -dinner to a nice restaurant they’ve never been to, seeing sunrise, or a nature hike.
  • Type Four: The Romantic
    • Practical suggestions: Unique and thoughtful gifts, something rare or hand-made, or a meaningful, well-planned experience.
    • Deep dive: Fours tend to believe that there is something inherently missing about them that everyone else seems to have. They want to stand out, be special and unique. Consider a gift that shows you were thinking about them -something that helps them experience meaning and depth. Take note of the ways in which they tend to express themselves to the world, and help them live into that. A gift that helps them give themselves to the world will be of immense value to them.
  • Type Five: The Observer
    • Practical suggestions: A library card, books, clothes that match their specific style, or things that don’t add clutter to their lives.
    • Deep dive: Information is everything for a five – the more they know, the better. Knowledge is power. One way to help them gather this information is to gift them books pertaining to their “obsession.” Consider giving them something that doesn’t clutter their home, but adds knowledge and information. The strategy of a five is to get through life by not asking much of it. All the while, they’re hoping that in return, others won’t ask too much of them. A gift that encourages them to reinhabit their physicality – something like a gym membership, a bicycle, a kayak – anything that gives them the opportunity to be active will be of enormous value to this type.
  • Six: The Loyalist
    • Practical suggestions: A road-safety kit, alarm system, pepper-spray, or something safe yet spontaneous.
    • Deep dive: Sixes look toward authority to know security. While everybody else seems to be asking, “Are you going to love me?”, sixes are asking, “Am I safe?” Since security is their guiding principle, they tend to desire predictability that life can’t really offer. Any gift that helps them come to peace with all the things that are out of control, a gift that helps them trust themselves and their instincts is a great place to start. Give a gift that helps them manage the things in life that feel uncontrollable or encourages them towards spontaneity – but doing it with them, of course.
  • Seven: the Enthusiast
    • Practical suggestions: Anything that goes fast, fun generating, or deliciously distracting. New experiences, an event, concert, or these crazy awesome around the world plane tickets.
    • Deep dive: Sevens have a tendency to become dissatisfied with whatever it is they’re doing or currently experiencing -the grass is always greener somewhere else. This type is often convinced that another event or activity will be the solution to their problems – thinking becomes anticipating. They don’t stay with anything long enough to experience it deeply or to get any real satisfaction. Consider a gift that keeps them present to the moment, something that helps them stay. Maybe that’s a mindfulness app, or a watch with pre-programmed alarms that say “be here” every hour.
  • Eight: the Challenger
    • Practical suggestions: Boxing lessons, martial arts, tickets to anything that’s intense to watch, or a puppy!
    • Deep dive: Eights are powerful and strong -people you want on your team. Intensity and control are at the top of their lists. They get things done. It can be difficult for them to trust people because of their fear of betrayal. Vulnerability doesn’t come easy. Help them reengage their innocence, the softness that they don’t want others to see. Become a safe place and practice being vulnerable with them yourself. Consider a gift that proves your commitment.
  • Nine: the Peacemaker
    • Practical suggestions: A recommendation letter for an internship at the UN, something that adds to their collections (what they consider valuable), or boxing gloves and a punching bag.
    • Deep dive: Peace is everything for a nine. They tend to avoid reality to maintain their inner peace, which lends to avoiding conflict at all costs. Find out what it is that they collect and add to their collection -they’ll be the happiest person in the world.  Nines are afraid to rock the boat because if they stand for something too hard, it might cause conflict or disconnection. Consider helping a nine find their voice -anything that helps them wake up and become the fullest version of themselves. Boxing gloves and a punching bag aren’t a bad idea!

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2017 Christmas Party Episode 4: Hallmark Christmas Movies + Alicia Witt

on December 13, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 6 comments by

Ask and you shall receive, friends! An entire episode about our favorite Hallmark Christmas movies, past and present, with a few of my best friends who happen to be legit experts on the subject. (Like, way more expert than I was even expecting.)

And a surprise INCREDIBLY fun special guest appearance by Alicia Witt, amazing actress and star of my VERY FAVORITE OF ALL TIME Hallmark Christmas movie, A Very Merry Mixup.

This may end up being your very favorite episode. It kinda is mine. 🙂

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Alicia Witt

Jami Crockett

Jennifer Colquitt

Jon McLaughlin’s new Christmas EP

Hallmark Channel

Video of 2 guys jumping off a cliff (without a parachute) and landing INTO a plane. INSANE.

the Exorcist TV Series

Zuleikha Robinson

Ingrid Michaelson

Alicia’s music, check it out!

Candace Cameron Bure

Hallmark’s Fan Favorites

-article from The Wall Street Journal, How the Hallmark Channel Became a Christmas Movie Machine

Our Favorites:

Hallmark Christmas Movie Bingo

Year-Round Favorites

Cheesiest?

Lifetime Movies

Netflix

^^Megan Markle + Prince Harry = real life Love Actually…Mind. Blown.

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2017 Christmas Party Episode 3: Melanie Shankle

on December 8, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 2 comments by

I have been dyyyyyyying to get Melanie Shankle on the podcast, and there’s no better time than during this year’s Christmas party! Mel’s new book, Church of the Small Things, was one of my favorite reads this year. Get ready to laugh, learn, and wish you had a whole bunch more time with Mel. She’s just the best.

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Here are links to a few things we talked about on this episode!

Melanie Shankle

Church of the Small Things (Melanie’s newest book!)

Jon McLaughlin’s new Christmas EP!

Lisa Whelchel (Blair from the Facts of Life)

That Sounds Fun with Lisa Whittle

“Even Steven” Seinfeld episode

Nordstrom + Nordstrom Rack

Anthropologie

Free People

Madewell

J. Crew

Ann Taylor Loft

Recreational Shrimping

Abercrombie

Kimonos

Melanie’s Podcast!

Samaritan Ministries

The Real Housewives

Andy Cohen

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2017 Christmas Party Episode 2: Sharon Hodde Miller

on November 30, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 2 comments by

Sharon Hodde Miller joins us today as we continue our 2017 Christmas party! We talk all manner of things including her family Christmas traditions, what I didn’t know about the day we met, and her new book Free Of Me. She’s just the kind of friend you want to bump into at a big party, pull over to the side, and chat for a good long time.

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Here are links to a few things we talked about on the podcast!

Sharon Hodde Miller

CSBible.com

-Get your copy of 100 Days to Brave here at Barnes and Noble online!

Jon McLaughlin

Free of Me by Sharon Hodde Miller

IF: Gathering

Jennie Allen

Docent Group

Passion Conferences

Francis Chan

Christianity Today + Sharon!

Samaritan Ministries

Ann Voskamp

Crosspointe Church in Cary, NC

The Official 2017 Hallmark Christmas Movie Schedule

A Very Merry Mixup (my favorite Hallmark movie!)

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