That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 70: Alli Worthington

on April 6, 2018 in That Sounds Fun Podcast, Uncategorized with 5 comments by

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!

Alli Worthington

Get your hands on Fierce Faith here!

That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 69: Dansby Swanson

Dave Barnes’ tour dates

BlissDom Conference (2008-2013)

Breaking Busy

The Enneagram

Strength Finders

Beth Moore

The Greatest Showman

Catalyst Conference

Bianca Olthoff

Savor by Shauna Niequist

Blake Bergstrom

That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 63: John Crist

The Screwtape Letters

…Alli’s battle playlist! ^^


Samaritan Ministries

Queer Eye

Movie Pass

NEEDTOBREATHE w/Johnnyswim tickets!


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That Sounds Fun Podcast January 2018 Rhythms: Good Food + Simoni Kigweba

on January 19, 2018 in Uncategorized with no comments by

To continue in our theme of small important rhythms we can add to our lives, chef to the Nashville stars, Simoni Kigweba, came on the show to talk about food. Not dieting. Not shoulds and should nots. But what would it look like for us to just eat better food? To have a knife and a pan and a pot and know what we are eating? Simoni is a dear friend and probably my favorite chef in this town- and how he ended up cooking in Nashville was a story I had never heard and it moved me to tears.

Once you hear the episode, I’d love to know more about your island. 🙂

Simoni Kigweba

Simoni’s BEST chicken (and some other awesome recipes)

Dave Barnes’ New EP

Dave Barnes’ other super awesome music

That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 36: Danielle Walker

University of Arkansas

Greenhouse Grille (Fayetteville, AR)

The French Laundry (Yountville, CA)

The French Laundry Cookbook

Ben Rector

George Fox University | Christian College in Oregon

Burger Up (Nashville, TN)

Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

Josephine (Nashville, TN)

Chef’s Knife

Wooden Cutting Board

Dutch Oven

8in. Stainless Steel Pan

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Against All Grain)

5-Blade Spiralizer

Martin’s BBQ (Nashville, TN)

Seasonal Food Guide

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Pea Agnolotti

The Catbird Seat (Nashville, TN)

City House (Nashville, TN)

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Farmstead (Long Meadow Ranch’s Instagram!)

Temper Grille (Granger, IN)

Aspens Signature Steak Restaurant (Marietta, GA)

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We need to talk about Friday Night Lights

on May 6, 2015 in Uncategorized with 29 comments by

Friday Night Lights

It was a cold cold day in February when the roommate and I decided that if we were gonna be snowed in, we were starting a show on Netflix that would could binge and binge hard.

People have told me for years that they thought I’d love Friday Night Lights since I’m a sports lovin’ gal and I think teenagers are cool and since dramatic family television is my favorite (think Parenthood or Gilmore Girls or 7th Heaven or The Waltons or anything on Hallmark). I actually don’t know why I hadn’t ever started the show, but I didn’t.

Until that fateful day in February.

And now, Roomie and I are 1/3 of the way through Season 4 (there are 5 seasons total) and we are equal parts rushing through because we want to see every episode and taking it slow because we never want it to end.


And Coach Taylor. Gracious. I like that guy. I have some issues with his daughter Julie’s behavior, but I like her. And I just love that Tami.

(Random sidenote. Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) is now on a television show called Nashville that is based, wait for it, in Nashville. So she and many of the cast live here in town. In fact, Connie and I live less than a mile apart and cross paths often. Not a big deal to me in 2014- fun to see her and her perfect hair around town, but eh, no biggie. But NOW? NOW SHE IS TAMI TAYLOR AND I CANNOT BE COOL AROUND HER. So I avoid her in public. End of sidenote.)

Speaking of Tami Taylor, she has GOT to quit listening to the local radio station every morning on her drive to school. I’m like, “Come on, Dillion, Texas! Surely you have at least ONE OTHER radio station!” because how horrible would it be to hear people calling in about you and your husband and y’all’s job performance. Woof. No thanks.

Smash Williams. Love him.

East Dillon. Hard switch from blue to red, but I think I can get behind it. Go Lions.

Lyla Garrity. The child needs counseling so bad it isn’t even funny. But I wish her the best of luck at Vandy! And her dad. Y’all. Somebody put Buddy Garrity in counseling immediately. The man has got ISSUES FOR DAYS.

Jason Street. His storyline lasted waaaaaay longer than it needed to. Bless him.

TIM RIGGINS. Texas forever, Tim.

Matt Saracen. Sigh. What a nice kid. I love him to pieces.

Landry Clarke. Well my word, son, you’ve become one of my favorite characters on the show. I didn’t see that coming in episode 1, but I’m glad for it.

JD McCoy. I don’t have space for you in my life.

Tyra. God bless her. I hope she’s a successful adult.

Friday Night Lights. Please last forever and ever amen.

These are my thoughts.

Without it being a spoiler party down in the comments (please please please don’t spoil the ending for me), tell me how you feel about Friday Night Lights! Have you watched it? Do you LOVE it? Sad it’s over? Ready to start it for the first time? 


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Valentine’s Day Mashup

on February 14, 2015 in Uncategorized with 3 comments by

I mean. You guys. This is incredible. It’s on repeat right now in my house because JUST LISTEN TO IT.

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends. xoxo

Get your surf on.

on August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized with 3 comments by

It’s a cloudy and weirdly temperatured Tuesday in Nashville. You know, that “it looks like winter but feels like thick summer” thing. So, the worst.

Luckily for me, my job does not involve the outdoors at all! I sit at my dining room table for approximately six hours a day! (Those exclamation points are obviously sarcastic because sitting for six hours a day isn’t good for your body or your soul.)

The benefit of my indoor-ness is that I can tell you lots of awesome things that are happening on the internet!

Some things…

–> MY NEW WEBSITE! I know, it’s been up for about six weeks, but I’m finally getting around to telling you about it. There’s lots of info and clicky places and I’ve tried to fix all the tiny broken corners and empty spaces, but just like with any new house, there is bound to be some issues here and there. So feel free to let me know if you find something out of place.

–> I haven’t read my friend Matthew Turner’s book Our Great Big American God, but I have and I plan on it and it releases today so you should plan on it too.

–> I had a BLAST being on Jamie Ivey’s Happy Hour Podcast last week. Take a listen!

–> Today at noon central I’ll be on the Finding Balance Webcast. The password is lf032. Grab your lunch and let’s eat and chat and such.

–> Have you finished reading Let’s All Be Brave? It would be super rad if you could take a minute and leave an honest review at Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble. For people who have never read the book or heard of me, it helps a ton for them to see what actual readers say about the book.

–> You know I’m a major soccer fan. As in, there are still moments that I grieve the end of the World Cup (though my career is glad it is over because I found A LOT of reasons to “work” in front of the TV during the month of June). So I decided that I will become an EPL fan this year. (That’s English Premier League, just in case.) Anyways, some friends have invited me to become a Liverpool fan. My friend Lois lives there, so it feels right. Anyways, here’s the question- do y’all know anything about Liverpool? Help me learn.

Hope you have a great Tuesday. Thanks for your kind words about yesterday’s post. Glad we aren’t in this thing alone.

Get a sneak peek of Annie’s latest book! Click the link to download two free chapters of Let’s All Be Brave.