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That Sounds Fun Episode 33: Barnabas Piper

on April 13, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Barnabas Piper.¬†Y’all are gonna love this guy. Smart. Funny. Loves Jesus. Doesn’t mind bossing me around. ūüôā Our kind of people.

Barnabas writes a lot- three books so far plus countless articles and many tweets that you will certainly enjoy- and his new book,¬†The Curious Christian, is one of the best I’ve read this year. I totally loved having him on the podcast (you can see proof of our friendship and interview here on instagram) and I think you’ll enjoy our conversation and get hooked on his books and podcasts as well!

To hear our conversations, you can either subscribe and listen on iTunes, or feel free to listen on the player below!

– Barnabas Piper

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Russ Ramsey

–¬†The Curious Christian

Israel Collective

–¬†Elliot Chodoff

The Wailing Wall

Shabbat of a Lifetime

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Garden Tomb

Sevier Park

Burger Up

Edley’s BBQ

Frothy Monkey

Portland Brew

B&H Publishing

Lifeway

The Happy Rant

The 5 Leadership Questions Podcast

John Mark Comer

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When Lent hurts.

on March 29, 2017 in Nash-livin', Perfectly Unique with 39 comments by

It’s not a complicated story.

I gave up makeup for Lent.

And it’s terrible.

It’s about control. I knew it as soon as the idea was dropped into my heart the week leading up to Ash Wednesday, the start of the season. It’s about how I try to control everything, including what you think of me. And what you think of my face.

(You may have noticed it’s a bit of a theme me and God are working with right now – control – as explained in¬†my SheReadsTruth piece¬†for this Lent reading plan.)

And it’s terrible. This no makeup thing? It’s a daily struggle. It’s not like every person I see I get to explain, “by the way, I know what you’ve seen in pictures but I’m not wearing makeup right now but it’s really me hi will you still be my friend?”

Sigh.

It hurts. It’s bringing up all sorts of muck from the bottom of my emotional ocean that I never intended to be stirred up. Old insecurities. Fears. Worries. And it’s constant. That’s the thing that sucks the most. I never escape it. It never leaves my mind. In every place I go, in every face I make eye contact with, including my own in the mirror.

But it matters. The pain matters.¬†I sat with a friend the other day as we discussed some things that we want God to do in our lives. She said, “the good stuff is never cheap.”

It isn’t.¬†I’ve never found the best things in life to be free or easy or without struggle.

And that has been this. I know it in my guts, even if I don’t even know the good that will come of this yet. But good will come. That’s how this all works. That’s how it always works.

Today though? I’m mainly just ready for it to be over, if I’m being honest.

But I’m not quitting. I will finish this.

Last week, I saw that my friend Jeremy Cowart was offering portrait sessions here in town. I thought about it long and hard and decided that I wanted this experience documented. I want to remember the wrestling. I want to remember the things God has whispered to me in the secret place over these last few weeks and the layers that are slowly peeling away. I want to remember the Lent that I otherwise would work hard to forget.

So I did it. I went and had a portrait session with not one stitch of makeup on my face. Woof.

After Jeremy took my picture¬†for about 15 minutes, he invited me around to the monitor side to see some of the shots. I hated most of them. If you’ve ever done a photoshoot (professional hair and makeup or none of the above), you know that’s pretty true no matter what. But I winced a few more times than usual as Jeremy slid through the images he had captured. As only a big brother can do, Jeremy kept reassuring me that he was on my team and loved me and the pictures were beautiful.

Then we hit this one- this one picture of me looking away and trying to speak truth to my mind and taking a deep breath. And I kind of love it. I guess I had never noticed my freckles before. Or the three bright grey strands of hair that stand out because being Annie means life is causing some greys. Or the fake dimples that age has gifted to the corners of my mouth. Or the creases and the spots and the bump on my nose and all the things that are me, right there.

So I thought I would share it.

Because maybe sometimes we think Lent is easy for everyone else but us. Or we think that insecurities are only for the weak. Or we think that we are bad people for struggling.

But you’re not. I’m not. We’re not.

I could have never dreamed how hard this would be before Lent began. And I don’t know the new that is coming on Easter. But I can feel the buds pushing their way to the surface, through all the dirt. And I’m believing that something beautiful¬†will bloom from these painfully sown seeds.

. . . . .

(Small Lent caveat: I am wearing makeup when I teach at events. So if you’ve seen me on the road the last few weeks and I’ve been on a stage, yes. I’ve had on makeup.)

(Also. You can still book a portrait with Jeremy as well. So easy and so worth it.)

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Want to hear more about Lent? Subscribe to my podcast and check out the Lent episode with the girls from SheReadsTruth!

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That Sounds Fun Episode 30: Adam Weber

on March 23, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Adam Weber is going to become one of those dudes you wish you could grab coffee with on a regular basis. You know why? Because he’s just an easy guy to like. He’s friendly, honest, and a great listener. He also loves God a lot and cares deeply that the people around Him know God for who He really is. The same with prayer- Adam really cares that we see prayer for the true thing that it is, a way to connect with God in a way that changes us and our situations.

Hope you love this episode. And be sure to share it with a friend who you know could use the encouragement to connect with God today. To hear our conversations, you can either subscribe and listen on iTunes, or feel free to listen on the player below!

Here are the links we talked about in the podcast!

–¬†Podcast page!

Embrace Church 

Sioux Falls

– Adam Weber

Talking with God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray

Hell on Wheels

Lewiston

Clarkston

– Embrace Church Campuses

Mike Foster

The Circle Maker

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

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That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 28: Russ Ramsey

on March 17, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 1 comment by

This podcast is going to be a bit of balm to your soul, friends. Russ Ramsey just has that way about him. He is a pastor to seekers, a category I¬†am always in, and you can sense it when you listen to him- he is concerned for the hearts that have questions. He also understands how to fry cheese which is a bit of a revolutionary process in my mind. His new book, Struck, is an invitation to walk his story, a lament, a story of suffering, and a story of love. It’s beautiful and I’m so glad I got talk with him about it.

Hope you love this episode!

You can either subscribe and listen on iTunes, or feel free to listen on the player below!

Here are the links we talked about in the podcast!

Ellie Holcomb

– Russ Ramsey

– Struck

Frozen cheese

Sonic Drive-In

Christ Presbyterian Church

Scott Sauls

Enneagram

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

He Reads Truth

She Reads Truth

Songs from Struck

Clean Water Cartwheels

Wendell Berry

Springer Mountain

Appalachian Trail

Podcast page

B.fab.fitness

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That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 29: Jennifer Dukes Lee + Craving Connection

on March 16, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 1 comment by

Y’all. I have been DYING to get Jennifer Dukes Lee on the podcast! She is funny and kind and lovely and LOVES TO TALK ABOUT HAPPINESS…. which, as you know, is a favorite topic of mine as well. Jennifer and I both got to contribute to (in)courage’s new book Craving Connection, so you better believe we spent some good time talking about that too.

Hope you enjoy this episode- and make sure to check out Jennifer’s books as well! She’s just the best.

You can either subscribe and listen on iTunes, or feel free to listen on the player below!

Here are the links we discussed in the podcast! ūüôā

– Jennifer Dukes Lee

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Love Idol

The Happiness Dare

Craving Connection 

Enneagram

Jennie Allen

Happiness Dare Happiness Quiz

The Bible Project

Delta

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That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 27: Ellie Holcomb

on March 2, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 1 comment by

You know this girl. Ellie Holcomb is one of my dearest friends and someone I love being around. You’ve heard her voice since the show began- she’s our background music for almost every episode- but this week marks a musical switcharoo to the song “Fighting Words” from the new album Red Sea Road.

We sat down a few days ago and just talked about all the things- seriously. We were eating doughnuts and chatting as if the microphones weren’t even there. So if you’ve ever wanted to eavesdrop on a conversation, this is your chance! ūüôā

You can either subscribe and download/listen on iTunes, or feel free to listen on the player below!

Here are all the links from this podcast! 

– Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Five Daughters Bakery

Shark Tank

Patagonia

Crampons

Yurt

Mont Blanc

Let’s All Be Brave

“Find You Here”

Lisa Harper

Ann Voskamp

Podcast Page

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That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 25: Rebekah Lyons

on February 16, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Rebekah Lyons’s¬†first book, Freefall To Fly, was a total gamechanger for me. As you’ll hear in this episode, that’s actually how we became friends- because I saw the cover on instagram and stalked the author! HA. And over the last few years she has become a dear friend and partner in crazy and I just love her and her family. Her new book You Are Free will quickly become a favorite for you!

You can either subscribe and download/listen on iTunes, or feel free to listen on the player below!

Here are the links we discussed in the podcast!

– Rebekah Lyons

Freefall to Fly

You are Free

IF: Gathering

Lisa-Jo Baker

Marche

Let’s All Be Brave

Nothing to Prove

She Reads Truth

– The Well

Broken and Free Tour

Ann Voskamp

Christy Nockels

Scott Sauls

Compassion

Mark Twain’s (Samuel Clemens’)¬†house

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mark Twain’s Lego house

Basketball Hall of Fame

Chris Tomlin

Gabe Lyons

Church of the City

You are Free Study

You are Free Video Study

Podcast page

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

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2016 Christmas Party Episode 1: Living With Landyn + Decorating For Christmas!

on November 23, 2016 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Landyn Hutchinson on That Sounds Fun Podcast

I decided to throw a Christmas party. And I want you to coooooome!

(And yes. I know today is the day before Thanksgiving. But sue me I am ready to talk Christmas.)

Here’s the thing. I LOVE DECEMBER. A bunch of us do. And the dream of my holiday would be to throw a Christmas party that all of y’all can attend. Sadly, my home would not even come close to holding us all (but I’d sure try).

So instead? I’m throwing a podcast party. Every Thursday in December, we’ve got a podcast episode coming your way, all Christmas themed, some fun surprises, and jingly background music from our pal Dave Barnes.

Obviously, in order to throw a party, you gotta decorate. So my friend Landyn Hutchinson, better known as Living With Landyn, popped into the studio and helped me sort out some of my decoration issues. Mainly, I tend the decorate every corner of my living room but ignore the rest of the place. BUT NO LONGER THANKS TO LANDYN!

So whether you are traveling today or just spending a few minutes alone on the treadmill before family life really kicks up, I hope you’ll let Landyn and I hang out with you and talk Christmas!!

(If you aren’t already subscribed to the podcast, today would be the day to do that so you don’t miss anymore of the Christmas party!)

. . . . .

– Landyn Hutchinson

–¬†Dave Barnes

A Very Merry Christmas by Dave Barnes

A December to Remember by Dave Barnes

Nicolle Galyon

Deanna Kay

Tennessee Titans

Steve Hutchinson

Landyn’s White Chicken Chili¬†(I said “turkey chili” in the podcast… how embarrassing. It’s chicken.)

Painted Fox

Publix

Landyn’s Thanksgiving Post

–¬†Cluse Watch

Living With Landyn Gift Guides

Smell Alarm Clock

Kid Mailbox

Speak Love Gift Guide

Perfectly Unique Gift Guide

Let’s All Be Brave Gift Guide

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That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 22: Scott Sauls

on November 2, 2016 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Scott Sauls on That Sounds Fun PodcastScott Sauls is one of my favorite pastors in Nashville. He is a valued and trusted voice in my life and in the lives of many of my friends here in town and across the nation. Our conversation today is very personal to me- not only do we discuss friendship and Scott’s new book Befriend, but we talk about the life of the church and how we should love and serve the local church. Can’t wait to hear you thoughts on this episode!

Here are the things we talked about on the podcast with Scott!! ūüôā

– Scott Sauls

–¬†Christ Presbyterian Church

–¬†Jesus Outside the Lines

–¬†Befriend: Creating Belonging in an Age of Judgement, Isolation, and Fear

–¬†Vanderbilt

–¬†Ben & Jerry’s

–¬†SATCo

–¬†TacoBell

–¬†Redeemer Presbyterian

–¬†Tim Keller

–¬†Columbia University

–¬†Darren Whitehead

–¬†Matt Smallbone

–¬†Ann Voskamp

–¬†Vine

–¬†Twitter

–¬†Instagram

–¬†Amazon

–¬†Mariah Carey

–¬†Jim Carrey

–¬†Tom Brady

–¬†Bianca Juarez Olthoff

–¬†Madeline L’Engle

–¬†St. Augustine

–¬†Enneagram

–¬†Ian Cron

–¬†Richard Rohr

–¬†Tar Heels

–¬†St. Louis Cardinals

–¬†Grant Jackson

–¬†Roland Garros

–¬†Johnnyswim

–¬†Ryman

–¬†Indigo Girls

–¬†Hillary Scott

–¬†Hunter Hayes

–¬†Willie Nelson

–¬†Andrew Peterson Behold the Lamb

–¬†Sam’s Place Steven Curtis Chapman

–¬†Chris Tomlin

–¬†Garth Brooks

–¬†Tricia Yearwood

–¬†“Walkaway Joe”

–¬†Big Fat Greek Wedding

–¬†Gilmore Girls

–¬†Eddie Kaufholz

–¬†Ellie Holcomb

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That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 21: Eddie Kaufholz

on October 20, 2016 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Y’all. I freakin’ love this guy. Eddie Kaufholz sealed a spot as a bridesmaid in my wedding after this hilarious podcast. No episode has had more laughs or listens or people begging for a¬†repeat performance. This guy is a real treat and I think y’all are going to love him. His new podcast, The New Activist, has quickly become one of my favorites. I think you’ll love it, too!

Here are the links to the things Eddie and I discussed in the podcast!

–¬†Eddie Kaufholz

–¬†The New Activist

–¬†Relevant Podcast

–¬†International Justice Mission

–¬†Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing

–¬†Happy hour with Jamie Ivey

–¬†Men in Blazers

–¬†Brandon Harvey

–¬†NPR show Neighbors

–¬†Cameron Strang

–¬†Belong Tour

–¬†Zumba

–¬†Promise Keepers

Birkenstock sandals

Lowe’s

Jesse Carey

Seinfeld

Crocs

Miranda Lambert

Larry King’s Twitter (KingsThings)

Dave Barnes (not the musician)

Dave Barnes (the musician)

Fancy (Reba)

Dixie Chicks (Cowboy Take me Away)

FOMO

Barna Group

Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch New Activist Podcast

Strong and Weak

Jeremy Courtney

Gary Haugen

Hannah Song

Liberty in North Korea

DC Talk Reunion

Dove Awards

Supernatural DC Talk

DC Talk Reunion Cruise

Ryman Auditorium

Coke ICEES

Slurpee

Burger King

Candida

Sierra Mist

Hot Pocket

Omaha Steaks

–¬†irk! (marble game)

Sarah Groves on New Activist

Ellie Holcomb

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