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That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 42: Sadie Robertson

on June 15, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

This gal. She is just the dearest. She is everything you expect a 20 year old to be, but also SO MUCH MORE. I’ve been getting to know her for the last year over text, but this podcast was our first time sitting down in the same room. And what a treat. I hope you’ll enjoy it and be just as impressed as I am with Sadie! (And you’re just going to love her. What a joy explosion she is.

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

Here are the links to the stuff we talked about on the podcast!

(Thanks for doing all this, Haile! You’re amazing.)

– Sadie Robertson

Duck Dynasty

Alex Seeley

Live Original

Live Original (book)

Rebekah Lyons

Lipscomb

Winter Jam

Passion City

Plankton

Woman Bleeding and Touching Jesus story

Priscilla Shirer

Church of the City

Chris McClarney

Dancing with the Stars

Franklin Juice

Frothy Monkey

That Sounds Fun Weekend

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Podcast page!

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Isn’t She Fun!

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

Oh y’all.

The That Sounds Fun Weekend 2017 is about six weeks away and I am CRAZY EXCITED. Don’t you know that I cannot think of anything more fun than inviting my friends to come spend a weekend with me in Nashville! I am so pumped about it. Last year was AMAZING and this year is shaping up pretty legit too.

Our special guests are lined up (you can see them here… almost all of them at least… still one more announcement to come!), the swag bag is coming together beautifully, and all the VIP tickets are sold out. (But don’t panic, there are still a handful of regular tickets available!)

And this week we get to do one of my VERY FAVORITE THINGS- give away some tickets to some deserving and fun women!

Somebody come to mind? Is there a friend or a family member that you KNOW wants to come to the weekend but doesn’t have a ticket yet? Enter them into the contest!

The contest totally runs over on INSTAGRAM, so make sure you post there.

Here’s all you have to do!
1. Post a pic on Instagram of a woman in your life that deserves a free ticket to the weekend!
2. Tell us what makes her SO FUN and why she should get a ticket!
3. Make sure you tag me @anniefdowns
4. Include the hashtag #tsfweekend2017 (we already have some amazing entries!)

You have until midnight Friday (6/16) and we’ll read all the stories over the weekend and then pick FIVE fun women to join us July 28-30!!

EEEK! So grab a pic of your friend you KNOW wants to be here for #tsfweekend2017, post it on insta, and tell us all about her!

…..
A few details:
• the ticket is free, travel and lodging aren’t included
• make sure your Instagram is public or we won’t be able to see!
• you have one week to convince us YOUR pal should be our gal.
• follow all the rules!
• this contest is on Instagram only, so you gotta post here!
…..
Good luck and can’t wait to see which of y’all will be joining us in July!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
#tsfweekend2017

That Sounds Fun Episode 39: SheReadsTruth + Romans

on May 25, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 1 comment by


Y’all know I love bringing those SheReadsTruth gals onto the show whenever a new big study is releasing! I’ll be honest with you, I was skeptical about spending 6 weeks in Romans, but these people convinced me. So I’m in. Listen to our conversation and then I bet you’ll want to join me.

And this episode is extra double fun because:

a) they brought Russ Ramsey with them too!

b) they are offering a SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE just for you guys!!

For starters, today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday), all shipping on the site is freeeeee. So that’s a bueno bonus.

But. Just for us…..

Use the code ANNIE10 and get 10% off anything you order from the SheReadsTruth shop! They have family packs for the new Romans study, and lots of past studies that you could stock up for the fall or get as gifts, like the adorable SHE shirt.

So that’s cool. And I think you’re going to love what Russ and Amanda and Raechel have to say about the book of Romans, the author Paul, and Italian cheese. 🙂

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


Here are the links to the things we talked about in the episode!

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Souvenir

– She Reads Truth

Amanda Bible Williams

Raechel Myers

Russ Ramsey

He Reads Truth

Kids Read Truth

Beth Moore

Entrusted

Parmesan Cheese Wheels

Scott Sauls

Christ Presbyterian Church

Nate Shurden

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

New Kids on the Block

Boyz II Men

Paula Abdul

She Reads Truth Store

That Sounds Fun Weekend

Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

Parnassus Books

Chris Stapleton

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That Sounds Fun Episode 38: Andrea Lucado

on May 18, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Dre and I have been great friends for what feels like a million years… probably closer to 7 or 8. As you will hear in this conversation, she and I jump right in and talk about all the things- funny and serious and important and absolutely not important. 🙂

If you have a single woman in your life, this may be a good episode to share with her. Because at one point, Dre and I definitely forgot we were recording and just went for it. So. Enjoy that. 🙂

Her new book English Lessons is absolutely one of my favorite reads of 2017. I’m gifting it to A LOT of friends this year and I bet you will too once you read it!

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

Here’s a list of all the stuff we talked about in this episode!

Steven Curtis Chapman

Danielle Walker

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Souvenir

The Ryman Auditorium

– Andrea Lucado

Max Lucado

English Lessons

Fixer Upper

Air B&B Link!  (I knew you could find it, Haile!!)

Letting the land lie fallow

Oxford University

Oxford Brookes University

University of Edinburgh

Lady Antebellum

Jon Acuff

Looking for Lovely

Rebekah Lyons

That Sounds Fun Weekend

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That Sounds Fun Episode 37: Steven Curtis Chapman

on May 11, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with no comments by

Y’all. This one. Such a special day. I’ve been a fan of Steven Curtis Chapman for YEARS- truly years. So to get to sit down with him for the podcast was incredibly special. His new book, Between Heaven and the Real World, is an amazing read about an equally amazing career, with many honest spots of vulnerability and pain.

Hope you enjoy this episode (sorry I cried) and grab a copy of his book for yourself!

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

– Steven Curtis Chapman

Between Heaven and the Real World

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Opryland USA

Grand Ole Opry

Tennessee Titans

Nashville Predators

Sparrow Records

Word Records

Colony House

Kings of Leon

The Mountain

– Choosing to SEE

Looking for Lovely

The Ryman

Sam’s Place

Tom Ryman

Union Gospel Tabernacle

Nashville Now Show

Faith Hill

Rascal Flatts

Love and Theft

Hillary Scott

Matthew West

Holly Williams

Craig Morgan

Ray Stevens

Ronnie Milsap

NEEDTOBREATHE

When You are a Soldier

Scott Sauls

Heaven in the Real World

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That Sounds Fun Episode 35: Book Writing

on April 27, 2017 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 1 comment by

We got so many emails from friends who want to write a book or think about writing a book and just don’t know how to start. Guess what? I DIDN’T EITHER. But now I do…. well, sorta. I know enough to try to help some of you writer friends not make the mistakes I did at the start.

While this is only one author’s opinion, I sure hope it is helpful to you!

To hear this conversation between myself and our favorite Eliza, you can either subscribe and listen on iTunes, or feel free to listen on the player below!

Here are the links to the things we talked about in the episode!

Ellie Holcomb

Red Sea Road

Slack

Barnabas Piper

B&H Publishing Group

Wild and Free

Seth Godin

Zondervan

Rewrite

She Speaks

Yale

Harvard

Shauna Niequist

Cold Tangerines

Tribes (by Seth Godin)

Pokemon Coloring Page

Atlanta Braves

Dansby Swanson

Gary Thomas

Ellie Goulding- Army

Matt Wertz

Andrew Peterson

Coke Icees

That Sounds Fun Weekend Tickets

Dave Barnes

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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. 🙂 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 41 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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