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.
Thank you to our friends at Health, Hope & Inspiration Podcast for sponsoring this episode.
Angst & Grace album
Red & Green album
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.)
Ellie’s book Who Sang the First Song
Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
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.
Thank you to our friends at Third Love for sponsoring this episode.
She Reads Truth
Advent Book – use code: thatsoundsfun
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.
Eat What You Love book
Feeding Friendships Annie’s Episode
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.
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!
Thank you for our friends at Fuller Seminary for sponsoring today’s episode.
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!
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!
Thank you to our friends at Prep Dish for sponsoring this podcast.
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.
Thanks to our friends at Samaritan Ministries for sponsoring this episode!
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
The Daily Examen (podcast)
A New Liturgy (music)
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.