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Happy Hour #99: Kate Braun

By On July 27, 2016

My guest for Happy Hour #99 is Kate Braun. Kate is the author of She’s out to love others passionately and educate them gracefully about living with dwarfism. She and her husband… Read More

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Happy Half Hour #10: Emily P. Freeman

By On July 22, 2016

  My friend, Emily P. Freeman is back today for her second appearance on the Happy Hour. If you missed her the first time, make sure to catch up here. Emily  is… Read More

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The Cure for Despair by Katherine Wolf

By On July 22, 2016

“People often ask if I ever had a moment of true despair in the wake of my stroke. I think the answer is Yes AND No. If I truly despaired, I don’t… Read More


Happy Hour #98: Katherine Wolf

By On July 21, 2016

My guest for episode #98 is the amazing Katherine Wolf. At the age of 26, Katherine suffered a massive brainstem stroke while her 6-month old baby James slept in the other room. Against all odds, she… Read More

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Embracing God’s Love in the Valley by Alaina Mayes

By On July 21, 2016

The past five years have been a whirlwind of disappointment, sadness, and hurt with bits of joy sprinkled in. Enduring rounds of infertility that left me broken, adoptions that didn’t go through,… Read More

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“It’s Not Either Or” by Courtney Miller

By On July 19, 2016

Friends, Last week I was out of the country and it seemed as though all hell broke lose in America. I asked my friend Courtney to share her thoughts on this past week here… Read More

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Happy Hour #97: Melissa Russell

By On July 18, 2016

My guest for episode #97 is Melissa Russell, Senior Vice President of Global Advancement at IJM, a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. She drives the core… Read More

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Empowerment looks good on these women

By On July 15, 2016

Y’all I told you last week on The Happy Hour #96 with Jen Hatmaker and Rachel Hollis that I would be journeying around the world with them, and we all arrived home… Read More

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Happy Half Hour #9: Jamie B. Golden

By On July 14, 2016

  She’s bacccccccckkk! Y’all loved Jamie B. Golden the first time, and I am so excited to have her back for the ninth episode of the Happy Half Hour. If you missed… Read More

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Happy Hour #96: Jen Hatmaker & Rachel Hollis

By On July 6, 2016

Today my dear friends, Jen Hatmaker and Rachel Hollis joined me for a very special episode of the Happy Hour. Tomorrow, we are getting on a plane together to head to Ethiopia… Read More


Happy Hour #95: Amber Haines

By On July 1, 2016

My guest for episode #95 is Amber Haines, author of Wild in the Hollow. She is the mother to four sons and wife to guitar-playing author and attorney Seth Haines, who curated The Mother Letters for and… Read More

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Happy Hour Live tickets

By On June 30, 2016

Geez guys I can not even believe what just happened. We put up tickets for the Happy Hour Live and all 100 tickets went in 60 minutes. I have heard from some… Read More


Austin Staycation

By On June 27, 2016

You know what I love? Vacationing in my own city. We think Austin is one of the best cities in the entire world, and so why would we not choose to sometimes… Read More

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Happy Half Hour #8: Sophie Hudson

By On June 26, 2016

My friend Sophie Hudson is the guest for The Happy Half Hour #8. She joined me first on episode #54. Make sure to catch that here. If you’re not familiar with Sophie, scoot on over… Read More