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The Happy Hour #184: Marshawn Evans Daniels

My guest for The Happy Hour # 184 is Marshawn Evans Daniels. A former sports attorney, Miss America finalist, and competitor on The Apprentice, she left a high-powered law firm and turned her passion for people into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Marshawn is a reinvention strategist and life coach mentoring women to live bolder in the areas of faith and business and turn ideas into income and faith into action. On today’s show, Marshawn shares the story of how living out faith in her...


The Happy Hour # 183: Andi Andrew

My guest for The Happy Hour # 183 is Andi Andrew. Andi is the author of She Is Free, and cofounder and copastor with her husband, Paul, of Liberty Church. In 2015 she launched the She Is Free Conference in order to equip and activate women to walk in freedom, spirit, soul, and body, and see others set free in their sphere of influence. A frequent speaker all over the world, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Paul, and their four children. You guys, I am so excited to share with you my...


The Happy Hour #182: Emily Thomas

My guest for The Happy Hour # 182 is Emily Thomas. Emily is the host of the Mom Struggling Well podcast where she employs humor and candor to share the encouragement from God’s word and her personal motherhood misadventures in an effort to build up worn-down moms everywhere. On today’s show, Emily and I start off talking about parenting challenges and Emily shares her story of infertility that led her to adoption. I appreciated Emily’s honesty so much as she tells us about the difficulties...


The Happy Hour #181: Jennifer Allwood

My guest for The Happy Hour # 181 is Jennifer Allwood. Jennifer is a wife, a mother and a creative turned business coach. She is “Facebook famous” according to her teenage boys with over 300K followers on that platform and she teaches women how to create a beautiful home and build a creative business. If you have been feeling God nudge you to do something new but you’ve felt afraid or uncertain, then this show is for you. No matter what stage of life you’re in, I know you’re going to be...


The Happy Hour #180: Sonja Overhiser

My guest for The Happy Hour # 180 is Sonja Overhiser. Sonja is an author, recipe developer, podcast host, and healthy and sustainable food advocate. She and her husband Alex have created the A Couple Cooks website and the A Couple Cooks podcast that together provide recipes, conversation, and inspiration for healthy and sustainable eating. Sonja and I start off talking about how she discovered her passion for cooking through trying out recipes from cookbooks with her husband. We talk about...


The Happy Hour # 179: Candace Payne

My guest for The Happy Hour # 179 is Candace Payne. On the show today, you’ll get to know the woman behind the Chewbacca Mask whose video became a viral sensation and the most-viewed Facebook Live video to date. Candace is a speaker and author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy, and the small-group curriculum, Defiant Joy: What Happens When You’re Full Of It. Candace and I start the show discussing all things movies by playing “Skip It or Ticket” and you’ll learn...


The Happy Hour #178: If You Only Knew

We’re switching things up a little bit today on The Happy Hour. My husband and best friend, Aaron, is guest hosting and interviewing ME. My very first book, If You Only Knew, released yesterday and I am feeling every possible emotion about the whole thing. On today’s show, we talk about the book writing process and my heart behind the message of the book. Aaron also asks me about the most vulnerable chapter in the book, where I share a recent struggle. I’ll be the first and last to say...


The Happy Hour #177: Kat Harris

Kat Harris joins me today for The Happy Hour #177. Kat is a Brooklyn-based photographer, educator, and Co-Founder of the online magazine The Refined Woman. Her mission is to empower women to embrace their beauty, identity, and value through the art of story telling. As you’ll hear in our conversation today, Kat believes life happens in the in-between, and that there is no such thing as having ‘arrived’. We talk about the idea of sustainable transformation and how she believes every...


The Happy Hour #176: Candace Cameron Bure

My guest for The Happy Hour #176 is Candace Cameron Bure. Candace is an actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author, and loved by millions worldwide from her role as D.J. Tanner on the iconic family sitcoms Full House and Fuller House, Hallmark Channel movies, former co-host of The View, inspirational speaker and Dancing with the Stars Season 18 finalist. Candace is both outspoken and passionate about her family and faith. Guys, if you thought you loved Candace before, you are...


The Happy Hour #174: Mica May

My guest for The Happy Hour #174 is Mica May. Mica is the Founder and CEO of lifestyle brand, May Designs. She believes every day life should be lovely, and is on a mission to make all of life’s normal activities just a little bit more magical – from paper goods to her new apparel line. Her notebooks just launched in Target stores nationwide, were named one of Oprah’s favorite things and have been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America. Mica lives in Austin with her best...


The Happy Hour #173: The Happy Hour Team

My girl Amanda Brown joins me today for The Happy Hour #173 – our last show of the year. Together, we cover the highlights of 2017 in our personal lives and the show. You’ll hear about our favorite shows from the year – the ones that made us laugh, the ones that inspired us and who we got star struck about. At the end of our conversation, we talk about what’s coming up for 2018. And you are not going to want to miss that because you’ll hear the dates for our next live events! As we’re...


The Happy Hour #172: Polly Conner & Rachel Tiemeyer

My guests for The Happy Hour #172 are Polly Conner and Rachel Tiemeyer from Thriving Home blog, where they write about parenting, recipes, and most importantly freezer cooking. They’ve just released their first cookbook, From Freezer to Table. After listening to our conversation, I just know you’re going to be so inspired to go grab a copy and take a good swing at this freezer cooking movement. I was so intrigued with these ladies for a few reasons. First, they are women just like you and...


The Happy Hour #171: Jena Holliday

Jena Holliday is my guest for The Happy Hour #171. Jena is a full-time artist, wife and work-at-home mother who loves Jesus and storytelling. She has a heart for encouraging women and mothers to go after their God-given dreams in whatever season they are in. On today’s show, Jena and I spend a little time reminiscing on mix tapes, nokia phones and AOL dial up. Jena shares about growing up in the church and walking away until God called her to Himself intimately and individually


The Happy Hour #170: Tricia Goyer

My guest for The Happy Hour #170 is Tricia Goyer. Tricia is a USA Today best-selling author of 70 books, a wife, mom of 10, and host of her podcast Walk It Out. Tricia lives near Little Rock, Arkansas where she leads a teen mom support group. Tricia and I cover just about everything today. We talk about abortion, teen pregnancy, how she had a 2-week-old baby on her first date with her husband (!!!!), adoption, mothering 10 kids, writing an unbelievable amount of books, feeding 11 people...


The Happy Hour #169: Kat Lee

My guest for The Happy Hour #169 is my friend, Kat Lee. Kat is passionate about teaching others how to jump-start each day with a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine. She and her husband, Jimmy, live in Waco, Texas, with their three children. She is a writer, speaker, podcaster and founder of HelloMornings.org. On today’s show, Kat and I talk about podcasting, our new favorite shows and how she has earned the title of being my Podcast Mom. Kat shares about her new book, Hello Mornings


The Happy Hour #168: Abbie Kampman

My guest for The Happy Hour #168 is Abbie Kampman. Abbie is a Midwestern “city” girl and mother of four boys just outside Des Moines, Iowa. She’s a bookworm, a coffee snob, a mountain-lover, and a passionate pursuer of deep relationships built over shared stories. Abbie joins me today to share her story of losing her mom and stepsisters in a tragic drunk driving accident. The accident happened when she was 13 years old, and she is finally feeling freedom to share her story


2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Sage Harvest Gourmet Jerky Sage Harvest Gourmet Jerky started as the dream of one military family who, after four adoptions of their own, wanted to support other adoptive families and provide resources for the precious 132 million orphans left behind. Their priority is to provide the highest-quality product to their cherished customers and that is why all Sage Harvest jerky is made from the finest and freshest ingredients and is MSG and nitrite-free. But their passion is to claim hope for...


The Happy Hour #166: Kathie Lee Gifford & Aaron Ivey

Today’s show is a special edition of The Happy Hour with two very special guests – Kathie Lee Gifford and my main man, Aaron Ivey. If you’ve been listening to the show for any length of time, you know Kathie Lee has been one of my bucket lists guests for a while now. I am just completely overjoyed to finally have her on the show today. And after our conversation, my husband and best friend, Aaron, joins me to chat about his book, Steal Away Home. In my conversation with Kathie Lee, we talk...


The Happy Hour #165: Bri McKoy

My guest for The Happy Hour #165 is my friend, Bri McKoy. Bri serves as the visionary and leader for Compassion International’s blogger program. She writes regularly at OurSavoryLife.com, a food blog with recipes and stories from around her table, and is a regular contributor to the award-winning Compassion blog and GraceTable.org, a community blog about food and faith. Bri and her husband Jeremy live in Hermosa Beach, California. On today’s show, we talk all about gathering people around...


The Happy Hour #164: Lisa Lloyd

My guest for The Happy Hour #164 is Lisa Lloyd. Lisa is a charismatic actress, speaker and writer, dedicated to helping women break free of the lies that convince us we don’t have a purpose, when in fact God has created us to herald His fame. She is the author of the new book, Chasing Famous. On today’s show, we cover it all. We talk about our deep rooted desires for fame, and how God created us that way – not for our own fame, but for the name of Jesus


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