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The Happy Hour Podcast is hosted by Jamie Ivey. Each week she brings a captivating woman to be show. During the happy hour they discuss the little things, the big things, and everything in between. It's just as if you were around the table with your own girlfriends. Their conversations include issues of faith, parenting, marriage, failures and successes in life, as well as anything else you could imagine! Jamie loves to connect with women and encourage them as they journey through life. These conversations will make you laugh and cry all in one hour. The Happy Hour will be something you look forward to each week. You will be encouraged as you listen to other women talk about the simplest things in life to the grandest. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the conversation!
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My guest for The Happy Hour # 249 is Allie Casazza. Allie is the host of The Purpose Show podcast, course creator & world-renowned mom inspirer. Allie spends her days working from home with her husband, Brian, playing Super Nintendo with their four kids, and reading loads of books. She's been featured for her realistic philosophy of minimalism on popular media like Good Morning America, ABC News, and The Jenny McCarthy Show. Allie and I start off the show talking about decluttering! You are not only going to love hearing Allie's tips for simplifying dishes and laundry, but we also discuss how decluttering your life physically can impact your life spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. You'll be so inspired hearing her own story of how decluttering didn't just make her house neater, but created more space and time for the things that truly matter. After hearing the stories she shared of the impact of delcluttering on her clients' marriages, careers, and joy in the everyday, I pretty much told Allie she must come hold my hand to do all these things! Allie then opens up about her struggle with post partum depression and how she worked through it. I am so thankful to Allie for sharing her story and her important message that we need to talk about post partum depression and how we can check in with the new mommas in our lives. Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Kendra Scott - use code HAPPYHOUR for 20% off (online and in-store) until 9.1.19 Molekule - use code JAMIE and get $75 off your first order Butcher Box - use code HAPPYHOUR for $20 off your first box and free bacon for the life of your subscription! Life is Good Ping Podcast GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
Happy Hour #248: Pam Tebow

Happy Hour #248: Pam Tebow

2019-06-0501:06:072

My guest for The Happy Hour # 248 is Pam Tebow. Pam encourages women to use the incredible influence God has given them to eternally impact their world. She has appeared on Good Morning America and has won national awards for her ministry work, including Commission for Women's Inspiring Woman of the Year in 2013, Extraordinary Woman of the Year in 2015, and the National Pro-Life Advocate of the Year in 2017. Pam and her husband, Bob, live in Florida; they have five grown children and eight grandchildren. On the show today, Pam shares amazing God stories from her life, and I know you'll be inspired, like I was, to know Scripture better because of Pam's infectious love of the Word. Pam starts off telling us about her family's time in the Phillipines and how they navigated fear through the power of Scripture. You are going to love, love, love the story of how a tune she made up for her kids using Psalm 56 has made a ripple effect in her family's next generation. Pam and I talk about how our children and people we interact with are looking at how we trust God in the situations we face. Pam then shares the story of how she and her family prayed for their fifth child, the doctor's advice to terminate the pregnancy, and how the decision to continue the pregnancy altered the trajectory of so many areas in her life. In the last part of the show, we talk about spheres of influence, and Pam encourages all of us that God will provide what you need to make an impact where He's called you. Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Unum - Check out their parental leave guide Rothy's  Third Love  - Get 15% off your first order GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
Happy Hour #247: Alia Joy

Happy Hour #247: Alia Joy

2019-05-2901:07:175

My guest for The Happy Hour # 247 is Alia Joy. Alia is an author and speaker who believes the darkness is illuminated when we grasp each other's hand and walk into the night together. Alia writes poignantly about her life with bipolar disorder as well as grief, faith, marriage, poverty, race, embodiment, and keeping fluent in the language of hope. She lives in Oregon with her husband, her mother, her three kids, a dog, a bunny, and a bunch of chickens. In Alia's book, Glorious Weakness, she puts forth the question, "What if weakness was a spiritual gift?" and you guys, I am so thankful to Alia for coming on the show. Her message is so important and brings great insight into mental illness. Alia shares her story that includes dark places such as abuse, leukemia at age 5, her brother's attempted suicide and her own struggle with suicidal ideation, and her diagnosis with bipolar disorder at age 30. Alia tells us how God made Himself known to her during thoughts of suicide and how He brings hope amidst the struggles she still deals with today. We also talk about when the church treats mental illness as sin and how it can push people to feel as though they must keep it private and alone. I appreciated hearing Alia speak about specific ways we can ask how to best walk alongside those living with mental illness, and that we need to start with having compassion built into mental illness like we have compassion for other illnesses. We also discuss what it's been like parenting her children, and that God loves us in our weakness, meets us in our brokenness, and how that's taught her and her children that "no one is going to meet them the way God can."  Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Nations Photo Lab - use code HAPPYHOUR for 15% off your order Bolster Sleep Company - use code HAPPYHOUR for 10% off Stamps.com - Click on the microphone at the top and enter code HAPPYHOUR to get a 4 week free trial plus free postage, and a digital scale. GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
My guest for The Happy Hour # 246 is Jordan Lee Dooley. Jordan is an author, podcaster, and lifestyle entrepreneur whose mission is to equip women with the tools they need to show up for what they’re made to do. Jordan's first book, Own Your Everyday, released last week and is a great encouragement for women to find purpose in their everyday, right where they are. Jordan is happily married to her college sweetheart, Matt, and they are now business partners who work side by side from their farmhouse in the Indiana countryside — and raise chickens in their free time. Jordan and I start off the show talking about being coachable and that no matter what your age, we always have something to learn. Jordan tells the story of how winning her third grade handwriting contest provided the inspiration for her hand-lettering business in college. It was this side hustle that led to many late nights packaging up her products with her sorority sisters talking about the big and small things in life. Jordan shares that these conversations helped her realize the opportunity to connect her passion for ministry and business. No matter how small what you're doing may feel like, God can use your voice and skills for great things. Jordan describes how we can change our perspective on failure, prepare strategically, and "take a leap with faith". We also dive into those uncomfortable feelings such as jealousy and insecurity. But, you guys Jordan is about action. She tells us how we can equip ourselves with the tools we need to fight it by identifying and owning the root cause of these feelings. Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Movement Watches Zip Recruiter - Try for free! Thred Up - get 30% off your first order GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
My guest for The Happy Hour # 245 is Jasmine Star. Jasmine is a photographer and business strategist who dropped out of law school to pursue her dreams. Jasmine built an internationally recognized and award-winning photography business, and also founded Social Curator. Through Social Curator, Jasmine empowers entrepreneurs to build a brand, market it on social media, and create a life they love. Some days you'll find her featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and INC magazine, but her favorite days are spent with her dog and her high-school sweetheart, eating tacos. Jasmine and I start off the show talking about her family which of course includes some stories of her twin sister Bianca Oltoff. I was cracking up hearing the story of how they said they'd never go to the same college and the crazy way they ended up as roommates! Jasmine then opens up about her journey with depression and the importance of getting help and support. May is Mental Health Month and I am so thankful to Jasmine for sharing honestly about what it's been like for her, and her encouragement that it is okay and necessary to talk about it. Jasmine also describes how the shift from asking "Why is this happening tome" to thinking "this is happening forme" was a game changer especially in her darkest times. In the last part of the show we talk about social media, and I loved, loved, loved her analogy of treating social media like we treat fire - we have to be intentional, aware, and careful of how we interact with it. Jasmine also gives an update about her journey to adoption including the ups and downs, the long wait, and how the bumps in the road have taught her so much. Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Bolster Sleep - use code HAPPYHOUR for 10% off Third Love  - get 15% off your first order! LOLA - get 40% off with code: HAPPYHOUR40 GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
On today's show, Episode #244, I'm celebrating the 5th birthday of The Happy Hour! My guests for this special show are two of my team members: Amanda Brown and Lyndsey Sweeney. My team and I thought what better way to celebrate five years of The Happy Hour than to answer questions from you! You guys sent in some really great ones, and we tried to cover it all. On the show today you'll hear us chat about The Happy Hour team and what everyone does, and get some behind the scenes details on what it looks like to get one of these shows into your earbuds each week. I answer questions on how we choose guests, why I decided to start recording only in-person, and how I prepare for shows. Be sure to check out all the links for this week's show because we also talk about favorite podcasts, what we're loving, and of course our favorite episodes of The Happy Hour.  Friends, when I started this show five years ago I couldn't imagine where it would take me and I want to express my sincere thank you for listening each week, and allowing me the opportunity to share the stories of so many incredible women. I am truly honored to do this job, and my hope is that each show will inspire, encourage, and point you to Jesus.  Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors hope*writers - Take the free 30 second writing journey quiz! Rothy's Flamingo - Get a $22 shave set for $16 with free shipping! GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
My guest for The Happy Hour # 243 is Kate Merrick. Kate is an author, speaker, mom of three, and the cofounder of the Reality family of churches with her husband Britt. She also specializes in making up dances to The Greatest Showman soundtrack, riding a surfboard, horse, or roller skates, and adding more butter to pretty much everything. She lives in Carpinteria, California with her family, five chickens, two goats, and two miniature donkeys. I'm so happy to welcome Kate back to the show this week. If you missed her the first time she was on The Happy Hour, you definitely need to take a listen. On that show, Kate and I talked through what it was like losing her daughter Daisy in 2013. On today's show, we dive into what she learned about being fully present while in Israel for treatments for Daisy. Kate shares why she and her family are not on social media, and why they left their smart phones in America when they traveled to Israel. Kate brings up such good questions to consider when she encourages us to look at life as a collection of moments instead of focusing only on the "big" things. When we think of life as a collection of moments, then how should we spend our time? I loved talking with Kate about the importance of reflecting on how we spend our time and honestly asking ourselves if it drains us or lifts us up. I am such a big fan of Kate's and I know you will be encouraged by our conversation today.  Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors  Nations Photo Lab - Get 10 Free 5x7 prints using the Nations Photo Lab App Molekule - Use code JAMIE for $75 off Away luggage  - Use code HAPPYHOUR for $20 off a suitcase GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
Happy Hour #242: Lincee Ray

Happy Hour #242: Lincee Ray

2019-04-2401:04:19

My guest for The Happy Hour # 242 is Lincee Ray. Lincee is an author, speaker, and accidental blogger from Texas who now writes for Entertainment Weekly and the Associated Press. She can be found at her popular website iHateGreenBeans.com, where she makes it clear that she believes it's important to tell your story -- even if it makes you seem a little crazy. Lincee and I start off the show chatting about how she started writing recaps of The Bachelor. What she thought was just an email to a few friends quickly grew to a list of 1,000 people! Lincee explains how those emails landed her a job writing for Entertainment Weekly and the Associated Press - I mean, can we say coolest jobs ever? Lincee shares that she started writing the show recaps as she was going through the hardest time in her life, and I loved hearing her speak about how God used this crazy tv show in her story. It is such an encouragement of how God can use all things for His purpose.  Lincee and I also talk about dealing with that feeling of "something's missing". In the last part of the show, we get to hear about the Bible study Lincee leads, her newest book It's A Love Story, and the little ways she finds to point people to Jesus. I had so much fun with Lincee today and I know you're going to enjoy this show! Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Bona Premium Spray Mop Third Love - get 15% off your first purchase Zip Recruiter - Try for Free!  GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
My guest for The Happy Hour # 241 is Jada Edwards. Jada is a Bible teacher and discipler. She has committed her life to equipping women of all ages, at all stages, with practical, biblical truth to help them live authentic and transparent lives. Jada currently serves as the Creative Services Director and the Women's Director for One Community Church, where her husband Conway serves as the Lead Pastor. Jada and I start off the show talking about what reconciliation looks like when things are messy. We also dig into something we all need to examine in our hearts - are we maximizing someone else's sin and minimizing our own? I loved hearing Jada's story of how she asked God simply "show me how do I do this", and the changes she saw happen in her life. We then dive into discussing how we "set up people for failure, when we're waiting for them to be something they're not". Lastly, we talk about what it looks like to truly live the Gospel and have it influence everything you do. As Jada stated so well, "your job doesn't have to be in ministry, but ministry needs to be in every job."  Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Bona Premium Spray Mop Zip Recruiter - Try for free! Thomas' English Muffins - Try the Tex Mex English Muffin GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
  My guest for The Happy Hour # 240 is Nicole Unice. Nicole is a Bible teacher, author, and passionate communicator who delights in bringing God’s Word to life in a personal and relevant way. Her training as a counselor informs her work, as she emphasizes the importance of facing our own reality and embracing the transforming power of God’s grace. Nicole serves as a pastor on staff at Hope Church. Nicole and I start off the show chatting about kids starting to drive and I just loved Nicole's idea of how to use the family car. We then dive into talking about the struggles with contentment. She describes how we are so often trying to get to the next thing that we don't see what God has put in front of us today. I loved hearing her prayer to live each day as an adventure that God is partnering and leading us on. Nicole then speaks of how the past can impact our present reality, but it does not have to define it. She encourages us to stop saying "but, it's not a big deal", and instead confront the past to allow opportunity for healing and true freedom in Christ. Lastly, we chat about leadership, and no matter what your sphere of influence looks like, we can all be conduits for reconciliation for others. Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Podcast Survey  Bona Premium Spray Mop   Thomas' English Muffins - Tex-Mex English Muffin recipe (add Mayo like I do, if you want!) GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE
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Christa Brassart

Love this episode!!

May 31st
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Yvette Corona Hall

This episode was very insightful and encouraging to me. Thank you so much!

Mar 22nd
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Marylou Cate

link for the online strengths test please

Feb 24th
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Christa Brassart

Love, love, love this episode!! This one hits so close to home, as we are married almost 21 years and have been through more downs than ups, but by the grace of God, it is getting better every year.

Feb 23rd
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Heidi Hendrickson Brons-Aasen

Best episode ever. Lisa is such an overcomer!! God is SO FAITHFUL!! Brought me to tears.

Jan 2nd
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Marylou Cate

I have loved these chats. Jamie, you keep things moving and I love the book, tv and movie recommends. You rock!

Dec 27th
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Mika T

I love you both! Jamie Grace has been an inspiration to me. At 38y I'm single, never married, and her insight about singleness has been encouraging! Finally someone is saying the things I've been saying for so long!!! Great podcast ❤️

Oct 19th
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Abi Hiebert

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Sep 28th
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Lexie Rivera

just found this on recommended podcasts and I am so happy I did find this !

Sep 27th
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Alicia Allen

I look forward to Jamies interviews each week! I love that her podcast are so heartfelt.

Sep 22nd
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C T

I am a long-time listener of several like-minded, WONDERFUL, podcasts (Jamie, Jessica H., Jen H., and others) and as I landed on Jamie's episode with Rachel, I almost said, "Nope, not today," but not at all because of the content. I saw the summary first... six beautiful kids... married to her highschool sweetheart... and some days, it seems like I'm the only one in the trenches, single with two intense kids, screwing up daily but trying to do better every day. I feel like I'm the only one still trying to make it to the party. But I did listen, and I WAS BLESSED. God spoke to me through Rachel and her story. I've been focusing on what I perceive to be missing instead of what I've been blessed with. In addition, this episode actually came on while I am driving to ATX for my third session of EMDR. I was so encouraged by this episode for so many ways. Thank you for popping me back into socket, ladies!! Much love ❤️

Jul 19th
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Arianna Harris

I literally sobbed listening to this in the car. What strength! What hope! There is NOTHING we cannot endure with the Lord. Thank you, Tova for sharing your story.

Apr 24th
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Emily Asa

loved the one 💓

Feb 23rd
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Jeanette Escalera

no way

Oct 13th
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Jeanette Escalera

not for me

Oct 13th
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