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100th episode!!!!! I seriously cannot believe it. Two years ago, starting this show, I had no idea if anyone would ever listen to this thing. I had no idea what I was doing, but I had a dream and a passion to share stories. I have had 99 amazing guests with some really incredible stories and experiences that need to be heard. And that’s where YOU come in. You guys have been so faithful to listen every week, to give me good feedback, to suggest guests and make connections and to be my biggest cheerleaders. I am so unbelievably thankful for each of you. I know that sounds cliché, but I couldn’t be more genuine. I wish I could give each of you a hug and kiss on each cheek and tell you thank you. Really really. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening and for sharing the show with your friends.

To celebrate the 100th episode, I invited my favorite guest of all time back, my husband Aaron Ivey. But we did something a little different. For one, we had a few friends join us. We’ve never had a live audience, but it was so fun to have the peanut gallery chime in and give a few laughs. And secondly, on today’s show, I am in the hot seat. Over the past couple of weeks, y’all sent in questions for me – everything from how I stay so fit (ha!), how I balance family and ministry, what I am reading, to who my dream guests are. Aaron had a few surprises up his sleeve, which brought me to tears a few times. I hope you love this show as much as you have loved the previous 99. I am over the moon grateful.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Episode #44 Tasha Morrison

Episode #11 Amber-Rose Zimel

God’s Design for Sex by Stan & Brenna Jones + Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist + How Children Succeed by Paul Tough + Daring Greatly by Brené Brown + The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Mud Stories with Jacque Watkins: Episode 75 with Jamie Ivey

The Glorious in the Mundane with Christy Nockels: Episode 5 with Jamie Ivey

My friends that are doing amazing things: Buffalo Quilts, Common Folk Table Co., Honeycomb Baby Goods, BeautyCounter, Lularoe, Waterloo Style

Connect with Aaron

Twitter // Instagram

Sponsors:

International Justice Mission

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