That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs (general)

Hayley Morgan is a force for truth and light and standing on your own two feet. I've loved being friends with her for years and as always happens, when you stick around someone's life long enough, you see them grow and change. She's watched that in my story, and I've watched it in hers. And her new book Preach To Yourself is an absolute testimony to the power of truth and will call you higher in who you are. (And she's awesome and fun and you will just adore her. Amen.)

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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Grant Skeldon is one of the best dudes you'll meet. He's passionate about his city and his generation and being healthy body, mind, and spirit. We jumped right, catching up on something I had noticed on instagram but hadn't been able to ask Grant about yet. And I think you'll like where the conversation goes.

Grab Grant's book The Passion Generation for yourself and some leaders in your life.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 133_Grant_Skeldon_Edit1.mp3
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Here's a great way to start your week, friends! Two great men on the podcast today.

We'll kick off with Tim Tebow, who most of you know as a football player, man of faith, author, commentator, and also baseball player! THIS GUY. His new book This is the Day just released and I loved chatting with him about it!

Also on the show today is Max Lucado, bestselling author and pastor from San Antonio, Texas. His new book Unshakable Hope is an excellent resource right now for many of us who are looking for God's promises.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 132_Tebow_Lucado_Edit1.mp3
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With mid-term elections just around the corner, I called our favorite political voice, Michael Wear, to come on the show and tell us what we do not know. He gives us some important questions to ask, some wisdom about this particular election cycle, and some great direction in prayer. 

His book Reclaiming Hope is a favorite of mine. I hope you'll grab it.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 131_Michael_Wear_Edit1.mp3
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Ryan O'Neal, who makes music under the name Sleeping At Last, is one of the most creative and inspiring people I know. As many of you know, he has been creating a series of songs around the enneagram types. Just last week, the seven song released (which is the enneagram type I am!) and so I asked Ryan to join us today to talk about all the songs, his creating process, and songwriting in general. 

Get ready to be inspired to make something. Anything. That's what Ryan does to us- makes us want to be better makers.

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Our new background song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 130_RyanONeal_Edit1.mp3
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I met Andi Andrew about a year ago at a conference and have been adoring her ever since. Not only does she run the She Is Free Conference in New York, she's a pastor at Liberty Church, and the author of the new book Fake or Follower. But also she's a super friend and a hilarious guest and you are gonna LOVE her.

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Our new song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 129_AndiAndrews_FINAL.mp3
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As a longtime Broadway fan, I cannot believe we get to hear from both Elphaba and Glinda from the touring cast of Wicked today. But they are more than just my favorite witches- these women have become dear friends to me.

In two weeks, both Mary Kate Morrissey and Ginna Claire Mason Moffett will be leaving the cast, so I visited them in San Antonio last week to see them share the stage one more time and we sat on the dressing room floor with a microphone between us. Tears, laughs, beautiful thoughts on God and art and friendship.

I love these girls so much. What a gift they are to me. I bet you'll feel the same about them after today's show.

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 128_Witches_Edit1.mp3
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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.

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Our new song is Precipice by Creekmore, written as a companion piece to Remember God

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 127_LukeNorsworthy_FINAL_.mp3
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If you've been around here a while, you know I'm a little obsessed with the idea of finishing this race of life really well. I want to ask everyone who is even one minute older than me to help me walk this path to the end. 

For many of us, Louie and Shelley Giglio have modeled that and taught us that for the last few decades. I'm so honored to have Shelley on the show today, giving us all sorts of wisdom and hope and heart. If you've been looking for a mentor, here's an hour with one of the best.

And if you, like me, have major thanks to send to Louie and Shelley (or any other mentor in your life), do it today. Go tell them...

Louie - https://twitter.com/louiegiglio

Shelley - https://twitter.com/shelleygiglio

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Remember God is out! Make sure you've grabbed a copy for yourself and maybe some for your friends!

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

 

Direct download: 126_ShellyGiglio_FINAL.mp3
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My new book Remember God just released this week! So while my assistant Eliza was in town, who lived the story and lived the writing of the book with me, we sat down with the microphones and talked about the behind-the-scenes moments and creation of Remember God

And Pastor Kevin, newly named OFFICIAL PASTOR OF THE POD (he didn't agree to this and he doesn't get paid for it, so... ), stops by to read the foreword he wrote and pray for each reader of the book.

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Grab a few copies of Remember God today for you and your friends! 

http://bit.ly/RememberGod

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#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

 

Direct download: 125_RememberGod_FINAL.mp3
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