The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

The Happy Hour Podcast is hosted by Jamie Ivey, and each week she brings a guest to the show. During the happy hour they will discuss anything and everything just as if you were around the table with your own girlfriends. 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. 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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August 5, 2022 45 min

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“You don’t win the battle by fighting the enemy. You win the battle of your mind by absorbing and embracing the truth of God.

Today’s guest is Louie Giglio - Pastor of Passion City Church, and Founder of the Passion movement. Every time I get to talk to him, it is a big circle moment for me. Louie's ministry is a huge part of my story of how I encountered Jesus. His ministry has changed so many lives over the years, and in this ...

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Hey friends! On this episode of our “Encounter” series, we welcome back to the show our guest Bonnie Gray, author of “Sweet Like Jasmine”. Bonnie comes from a background of a lonely and a broken home, but God placed key people in her life that introduced her to the love of Christ and invested in her faith journey. She met Jesus in a lonely season and at a young age. Bonnie has always been drawn to reading and to stories. She encoun...

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“Jesus, I want to believe you. I think that you are real, and I don't know what that means.”

These are the bold and sincere words that today’s guest prayed at the very moment she encountered Jesus for the first time. 

As we continue with our “Encounter” series, today you will get to meet our guest Phaedra Taylor. She is kind, and a very talented artist located in Austin, TX. I could talk to her for hours. Her story is so incredib...

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Our new series “Encounter” is all about how Jesus can change lives. Today’s guest is Pastor Joshua Broome, and his story reminds us that no one is too far gone from the Love of God. After years of pursuing different ways to find self validation, Joshua found himself deep into the adult movie industry, living a life of shame and isolation. Until one day, a complete stranger asked him a question that made him drop everything and run ...

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“It is impossible to say that we love God without a growing awareness of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves because God first loved us.”

Today’s conversation is with Pastor Derwin Gray, and we are talking about what it truly means to love your neighbor as yourself. Not just the ones who are part of our everyday lives, but also those whom we may disagree with, those who look different than us, and those whom we may not know (o...

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Friends, today’s episode is all about loving God with our mind. Do you ever find yourself desiring to learn more about Jesus and His word but not knowing where or how to start? Do you ever read the Bible and find it overwhelming or confusing to understand? You are not alone! A lot of us feel this way.

Today’s guest is Kristie Anyabwile, and she beautifully explains and helps us understand how ALL of the Bible goes together and point...

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Do you find yourself wondering what it looks like to love God with your body? Does loving God with your body mean finding time to work out more or implementing a diet to be a certain weight? 

Today’s guest is Alisa Keeton. She is such a voice of encouragement to me. In this conversation, we talk about what it truly means to love God with our body and how you don’t need to do a certain number of “jumping-jacks for Jesus” to get there...

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“Sometimes we lose sight of the value of actually working on the hard things”

Today’s guest is “soul expert” Trina McNeilly, author of “Unclutter Your Soul: Overcoming What Overwhelms You” and founder of the popular La La Lovely blog. We will be talking about how we can love God with our Soul- your mind, your will, and your emotions. 

Trina shares wisdom and insight on how choosing vulnerability can be hard, but when we bring things ...

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It takes a lot of courage to love God with all that we have. How can we truly love Him with ALL of our heart, when our heart is occupied with so many other things that we love? 

Today, we are kicking off the first episode of our new five-part Summer series “Love The Lord”. This series is inspired by the passage in Luke 10:27, and we got some super fun shirts to go with it too. You are going to love them!

In this episode, we are bring...

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June 3, 2022 69 min

Hey Friends! Welcome to the 500th episode party! It is the big 500. Wow! What an incredible milestone. 

Today, we are bringing you an amazing, surprise filled, celebratory episode. You will get to hear from some very special guests (some familiar voices, some new) as we share memories and incredible stories with you. We are throwing it all the way back to the very first episode all the way to a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT of what is to come a...

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Friend of The Happy Hour, Dustin Nickerson is back and he brought his super kind wife, Melissa. This conversation is all about their story, what life has been like being married to one another, as they have learned how to best care for one another, know one another, and serve one another, all while raising kids and building a career in Stand-Up Comedy. 

This is one of my favorite happy hours, there are lots of laughs (Dustin is crac...

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Summer is here, our oldest son is graduating High School tonight, and we are days away from an epic family vacation adventure!! There was no one better to sit down with me for the second Tell Me About conversation than my favorite person, Aaron Ivey. Aaron is my husband, co-creator of Ivey Media, Pastor, worship leader, and my best friend. 

This episode is all about SUMMER. Tell me about childhood summers, plans for summer,  sabbati...

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“When God allows us to walk [in] these hard seasons, it gives us so much compassion.”

Yes and Amen to that! I am so excited for today’s conversation with my guest, Angela Perritt. Angela Perritt is the founder and director of Love God Greatly, a nonprofit online women's Bible study ministry aimed at fighting Biblical illiteracy around the world in over 40 languages. Angela is passionate about God's Word and believes one woma...

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Have you ever gone through seasons where you want to believe that God is good, but your circumstances are telling you that He’s not? This conversation is for you.

My guest for today’s episode is Alexandra Hoover. Alexandra is a sought-out speaker, Bible teacher, and Author of "Eyes Up" How To Trust God's Heart by Tracing His Hand. She's passionate about communicating the gospel's beauty and hope, and her words sp...

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What a word from today’s guest, Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell. Angela Gorrell is a speaker and writer about Christian spirituality, joy, meaning, and the interconnected nature of mental and spiritual health. She is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Baylor University and author of The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found.

Shortly after being hired by Yale University to study and teach the beauty of joy, Angel...

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  • 9 years ago, Whitney placed her son for adoption
  • Raised in a Christian home, she was adopted herself
  • She fell away from her faith, dated someone in college for several years, after they broke up they had one more fling and she got pregnant
  • She wanted her son to have all of the things that she had and more, and she did not have the skillset or resources to provide that
  • We talk about how a lot of times people don’t know what to say when ...
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    “I surrender and trust what I desire, and walk with the Lord in what He’s calling me to do.”

    What would it look like if we all lived life this way? We’re continuing our series on Foster Care with the lovely, PaToya Hall. PaToya Hall is a writer, speaker, new mom and devoted follower of Jesus. She currently lives in Waco, Texas with her daughter Adelline. 

    PaToya shares with us what her life began to look like after choosing to say th...

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    “I want people to see that their identities can be rewritten no matter what they’ve done or no matter what’s been done to them.”

    We have another great episode for you in our Foster Care Series! Ever since I found out about today’s guest, I cannot stop learning more from her, about her, and diving into her story. Tori Hope Petersen is a lover of Jesus training to be a lover of people. She spent years growing up in the foster care sys...

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    “[Foster care] is not just about bringing a child into your home. It’s about bringing your family into another family.”

    I could not think of a better way to say it than Jamie Finn’s words. Friends, we are kicking off a 4-part series for National Foster Care Month and I am beyond excited to welcome Jamie Finn of Foster The Family on The Happy Hour. Jamie C. Finn is the author of Foster the Family and executive director of Foster the ...

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