November 28, 2018
Ginny Owens is a singer/songwriter, author, occasional professor and now, a full-time seminary student. She has an amazing gift for writing and communicating the unique way she sees the world.
This was a fun chat about how she got started in music, what led to her teaching at a college here in Nashville, and what it's like now navigating New York City as a blind seminarian.
I'm such a fan of Ginny, both her music and her as a person. I'm sure you'll understand why as you listen.
You can find Ginny and her music at:
October 15, 2018
This chat with Allen Levi was such a gift to me. Allen was a lawyer until his early 40's when he quit to become a singer/songwriter. Since then he's written THOUSANDS of songs, travelled all over, been a small town Judge, and takes care of his family's farm in Georgia. A few years ago he wrote a book, "The Last Sweet Mile", about the year he spent caring for his brother as he passed away.
Allen is a poet and unbelievably kind and gentle soul. I don't even believe I get to do this sometimes, getting to have these conversations. This was one of my favorites and I imagine it might be one of yours, too.
You can find Allen's books and other musings at:
And his weekly songs here:
October 8, 2018
Missy Wallace founded and leads the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (NIFW). She became inspired to study faith and work in 2013 after working in Corporate America and then the nonprofit sector for over 10 years each and realizing that work can be a part of God’s unfolding story if we allow him to guide it rather than our false idols.
This one makes you wish you could underline a passage of a podcast, so get ready to hit rewind a couple times to catch every morsel. Missy is a wise and gifted communicator and she so quickly cuts to the heart of WHY we do what we do, and what we're so often missing in the process.
Check out Missy's work, and all the incredible resources of the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work at:
October 1, 2018
Eric Brown was pretty lost before he found photography, while on the road pushing cases for a couple bands. Now his images grace the cover of magazines, album covers, and this particular podcast. But Eric's story, and that of his family, forever changed six years ago when they learned their unborn daughter, Pearl, had some serious health issues and would likely not survive. What followed was a series of miracles, and a series of heartaches.
I was deeply honored that Eric chose to share his family's story with me. This episode was powerful, painful, and beautiful.
Check out Eric's website and his incredible instagram: