039 - JJ Heller

September 11, 2018

JJ Heller is a singer/songwriter, mom, and former high school basketball star who is now building a new phase of her career as a full-time lullaby-ist. Ok, that's not a real thing and a bit of an overstatement, but it's a fascinating story how she got to where she is today.

Listen as JJ shares with us her struggles with anxiety and panic, how she has learned to manage them, and how they have been part of what's led her to her second album of lullabies.

This was a refreshing, open, and hopeful dialogue about a subject that is rarely talked about in Christian circles. And stay tuned after the episode for a special live performance of another new song!!

Check out JJ's new single:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4YOXZRaaBt7DdmchuBCaQT

Her blog, "YOU'RE NOT GOING CRAZY":

https://www.jjheller.com/blogmenu/2017/8/18/youre-not-going-crazy

And her website:

https://www.jjheller.com/

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038 - Larry Kloess

August 28, 2018

Larry Kloess, founder of Cause A Scene, one of 2015's "50 Coolest Companies" according to Business Insider, built an amazing network of secret concerts for indie artists throughout Nashville's underground. It was all going so well, at least on the surface... and then one day Larry woke up in the hospital, overwhelmed with stress and exhaustion. Two years later, he's one of Nashville's fastest up-and-coming realtors. What?? Larry's on a wild journey and he still sends me a birthday card. You'll love this chat.

Reach out to Larry here:

Larry@scoutnashville.com 

615.306.5128

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037 - Scott Sauls

August 21, 2018

Scott Sauls is an author, a thinker, and the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church here in Nashville. We had a great chat about being clearly cut out for pro sports, working with Tim Keller in New York City, and different types of diversity. We also got to talk about what career and calling looks like when it's not tied to income. As always, Scott is both challenging and encouraging at the same time.

Check out his books, sermons and weekly email thoughts at: 

http://scottsauls.com/

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036 - Chris Sligh

August 14, 2018

Chris Sligh, artist, worship leader, deep thinker and former American Idol guy, has quite the story to tell. I did not expect where this conversation started nor where it ended up and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Chris has undergone maybe the most important and inspiring pivot of all: kindness over "right-ness". And he lets us in on his honest self-assessment and conscious steps towards health and truth.

We talk a lot about fundamentalism, 4HIM and Bebo Norman, Chris's experience on American Idol and life after it. Then we get to the good stuff about identity and choices and why being loving is more important than being right. 

Whew. This was a good one. Check out Chris's new album, "A Modern Liturgy", at:

http://www.chrissligh.org/

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035 - Jaco Hamman

August 6, 2018

LISTEN TO THIS ONE. Dr. Jaco Hamman is a South African apartheid draft dodger turned American academic.

Aside from running a PhD program for pastoral care and psychotherapy at Vanderbilt, he's written books about how we deal with technology, how we handle change and loss, how the Millennial experience lines up with the book of Joel, and a bunch of others.

I learned so much from this conversation and I'm sure you will, too. This was a complete joy and I can't wait for you to hear it.

https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=jaco++j.+hamman&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ajaco++j.+hamman

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034 - Katy Hutson

July 30, 2018

Katy Hutson is cancer-free!! This was not something we were very sure would happen for quite a while this past year.

Katy is one of my oldest friends in Nashville. She's a gifted songwriter and wordsmith, as well as a wonderful friend, wife and mother. Katy and I sat down this past weekend to talk about music, writing, making plans and what happens when those plans get derailed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. 

She wrote a book of poetry during this season that you can currently support on Kickstarter, AND YOU SHOULD. Here's the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1778907686/poems-from-my-year-of-breast-cancer-time-to-publis

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033 - Ryan Stevenson

July 17, 2018

Ryan Stevenson was driving an ambulance when his hit song first came on the radio. Everything was about to take off... but then it crashed. Hard. Years later, he was driving an ambulance AGAIN when his hit song was on the radio. Ryan has got quite a story and I was honored that he came by to share it with me. You'll love this conversation and you should check out his music, too.

http://www.ryanstevensonmusic.com/

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032 - Jenny Dyer

July 2, 2018

Jenny Dyer pivoted early on in her career when she learned about the AIDS crisis in Africa in the early 90's. Though she is neither, her story involves working closely with politicians and rock stars, yet that is really the least interesting part of this conversation. Bono is cool, yes, but what is really truly amazing is HOW MUCH GOOD has come of the work that she and so many others have devoted themselves to. 

If this interview doesn't get you off your butt and motivated to use your voice, then, I don't know, listen again. This was fantastic.

http://www.hopethroughhealinghands.org

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031 - Jason Mathews

June 26, 2018

Jason played in the NFL for 11 years, 4 for the Indianapolis Colts and 7 for the Tennessee Titans. Not bad for a Texas kid who hoped to make his college team. Now he teaches economics at a local high school. Talk about a Pivot! This is a fantastic story and Jason has a lot of wisdom and insight that reaches beyond the bounds of sports. It was great to talk to someone whose experience and interests were so different than mine and to see just how much our stories had in common. You'll love this one.

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Now, go do something awesome.

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030 - Leigh Nash

June 19, 2018

Leigh Nash, lead singer for Sixpence None the Richer, comes by to chat about life before and after a worldwide hit, records we made that we don't like now, and being a conduit for other's words, as well as dealing with worry, and that rascal Dwayne who helps out with the police horses by my house. This was such a fun conversation and it was a treat to get to know more about the Leigh in her own words.

Stay tuned after the interview for Leigh's latest single, a cover of The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong".

http://www.leighnash.net/

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