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:
Her blog, "YOU'RE NOT GOING CRAZY":
And her website:
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:
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.
Now, go do something awesome.