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The Happy Hour Podcast is hosted by Jamie Ivey. Each week she brings a captivating woman to be show. During the happy hour they discuss the little things, the big things, and everything in between. It's just as if you were around the table with your own girlfriends. Their conversations include issues of faith, parenting, marriage, failures and successes in life, as well as anything else you could imagine! 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 hour. 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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Happy Hour #194: Ruth Chou Simons


My guest for The Happy Hour # 194 is Ruth Chou Simons. Ruth is an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker. As author of the bestselling book GraceLaced and creator of the GraceLaced online shoppe, blog, and Instagram community, she shares scriptural truths daily through her hand-painted artwork and words. Ruth and her husband, Troy, live in Colorado and are grateful parents to six sons—their greatest adventure. Today's show was one of those conversations where we could have kept talking for hours. Many of you may know Ruth from her beautiful art and from Instagram, and you're going to love her even more after listening to today's show. Ruth and I start out the conversation talking about how she got her name when she immigrated to America - you may not believe this but, it came from a man who didn't even know her and he named her parents at the same time as well! We discuss the importance of teaching culture to our children, and making sure it doesn't get in the way of learning about God's grace. Ruth then shares the amazing story of how her mom came to know Jesus and how a woman she barely knew invested in her mom. It's such an encouragement that our actions can make a bigger impact than we may ever realize! In the last part of the show, we discuss the different strategies Ruth follows in how she runs her business and how she decides what gets posted on Instagram. We also talk about fighting for our marriages. No matter what the situation, we always need to remind ourselves of what is true and tell ourselves the Gospel. {You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!} Links from the Show Ruth's Website: Gracelaced Ruth's books: Garden of Truth and Gracelaced When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick What Ruth is loving: pork belly sliders, trying things that are out of her comfort zone, no cell service at her house What Ruth is reading: The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch, You Are What You Love by James Smith Mark your calendars - next Happy Hour Live October 5-6. Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know how to get tickets! The Happy Hour Facebook Group If You Only Knew Connect with Ruth Facebook // Twitter // Instagram Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Urgent Care for Kids - $20 off Sport Physicals with code U C K 20OFF SAS Footwear - use code Happy Hour for Free Shipping or in-store tell them the Happy Hour sent you for $10 off Winc Wines - $20 off