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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 #211: Sanya Richards-Ross


My guest for The Happy Hour #211 is Sanya Richards-Ross. Sanya is a 4-Time Olympic Gold medalist in track and field, NBC Sports Analyst, Nike brand ambassador, entrepreneur, speaker, and author. Sanya still holds the fastest American record in the 400! If you've listened to the show for a while, you guys know my love of sports. But, you may not know that I was in the Olympics for track and field... ok, ok, so it was the Junior Olympics in 9th grade, but still! You can imagine my excitement to have Sanya on the show today - I was so giddy I even showed her my Junior Olympics medals! Sanya tells us about what it was like to be a professional athlete and compete in 3 Olympic Games. Sanya also tells us how she made the decision to retire at the Olympic Trials before Rio due to injuries. Sanya speaks of God's faithfulness in how she was still able to be a part of the Rio games as a sports analyst, and became the first woman in the commentator booth in 20 years. Sanya and I then talk about her walk with Jesus including the day she crossed a line she never thought she would and had an abortion. Sanya shares how she felt unredeemable and completely broken. She then describes a bus ride where she ended up lost and alone in China at the Beijing Games, and Jesus met her exactly where she was and helped her know He still loved her and that He forgave her. I enjoyed talking with Sanya today so much, and I hope that through our conversation you see how God loves His children, and through the giftings He gives as well as in our brokenness, He is always faithful and always good. {You can listen to the show HERE, and make sure you never miss a Happy Hour - subscribe using your favorite podcast app (ie. iTunes, Google Play). And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends!} Links from the Show Sanya's book: Chasing Grace Sanya's website Connect with Sanya Facebook // Twitter // Instagram Connect with Jamie + The Happy Hour Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Stay connected and subscribe to The Happy Hour Newsletter! The Happy Hour Summer Book Club's September Book: If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey - join in the fun and conversation! Enter the The Happy Hour Book Club Contest - use #happyhourbookclub to show us how you're enjoying The Happy Hour Book Club and you'll be entered to win! Do you love The Happy Hour? If so, we'd love if you'd leave a review! Sponsors Prep Dish - $4 for one month! Molekule - use code: Jamie for $75 off! Noonday Collection - Become an Ambassador and get a pair of Jamie's favorite earrings!