About The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

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 #221: Melissa Radke


My guest for The Happy Hour # 221 is Melissa Radke. Melissa is a singer, speaker, author, and momma. Melissa and her family will soon be featured on a reality show that, in her words, "will probably horrify her mother". Melissa and her husband David live in Lufkin, Texas with their two kids, Remi Hope and Rocco Cooper who they fought so hard for during 12 years of infertility. Friends, get ready because on today's show you're going to laugh, cry, and love hearing my conversation with Melissa! We start off the show talking about being brave while also feeling anxiety and fear. Melissa discusses how we learn so much through taking self-inventory and fighting the urge to point the finger outward instead of looking within ourselves. She also talks about how the reality tv show came to be and never in a million years did she think this would be part of God's plan! Melissa then shares the story of how she and her husband started out in Nashville and wound up in Texas, and faced infertility, loss of dreams, miscarriages, and broken trust in their marriage. She tells us how vulnerably sharing both sides of the story of her marriage brought healing. She says, "our most vulnerable stories are our most powerful thing", and I couldn't agree more. Hearing her story brought me to tears, but Melissa brings such encouragement as she talks about how our God is always faithful, and how He is constantly, always working for our good. {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 Melissa's Website Eat Cake. Be Brave. What Melissa is loving: The Calm app, Here Again by Elevation Worship What Melissa is reading: Love is a Choice by Robert Hemfelt and Frank Minirth, & Paul Meier, Soul Keeping by John Ortberg, Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney What Jamie is loving: Allbirds, Look Up Child by Lauren Daigle The Happy Hour Store {all of Jamie and Aaron's book will be signed with customization available through the end of the year!} 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Connect with Melissa Facebook // Twitter // Instagram Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors The Seven Deadly Friendships by Mary DeMuth - take the Deadly Friendship quiz Third Love - Get 15% off your first purchase! Away Luggage - Get $20 off a suitcase with code: HAPPYHOUR