Matt & Ginny continue their “Best of…” episode with rest of their favorites of 2017.

Technology/ Items/ Products::

Bluetooth phone connection to car.
Lululemon Pant
coffee maker

Nest in-door cameras
Apple headphones
Lush- Curly Wurly



It’s part 1 of the annual BEST OF… from Matt & Ginny as they make their way through books, music, headlines & the best podcast m


Favorite = 5 +5 = 10 (Lena’s story)

Steve Graves
Christmas Questions

Tish Harrison Warren
Heather Avis
Kyle Strobel


This year’s favorite author = Frederic Buechner


  • Frederic Buechner – The Sacred Journey
  • Madeline L’Engle- Crosswick Journals
  • Henri Nouwen
  • Jean Vanier- Living Gently in a Violent World
  • Eugene Peterson- Tell it Slant
  • Frederick Bachman- A Man Called Ove’
  • David Grann- Killer of the Flower Man


  • Anne Lammott- Hallelujah Anyway-
  • Frederic Buechner- Telling Secrets
  • Maria Semple- Today Will Be Different

News Events

Top news event = Trump/ election/ Black Lives Matter/ refugees


  • CRISPR (gene editing technology)


  • #metoo & the unmasking of sexual abusers


Album of the year = Artist.  I, Renae.  Album- God Became King 


  • King’s Kaleidoscope
  • Kesha- Praying
  • Trent Dabbs


  • Jason Isbell- The Nashville Sound
  • Chris Stapleton- From A Room Volume 1
  • Brother Brothers- Tugboats
  • Will Reagan- Tell All My Friends



atypical:: Christmas Questions [ep. 77 ]

Matt & Ginny ask the same 5(ish) Christmas questions to kids & adults- only after putting each other on the hot seat with a Christmas question as well. Music::  Ceola- Happy Christmas Sound::  jingle-bells (credit)

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atypical:: It’s beginning to look alot… [ep. 76]

Matt & Ginny discuss Roy Moore’s horse, Christmas lights & Matt takes a mic to his mom’s house to discuss Christmas with her- while she cooks peach bread. Matt’s letter to the grandparents Episode 47 about Lena’s life Twitter::  Roy Moore’s Horse Music:: Happy Christmas (Ryan & Brooke Ceola) Mosaic Worship Team

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atypical:: giving guide [ep. 75]

Ginny and Matt discuss attempts at making the Christmas season more wonderful than wild & Rebekah Fess from With Home Supply drops by as the gift guide guru for 2017. ———- from Rebekah… A few gift sources I mentioned on the podcast: You can find the leather bags and wallets, wool throws, travel books, sheepskin […]

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atypical:: simplicity [ep. 74]

Ginny and Matt discuss cultivating simplicity during the holiday season and guest, Sarah Raiford, discusses her decision to fast from social media for a year. Highlighted Music Fellowship Worship::  Here Now album Jasper Logan::  Success album Brooke & Ryan Ceola::  Happy Christmas album Etc. Matt Instagram::  vote to end his basketball career Moment app:: Headspace app:: […]

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