This week’s “side story” features 4 interviews with graduates from Barnabas Prep, a yearlong program for college-aged adults with disabilities.  Matt sits down with four of the graduates on the eve of the big day in order to hear what all they have overcome in the last year and what remains to be overcome.

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Lindsey Wheeler, founder of Bottle of Tears, shares with us about her business, her daily struggles with lyme disease as well as the the trauma experienced by her daughter.  Bottle of Tears is a unique outlet through which friends can share comfort with one another by sending a vintage glass bottle with a beautiful Psalm included. “You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book.”  Psalm 56:8

Bottle of Tears

Lindsey Wheeler

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atypical:: Melody Murray [ep. 14]

Series:: Entrepren-hers & Entrepren-he’s  Mel Murray is the founder and leader of Joyn.  JOYN takes artisans living in poverty and joins them with the thriving fashion world. Each step of their process is done by hand—creating more jobs, bringing more joy, and connecting more artisans with the consumer.  Mel and her husband, Dave, were recently forced […]

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atypical:: M@ Ch@ [ep. 13]

On the day before our 15th wedding anniversary, I sit down Ginny Mooney for a little Matt Chat.  We talk weight, gardens, marriage & help why the world needs help raising children.  We don’t always stay on track but we do have fun- hope you will as well.  [theatypicallife.com] Pictured….our “garden”.         […]

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atypical:: A.J. Swoboda [ep. 12]

We continue our Stacks series with AJ Swoboda.  Stacks refers to stories, authors and content you should add to your stack.  This week, AJ sits down with Matt to discuss his book The Dusty Ones as well as other discussions and typical meandering that we do now and again. [If you are in Northwest Arkansas, you can […]

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atypical:: Annie Downs [ep. 11]

We continue our Stacks series with an interview with author Annie Downs about her recently released book entitled Looking for Lovely.  Annie is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee.  She has written three other books as well- Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love.  Annie loves traveling around the country speaking […]

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