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Matt Mooney

Matt Mooney

under the weather, but the weather is nice.

I’ve been in a little bout of pneumonia here in the north, and it’s been winning for the last four days, but now that we found the culprit, I think the tide may be turning.

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Michiganders

Well, not really, but at least for three weeks for me & a month for the rest of the clan.  I surprised Ginny the day before we left & came out with her and the rascals.  I was supposed to follow them up a week later, but a few maneuvers on the down low, and…

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headed north

Preparations have begun for our 2nd annual, summer trip to the northern Michigan town of Petoskey.  Ginny’s family has a tradition of heading to this throw-back town when the temperatures rise that dates back to at least the 1920’s.  Last year her family bought a cottage so that the tradition could continue.  This year, the…

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one moment to the next.

Last Wednesday night- just around 5 pm- lies a memory that Ginny & I will not soon forget.  For both the best & worst of reasons. I had taken the double stroller and kiddos on a walk so Ginny could have a second to prepare dinner.  Looking back, there seems nothing unusual- even the route…

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merely a miracle

Below is a post from TEAMworks Ukraine, a 99 Balloons initiative, documenting just one of the amazing stories they brought back from their trip.  We are busy praying and planning additional ways to help out in Ukraine, as well as other geographies; the goal is to build relationships in order to raise the stature of…

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weekend at Big Creek

Against our better judgment, we loaded up the rascals and headed east, to scenic waters and bluffs for a Memorial Day roadtrip.  Arkansas bares some amazing gifts to those willing to find them.  It was a great time and we look forward to going back and watching time pass through the pictures taken on our…

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writing….a mile at a time

photo credit: Reading In Public As I have recently been writing more often, I have taken note of what the process requires of me.  For those who love to write, I think it’s a little like someone who says they love to exercise. (I am left only guessing with this parallel to a love affair…

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my life in flux

photo credit: shaggyshoo flux: continuous change Ginny & I are on the precipice of heading into a new season of life.  Coming out of law school, I started working two jobs:  one was with the church where we attend (Mosaic) & the other was a consulting position with a friend and man for whom I…

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can we laugh at ourselves?

hope so.  this may help. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/11501569[/vimeo]

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the thing about a house

By Matt Mooney | March 6, 2019

We are in the midst of moving.  Boxes are stacked eye level whereby it is dangerous to walk through them.  Especially, for the 1st grade boy tossing the football for touchdown catches between said boxes who are now dutifully serving as defense in the game played only in his head.  Watch out for the boxes,…

1 thing series:: Shannan Martin [episode 94]

By Matt Mooney | January 23, 2019

We wrap up the 1 thing series with Shannan Martin, author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places as well as other titles. Shannan shares how she found her voice in the country and her story in the city.  Shannan, her jail-chaplain husband, Cory, and their kids, live as grateful neighbors in Goshen, Indiana. www.shannanwrites.com  //  instagram & twitter  // Find our…

1 thing series:: Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck [episode 93]

By Matt Mooney | November 15, 2018

The 1 thing series continues with this pair of friends who dived into an adventure together so harrowing and bold that it has become the subject of a film as well as multiple books known as “I’ll Push You.” Listen along as they discuss how their friendship dealt with a disease that slowly took away many of Justin’s…

1 thing series:: Nancy Guthrie [episode 92]

By Matt Mooney | November 15, 2018

We sat down to talk author, podcaster and teacher, Nancy Guthrie, whose story of towering loss and pain is one that will stay with you. Nancy shares of the one difficult thing that God used to shape her faith and life. You can find and follow Nancy at nancyguthrie.com. Her latest books are What Every Child…

1 thing:: Jennifer Dukes Lee [episode 91]

By Matt Mooney | November 15, 2018

Jennifer Dukes Lee joins us on the 1 thing series to discuss the farm life she never wanted. She is the author of numerous books with her latest release entitled It is All Under Control. You can find out more about her and her books at JenniferDukesLee.com. Learn more about 99 Balloons All-In sponsorship program…

1 thing:: Shawn Schwartzman [episode 90]

By Matt Mooney | November 15, 2018

Shawn Schwartzman joins the 1 THING series to tell of how following a child home changed his life. Shawn & his wife, Anita, are the founders of Potter’s House in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Potter’s House is a preschool, tutoring, community-serving organization- oh and a thrift store (and much more). Learn more about 99 Balloons All-In sponsorship program at…

1 thing series:: Mike Rusch [episode 89]

By Matt Mooney | November 15, 2018

Mike Rusch is the CEO of Pure Charity in Bentonville, Arkansas; this role places Mike in the lives of numerous leaders on many fronts who are seeking to help and serve others. We discuss common pitfalls of the justice arena as well as the one question that has shaped his life and work. Learn more…

1 thing:: Suzanne Stabile [episode 88]

By Matt Mooney | June 11, 2018

[We are releasing a couple of sneak peaks of our upcoming series- 1 THING: where we ask leaders, dreamers & catalysts what one thing changed the trajectory of their life.] We get to chat with an atypical favorite and enneagram teacher Suzanne Stabile.  Suzanne is the author of The Path Between Us which discusses an enneagram journey to…

1 thing series:: Kyle Unruh [episode 87]

By Matt Mooney | June 11, 2018

[We are releasing a couple of sneak peaks of our upcoming series- 1 THING: where we ask leaders, dreamers & catalysts what one thing changed the trajectory of their life.] Kyle Unruh is a thinker, coach and father- not to mention Ginny and I’s former boss and current friend.  Listen as he discusses his one…

atypical:: matt chat [ep. 86]

By Matt Mooney | April 18, 2018

Ginny & Matt attempt a chat in their recovery week from 99 Balloons’ Engage Conference.  They’re talking…. Matt’s issues with Christian Conferences Seeking Jesus in times of busy-ness FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) vs FOGO (Fear Of Going Out) & Ginny’s rant on winter’s inability to go away Reading:: The Well (Sarah Thebarge) A Guidebook…