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Matt Mooney

Matt Mooney

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

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…

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1 thing series:: Nancy Guthrie [episode 92]

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…

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1 thing:: Jennifer Dukes Lee [episode 91]

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…

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1 thing:: Shawn Schwartzman [episode 90]

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…

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1 thing series:: Mike Rusch [episode 89]

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…

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1 thing:: Suzanne Stabile [episode 88]

[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…

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1 thing series:: Kyle Unruh [episode 87]

[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…

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atypical:: matt chat [ep. 86]

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…

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atypical:: rewind w/ Heather Avis [ep. 85]

**Tickets and information to come hear Heather Avis speak at our 99 Balloons event in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, April 14th** www.99balloons.org/engage https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99-balloons-presents-heather-avis-tickets-40917130238 ——– We reach back to our conversation with Heather of Avis- author of The Lucky Few and the momma behind the hugely popular instagram account Macymakesmyday.  Heather is a mom, author, podcaster…

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atypical:: matt chat [ep. 84]

We’re talking busted brackets nuns parent/teacher conferences and a rant-laced game of “would you rather…” Engage Conference & 99 Balloons Presents… Heather Avis  Sponsored by:  (this could be you 😉

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and now the women (sorry)….aka Blue Like Jazz

By Matt Mooney | March 17, 2010

Apparently, John Ortberg has a book out entitled, “The Me I Want to Be”- the same title I used on my previous post. This is disheartening due to the fact that I like to fancy myself as original, endlessly creative, and handsome.  Thus, my apology to John and all of you for unwittingly stealing his…

the me I want to be

By Matt Mooney | March 12, 2010

Anders is awesome.  Hazel is fast & furious.  Ginny is busy. I have been enjoying a stay-cation this week- beginning on Wednesday and ending today.  For those not familiar- a stay-cation is just like a vacation, only it has no destination.  Yes, this is a complex idea- reserved only for folks without the means to…

the gift of presence

By Matt Mooney | March 7, 2010

MM:  I’ve had the opportunity to speak a couple of times the last few weeks.  This helps to explain the infrequency of blog posts; preparing to speak absorbs me a way that few other things do.  Last night I was able to teach on something that has become quite near & dear to Ginny &…

a month of mr.

By Matt Mooney | February 24, 2010

In a lame attempt to revive an old pastime that I have let fall off the radar, I have a question.  This is where you leave an answer in the reply box.  It’s called feedback, and helps me pretend to curb the narcissism inherent in a blog.  With no further ado….What music are you currently…

a Top 10

By Matt Mooney | February 16, 2010

Anders will be three weeks tomorrow.  His arrival ushered in all kinds of lessons and reminders…big, flashing, neon signs pointing out things unnoticed or heretofore forgotten.  I’m sure one day, we’ll have something of worth to type that doesn’t center on our children- but for now, in the haze of all that accompanies adding a…

ben rector

By Matt Mooney | February 11, 2010

Our friend, Ben has a new cd coming out Feb. 16th.  This means Ginny will be happy for at least a week.  Hazel will have some new songs to shake it to.  And Anders will be sleepy. It’s gonna be good…

99 balloons international?

By Matt Mooney | February 9, 2010

…has a ring doesn’t it? The board of 99 balloons is looking at the possibility of expanding the vision of what we are currently doing.  I gotta say, it is exciting to dream.  We are examining various ways to make an impact locally, nationally, and internationally.  I’ve got a meeting with some friends this Thursday…

surprises thus far

By Matt Mooney | February 7, 2010

With help from these guys, we redid the blog in order to have a space that better connected folks with the different pieces of our story.  The site remains www.theatypicallife.com, and we like it.  Hope you do as well. We’ve been busy enjoying the adjustment that accompanies adding a person to the family.  In the midst of…