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Matt Mooney

the thing about a house

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,…

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1 thing series:: Shannan Martin [episode 94]

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…

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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:: Michigan Matt Chat [ep. 65]

By Matt Mooney | July 27, 2017

Ginny & Matt discuss many things from the shores of Lake Michigan including…. The 3 types of road trippers Whatcha rockin’ watchin’, readin’? How come “vacation” is not happening for parents with little bitty’s. and more… I, Renae Jason Isbell Chris Stapleton John Mayer My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Gifts of…

atypical:: Lauren Casper [ep. 64]

By Matt Mooney | July 19, 2017

Ginny and I talk to Lauren Casper about infertility, adoption and disability. Lauren Casper is the author of It’s Okay About It and founder of the popular blog laurencasper.com, where she shares her thoughts on life, parenting, and faith. She is a top contributor to the TODAY Parenting Team and has had numerous articles syndicated…

atypical:: Tish Harrison Warren [ep. 63]

By Matt Mooney | June 22, 2017

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. After eight years with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Vanderbilt and The University of Texas at Austin, she now serves as Co-Associate Rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA. She writes regularly for The Well, CT Women (formerly her.meneutics),…

atypical:: matt chat…vulnerability [ep. 62]

By Matt Mooney | June 15, 2017

Matt and Ginny discuss the theme of VULNERABILITY and other things including…. Crazy sports parents & thoughts on a recent scene from 7-year old baseball Matt’s recent trip to the Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop. Why we admire the vulnerability of others but hate it in ourselves. Things Discussed:: Brene’ Brown:: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring…

atypical:: matt chat [ep. 61]

By Matt Mooney | June 1, 2017

Matt & Ginny sit down to continue their discussions on the NBA playoffs as a motif for life, wal-martians, romphim… as well as ask for your feedback on two important trends that have caught Ginny’s eye: cell phones stored in unmentionables public beard petting Give us your feedback at… Ginny’s Instagram (for Wal-Martian sightings, etc.)…

atypical:: matt chat [ep. 60]

By Matt Mooney | May 25, 2017

Matt & Ginny discuss many different topics in this summer preview including: the Wal-Martians invasion of 2017 Fidget Spinners a summer rant on children’s usage of the word “bored” RompHim- a Kickstarter for the male romper Donate here to get Matt to wear a male romper If you have a summer rant, please phone it…

atypical:: Kyle Strobel [ep. 59]

By Matt Mooney | May 17, 2017

This week Matt & Ginny talk to Kyle Strobel about his recent book The Way of the Dragon or the Way off the Lamb. Kyle Strobel is a professor of spiritual theology and formation at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and is an emerging voice among evangelicals on spiritual formation, discipleship, and theology. Kyle…

the thing about a house…

By Matt Mooney | May 12, 2017

[No podcast this week due to the realities of boxing up our lives and not being able to find stuff, etc.]                           We are in the midst of moving. Boxes are stacked eye level whereby it is dangerous to walk through them. Especially,…

atypical:: grab bag [ep. 58]

By Matt Mooney | May 4, 2017

It’s a the grab bag episode; what else is there to say?  As we busy ourselves moving into the new house we thought we would pass on some of the fun things we’ve been able to be apart of recently including a talk Matt gave in DC on families that flourish as well as some…

atypical:: marriage matt chat [ep. 57]

By Matt Mooney | April 26, 2017

Matt & Ginny celebrate 16 years of marriage with a list of 16 lessons from marriage & a few favorite podcast guests: Do not set your eyes on each other. The same things that can drive you apart, can strengthen your bond. Decide to let some of those little things go…and actually let them go.…