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Matt Mooney

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:: matt chat// lists (ep. 56)

By Matt Mooney | April 20, 2017

This week Matt & Ginny break out a themed Matt Chat solely on lists.  Favorite albums, current worries, must-have snacks in case of island desertion & much more- all in list form. Cary Murphy’s Blog of lists::  Ivegotalistforthat.blogspot.com Bullet Journaling:: Bullet Journal Intro Lazy Genius #1 Lazy Genius #2 Memoir:: Raggamuffin Gospel (Manning) Crosswick Journals…

atypical:: matt chat [episode 55]

By Matt Mooney | April 13, 2017

Matt & Ginny record the end of the Lent series with a conversation from their porch because…..spring! Topics include: Family Easter Traditions from our pasts White House Egg Roll (article) Syria Arkansas & capital punishment (previous interview with Shane Claiborne) Gardening and more.

atypical:: Hunter Bailey [ep. 54]

By Matt Mooney | April 5, 2017

We attempt to be on our best behavior in continuing our Lent series with our friend- and our pastor- Hunter Bailey.  Hunter planted and is the pastor of Christ Community right here in the lovely Fayetteville, Arkansas. Keller::  Missional Church Video  Benedict Option book  Missing Richard Simmons Podcast Left Hand Milk Stout  Sound effects::  Freesound.org

atypical:: Amber Haines II [ep. 53]

By Matt Mooney | March 22, 2017

Lent Series. Part two of our conversation with author, poet and friend- Amber Haines.  We discuss Lent practices & the state of the church as well as Chance the Rapper, sci-fi shows that we’ve never hear of and more… Amber’s Blog Wall Street Journal article  Atlantic article on Perceived Discrimination Watchin’ OA The Expanse Stranger…

atypical:: Amber Haines I [ep. 52]

By Matt Mooney | March 15, 2017

Ginny & Matt sit down with author, poet, mother of boys and good friend, Amber Haines in their series on Lent.  The discussion includes: being an 8 on the enneagram, mommy brain how the church is doing at this particular point in time and much, much more. Part 2 of the conversation with Amber will…

atypical:: matt chat [episode 51]

By Matt Mooney | March 9, 2017

Ginny fights off sickness to rally for today’s Matt Chat covering: the challenge of balancing kid’s basketball, girl scout cookies and everything else. International Women’s Day. why builders are nice but inaccurate. preview upcoming series on Lent…. Feedback sought from dear listeners: (comment here, head over to instagram or click on one of the ways at…

atypical:: Heather Avis [ep. 50]

By Matt Mooney | March 1, 2017

Mother of three adopted children—two with Down syndrome—Heather Avis has learned that it’s the lucky few that recognize God’s plans are best, even when they seem radically different than our own. Her book, The Lucky Few, releases March 21st. HeatherAvis.com Macy Makes My Day Liturgist Podcast on Ableism  

atypical:: matt chat [episode 49]

By Matt Mooney | February 23, 2017

Matt & Ginny discuss what they’re reading, watching &  rockin’ while delving into issues of how the church approaches power, the wonderful comedy of speechless & how your personality determines what you think about the hit show This Is Us. The Way of the Dragon and the Way of the Lamb Jean Vanier L’Arche  Engage…

atypical:: matt chat [ep. 48]

By Matt Mooney | February 15, 2017

Ginny & I take sit down to discuss a few things including: the good and bad of Valentine’s day our pre-marital counseling list entitled the top 3 points of tension in marriage Matt’s request to only be called “coach Matt” here forward Our unsolicited social media rules for millennials Ginny’s highlights from the Grammy’s and some…

atypical:: 5+5 =10 [ep. 47]

By Matt Mooney | February 2, 2017

Today we tell the story of our daughter, Lena, as we celebrate 5 years of her being home with us after her adoption from Ukraine.  From here forward, she will have been with us for longer than she was away.  We celebrate that with a look back at her life and the remarkable journey she…