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Oct 23, 2017

On this episode of the Journeywomen podcast I chatted with Annie F. Downs on the topic of FUN! Flawed but funny, Annie uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. She’s the author of many books, one of which comes out TOMORROW, October 24, called 100 days to Brave. Annie loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students, and adults and I can’t wait for you to hear from her today.  


As you’ll hear me confess, this episode was a selfish endeavor. Having fun is a weak spot for me, particularly when I’m under stress. Annie and I discuss everything from the purpose of fun-having to verses in the Bible that might actually be funny. Here’s why I wanted to have Annie on the show to talk about fun. She said, “I feel like part of the call on my life is to bring joy and fun into the lives of other people so that they will see God. Not so that they will see me.” Before I tease you any further, I have to share the companies that made today’s episode possible: HelloFresh and Oh, Sweet Joy. We’re so thankful for sponsorships as they help keep the Journeywomen podcast happy and healthy! You can read more about them below.



That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Sitting around a table with your people and talk about what fun looks like for you

ETST Instagram Account by Kelle Hampton




Being around a table with good food and friends



100 Days to Be Brave by Annie F. Downs

Against All Grain by Danielle Walker










HelloFresh is the meal kit delivery service that makes cooking more fun so you can focus on the whole experience, not just the final plate. Ya’ll, when I found my HelloFresh box on my doorstep I actually squealed. HelloFresh delivers food to your doorstep in a recyclable, insulated box for free. I was so impressed by the packaging and meal plan instructions. Listen to this, without even thinking, I had everything I needed to prepare Thai-Spiced Pork Meatballs, Carolina Barbecue Chicken, and Adobo Loco Steak. What?! I felt so gourmet. Each meal was delicious and the step-by-step instructions made it easy to prepare brand new recipes for my family. HelloFresh sources the freshest ingredients, measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste.

Oh, Sweet Joy is an online clothing company based near Boulder, Colorado. Curated by Kim Davis, who is a church planter's wife that has a passion for style & fashion, Oh, Sweet Joy seeks to provide affordable clothing that is sourced from the USA as often as possible. If you're looking for some unique boho-inspired apparel that gives a nod to the south, head over to and use the code JOURNEYWOMEN for 10% off your entire purchase. Follow Oh, Sweet Joy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



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