103-01Bianca Juárez Olthoff is my guest for episode #103 of the Happy Hour. Bianca fires up audiences around the world with hilarious stories and profound Bible teaching as she inspires women to live with unquenchable passion. She loves God and is committed to speaking truth when it hurts, loving when it’s hard, and living life out loud. She earned a Master’s degree in Humanities and is now a writer and teacher in love with two men: Jesus and her husband, Matt. Bianca is also a stepmom who loves to have dance parties with her kids and their adorable dog. Bianca currently works as the Chief Storyteller for The A21 Campaign and Creative Director for Propel Women.

Oh my goodness, today's show runs the gamut. We talk about it ALL. We start where most of my most recent real happy hours start – talking about fake eyelashes. I am obsessed and Bianca has a special talent of applying them herself, which I think must be on some secondary list of spiritual gifts. We chat about how she met her husband on eHarmony, and her life as a stepmom. And how she's keeping herself busy with everything that she's involved with, including A21. I have talked a lot about human trafficking on the show and a lot of you have asked how you can be involved in putting an end to this modern-day slavery. I think you'll love hearing more about A21 and how you can join the work they're doing.

And lastly, we chat about Bianca's new book, Play With Fire. I cannot wait to get my hands on this thing. Hearing Bianca talk about it, I know you'll be so encouraged, challenged and inspired. It's coming out next week and you'll want to make sure you snag a copy and you can even watch a livestream of her launch party!

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Bianca's New Book: Play With Fire

Play With Fire: Launch Party Livestream

The A21 Campaign

Propel Women

Vice Network

Logos Bible Software

Matthew Henry Commentary

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert + The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson + Breath by Beth Moore

What Bianca is loving: hot yoga, Vega Protein Shake, and the Holy Spirit

Music from Jason Poe

Connect with Bianca

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube


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