Happy Hour #59 is with my friend Vivian Mabuni. Vivian and her husband have worked with CRU for the past 25 years and currently serve with the Epic Movment.

Vivian and I met this past year when we were both at the If:Gathering and worked together on some If:Equip videos and were both a part of the racial reconciliation conversation that happened on stage. You can watch the videos HERE.

Racial Reconciliation – What is Racism? from IF Gathering on Vimeo.



On today's show we discuss Vivian's work with CRU and the Epic Movement, helping our kids own their own faith, and I shared my story of fear during a recent ultra sound and mammogram. Vivian shares one of the greatest gifts her girlfriends gave her when she found out about breast cancer – the sat with her listened, and didn't try to solve her problems. Vivian shares so many amazing nuggets of how to walk through grief with friends, that I hope you get to sit and soak up her wisdom on this subject.

Vivian shares with us how she trusted God throughout this journey she was on with cancer, how she helped her kids walk through this cancer journey, and how her husband and her handled the “what if's” of this cancer journey.

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Links from the Show


Epic Movement

Warrior in Pink, Vivian's book about her journey

She Reads Truth 

Juicers on Amazon

Fit Bit

Vivian's reading: The Person of Christ by Donald Macleod, Keep in Step with the Spirit by J.I. Packer, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Connect with Vivian

Blog // Twitter // Facebook

Book Giveaway:

Vivian is so gracious to be giving away a few copies of her book, Warrior in Pink. I'm going to give away two books here on the blog and three over on Instagram. I had someone email the other day saying that they don't have Instagram and feel left out of giveaway's, so this is for you!!  Here's how you win:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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