Happy Hour #66 is with Amanda Jones. Amanda is a Jesus-loving Texas girl married to a preacher boy from Missouri. They have 2 elementary-age kids, a new baby girl, and a four-year-old church they planted with their friends. Amanda loves laughing with her family, taking Sunday naps, pausing for tea time, and searching the city of Houston for the perfect Breakfast taco.


On today's show we discuss how her blog BABY BANGS got it's name, how both of us had such wonderful experiences at the Passion Conference in our lifetime, what it was like growing up with her mom, Beth Moore, in ministry, and how she helps her family thrive while being in ministry. We also had a very open and honest discussion about domestic adoption and the journey that Amanda and her family walked through a few years ago. Amanda shares what she learned from walking through their adoption loss. She then shared her favorite things, and what she is currently reading.

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Links from the Show

The Pastor's Kid by Barnabas Piper

Bayou City Fellowship – the church Amanda and her husband planted

A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser

The Breville One Touch Tea Maker

What Amanda's reading: Audacious by Beth Moore and The Armor of God bible study by Priscilla Shirer

What I was reading: For the Love by Jen Hatmaker & recommended The Husband's Secret to her for a fiction book

Connect with Amanda



MAD Marketplace

The vision of MAD Marketplace is so simple!  To create a global consumer movement that matters!  They are not just words!  We want the difference we make to be global.  We want consumers to know of ways to be good stewards when they shop!  If we all shop with the hope to make a difference, our spending creates a movement and that matters!

MAD Marketplace Launched an Online Retail Store on November 1st!

Who Says Shopping and Making A Difference Don’t Go Together?

There are clearly more problems around us than there are solutions. Most of them are quite daunting…poverty, hunger, human trafficking, orphan care, clean water projects, barriers to employment, and so many more. As consumers, we can choose to buy differently and be a part of the solution.

The mission of MAD Marketplace is to tell stories, sell products and help people.

As consumers, we are always shopping and we do much of it online. MAD Marketplace wants to cater to online shoppers by creating a shopping experience that provides a wide variety of unique and practical products, tell the incredible stories behind each of them, and provide a simple way for everyone to help others.

MAD Marketplace’s products give back in different ways. Some examples include buy one give one, proceeds that participate in micro-lending, sustainable living wages, empowering women, meal for meal, drop for drop, and restoring hearing. No matter what you buy, every purchase has a purpose!

MAD Marketplace offers the consumer a different way to shop, a different reason to buy, and more than one way to help. Customers may choose products that vary from peanut butter, baby blankets, coffee, lamps, statement jewelry, and rain boots, to name just a few.


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Why not gift Love With Food this holiday season. It's the gift that  keeps on giving!


She Does Justice



She Does Justice is a lifestyle brand that empowers women to make a difference. It started as an adoption fundraiser and grew into a community that is passionate about giving back. Each month, 10% of SDJ's gross sales go toward five different initiatives — supporting adoption, empowering young women, healthcare in Africa, orphan prevention, and fighting sex trafficking. The best part? YOU get to choose where the portion of your purchase goes, YOU are empowered to make a difference right from your computer! We're excited to offer all Happy Hour listeners free shipping with promo code “HAPPYHOUR” and hope you'll join us in making a difference today. The shop is full of stylish & affordable tees and accessories. Happy holiday shopping!

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