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Happy Hour #68 is with Jami Nato. Jami and her husband live in Kansas City where they are raising four kids, and still celebrating the Royals winning the World Series. Jami blogs, speaks and is in the process of writing a book that you're definitely going to want to get your hands on.

On the show, we discuss a marital affair that rocked her world seven years ago. Jami's perspective on suffering and how God loved her, changed her and challenged her through the experience is so beautiful. And her love for Jesus and the gospel is so powerful and shines bright in our conversation.  A highlight that I haven't been able to stop thinking about since we talked is the claim that through her suffering, her reward was not a reconciled marriage, but it was getting more of Jesus. I hope her experience and perspective will encourage and persevere your heart, like it did mine.

Of course we chatted about the Kansas City Royals and we even discusses Texan arrogance and how we tend to forget that there are other states out there, besides the Lone Star. At the end of our show, Jami shares a precious Christmas tradition for their family that is just another reminder of how much God has done in their sweet family over the years.

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Links from the Show

Jami's blog

Three things she's loving: HomeFires on PBS, 1989 by Ryan Adams, & the plaid movement

Gray Monroe Instagram

Happy Hour Books

Connect with Jami:

Blog // Twitter // Facebook // Instagram


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