My guest for Happy Hour #77 is Retha Nichole. Oh, I had so many things I wanted to talk about with Retha, and our conversation could have literally gone on for hours. But, in this episode, you'll hear Retha's heart-wrenching story about being a newlywed when her husband suddenly slipped into a coma, ultimately dying nearly two years later. Her story has a twist that I wasn't expecting, and adds so much more depth to an already impossible situation. In our conversation, she shared a detail of her story that she had never shared publicly before, and it left both of us nearly speechless. Though the suffering that you and I have experienced – or will experience – may not look exactly like Retha's, I think her wisdom in coping and grace and forgiveness is so valuable. I just think you'll love hearing her story.

{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

Retha's Website

Retha's Podcast


Influence Conference

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington + Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

What Retha is loving: Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub, HEB Texas Pecan Coffee, Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brushes

Connect with Retha

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


Kurt Felsman


If you looking for more great meaningful worship music you must check out Kurt Felsman. He has been leading people in corporate worship for nearly 20 years and his heart is to see people experience the goodness and glory of God. Kurt is debuting his EP, Majesty and Mystery. It is both beautifully and biblically crafted and contains a collection of powerful songs designed to be sung. With soaring melodies and beautifully crafted musical elements, Majesty and Mystery will draw the listener's heart into worship.

Majesty and Mystery is available on iTunes, and all major music retailers. Also make sure you check out his website at www.kurtfelsman.com, and follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. For the next few weeks he'll be giving away copies just for happy hour listeners, so make sure to follow and comment #thehappyhour and tag a friend on his post.  You won't be sorry for adding this EP into your worship playlists!

Pine Cove


It's still winter(ish), but now is the time to be thinking about your summer plans and you must consider Pine Cove camps! Here’s why camp ministry is awesome: your kids get a whole week away from technology to be out in God’s creation, they get to be pushed out of their comfort zone with fun activities like high ropes courses, zip lines, and horseback riding. Pine Cove scours the nation for the most excellent, intentional, Jesus-loving college students to invest in your kids for a week as their counselors. We’ve sent our kids to Pine Cove for years now, and they always come back with so many stories of what they learned about the Bible and how they felt so loved by the staff. Pine Cove takes safety seriously, and as a mom myself I trust them completely with my kids. You can find out more information about Pine Cove on their website at pinecove.com.

Prep Dish


Prep Dish is a healthy subscription-based meal planning service. When you sign up, you'll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After a couple of hours on the weekend, you'll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. You'll save time and have some amazingly delicious meals like Smoky Paprika Chicken Legs with Roasted Carrots, Parsnips & Fennel or Turkey & Zucchini Lasagna. And, Allison is offering listeners a special rate of $4 for the first month – that's only $1/weekly meal plan! You can't beat that. Check out Prep-Dish for this amazing deal! Use code: HappyHour


Jamie Ivey