You guys are just the absolute sweetest listeners, readers, and people in the world. Many times you guys have questions that you'd love to ask me, and so now I have a way for you to do that! Of course you can do it the old fashioned way of mailing me a letter, although I'm gonna guarantee that I will not answer that question with a letter back. Or you could send me a tweet or Facebook message, but if I'm honest DM's on twitter and FB messages make my armpits sweat. You could find me hanging out on my favorite social media platform, Instagram and ask me there if you would like. OR you guys you could leave me a message and I'll answer your question somewhere – Instagram or Facebook live, or even a podcast, or a blog post. Who knows?
Just an FYI that when we record a message you are giving me permission to share with my audience in order to answer your question. 🙂
I’d love to hear how you keep up with all of your friendships!
What are your other favorite podcasts? Yours is my favorite, but I’d love some good recommendations.
As a writer/podcaster, how do you deal with putting yourself out there to the world, especially in the local setting? I know you have talked briefly about how you are censoring more of what you say about your kids as they get older, or at least asking them before sharing about them, etc. But, what about YOU? Does it make you feel vulnerable? When I think of possibly writing a blog (and podcasting!), I just imagine social media feedback (assuming I might get at a few readers), and it is terrifying! I actually think I would be pretty okay sharing with strangers; it’s the locals, the friends and family, that I’m not so sure about.
I guess a good example of what I am getting at is this… I know a local blog-writer only through social media and as a friend of an acquaintance. I’m not certain that we’ve ever spoken in person at all – except she spoke to my child in the grocery store, but I think it was a coincidence. Anyway, I go walking into my psychiatrist’s waiting room, and there she is also waiting…no judgement here, obviously, but still, it was awkward. So, as a writer, do you feel these things but put it out there it anyway, taking it as just part of the job? Or do you learn to not care so much? I guess this somewhat applies to all creative mediums. Fear of rejection is killer.
Note: I am an introvert from a small town, living in a small city, and a member of a small church. Maybe it is just harder to hide in plain sight here.
I’d love to hear any insight you have – thanks 🙂
Jamie, I love WHO you are and the things you get involved in and the way you raise your kids. What would you say your big “thing” in life is? A blogger and mom? Or is there some dream you have kept hidden? i.e. the Hatmaker’s Legacy Collective or the Allen’s IF:GATHERING…. examples to explain what I’m asking (not to make you feel like there should be some great project you are striving towards accomplishing). What dream(s) has God put in your heart?
Also how is your son’s throat now-a-days?
Another question Jamie…. Some adopt where the waiting process is all on the parent end and the first time the child meets their new parents is the same couple days they return home to the US with them. Others like you and Story and Amos knew each other for years before they came to physically live with you. From the outside it seems to be easier on the kids to have had that time to get to know you and Aaron before moving home with you and away from all they knew. I know that from the inside the story is probably different. As not easy as it is for either child or parent, which process would you say is better long term for the child?
Hi Jamie. I love your podcasts. I love your book recommendations. I anxiously await for your weekly guests. Thanks to you I have inquired about being an ambassador for Sole Hope. Thank you for being such an inspiring woman. My question is random and maybe to forward (I apologize). I have been thinking about getting my first tattoo recently and I wanted to know if you had any comments/suggestions since you & Aaron both have some. :)xo
Your podcast is one of the highlights of my week…I hope I never catch up on past episodes because then I’d be done and that would stink! 😉 My husband and I would like to know if you and Aaron have any recommendations for men’s Bible studies. I am excited to do one of Jennie Allen’s studies with a group of ladies (we both read Anything and got so much out of it), but what would the equivalent be for dudes? Thanks for your suggestions!
Hi Jamie, do you have plans for any guests that have dealt with family it close friend suicide? I have a friend that her best friends husband just committed suicide 5 days ago and I don’t know what to say to her. She’s also an employee of mine and my husband works with her husband. I’ve given her time off work and resources for counseling our company provides but I feel so much like a boss and would really like to give her more wisdom than, go to church. They are not really church goers and they’re friends aren’t either. Anyhow, you have a lot of women that have dealt with loss, I just haven’t heard about suicide (maybe I missed it in the earlier podcasts) anyhow, any resources you may have would be greatly appreciated. Even if it’s just a seed for a potential guest for you 🙂 thanks, tera
I’m currently binge listening to your show and just hit episode #50!!! I’m loving every. Single. Guest. I have a couple of favorites, but love them all. Here’s my question: I love to read too. So much so that sometimes I feel like I read my Bible to get it out of the way so that I can get to my book. I feel so bad for it, but will still read both and wonder about the motives of my heart in the process.
Do you struggle with this? If so, what do you do about it?
Thank you for your heart for racial reconciliation. Not many white people make an effort and try to excuse their behavior and prejudices. Sometimes because I have mostly white friends I feel alone in this. We have conversations that leave me very sad and unhopeful for my little boys future.
Anyway thank you for having a good heart.
My friend from Thailand introduced me to your podcast! I absolutely love it and the stories I’ve listened to thus far are changing me!! Thank you for your ministry!
Do you have plans of traveling to the east coast??!! Boston would welcome you with open arms!
This isn’t a question but I thought you’d like to hear the most recent flossing news. I heard about this and thought of you.
Can you tell me where the happy hour challenge is?
In past conversations you have spoken of a diaper bag that you use as your lap top bag. Can you remind me the company and style of bag?
Lily Jade 🙂
I’m a new listener to your podcast, and I love it. I feel like I’m eavesdropping on a conversation at a coffee shop! I am usually in the car or on the treadmill when I’m listening, and am not able to quickly jot down the books you and your guest discuss. Do you have a list of guest recommended books somewhere on your site or social media?
Hello! Ive paged through this site and am trying to find the ladies bible study that you frequently talk about and recommend. Is the one for nurturing female relationships and a good starting place for a new women’s group. I think you have offered a free download too of the first few chapters. Help! Thank you!
I just wanted you to know that if I was on your show, my answer to your question “What are you lovin’ these days?” would be, “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey”!!!! I’m totally loving my runs/jogs as I listen and laugh and feel encouraged. Started listening when my good friend Ginger Ravella was on. Thanks, Jamie!
I️ would love to hear your story of how you became involved with your local jail and what that looks like each week.