SHOW NOTES 005 JENNY NUCCIO

 

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Jenny is a Texas girl married to an Alaskan, but they met….in KENYA! Her husband went to high school with my husband and we got the chance to meet a couple years ago when they were back in the states touring churches and raising funds for all the awesome work they get to do in Mombasa, Kenya.

She is the founder of Imani Collective. She tells me all about how this collective started and how God has grown it, changed it and opened so many doors, and that it is coming up on it’s 5th birthday.

She is a mom to her sweet son Jaden and is excited to welcome their daughter into the world this summer!

When I think of Jenny I think of adventure! She is daring and creative with mad leadership skills. Her family has an open door policy to all their community, but she tells us about how they are able to find boundaries in that, too.

I hope that you will enjoy this conversation, Jenny is so inspiring and shows me that I can serve, and bloom right where God has placed me!

LINKS/ RECOMMENDATION

Simon Sinek TEDtalk

CHASING SLOW by Erin Loechner

 

CONNECT WITH JENNY

WEBSITE

Imani CollectiveJennyNuccio.com

IG

Imani CollectiveJenny Nuccio

FACEBOOK

Imani on FB

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www.jeanettetapley.com

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SHOW NOTES 004 MADISON ANAYA

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This week I had the chance to sit down with my new friend Madison Anaya. We met at a Book Signing in Dallas and immediately hit it off. She is so sweet and just an open book. 

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Madison is young wife, learning to balance work, school, dreams and date nights by being intentional in all the areas.

We talk about how they weathered Hurricane Harvey last fall and the blessings that followed.

Madison is such an inspiration, and she is going to change the world with her encouragement, passion and determination!

We have a great conversations about people we look up to but are real careful to not compare our beginnings to their middle.

Our conversation was just so fun and natural!

 

Links to Check Out/ Recommendations 

Madison and I talk about how we met at Rachel Hollis’ book tour for her new book GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE. And how Rachel Hollis has inspired us to much!

Madison absolutely recommends Jen Hatmaker’s book OF MESS AND MOXIE.

I tell her how much I love  Audible  (it’s how I read most of my books…because reading and driving is looked down upon) and I tell her that she should try listening to Jamie Ivey’s  new book IF YOU ONLY KNEW.

I just finished listening to SHOE DOG Phil Knight and think you all should go out and grab it, it’s so much more than just the story of a shoe company!

 

Connect With Madison

WEBSITE

www.MarriageAsWeKnowIt.com

FACEBOOK

www.facebook.com/marriageasweknowit

INSTAGRAM

@MadisonBaileyAnaya

 

Connect With ME

WEBSITE

www.jeanettetapley.com

IG @jeanettetapley

FB @thejeanettetapley

 

SHOW NOTES 001 EBBY ISBILL

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Listen to this episode here!

I LOVED getting to talk with my real life friend Ebby, meaning she is a friend of mine who I used to see on a daily basis. She is one of the funniest people I know and she has a heart of gold.

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Ebby is the wife to Brent, and mom to her three awesome kids. We got a chance to talk about her parenting style and how she is doing such a great job at raising fearless kids. Ebby tells me a little bit about their plans for the future, planting a church and how they are in the thick of learning all the things about that in a church residency program.

About three years ago Ebby was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she tells us about that diagnosis as well as what the Lord taught her in that time.

I mention that Ebby is a thrift shop queen, and I am not kidding…She always finds the best stuff, and I love learning her ways.

This girl is so special to me and her joy and friendship have brought so much to my life!

Links/ Recommendations

Ebby has been listening to a lot of Andy Stanley Podcasts and really liking them!

She has also started this Renaissance Periodization   meal program and says she’s eating more than she ever has and is dropping weight. You can check out this IG page to get more info on that!

CONNECT WITH EBBY

INSTAGRAM

@ebbyisbill

WEBSITE
ebbyisbill.wordpress.com

CONNECT WITH ME

WEBSITE

jeanettetapley.com

INSTAGRAM

@jeanettetapley

FACEBOOK

@thejeanettetapley

The Date Night That Ended in Tears

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Last week Titus and I met up with a few of his classmates and his teacher to watch the movie WONDER. Their class read the book earlier this year, and they wanted to see the movie all together. Obviously I was game for that, I read Wonder a few years ago and loved the storyIt was an opportunity to have a nice night out for me and my sweet boy.

Titus is our middle child. He was our baby for a long time and when Zoe came home his role as the “baby” was shifted. He and Zoe compete for attention quite a bit, they are both entertainers, both super funny and both very competitive. All that to say, he doesn’t get a lot of the one on one time or attention he craves. So this was a great opportunity for us.

A Theatre Pic is a must…Or did you even go?!

WONDER is about a little boy with Craniofacial that starts public school for the first time in 5th grade. His family is fiercely protective about his feelings, but they know that this is the right next step for their family. Auggie (the main character) knows that yes, he looks different, and yes, others notice and often stare. But as a family, they just hope that no one will be ugly to him. His family’s  life revolves all around him, and at one point in the older sister in the movie says, “My family is the earth and our life revolves around the Sun (son).” That line hit me right in the gut.

 

A few weeks ago I sat with Titus and Zeke at lunch, surrounded by other friends and parents Titus (my little performer) made a joke, “No one even sees Zeke, or me anymore. They all only see Zoe.” I deflected and joked with him, smiling nervously, while crying inside, “Did he really feel this way?! CRAP!” His little joke replayed in my mind as soon as I heard the sister say that. You see I know the truth, our life was flipped upside down the moment Zoe landed in Texas. Not in a terrible way, but our family shifted. We all started learning a new language, we have seen a whole slew of doctors and specialists, we have had fits and learning curves, and our lives have revolved around a lot of these things.

 

All the way home I choked back tears while we talked about the movie what he liked best, how it was different from the book, who our favorite character was, and so on. When we pulled up in our driveway I looked at my second born and confronted all those feelings. “Titus, do you feel like our life revolves around Zoe? Do you sometimes feel invisible? Do you know how much I love you and how special you are to me?” It was a talk that I hated having to have. I cried so much and so did he. We made a deal, “Titus next time you are feeling invisible or really need my attention, put your hands on each side of my face and tell me you need me. I need your help! Ok?!” We hugged and I kissed his sweet face. One of my biggest goals in raising these three kids is that they see me recognize my faults, and see me ask for their forgiveness. If I teach them nothing else I want them to know how to humble themselves, ask for forgiveness and press on. Also I want to teach them to Love God and Love Others but you get me right?!

 

So why tell you this? Because it’s hard. Mothering three very different kids is tough work. And I guess I just wanted you to know that you are not alone. This is tough, but it matters! 

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These 3…I hope they know how hard I am trying!