4 Ways to Have More Fun With Annie F. Downs

You only get one life on this earth. It should be fun! On today's show, we're talking about how important it is to just play and be silly and feel like a kid again. And I get to talk to my good friend and “fun expert,” Annie F. Downs, about practical ways we can add more fun to our lives. To wrap up, we’ll journal about a powerful verse from the Book of John about living an abundant life.


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In today’s teaching, I’ll share a few simple steps you can take to bring fun back into your life.  If we’re intentional, we can create unforgettable moments for ourselves and the people we care about. Fun is a big deal. I’ll shoot you straight: If you don’t make time for fun in your life, you won’t be any fun to be around. You have this one life to live—so make joy a priority.

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I always have fun when I spend time with my good friend Annie F. Downs. She’s an author, a speaker, a Bible teacher, and the host of the That Sounds Fun podcast. We’ll talk about how to take breaks from the busyness and responsibility of life to simply enjoy the beauty and innocence of fun. And by the way . . . this interview comes with an extra fun surprise.

How to Live an Abundant Life

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10 (NIV)

This is such a beautiful verse about the abundant life that we enjoy as we follow Jesus. It’s easy to think about this promise only in the future tense—that someday we’ll experience full life. But there’s a real practical implication for our lives right now. To help apply today’s topic on fun, here are a few journal questions:

  1. What does an abundant life mean to you?
  2. What do you do for fun?
  3. Do you make time for fun? If not, what gets in the way?
  4. What’s one fun thing you’re going to commit to this week?