The Good List

Welcome to The Good List - Est. 2021

Here’s a collection of items collected from my “A Good Pour” conversations as well as personal favorites that I add seasonally. 


  • Shawshank Redemption – submitted by Ray Carman
  • Doctor Zhivago – submitted by Brenda Payne 
  • The Proposal – submitted by Karen Mitchell
  • All the Oceans movies – submitted by Karen Mitchell
  • Red – submitted by Karen Mitchell
  • Almost Famous – submitted by Jennifer Perry
  • Forrest Gump – submitted by Jennifer Perry
  • The Holiday – submitted by Amanda Foster


  • Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May – KG recommendation from Winter 2021
  • The Autobiography of George Müller – submitted by Ray Carman
  • Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven – submitted by Rachel Mullins
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers – submitted by Rachel Mullins
  • Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri J. M. Nouwen  – submitted by Daniel Becker
  • Jesus the King by Tim Keller – submitted by Daniel Becker
  • Bill O’Riley’s The Killing series – submitted by Daniel Becker
  • The Second Mountain  (The Quest for a Moral Life) by David Brooks – submitted by Brenda Payne
  • The Glorious Pursuit: Becoming Who God Created Us to Be by Gary Thomas – submitted by Karen Mitchell
  • The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile – submitted by Emma Wiggleton
  • Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership by Laurie Beth Jones – submitted by Kendall Hall
  • The Source of Miracles: 7 Steps to Transforming Your Life through the Lord’s Prayer by Kathleen McGowan – submitted by Kendall Hall
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg – submitted by Jennifer Perry
  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – submitted by Kathryn Strong
  • Learning to Lean by Marion West – submitted by Amanda Foster
  • The Good Lie by A.R. Torre – submitted by Amanda Foster
  • Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins – submitted by Erik Thorton
  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend – submitted by Tammy Hayes
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins – submitted by Jenna Hunter
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey – submitted by Jenna Hunter
  • Green Lights by Matthew McConaughey  – submitted by Dennis Tulpa
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari – submitted by Rich and Heather Nickel
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande – submitted by Rich and Heather Nickel
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown – submitted by Rich and Heather Nickel


  • Pantsuit Politics –  KG recommendation from Winter 2021
  • The Charles Stanley Radio Program – submitted by Michael Lajoie
  • Dr. Death and Up and Vanished – submitted by Daniel Becker
  • Directionally Challenged – submitted by Emma Wiggleton
  • Dolly Parton’s America podcast – submitted by Jennifer Perry
  • America’s Doctor: The Dr. Oz Podcast – submitted by Jennifer Perry
  • EnneaSummer Series on the That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs Podcast – submitted by Katherine Louw
  • White Lies NPR Podcast – submitted by Katherine Louw
  • The Dabble Co. Podcast – submitted by Katherine Louw
  • Raising Boys and Girls Podcast – submitted by Katherine Louw
  • The Bible Recap Podcast by Tara Leigh Cobble – submitted by Kathryn Strong
  • Serendipity with Inky Johnson – submitted by Dennis Tulpa 

television shows

  • Ted Lasso – KG recommendation from Winter 2021
  • The Office – submitted by Kate Ritchie
  • Friends – submitted by Amanda Foster
  • Songland – submitted by Amanda Foster
  • Friday Night Lights – submitted by Sarah Pasco
  • Station 19 – submitted by Sarah Pasco
  • The Today Show – submitted by Rich and Heather Nickel
  • CBS This Morning Sunday Moment of Nature – submitted by Rich and Heather Nickel


  • “Graves into Gardens” by Elevation Worship – KG recommendation from Winter 2021
  • “Springtme” by Chris Renzema – KG recommendation from Spring 2021
  • “Right on Time” by Toby Mac – submitted by Karen Mitchell
  • Singer songwriters like Taylor Swift and Pink; “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Ella Fitzgerald; “Might Not Like Me” by Brynn Elliott;  Christian music – submitted by Amanda Foster
  • Road Less Traveled by Lauren Alaina – submitted by Sarah Pasco

Sumner County Favorites

  • Kávé at House of Haggai –  KG recommendation from Winter 2021
  • Educate a Woman event for Volunteer State Community Foundation – KG recommendation from Spring 2021
  • Breakfast at Hendersonville Produce – KG recommendation from Spring 2021
  • Songwriters night at Rock Castle – submitted by Kendall Hall
  • Stompin’ Grounds coffee house in Hendersonville – submitted by Katherine Louw
  • Rosie Food and Wine – submitted by Katherine Louw and Kathryn Strong
  • Hendersonville’s Hometown Jam – submitted by Amanda Foster
  • Leadership Sumner – submitted by Tammy Hayes
  • Myers Front Porch – submitted by Tammy Hayes
  • Jess and Sam Gilbert of Rock Castle – submitted by Tammy Hayes

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