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Front Porch with the Fitzes

Front Porch with the Fitzes, is a weekly chinwag featuring author Elyse Fitzpatrick and two of her three kids, Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick. Sometimes some unexpected folks might even drop by and sit for a spell. Every week they’ll jibber about faith, family life, things that interest them in culture or news, and what they’re learning about the Lord and their Christianity. Imagine sitting on the front porch of your ol’ Kentucky home, listening to three slightly off-kilter believers talk about life, do a lot of laughing at each other and everyone else…and then, of course, there’s always the bluegrass music playing in the background.
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Now displaying: December, 2015
Dec 15, 2015

Well... you'll find it hard to believe but the traditions of those crazy Fitzes. They just might be a little more looney than you ever suspected. There's a certain creature that came into the family's life... probably from a bog... about 10 years ago that makes an appearance every Christmas. We're not kidding -- it's so creepy. And then, in light of the tragedies in Paris and San Bernardino, we take a little time to talk about how to talk with your kids about life in this world and finally discuss the kind of world the Savior first entered, looking at a poem about Christ's condescension. Enjoy!

Dec 8, 2015

It's the Christmas season and that means that the Fitzies are out on the front porch in their long underwear reminiscing about days gone by while they drink cocoa (without any moonshine!). Traditions are a wonderful part of their holiday season, so they remember the times when the whole family would gather together in an enormous jalopy to head out and gander at Christmas lights. In their "culture" segment, they discover the truth about a man who screams like a little girl and what the police discovered, which reminds them of a special (but not holy) night when a skunk invaded the family manse. Jessica then invites us all to come and adore Christ the Lord. Pull up a chair, why don't ya?

Dec 1, 2015

Well, they've done it again! The Fitzes are together talking about all things "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" including Colin's rendition of an Oompa Loompa in his school play, the Grandpa Joe Syndrome which, Joel says, is what's wrong with society today. Jessica then gives Joel and Elyse a pop quiz: "Who said it? Grandpa Joe or Donald Trump"? You'll be amazed! From there they reminisce about their favorite Christmas movies like Elf, The Polar Express, and Miracle on 34th Street. Joel still won't do Chewbacca, but he does say, "Good day Sir! You lose!" 

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