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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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Dec 28, 2016

Pop joins us this week as we talk about what we loved about 2016, and what we are looking forward to in 2017. 

Dec 20, 2016

In this episode, the kids join us as we talk about a recent family party and our family traditions. We hope you enjoy.

Dec 13, 2016

Warning: we do cross a couple lines in this podcast so maybe don't listen with kiddos. Kimm Crandall joins us this week and we talk about avoiding people in public, her Killing Tree, and her excellent book Beloved Mess.

Dec 6, 2016

Elyse and Joel are joined by special guests Ruth (Joel's wife), and Rondi Lauterbach. They talk about Rondi's book Hungry: Learning to Feed Your Soul with Christ.

Nov 29, 2016

Joel is back. He talks about his surgery. We talk about funny news stories. Joel finishes the podcast with a devotional on love. Basically Joel talks a lot this podcast. We laugh a lot. Enjoy.

Nov 8, 2016

In this episode we tackle a listener suggested topic. Then we go into what books we are reading. Jess closes the podcast out with a devotional on sorrow and joy.

Nov 1, 2016

This week we have two special guests. We talk about what we did over the last weekend. We talk about the shows we are watching. Joel does the devotional from Philippians 1. 

Oct 25, 2016

Elyse is back from Australia with a brief update on her trip. We talk about costumes from previous Halloweens. Elyse shares a funny article on a 100 year-old-woman checking an item off her bucket list. Then Elyse wraps up the podcast on a devotional from Jeremiah 29.

Oct 18, 2016

Elyse is in Australia this week. That means you get an episode with just Jessica and Joel. They share a couple new clown stories. They talk about a review they loved/were confused by. Joel shares some pretty big news that he got this last week. Then Joel does the devotional from the book of Jonah. He asks the question who are the others in your life?

Oct 11, 2016

We start out the program with another hilarious news story about a woman who ends up at the hospital. Then we each share our thoughts on the debates. This of course leads into a conversation about practical jokes. Then Jess closes out the podcast with a devotional on "doing big things." 

Oct 4, 2016

In this week's episode we talk about the clowns that keep making appearances across the U.S. (5:00). We talk the pumpkin revolution (9:00) Then we read a review that made us laugh (17:00). Joel does the devotional (25:00) on the end of I Corinthians 15. Then we tell a bonus story from our most recent family party (36:00). 

Sep 27, 2016

We are about to be real honest. Here is the truth, this might be the stupidest episode we have recorded to date. Not stupid in a good way, but in a gosh that was just bad way. So sorry and thanks for listening. We talk about the mystery of Joel continuing to get kidney stones. Which of course leads us into a discussion about sitting on the toilet. Thankfully, we exit that conversation and Joel talks about a documentary he just watched. Then Elyse leads us in a devotional. 

Sep 20, 2016

Happy Birthday to us!! It is our 52nd episode. One full year. In this week's episode we talk about football, the books we are reading, and Jess does the devotional on our weakness and God's power.

Sep 13, 2016

In this episode we talk all about Stranger Things. Joel gives a great devotional on suffering and hope. We also give an update on the Crosswalk Lady.

Sep 6, 2016

In this week's episode Jess and Joel share some funny reviews and talk about the dancing crosswalk lady for their kid's school. Then Jess and Elyse talk about their trip to Brazil (15:20). Which of course leads into what they think should be mandated laws for flying (27:15). Then Joel closes us out with a devotional on Psalm 122 (38:05).

Aug 23, 2016

In this episode of Front Porch with the Fitzes, the clan talks about the recent scandal with Ryan Lochte. Jessica and Joel get pretty heated talking about the 3 rules of dropping your kids off and picking them up from school. Jess closes out the podcast with a devotional on Psalm 18.

Aug 16, 2016

In this episode Pop, Joel, and Elyse share funny stories about golfing. Which naturally leads to a conversation about something Elyse gave away that belonged to Phil, which is probably worth a lot of money. Elyse ends the podcast with a devotional on our bodily transformation that will take place on the new Earth. Enjoy!

Aug 9, 2016

In this week's podcast, we tackle just two topics. We talk Olympics and we talk about the upcoming Elections. 

Aug 2, 2016

In this episode the crew talks about the Netflix shows they are watching. Then they share a couple stories from the family stay-cation they just took. Finally, Elyse closes out with a devotional from her latest book Home.

Jul 26, 2016

In this episode Jess and Elyse talk about their trip to see what was happening at Comic Con. (11:00) Then the crew shares a couple news stories out of Texas. (20:00) Joel ends the podcast with a devotional on the Valley of Dry Bones from Ezekiel.

Jul 19, 2016

Elyse, Jess, and Joel talk about the movies they have seen lately. (14:30) Then they discuss the new Pokémon GO phenomenon. (28:30) Finally, Elyse talks about her new book Home: How Heaven and the New Earth Satisfy Our Deepest Longings.

Jul 12, 2016

This episode starts out with a very awkward conversation between Jess and Joel about the upcoming Home Run Derby.(7:15) Joel then talks about his recent vacation to Indio. (20:35) Then Jess closes the podcast out with a devo on forgiveness.

Jul 7, 2016

In this bonus episode, we asked Trillia Newbell author of Untied: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity to come on and answer two questions for us; How do we help our African American brothers and sisters who are grieving and what is our hope for racial reconciliation. We hope it is enlightening and helpful.

Jul 5, 2016

In this episode we find out the latest on Boaty McBoatface. Iain and Barb Duguid join us. Iain talks about his commentary on the Song of Songs. and Barb talks about her book Extravagant Grace. Iain closes us out with a good word on Job. You don't want to miss this episode these two are hilarious and incredibly wise.

Jun 28, 2016

Pop joins us on this weeks episode. We talk about how Jessica and Joel both have a lot of tickets. They blame it on Pop. Then we discuss the book So You've Been Publicly Shamed (19:15). Then we finish the podcast with a devotional from Pop. (31:10) He talks about having hope in the plans God has for you.

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