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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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May 3, 2016

Joel and mom discuss the unreturned texts from last week'sepisode. Jess and mom talk about their trip to Canada and all ofthe amazing sights they saw. Mom ends the podcast with a mediationon Mother's Day.

Apr 26, 2016

In this episode, Elyse reads a Dear Abby letter, that leaves Jess and Joel awkward laughing.  Joel and Elyse get into it about un returned texts, and it gets very uncomfortable. We talk a little bit about the Homerun Derby uniforms, in hopes of making other teams fans angry. Then during the devotional we try and insult every denomination. Hope you enjoy.

Apr 19, 2016

In this week's episode we have Eowyn, Colin, and Allie join us. They were on Spring Break so we figured, why not. We talk about pranking each other, our trip to Magic Mountain, and then Jess does the poddevo on having hope during suffering.

Apr 19, 2016

Our official news report on the travesty that we know as Boaty McBoatface.

Apr 12, 2016

In this episode, Jess talks about a recent trip to Iowa. Elyse shares her thoughts on the movie Eye in the Sky and then ties that Defeating Evil.

Apr 5, 2016

In this episode the crew discusses the naming of a Scientific Boat, it's pretty hysterical. They also talk abut how sitting kills you. Then Joel gives the devocast on Communion and how it should change our social media use.

Mar 29, 2016

In this episode we talk about Joel coaching and Allie and Colin playing softball/baseball. We also talk about the books we are reading. Then Joel gives and encouraging podcast devo about being the beloved of God.

Mar 22, 2016

In this episode, Jess shares several life hacks that will making living a whole lot smoother. Joel talks about the most amazing massage he has ever had (also the only one). And Jess shares from Hebrews about how kind and compassionate God is with our weaknesses.

Mar 15, 2016

In this episode we talk about a recent flying adventure where we saw a cat on the plane. We also talk the wonders for going to the Dentist. Lastly, Elyse finishes up with a prayer for our country and talks about how to trust God in the midst of the political climate.

Feb 23, 2016

We taped this episode with a studio audience. We ask them a few questions about themselves in order to figure out if we are compatible. Then Elyse talks about how suffering changes the way we see things.

Feb 16, 2016

On today's podcast we talk about Valentine's day (a fake holiday), the phenomenon of Facebook prayer requests and division in the church. 

Feb 9, 2016

Pop joins us on this week's episode to defend his name. We talk about being on time, the Iowa Caucus and the scandal of Genesis 38.

Feb 2, 2016

In this episode, Joel shares a story about a neighborhood dog that got loose. He also talks about what it takes to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church of American and then finally He talks about David in the devotional segment. I promise the rest of us are there, Joel just had a lot to say.

Jan 19, 2016

Jess shares the craziest story about a avid popcorn eater she recently witnessed. The crew talks about the latest season of Serial and the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. In the devotional, Jess shares about hope for the new year.

Jan 12, 2016

In this episode the crew talks about the recent weather and tornado warnings they experienced in San Diego. They also discuss the feelings you experiences when trying out for something. Lastly, Elyse shares about her Uncle Mitch's funeral.

Jan 5, 2016

Hey there, in this week's podcast the crew talks about New Year Resolutions - to resolve or not to resolve that is the question. They are joined by their good friend, Wayne Duguid Houk, to discuss his book Prone to Wander.

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!" 

Nov 24, 2015

Happy Gobble, Gobble Day! Whelp, it's the holidays and the Fitzies are together again imagining delectable delights and the yumminess of Pink Fluff, extra cups of butter and Michelle's caramels. And then, once the feasting is over, it's time to fall into a food coma so you can be ready for your Black Friday shopping -- You'll be amazed to hear what some parents will do in order to get that perfect toy and what one woman did because her beau at all the salsa. Then Elyse will answer Satan's question, "Can a man be right before God?" Listen while you baste your bird.

Nov 17, 2015

In celebration of the Veteran's Day holiday, some sweet little kids joined us on the front porch were discussions ensue about whether bacon causes cancer or not (everyone agrees not eating enough bacon would be hazardous to your health). The conversation migrates to our favorite episodes of America's Funniest Videos (Elyse does not take any responsibility for the things the children say during this discussion), while Jessica draws a delightful analogy between high school cheerleaders who are confident in their identity and how Jesus has sought us and freed us. We got some wonderful fried okra goin'... stop on by, will ya?

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