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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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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.

Jun 24, 2016

We enjoyed the pleasure of having Sam Allberry stop by the Front Porch. In this bonus episode, we talk about his book Is God Anti-Gay? You will find what he has to say encouraging and helpful.

Jun 21, 2016

In this episode, (5:57) Jess recounts her glorious victory when she entered a Bitmoji contest with the San Diego Padres. (16:25) The entire crew takes turns having Siri read their emoijis. (20:28) Then Joel talks about how the church is a means of grace to broken sinners.

Jun 14, 2016

We start this episode by reading a couple reviews and giving away some books. Then (9:00) Joel talks about his daughter, Eowyn, turning 13. She had the best birthday party. It included a giant slip-n-slide, and slip-n-slide kickball. (16:34) Elyse created a game using dumb laws and Jess and Joel have to guess what is a real law and what is fake. (28:42) Katie Orr joins Jess and talks about her books and closes out with a good word on love.

Jun 7, 2016

We start this episode by reading a great review from Matthew Pierce (@ongreenmountain on Twitter). (9:15) Then we talk about how the podcast started. (17:13) After that we spend a considerable amount of time talking about the Amish. (30:00) Lastly, mom gives us a mess of a devotional. It actually isn't her fault this time. The recording is not great and Joel and Jessica keep laughing and interrupting. Sorry about that.

Jun 2, 2016

Our friend Scott Kieth from @thinkingfellows joins us for a bonus episode. We sat outside on the back porch and talked about his book Being Dad Father as a Picture of God's Grace. Joel has sung the praises of this book for about three months and now you get to hear directly from the author.

May 31, 2016

Erik Guzman @ErikGuzman joins us today. We talk about the Florida Man phenomenon. During this segment we talk about something that might or might not be over the line. We are horrible judges of this so we let you make the decision. Jess will jump in when it is about to happen so that you can skip forward if you need to. (20:15) Then Erik talks about his book The Seed: A True Myth. (36:20) He finishes the podcast off with a devotional on John 17 that you don't want to miss.

May 24, 2016

In this episode Elyse introduces Jess and Joel to a Top Ten Superhero Movie List. Then Joel talks about a documentary called Chuck Norris vs. Communism (17:40). Then they transition into a devotional time where they talk about how none of us are the true superhero (27:20). Joel centers in on Jonah.  

May 17, 2016

We beg for listeners to give us three chances after we read a review and hear from our friend, Jamie Ivey. (8:22) Then James, Michelle, and Ruth join us for a brief segment to air their grievances against us. We don't give them much time. (19:48) Then we change the tone and cadence of our voices and Joel ends with a devotional on humility.

May 10, 2016

In this episode we talk about the video on the Psalms that Eugene Peterson and Bono put out. We also play a where are they now game called Politicians, Prison, or Pastor. Then we end the podcast with a devo from Jess on Psalm 5.

May 8, 2016

In this special episode we sat around the table and had the kids tell some jokes. If you would like a little laughter in your life give it a listen.

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.

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