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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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Jun 30, 2020

In this week's episode our friend/cousin, Daniel Balcombe, joins us. We talk about the current climate on the social. We talk about baseball starting. We all are confident the Padres will win the World Series. Then he closes us out with a good word from Psalm 120. 

Jun 23, 2020

It is just the original crew in this week's episode. We talk to Pop about his mysterious Facebook status updates. He also gives us some life tips about painting. Then Joel closes us out with a great devotional on hope in the midst of darkness. 

Jun 9, 2020

In this week's episode we ask you to listen to a sermon preached by Pastor Scott Treadway of Rancho Church in Temecula, California. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

Here is the link to the video if you would like to watch it. 

Jun 2, 2020

Allison Mackey joins us this week to talk about her great middle-readers book The Edge of Everywhen. She also sings a little diddy that will make you laugh/cry. Then she closes us out with a short devotional on the Kingdom of God. 

May 26, 2020

Latasha Morrison of Be the Bridge joins us. Joel talks about finding himself in a very compromising situation. Latasha talks about how she is doing during this lockdown. Then she shares about her work at Be the Bridge. She closes us out with a great devotional on repentance. 

May 19, 2020

This week Blake Flattley of Communion Arts joins us. We talk about the craziest thing we have done during quarantine. We talk about his music and Communion Arts. Then he closes us out with a timely devotional written by his wife. "That Should've Been Something"

May 12, 2020

In this episode we talk to Dave Harvey. He talks about the church planting network the Great Commission Collective. Pop and Joel interview him about his latest book "I Still Do".

May 5, 2020

It is just the original gang talking about how life is going. It is disjointed but genuine. This is really hard. Joel comes in at the end with a hope building devotional. 

Apr 28, 2020

Our U.K. Cats are back! We check in with our friends from across the pond to talk about Coronavirus over there vs. here. Don't forget to check out their podcast The Plumb Line Podcast

Apr 21, 2020

Ann Maree Goudzwaard author of Help(Her) joins us to talk about her book and the program she runs at her church. We of course talk about the quarantine and how everyone is holding up. Spoiler alert: this is really hard. Then Ann Maree closes us out with a devotional on being mercied. 

Apr 14, 2020

It's just a family episode. So the crew talks about how they have been passing the days while in lock down. There is a lot of talk about jellybeans. Then Jess closes us out with a devotional on Jesus and Mary at the empty tomb. 

Apr 7, 2020

Our friend Charlotte Getz joins us to talk about being one of the first people in the United States to be diagnosed with Coronavirus. 

Mar 31, 2020

In this episode Dustin Nickerson joins us and we talk all things Coronavirus. We also answer the question, "Is COVID19 a judgement from God". Also Venmo him a couple bucks at @Dustin-Nickerson

Mar 24, 2020

In this week's podcast Elizabeth Behrens joins us to talk about a resource that she contributed. She works with Be the Bridge and the resource discusses transracial adoption. She is a joy, we enjoy lots of laughs and learn lots too. Join us!

Mar 17, 2020

We talk about all the craziness of the world right now. We try and bring some comfort as we read a book called, "A Safe Home for Shanti Cow". Then Joel closes us out with a devotional on Psalm 121. 

Mar 10, 2020

In this episode Jess and Elyse talk about their two most recent conferences and the road trips they had to take to get to them. Then Elyse closes us out with a great devotional.

Feb 25, 2020

Jessica tells a story about a driver who lost his mind with her. Pop and Elyse tell about their recent trip. Pop had a fun situation with the car rental service. Then Jess closes the podcast out with a devotional on Hebrews 5:1-3. 

Feb 18, 2020

Joel and Jessica decide to tell stories about Phil and Elyse while they are not around. We laugh a bunch. You will get to know our family a bit better. Joel closes us out with a great devotional on numbering our days. 

Feb 11, 2020

In this episode Steve Viars joins us to talk about how his church, Faith Church, has decided to care for those in their community. You need to hear about what his church has done to love those in Lafayette, Indiana. Then he talks to us about his book Loving Your Community. 

Feb 4, 2020

We welcome Joel back to the show after a few weeks off. We talk about some hilarious news stories that Fitzfaithfuls have sent in. Then we discuss a question from a Fitzfaithful about Christians drinking alcohol. 

Jan 21, 2020

In this week's episode we update you on what is going on in our lives and why we have been absent for so many weeks. Lore Ferguson Wilbert joins us to talk about her new book Handle With Care: How Jesus Redeems the Power of Touch in Life and Ministry

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