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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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Oct 12, 2021

In this week's episode, Champ joins us to talk about his latest book for children on Advent and the book of Isaiah. Champ has a great podcast called In the Word On the Go. 

Oct 5, 2021

In this week's episode Lamar Hardwick joins us to close out our series talking about disability and the church. He puts such a period on this whole discussion you don't want to miss it. 

Sep 28, 2021

In this week's episode we talk about what it is like texting with Pop. Joel recounts a couple of stories of being recognized as Elyse's son and then we jump into the discussion on empathy.

Sep 21, 2021

Well, this podcast is what happens when we spend a month being serious. I am really not even sure what to put in the description. 

Sep 14, 2021

This week's episode is actually the Worthy Podcast in our feed. It goes along with the series we have been doing on disabilities. 

Sep 7, 2021

Lucy Crabtree joins us to talk about what her experience has been being a part of the deaf community and a part of the church. She closes us out with a devotional on Matthew 20. 

Aug 24, 2021

Lauren Sparks joins us to talk about her daughter Shelby who has Dravet Syndrome. She wrote a blog on "5 Things Special Needs Families Wish the Church Knew" and we talk about that blog.

Aug 18, 2021

Steve Trevino of Global Catalytic Ministries comes us to talk to us about what is going on in Afghanistan and what we can do to help. 

Aug 17, 2021

Trista Park joins us to talk about her daughter Bernadette who has downs syndrome. She talks to us about how the church can love those with disabilities. 

Aug 10, 2021

Debbie Bushby joins us to talk about how the church can do better supporting families and people with disabilities. You all don't want to miss this. She has a deaf child and a degree in occupational therapy and she knows her stuff. 

Jul 27, 2021

In this week's podcast the crew talks a bit about the Olympics. Then they discuss the rise of plagiarism with pastors taking other's sermons. Then Joel closes us out with a devotional on Hebrews 13.

Jul 20, 2021

We talk about the fun we have been having over the Summer. Then Jess closes us out with a devotional on being content. 

Jul 13, 2021

In this week's episode Joel and Jessica are flying solo. They talk about the 4th of July festivities and then Jess shares the story of a wasp that she came in close contact with. Then Joel closes us out with a devotional on Philippians 1. 

Jul 6, 2021

Ron Sandison joins us to talk about his experience with Autism. He gives a good word to the Church on how to care for neurodivergent kids. He is also hilarious and has 15,000 scriptures memorized. You don't want to miss this one. He closes us out with a good word on good gifts. 

Jun 29, 2021

Our latest Fitzfaithful, Glenna Hadley joins us to talk about her job in HR at Target. She talks about what it is like to be a widow. She talks about loving people. We love her. So much. 

Jun 22, 2021

Kendra and Fletch Fletcher join us to talk about life as a dentist and a writer. This is a good one. You will laugh and be encouraged. 

Jun 15, 2021

This month we celebrate you guys by interviewing Fitzfaithfuls who were nominated by others to be on. You all are going to love Melissa. 

Jun 1, 2021

In this week's episode the crew talks about how standards have changed especially concerning the movies we let our kids watch. We also take a wild turn into Pop's shoes. Then we close out with a devotional on living into your vocation. 

May 25, 2021

On this week's episode we talk about pastors who continually abuse and hurt the sheep in their churches. Jessica gives an update on her trip to Disneyland. Elyse closes us out with a great piece on the way we think about Eve. 

May 18, 2021

After 6 years of podcasting as a family we finally got the oldest of the sibling group to join in. James, his wife Michelle, and their son Gabe join us on the front porch. We tell lots of stories and laugh a bunch. 

May 11, 2021

In this week's episode Gretchen Ronnevik joins us to talk about her latest book, Ragged. We talk about book proposal rejections and personal rejections. Then she leads us in a timely devotional from Romans 5.

May 6, 2021

In this week's episode the crew reads a bunch of good of bad reviews that the podcast has received. Jessica blurts out a very untimely reveal. Then the crew does a devotional on 2 Chronicles 15. 

Apr 27, 2021

In this week's episode our favorite stand-up comedian joins us and he brought his wife! Dustin and Mel Nickerson join us to talk about all the things. We laugh so much. Then he gives us a great devotional on the Jonah. 

Apr 20, 2021

In this week's podcast Pop leads the entire deal. We have heard your cries for justice for Pop. He gets to tell any story he wants without interruption. Enjoy.

Apr 13, 2021

There really isn't much to say about this episode except that if you enjoy Matthew Pierce or Carman this is the one for you. 

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