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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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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

Dec 31, 2019

In this week's episode we start with reading some reviews from Apple Podcast on our little show. We start with a one star review and end with a five star review. Spoiler: people don't like it when we talk politics. Then we talk all the fun stuff we did over the past couple weeks. We end with a beautiful poem from Marte Riley.

Dec 17, 2019

It's just the original crew this week no guest. That means we are a little more out of control than normal. We tell a Florida Man story and another story that is as crazy as a Florida Man story. Then we spend some time talking about Biblical Counseling, where it was, where it is, how it helps, and how if used improperly it may hurt. 

Dec 10, 2019

Rachel Green Miller joins us this week to talk about her book Beyond Authority and Submission. Of course, we have to talk about Baby Yoda and get to know Rachel for a bit first. Then we spend a lot of time talking about biblical roles and complementarianism. Rachel closes out with a great devotional.   

Dec 2, 2019

In this week's podcast, Champ Thornton joins us! He is a podcaster and an author and an assistant pastor and an all around champ. 

Nov 26, 2019

In this week's episode Jennifer Lyell joins us to talk about her book The Promises of God Storybook Bible: The Story of God's Unstoppable Love.  We spend some of the times we have been sent emails we shouldn't have received and sent some text we didn't mean to send. The she tell us why she wrote her book and reads us a lovely story from it. 

Nov 19, 2019

In this week's episode Ruth Chou Simons joins the crew. We talk about the Whatever Craft House. We talk about advent calendars. We talk about her latest book Beholding and Becoming

Nov 5, 2019

In this episode we talk to our friend Michelle Bates about her book Beyond the Shallow How Suffering Led Me to the Deep End of Grace. Her story is one of immense suffering and she opens it up to us. Jessica and Elyse share a few crazy stories from their latest trip to Canada. 

Oct 29, 2019

In this week's episode we talk about the MacArthur/Moore situation. We also talk about Kanye's new album. So basically we are talking about all the things that everyone else is talking about, but you know we do it with our own flair. 

Oct 22, 2019

This is the live episode we recorded over the weekend at Here We Still Stand 2019. Eric Shumacher joins us in the place of Joel because Joel had to work. I am telling you Eric is hilarious and you won't be sorry you listened. 

Oct 8, 2019

In this femaleless episode Joel takes the opportunity to get to know Pop better. You will hear about when Pop and Elyse first met, their first date, and their wedding. You also hear a couple stories of Pop and his brothers. Then Joel closes us out with a devotional on the generous Father. It's a fun episode. 

Oct 1, 2019

In this week's episode, the crew talks about the end of the baseball season. Elyse and Pop talk about their recent trip to SpaceX. Then Elyse interviews Jessica about her newest book How To Help Your Anxious TeenPop interviews Joel about his latest book Between Us Guys. It is a fun one. 

Sep 24, 2019

In this week's episode our friend Gretchen Ronnevik joins us. We talk about farming. We talking about knitting. We talk about Fabio's nipples (bet you didn't see that coming). We talk about her program that she developed called Gospel Mentoring. Then she closes us out with a gospel soaked devotional. 

Sep 17, 2019

Steve Brown from the Key Life network joins us. He talks about his latest book Talk the Walk. We also talk about the hurricane that never was. Then he closes us out with a devotional on revival.

Sep 10, 2019

Our friends Scott Mehl and Jose Gonzales from Cornerstone West LA join us. They talk about their church where they both pastor. The church has three different services all three are in different languages. Also, Scott is a Dodgers fan so of course we give him a hard time for that. 

Sep 3, 2019

In this week's episode we go over a couple Florida Man stories. That of course leads us into talking about our most recent car accidents. Then Jess and Joel close us out with a devotional on back-to-school season.

Aug 27, 2019

In this week's episode Kristie Anyabwile joins us to talk about the book she just edited and contributed to. (Yes, Pop destroys her last name). The book is called His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. We talk about how the book came about and why it's important. Then she closes us out with a devotional from Psalm 119. 

Aug 20, 2019

Joel comes back from his brief hiatus to talk about our books and vacation. We laugh way too much. Pop is prime Pop. Joel is prime Joel. 

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