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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 family life, things that interest them in culture or news, and what they’re learning about the Lord. 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.

Front Porch with the Fitzes Elyse Fitzpatrick, Joel Fitzpatrick, Jessica Thompson

    • Christianity
    • 4.8, 362 Ratings

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 family life, things that interest them in culture or news, and what they’re learning about the Lord. 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.

    Episode 301: Baseball, Daniel Balcombe, and Psalm 120

    Episode 301: Baseball, Daniel Balcombe, and Psalm 120

    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. 

    • 46 min
    Episode 300: Life Tips with Pop and Hope in Christ

    Episode 300: Life Tips with Pop and Hope in Christ

    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. 

    • 40 min
    Episode 299: Togetherness and Pastor Scott Treadway

    Episode 299: Togetherness and Pastor Scott Treadway

    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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZE9S6Nwb3A&feature=youtu.be

    • 45 min
    Episode 298: An Ode to Covid, Allison Mackey and the Kingdom

    Episode 298: An Ode to Covid, Allison Mackey and the Kingdom

    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. 

    • 51 min
    Episode 297: Latasha Morrison, Downward Dog, and Repentance

    Episode 297: Latasha Morrison, Downward Dog, and Repentance

    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. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 296: Blake Flattley, Communion Arts, and "That Should've Been Something"

    Episode 296: Blake Flattley, Communion Arts, and "That Should've Been Something"

    This week Blake Flattely 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"

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

jenkuhn20 ,

Love this show!

I’m so glad you are still making the podcast happen despite the corona-cation! Makes for perfect listening while I’m up for the midnight feeding of my newborn. I come for the jokes and laughter and Joel’s rants and am always inspired by the devotion at the end. Thank you!

LorilieGarcia ,

Sometimes you just need a break

Funny at times, sometimes gotta turn it off because it borders on not being honoring interactions.

mbfunkhouser ,

Not your average Joe...

I am not usually one to leave reviews but I was inspired by your last podcast to do so, so here I am. I want to start by saying that if I do not get an invite to the women’s shindig Elyse has been invited to speak at in Wildwood this up coming year I will be offended and consider it political. On that note, I do my best to avoid politics (and most important life matters) so, I appreciate your candid exploration of these events in the small snippets you portray. I find ya’ll refreshing on so many accounts, and like many viewers believe that my family is similar to yours. For example, my pastor husband and myself, a counseling student in seminary, so corrupt our own children, that led my son around age six to proclaim at catechism class in an alphabetic prompting of things God makes, given the letter “V”, that God made vaginas (leave it to the PK’s).

Now, on to a more genuine review of your podcast…I find your show refreshing! My life consists of two different worlds. By day I go to seminary and enrich my learning with deep theological concepts and grace based counseling skills. By night I work in a secular environment where there is a racial divide and much ignorance on my part towards the “real world”. The silence on my Tuesday morning commute to seminary is filled with Front Porch With The Fitzes. The light comedic beginning allows me to let my guard down so that when the conversation intensifies on occasion, I can hear your hearts and see your dignity. I am challenged to curiosity about the things I don’t think of on my own or might be bias towards. Your show teaches me to merge the two different worlds I live in, and provides room for me to see dignity in others and myself. Thank you for not taking life too seriously!

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