218. Does Creativity Get Dusty?

HomePartner With Us 218. Does Creativity Get Dusty? Why did Lisa-Jo say she feels like a grandmother? As we get older, does the settlement in our age mean we’re less creative? If we feel tired does that mean we’re past the most creative season in our lives? Lisa-Jo and Christie dig into the facts that…

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217. Beauty in the Messy Middle

HomePartner With Us 217. Beauty in the Messy Middle Can you believe what Christie is doing at Maplehurst? Sometimes embodied faithfulness can feel like drudgery.  Today we talk about how staying awake and staying in motion with our faith is a messy journey.  We don’t romanticize life here.  Staying awake to what God is doing…

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216. Back to Ordinary Life: Lisa-Jo’s reentry from South Africa

HomePartner With Us 216. Back to Ordinary Life: Lisa-Jo’s reentry from South Africa Lisa-Jo’s daughter, Zoe, has a fantastic take on their family’s visit back to South Africa. How do our lives change if we can step out of our regular perspective? Today you can learn from other main characters across the world. There’s relief…

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215. Conserving Beauty and Community

HomePartner With Us 215. Conserving Beauty and Community How was Lisa-Jo’s trip to South Africa? Learn about her homeland and you’ll come away with hopeful nuggets for your heart.  We all have ways to hold the beauty of coming alongside others in their life-changing work.  When God invites us to steward his creation it costs…

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213. A New Year’s “No” Part 1 of 2 (Podcast Vault Series)

HomePartner With Us 213. A New Year’s “No” Part 1 of 2 (Podcast Vault Series) This is the story of a neglected garden and a disappearing act. This is the first half of a two-part conversation on why we’re beginning this new year by saying “No!” loud and clear. Ordinary life is a gift offered…

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212. Guardian Angels in Disguise (Podcast Vault Series)

HomePartner With Us 212. Guardian Angels in Disguise (Podcast Vault Series) This is the story of having a champion. Especially one who doesn’t look, talk, act, or sound like a champion. This is the story of surprise characters who become plot twists in our teenage memories. This is how people are very often very different…

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211. The One Thing We Won’t Do This Christmas (Podcast Vault Series)

HomePartner With Us 211. The One Thing We Won’t Do This Christmas (Podcast Vault Series) Key Conversations: This is the story of a terrible, no-good, but oh-so-hilarious Christmas card photo. These are stories about the things we will NOT be doing this Christmas season. Does the approach of Christmas feel a little less joyful than…

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210. How Our Show Got Its Name: Origin Story Part 3

HomePartner With Us 210. How Our Show Got Its Name: Origin Story Part 3 This is the story about strawberry jam and Wednesday night parenting. Because this is the story about how our podcast got it’s name. Buried deep in the thick of the most ordinary things we could think of was the surprising discovery…

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209. The Antidote to Dissatisfaction: Origin Story Part 2

HomePartner With Us 209. The Antidote to Dissatisfaction: Origin Story Part 2 This is the story of eating a 3 course dinner soaking wet in the middle of a rainstorm in Zimbabwe.  And the story of yellow leaves falling in the middle of summer in Pennsylvania. And how we have often both been so desperate…

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