177. Special Grace for Special Needs

HomePartner With Us 177. Special Grace for Special Needs Key Conversation Points: There are over 15% of children in the United States with special needs. These precious children are in our schools, neighborhoods, families and churches.  We can grow in our mindfulness about their unique needs and learn how to love them and their warrior families.…

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176. Simple Holy Ways to Connect

HomePartner With Us 176. Simple Holy Ways to Connect Key Conversation Points: Is Easter the weirdest time to invite people to church? Lisa-Jo and Christie chat about creating low barrier entry points in our circles whether it’s an Easter Egg Hunt or an easy potluck. Church service can be in your kitchen over soup as you…

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175. Hope is a (Suffering) Person

HomePartner With Us 175. Hope is a (Suffering) Person Key Conversation Points: Last week’s episode is here if you’d like to listen to that first as Lisa-Jo and Christie continue to delve through the meaning of hope. What conversation did Lisa-Jo and Christie have that started 14 years ago about a small God? Is the Storyteller…

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174. Why Hope IS a Strategy

HomePartner With Us 174. Why Hope IS a Strategy Key Conversation Points: The Bible says humans plan their course but God directs their paths. We as a people believe in needing to be rescued, even though it’s utterly vulnerable and uncomfortable. C.S. Lewis writes in Mere Christianity, “Hope is one of the theological virtues…hope is not…

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173. When God Doesn’t Show Up with a Life Preserver

HomePartner With Us 173. When God Doesn’t Show Up with a Life Preserver Key Conversation Points: This is a golden nugget from our podcast vault of precious and timeless truths from Lisa Jo’s daughter, Zoe, when she was nine. Listen as they delve through winter, waiting and hope. Straight up ugly is Zoe’s favorite. Do you…

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172. Extraordinary Courage in our Ordinary Days

HomePartner With Us 172. Extraordinary Courage in our Ordinary Days Key Conversation Points: The ordinary moments anchor us and connect us across neighborhoods, states, countries and oceans….even for Lisa-Jo’s friend in Ukraine. Lisa-Jo graciously reminds us that acts of extraordinary courage are getting up and advocating for our kids, sick spouse or family abroad or taking…

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171. Creativity in the Darkness

HomePartner With Us 171. Creativity in the Darkness Key Conversation Points: When we are confronted with real world darkness, what do we do? We don’t have to create art that will hang in a museum.  Lisa-Jo states that, “Art can be a crossing guard, doctor, chef, writer, mom raising humans or a grandpa tending to his…

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170. Holding a Divine Anchor in the Middle of Bombs Falling

HomePartner With Us 170. Holding a Divine Anchor in the Middle of Bombs Falling Key Conversation Points: How can we enlarge ourselves for someone else’s story? What does it mean to embrace the ordinary smallness because therein lies the glory, the DNA, of Christ.  Lisa-Jo’s intimate perspective on Ukraine is so vital to understand right now.…

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169. Healing Isn’t Comfortable, Do You Still Want It?

HomePartner With Us 169. Healing Isn’t Comfortable, Do You Still Want It? Key Conversation Points: Lisa-Jo and Christie are taking some assessments of their lives and wondering if they’ve made mistakes or are currently making them. Where do we want to be by our next birthday? Hear about how Lisa-Jo and Christie are making plans! Lisa-Jo’s…

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168. Growth From Dissatisfaction

HomePartner With Us 168. Growth From Dissatisfaction Key Conversation Points: Did you know about the sweet spot online where Lisa-Jo and Christie combine faith and art that’s cultivated into a community? Join us online at the Black Barn Online. Sometimes God calls us to do things that don’t make sense to the world. Christie states, “I…

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