For years, Lisa-Jo and Christie defined their significance according to the business cards in their pockets. They knew just what they wanted those cards to say and exactly what they never wanted to see printed there.
But their job titles, along with their professional and personal roles, have changed significantly over the years, and navigating those transitions has led them to the same realization: our significance is determined by God alone.
No matter what our business cards do or do not say, God names each of us “Beloved.”
Out of the Ordinary
The podcast for anyone who’s ever felt the nagging frustration of wondering if her life is too small, too boring or too ordinary to make a difference. Lisa-Jo Baker and Christie Purifoy, longtime friends and bestselling authors, explore the surprising ways that cultivating ordinary life leads to extraordinary stories.
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A writer and gardener, her favorite ordinary things include strawberry jam, homegrown flowers, and old books with someone else’s notes in them.
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A reader and writer, her favorite ordinary things include hot tea with milk and sugar, a good movie, her mom’s hand-me-down books and Sunday afternoon naps.
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This is the story about an invisibility cloak.Because it's only natural to feel unseen when the ordinary routines of ordinary life close in around us. No one is handing out gold stars for washing the dishes, or changing the oil in the car, or dealing with that pile...
This is the story about a house, a baby, and a hope disappointed.Lisa-Jo and Christie get real honest this week as they wonder out loud if hope really is a risk worth taking. Because what if you're disappointed? What does that say about the God you believed and...
This is the story about taking apart a vegetable garden to make place for a parking lot. Does that sound crazy? It looked crazy. It felt crazy. But this is the story about being brave enough to break down what you thought you wanted in order to make room for what...