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 that everything we valued most might easily be described as ordinary, if not even boring on some days.
It was an unexpected person who pointed out to us the obvious name for our show that we’d totally missed. Which in turn inspired us to start looking at these small, seemingly ordinary traditions as landmarks in a family.
Because we believe that ordinary life is inherently more than enough to make a difference at the cellular level of our lives. In a culture that worships bigger, faster, more, here is the story of how we aim to push back and dig deep into the spiritual truths that the Kingdom of God has always been best reflected in a grain of wheat, a mustard seed, a widow’s mite, a small jar of oil, five loaves and two fishes.
We want to offer our listeners permission to find value in their everyday lives again.
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.
Find Christie’s books here.
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.
Find Lisa-Jo’s books here.
Ep. 24 – A Gift For The Listeners We Love
This is a story about placemaking around the table. This is Chapter Ten of Placemaker in Christie's own voice (can you hear a hint of Texas drawl?). Our favorite thing about podcasting is sharing stories with you in our own voices. With Christie's new book landing...
Ep. 23 – All Our Nosy Listener Questions Answered
This is a story about our nosy listeners whom we love! So many of you have had so many questions for us over the past few months. Here are all your answers! Christie and Lisa-Jo put their feet up, pour the tea, settle in with some chocolate and offer up the...
Ep. 22 – An Easy Way To Reset Your Day
This is a collection of love stories about the old fashioned cuppa tea. It's no secret that Lisa-Jo and Christie love a good cup of tea. Hot, cold, dark, red, or herbal tea is a hot trend these days. But Lisa-Jo's love for the sweet beverage was born even before...