Ep. 19 – You Called Me WHAT Now?

Mar 8, 2019

This is the story of the labels people pin to us – to our bodies or our lives, or our families or our homes – and that we sometimes start to believe must be true.

This is the story of starting to say that we will not be accepting those labels today, thank you very much. 

Today Christie and Lisa-Jo each share stories about labels they had unknowingly accepted about themselves since they were teenagers. As if they were a shameful secret. As if they should apologize for who they are. Do you know what we mean? Do you have a memory, a throwaway sentence, an insult, a note, a casual, cutting observation that you tucked into your soul and allowed to grow up alongside you as if it was always part of you? So that now that lie is grafted into your DNA and you can’t tell the difference between the label and the reality of you?

Today is the day to toss that label in the trash, friends!

Join us as we speak truth and laughter and reality to the labels that have embarrassed us in the past. That we choose instead to name our lives and our homes and ourselves with the words spoken on the sixth day, “very good” (Genesis 1:31).

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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Christie Purifoy

Christie Purifoy


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.

Lisa-Jo Baker

Lisa-Jo Baker


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.


#outoftheordinarypodcast is on Instagram!

What’s it like to retreat into rest in the beautiful English countryside? Here’s a glimpse of our time in the Cotswolds. @kimberlyacoyle @suddenjourneys and I saw our dream come true: we wanted only to create the space for twelve women to encounter themselves again. To step away from our daily lives and known worlds through travel feels like a kind of emptying. But then we can be filled to overflowing by beauty, by quiet, by good food, and by deep conversation around tables. We’ll be sharing an invitation to next summer’s retreat very soon. 💐
#retreatintorestinthecotswolds #weareplacemakers
What is the point of tea and cake and travel in a world full of trouble? Im not always sure, but conversation over a slice of Victoria Sponge and a pot of English Breakfast with my friend and fellow retreat host @kimberlyacoyle today reminded me that she and I are good at rest. Our personalities and our love of beauty and contemplation means that we live lives infused with rhythms of rest more naturally than some people do. My intense need for rest and my longing to move at a slower pace have often felt like impairments. I’m less productive. I am incapable of hustling. A busy day can almost break me. But as we prepare to welcome a dozen women into a week of real rest, I think I saw clearly for the first time how the thing I have often experienced almost as a handicap has become a strength I can share. Our world needs high-energy people who can get things done. But our world also needs me. And I hope it goes without saying, our world needs you.
📸 @kimberlyacoyle
When I was a little girl growing up in Texas, my favorite book was The Secret Garden. I never felt like I belonged. Never felt completely understood. But some things just take time. 💚🥰
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