This is the story of a man who chose his own name.
And this is the story of a name handed down from mother to daughter to son.

If Episode 19 was all about letting go of hurtful labels, this episode is about the importance of claiming a name.

Christie and Lisa-Jo return to their conversation in Episode 11 (When Life Feels Like a Series of Interruptions) to share more about the tragic loss of Christie’s brother-in-law three years ago, and the legacy he left for his wife and young children. Lisa-Jo shares more about the loss of her mother, and the legacy of her name “Jo.”

What’s in a name? This conversation invites you to consider what a good gift a name can be and why it could be time for you to claim yours.

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.

Visit our official podcast page!

Christie Purifoy

Christie Purifoy

Co-Host

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

Co-Host

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.

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Is there anything better than waking up to snow? On a Friday? When you have nowhere else you’d rather be?
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Are you a snow lover? ❄️
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Still keeping Christmas, but quietly. We’ll finish the season on Wednesday, Twelfth Night, with a good dinner, a special dessert, one last exchange of gifts. I’m a writer after all: I know all good stories need a good The End.
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Top nine of 2021.
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This was A YEAR, wasn’t it? In some ways, my life changed so much. In other ways, change remained disappointingly out of reach. I imagine I’m not the only one who could say the same.
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But this year was also beautiful. I have the photos to prove it. ☺️
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On the third day of Christmas … snow.
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Let us keep the Christmas feast, friends, for always we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (no matter what the forecast says or doesn’t say).
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I’m eager for a week of wrapping, baking, and even shopping. It’s the one time of year when I actually like cleaning my refrigerator then heading to the grocery store. ☺️
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Who else loves the preparation almost as much as the celebration?
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Winter rainbows to cheer those in need of cheering.✨
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Bilbo said, “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” 
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Me too, Bilbo. It’s time to sit with a cup of tea in this puddle of sunshine.
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