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Out of the Ordinary

Lisa-Jo Baker & Christie Purifoy

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Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary

Lisa-Jo Baker & Christie Purifoy

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Welcome to 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. Join longtime friends and bestselling authors, Lisa-Jo Baker and Christie Purifoy as they explore the surprising ways that cultivating ordinary life leads to extraordinary stories.

Latest Episodes

104. It Was a Good Surprise!

This is a story about good surprises. Today we talk about what it looks like when the extraordinary breaks into the ordinary, like light through the dark, when it is totally unexpected. And we share how several listeners surprised us in the most beautiful ways this week. Thank you. You made us happy cry and we're grateful. And you gave us this conversation about how sometimes dead things turn out to be alive after all. Click here to join the conversations we have with listeners every week around podcast. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to go to GreenChef.com/ordinary90 and use code ordinary90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Click here to try Thrive Market and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value. http://thrivemarket.com/ordinary Click here to join Advent at Home with the Black Barn Coll...

27 min1 d ago
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104. It Was a Good Surprise!

103. We Disagree. Now What?

This is a story about battlegrounds. States, friendships, families. We're all living through hard conversations these days. Is there a way to survive and maybe, even, thrive through them? Lisa-Jo and Christie walk us through their friendship and how to have a hard conversation. There's nothing more ordinary than a disagreement, right? Is there a way to have one that doesn't leave us all in various states of tears, stress or rage around the mashed potatoes and gravy? Today we unpack the ways we're finding to navigate through the landmines of those daily difficult moments. We hope you feel welcome. No matter where you're entering this conversation from. Show links: Thanks toKarina Negronfor the beautiful art of Lisa-Jo and Christie this week! Click hereto find her Etsy store for custom commissions Click herefor the novel 1984. Click hereto join the conversations we have with listeners every week around podcast. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful t...

41 min1 w ago
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103. We Disagree. Now What?

102. What Home Smells Like

This is a story about what home smells like. We follow our noses home this week and what turns up is not what we expected. Not sweet, but smelly. More jarring, less pure delight. It surprised both of us. Also, thanks to the kind listeners for their very thoughtful responses to our conversations. You are the third chair at the table and you give us so much to think about. Click hereto join the weekly conversations we have with listeners every week around podcast. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to goto GreenChef.com/ordinary90and use code ordinary90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Click here to try Thrive Marketand become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value.http://thrivemarket.com/ordinary Click hereto join Advent at Home with the Black Barn Collective Click hereto get your own monthly Paper&S...

36 min2 w ago
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102. What Home Smells Like

101. Homesick for the Holidays

This is a story about how to go home when you can't go home. We know this year feels different in so many ways. Which means the holidays might look different and going home might not be possible for all of us. Today Lisa-Jo and Christie both share stories about interrupted travel home and what to do with that universal longing when we can't actually go home. It's the unexpected gift from a Father who does call us home and will bring us there safely, maybe taking the long way. PS: If you've never left a review for the podcast, we'd so love if you did that today. It helps new folks find the show and we're always grateful to pull up another chair! _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click...

34 min3 w ago
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101. Homesick for the Holidays

100. 100 Conversations & The Meal We Could Not Make

This is a story about how Christie surprised Lisa-Jo with the perfect gift. And a reminder about how everything big still always starts small. Here's to celebrating the small instead of keeping score. Thank you for being with us on this journey of unpacking all the extra in our ordinary lives. We're so grateful to have you as the third participant in all these conversations. Show links: The Meal We Could Not Make _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click here to try Thrive Market and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value. http://thrivemarket.com/ordinary

30 minOCT 28
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100. 100 Conversations & The Meal We Could Not Make

99. But How Do You Find the Time for THAT?

This is a story about the difference between what is a pleasure and what is an essential. And how to tell the difference and why it matters? This conversation started because of a question a listener asked about how Christie finds the time to read poetry. Or how Lisa-Jo finds the time to watch so many movies. Listen in for their answers. Links from the show: Romans VIII album The Monty Don -- UK's most beloved gardener Click here to join the conversation in the Black Barn to talk about today's episode! _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click here to check out Laurel Springs for your waived registration fee and their flexible online K-12 program that is designed to encourage each stud...

34 minOCT 21
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99. But How Do You Find the Time for THAT?

98. Our Favorite Carbs

This is a story about a God who offers Himself in the most ordinary, basic food we could ever imagine. Always in the pantry---whether it's Wonderbread or a fancy French Baguette. There might be more to Christ calling himself, "the bread of life" than we've ever actually considered before. No shortcuts; this is the long way around considering why our love for bread is so enduring. Quotes from the show: “How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” —Julia Child “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” —Mahatma Gandhi Hymn:I am the bread of life. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click hereto join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visitingwww.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click hereto check out Lau...

36 minOCT 14
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98. Our Favorite Carbs

97. Lisa-Jo Gets Her Fix

This is a story about something Lisa-Jo (and all of you?) has been missing and craving terribly during this quarantine. Today Christie gives her (and all our listeners) a fix! Links from this episode: Paper&String Subscriptions: outoftheordinarypodcast.com/ps _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click here to check out Laurel Springs for your waived registration fee and their flexible online K-12 program that is designed to encourage each student’s individuality and support their growth through a personalized approach to learning. http://laurelsprings.com/ordinary Click here to try Thrive Market and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up ...

28 minOCT 7
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97. Lisa-Jo Gets Her Fix

96. The True Crime episode

This is a story about our favorite true crime storyteller.Louise Penny has written 16 novels and each one understands the truth behind crime in a way very few CSI or True Crime podcasts actually do. What Penny writes are morality tale crime novels that understands how murder, like Christ taught, begins in the heart, often decades before the actual crime. And what anchors us when we feel overwhelmed by the brutality of the world is the exact so-called ordinary life that Christie and Lisa-Jo savor on this podcast. And that Penny writes so vividly in her novels. May this episode be a reminder of how the ordinary rhythms of life—satisfying food with friends, a warm bench in the sun, the joy of a library--are like a lighthouse in the storm, a cape of good hope, a sanctuary of goodness. No matter how terrible, dark or scary the world outside might seem. Links from this episode: Louise Penny's books in order. Christie's Garden Club:blackbarngardenclub.com _______ Sponsor appreciation: In ...

39 minSEP 30
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96. The True Crime episode

95. Our Favorite Fall Things

This is a story about why we channel our inner Julie Andrews at the beginning of each new season.These are the stories behind our favorite fall things. As it turns out, our subconscious is totally biased when it comes to what favorites rise to the surface. We'd love to hear what favorites you secretly didn't know were deeply meaningful to you too! Tell us on Instagram! @lisajobaker @christiepurifoy _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click hereto join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visitingwww.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click hereto check out Laurel Springs for your waived registration fee and their flexible online K-12 program that is designed to encourage each student’s individuality and support their growth through a personalized approach to learning.http://laurelspring...

32 minSEP 23
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95. Our Favorite Fall Things

Latest Episodes

104. It Was a Good Surprise!

This is a story about good surprises. Today we talk about what it looks like when the extraordinary breaks into the ordinary, like light through the dark, when it is totally unexpected. And we share how several listeners surprised us in the most beautiful ways this week. Thank you. You made us happy cry and we're grateful. And you gave us this conversation about how sometimes dead things turn out to be alive after all. Click here to join the conversations we have with listeners every week around podcast. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to go to GreenChef.com/ordinary90 and use code ordinary90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Click here to try Thrive Market and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value. http://thrivemarket.com/ordinary Click here to join Advent at Home with the Black Barn Coll...

27 min1 d ago
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104. It Was a Good Surprise!

103. We Disagree. Now What?

This is a story about battlegrounds. States, friendships, families. We're all living through hard conversations these days. Is there a way to survive and maybe, even, thrive through them? Lisa-Jo and Christie walk us through their friendship and how to have a hard conversation. There's nothing more ordinary than a disagreement, right? Is there a way to have one that doesn't leave us all in various states of tears, stress or rage around the mashed potatoes and gravy? Today we unpack the ways we're finding to navigate through the landmines of those daily difficult moments. We hope you feel welcome. No matter where you're entering this conversation from. Show links: Thanks toKarina Negronfor the beautiful art of Lisa-Jo and Christie this week! Click hereto find her Etsy store for custom commissions Click herefor the novel 1984. Click hereto join the conversations we have with listeners every week around podcast. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful t...

41 min1 w ago
Comments
103. We Disagree. Now What?

102. What Home Smells Like

This is a story about what home smells like. We follow our noses home this week and what turns up is not what we expected. Not sweet, but smelly. More jarring, less pure delight. It surprised both of us. Also, thanks to the kind listeners for their very thoughtful responses to our conversations. You are the third chair at the table and you give us so much to think about. Click hereto join the weekly conversations we have with listeners every week around podcast. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to goto GreenChef.com/ordinary90and use code ordinary90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Click here to try Thrive Marketand become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value.http://thrivemarket.com/ordinary Click hereto join Advent at Home with the Black Barn Collective Click hereto get your own monthly Paper&S...

36 min2 w ago
Comments
102. What Home Smells Like

101. Homesick for the Holidays

This is a story about how to go home when you can't go home. We know this year feels different in so many ways. Which means the holidays might look different and going home might not be possible for all of us. Today Lisa-Jo and Christie both share stories about interrupted travel home and what to do with that universal longing when we can't actually go home. It's the unexpected gift from a Father who does call us home and will bring us there safely, maybe taking the long way. PS: If you've never left a review for the podcast, we'd so love if you did that today. It helps new folks find the show and we're always grateful to pull up another chair! _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click...

34 min3 w ago
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101. Homesick for the Holidays

100. 100 Conversations & The Meal We Could Not Make

This is a story about how Christie surprised Lisa-Jo with the perfect gift. And a reminder about how everything big still always starts small. Here's to celebrating the small instead of keeping score. Thank you for being with us on this journey of unpacking all the extra in our ordinary lives. We're so grateful to have you as the third participant in all these conversations. Show links: The Meal We Could Not Make _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click here to try Thrive Market and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value. http://thrivemarket.com/ordinary

30 minOCT 28
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100. 100 Conversations & The Meal We Could Not Make

99. But How Do You Find the Time for THAT?

This is a story about the difference between what is a pleasure and what is an essential. And how to tell the difference and why it matters? This conversation started because of a question a listener asked about how Christie finds the time to read poetry. Or how Lisa-Jo finds the time to watch so many movies. Listen in for their answers. Links from the show: Romans VIII album The Monty Don -- UK's most beloved gardener Click here to join the conversation in the Black Barn to talk about today's episode! _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click here to check out Laurel Springs for your waived registration fee and their flexible online K-12 program that is designed to encourage each stud...

34 minOCT 21
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99. But How Do You Find the Time for THAT?

98. Our Favorite Carbs

This is a story about a God who offers Himself in the most ordinary, basic food we could ever imagine. Always in the pantry---whether it's Wonderbread or a fancy French Baguette. There might be more to Christ calling himself, "the bread of life" than we've ever actually considered before. No shortcuts; this is the long way around considering why our love for bread is so enduring. Quotes from the show: “How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” —Julia Child “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” —Mahatma Gandhi Hymn:I am the bread of life. _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click hereto join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visitingwww.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click hereto check out Lau...

36 minOCT 14
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98. Our Favorite Carbs

97. Lisa-Jo Gets Her Fix

This is a story about something Lisa-Jo (and all of you?) has been missing and craving terribly during this quarantine. Today Christie gives her (and all our listeners) a fix! Links from this episode: Paper&String Subscriptions: outoftheordinarypodcast.com/ps _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click here to join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click here to check out Laurel Springs for your waived registration fee and their flexible online K-12 program that is designed to encourage each student’s individuality and support their growth through a personalized approach to learning. http://laurelsprings.com/ordinary Click here to try Thrive Market and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up ...

28 minOCT 7
Comments
97. Lisa-Jo Gets Her Fix

96. The True Crime episode

This is a story about our favorite true crime storyteller.Louise Penny has written 16 novels and each one understands the truth behind crime in a way very few CSI or True Crime podcasts actually do. What Penny writes are morality tale crime novels that understands how murder, like Christ taught, begins in the heart, often decades before the actual crime. And what anchors us when we feel overwhelmed by the brutality of the world is the exact so-called ordinary life that Christie and Lisa-Jo savor on this podcast. And that Penny writes so vividly in her novels. May this episode be a reminder of how the ordinary rhythms of life—satisfying food with friends, a warm bench in the sun, the joy of a library--are like a lighthouse in the storm, a cape of good hope, a sanctuary of goodness. No matter how terrible, dark or scary the world outside might seem. Links from this episode: Louise Penny's books in order. Christie's Garden Club:blackbarngardenclub.com _______ Sponsor appreciation: In ...

39 minSEP 30
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96. The True Crime episode

95. Our Favorite Fall Things

This is a story about why we channel our inner Julie Andrews at the beginning of each new season.These are the stories behind our favorite fall things. As it turns out, our subconscious is totally biased when it comes to what favorites rise to the surface. We'd love to hear what favorites you secretly didn't know were deeply meaningful to you too! Tell us on Instagram! @lisajobaker @christiepurifoy _______ Sponsor appreciation: In these uncertain times we're so grateful to partner with show sponsors that keep making our work possible. Click hereto join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health through the online counseling offered by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by visitingwww.betterhelp.com/ordinary Click hereto check out Laurel Springs for your waived registration fee and their flexible online K-12 program that is designed to encourage each student’s individuality and support their growth through a personalized approach to learning.http://laurelspring...

32 minSEP 23
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95. Our Favorite Fall Things
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