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Out of the Ordinary

Feb 1, 2023

Why did Lisa-Jo say she feels like a grandmother? 

As we get older, does the settlement in our age mean we're less creative? If we feel tired does that mean we're past the most creative season in our lives? 

Lisa-Jo and Christie dig into the facts that we're made in the image of our Creator. Our limits may adjust and...


Jan 25, 2023

Can you believe what Christie is doing at Maplehurst? 

Sometimes embodied faithfulness can feel like drudgery.  Today we talk about how staying awake and staying in motion with our faith is a messy journey.  We don't romanticize life here.  Staying awake to what God is doing is sometimes like falling forward. If you...


Jan 18, 2023

Lisa-Jo's daughter, Zoe, has a fantastic take on their family's visit back to South Africa. How do our lives change if we can step out of our regular perspective? 

Today you can learn from other main characters across the world. There's relief for not being the main character ourselves. We don't have to travel to grow...


Jan 11, 2023

How was Lisa-Jo's trip to South Africa?

Learn about her homeland and you'll come away with hopeful nuggets for your heart.  We all have ways to hold the beauty of coming alongside others in their life-changing work.  When God invites us to steward his creation it costs us something.  It applies to us in the middle of...


Jan 4, 2023

This is the story of what Christie found at the back of a very messy closet.

This is a story about the shadow side of every "Yes."

In our lives, and in this new year, are we the gardeners sowing seed, or are we the soil in which our Maker plants seed? If we ARE the soil, how do we prepare ourselves to receive and...