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Out of the Ordinary

Sep 6, 2023

Who needs rest from creating?

In the beginning, God didn't just rest from work but He rested from creating. 

After burn out,  Lisa-Jo and Christie wrap their arms around us and give us grace to pause.  Whether you're entering a season of creation or needing a break from creating we can all relate.

Sometimes a season...

Aug 30, 2023

This is a story about how to make ordinary life a little bit easier.

LJ and Christie laugh, talk, and recommend equipment for ordinary living: shoes, headphones, jasmine!, and more. Also, we learn that Lisa-Jo has never heard the memorable 1980s advertising slogan: "Calgon, take me away!"

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Aug 23, 2023

What does it mean to pursue goodness? Have we slighted it? Let's stay rooted in our deep and worthy ordinary virtues even though they aren't on a typical list for new year's resolutions. "I'd really like to be like Ted Lasso." Do you agree with Christie on this? Ted Lasso makes goodness and kindness appealing and...

Aug 16, 2023

This is a story about a book Christie loved and Lisa-Jo did not.

Actually, here are stories about quite a few books! Because these are the childhood favorites that helped make us the women we are.

In this week's conversation, we discover just how much our favorite books reveal about our deepest selves and...

Aug 9, 2023

This is a story about painting a dining room nearly charcoal black. And the hundreds of hours it took.

This is a story about how it turned a dining room into an everyday extravagance.

This week Lisa-Jo and Christie remember the great farmhouse dining room painting saga of their first Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania and how...