Jessica, Joel, and Elyse are joined this week by Allie, Jessica’s daughter, who tells us about herself and her special friend, Sparkle Chest. Joel raves about a “magnificent” book, “All the Light We Cannot See,” while Jessica reminds us of our adoption, using the words of Romans 8 and JI Packer. Elyse is lurking there on the front porch too interjecting comments about the fantasy football league. You’ll love the name of Jessica’s team. Come and hang out a bit.
Out on the Front Porch today, Jess jibs about how to overcome eating addictions by developing video-game addictions; which opens up a whole exchange about Candy Crush, Goats, and the… Padres? As an equal-opportunity offender, Elyse complains about people who take their pets into restaurants and worst of all onto airplanes. You won’t believe the story she tells! In the devotional segment, Joel talks about Jesus and his ongoing fast, while he awaits his bride and the marriage feast to come. If you stop by early enough, we’ll get some biscuits and gravy cookin’… while we hum some sweet bluegrass music.
Where do Nutella, waffles, Costco and an arrest for abuse intersect? On this week’s Front Porch, of course. While you’re there, you’ll here Jessica (try to) make connections between Cyndi Lauper and… Scriptures (?) in an amusing segment called “Let’s Get Praise!” Elyse confesses astonishment at God’s description of David as, “a man after God’s own heart.” Wait! What? And just for fun Phil wanders out onto the porch too, so come on by for a visit. We’ve got some sweet tea for ‘ya.
On the front porch today, Joel reviews and recommends a new book that teaches children how to protect their bodies, “God Made All of Me” by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. Elyse reveals the family’s connection to front porches, bluegrass, outhouses and Kentucky (and some famous people), while the three of them begin and end theif singing careers with a painful rendition of “Bill Groan’s Goat.” Jess then talks about our natural propensity to justify ourselves out of Luke 10:26 confessing her own self-justification strategies with stick figure family drivers. Come on over and sit a spell.
In this episode, Jessica bants about parents who break all the rules of proper kid-picking-up from school, Joel teaches us about beard oil and the sweetness of fellowship in the Body of Christ from Psalm 133, and Elyse uses Hannah Anderson’s blog from Christ and Pop Culture about the ITV program, Broadchurch, to talk about how confession of sin facilitates fellowship.