Skip to main content


By Debi Flory
Nettie Fitzenpitley, of Moments With Nettie, is a You Tube and Facebook humorist. A delightful combination of Life Coach, Spiritual Director, and Comedian, Netties mission is to bring love and joy to a hurting world.
With a positive (mostly) outlook, Nettie reflects on everyday situations with a sense of humor, deep reflection and joy.

Recognizing that both sadness and joy are an integral part of the human condition, Nettie shows us positive ways to live in this complicated world.
Listen in to learn how to be a first responder in love.

Listen on
Where to listen
Breaker Logo


Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo


Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Currently playing episode

Perseverance and Resurrection


Perseverance and Resurrection


Scars and Stripes Forever
A popular Re-run while Nettie is on vacation: Nettie recalls Fall 1965, and the painful  experience for her and her two new friends from across town.  It was the first year of desegregation and busing and the events of that time became a life-long lesson filled with grief, confusion, guilt and anger for Nettie.  It is a lesson Nettie continues to work on and encourages others to place themselves in the agonizing place our friends-of color live in everyday.
April 18, 2021
It's Season 2 and Nettie and Fred are on the road, safely traveling in their little trailer.  Nettie poses some questions on how we might be going forth as we ready for the post-covid world?  What are the best things about this past years and a half and what will you take with you?
April 12, 2021
New Beginnings
Today, Easter, marks Nettie's one year anniversary of her podcast, SermoNetties. In celebration she shares her wonder at  Easter time and compares Easter to the renewal of Springtime. Thank you for being such wonderful supporters and First Responders in Love.  Happy Easter-Happy Spring! 
April 4, 2021
In a world of bullies and meanies, Nettie calls us to not only be First Responders in Love but to Kindle Kindness in others by employing the Fruits of the Spirit. Visit Nettie video blog at
March 28, 2021
Be Light to Be The Light
It's Spring! The world and our communities are slowly emerging from our year-long Covid 19 lockdown.  Nettie visits the varied emotions one feels and helps us find ways to prepare for our emergence.
March 21, 2021
Nettie looks at letting go of things, practices and chaos in order to find some peace i her Lenten practices this year.  Where do you find your peace ad how can you facilitate the process of being at peace in today's world?
March 14, 2021
There are a lot of messages, true and untrue flying around social media.  What we choose to believe, share or deny depends on where we find our own truths.  Nettie shares her feelings about this past week's flurry of truths and untruths about the censoring of Dr. Seuss' work.  Accept Nettie's challenge to do your homework when you see confusing messages, starting with knowing just who you are and just what your truth is.
March 7, 2021
Nettie interviews Millie on her Sunday Podcast, SermoNettie’s.  Who is Millie?  Well, who is Nettie.? Nettie and Millie belong to a comedy troupe called the SonnySide Gang and lead weekend Joy Retreats for women.  Weekends of laughter, music, discernment, meditation, relaxation and Simply Joy.  So, be prepared for a "not-quite-the-same-podcast as usual." Nettie and Millie's discussion revolves around the pros and cons of belonging to a long established lady’s church society group, the St. Pious United Daughters of the Saints. If you want to see more of  Nettie's comedy videos, go to her website:
February 28, 2021
What's Another Year
It's Nettie's Birthday Week and is reflecting on embarking on the last trip around the sun in her 60's.  Many things goes through one/s heart and mind as we ponder the things we can and cannot control as we age.  Listen in to find out how important it is to be the light to yourself as you make choices in your future.
February 21, 2021
Celebrating love on Valentine's Day isn't just about romantic love but honoring love for one another and choosing to rise up every morning with love in our hearts, our souls and our minds. This is how we become First Responders in Love.
February 14, 2021
Lighten Up!
Nettie learns wonderful lessons from having her toddler grandchildren around for 10 days.  Lighten up, let go and don't be stuck in your ways.  Learning to be spontaneous can save the day!
February 7, 2021
Joy Train - Spread Joy!
As First Responders in Love, our response can be teaching others how to find Joy in the challenges.  Share joy by giving simple gifts of love.
January 31, 2021
Numbers and Journeys - Holy Bread Crumbs
Nettie shares stories of her journeys inspired by the Holy Bread crumbs she receives when she focuses and listens for directions from the Holy and how she has received confirmation of her decisions.
January 24, 2021
Remember the Children
Nettie finds herself in  discernment during our nations crisis and wonders how our children are dealing with all the the changes they are working through and how they may be dealing with the fear.  She calls us into action, asking us to remember the children and discern for ourselves how we might help right now.
January 17, 2021
Epiphany - Star of Wonder
Epiphany 2021 - Nettie calls all First Responders in Love to claim the Epiphany of Love and the call to action to be healers of light in a time of crisis in our Nation. It is not an accident that Epiphany and our nation's sad moment converged on The Day of the Three Kings - Epiphany! You can find Moments With Nettie on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and on her website: Email her at Be a First Responder in Love Be the Light!
January 10, 2021
Reset and Rejoice - Happy 2021
It's a New Year!  What do we do about last year?  What do we leave behind -- what do we take forward?  Nettie shares some pearls of wisdom to tuck away on the new journey in 2021.
January 3, 2021
Hope For The World
Appreciating the gentle peace of a simple Christmas this year, Nettie recognizes the pain that makes itself known in the midst of the season.  Nettie proclaims the Joy of being present in the presence -- the presence of Hope.
December 27, 2020
Nettie, recovering from cornea transplant surgery, reflects on Covid 19, Christmas and the opportunity it brings for us to embrace the peace of Christmas
December 20, 2020
This is the 3rd week of Advent - the Candle of Joy is lit.  Time to be Joyful!!  Are you kidding me?  It's going to be a Covid Christmas!  How can we be joyful when we won't be with our loved ones.  Nettie's here to help you through this time from a perspective of Joy.
December 13, 2020
The Season of Love
Nettie continues her reflection on Advent and the lighting of the Love candle. You can find Moments With Nettie on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and on her website: Email her at Be a First Responder in Love Be the Light!
December 6, 2020
Today is the first day of Advent, a time of preparing for the holy celebration of Christmas.  Our preparations will be oh, so different this year because of the Covid-19 lock downs, but is that a bad things? Maybe not.  Find out how and why Nettie thinks this could be a simpler, more peaceful holiday season. You can find Moments With Nettie on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and on her website: Email her at Be a First Responder in Love Be the Light! Don’t Be Crappy, Be Happy!
November 29, 2020
Thanksgiving is the foundation of the Holiday season.  But this year it's all different.  For most of us, we will be celebrating the holiday alone at home and reaching out virtually to offer good tidings to those who would normally be sitting at our tables.  What is there to be thankful for?  Nettie shows us how to give thanks, anyway. You can find Moments With Nettie on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and on her website: Email her at Be a First Responder in Love Be the Light! Don’t Be Crappy, Be Happy!
November 22, 2020
Flaming the Fire
Inspired by an old high school friend who called himself "Flaming," Nettie speaks to the fact that we all flame in some way and how we can use the flame in our hearts to help heal others.
November 15, 2020
Healing the Great divide
The election is over, but the winner is yet to be announced.  In a parking lot, on the way home from getting stitches removed from her eye, Nettie is struck with the angst of a nation divided. and, before this could be published, a winner is announced.  Knowing the winner does not discount the knowledge that we are a nation in need of healing.  Where do we start?  We are first responders in love.  We start with ourselves.
November 8, 2020
Gratitude and Joy ...Anyway!
In all things be grateful.  There you will find your Joy.  Is it really that easy?  In sharing an update of her Corneal transplant, Nettie shares how finding the gift in dark times, being grateful in the midst of chaos, can bring one to a place of joy.  
November 1, 2020
Nettie Combines the words Sabbath and Sabbatical, to choose "Sabbathical" to describe the time we need to heal as she goes into surgery for a cornea transplant.
October 25, 2020
Goodness and Joy
Embracing the Fruits of the Spirit and using those gifts we have received help us to be First Responders in love. Today we visit Goodness and Joy as offerings of Love.
October 18, 2020
Truth - One Day At A Time
Nettie continues her message on Truth and light and encourages you to weather the storm in our nation by living in your core truth.
October 11, 2020
Truth and Light
Nettie views this time of darkness, physical and spiritual and time to find your center, your truth and your light.
October 4, 2020
Empowered By The Light
Nettie explains and teaches how she fills herself with holy light during times of despair in order to be the light to others.
September 27, 2020
Tending the Holy
Nettie shares the two tools she uses on herself first before tending to others. and how it helps during times of crisis, trauma and confusion. Grounded in self care, strength from her God, and a call to be a First Responder in Love, Nettie  shares her discernments since she and Fred  evacuated from wildfires last week.
September 20, 2020
A Mighty Wind - A Mighty Fire
Nettie is nudged to record her SermoNettie early in the week during a once-in-a-century windstorm, leaving the last segment for the end of the week.  Little did she know that she would be learning the lesson she was inspired to teach. You can find Moments With Nettie on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and on her website: Email her at Be a First Responder in Love Be the Light! Don’t Be Crappy, Be Happy!
September 13, 2020
Love Wisdom
Nettie presents the audio from an inspired video she created while on vacation in Mexico last fall of 2019.  Nettie's response to all the negative of the world, including Covid-19 is simply returning to Love Wisdom.  You can find Nettie's video blogs at and on YouTube at Moments With Nettie.  You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook and for a personal conversation, email her at
September 6, 2020
Comfort and Joy
Letting go of things we cannot control is for our own good, but it is uncomfortable. Letting go, or giving it over to Love brings us both comfort and Joy, Nettie explains how we can turn fear into love by choosing to let go of those things we fear.
August 30, 2020
Love Wins
Nettie encourages us to choose love over fear and reminds us that throughout history, through the roughest of times, Love Always Wins!
August 23, 2020
I See the Light
A change of plans.  Nettie sets aside her planned podcast to share the news of a diagnosis that has helped her embrace gratitude and joy.
August 16, 2020
Mighty But Gentle
Nettie explains how gentle is mighty and how so many of our spiritual leaders and prophets have led from kindness, gentleness, love, to reach the hearts of all.
August 9, 2020
Divine Spark - A Tribute to John Lewis
Nettie shares several John Lewsi Quotes and applies them to what we can do going forward.  Rest in perfect peace, John Lewis.  Well done, good and faithful servant.
August 2, 2020
Claiming Joy!
In a time where there doesn't seem to be much to be joyful about, Nettie shares ways to put away old messages, heal old wounds, and find ways to be grateful in the moment.  Sharing an old wound, just recently healed, Nettie claims her joy with gladness.
July 26, 2020
We get to choose what to do with the lemons we are handed by others;  Sit around and suck on the sourness, or add a little sweetener and make lemonade.  This is just another way to re-visit, "Do What You Can, Not What You Can't," a recurring theme in Nettie's messages.  
July 19, 2020
Perseverance and Resurrection
Perseverance and Resurrection in the time of Covid?  Nettie explains this pairing as we live "Ground Hog's Day everyday.  
July 12, 2020
America The Beautiful-Is it?
Nettie welcomes her first guest interview when she brings in Fred, her husband, to talk about the Fourth of July.  Is there much to be grateful for this year?  What makes this year a particularly difficult time to celebrate.  Nett and Fred lovingly look at the good that has always been and still exists in our country.
July 5, 2020
Today, Nettie proclaims she is a WEIRDO! She has come to a new understanding that God has called her, and wants that weirdo as His witness.  Finding herself all boxed in by the expectations of others and self on her journey, she needed to be convinced that God wanted her just the way He made her. God nudged her out of the box to be just who He wants her to be, A First Responder in Love and light to others in the world.
June 28, 2020
My Dad - I love him so...
Nettie shares sweet memories about her father and just how much she appreciates all of his qualities and the evidence of the same qualities in her and her children.  Despite tough beginnings and horrific experiences during World War II, he chose to come home and live life with love and generosity, grateful for all the blessings he had.
June 21, 2020
Evolution and Grief
Nettie walks through the 5 stages of grief as it applies to where we are with Covid-19 and makes some interesting insights as to where we are with our grief regarding the death of George Floyd.
June 14, 2020
Scars and Stripes Forever
Nettie recalls Fall 1965, and the painful  experience for her and her two new friends from across town.  It was the first year of desegregation and busing and the events of that time became a life-long lesson filled with grief, confusion, guilt and anger for Nettie.  It is a lesson Nettie continues to work on and encourages others to place themselves in the agonizing place our friends-of color live in everyday.
June 7, 2020
Patience, Balance, Expectations and Grace
Balancing life in general is not the easiest thing, but throw in Covid-19 and we are even more challenged to meet the needs of others as well as our own.  It's time to be willing to let go of some of the good things we do and choose the best of what we can do.  It's about balance, and letting go of unreal expectations and offering ourselves a little grace.
May 31, 2020
Do What You Can
We are not helpless nor alone during Covid - 19.  In Episode 7, Nettie talks about how to do what you can, not what you can't.
May 24, 2020
Episode 6 - A Time For Gentleness
Being gentle to self during Covid-19 means more than bubble baths and meditation.  Learn how to become viral with love, hope, peace and gentleness.  Be the Light.  Be the First Responder in Love.
May 17, 2020
Boomer Mom on Mother's Day
There is a chasm of difference between the Mother's Day celebrations of yesterday and the long distance and often truncated celebrations of our Mothers today.  We celebrate a wonderful, diverse group  of heroes, with titles that could fill a page and more.  Whomever you are celebrating today, take the time and make the effort to let them know how very much you love them.
May 10, 2020
StayCations and COVID19
Why would want to do a StayCation when they are already isolated?  Do you find yourself feeling antsy?  Are you responding to stay-at-home process by either doing nothing or doing too much?  Find out why Nettie chose to declare a StayCation in her home.
May 3, 2020
We all have heroes who have influenced and changed our lives. Who are those heroes and how do we honor what we have learned from them? What does it take to be a hero in someone else's life?
April 26, 2020
Who Am I?
Nettie answers 3 questions as asked by Andy Richter on his podcast with celebrities.  Appreciating the depth of his questions, and knowing she may never be interviewed by him, she answers from a place of discernment.  Take time to answer these questions for the sake of understanding your self. These three questions get you digging deep and perhaps they can help you create a definition of your legacy for your children and grandchildren.
April 19, 2020
Introducing SermoNetties
What's a SermoNettie?  Just little tidbits and advice to learn how to become a First Responder in Love.  Moments With Nettie  A way to connect w
April 16, 2020