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Best of: Protecting Our Kids
Aug 15 • 10 min
As a parent, how to I learn how to protect my child and their unique personality and character?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking a little brea…
Best of: In Full
Aug 8 • 12 min
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood. What is the struggle and what does grace have to do with it?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking a li…
Best of: All Together Now
Aug 1 • 13 min
Thoughts on Ephesians 4 interrupted by David’s impromptu kids show jingle.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking a little break in order to re-desi…
Best of: What Did You Do?
Jul 25 • 11 min
In this episode we explore the relationship between Sarah and Madison from The Cure and Parents. What happens when you start to let your children in on your life?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of …
Best of: Strong in Grace
Jul 18 • 13 min
Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. What does that even mean? Why not another word than grace?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking a …
Best of: Forgive Again
Jul 11 • 14 min
We continue talking Forgiveness and Repentance this week.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking a little break in order to re-design our podcast. I…
Best of: Come Confidently
Jul 5 • 11 min
For we do not have a High Priest who can not sympathize with temptation, and He invites us to confidently come into His throne room of grace!Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we …
Best of: The Living Dead
Jun 13 • 13 min
In our final fresh and favorite podcast we start with what happens when we treat things that are not real as though they are real, and what our experience convinces us of.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome …
Best of: How Do We Guide?
May 30 • 14 min
Today we talk about how we practically guide our children through developing the ability to make good choices.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking…
Best of: When Rules Fail
May 23 • 13 min
Rules are a necessary part of every life and society, but rules can only take us so far before they start to hinder the very thing that the rules were created to do. How do you help your child develop the ability to make thoughtful choices, not just…
Best of: If You Love Me
May 16 • 11 min
We continue in John 14:15-17, talking about how obedience naturally springs from our love for God and His love for us.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We a…
Best of: Better If I Leave
May 9 • 12 min
In John 16 Jesus tells us that is is better if he leaves because when he does the Holy Spirit will come. Why was that so important?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreci…
Best of: Until We Realize
May 2 • 14 min
Until we realize that our own seen or unseen immaturity is affecting our children, we won’t get to build the kind of trust we want with them. How do we open up our lives as parents to the freedom that we want for our children?Many of you hav…
Best of: Permission to Write You Off
Apr 25 • 13 min
When our theology lets us see other Christians as sinners instead of saints, we will give ourselves permission to write them off and reject them. This podcast is about the freedom that comes from a seeing the Original Good News in action even when o…
Best of: If They Hate Us
Apr 18 • 13 min
John 15 tells us that if they hate us for knowing Jesus, they hated him first. But what does that mean for how we treat those who hate us? And do all people hate us?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years …
Best of: What Does Trust Have To Do With Being a Parent?
Apr 11 • 16 min
Because God’s primary goal is to earn my trust so He can love me and increasingly mature me, I will attempt to offer the same to my children. But wait, is trust really that important?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for th…
Best of: Fully Reconciled
Apr 4 • 11 min
2 Corinthians 5 tells us that we are fully reconciled and already have been given God’s righteousness. We are now ambassadors for a grace we get to experience in the now.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome y…
Best of: Tell Your Story
Mar 28 • 13 min
When we tell our children something, they may learn something. But when we model something for our children, they will experience a principle. No matter where you are in your journey as a parent, now is the time to share your stories of hurt and hop…
Best of: Dawdle Along
Mar 21 • 14 min
What timetable do we think God expects for our maturity? How could our expectations impact our children? What if it has nothing to do with progress as we think of it?Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years…
Best of: Beloved Fear and Trembling
Mar 14 • 11 min
Looking at Philippians 2 we consider what amazing work the Lord has done in us, and what that means when we believe we are already beloved.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so…
Best of: No Fear in Love
Mar 7 • 14 min
Today we look at 1 John 4:17-21 and how when we believe we are loved we will no longer fear punishment.Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking a lit…
Best of: Milk and Meat: Trusting Righteousness vs Pursuing it
Feb 28 • 14 min
Today we look at Hebrews 5:11-14, a verse easily misinterpreted as why we should strive. We examine Paul’s explanation that we can only mature if we have trusted and believed in the righteousness of Christ, and what this means for our lives….
Best of: Feeling Alone in Giving Grace?
Feb 21 • 14 min
We continue the Trueface Cure & Parents podcast and answer questions from you. When we as parents feel like we are the only ones who are giving our children grace, how do we encourage others around us to do the same?Many of you have been…
Best of: It’s About Me
Feb 14 • 13 min
Many of you have been faithful listeners and givers for the 8 awesome years of this podcast, and we so appreciate you. We are taking a little break in order to re-design our podcast. In the meantime, we’re putting up some of our favorite, most liste…
Seasons: This Too Shall Pass
Feb 7 • 14 min
This week we read our devotional “Seasons” from Trust for Today, and discuss the great comfort of knowing that all season - both good and bad - will eventually pass.
Three Basics of Grace
Jan 31 • 13 min
What pillars does Trueface believe are essential to the gospel of grace? This week we discuss what three aspects we think are vital to understanding the simplicity and power of the gospel of grace.
Finding Rhythms of Rest
Jan 24 • 14 min
This week we read “Take a Hike” from Trust for Today, and discuss why it’s so difficult to cease, to rest, and to simply enjoy God. Trusting in our identity can help us rest, as well as trusted friends that remind us to cease.
Why Plant Trees?
Jan 17 • 14 min
Many times in our lives we feel unsure of what the future will hold, and yet God asks us to keep investing where He has us at that moment. This week we read our devotional “Why Plant Trees” (8.26) and discuss the true story of a man named Garth who,…
Trusted Friends
Jan 10 • 14 min
Trusted friends are vital, not only for encouragement and affirmation, but to share corrective truth that we need. This can be very difficult - on both sides - but it’s worth the risk. Listen in as we talk about our devotional “Trusted Friends” from…
When New Stayed New
Dec 25, 2018 • 12 min
Merry Christmas! The Trueface staff reflects on the magic of Christmas and how we can carry those moments into the rest of the year. We read “When New Stayed New” from Trust for Today.
Immanuel, God WITH Us
Dec 20, 2018 • 14 min
This week we read two of our Immanuel devotionals and discuss why God being WITH us changes everything. “He is not less real now than to those who could touch Him.” Join us as we discuss why this is so important.
Retelling the Wondrous
Dec 13, 2018 • 14 min
This week we look at our devotional “Retelling the Wondrous” (12.4), and why it’s important to tell each other about the good things in our lives. While it can often be easier to talk about the negatives, retelling the wondrous to each other can cul…
Getting Out of Alignment
Dec 6, 2018 • 13 min
Each of us slide out of alignment from time to time, and God gently calls our attention to it. This week we discuss our devotional “Alignment.”
Convictions vs Opportunities
Nov 29, 2018 • 16 min
This week we share our devotional titled “Convictions,” and discuss the difference between being conviction-driven or opportunity-driven. Opportunity is a good thing, but how we interact with opportunities should be guided by our convictions.
He is Thankful for Us
Nov 22, 2018 • 12 min
Happy Thanksgiving! This week we share our Thanksgiving devotional and talk about what it means for God to be thankful for us. Read the whole devotional here.
Letting the Clear Interpret the Unclear
Nov 15, 2018 • 13 min
Surprise - Trust for Today is shipping TODAY if you order it through our store! In this week’s podcast, we discuss the devotional “Letting the Clear Interpret the Un…
Vulnerability vs. Transparency
Nov 8, 2018 • 14 min
Why vulnerability matters and how it improves relationships.
Needing to Prove Ourselves
Nov 1, 2018 • 15 min
This week we share our first Trust for Today pre-release devotional, “Needing to Prove Ourselves,” and talk about why trying to prove our worth isn’t fulfilling. To read the devotional, click here.
Be Curious
Oct 25, 2018 • 14 min
We finish talking about the topic of generosity by inviting Steen Hudson (steenhudson.com), Trueface Board Member and generosity enthusiast, to share some of his learnings about the intersection of grace, identity, and generosity.
Modeling Generosity
Oct 18, 2018 • 12 min
Often, we learn about generosity (or not) from our families. This week the team shares stories of who modeled generosity for them, and how it still affects them today.
The Freedom of Generosity
Oct 11, 2018 • 10 min
This week we look at Proverbs 11:24 and why being generous is so freeing for our hearts. When we live in line with the new, generous heart Christ has given us, we experience the joy of generosity.
The Attractiveness of Generosity
Oct 4, 2018 • 10 min
We look at the subject of generosity in Proverbs, looking particularly at Proverbs 19:6 and 14:21. We are not only called to be generous with our finances, but with our attention, our time, our energy, and all the things God blesses us with. This kind …
Know Your Why
Sep 27, 2018 • 14 min
We continue looking at work in Proverbs, and discuss why it’s so important to know your “why” when it comes to our work.
Grace is Not Opposed to Effort
Sep 20, 2018 • 13 min
This week we look at the theology of work in Proverbs, and how grace is not opposed to hard, productive work.
“I’ve only been kicked off a golf course once”
Sep 13, 2018 • 13 min
We share some funny stories about getting angry in the world of sports, and discuss why a soft tongue can break a bone. Listen in as we continue talking about anger in Proverbs and how grace applies.
Being Nettled
Sep 6, 2018 • 13 min
God’s grace allows us to admit our pain rather than cling to our anger. We continue in Proverbs, looking at what Solomon had to say about anger and how grace applies.
Messy, Inefficient, and Powerful
Aug 30, 2018 • 12 min
True friendship is “messy and inefficient and powerful.” We continue looking at the theme of friendship in Proverbs and how grace relates to this integral, difficult area of our lives.
Wounds of a Friend
Aug 23, 2018 • 12 min
We continue looking at how grace helps us understand Proverbs and the theme of Friendship, specifically looking at how Proverbs 27:6 has impacted our lives.
Foolish and Wise Friends
Aug 16, 2018 • 14 min
We continue looking at how grace applies to Proverbs, specifically to the topic of friendship. We can benefit from having wise friends around us, and we can suffer from having foolish friends around us. What about when we need to be around “foolish” pe…
Friends and Companions
Aug 9, 2018 • 11 min
Proverbs has a lot to say about what kinds of friends we should have and what kinds we shouldn’t. Can we continue to be around those that aren’t wise? How do we stay in someone’s life without being drawn into foolishness? Join us as we begin looking at…
Climb Over the Wall
Aug 2, 2018 • 15 min
We finish up the character of the wise in Proverbs, looking at 21:11, 21:22, and wrapping up with the famous rock badgers in 30:24-28. Sometimes, in wisdom, we need to climb over people’s walls for their benefit, and sometimes for others’ benefit.
The Gratitude of the Wise
Jul 26, 2018 • 13 min
We look at Proverbs 21:20 and 24:3 and how the wise steward their resources and are grateful for them. Being wise with what we have been given allows us to bless others and receive joy from what we have, whether that’s a lot or a little.
Sweetness of Speech
Jul 19, 2018 • 12 min
This week we look at Proverbs 14:33, 16:21 and 16:23. The way that we speak truth to each other matters a whole lot in how they can receive and respond to that truth.
The Community of the Wise
Jul 12, 2018 • 13 min
This week we look at Proverbs 15:5, 15:31 and 19:20 and ask what a community of the wise really looks like, and how our new identity allows us to really enter into these communities.
The Fear of the Lord
Jul 5, 2018 • 13 min
This week we look at Proverbs 15:33 and what fear of the Lord does - and does not - mean, especially as it related to our new identity and submitting to wisdom.
Knowledge, Wisdom and Butter
Jun 28, 2018 • 11 min
We continue looking at the character of the Wise in Proverbs, and specifically at verses 12:23, 13:16, 14:18. You can have knowledge, but not wisdom, but you can’t have wisdom without knowledge. David somehow uses an eloquent butter metaphor to bring i…
Cultivating Influence
Jun 21, 2018 • 13 min
We continue looking at the character of the Wise in Proverbs and specifically at verses 12:18, 13:14 and 14:1, exploring how we can influence others with wisdom and be influenced by those that are wise.
Wait for Objectivity
Jun 14, 2018 • 11 min
We continue looking at the character of The Wise this week in Proverbs 10:19 and 12:15. We may want to respond in the moment, but the wise wait until they’re objective to speak, and seek the advice and counsel of others to help them gain objectivity.
We Hear Who We Trust
Jun 7, 2018 • 14 min
We begin looking at the character of The Wise in Proverbs as a team, specifically at Proverbs 1:5-6 and 9:8-9. We discuss who we receive wisdom from and the difference between reproof and criticism, looking at some of the situations in our own lives.
You’re Going to Grow Up
May 31, 2018 • 13 min
Proverbs 2:9-10 tells us about a process of maturity that will happen to us over time as we allow God to work. This week we finish this section of Proverbs talking about anxiety, discretion, and how to bear the knowledge we gain.
We’re Going to Need a Shield
May 24, 2018 • 13 min
“He is a shield to those who walk in integrity” Proverbs 2:7. Hang on, why do we need a shield? What is it about walking in wisdom that means we need to be guarded and watched over? We continue looking at Proverbs 2:6-12 and talk about how wisdom, vuln…
Wisdom: Applying Truth
May 17, 2018 • 13 min
We enter week three of our Proverbs podcast, looking at Proverbs 2:6-12. What is wisdom, anyway? Why is our reading of the Proverbs different than how Solomon experienced them? How do we gain wisdom?
Proverbs: Principles or Promises?
May 10, 2018 • 10 min
Proverbs can often be read as a promise, or a math statement. If you do this, then this will be the result. Are Proverbs meant to be promises, or are they principles to live by? We continue in our second week of introducing our Proverbs series and rais…
Grace and Proverbs
May 3, 2018 • 10 min
This week we start a new series, looking at how we read Proverbs through the eyes of grace. We’re so excited to begin discovering God’s wisdom alongside you and alongside our entire staff!
What is Exaltation?
Apr 26, 2018 • 11 min
We finish up our Ascent of a Church Leader podcast series asking what exaltation really looks like, and what we can learn from Jesus’ example of exaltation.
Do you know where you are?
Apr 18, 2018 • 13 min
Do you know where you are in your maturity - and are you free enough to acknowledge it? Our new identities give us the freedom to acknowledge areas we are immature in and areas we are mature in. Listen in as we continue in the final podcasts of The Asc…
Rock the Boat
Apr 11, 2018 • 14 min
What would you rock the boat for? We continue talking about The Ascent of a Leader and what suffering for integrity in our church communities can look like. Even within the church we can face opposition for standing up for what’s right, but the Lord st…
Obedience not Opulence
Apr 4, 2018 • 14 min
On the fourth rung of the character ladder our hands land on the suffering rung. Our obedience to God does not promise us that our lives will get easier. God has much grander plans and much bigger purpose for how we love through our obedience. And if w…
The Consequences of Obedience
Mar 28, 2018 • 15 min
We continue up the Character Ladder from the Ascent of a Leader (which you can view at www.trueface.org/ascentladders) on the rung of Obedience. What does it look like to be obedient when we aren’t sure of the consequences? How do leaders encourage oth…
Trust and Obey
Mar 21, 2018 • 10 min
What is the difference between obedience and compliance? Why is obedience so necessary to our character? This week we continue in The Ascent of a Leader and the character ladder. To view the ladders, go to trueface.org/ascent-ladders.
How do I affect you as a Leader?
Mar 15, 2018 • 13 min
How do we practice vulnerability as leaders by asking “How do I affect you?”
Hiding as a Church Leader
Mar 7, 2018 • 13 min
This week we continue discussing the Ascent of a Leader applied to church leaders. We look at 1 Peter 5:5-6 and discuss how church leaders can often hide their struggles in isolation until they get found out, but that Jesus gives us another option.
Trusting as a Pastor
Feb 28, 2018 • 12 min
This week we have the senior pastor of Cerritos Baptist Church, Erik Kakimoto, join us as we talk about what it looks like to trust God and others with who you are while being a pastor, and what it’s like to live that out with a team.
Why Trust?
Feb 22, 2018 • 13 min
Why do we need relationships of trust in our lives? We continue in The Ascent of a Leader and discuss what relationships of trust look like, why we need them, and how to begin living in them. Check out the ladders we refer to at trueface.org/ascentladd…
Looks Like Trust
Feb 14, 2018 • 13 min
We continue looking at the Ascent of a Leader, moving from the Environments of Grace rail to the Relationships of Trust rail. How do these two relate to each other? We discuss what relationships of trust look like and what they DON’T look like, and how…
Get Serious about Having Fun
Feb 8, 2018 • 11 min
This week we finish talking about what particles create an environment of grace, and specifically one that is often overlooked: fun. Sometimes we can get the feeling that if we’re having fun it means we don’t take our faith seriously enough, but we see…
Should It Be Easier Than This
Jan 31, 2018 • 13 min
Attempting to create environments of grace comes with a tricky predicament. The longer we live, the more we realize that we are a mess, and the more tempted we are to be embarrassed by it. So what do we really mean by the thought, grace is messy? Well …
What is a Safe Place
Jan 26, 2018 • 13 min
The Trueface team gets together to list out what makes a safe environment. We walk through our list and encourage you to do the same with your family, team, church, or whoever you would like to build relationships with. To see the Ladders we are discus…
What We Need From Who
Jan 18, 2018 • 12 min
What do we expect from our leaders and what should we expect from our leaders. A leader leading out of character will see this differently than one leading out of capacity. The Ascent of a Leader is such an important topic. To see the Ladders we are d…
Character or Capacity First
Jan 11, 2018 • 8 min
Our series on the Ascent of the Leader begins and we start with an important question. Is character or capacity more important for a leader?
Into The New Year
Jan 3, 2018 • 10 min
Many of us come through Christmas with an even stronger sense that we need this truth. You are not who your family says you are, you are who God says you are. And God is delighted with you. To that point, we thank you for listening and influencing oth…
With Haste For Hope
Dec 20, 2017 • 8 min
The shepherds’ first instinct after the angels left? Sprint to Jesus. And they found that all that they had been told was true. And they rejoiced that it was true. No matter where you are with Jesus, no matter your circumstances, when you are in need …
Messiah and Master
Dec 6, 2017 • 10 min
The God of the universe chose to be born in a tiny, barren town, and announce His arrival on a hillside to shepherds - not probably how we would plan it. He had waited for centuries, but this was the time and place for our Messiah and Master to be born…
Why We Reach With Love
Nov 29, 2017 • 14 min
If we have gained some maturity in our spiritual life, what is our motivation for offering our time to others and what is it that we have to give? The common answers end up serving the wrong person and validating systems of mistrust. Let’s invite our …
Gratitude like Chesterton
Nov 22, 2017 • 13 min
Talking about our Grace Changes Everything Retreat with the program director Joellen Maurer. We talk gratitude and grace, and why you might choose one quote over another.
An Opportunity For You and Your Friends
Nov 15, 2017 • 12 min
The new Grace Changes Everything Retreat and the opportunity you have to host one for your friends and community. We talk about what GCE retreats look like and why we wanted to create these experiences.
Back for the Feast
Nov 8, 2017 • 13 min
Bruce, John, and Bill are back for our last podcast from the Heart of Man guide. We are talking about The Feast which we have been invited into. One of the best ways to experience the movie is to watch it and then walk through each week of the guide …
We Can Walk Out Anytime
Nov 1, 2017 • 14 min
The Heart of Man guide reminds us of one of the most important truths we can encounter about our shame. Executive Producer Brian Bird joins us to talk about how we crack the enigma code of shame and walk out of The Cave.
In the Lagoon
Oct 25, 2017 • 11 min
Jens Jacobs and the Heart of Man Guide Lagoon chapter.
Our Cliffs
Oct 12, 2017 • 14 min
You are staring down at the crashing waves once again. You are here at the cliff, wondering if this time will be different. Who will you be if you jump this time? Who would we trust to walk us back from the edge? We continue to walk through the Heart o…
When With The Father
Oct 4, 2017 • 12 min
Most of us have a sense that God is more interested in us doing things well than being with us, and, well, that makes it pretty hard to want to be with him. Let’s talk about how we see that.
Invited to the Table
Sep 27, 2017 • 13 min
“All of us long deeply to be known, and are terrified that we will be.” This week we talk about our desire for authentic community and why sometimes - even when we’re in a safe place - we cannot experience the love and acceptance that’s offered.
Once More With Feeling
Sep 20, 2017 • 11 min
Heart of Man Movie will show for one more night.
Join Us For Popcorn
Sep 13, 2017 • 16 min
Tomorrow night the Heart of Man is showing across the country for one night only. The lead actor Justin Torrence joins us to talk about his experience shooting the film and his hopes for the movie’s impact.
Why in the Theatre
Sep 6, 2017 • 14 min
Executive Producer of The Heart of Man Jason Pamer joins us today. He gives us some fantastic reasons why The Heart of Man will impact you even more powerfully when seen on the big screen.
Why the Heart of Man Movie
Aug 31, 2017 • 10 min
Today we start talking about why we are excited to be a part of the Heart of Man movie, where you can get the small group guide, and, why the movie is a must see in the theatre on Sept 14.
Courage to be Trustworthy
Aug 25, 2017 • 13 min
We are talking about how important but difficult it can be to be trustworthy for our kids when we are angry about their behavior.
Mistakes That Bring Hope
Aug 18, 2017 • 13 min
When we share our mistakes with our kids we give them an insight into our humanity. When we receive God’s grace in the process, we won’t have to tie the stories up with neat bows or over exaggerate the impact. We can tell them some of the reality of wh…
Don’t Leave Them Alone
Aug 10, 2017 • 12 min
Most parents don’t tell their kids stories of their life choices. Fewer parents honestly bring their children into the reality of what they were thinking when they made those choices. When we don’t process our lives with our kids, we leave them alone t…
The Best Kind of Awkward
Aug 2, 2017 • 12 min
Sometimes the best things we can do for each other feel a little awkward. We may not be used to letting others affirm us, especially our children. So things may feel a little cringy, but it’ll be one of the best decisions you can make.
How Am I Affecting You?
Jul 26, 2017 • 10 min
Bill Thrall & John Lynch talk about how one of the ways your kids can tell if they trust you to influence them is to listen carefully to their answer when you ask, “How am I affecting you?”
When Your Business is Family
Jul 20, 2017 • 14 min
What does it look like to trust Jesus for his grace in parenting adult children who also work side by side with you in an international business venture? How do you navigate being Dad and Boss while allowing your children to care and lead you too? Doug…
Do You Feel Free to be Yourself?
Jul 14, 2017 • 14 min
“How am I affecting you?” This question can be hugely valuable to ask others, and especially our children. If you have the courage to hear their honest answers, new levels of trust can be accessed in your relationship.
Admitting What You Can’t Do
Jul 6, 2017 • 12 min
It doesn’t take sinless perfection for our kids to trust us, it takes integrity. Integrity is simply doing what you said you can do, and maybe more uncomfortably admitting what you can’t do. This week we’re back in The Cure and Parents, looking at Epis…
Parenting in Addiction
Jun 28, 2017 • 12 min
Dave Cooke of 100 Pedals joins us this week and shares his story of learning to create trust in the midst of his son battling addiction.
How to Let
Jun 22, 2017 • 11 min
How to let. This is one of the fine arts of parenting. How do we let our kids be who they are without imposing who we are and who we want them to be? Steen Hudson joins us to talk about how this art is encouraged in us as parents, and what this enc…
When Looking Back
Jun 15, 2017 • 12 min
Our good friend and former pastor of Church of The Open Door in California, Ed Underwood talks with us about his recenteredgroup.com and the power of grace in parenting at any age.
Information vs Influence
Jun 7, 2017 • 11 min
Truth that is not trusted does not transform, no matter how valuable that truth is. Today we talk about the difference between giving our children information and earning their trust so that we can influence them.
How We See Failure and Our Children
Jun 1, 2017 • 12 min
This week our friend Matt Matlock of Wisdom Works joins us to talk about some questions that parents rarely ask themselves about their view of failure and how it might influence family relationships.
I Just Need You To Care
May 26, 2017 • 14 min
This week we read one of the most powerful interactions from The Cure and Parents, where Jim tries to strong arm his daughter into trusting him. This will not go well for Jim. We talk about what it takes to earn the trust of your family and friends.
Too Close To Home
May 17, 2017 • 11 min
We read one of our stories of pain, bitterness, and the miracle of forgiveness. It reminds us how real the pain can be and how real the redemption is that is waiting for us.
Helping Our Kids Say More Than Sorry
May 10, 2017 • 13 min
Few experiences as a parent are more gratifying than being trusted to walk with your children through real forgiveness and real repentance. So how do we earn the right to be trusted in that?
When My Child Gets Hurt
May 4, 2017 • 12 min
What is the real remedy for when my child is hurt or something unfair happens? How do our best attempts at making them feel better sometimes rob them of real healing? We talk about false forgiveness and strange expectations we have of our children when…
Overreaction in Parenting
Apr 27, 2017 • 10 min
Objectivity is at the center of healthy parenting. It is gained through resolving your life issues. Objectivity allows you to respond to your child and give love and direction, instead of overreacting. We talk about what this looks like.
Story Leads to Story
Apr 20, 2017 • 10 min
This week we have two friends joining us on the podcast who were inspired by the Two Roads message. They are beginning to write a book on how grace changes how we prepare and invest for retirement. They realized they only want to read a book if tells a…
Childhood and Dignity
Apr 13, 2017 • 15 min
God’s image in every child calls out for these two hallmarks of dignity: love and respect. God has created every child of every age with the same dignity as an adult. How do we intentionally foster this truth in our families?
When Ugly Makes Way For Empathy
Apr 6, 2017 • 10 min
When we see ugly behavior, and then we realize we do the same thing, God’s grace often lets guilt make way for empathy. Often parents get this chance when they are back with their own parents. Will empathy and hope turn the tide?
Seeing Who They Are
Mar 29, 2017 • 14 min
As parents, we are often tempted to change the way our kids behave. When these behaviors are based upon their tastes, is that really the best for them. We discuss as we read a portion of The Cure and Parents.
Discipline is Not Punishment
Mar 23, 2017 • 11 min
Discipline is always for the benefit of the one being disciplined. It is never for the benefit of the one in charge of the discipline. That means some serious introspection and prayer is required of those who want to guide out of love instead of fear o…
Grace Changes Parenting
Mar 15, 2017 • 9 min
Our friend and staff member from North Carolina joins us today to talk about how Grace Changes how we parent.
Tell Your Story
Mar 8, 2017 • 13 min
When we tell our children something, they may learn something. But when we model something for our children, they will experience a principle. No matter where you are in your journey as a parent, now is the time to share your stories of hurt and hope.
How We Respect Our Children
Mar 1, 2017 • 12 min
There are some really well-intentioned Christian parenting ideas that end up causing our children to feel shame, not love. Maybe most important to talk about, how do we love and respect our children who haven’t trusted Christ?
Dawdle Along
Feb 22, 2017 • 14 min
What timetable do we think God expects for our maturity? How could our expectations impact our children? What if it has nothing to do with progress as we think of it?
Hope is Refuge
Feb 16, 2017 • 13 min
From the very start, we have not wanted to need God. From the very start we want to be self-sufficient. No wonder our kids act like that is true of them as well. But like King David and Jesus both said, blessed are those who know their need for the Lor…
It’s About Me
Feb 8, 2017 • 12 min
Unless I have experienced God’s love or goodness in an area, I cannot lead my children into it. But the beauty is, you don’t need to experience much to take a small step in hope with your children.
What Did You Do
Feb 1, 2017 • 11 min
In this episode we explore the relationship between Sarah and Madison from The Cure and Parents. What happens when you start to let your children in on your life?
When They Trust Your Love
Jan 26, 2017 • 13 min
When your kids trust your love, you get to teach them, give them guidance, and love them. When your love isn’t trusted, none of these things get to happen, no matter how much you have to give. We talk about building that trust no matter where you are o…
How Do We Guide
Jan 18, 2017 • 13 min
Today we talk about how we practically guide our children through developing the ability to make good choices.
When Rules Fail
Jan 11, 2017 • 12 min
Rules are a necessary part of every life and society, but rules can only take us so far before they start to hinder the very thing that the rules were created to do. How do you help your child develop the ability to make thoughtful choices, not just de…
Guidance Takes Freedom
Jan 4, 2017 • 14 min
This week we are talking about the incredible joy that comes with freeing your children into their best. That means that we need God to free us with His guidelines for life and love.
Something New This Christmas
Dec 21, 2016 • 14 min
Christmas is both wonderful and full. But it is also full of family dynamics that keep us wrapped in old painful patterns. This morning we wish you a truly new year of hope in this area.
Rules or Guidelines
Dec 16, 2016 • 15 min
Do we parent in a way that incites rebellion or compliance? We introduce our main female character Sarah and talk about her processing principles about Rules and Guidelines.
You Are Enough to be a Parent
Dec 7, 2016 • 14 min
Grace says that we are enough to be the parent of our children. When we understand this, we can offer security to our children as well.
Until We Realize
Nov 23, 2016 • 13 min
Until we realize that our own seen or unseen immaturity is affecting our children, we won’t get to build the kind of trust we want with them. How do we open up our lives as parents to the freedom that we want for our children?
What Does Trust Have To Do With Being A Parent
Nov 16, 2016 • 15 min
Because God’s primary goal is to earn my trust so He can love me and increasingly mature me, I will attempt to offer the same to my children. But wait, is trust really that important?
Protecting Our Kids
Nov 10, 2016 • 10 min
As a parent, how to I learn how to protect my child and their unique personality and character?
Feeling Alone in Giving Grace?
Nov 3, 2016 • 13 min
We continue the Trueface Cure & Parents podcast and answer questions from you. When we as parents feel like we are the only ones who are giving our children grace, how do we encourage others around us to do the same?
The Cure and Parents Podcast Kickoff!
Oct 26, 2016 • 15 min
“The Cure and Parents” is about helping parents earn their children’s trust - not about “fixing” kids behavior. Today we start answering one of the questions from our Facebook and Twitter contests.
The Living Dead
Oct 25, 2016 • 12 min
In our final fresh and favorite podcast we start with what happens when we treat things that are not real as though they are real, and what our experience convinces us of.
In Full
Oct 18, 2016 • 11 min
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood. What is the struggle and what does grace have to do with it?
Given To Us
Oct 5, 2016 • 12 min
Romans 5 starts with a fantastic promise, but it can look scary too. We talk about how grace let’s us see it with hope.
The Whole Law Fulfilled
Sep 29, 2016 • 12 min
Milk and Meat: Trusting Righteousness vs Pursuing it
Sep 22, 2016 • 13 min
Today we look at Hebrews 5:11-14, a verse easily misinterpreted as why we should strive. We examine Paul’s explanation that we can only mature if we have trusted and believed in the righteousness of Christ, and what this means for our lives.
Grace is Gospel
Sep 14, 2016 • 14 min
Don’t be carried away by strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace. Hebrews 13 reminds us where we started, and from where strength continues.
Free the Proverbs
Sep 7, 2016 • 13 min
Sometimes we have epiphanies that bring old favorites fresh freedom. We are talking Proverbs in the Fresh and Favorite series.
Strong in Grace
Sep 1, 2016 • 12 min
Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. What does that even mean? Why not another word than grace?
Love in Limits
Aug 24, 2016 • 12 min
This week we are talking about how God designed us to glory in the love we receive when we feel weakest. 2 Corinthians 12:7
Joy of Generosity
Aug 17, 2016 • 13 min
Why isn’t generosity only for those people who are wealthy. 2 Corinthians 8 shows us how much joy there is in the expression of grace through giving, no matter what our financial situation. Just a fantastic fresh and favorite verse.
Grace is Go
Aug 4, 2016 • 12 min
We are talking 2 Corinthians 6 and how grace and sitting around have nothing to do with each other. We also toss in a little about reconciliation. We can’t help ourselves.
A Different Kind of Currency
Jul 21, 2016 • 13 min
How does repentance free us? How is repentance a gift.
Forgive Again
Jul 13, 2016 • 14 min
We continue talking Forgiveness and Repentance this week.
No Finer Gift
Jul 7, 2016 • 13 min
Forgiveness and Repentance. There are no finer gifts to restore us and help us experience this gospel of love.
Renewing the Inner Man
Jun 30, 2016 • 8 min
Today we look at 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 and how our eternal life is being renewed, even as our earthly bodies age.
When in Phoenix
Jun 23, 2016 • 10 min
Some good friends from each coast join us today on the Trueface podcast.
No Fear in Love
Jun 9, 2016 • 13 min
Today we look at 1 John 4:17-21 and how when we believe we are loved we will no longer fear punishment.
Beloved Fear and Trembling
Jun 1, 2016 • 10 min
Looking at Philippians 2 we consider what amazing work the Lord has done in us, and what that means when we believe we are already beloved.
Good Works Prepared For Us
May 19, 2016 • 13 min
Experiencing Grace and the High Trust Leader Course
May 11, 2016 • 10 min
Today we continue our fresh and favorite verses with Ephesians 3:17-19 and get to hear from one of our staff members about her experience in the High Trust Leader Course.
Fully Reconciled
May 4, 2016 • 11 min
2 Corinthians 5 tells us that we are fully reconciled and already have been given God’s righteousness. We are now ambassadors for a grace we get to experience in the now.
Only Crazy People
Apr 27, 2016 • 15 min
Bill Thrall’s Life Verse
Apr 20, 2016 • 12 min
Romans 1: 16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel.
Exult in Hope
Apr 14, 2016 • 9 min
More Fresh and Favorite verses for you this week. Talking about the grace we stand in and the hope we exult in.
Come Confidently
Apr 6, 2016 • 10 min
For we do not have a High Priest who can not sympathize with temptation, and He invites us to confidently come into His throne room of grace!
I Do Not Nullify
Mar 30, 2016 • 11 min
Galatians 2 20-21 are bedrock verses for every Christian community. Find your own little spot in God’s beauty and spend some time with these verses on the podcast.
What Does Easter Mean For Us
Mar 23, 2016 • 11 min
Philippians Chapter 3: 8-11 What does it really mean to not have a righteousness of my own but that which come from faith? How far does that carry?
The Hearts of Men
Mar 22, 2016 • 11 min
Tony and Jason from The Hearts of Men movie join us to talk about the latest with the film.
Favorite and Fresh
Mar 10, 2016 • 13 min
We start a new series on Favorite and Fresh verses that we love today. We start in Galatians 6… and John gets a Moped!
Here and Now
Mar 2, 2016 • 14 min
As we come to the end of John Chapter 17 we discuss if Jesus really meant that we share in His Glory now.
For Freedom
Feb 24, 2016 • 7 min
This week we take a short break from the Theology of Jesus series and talk about one of our favorite bedrock verses.
For All The Ones He Loved Before
Feb 17, 2016 • 11 min
God not only loves those that are His, He prepares Oneness with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for those who have yet to believe the truth.
Oneness with God
Feb 10, 2016 • 12 min
Today we continue in John 17, talking about what it means to be one with God and how that impacts us.
Better If I Leave
Feb 3, 2016 • 11 min
In John 16 Jesus tells us that is is better if he leaves because when he does the Holy Spirit will come. Why was that so important?
If They Hate Us
Jan 28, 2016 • 12 min
John 15 tells us that if they hate us for knowing Jesus, they hated him first. But what does that mean for how we treat those who hate us? And do all people hate us?
Lord and Friend
Jan 20, 2016 • 9 min
John 15 tells us that Jesus is both our Lord and Friend. But he relates to us not as Master but as friend. What does His example hold for our relationships?
Friendship Like Jesus
Jan 13, 2016 • 8 min
When Jesus tells us that if we are His friends we will keep his commandments, what does He mean. What kind of friendship are we talking about.
Is Pruning Because of Failure
Jan 6, 2016 • 13 min
As we continue in John 15 and the theology of Jesus, we talk about if being pruned as a individual, ministry, or organization means that you have failed or messed up.
Merry Christmas
Dec 23, 2015 • 9 min
Today we share some of our favorite memories with our families during Christmas. We hope you create many more like these this year.
Lifted Up, Not Thrown Away
Dec 17, 2015 • 11 min
This week we continue talking about abiding in Christ in John 15.
Peace I Leave With You
Dec 11, 2015 • 14 min
Our discussion on the theology of Jesus continues in John.
If You Love Me
Nov 25, 2015 • 10 min
We continue in John 14:15-17, talking about how obedience naturally springs from our love for God and His love for us.
Way Truth and Life
Nov 18, 2015 • 12 min
We continue in John 14 and the theology of Jesus. We’re talking about how Jesus prepares a place for us and gives us life.
The Theology of Jesus
Nov 11, 2015 • 12 min
This week we start a new series in John Chapter 13. The Theology of Jesus.
Touring with MercyMe
Nov 5, 2015 • 13 min
This week we welcome back John and talk about what it has been like touring with MercyMe.
Linking Shields
Oct 30, 2015 • 13 min
Ephesians 6 and the Armor of God. What is the armor for and who does it protect us against?
How Will Children Obey
Oct 22, 2015 • 12 min
Ephesians Chapter 6. Who has what role in bringing up a child? How does a child learn to obey from the heart? Maybe a better question - how does the parent learn to obey from the heart?
That Word Again
Oct 12, 2015 • 9 min
Ephesians 21-33 - How does God’s grace make Submission a love word?
We Must Not Speak Of
Sep 30, 2015 • 9 min
How do you avoid falling right back into measuring your standing with God on how you behave. Ephesians 5 gives us insight.
No Chapter Break
Sep 16, 2015 • 13 min
Ephesians 4 going into Chapter 5 should not have a chapter break. Why?
Checklists for Jesus
Aug 27, 2015 • 10 min
Are we to “put on the new self” through a series of diligently kept practices?
A Soft Heart
Aug 19, 2015 • 11 min
Talking about putting on the new self and some of what that would look like.
What Ties us Together
Aug 12, 2015 • 12 min
Ephesians 4 gives us a beautiful picture of unity. But unity can never materialize without processing conflict.
And Then There Were Two
Aug 5, 2015 • 9 min
This week John and David check in, talking about collaboration that can only come about through the power of God’s grace.
All Together Now
Jul 29, 2015 • 13 min
Thoughts on Ephesians 4 interrupted by David’s impromptu kids show jingle.
Fast Rivers and Ephesians 3
Jul 22, 2015 • 12 min
We continue in Ephesians 3, unpacking God’s incredible gospel, His gift of grace.
Decades of Stewarding Grace
Jul 8, 2015 • 13 min
As we celebrate our 20th year this week, we talk about the fun memories and the honor of being stewards of grace as written in Ephesians 3.
Profound Gift of Grace
Jul 2, 2015 • 13 min
This week Bill reminds us how beautiful it has been to be married to his wife grace these past 54 years and we continue to talk about Ephesians
We Too Lived
Jun 24, 2015 • 12 min
We keep walking through Ephesians Chapter 2.
Pray it Over Them
Jun 17, 2015 • 10 min
Surpassing Greatness of Love
Jun 10, 2015 • 9 min
Who and Where We Are
Jun 3, 2015 • 11 min
Taking off the filter. Rolling through Ephesians.
Get Your Lampstand Here
May 27, 2015 • 13 min
We start a new series going through Ephesians today.
Did He Get it Wrong
May 20, 2015 • 16 min
This weeks grace fear - If we live in grace, won’t I fail to live up to what God wants for me?
Fire it Up
May 13, 2015 • 12 min
“If we live in grace, we won’t be be on fire for God or sell out.” #gracefears
The Kid Ain’t All Right
May 6, 2015 • 12 min
If we live in grace in our families, won’t our kids take advantage?
Lazy Grace
Apr 29, 2015 • 12 min
Wouldn’t living life out of grace make me lazy?
Does That Honor God’s Holiness
Apr 8, 2015 • 13 min
How do we honor God’s holiness if we try to live in grace?
Is That the God of the Bible
Apr 1, 2015 • 12 min
If we believe in grace then won’t we disregard the fullness of who God is?
Grace and Giving
Mar 25, 2015 • 13 min
“If we buy into this grace thing, won’t people stop giving?” We are talking grace and generosity on the podcast. #gracefears
Grace Gets You Fired
Mar 18, 2015 • 13 min
This week we are talking about, “As a pastor, ministry leader, etc…, if I buy into grace won’t I get fired.”
Get After It
Mar 11, 2015 • 14 min
If I believe in grace won’t I stop trying to battle sin? Talking Grace Fears on the podcast.
Excellent
Mar 4, 2015 • 14 min
Today on the podcast we are talking about, “if I actually believe in grace, then won’t I get lazy and stop striving for excellence?”
Motivation for Spiritual Disciplines
Feb 25, 2015 • 15 min
If we live in grace, won’t that cause us not to do our spiritual disciplines? We are talking about the fears we have about grace.
Prayer Not For I Am With Thee
Feb 18, 2015 • 14 min
This week on the podcast we are talking about Grace Fears. If I believe grace then won’t I stop praying? If everything is all grace anyway then why would I need to pray anymore?
Won’t They Just Sin Then
Feb 11, 2015 • 11 min
What are our fears about buying into God’s grace? Today we talk about the thought, won’t they just have permission to sin if we let them live in grace?
Will Grace Hold
Feb 5, 2015 • 13 min
Today we start a series discussing popular arguments against living in grace.
Sailing in the Dark
Jan 22, 2015 • 11 min
This week John and Bruce podcast in the dark as the power in our office shut down right before we started. The guys are talking about their experience on the MERCYME and Truefaced cruise that just happened.
And a Happy New Podcast
Jan 7, 2015 • 12 min
This week we start off 2015 by talking about the fantastic retreat Bill, John, and Bruce just experienced. Next week we will be starting in on a new series for the new year.
Christmas and Identity
Dec 18, 2014 • 12 min
Christmas comes with wonderful anticipation, but often brings unresolved emotion to the surface. How does the gospel and our new identity in Christ give us hope in this season.
Grace in Small Things
Dec 10, 2014 • 13 min
How does grace apply to the every day things in life. Today we are talking about seasons of small trials that add up and how grace changes your perspective.
Grace in the Middle East
Nov 26, 2014 • 14 min
After spending time in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey the three guys share an even stronger bond to why Jesus original gospel of freedom is so needed in this world.
This Destiny Now
Nov 12, 2014 • 15 min
We talk the angst that accompanies our perception of God’s destiny for us.
Lifted Up
Nov 5, 2014 • 8 min
What does God’s exaltation look like?
Suffer for Good
Oct 29, 2014 • 13 min
As we move up the character ladder, we will suffer for the good of others and for our choices of integrity. This is exactly where so many leaders are tempted to jump ship and go back to ruling out of their capacity.
Disobedience of Saul
Oct 22, 2014 • 12 min
Why does obedience matter to God and what are the effects when we choose our own way? We are digging into the story of Saul for some principles relevant to today.
Obedience
Oct 15, 2014 • 14 min
The third rung on the character ladder is obedience. Without obedience I will not truly know who I am and I will not experience the best of what God has for my life.
What is Vulnerability
Oct 9, 2014 • 12 min
The difference between transparency and vulnerability is huge. We are talking the impact of vulnerability on relationship.
The World System
Sep 24, 2014 • 12 min
What do we do with companies like Apple, Cisco, Google, etc… when we know their leaders were not interested in high integrity or humility. How can we say that humility is a key component of any Christians leadership?…
Trust is Not Compliance
Sep 18, 2014 • 13 min
You risked trusting others, but now you are not sure if you agree with their perspective on something. How do you sort out trusting another person with you, when you don’t agree?
The Offshoot of Humility
Sep 10, 2014 • 12 min
We are talking about the implications of Humility and Grace and challenging better known definitions of the two.
Character and Humility
Sep 3, 2014 • 12 min
My humility is the doorway to character. Bill Thrall is back on the podcast and explains this truth.
Life as a Walrus
Aug 27, 2014 • 12 min
Relationships of Trust are the single most important thing to life and organizational health and productivity. We talk about the things that keep us from experiencing these relationships and why trust is so important to experiencing love.
How Do You Feel an Environment of Grace
Aug 20, 2014 • 12 min
So how do you feel an environment of grace anyway?
Big Leaders Short Ladders
Aug 13, 2014 • 8 min
Why do so few leaders finish their leadership tenures well? Why are there so many big leaders on such small ladders? When we choose capacity over character we will always face this reality. &…
The Capacity Ladder
Aug 6, 2014 • 13 min
This week we start our discussion on what we mean by the “capacity ladder” as we prepare to compare a life lived out of capacity and a life lived out of character supported by your capacity.
The Ascent
Jul 30, 2014 • 10 min
Our first book The Ascent of a Leader, is still being used across the world to develop leaders. We reflect on the process of writing the book and why it is written from a Judeo-Christian perspective, whil…
Summer Camp
Jul 23, 2014 • 9 min
This week we transition into the Ascent of a Leader, but first we talk about how these truths can impact teenagers at a summer camp.
Pop Up on the Radar
Jul 16, 2014 • 8 min
Today we are finishing our reading of On My Worst Day while we talk about how God loved us and cared for us before we ever believed in Him.
When in Greece
Jul 9, 2014 • 11 min
This week we talk about how natural it can be to share who we are in Christ, without manipulating the conversation toward the “bonus” question.
Bubbleen Lil Joe
Jul 2, 2014 • 13 min
This week John reads to us from On My Worst Day and reminds us why humor is so important to him.
Identity and Guidance
Jun 25, 2014 • 12 min
This week we talk about how we get to guide our children into their unique God given identity.
Gift of Trust
Jun 18, 2014 • 10 min
Why is trust such a key component in fostering a friendship with our children?
The Cure for Parents
Jun 12, 2014 • 11 min
This week we introduce you to our current project. The Cure for Parents; not so much The Cure for parenting.
Trust Must be Earned
Jun 4, 2014 • 13 min
This week John takes us through the story of a hard season with his daughter. He realized that his expectation of trust didn’t fit with how active he had been in her life. This epiphany lead to a profound year in their…
Law of Love
May 28, 2014 • 14 min
This week we are talking about how all religious answers eventually get tested.
Losing Vision
May 21, 2014 • 12 min
It often takes us losing our vision for ministry before we can see that God is far more interested in our person.
In The Camp
May 14, 2014 • 13 min
This week we are talking about John’s trip to Bosnia during the late 90’s. His experience was not a Hallmark card of Christian experiences. So how does God love us in the midst of, “all we were going to do for God”?
Phantom Audience
May 7, 2014 • 13 min
Will we live our lives catering to a phantom audience? This week we talk about being who you are in Christ wherever you are; without having to manage every possible reaction.
Hand Slap
Apr 30, 2014 • 13 min
A community of grace laughs together. Not that they aren’t sometimes inappropriate, but they have more time to let others feel out their humor without slapping their hand. All humor is meant to build up, sometimes it t…
It Takes A Village
Apr 23, 2014 • 13 min
This week we are talking about how grace is experienced; it takes others to help us experience real grace. Sometimes, we are those others, because there is no one else around to start the environment.
Ransomed
Apr 16, 2014 • 12 min
This week on the podcast we are talking about the night John first went to see Les Miserables. It was a God encounter that first moved John to grace.
Whose Self Serving Now
Apr 9, 2014 • 14 min
On My Worst Day takes us back to 1985 when John had one of his most painful ministry moments. We learn how easy it is to do the wrong thing with what may be accurate information.
Praying Like We Mean It
Apr 2, 2014 • 14 min
This week John takes us back to 1982 with a story about the first time he realized how religious he had become and how miserable he was in the midst of it.
Un Natural
Mar 26, 2014 • 13 min
Increased devotion and diligence will not make me feel closer to God again. Believing his never changing affection for me will renew my joy.
Will Power No Power
Mar 19, 2014 • 14 min
John reads us a story about his smoking days from On My Worst Day. We talk about how will power has nothing on those habits or sins that we keep promising to stop. …
Will Rejection Define Us
Mar 12, 2014 • 13 min
John reads to us from On My Worst Day about the day his girlfriend of six years broke up with him in college. The discussion that comes out of this experience brings up so…
Embarrassed
Mar 6, 2014 • 11 min
What happens to our identity when we feel embarrassed? And what happens when good friends help us to shed the lies?
When We Assume Motive
Feb 27, 2014 • 14 min
In this week’s story from On My Worst Day, we see that in an environment of grace, we are endeavoring to give others the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their motive.
The Devils in the Pyracantha
Feb 12, 2014 • 13 min
The motivation of grace will always bear greater fruit than demand or coercion.
When We Run
Feb 5, 2014 • 15 min
We continue in On My Worst Day and we are talking about our default to want to check out and run away when things get hard. What is the benefit of living life another way. Enjoy.
The Process of Redeeming Shame
Jan 29, 2014 • 15 min
Bill and John talk about the process of redeeming shame in this very important podcast.
The Box Cars
Jan 22, 2014 • 13 min
This week we explore shame through the story of the Box Cars in Upland California out of On My Worst Day.
A Gentle Intentionality
Jan 15, 2014 • 13 min
On today’s podcast we continue with “On My Worst Day”. We also talk Jr. High dances in small towns, the best corn this side of the panhandle, and God’s gentle intentional pursuit.
No Wisdom Without Trust
Jan 8, 2014 • 11 min
We start 2014 with a fun podcast from the new Truefaced book On My Worst day written by John Lynch.
Not About Position or Power
Dec 18, 2013 • 13 min
In the Room of Grace, the mature influence others, not so much out of the power of their position, but out of who they are.
Safety to Fail Allows Growth
Nov 27, 2013 • 11 min
Want those you love to grow? One of the greatest gifts we can offer another person is a safe place to fail. Find out why.
Repentance is a Gift
Nov 14, 2013 • 13 min
Repentance is a gift from God. Pride and Isolation will keep us from it.
Love When We Admit the Truth
Nov 7, 2013 • 12 min
Love acts as a safety net when we admit the truth about ourselves.
AboutFace
Oct 16, 2013 • 13 min
For so many, repentance has been the act of promising you won’t sin again. Turning 180 degrees, making an about-face. Unfortunately this well intentioned theology just leaves us dizzy and wounded. How do we regain our …
On My Worst Day AudioBook
Oct 9, 2013 • 5 min
Today on the podcast we are giving you a sample of the in progress On My Worst Day Audio Book.
Pass the Rubles California
Sep 25, 2013 • 13 min
This week we talk about, “If I don’t trust you, then you can’t love me, no matter how much love you have for me.” We als…
Pile On
Sep 18, 2013 • 12 min
After finishing up 2 days of video production for the Trust One Campus, we sit down to podcast about what it is like to work on these things together.
You are Not Needed
Sep 11, 2013 • 11 min
I don’t need you is the language of the wounded heart. In today’s podcast we talk about how our needs are the very thing that allow us to experience love.
Permission to Write You Off
Sep 5, 2013 • 12 min
When our theology lets us see other Christians as sinners instead of saints, we will give ourselves permission to write them off and reject them. This podcast is about the freedom that comes from a seeing the…