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Freed to Destiny

"Few destinies are more beautiful than the ones given to those who set out from the Room of Grace to find those who have yet to find it." The Cure p. 24

When we first get introduced to the Room of Grace, many of us wondered aloud why we hadn't...

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Can You Imagine That Look?

Can you imagine that look? A decision between a father and a son from before forever now gets played out. And the Son prepares to leave heaven and enter a world of failed love, poisonous deceit, unthinkable violence, sickness, bigoted arrogance, fear, darkness, endless vanity and...

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On Voting

Is it only me? 

During this election year it has been incredibly hard to navigate my political convictions with my understanding of grace. 

There I said it....

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Submitting to strengths

God has given our friend Bill Thrall, a wonderful gift. He is able to articulate profound and complex truths into wonderful concise thoughts that clarify, simplify and express what our new hearts are discovering to be true. We, his friends, have witnessed it over and over in...

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A Receivable Love

We speak and write a lot about giving and receiving love. And well we should. It is the whole deal, after all. The only command of Christ. 

But giving a love...

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Obedience Made Easy

Periodically, various staff members write our Trueface blog. I chose this one from Bill Tell's July 22nd blog, because he offers an exciting insight about who the pure in heart...

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Hoping for Vertigo

In the middle of the night I was awakened by an unfamiliar sound. I walked down the hall and suddenly heard Bali, my fifteen year-old golden retriever, trying to follow me. But something was very wrong. She was slipping and falling, hitting into the wall, whimpering. I turned on the...

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To Risk Believing God When You do Not Understand

The single most important gift any believer can ever receive is to risk, believe, doubt, fail at and then rest in semi-certainty at the absolute goodness and perfect, sovereign rightness of God…maybe especially in the events you least understand. It is a gift, because all your efforts to pass judgment upon His ways will not earn you what you most need. Once you are convinced the true God has been revealed-then trust Him in whatever He does...

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Your "Testimony" is Not About Your Superior Behavior

 Many of us are afraid to tell others with confidence about Jesus, because of our own compromised lives. "Once I've cleaned up my act, then I can proudly say, 'Hey look at what Jesus can do!'" Look, your testimony is not about your superior behavior. No one comes to trust Jesus because of your improved behavior. Your testimony is what God has done and is doing with your astonishingly bad behavior. Your failures, real compromise, real, present-tense sin. How He loves...

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