014 Smile

This is the episode where Fletch encourages you to turn that frown upside down. He also discusses smiling and the ins and outs of Resting Bitch Face. You won't want to miss this edition of theMangoTimes Podcast.

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011 The Real Life Calvin Podcast Episode 2

On this special episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I am playing the 2nd episode teaser for our newest podcast called, The Real Life Calvin Podcast. Our 8yr old son, Christian, is the real life Calvin and on this episode we talk about Calvin and Hobbes and what it is we like about the comic strip. I love that this is a comic strip equally enjoyed by both Christian and me, but seperated by 30 years of time. Enjoy!

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

010 The Real Life Calvin Podcast Episode 1

On this episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I want to introduce you to The Real Life Calvin Podcast which I have begun recording with my 8yr old son, Christian. It's a fun little project. He gets to learn about podcasting and editing of sound. I give him a lot of the controls, so don't expect too much! Even so...he's pretty darn funny! Enjoy it for what it is!

Quietly making noise, Fletch

009 Homeschool Heartbeat - Discipling Teens

On this episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I am including the last in a five part series of an interview I did with Mike Smith from HSLDA's Homeschool Heartbeart back in the Fall of 2012. On today's final show, I share with the audience how the gospel allows us to be transparent and allows us to enter into difficult discussions with young men. 

I hope you enjoy this quick edition of theMangoTimes Podcast.

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

008 Hope Shifting

Photo used courtesy of Redeemer Church, Modesto CA

Photo used courtesy of Redeemer Church, Modesto CA

It is so easy to shift our hope and look for identity in things of the world and in the bondage of religion. Why do we do this? Where should we be looking for our identity, our purpose, our value, and our hope?

On this edition of theMangoTimes podcast, Fletch attempts to define the idea of Hope Shifting and idol worship. 

This is the graphic Fletch mentioned during the podcast that depicts the pendulum of living in gospel centered identity.

Episode Timeline
7:50 Guest - Jim Applegate
13:00 Guest - Kendra Fletcher
17:00 Guest - Bill Kenoyer
19:55 Guest - Kristi Gregg

Quietly making noise,

Fletch

007 Gospel Amnesia

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On this edition of theMangoTimes podcast, I share a recording from several years ago. In 2011, Kendra and I had the chance to share our testimony at the Easter morning service at our church (Redeemer Church, Modesto). I spoke about our journey from a rigid legalistic behavior-based practice of our faith to the freedom that Jesus brings in the gospel. What we told people was that we woke up from a bad case of gospel amnesia!

If you haven't subscribed yet to the podcast, just follow this link to the iTunes store:theMangoTimes podcast and you will never again miss out on the audio content included with this blog.

Quietly making noise,

Fletch

006 Homeschool Heartbeat - 411 Bible Study

On this episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I am sharing an interview I did with Mike Smith from HSLDA's Homeschool Heartbeart. This is Day 4 of a five-part series and on today's show, I describe how I started the FourOneOne Bible Study for teenage boys.

I hope you enjoy this quick edition of theMangoTimes Podcast.

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

005 Homeschool Heartbeat - Creating Adventure

On this episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I am posting the third interview from the Fall of 2012 when I sat down with Mike Smith from HSLDA's Homeschool Heartbeat. On today's show I answer the question: "What are some traditions you have created in your family?"

I hope you enjoy this quick edition of theMangoTimes Podcast.

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

004 The 100 Day Challenge

Skyping with James

Skyping with James

On this episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I sit down and have a conversation with my good friend James Estes.

Jamesy and I met during our freshman year of high school, which puts our relationship clock at just over 30 years. Back in high school, we were Young Lifers, we co-wrote a movie review column for our school's newspaper, and we began our life-long love for good coffee

During the podcast, we briefly talk about Hawaii, creativity and dropping our kids off at college. We also talk about our 100-day challenge goal that begins today.

What about you? Have you ever wanted to take a 100-day challenge? Join us! Start today and let us know what you are going to do in the comments below!

Want to follow our challenge? You can join us over on Twitter. Use can follow the general hashtag #100daychallenge (others are doing their own 100 Day Challenge) or link directly to James (@ventidrip) or Fletch (@themangotimes)

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

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003 Homeschool Heartbeat - The Role of Dads

On this episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I am posting an interview from 2012 when I sat down with Mike Smith from HSLDA's Homeschool Heartbeat. This was day 2 in a five-part series and on today's show I answer the question: "What are some ways to support your wife in the homeschooling process?"

I hope you enjoy this quick edition of theMangoTimes Podcast.

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

002 Homeschool Heartbeat - Being Intentional

On this episode of theMangoTimes podcast, I am posting an interview from Fall 2012. I was interviewed by Mike Smith on HSLDA's Homeschool Heartbeart. This is the first day in a five-part series and on today's show I answer the question: "Why does a dad need to be engaged in the homeschooling process?"

I hope you enjoy this quick edition of theMangoTimes Podcast.

Quietly making noise,
Fletch

001 theMangoTimes Podcast Introduction

On this introductory episode of theMangoTimes Podcast, Fletch welcomes his listeners and readers back to the new and improved podcast. This is a very brief snapshot into what listeners can expect when they tune into theMangoTimes.

Quietly making noise,
Fletch