Helping People to Understand You (The Communication Wheel)

In a conflict situation it’s easy to get entangled in what the other person is doing that upsets me. But that’s not helpful — it only adds to my anger or shame and makes things worse. When there’s tension in my relationship with Bill or someone else I take out The Communication Wheel. It’s simple…

How to Trust God When You Don’t Know What to Do

What do you do when you’re at a crossroads and don’t know which way to go? I find myself there. It’s been quite emotional. Excitement and fear mingle. Pressure mounts and tears flow. The ministry of Soul Shepherding continues to grow and Bill and I find that our plates are overflowing, even with more helpers.…

Look Into Jesus’ Eyes with a Wee, Little Man

“I grew with parents who considered themselves too intellectual for Christianity,” Vicki Paxton shared with our Soul Shepherding TLC community of pastors and leaders. “They told me the Bible was outdated and irrelevant. It was full of silly stories about an angry god that wanted people to praise him all the time.” But everything changed…

Longing to Be Seen

Kristi shares how she spent some time looking at her life story working with some spiritual direction maps. It became extremely obvious to her, as she looked at her story throughout the first couple decades of her life that the longings behind many of the activities and accomplishments were fueled by a longing to be seen, to be heard, and to be known.