140 – PA: Ministry in the Smile of the Father

Most of us in ministry can be tempted to try too hard.  We tend to put too much time, worry, and stress to make people happy. This can get exhausting and turn into burn-out.  Over-preparing is a way that we deal with the anxiety. Join Bill and Kristi as they share a blessing of prayer and affirmation for leaders and share their journey of learning to depend on the Lord in ministry settings. 

139 – PA: Finding Joy When Ministry is Hard

Sometimes when you are in relationship with people and pouring into them, they have the power to hurt you, and it can feel like a betrayal.  During times like this, it’s helpful to share with someone who can give you empathy and objectivity. Bill and Kristi share from their own experiences and their search for true joy during times of trial.

138 – PA: Ministry Begins With Rest

The Bible teaches us to work at resting (Heb. 4:11). What a paradox! In today’s fast-paced, get more done culture, it seems impossible and counter intuitive to rest before working. Join Bill and Kristi as they explore the different rhythms of life and share from their own journey.

137 – When Pastors Fall

Church scandals can create growing pain and disillusionment with fallen leaders and systems. A pastor asked Bill, “How can we stay hopeful and healthy and non-judgmental while also processing the sadness, anger and diminished trust?” Join in on the conversation as Bill and Kristi address this difficult topic.

136 – Emotions: Befriending Our Sadness

Sadness is an emotion many of us struggle to get in touch with. It can be difficult to open up our hearts to feel the deeper hurts and be honest about our needs. Bill and Kristi share their process with sadness and the healing pathway that helped them to experience restoration, growth, and reconnection with the God of grace and comfort.

135 – Emotions: Befriending Our Shame Pt. 2

Sometimes as pastors and leaders, we can carry hidden shame that only very few people know about. In this episode, Bill shares a story of a pastor who was struggling with doubts about his own personal relationship with Jesus. Join in on the conversation as Bill & Kristi further unpack this pastor’s journey from feeling shame to discovering peace in Christ.

134 – Emotions: Befriending Our Shame

Sometimes shame makes us want to isolate and hide. But God never wants us to feel shame. Praise God for the gift of grace that he has for us! As we look to Jesus we are increasingly set free from shame. Join Bill and Kristi as they unpack the remedy to shame.

131 – Emotions: Befriending Our Anger

It’s always helpful to be aware of all our emotions, including anger. If you have trouble feeling angry then that is a problem just as much being easily angered or resentful is a problem. The key is how we deal with our anger. Listen to Bill and Kristi share on the importance of processing our anger and bringing it to God.