Rest: Catching a Breath in Your Everyday Life

What does it mean to be still in God’s presence? Bill and Kristi show us how to find time to quiet ourselves in God’s presence each day. How to still our body, still our thoughts… How to listen. Let’s catch a breath to experience the presence of Christ in the midst of stress in our lives and ministry. In addition Bill & Kristi share an exciting new addition to the Soul Talks podcast!

Rest: Sabbath the Misunderstood Gift

Sabbath is not a legalistic ritual, nor is it simply a day off… Sabbath is a journey towards intimacy with Jesus!  It’s an invitation to make space for our souls to rest and appreciate God’s presence. It’s in that place of rest and safety, we get space to process, to feel, to be heard, to hear and to receive. What a Gift! Join Bill and Kristi for an inspiring conversation about rest.

Joy In Jesus!

The Apostle Paul captivates us with Christ! Let’s draw on his incredible life story and winsome words from Philippians to be satisfied in the sweet sufficiency of Jesus with Paul. In this episode Bill and Kristi draw you into their conversation, meditations, and especially their joy and laughter of delighting in the Lord Jesus! Get ready to be blessed!

Jesus’ Abba Delights in You! (Your Best Christmas Gift!)

Living in a broken world we so often have a distorted view of God our Father, but Jesus demonstrates that our Abba Father delights in us. What a beautiful gift! God the Father sees you and delights in you as a precious daughter or son! Let’s join Bill and Kristi and receive the love of Abba with open hearts. Their closing meditation will help you jump into Jesus’ arms to experience Abba’s love, grace, and healing!

Unhurried With Jesus — Even at Christmastime!

In the craziness of this season, we often find ourselves hurried and stressed. When we are overwhelmed, it becomes difficult to take care of ourselves and love those around us. Jesus was never in a hurry! In this episode, Bill and Kristi remind us that Jesus is inviting us to rest with him. Take a moment to slow down and rest in Abba’s presence, as Bill leads us through a meditation to remember Jesus’s “easy yoke”.

Healthy Boundaries for the Holidays

Jesus accepted his personal limits and this helped him enjoy life and be loving. In John 7 we see an example of our Lord setting a boundary on a holiday. We discuss this and other Biblical examples of how “less is more” — for Advent and for daily life. Saying no helps you say yes when it’s most important!

Advent: Relaxed and Fruitful With Jesus

Let’s appreciate the coming of Christ this Advent season! To do that, we invite you into a fun Nativity meditation that fosters soul talk with friends. Also we discuss examples of Jesus inviting us into his “easy yoke” to be relaxed and fruitful in stressful times — like the busyness of the Christmas season!

Finding a Blessing in Conflict

We all deal with conflict in our close relationships. Surprisingly, Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they’ll be called children of God.” Most people misunderstand this beatitude and look for the blessing in making peace rather than in being a loved child of God. Bill and Kristi share their stress and pain from a conflict and show how the Prince of Peace helped them repair it.

Is it Good to Vent Emotions?

Dumping on people it’s not helpful! Effective listening enables people to feel cared for and to take personal personal responsibility — it doesn’t “fragilize” them. We discuss an example in parenting. Bill’s Bible study and reflective meditation from Habakkuk helps us be strengthened in faith through venting emotion wisely.