In a new series titled Family, Bill & Kristi address 5 threats to harmony in your family, beginning with unresolved grief. Do you find yourself pretending, avoiding being honest with your family about how you are doing and how the difficult things in life are affecting you? After all, you are a ministry leader! You need to appear strong, un-phased by the ups and downs of life! It is our hope you are encouraged by this powerful conversation.
As Bill & Kristi have been enjoying becoming grandparents, Bill was led to write letters to his daughter Jenny and her baby girl Juliette. In these intimate letters of love from papa Bill is able to pour out the love and delight that he has received from his Abba Father to his beautiful daughter and precious granddaughter. In this episode of Soul Talks Bill shares two of his Letters From Papa.
Have you ever felt separated from God’s love? All of us will experience seasons when we feel distant from God…when it feels as though his presence is far from us. In this episode of Soul Talks, Bill & Kristi share the story of Darren. A pastor who Bill had the privilege of walking with as he navigated such a season. Listen to Darren’s story and the hope and freedom he encountered.
We all want to be a success, but we often lose track of what that really means. Jesus has a different definition of success. When we exchange our definition for his, it brings relief, freedom and joy! In this episode, Bill & Kristi explore significance of letting go and receiving Jesus easy yoke, and the true success of ministering out of the overflow of Jesus love for us!
In their ministry to pastors and leaders, Bill & Kristi have been amazed how many find themselves feeling like they are failing in ministry and in life! Whether we are “feeling” as though we failed, or we have in fact failed at something, in Christ, failure is not fatal! Join Bill & Kristi in a vulnerable, honest conversation on what it means to receive empathy from Jesus and how beautiful the redemption is when we trust him.
Bill & Kristi continue their conversation about Dallas Willard a wounded healer, focusing on the pain of criticism. Criticism will easily give way to condemnation, but “There is therefore now no condemnation in Christ Jesus!” Dallas’ life was a loving example of how to respond and turn criticism from others into compassion, becoming a conduit of the healing love of Christ!
You might be surprised to hear that Dallas Willard was a wounded healer. In this episode Bill & Kristi look to the life of their beloved mentor, and the brokenness and humanity that formed him as a wounded healer. Dallas’ life demonstrates how a broken life surrendered is an opportunity for the love of God to manifest to those around us.
The anticipated conclusion of Bill & Kristi’s vulnerable conversation reflecting on their own journey in ministry and the challenges of finding balance in the pursuit of Jesus and the work of the ministry. This is part 2 of a 2 part conversation inspired by Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.