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.

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!

Enjoying Ministry to Others

Jesus says, “Give and it will be given back to you.” (Luke 6:38) But often when we serve, care, or lead in ministry we’re weighed down with burdens, overstressed, or discouraged. We’re missing the joy of Jesus! Bill and Kristi share their struggles and renewals to encourage you.

When God Breaks Through

God is always present loving us and inviting us to join the wonderful things he’s doing. C.S. Lewis calls this “Narnia.” But if we’re “checked out” emotionally we miss out. To help you experience the in-breaking of Christ and his Kingdom of the Heavens Bill tells the story of an alcoholic pastor he helped into recovery.

Free of Shame, Full of Joy

What do you do when you feel discouraged, inadequate, guilty, or ashamed? We may deny our emotions or escape into compulsive behavior. St Francis shows us that following the footprints of Christ is the path of great joy.