We can imagine Jesus as a thinker, a teacher, or a leader, but have you ever thought of Jesus being a “feeler”? Jesus felt many emotions that we do including: fear, worry, and even shame. This allows him to enter into our life experiences with us and feel what we feel with empathy and compassion. Join this conversation as Bill and Kristi unpack what it means to see Jesus as a feeler and how that helps us experience greater intimacy with him.
In today’s world it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make space and give our attention and energy into organic relationships. Into deep, face to face connecting with people. Spiritual Direction relationships help to stir up conversations that are prayerful, authentic, meaningful, and encourage us in our discipleship to Jesus and our service to others. Bill and Kristi share an example of a chance encounter that turned into an organic spiritual direction conversation.
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.
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.
Compassion fatigue is real! It is significant and will take a toll on your family, your marriage and your soul! Not having boundaries can take a toll that has a ripple effect through all of our relationships. Join Bill & Kristi in a honest, grace filled conversation about healthy boundaries in life and ministry.
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.
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.