Blessed Are the Simple People?

If you’re an educated thinker, love to gather more knowledge, or thrive on multi-tasking, you might feel left out when Jesus says, “Blessed are the simple…” We’re more familiar with the beatitude as, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8) But that’s come to mean, “Be like the nice…

133 – Emotions: Befriending Our Anxiety

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults? The good news is we can invite the peace of Christ into our lives! Learn from Bill and Kristi as they share how they were able to find help from Jesus during times of anxiety and stress.

When Listening Triggers Anxiety

A Soul Talks listener asks, “How do I give empathy when what’s shared makes me feel anxious? I lose patience and just want to fix it.” We talk about repressed emotions, enmeshment, abandoning outcomes to God, and the need for mutuality with loved ones.

The Pressure to Please

A pastor is caught in a church “worship war”. Speakers are criticized. Kristi is judged for teaching men in church. Bill is caught in the crossfires of mediating a church leader conflict. Probably you feel pressure to please people too. Empathy, the Word of God, and affirmation of Christ’s call give us courage to please the Lord in all things.