God is Fun!

The Christmas gospel shows us how very fun God is. Appreciating the Lord’s fun-natured personality can have a huge positive impact on our life and ministry to others. We expect God to be a judge, holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present, eternal, and totally loving. But is God really fun? That sounds nice, but it seems…

149 – Come: Jesus is Playful with You

Can God be fun? Is Jesus really playful? Yes! Jesus takes great joy in us enjoying his creation and in us delighting in one another. Listen to Bill and Kristi share on Jesus’ playful interaction with his disciples and others as they take us through the Gospels with a fresh perspective.

Happy Christmas?

Christmas isn’t all happy. Trying to make it that way actually diminishes our enjoyment and meaning of this sacred season. Consider the first Christmas. The backdrop is that God’s people go four centuries without hearing a word from God. When God finally speaks, Zechariah (John the Baptist’s father) refuses to believe it and is struck…

145 – Come: Jesus is Glad to See You!

The light of God on the face of Jesus is what warms our hearts. This is the joy and energy of our lives! Advent is the season to renew and cultivate this vision for Jesus. Kristi shares on how she has been experiencing Jesus’s delight by journeying with Mary and her Magnificat. Join the conversation as Bill unpacks Kristi’s upcoming devotional.

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.

123 – Family: Grief Leads to Joy!

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.

119 – Courage: Success is Not Sufficient

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!

70 Happy Words

Paul uses 70 expressions of joy in his short letter to the Philippians! Seventy! Reading them infects us with his “good virus” of devotion to Jesus. To joy in Jesus is the best way to start our day and our New Year. It’s a surprising joy that Paul exudes. Outwardly, he has no reason to…