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One day I was having lunch with Dallas Willard and he asked me, “If you had one word to describe Jesus what would it be?” How would you answer that question? If you could only use one word to describe Jesus what would it be? Words for Jesus started running through my mind and out my mouth: Love… Compassion… Holy……

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.