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The Emotionally Smart Leader

Sadly, we’ve all seen Christian leaders fail because they lacked emotional wholeness. Our godly intentions can be overrun by our personal shortcomings. Angry reactions, lustful impulses, conflict avoidance, emotional distance, prideful self-reliance, power plays, or the inability to work well with other people sabotage godly purposes and lead to failure. Usually when leaders fail or…

The Blessing of Emotions

Emotions get a bad rap in many circles today. They’re vulnerable and get broken. They’re messy and don’t look right. We prefer thinking, analysis, and three steps to a better life. “Believe and do what’s right,” is the typical message for how to grow spiritually. “Emotions are the caboose. They can’t be trusted.” Yes, some…

224 – Help for Depression: One Pastor’s Story

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: In this episode, Bill invites Pastor David to a vulnerable conversation about the struggles of depression. You’ll hear the story of Pastor David’s difficult season and the breakthroughs he experienced. God’s grace heals and restores! Let this story of God’s grace offer you fresh hope. Episode Notes:  In…

223 – When to Reopen Church

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: The question of when and how to reopen churches is an emotional subject full of contrasting perspectives. So, what do we do when we don’t know what to do? We follow God one step at a time. Join Bill and Kristi in reflecting on how you can grow…

5 Steps to Reopen Church

“Pastoring these days feels like throwing with my left hand,” a pastor told me. “I’m a righty. I know how to do church in person, but I’ve had to do it online.” Another pastor chimed in, “After eight weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, deciding when to reopen church is an even bigger challenge.” All the…

Re-Soul: In a Hurry? 3 Ways to Add Margin and Peace (and Prevent Burnout)

Adapted from Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke by Bill Gaultiere. Often we hurry to be successful in ministry or just get through our responsibilities for the day. But the Bible’s great chapter on love begins with, “Love is unhurried…” (1 Corinthians 13:4, paraphrased). Putting unhurried margin (or soul space) in our schedule and…