181 – Listen: Rest in the Word of Encouragement

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: In this episode, Bill opens up about his personal challenges during a recent Sabbath. Rest is difficult for many of us and can often times stir things up in our hearts that we have pushed away. Bill honestly shares his journey with rest and how the practice of…

138 – PA: Ministry Begins With Rest

The Bible teaches us to work at resting (Heb. 4:11). What a paradox! In today’s fast-paced, get more done culture, it seems impossible and counter intuitive to rest before working. Join Bill and Kristi as they explore the different rhythms of life and share from their own journey.

DALLAS WILLARD: When Ministry-aholics Relax With Jesus Part 1

Have you wrestled with an addiction to ministry? Bill & Kristi have a vulnerable conversation reflecting on their own journey in ministry and the challenges of finding balance in the pursuit of Jesus and the work of the ministry. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation inspired by Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.

Rest: When Rest Doesn’t Feel Restful!

When we try to rest, it is so easy to be overwhelmed with the things in our life that feel undone! We begin to judge ourselves and feel guilty for even trying to rest, and are tempted to get busy to make ourselves feel better. Join Bill and Kristi in a honesty conversation on the challenges we all face when learning to enter into real rest.

Rest: The Importance of Rest for Healthy Identity

If our identity is rooted in what we do for Jesus rather than our relationship with him, we are tempted to be discouraged, overwhelmed, overworked and self-reliant. How do we allow ourselves to be real, vulnerable, honest with ourselves, with Jesus and with others and receive the rest we were designed for. Join Bill & Kristi in a beautifully honest conversation about our identity as Jesus invites us to rest in him.

Rest: What Is Sabbatical

As Christians we all have probably heard the term “sabbatical”, but not many of us really know what it means. How many men & women in ministry can confidently say they are ministering out of an overflow? In this episode of Soul Talks, Bill & Kristi explore the spiritual, emotional and physical gift we find in the biblical practice of sabbatical. Learn how significant it will be for yourself, your family and those you minister to.

Rest: Pray & Play With Jesus

Like many Christians today, Jesus’ disciples didn’t understand his playfulness at first. They were shooing away the children because they thought Jesus was too busy for them, but the Lord rebuked his stuffy friends! The way we perceive and experience God has a direct impact on our ability to rest and enjoy God’s presence. Join Bill & Kristi as they look at Jesus the joy giver and his intimate connection with his Daddy… free of burden, free of anticipation, full of joy! Jesus is inviting us to play!