Join us as we discuss struggles we can all face in life and how God can bring real freedom and healing. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, you are welcome to join us as we journey together – real people, with real issues, drawing close to a real life-changing God!
Let's Talk is hosted by Andy & Cath Taylor who are Executive Leaders with Ellel Ministries. Find out more at https://ellel.org
Life with a Purpose
Andy and Cath are kicking off 2022 having a chat about what it means to have a purpose in life. What could our purpose be? Do some people have a better purpose to their life than others? What could hold us back from living life to the full for God and where do we even start getting our life fully on track for Him. All good things to ponder and discuss as we head forth into a new year full of new opportunities.
This is Ellel’s last podcast for 2021! Join in and listen as Andy and Cath chat about the very real struggle of loneliness. It isn’t just those who are alone who feel lonely – sometimes it can come from a much deeper place inside where we feel we don’t belong or fit. Circumstances can cause there to be periods of drought in relationships and connections that leave us feeling lost with questions like “Is there something wrong with me?”. How the Lord longs to meet us in this place and show us His heart – His Emmanuel heart – God with us!
Youth for God
As something a bit different Andy and Cath have roped in their son, Ben, for a chat about all things young! There are so many challenges for the next generation and hopefully this chat will both encourage those who are in a similar age range to Ben - and inspire the older ones of us to know how to pray. Do pass it on far and wide to encourage any younger folk in their walk with God and to break through the loneliness and isolation there can be in following after Jesus in today’s world.
Hunger for Approval
We all love to be approved of and recognised for what we are doing and who we are. Why is it that sometimes the validation we are given is never enough? It makes us feel good for a bit and then we just need more. We can easily get into a habit of telling ourselves that when we meet a certain target we will be good enough, but God says we are approved of just for who He made us and how He made us. If we really knew this deep inside it would change our lives! Join Andy and Cath as they chat about this hidden hunger that can drive our lives from deep within.
When God Doesn't Heal
This might seem an unexpected topic for a Podcast from a healing ministry, but we all have to face the reality of unanswered prayer and ongoing healing needs. Andy and Cath are joined by Peter Brokaar (Ellel Exec member and leader of Ellel Scotland) to chat about how we handle these times when God does not heal us in the way we want Him to, when we want Him to! We can be left with real question marks about ourselves (have I done something wrong?) or about God (does He not care about me?). As we navigate these genuine questions we are reminded of the goodness and faithfulness of the God of Hope, even when we cannot fully understand His ways.
The Power of Expectations
Time to take a little deeper look at our hearts and ponder the question “Do I live under the pressure of wrong expectations from other people or over myself?”, “Do I hold others to unreasonable expectations?”, “Could I be projecting my expectations onto God that come from my past experiences of life?”. So many deep questions… but as you listen along to Andy and Cath as they chat about this big issue, maybe the Lord will show you something to work on with Him.
My favourite podcast ever
I’ve been listening since the first week and am always so keen and excited when another gets released! What I love most in the rawness and honesty! Many podcasts or self help type stuff tells us where we go wrong and what we should be doing which can be helpful but sometimes if it’s not achievable I can come away feeling worst!
I love that you touch on how all kinds of people might feel on a situation and the challenges they have which might be hindering them! Just being acknowledged and not made to feel bad is so refreshing!
They dynamic between the 2 of you is great!
If you could do a podcast a day I would be a happy girl! Thanks so much for you hard work, honestly and transparency!
Haven’t listened to all the podcasts yet but have found those I have really helpful…. Listened to the one with Peter and Fiona today which was great to hear them share from their journey with the Lord, which I will listen to a few more times probably to glean more! Also today listened to Ep8 People Pleasing which was really good!…. I know a lot of people don’t always have the opportunity to really chew over things in life with someone and these podcasts do address issues from experience and different viewpoints which are helpful to reflect on and develop our opinions. By the way apologies for a couple of low star ratings…. haven’t quite got the hang of that star thing! It zips off before I can give you a 5…. Thank you & God bless xx
Food for the soul!
Love these podcasts- open, honest, human yet challenging too. Thank you so much! Xx