Embracing a Different Path (with Nate Ross)

Episode #18

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There's something magical about reconnecting with an old friend who’s walked a similar path, and that's exactly what unfolds when Nate Ross joins me for a soul-stirring exploration of faith, parenting, and personal growth. As fellow pastor's sons turned pastors, we traverse the memories of our past, from Nate's transformative years in the Midwest to his meaningful ministry in Indiana, and onto his latest venture, Moments to Movements. Grab a glass of wine and settle in as we celebrate the wisdom of our mentors, the lessons learned, and the pivotal changes that have shaped our lives.

Our conversation doesn't shy away from the nuanced shifts in our faith journeys over the last decade, which have moved from a drive for tireless effort to a grace-filled embrace of the faithfulness of Jesus. The past years, especially those marked by the pandemic, have peeled back the curtain on the sometimes-dissonant relationship between hard work and expected outcomes. The vulnerability in our chat reveals the pressures of performing in a faith culture and the liberating realization that embracing one’s unique calling is a path to true freedom and authenticity.

Navigating the modern parenting challenges, we share from the trenches, addressing how we impart values and faith in a world vastly different from the one we grew up in. The omnipresence of technology and its impact on our children's lives is a conversation we tackle head-on, offering candid thoughts on managing digital engagement while fostering personal development. Our heart-to-heart is a tapestry of leadership, faith, and the quest for genuine community, inviting listeners to reflect on their own paths and discover the beauty in life's transitions.

Wines we enjoyed in this episode:

  • 2019 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz
  • 2020 J. Lohr Cabernet