He Restores My Soul with Jani Ortlund

Jani Ortlund

He Restores My Soul with Jani Ortlund seeks to encourage women with God’s renewing power for their busy lives. Episodes include relevant biblical teaching, stimulating gospel conversations with other Christians, and “Ask Jani” sessions where we talk about what’s on our listeners’ hearts.

All Episodes

Have you ever read through the whole Bible as a book? Jani shares some ways to approach this for the coming year.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Dec 1

26 min 42 sec

It is important as disciples of Christ to prize and treasure the written Word. Jani shares why she reveres the Bible so deeply.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Nov 17

19 min

Did you know the Bible shows us the three priorities by which Christ lived His earthly life? As His disciples, let’s follow His example.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Nov 10

31 min

Jani encourages her disciples to periodically plan a longer time for meeting with the Lord.  What are the benefits and how do you get started?Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Nov 3

12 min 19 sec

What is biblical meditation? Join us for this next lesson in our discipleship series.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Oct 27

21 min 17 sec

One young mom sends in a thoughtful question regarding teaching her daughters about true beauty, vanity, and make-up. Another young mom struggles with guilt over buying pretty things for herself. How can we think biblically about these issues?Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Oct 20

18 min 42 sec

Why do we lose heart and give up on praying? Are there any tools that can help us? Jani shares two acrostics that help her when she doesn’t know how to pray.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Oct 13

23 min 32 sec

Jani shares how to lead your discipleship group into regular individual prayer times. Listen for ways to develop a prayer notebook.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Oct 6

25 min 20 sec

Jani and her guest, Abby Norris, teach on worship—what it is and how to incorporate it into your discipleship meetings.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Sep 29

24 min 39 sec

Jani and her guest, Abby Norris, talk about how to schedule your discipleship year around three Christian priorities. They also teach on developing daily, personal times with the Lord.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Sep 22

27 min 25 sec

Jani interviews a member of one of her discipleship groups about her experience in Jani's group, and then asks her to share advice regarding how she began discipling women herself. Listen in to the discipleship story of Abby Norris.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Sep 15

24 min 54 sec

Discipleship means going deep with other Christians. Jani shares a way your group members can get to know each other so they can grow in intimacy and vulnerability.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Sep 8

24 min 20 sec

Jesus teaches His disciples a new way to love that goes beyond the Golden Rule. In discipling relationships you can experience this kind of love as you commit yourselves to each other.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Sep 1

22 min 15 sec

What are your goals as you meet for discipleship?  Learn about the five elements of Jani’s discipleship group and what accountability can look like as you meet.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Aug 25

27 min 35 sec

Who are you in Christ? Discipleship is more your identity in Christ than an activity you engage in. Jani helps us learn how to choose whom to meet with and what to do at that first connection.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Aug 18

23 min 8 sec

Jani teaches about our attitudes, our actions, and our incentives in discipling relationships. What should we feel, what should we do, and why should we give ourselves to discipleship? Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Aug 11

24 min 11 sec

We begin a new series on being a disciple of Christ and then passing on to others what we love about knowing Him.  What does the Bible teach us about discipleship?  What is it?  Why should we care?Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Aug 4

27 min 38 sec

Jani offers advice on how to build a bridge to your daughter-in-law’s heart, suggesting three tangible ways to strengthen your son’s marriage.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jul 28

16 min 11 sec

Author and musician Kevin Morris joins us to share about his new book, The Many Phases of Lily Andrews, a fascinating story written as a metaphor of faith. Jani and Heidi also answer questions about parenting little ones who consistently fight bedtime, along with a listener’s request from a mother who is having a hard time relationally with one of her children.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jul 21

24 min 32 sec

Jani and Heidi offer two more engaging stories of women who followed their King regardless of adversity and suffering. Susannah Spurgeon and Bilquis Sheikh were deeply spiritual women in very different settings, but with the same goal—to serve Christ wholeheartedly until they saw Him face to face.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jul 14

20 min 36 sec

Jani shares from captivating biographies of two of her Christian heroines, Sarah Edwards and Mary Slessor. How did they deal with hindrances and hardships on their pathway to Heaven?Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jul 7

30 min 21 sec

Jani and Ray answer a listener’s question about how to develop a deeper prayer life.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jun 30

16 min 2 sec

Ray joins Jani to help answer listener questions about a husband’s desire to pursue his PhD and a wife needing counsel on how to deal with criticism against her pastor-husband.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jun 23

21 min 15 sec

Jani and Heidi discuss more uplifting and challenging Christian biographies to read as they share the life stories of Darlene Deibler Rose and Amy Carmichael.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jun 16

23 min 16 sec

What do you enjoy about summertime?  Heidi and Jani want to encourage you to make time for reading.  Jani shares a soul-restoring biography of Elisabeth Elliot’s early years.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jun 9

28 min 32 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: What should a wife do when her husband, who professes Christ as his Savior, does not take the initiative to cultivate a solid spiritual environment in their home? Ray and Jani offer a biblical response from Romans 15:7.The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 63, "Spiritual Initiative in the Home" from the series "Ask Jani" You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jun 2

12 min 19 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: What fears are pestering you, polluting your joy and peace? Jani helps us see how to develop a fear-shrinking faith in God that will match any fears you are dealing with these days.The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 78, "Flourishing Faith that Shrinks Our Fears" from the series "Fearlessly Feminine" You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

May 26

27 min 18 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: Jani invites Ray to share biblical ways to respond to the confusion and chaos engulfing us in the United States today. Ray answers two questions: “How can God help us?” and “What can we do?”The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 61, "How to be Christians in the Midst of National Chaos" from the series "COVID-19 Pandemic" You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

May 19

14 min 32 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: As we begin to think through the 7th commandment, Ray and Jani talk about the biblical image of marriage the Bible paints for us. Did you know that marriage is not a human invention? It is a gift from God and a profound mystery.The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 62, "Marriage According to Scripture" from the series "His Loving Law, Our Lasting Legacy" You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

May 12

21 min 57 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: In this special episode, Jani’s husband, Ray, shares how to put into words why God made you. What is God’s purpose for your life? Ray and Jani both share their life mission statements and encourage you to write your own.The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 50, "Your Purpose in Life with Ray Ortlund" from the series "Living with Holy Purpose" You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

May 5

20 min 37 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: Jani and Heidi share 9 biblical principles on developing an atmosphere of grace in your home. How can you use grace even as you discipline your child? The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 26, "Giving Grace to Your Child" from the series "Influencing Children for Christ" You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Apr 28

34 min 17 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: Jani and Heidi share about having an extended Quiet Time with the Lord at fixed intervals.The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 9, "Linger with the Lord" from the series "Going Deeper with God." You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Apr 21

19 min 27 sec

TOP EPISODE REWIND: The biggest struggle in our lives is the one going on inside of us—how we interpret and respond to life’s difficult circumstances.  We need to go down deep into our souls to learn how to flourish amidst the battles of life.The "BEST OF" Series contains the Top Episodes from each Series so far. This is a rewind of Episode 2, "Our Biggest Battle" from the series "Soul Rest." You can find all episodes organized by series on our website, herestoresmysoul.org.  Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Apr 14

14 min 16 sec

As they record Episode 100, Jani and Heidi look back in grateful wonder at what God has done through the He Restores My Soul podcast over the past two years. They also offer a look ahead to some dreams they are praying over for the coming years.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Apr 7

18 min 27 sec

Jani and Heidi share insights on how they have trained the little ones in their lives to know and love Jesus from an early age, with a special emphasis on the Easter narrative. What can help when a young mother feels too overwhelmed to embrace this priority and privilege?Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Mar 31

20 min 25 sec

Jani talks with one of her daughters-in-law about the constant demands and stimulation overload young mothers deal with. How can the Lord restore your soul in the midst of so many needy little people pulling at you?Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Mar 24

20 min 31 sec

One of Jani’s daughters-in-law shares her joys and challenges as the wife of a young pastor, along with what restores her soul.  See what godly insights she offers other pastor wives—and church members.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Mar 17

24 min 46 sec

Listen in as Ray and Jani share some of their family’s favorite books from when their children were young.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Mar 10

21 min 48 sec

Jani and Ray discuss how a couple can work through a strong difference of opinion that has life-altering implications for their family.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Mar 3

16 min 45 sec

Jani answers questions from pastor wives about caring for the wives of church leaders and balancing ministry with caring for your children.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Feb 24

23 min 14 sec

Jani and Heidi discuss a listener’s question about saying, “Oh my goodness!” They also answer a question about meaningful goals for our discipleship groups.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Feb 17

16 min 56 sec

There are no guarantees that all children raised in Christian homes will follow the Lord. Where can we turn for strength and endurance as we pray and wait?Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Feb 10

10 min 52 sec

Young mothers have many issues to deal with as they raise their little ones. Jani and Heidi answer listener questions about sleep deprivation and family devotions.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Feb 3

30 min 9 sec

Katie Lewis, founder of www.dearmushka.com shares how God has restored her soul and kept her family centered on Him while building both a new business and a young family. She offers wise counsel for us in areas like setting boundaries, living by priorities, and meeting daily with the Lord.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jan 27

16 min 34 sec

Katie Lewis, founder and designer of Dear Mushka (dearmushka.com) joins Jani and Heidi to share about her love for the One who restores her soul. Katie helps us understand the unique difficulties and particular joys she and her husband have experienced in building a trans-racial family.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jan 20

25 min 18 sec

Ray and Jani share some ways you can encourage your pastor’s wife.  And Ray answers Jani’s probing question, “What would be helpful for every ministry wife to know about her man’s life in ministry?”Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jan 13

16 min 31 sec

Ray joins Jani to discuss her new book, Help! I’m Married to My Pastor.  Listen in as Ray asks her why she wrote this book and what particular difficulties so many ministry wives face.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jan 6

22 min 38 sec

A world-wide pandemic brings into focus the reality of death—and of life after death. Jani and Heidi explain how to use your life-time goals as the springboard for what you should strive to accomplish this year as you live with biblical intentionality.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Jan 4

19 min 13 sec

Heidi and Jani revisit the importance of living nobly as a daughter of the King. They discuss how to develop lifetime goals that will help you live with purpose and beauty.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Dec 2020

23 min 9 sec

Jani asks Ray to answer some questions from listeners about how to respond to God and our circumstances during times of suffering.Support the show (https://renewalministries.com/donate/)

Dec 2020

15 min 6 sec