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3 Powerful Free Tools to Help Your Anxiety Right Now
Mar 21

3 Powerful Free Tools to Help Your Anxiety Right Now

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , catching your breath , Current Events , Mental Health , self-care , stress management

I don’t actually know a single person who hasn’t already been impacted by the Coronavirus. Whether you’re ill with the virus, know someone who is, or simply feel the fear that seems to permeate every conversation these days, this pandemic is dominating everything we do right now. That’s precisely why I’m sharing these three powerful […]

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On Giving Up Fear-Based Theology
Mar 16

On Giving Up Fear-Based Theology

By Guest Blogger | Current Events , faith , Religious Recovery , Spirituality

For Lent, I am Giving Up Fear-Based TheologyImage by James Chan from PixabayPerfect love casts out fear—such an active verb phrase. One imagines a hefty seizing by the neck-scruff and an ignominious hurling out of a doorframe. (Anyone else picturing swinging saloon doors and a random horse tied to a nearby post?  No? That’s just me?  Damn, […]

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When
Mar 11

When “No” is the Most Difficult Word You Know

By Guest Blogger | Current Events , guest post , Mental Health , Self-help

​Imagine this: you’ve just built a brand new mansion right beside the ocean. The door is made of gold and the windows are stained glass. It’s three stories tall and designed with the most intricate details. It’s wide open to the public, there’s no fencing. Over the next few days, intruders start vandalizing the house. […]

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How to Stop Drowning in Busyness
Mar 10

How to Stop Drowning in Busyness

By Guest Blogger | Current Events , guest post , Mental Health , self-care , stress management

For Lent, I’m Giving Up Busyness and Numbing BehaviorsMy muscles tighten as I read the word “busyness”, despite it having been my comfortable state of being for as long as I can remember.  “How are you?”, they’d ask.  “Busy, but good!”, I’d say. This was my compulsive (yet, honest) response for decades, coupled with having bought the lie that my […]

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3 Meaningful Things to Give Up for Lent
Feb 29

3 Meaningful Things to Give Up for Lent

By Steve Austin | Current Events , faith

​For the Lenten season, I’ve invited some of my friends to join me in sharing one thing we could give up each day, in order to live a better life. Here are 3 meaningful things to give up for lent:YesterdayGiving up anything can be painful. You may need to let go of a person or […]

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Online Yardsale: How to Support My Trip to France
Jan 17

Online Yardsale: How to Support My Trip to France

By Steve Austin | Current Events , faith , Mental Health , writing

​In 2020, every 40 seconds, someone around the globe will die by suicide. And for every 1 who dies, 25 more attempt. But it doesn’t have to be that way.Will you help me save lives this year?I’ve recently been accepted to a week-long writer’s residency in France. It’s an opportunity most writers only dream of: […]

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Why I Think Hope is the Thing with Claws
Sep 15

Why I Think Hope is the Thing with Claws

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , faith , Mental Health , Spirituality , stress management

“We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as […]

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