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3 Myths about Hope

“The problem with wagging our fingers at oppressed people who use force in their struggles for freedom is that we’re overlooking an important fact: namely, that the force of resistance necessary for their liberation is determined by the severity of the oppression they face. The amount of force necessary to liberate oneself from an oppressive power […]

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​Isolated? Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Make Your Life Better

7 Ways to Make Your Life Better During IsolationThis COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes!This crisis is a powerful reminder of how important freedom is – and how much we need human connection! Remember you are not alone. […]

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Social Distancing and the Despair of Jesus

Social Isolation Is a Silent Killer. Here’s Why.Several months ago, I visited a friend in ICU. Because of certain life choices, no one else had visited him. And since he was expressing his pain in harsh words, the nurses also didn’t spend any extra time at his bedside. But I’m stubborn. And I know his […]

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VIDEO: 3 Simple Ways to Keep Calm Right Now

Hang out with The Mighty as we put the SOCIAL in social distancing. Join us right now for: 3 Simple Ways to Keep Calm Right Now. You will learn ways to face your worry, anxiety, and stress. Subscribe to my free 5-day e-course at https://anxietytoolkit.subscribemenow.com/ Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and IG @iamsteveaustin

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3 Powerful Free Tools to Help Your Anxiety Right Now

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

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 “No” is the Most Difficult Word You Know

​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

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

​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

​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: […]