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Finding God in Stillness

​We are starved for quiet, to hear the sound of sheer silence that is the presence of God himself.” – Ruth Haley BartonWhiskey & GodI transitioned out of deconstruction and started rebuilding my spirituality at the beginning of 2018. That New Year’s weekend, I sat on the back porch of the beach house we rented, […]

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Podcast: How to Find Balance for Stressed Out Parents

​How to Find Balance for Stressed Out ParentsHoly End of the School Year, Batman! My wife is a teacher. Each day from 7-2:30, she ​teaches 14 three-year-olds. On top of that, we have two school-aged children of our own. That being said, this time of year is often chaotic and exhausting. End of the year parties, […]

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How to Embrace Your True Self in a World of Fakers

Please call me by my true names,so I can hear all my cries and laughs at once,so I can see that my joy and pain are one.-Thich Nhat Hanh Do you have a nickname? Even if no one has used it in years, did you have a pet name of some kind when you were a […]

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What the Hell is a Christian Agnostic?

After reading Catching Your Breath, the one thing everyone seems to want to know is this: what the hell is a Christian Agnostic?

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13 Favorite Quotes from Catching Your Breath

Catching Your Breath is the most clear I have ever been about who I am and what I believe about things like faith, mental health, and self-care. Here’s a few of my favorite quotes from the new book.

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What to do When You Feel Like just the Shell of a Person

Have you ever felt about as strong as an eggshell? Me too.

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When You Feel Ashamed, Remember this 1 Thing

When you feel ashamed, remember this 1 thing: this car won’t go in reverse. Advice from life coach and author, Steve Austin.

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Catching Your Breath: Chapter 1

Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm, by Steve Austin, is now available for pre-order. Click here to read chapter one today.

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Whoever Said it was Wrong to be Weak Sometimes?

When you feel about as strong as an eggshell, the first courageous thing you can do is to ask for help. Whoever said it was wrong to be weak sometimes?

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Are Soul-Care Sessions Right for You?

Since I started offering soul-care sessions, I have been constantly blown away by the amount of trust people place in me. I’m meeting people for the first time,​ via phone or Zoom, and within the first ​few minutes, they begin to bare their souls, telling me about:their one deep woundtheir great sadnessthe thing that makes […]