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Soul-Care: What It Is; What It Isn’t

Soul-Care: What It is, What It Isn’tSoul-Care is an interpersonal relationship in which a mentor partners with another person who longs to unclutter their soul and heal their image of God and self.Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto from PixabayReconciliationIf you’ve heard the theological buzzword “deconstruction” tossed around, Soul-Care is a way to deconstruct your faith […]

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How to Listen to My Audiobook Absolutely Free

​To encourage and inspire you during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, I’​m releasing the entire audiobook of Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm, absolutely free.From the back cover: What if you could experience a new level of freedom, strength, healing, and energy? Too many people are overwhelmed and holding onto […]

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GUEST POST: The Velveteen Rabbit, Impossible Magic, and Finding Authentic Faith

”Deconstruction” has been a difficult concept for me to accept as a personal experience. Not because I’ve never questioned my faith and morality and worldview, nor am I disinterested in other’s journeys. And it’s not only because “deconstruction” as a thing has totally jumped the shark. What I struggle to accept is that someone once was not asking […]

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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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The Truth about My Ever-Evolving Faith

I don’t have it all figured out. And it’s okay that you don’t, either.

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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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Love is the Organizing Center of All that Is

Rev. Ed Bacon says that Divine Love is alot like a mandala.

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God is Love. No, really.

God loves everyone. No exceptions. (Alternate title: The Gospel According to “The Greatest Showman”)

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The Day Always Starts at Night

“Don’t you find it amazing, that the day always starts at night?” I wasn’t ready for the impllications of her question.