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My strongest desire of all? To belong.
Dec 16

When you’re tired of all the fighting.

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , faith , mindfulness , self-care , Self-help , The Struggle With Church

“You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great…” -Maya Angelou(from Braving the Wilderness, by Brene Brown) The Worst Kind of HangoverWhen I started writing Catching Your Breath, I knew I’d have to get really honest. No pretense. No […]

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Feb 13

Why Listening Matters Now More than Ever

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , faith , Messy Grace

I’m a romantic. I started writing poetry in kindergarten and never stopped. I’ve always loved a good “chick flick,” and I buy my wife flowers and candles partly because I like the way they look and smell, too. (Don’t tell her.) Who can forget the way Jack embraced Rose on the prow of the Titanic? […]

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Nov 07

On Faith, Fear, and American Politics

By Steve Austin | Current Events , faith

Politicians and pundits are using stronger language than ever, and who knows if they ever mean what they say or if it’s just a brazen attempt to put their sound byte at the top of another news cycle. I want to be an informed citizen, but the news seems to be growing more dim by the day. As a result, our world seems more fearful than ever. So what should a Christian do?

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Oct 31

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care During a Scary Political Season

By Steve Austin | Current Events , Mental Health

Good news, friends: we’re almost done with the worst of the political shenanigans. But the fat lady hasn’t sung yet. What do you do when you can’t turn on any form of media without being smacked by slinging mud? You take good care of yourself. Here are 5 simple ways to practice self-care during the most volatile election season in recent memory.

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