Do not be afraid…

By |2018-03-02T16:30:53-06:00December 18th, 2015|

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.” ---Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith   In the Bible, the command repeated most frequently is “Fear not.” [...]

Fragile foster kids find a home

By |2018-03-02T16:30:58-06:00December 1st, 2015|

Where do the kids who no one wants go? How do foster kids who are "difficult to place" because of their medical challenges find a home? Sometimes, the story of a family captures your imagination [...]

Holocaust Remembrance Day

By |2015-04-16T13:55:08-05:00April 16th, 2015|

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Just want to share two things. The first made me sad. This week, after writing an article about the inappropriate nature of Jewish jokes, a writer friend of mine was [...]

Lavish love

By |2018-03-02T16:35:14-06:00March 26th, 2015|

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study

By |2018-03-02T16:41:42-06:00February 13th, 2013|

Today, Ash Wednesday, opens Lent: a season of reflection, of redirecting our attention away from our appetites. But what are we directing our attention toward? If we only focus on the pleasures or indulgences we [...]

Practicing the Presence

By |2012-09-25T08:53:56-05:00September 25th, 2012|

We are connected, wired, in touch: via iPad, iPhone, i, i, i....and yet. Yet. Isolation lurks in the corner, waiting to throw it's clammy cloak over our bent shoulders. Even as we stare at a [...]

Superheroes and submission

By |2018-03-02T18:57:55-06:00June 1st, 2012|

Today, we welcome again Timothy Fall, a regular contributor of insightful comments here at Deep Breathing for the Soul, with an interesting look at superhero movies, mutual submission and Christian marriage.         [...]

The spiritual practice of hospitality

By |2018-03-02T18:58:07-06:00April 24th, 2012|

Parsnips, a humble root vegetable, wait calm on a cutting board. A blue-collar veggie, they oddly resemble the gnarled and always slightly dirty digits of a day laborer. Slowly I scrape away the earthy/auburn skin [...]

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