Episodes

Breathing Under Water: What Comes Around Must Go Around (Step 12)

Everything that is alive breathes... both in, and out. When we limit one of those movements, we suffocate. The same goes with a healthy spiritual life and a life of recovery -- we have to keep drawing breath into ourselves, and we have to share our breath with others. Kris and Susan wrap up the … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: What Comes Around Must Go Around (Step 12)

Breathing Under Water: An Alternative Mind (Step 11)

Prayer isn't just a telephone line to God; it's a zoom lens, a trip to the beach, an alternative operating system for your everyday life. When we are in the process of living into a healthier, more mature self, this kind of meditative practice can help us find a new way through the mazes and … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: An Alternative Mind (Step 11)

Breathing Under Water: Is This Overkill? (Step 10)

If making amends is the most well-known step in the recovery process, step 10 is probably the most overlooked. How do we take ongoing personal inventory without driving ourselves crazy with criticism? Kris and Susan continue to explore the themes of addiction, recovery, and salvation based on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Is This Overkill? (Step 10)

Breathing Under Water: Skillful Means (Step 9)

How do you make amends for a past injury without retraumatizing yourself or someone else? Making amends is important in every life and relationship. Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps. Scriptures for this podcast include: Jesus' Sermon on the Mount -- Matthew 5-7 Proverbs … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Skillful Means (Step 9)

Breathing Under Water: Payback Time (Step 8)

How do we move away from navel gazing in the recovery process and move toward reconnecting with the world around us? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps, and discuss step 8: "We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Payback Time (Step 8)

Breathing Under Water: Prayer and Posturing (Step 7)

Ever thought you knew exactly what God needed to do, and you kept telling God about, but it just wasn't happening? What's that about, eh? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps, with a discussion of Step 7, humbly asking God to remove our shortcomings. … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Prayer and Posturing (Step 7)

Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

What comes first - grace or responsibility? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps with Step 6. The full step says "We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." Scriptures for this podcast include: Lamentations 3:21-22: But this I call to … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

Breathing Under Water: Accountability IS Sustainability (Step Five)

Do you have a person you trust with your secrets, with even the things you're most ashamed of? How does bearing each other's burdens help us experience the transforming power of the truth? Kris and Susan continue their sermon series on Spirituality and the Twelve Steps based on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water. See below for … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Accountability IS Sustainability (Step Five)

Breathing Under Water: A Good Lamp (Step 4)

We continue our sermon series on Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr with Step 4. Have you the courage to look at yourself in the light? What do you think you'll find there? Check out these scriptures: Psalm 51:16-17 James 3:14 Matthew 26:41

Breathing Under Water: Surrender

What can recovery teach us about faith? Well.... a whole lot, actually. Recovery, enlightenment, and salvation are all similar concepts and are deeply interrelated. Susan and Kris embark on a new series based on Richard Rohr's book _Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps_. This week is step 3: surrender, or giving up on being … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Surrender