What Can’t Wait: Joy (Advent 3)

In the season of hustle and bustle, there are a few things that just can't wait. Joy is one of them, and the third one discussed by Susan during her sermon on the Magnificat in Luke 1 on the third Sunday of Advent. Find out more about what Susan was talking about: Showing Mary by … Continue reading What Can’t Wait: Joy (Advent 3)

S3: Rollercoaster Faith

Ever felt like you were too little and too scared to really make a difference? Here's why Christ the King Sunday is for you! Kris and Susan discuss Luke 1:5-25, 57-79, rollercoasters, and angels who get fed up with us just not believing them.

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)

S3 E4: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Questions?

There are some things it is simple too taboo, too awkward, or too embarassing to talk about. And yet... in every question, there is a promise tucked away. Kris reflects on Malachi 3:1-4, and the prophets who are willing to help us look for the promises of God, even in our big, scary questions. Learn … Continue reading S3 E4: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Questions?