by Katie Gienapp

Last Thursday I went to this group called Wildlife.  There, the leader used a phrase about what I have been trying to do for a long time.  The phrase was: Breathe.

Here’s what he said: “Okay, try this: breathe in fifteen short times, with no exhaling.”  We did.  Then he continued, “Now, breathe out fifteen times, with no inhaling.”  Again, we did what he said.  (You try it!)  “Notice how hard breathing out is, compared to breathing in?”

He then explained that “breathing in” is having a relationship with God; about getting more of God. Breathing in – both literally and figuratively – is pretty easy, isn’t it?  He said “breathing out” means sharing God with others.  Now, the breathing out is very hard, as you just discovered for yourself a minute ago.

Breathing is an essential part of life, isn’t it?  If you breathe, you’re definitely living life to it’s