Now the Earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1:2 (NIV)

Not Without Its Dangers

Long-time scuba diver, Anne Camp, reveals where the real dangers lurk.
In scuba diving, the most important rule is to never hold your breath. Even with the disorienting bubbles all around and every breath sounding like Darth Vader, you must stay calm and breathe deep...
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Mother and daughter, Yajaira Gaines and Destiny Barber, reflect on the choices and challenges they faced in unplanned motherhood.
At age 18, Yajaira packed her belongings for college and left the Bronx behind, excited to experience the freedom of life on her own in upstate New York. A good student, she’d earned a full scholarship...
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they saw the works oF the lord, his wonderFul deeds in the deep.

Psalm 107:24 (NIV)
Uncomfortable Places
A Devotional, by Liz Patrick

choosing to heal

After tragic loss, Erica Carlton finds a path to healing deep grief by helping others.
Erica followed the ambulance to the hospital early one February morning, her eyes focused on the vehicle’s flashing lights and closed back doors. She imagined the paramedics inside, working over her husband...
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The Tension Between

Counselor, Abbi Russo, shares how anxiety can stem from the tension between logic and emotion.
“I know the truth, that God is faithful. I know I shouldn’t worry about these things, but it’s still with me all the time. I’m so frustrated with myself, but I can’t seem to stop feeling this way.” As a counselor, I hear this a lot from new clients...
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He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.

2 Samuel 22:17
You are not forgotten
A Devotional, by Ashley Smith


Jacquayle Dailey shares about the modern-age friendship and how we often settle for fabricated authenticity.
At a masquerade ball, your mask is the most important piece—and the more elaborate the better. Maybe you decorate it with velvet, gold trim, or even bright-colored feathers. You make it stand out, while at the same time, you hide behind it...
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All Things Work Together

After a terrible mistake, Brooke Smith finds freedom that only God could make possible.
Social gatherings made Brooke nervous. She disliked small talk and worried she’d say the wrong things. But there was no skipping her
work Christmas party that afternoon...
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Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.

Psalm 42:7-8
Safe Shores
A Devotional, by Alecia Dawkins

Through the Night

A behind-the-scenes look at the Deeper Chosen shoot 2022. Charleston, SC, by Erin Carpenter
“I don’t think she’s going to show up tonight.” The text from our director flashed across my phone screen, interrupting my one hundred trains of thought. It was shoot day...
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Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)
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