The Blog of Dan O’Deens


FREEDOM FIGHTERS "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..." Psalm 33:12 Some things are worth ‘fighting’ for.  On this 4th of July 2021 we have much to be thankful for and even more [...]

JUNETEENTH and The Great Commission.

I have much to learn about Black history.  I am thankful that I serve almost exclusively with Nations of Color in both Haiti and Africa.  I am beyond blessed to have a black son-in-law.  I [...]


MY BRAND IS BEING WHO I AM IN CHRIST You are wonderfully complex and marvelous. (Ps. 139:14).  You are God’s masterpiece and workmanship created in Christ Jesus. (Eph. 2:10). You were created to ‘breathe life [...]

How To Be A Winner Not A Whiner

HOW TO BE A WINNER NOT A WHINER Dan O’Deens Err on the side of being inclusive rather than exclusive.  Choose to trust people. If you give it away, it will always come back to [...]

Christ in the Covid-19 Captivity

CHRIST IN CAPTIVITY by Dan O'Deens 2020 was a year in which the entire globe was unified under a pandemic.  This was not about fear, it was about a real virus that took many lives [...]


SIMPLICITY  by Dan O'Deens Why do we make everything so complicated? There is so much information.  We feel like we have to explain everything and too often in one sitting. Building authentic relationship allows for [...]

The SOUL of Leadership

The SOUL of Leadership by Dan O'Deens Sometimes I think it’s all about positional authority or having people who I am leading.  There are 3 levels of leadership.  I lead those who are above me. [...]


How do you see your world?   How do you see yourself?  Your eye is the gateway to your health. The eye is the lamp of the body.  So, If your eye is healthy, your [...]


Breathe37 dan o'deens - 1.29.2021 I will touch people at their greatest need.  To breathe life and hope in both creed and deed. I will venture not only to distant land but embrace and obey [...]

Breathe Partners is a strategic partner that our church counts on when we think globally and wish to have an impact around the globe. Personally, Dan has been my “go-to mentor” for years. Dan is wicked smart and has the ability to see through clutter and chaos to find a path to effectiveness. Dan is a “truth-teller” and we can all use more of those!

E.Scott Feather D.Min., Lead Pastor of Gateway Church

Dan loves people, especially the misfits. His guidance is personal, authentic, and essential. His experiences as a practitioner, doing the work, is a treasure for young leaders who are setting out to make a difference in the world. His process of guiding people to clarity, construct and commit to their vision is why he is a Visionary Architect.

Sam Song, The Beautiful Future