John Eldredge

August 22, 2016
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August 2016

Dear Friends,

That word – friends – feels so comforting to me right now, as I write you the kind of letter you never want to have to write, but wouldn’t not write for the world. I need to share some words about...

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Morgan Snyder

August 19, 2016
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“[Grieving] requires a lot of love, and love is a harsh comforter, because only love makes genuine loss possible. You can’t lose what you never loved.”Richard Lischer, Stations of the Heart

“There is a hole in the world...

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John Eldredge

August 03, 2016
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At 6:30 Monday morning, Craig was completely healed. He is in the Presence of God and seeing Jesus face to face. He has moved from glory to glory.   He was at peace, surrounded by his beloved family.   We will share more in the days to... READ MORE

John Eldredge

July 29, 2016
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Friends and Allies of Ransomed Heart, I have some hard news I need to share with you...    Most of you know that our dear Craig McConnell has been in a seven-year fight with cancer. So many of you have been praying earnestly for Craig and Lori... READ MORE

John Eldredge

July 25, 2016
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July 2016

Dear Friends,

This may be one of the most important letters I’ve written you.

I want to deepen our understanding about something I wrote you last month—how Hatred has become the new “spirit of the age.” I wrote that...

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Stasi Eldredge

July 15, 2016
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St. Patrick’s Breastplate – a powerful prayer – begins in this way:

 

I arise today 


Through a mighty strength,

the invocation of the Trinity,


Through belief in the Threeness,


Through confession of...

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John Eldredge

July 12, 2016
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“I’m having a crisis of imagination,” my wife said to me just the other day. “About heaven.”

It’s been a tough year for our family and those near us. A tragic suicide, followed by the loss of our first grandson. Eight months of chronic...

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Morgan Snyder

July 04, 2016
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It was a shimmering rehearsal dinner, the headwaters of which were most certainly in Eternity.

The choicest wine flowed, but even more, the...

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Morgan Snyder

May 31, 2016
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It all started with a lawnmower, a skateboard, a women’s clothing magazine, and a set of flip flops.

What if play is God’s idea and is at the...

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Morgan Snyder

May 12, 2016
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We pierced the veneer of outside things. We suffered…and had grown bigger in the bigness of the whole. We had seen God in all his splendours, heard the text that nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man. – Sir Ernest...

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John Eldredge

May 10, 2016
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Dear Friends,

“Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). I find that line immensely encouraging; I’m grateful Scripture precedes the story of the “persistent widow” with that...

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Craig McConnell

May 04, 2016
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I stumbled upon George Bellows's painting, "Dempsey and Firpo".

Considered by many to be the greatest American sports painting it captures the dramatic moment in the 1923 World Heavyweight Championship fight...

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Morgan Snyder

April 25, 2016
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I am a yoga junkie.

There.  

I said it.

Picture me at my first class—in a sea of women in black, stretchy pants.

I had never been more uncomfortable in my life.

It took years of Cherie gently prodding...

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Morgan Snyder

April 14, 2016
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God’s kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidentally found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstatic—what a find!—and proceeds to sell...

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Stasi Eldredge

March 29, 2016
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Our home had been overtaken by fairy lights.

Christmas twinkle lights, boughs of evergreens, ribbons of red and the fragrance of pine filled the living room.  It was the night of our annual Christmas Party and I was ready.  I’d been...

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Morgan Snyder

March 23, 2016
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This episode of the Become Good Soil Podcast is a reflection I wrote after ongoing ventures in recent years through The Message paraphrase of Matthew 21:12-18,...

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Morgan Snyder

March 22, 2016
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The following is a reflection I wrote after ongoing ventures in recent years through the Message paraphrase of Matthew 21:12-18, the passage commonly referred to as “The Clearing of the Temple.” My hope is that it might help us thirsty...

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John Eldredge

March 17, 2016
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Dear Friends,

You take the time to read these letters (thank you) and I take the time to write them because we share common loves and passions.

The wild and unpredictable stories of our lives intersect because we love Jesus deeply,...

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Morgan Snyder

March 14, 2016
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Eugene Petersen, author of The Message, makes this observation:

The two most difficult things to get straight in life are love and God. More often than not the...

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John Eldredge

March 02, 2016
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Editor's Note: Last month we ran the first of some profiles we want to share with you of folks out there doing amazing work, some of whom seem to have some wild connection to us. This month’s story began with an email we received last year that...

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