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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What's New

February 16, 2016
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Moving Mountains came out today, and it will help transform all our prayer lives!   "Prayer sets up a terrible dilemma for us. We want to pray; it’s in our nature. We desperately want to believe that God will come through for us. But then... READ MORE

John Eldredge

February 12, 2016
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I feel I need to begin this article with some sort of confession, like in a recovery meeting.

“Hi. My name’s John.” [The small group responds, “Hi John.”] “And I’m a user.” [Group leader says, “This is a safe place, John. Tell us your...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 10, 2016
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This isn’t a vulnerable blog.  It’s an encouragement.  Okay, maybe it’s an exhortation.  Still…

 

I just received the most lovely thank-you note in the mail.  It made my heart so happy.  I gave a gift, but they gave an even better...

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Morgan Snyder

February 09, 2016
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I’ve lost the ability to bullshit. It’s the me I’ve always wanted to be.

It’s one of my all-time favorite film quotes, spoken by Jerry Maguire as he sheds the Poser and...

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John Eldredge

February 08, 2016
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And so a new year has begun. And begun with something of a bang, it seems. A dear friend’s daughter is in the hospital. Another friend just got out. Yet another is launching a new mission venture while the son of friends leaves his career to start... READ MORE

Stasi Eldredge

February 04, 2016
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When I hop on Facebook, which I confess, I haven’t been doing as faithfully as I want to be, it always asks me my “Status” and 90% of the time, I want to write “I’m tired.”  But that isn’t very cheery or encouraging so I let that pass and dig...

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Morgan Snyder

January 07, 2016
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“And his strength left him.” Judges 16:9

The seizure was shocking enough. My youngest brother, known by us all as Lucky Lance, was the luckiest one of us all, at least up until then. He had the great hair while the rest of...

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Stasi Eldredge

December 29, 2015
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It’s getting close to the New Year and so it’s as good a time as ever to look back, take stock, sit with Jesus and together with him, ask where he’d like you to grow, to focus or to challenge yourself in this next season of your life. My desires...

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