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...

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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.
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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...
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October 06, 2015
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It had been one of Those Days.

You know the kind—when everything seems to go sideways from the moment you get out of bed.

There is no milk so there is no cereal and you are late so there is no breakfast. You are halfway to work when...

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June 30, 2015
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A secret fishing hole. A hidden point break. The best carnitas tacos in town. There’s nothing like a good tip from somebody you have at least marginal confidence in. So, in a spirit of generosity towards what might be viewed as “competitors,” we...

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May 20, 2015
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I want to ride to the ridge where the West commences
I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences
Don’t fence me in.
-Cole Porter

The places we love call to us because they are, in fact, “the landscape of...

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April 08, 2015
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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. — Henry David Thoreau 
 
If you’ve watched any sports television in the last few months—the Super Bowl, or twenty minutes of...
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March 23, 2015
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Certain stories come into your life, and because of the way they come, or the timing of the moment, or because of what they speak to you when they do arrive, they become a part of your soul-library—books that both shape and reflect who you...
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March 16, 2015
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I didn't know if I could outrun the hornets, but with every fiber of my being I sure hoped I could.
 
It was about a sixty-yard dash to the pickup across open pasture. But the terror of the swarm filled my adolescent...
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February 19, 2015
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A boy with a bb gun on his grandfather’s ranch and the entire summer before him is the richest man in the world.

I was eight years old. My grandfather bought me a pump-model rifle and one of those milk cartons full of bb’s, and I had...

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January 13, 2015
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January 2015

Dear Friends,

I am among the millions who have fallen in love with the Chronicles of Narnia.

We shared them as a family when our boys were young, and we continue to love them as adults. In fact, Stasi...

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December 05, 2014
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The news reports this fall on the execution of children by Isis guerrillas left us all speechless.

We received a number of desperate emails crying out for prayer. It was—and remains—horrible.

All this lingers in my mind as I re-read...

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November 21, 2014
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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family…in another city.
George Burns

The holidays are racing toward us now, and with them comes those sober adventure/survival trips mistakenly called “visiting family...

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About John

John Eldredge is an author (you probably figured that out), a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God's love, and learn to live in God's Kingdom. John met his wife, Stasi, in high school.... READ MORE

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