December 11, 2008
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Stasi corralled me yesterday into helping her with the Christmas cards.

In our home, as in every marriage, we have a necessary division of labor. I hang the lights. Christmas cards are Stasi...

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November 26, 2008
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In just a few days our team is heading out to Australia for a Wild at Heart Boot Camp. Last year was a phenomenal event, with tremendous breathrough for men. We felt God leading us to come back for...

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November 05, 2008
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Well, it’s Wednesday.

Folks are either elated or really ticked, for all sorts of reasons. How sad to see this country so deeply divided. How sad to see the Church so deeply divided.

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October 31, 2008
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There is so much swirling around the coming elections. I don’t want to add a bit to the emotional roller coaster. So here is a thought that might help us as we make some pretty important decisions...

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October 21, 2008
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Where have the past few weeks gone?

I’m trying to pause, and assess. Take stock. Where did all my time go? What have I been doing? I have to pull out my calendar to even remember.

Oh...

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September 24, 2008
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I’m finding I have to say “no” a lot these days.

And I’m wondering, why is it so hard?

I mean, I realize there’s only so much of me to go around. I understand the need for “margin” in...

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September 11, 2008
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Years ago I was sitting in grad school, listening to a lecture by Larry Crabb talking about real and substantive change in our lives, and how our choices every day reflect what’s truly ruling us....

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September 02, 2008
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It was Chesterton, years ago while reading his Orthodoxy, who first really helped me see that we live in a Fairy Tale. The world we live in is fantastic beyond description, but we get dull to it...

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August 13, 2008
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Its Boot Camp week here at Ransomed Heart. 450 men from all over the world are heading to Colorado for a profound encounter with God. We just finished packing the U Haul we take up to Crooked Creek...

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August 04, 2008
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I’m probably not alone in finding that summer allows a little more room for reading than the rest of the year.

I’m not sure all the reasons for that. Part of it is schedule – things tend to...

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July 22, 2008
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Today is Sunday. The 20th of July.

I woke up feeling anxious. Looked at my watch. 6:11. No need to jump out of bed just yet, so I lingered there in order to pay attention to the anxiety....

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July 14, 2008
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I was thinking today about the things I’ve been enjoying this summer. In the midst of war, and chaos, stolen cars, sleepless nights, all that stuff, it’s really good to remember what is beautiful,...

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July 08, 2008
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I have the hardest time staying focused in prayer.

I know I’m not alone in this. My mind wanders; I get distracted. I start out with my thoughts and heart turned towards God, but...

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June 30, 2008
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So, I’m sitting up on the hillside behind our house early this morning, praying. I love to pray outside when I can, and this morning was beautiful. Anyhow, you might remember from Walking with God the story of Scout’s death (our family’s beloved...

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June 26, 2008
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I was chatting with a few friends the other day about our trip to Kauai, and the car theft, and all that, and we got to talking about how important summer vacation is for all of us, and it led to some thoughts I wanted...

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June 20, 2008
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So, we got back Tuesday morning from two wonderful weeks away on vacation. And already I can feel the old stress wanting to creep back in. There’s a ton of stuff to get done now. I can feel the sort of gripping pain in my gut that is an old, old...

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June 12, 2008
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Sunday night about 11pm, just after we’d fallen
asleep, somebody broke into the little house we are staying in on
Kauai. They grabbed some cash from my wallet and Stasi’s purse, took
the keys and stole the rental car.

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June 05, 2008
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We are resting on the north shore of Kauai,
drinking in beauty and quiet. Sun and rain and ocean. It’s a pastel
world, soft clouds, soft sea, soft sky.

It feels like a sort of de-tox. From the matrix we all take for
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May 27, 2008
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Monday night I’m driving down the road and suddenly my transmission just goes out.

I pull over (thankfully, I was on a back road) and put it in park, waited a second, put it back in drive, and off we go. I think, “Whew. Far out. Don’t know...

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April 27, 2008
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I’m back home after this amazing Tour. It was beautiful, and exhausting. A marathon, and God was in it. It was demanding, and hard, but mostly it was beautiful. And filled with greater meaning. Something really important is taking place....

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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