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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April 17, 2008
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A quick update from Dallas. It went
pretty well last night. Standing room only crowd and lots of eager and
open hearts to God. How beautiful. The last part of the evening each
night is Q & A. Had a first last night – a guy...

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April 16, 2008
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Whew. Okay, we are off and running. Meant to get this posted Monday, but the Tour pace has been crazy. Had the first event of the Tour Sunday night in Nashville (which was also simulcast and webcast all over). Because Jesus is good, and I know he...

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April 08, 2008
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I was on this guys trip, sort of a men’s
retreat/fishing excursion, with a group of guys I don’t know real well.
Anyhow, the fishing was lousy and so was the weather and we were
getting pretty discouraged about that. (At least,...

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March 30, 2008
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I love it how the Scriptures continue to speak,
opening up new things to us all the time even after (in my case) thirty
years of reading the Bible.

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Gospel of John (its my favorite) and a
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March 30, 2008
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I just finished speaking in Orlando to a large
gathering of youth pastors. I was talking about hearing God. The
experience felt…a little weird. On one hand, I felt like I was speaking
on something way too simple and obvious to...

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March 08, 2008
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I get up first in our house. Oban, our seven month old golden retriever, gets up with me. Or usually, he’s been up for awhile and finally gets tired of waiting so he growls a few times to wake me up. Time to take a pee. I let him out, and he just...

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March 06, 2008
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Its Friday. I’m on a United flight to Los Angeles, wedged between a guy
drawing cartoons on a yellow pad and a woman reading Ladies Home
Journal. I’m trying to get to Santa Barbara, and this whole trip feels
a little weird....

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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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