March 02, 2017
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It wasn’t at all what I expected.

A long driveway meandered up a gentle rise under an extensive canopy of Colorado ponderosa pines. On my left, a creek drainage harbored a well-worn treehouse. Early evening light highlighted bikes...

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January 13, 2017
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By day and by decade.

These words have become a mantra for my masculine soul. A sort of North Star as I attempt to orient and re-align my life with the...

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December 03, 2016
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This most recent episode was a treasure to record, featuring Esther Sparks, a Scottish poet and musician whose music has been uniquely sustaining to...

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November 22, 2016
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A young man once asked Dallas Willard this question:

On normal days, what does your prayer life and daily rhythm look like?

After that quintessential and thoughtful pause of his, Dallas carefully offered this response:...

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November 01, 2016
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It has been said, “The lives of many rest in the courage of a few.” How are you becoming the kind of person to whom God can entrust the lives of others? How are...

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October 24, 2016
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Since the inception of this blog over six years ago, my deep and sincere hope has been to strengthen the hearts and souls of men who are choosing the long, costly, and thrilling road of internal transformation to become the kind of kings...

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October 05, 2016
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In part two of the three part series, we venture behind the scenes into a sacred space where sages of the great nation of Australia offer their counsel at a...

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September 26, 2016
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What astonishes the heart of God?

In part one of this three-part series, I want to invite you behind the scenes into a session at the heart of the most...

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September 23, 2016
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The 2017 Become Good Soil Intensive events in Colorado and Australia are approaching.

We will be accepting applications now through November 15, 2016.

The images below link to applications and more details.

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morgan Snyder has served alongside John Eldredge since before the inception of Ransomed Heart Ministries. Originally developing and directing the retreats and conferences, Morgan now serves as a Speaker, Teacher and Director of Strategy. READ MORE

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