Craig McConnell

December 22, 2008
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This is the 2008 McConnell Christmas Letter

I’m writing this Thanksgiving Weekend in the South Bay. We’ve been with our daughters, son-in-laws, granddaughters and friends enjoying ourselves...

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John Eldredge

December 18, 2008
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One my all time favorite Christmas carols is “O Holy Night.” I look forward to the soloist singing it at church on Christmas eve. I was thinking about it again this year, and discovered the most...

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Craig McConnell

December 11, 2008
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Once again I’m struck by my inability to express in words something I’ve seen, felt, touched or heard.  On a 747 at 47,000 feet, somewhere over the rainbow between Los Angeles and Sydney Australia, I’m...

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John Eldredge

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’s domain. But, I was home yesterday, resting...

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Craig McConnell

December 03, 2008
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I am in Australia with the Ransomed Heart team about to begin our four day Boot Camp. A good part of the day is spent preparing my heart and words for the sessions I lead. I often suffer from a spiritual amnesia: forgetting much about God......

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John Eldredge

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 another go. It is the launching of a movement...

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Craig McConnell

November 21, 2008
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I was asked by a friend to speak to his seminary class on Desire & Addiction. Knowing a bit about both I agreed. After hearing that the class is one hour and fifty minutes long I recklessly do a...

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Craig McConnell

November 10, 2008
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It’s Tuesday evening and I’m spent after a full day chasing my tail… accomplishing zero-zip-nada-nothing. I’m living life large on 3 cylinders futzing around the house hoping that by the time I plop my haggard soul into bed I will have, in...

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John Eldredge

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.

We were having a ministry fast day (something we...

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John Eldredge

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:

There is a sort of “moral equivalency”...

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John Eldredge

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, that’s right. The first of this month we had a...

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Craig McConnell

October 20, 2008
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Given the economic times and all it is stirring up in my heart I went rummaging through my journals looking for battles fought, lessons learned and God’s hand in previous times. This is a journal excerpt from July 8,9, 2007

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Craig McConnell

October 10, 2008
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de·lete  /d?'lit/ [di-leet] –verb (used with object), to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge; to destroy.

Spent an hour writing out a pretty vulnerable story for this blog. I was in the zone;... READ MORE

Craig McConnell

September 26, 2008
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Somewhere in the friendly skies between Denver and Sacramento I’m trounced/ambushed by an internal hysteria over not being...

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John Eldredge

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 my life. And I try to walk with God, ask him...

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Craig McConnell

September 18, 2008
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I think God jumps out of the bushes that line the path we’re on startling us with His presence/words or with an invitation into something deeper. It could be a deeper repentance, or intimacy… another healing touch… it may be an invitation to...

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Craig McConnell

September 17, 2008
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These last two Mondays several of us (guys from the Ransomed Heart Team) were up at Bart’s ranch with a couple of groups of men. There’s something about being in the company of men… we were skeet...

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John Eldredge

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. He said he was blasting out the door that...

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Craig McConnell

September 10, 2008
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Lori and I fly into LA ostensibly for me to officiate the wedding of one of my daughter’s friends. The wedding is on the beach where we...

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John Eldredge

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 and forget. So we tell each other fairy tales so...

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