Morgan Snyder

April 19, 2019
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I am furious.

They promised. Today was my chance. My only chance. And yet, the magician vanished as quickly as he  appeared. Mostly what I see in his wake are chaos and rumors. Yet here and there, I can’t help but notice what I can...

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John Eldredge

March 29, 2019
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I’m sitting in a hotel room waiting to visit some extended family. Stasi and I flew here for a memorial service. Gosh, I hate these occasions. So awkward. So painful. Death was never meant to be part of the human experience, and we reel when it...

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Morgan Snyder

March 14, 2019
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The questions came pouring in. From near and far. They have been rich and meaningful. What I thought would be one podcast celebrating the 50th episode of Become Good Soil...

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John Eldredge

February 26, 2019
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Dear Friends,

I received a text the other day from a friend of mine. It began as a surprising intrusion of joy, which grew into a rescue of my soul.

First came simply a photo, taken from the window of a bush plane somewhere in the...

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Morgan Snyder

February 22, 2019
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(USE THIS FORM to submit your questions for the 50th podcast episode.)

Early in my masculine journey,  I was a young man out of touch with the soul’s questions. My unmet need for validation fueled an unrelenting pull to prove...

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Morgan Snyder

February 19, 2019
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“Love and relationship are the bottom line of the Kingdom of God. And they must be ours if we are to establish a Kingdom culture in our homes.”

-Danny Silk,  Loving Our Kids on...

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Morgan Snyder

February 04, 2019
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The masculine initiation can often be characterized not as a series of high achievements,

but rather as a series of humiliations of the false self.

Within the span of...

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Morgan Snyder

January 22, 2019
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Though it is rare, there are people who have built a strong inner character, who have achieved a certain depth. In these people, at the end of this struggle, the climb to success has surrendered to the...

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Stasi Eldredge

January 02, 2019
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I am the grandmother to two little girls who, at four months apart, are parentheses around the age of two. One is blonde.  One is brunette. One has straight hair, the other curls. They both have eyes and smiles that light up the sky and set off...

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Stasi Eldredge

December 15, 2018
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Scrooge was haunted by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future and it led to his redemption.  I am haunted by the illusion of the Perfect Christmas.  May it lead to mine.

How many cookies must I bake for my home to feel as sweet...

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John Eldredge

December 13, 2018
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Last month I reached out to you to ask your help meeting our budget by the end of the year, and I wanted to thank all of you who are able to send in a financial gift! We are so grateful for your generosity! 

And now all of us are, one way...

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Stasi Eldredge

November 30, 2018
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The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God's sons and daughters.  Romans 8:19

My friend is pregnant.  She is beyond ripe with child – her due date was a week ago, and the little one inside is snug as a...

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John Eldredge

November 26, 2018
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On the wall of our Outpost is our mission statement. The first three sentences read:

Recover the Lost Treasure of the Gospel

Transform the Lives of Men and Women as Men and Women

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Morgan Snyder

November 20, 2018
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Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. Let this become the most important thing in your life.

– Brennan...

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Morgan Snyder

November 02, 2018
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It is the pungent aroma of elk that catches me first, a musk unlike any other in the wild. And it is intoxicating to a bowhunter. The prehistoric smell is a sure sign of close proximity to these giant ghosts of the forest.

As least...

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Stasi Eldredge

October 29, 2018
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God drops things in our laps at just the right time.

He puts barriers in our paths that look like roadblocks, but are really gifts in disguise, beckoning us to take a closer look at what’s going on inside. We can either step over them, or...

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Stasi Eldredge

October 22, 2018
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The soft sound of a light morning rain dancing on the roof above me is so lovely. The earth is parched and we have been praying for rain. Now comes the roll of thunder. An early morning thunderstorm is a rare thing but it is a welcome one. 

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Stasi Eldredge

October 10, 2018
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Our house has been overtaken by moths.  A hatch of them has erupted, giving space to more hatches, and now they are beyond count. They are tiny things.  Bothersome things.  Things that want to land in my coffee and have a sip before my lips even...

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Morgan Snyder

October 09, 2018
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It is not what a man does that is of final importance, but what he is in what he does. The atmosphere produced by a man, much more than his activities, has the lasting influence.

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Morgan Snyder

October 02, 2018
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For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years. If this performance is devoid of all egoism, if its guiding...

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