Craig McConnell

June 24, 2008
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My granddaughter named her lab puppy “Beans The Birthday Dog”. Not “Ranger” nor “Blue”, “Buddy”, “Max” or “Spot”… apparently “Wrangler” didn’t cross her mind nor “Fido”. I was told the abbreviated “Beans” was not acceptable… it’s Beans The...

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John Eldredge

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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Craig McConnell

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June 18, 2008
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Today my first born daughter turns 29… it was only a moment ago I held her for the first time promising her an unconditional-uninterrupted life of love that as a 27 year old father I knew nothing...

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John Eldredge

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.

Pretty crazy.

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Craig McConnell

June 10, 2008
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We live with a grievous void. Much of what God desired for us as children can only come through our parents.

Growing up we’ve received wounds and self sustaining messages that bloom into deep agreements. We view ourselves as deeply...

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Craig McConnell

June 06, 2008
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We get letters… emails… notes, all kinds of things actually from people God has romanced, healed, delivered… rescued or resurrected to life. Given our propensity for spiritual amnesia we need stories of God. Jeri sent in a bit of her story...

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John Eldredge

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 granted. But don’t...

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Craig McConnell

May 30, 2008
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Memorial Day 2008.

Several of the RH Staff annually run the Bolder- Boulder 10K. It’s a huge rite of Spring where 53,000 people and 26 Elvis’s run through the streets of Boulder Colorado. This was my inaugural.

Julie J. a Boulder...

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John Eldredge

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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Craig McConnell

May 22, 2008
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There's a new kid in town...

Alex is new to the Ransomed Heart team working with us on events.

Do you remember your first few days at a new job?  What went through your mind, filled your heart? What were those first...

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Craig McConnell

May 21, 2008
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“What is shame? Shame is, quite simply, the feeling that there is something wrong with you. In more extreme cases, it is the feeling that there is something TERRIBLY, IRREVOCABLY, DEEPLY, FUNDAMENTALLY, wrong with you…Anyone who likes you or...

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Craig McConnell

April 30, 2008
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Well... to no ones surprise Morgan mounted his steed and sitting high in the saddle one couldn't help but think of Genghis Khan, The Lone Ranger, Teddy leading the Rough Riders... or, the Man From Snowy River...

(For background...

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John Eldredge

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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Craig McConnell

April 23, 2008
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So… “little buster”; my friend,favorite disco dancer and Ransomed Heart colleague Morgan is getting back in the saddle after a hiatus of several years. He got bucked off a horse four summers ago...

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Craig McConnell

April 17, 2008
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Two hours before the wedding my crying is muted by the shower I’m in. I’m a mess.

It feels like two core emotions are woven together. There is gladness/joy.

My daughter is marrying our close...

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John Eldredge

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 asked a very long...

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John Eldredge

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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Craig McConnell

April 11, 2008
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To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.  ~Euripides

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John Eldredge

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, I sure was). I was...

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Craig McConnell

April 01, 2008
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Today we, as a staff gathered to mark the transition of Jamie from being The Correspondence Department of Ransomed Heart to a month of full time nesting and then mothering for a life time. I was...

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