Craig McConnell

July 21, 2008
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Last Wednesday most of the men of Ransomed Heart… (sounds like a potential calendar)… went on a night hike up to The Crags above Colorado Springs. It was cloudy and windy. Someone mentioned it probably wasn’t a great idea to be huddled on the...

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John Eldredge

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, and true. Most True. So here’s my favorites...

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Craig McConnell

July 13, 2008
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We took a week to vacation with our friends and family over the Fourth in So. Cal. On Sunday Lori and I attended the church my son-in-law is planting in Redlands. As it happens he’s teaching on one of my Top 10 Most Disruptive Things Christ...

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John Eldredge

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 somewhere along the way I wander off. Most of the time...

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Craig McConnell

July 08, 2008
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She has a laugh, a distinctive laugh… it’s disarming and inviting… it has “Welcome, relax, life is good” woven in and out of it.

Julie Musilli has a way about her… a presence…it’s delightful, warm, easing… winsome… she is a “...

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John Eldredge

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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John Eldredge

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 to share with you.

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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

29

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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