Craig McConnell

March 15, 2010
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I’m sitting up in the sound booth during one of our conferences as my mind begins to wander…  I’m musing over how long it has been and how much I miss teaching on an ongoing basis. I’ve always viewed myself as a “pastor-teacher” and...

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Stasi Eldredge

March 11, 2010
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I’m walking the dog this morning, trying to pray, when the memory comes suddenly and powerfully to my mind of being deeply hurt and misunderstood by a friend.  And as if...

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Craig McConnell

March 09, 2010
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I enjoy reading biographies.  Currently I'm reading about one of the towering figures of the twentieth century: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. I’m early in the story of this prolific artist, author, poet,...

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Craig McConnell

February 26, 2010
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A number of times I've turned on the Olympics because, well, it’s the Olympics  - those epic international games that draw the world together to celebrate the ideals of sportsmanship, excellence and competition!  It's a cultural ritual... like...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 25, 2010
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Some things can  be measured scientifically.  Weight.  Height.  Even the fact that infants respond more to a woman's smile than a man's...All kinds of things can be measured.

But how do you measure the fragrance of a woman?  The...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 22, 2010
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What a whirlwind my life has been these last two months!  Traveling for a variety of reasons culminated in traveling for the Love and War tour.  Goodness, it was quite a schedule.  It was exhausting...

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Craig McConnell

February 21, 2010
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  There comes an hour in the afternoon when the child is tired of ‘pretending’; when he is weary of being a robber or a cowboy. It is then that he torments the cat… - Gilbert Keith Chesterton   

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John Eldredge

February 18, 2010
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So, I'm walking across the parking lot today back towards Whole Foods. I'd finished my shopping, put the bags in my truck, but I'd forgotten a fork. To eat my lunch. Anyhow, I'm walking cross the parking lot when I hear a voice yell, "John!"...

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Craig McConnell

February 14, 2010
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Lori and I just celebrated our 34 years of marriage.

I remember when we were dating and occasionally drove up the mountain road to Chantry Flats in the San Gabriel...

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Craig McConnell

February 10, 2010
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I’m listening to the live version of “Our God Reigns” * cranked as high as my system will go… and it is not loud enough!

Louder! Louder!

I’ve invited the angelic...

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Craig McConnell

February 08, 2010
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“It is the ability to choose which makes us human.” - Author Unknown

Some huge part of what it means to be human is our ability to choose...

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John Eldredge

February 06, 2010
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While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 03, 2010
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Growing up, I loved Valentine’s Day!  I liked decorating a shoe box to hold my classmates mandatory valentine’s that were sure to come...

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Craig McConnell

January 26, 2010
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It was evening. I was eight, my younger brothers and sisters had just been put to bed. Mom and dad wanted to talk with me alone in the family room of our home.

It was then that time stopped; winter began; and the earth’s rotation was...

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Stasi Eldredge

January 26, 2010
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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

John and I just returned from the first half –...

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John Eldredge

January 17, 2010
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It's Sunday. Stasi and I were just sitting in my office at home, talking about the fact that this is the week we start the Love and War Tour. I said, "Okay. Anything funky between us this week," (I was already feeling the funkiness, the "you...

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Craig McConnell

January 16, 2010
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While chatting on Facebook with my friend David Schloske I was perusing his “Home” page and was captured by his favorite quote. I read it three times. It’s great!

"There are many people who think they want to be matadors, only to find...

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Stasi Eldredge

January 15, 2010
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I’m caught in the tension between love and war, between life and death.  John and I just returned from spending four restful days together, unplugged from the demands of our world, replenishing our...

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Craig McConnell

January 10, 2010
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I just walked into our home having driven home from LA after a couple of weeks with our family and friends over the holidays.Yes, that’s me in my Santa accoutrements with my numero uno “helper”.

Lori stayed in LA for some extended time...

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John Eldredge

December 31, 2009
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Every year, on New year's Day, I try and take some time to be with God, and ask him a few questions.

First thing I'll do is sanctify the coming year to Jesus. I'll pray to consecrate every day and every moment of the new year; I'll... READ MORE

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