Stasi Eldredge

July 03, 2015
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Summer in Colorado is a marvelous thing.  The people that populate the state are some of the fittest in the nation and rate as the slimmest.  Come summer, gyms empty and the outdoor activities, always rampant, explode.  Hiking.  Climbing. ...

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Stasi Eldredge

June 26, 2015
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Yes, it’s a theme.  It’s going to remain a theme for a while because I want to press into it almost as much as I want to press into the heart of God.  (But nothing can come close to that!)  This summer, I feel like I am just beginning to scratch...

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Stasi Eldredge

June 11, 2015
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When I go hiking with my family I always bring up the rear.  This began when they were little tikes in an attempt to keep them from wandering off the path or killing each other.  John was the engine, leading the way through bush and brush and I...

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Stasi Eldredge

May 18, 2015
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I saw your wife this morning grab for the pole as the train at Denver International Airport lurched into movement.  She bumped you.  You were irritated.  “I need to hold on,” I heard her explain apologetically.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw...

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Stasi Eldredge

March 18, 2015
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In honor of my mother.  She left this earth fourteen years ago but she never left my heart.  Residing in Heaven, her fragrance and her undeniable beauty…remain.  I love you, Mom.  Thank you for loving me.

At six years old, my youngest son...

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Stasi Eldredge

March 03, 2015
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On sunny days, when my three sons were young, we would walk to the park near our home to swing and climb and play.  A one car family, our outings were a respite of joy!  We were blessed to have a car that ran but, well, it wasn’t a very nice...

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Stasi Eldredge

January 07, 2015
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I like movies and I’m a woman who, if given the option, reads the book first.  I love to get lost in a good story.  When I first read Unbroken a few years ago, I was completely captured.  I was (as were millions of others) utterly moved by the...

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Stasi Eldredge

January 01, 2015
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I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions for millennia.  Ok, for centuries.  Well, for decades anyway.  But the turn of the calendar makes for such a great opportunity to look back and to look ahead.  It’s affords a moment to check in with your soul...

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Stasi Eldredge

November 24, 2014
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“How will I know if he really loves me?” sang Whitney Houston in an old classic.  It’s an important question.  We live in a world filled with tangible realities but it seems that the most important questions of all remain in the realm of the...

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Stasi Eldredge

November 04, 2014
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It’s hard for me to let you go. 

 

I look at you and I see the young man that you are.  I do.  I really do.  I see you but I don’t see you.  I have to keep reminding myself that you are not 14 years old. Or 6 or 2 or 12.  I look at...

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Stasi Eldredge

October 02, 2014
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In the tenth grade I went on a dare with my sister to see who could go the longest without eating anything. As we both had a few pounds to lose, my mother encouraged the competition. I was really happy when nearing the end of day three my sister...

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Stasi Eldredge

September 22, 2014
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I was just hiding out of sight on the staircase eavesdropping on my son’s phone conversation.  It was fabulous!

It’s okay.  He was recording a radio interview with my husband that will air later in the week.  I was hiding so I didn’t...

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Stasi Eldredge

September 08, 2014
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I put the silverware into the dishwasher prongs down.  That way, when I go to remove the clean and shiny silverware, I only touch the handles.  I don’t touch the scoop of the spoon where someone will put his or her mouth.  I don’t handle the...

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Stasi Eldredge

July 18, 2014
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My friend’s son is in boot camp.  He doesn’t hail from a military family but he lives in a military town and he knew what to expect.  Further, he’s an athlete.  He’s strong and lithe and knows intimately what it means to push himself beyond all...

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Stasi Eldredge

June 09, 2014
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“Would you please get me some apple juice?” my husband John asked.  He was standing in front of the open refrigerator longing for juice but unable to get it for himself.  One broken wrist was in a cast, the other in bandages recovering from...

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Stasi Eldredge

April 08, 2014
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Self-judgment can feel to me, well, justified.  But that hard kernel of shame does not yield a fruit of self-control or change or any other good thing in my life.  Instead, it turns into a shield that affects my capacity to receive Love.  It...

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Stasi Eldredge

March 26, 2014
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I am not a morning person.

 

Some of my favorite words to wake to are, “Your coffee is ready.”  To me that means, “I love you!”  Also, I have broken more than my share of carafes in the morning because, like I said, I am not a...

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Stasi Eldredge

March 11, 2014
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I recently had the honor and the sorrow (yes, at the same time) of being at the Memorial Service for my friend’s 24-year-old son, Jason.

 

Let there be wailing and the gnashing of teeth.

 

Death is wrong.  I...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 24, 2014
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Sorrow is a heavy thing.  Going through the necessary motions of the day, I have felt as though I'm slogging through knee deep mud.  I have felt that way because I have been.     What a week.  A childhood friend dropping dead in Walmart.  ... READ MORE

Stasi Eldredge

February 16, 2014
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I was twenty-two years old when my father told me that the cancer had returned with a vengeance. We had thought he was clear, done, finished. The CAT scans had told us the cancer had been defeated by the rigors of...

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