October 09, 2012
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It’s nearly a pandemic; fallen kings and fallen kingdoms.

Elliot Spitzer’s fall was the first story that crushed me years ago. I had so much esteem for him; he was a modern day Teddy Roosevelt, going after the Big Brothers...

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October 02, 2012
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This first came to us through an NPR interview with Ira Byock.

September 26, 2012
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grace/grās/ n. God acting in our life to accomplish what we cannot do on our own

Accept grace.

Give grace.

Live lightly.

Love more.

Risk with God.

– Rande

September 13, 2012
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What does Jesus think about my mortgage? 

I’m not entirely sure.   But I know it matters. 

I spend more on my mortgage most months than I do on food, savings, and even more than I give.  It’s the biggest chunk of our family...

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September 04, 2012
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pace/pās/ n. The rate of speed at which a person, animal, or group walks or runs. The rate of speed at which an activity or movement proceeds.

It is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Eyes wide open, find your pace, find your...

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August 28, 2012
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Re-read your favorite books.

Re-watch your favorite movies.

Go back to that geography that romanced you as a child.

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August 22, 2012
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no/nō/ excl. A negative response; a denial or refusal

Learn to say NO. We are all empty vessels with a funnel at the top and stuff pours into us and fills us up so we can pour ourselves out on our families, friends, and those we...

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August 15, 2012
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A good friend of mine has dedicated her career to prostate cancer research primarily through studies involving mice.  A while back she showed me a few images from her work. These get a little technical, but hang with me: there is a big...

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August 09, 2012
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hur·ry/ˈhərē/ Verb: Move or act with haste; rush

Hurry is an attitude

which comes from an agreement

with a lie

that God is expecting more from you than you can do.

Deal with it.

 

– John M...

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July 31, 2012
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“Daddy, when I was in mommy’s belly could I see God since God lives in mommy’s heart?”

“Daddy, when we go to heaven are we older or younger?”

“Do those firefighters love God?”

“Does a fish have a penis?” 

“When...

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July 23, 2012
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cul·ti·vate/ˈkəltəˌvāt/  verb: prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening; break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting

You have one life to live, it is yours. Be present in it. Cultivate your life and domain as if it... READ MORE
July 18, 2012
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Much of the time I blow it.  But these past few months I’ve been focused on being present and engaged with my kids, and my wife, at the expense of so many other things…

Teaching Abigail how to make beaded necklaces...

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July 11, 2012
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pro·verb – /ˈprävˌərb/ noun: A wise saying of ancient origin

At the close of the most recent Intensive retreat that many of us shared together, younger men had the rare and remarkable opportunity to hear proverbs from older men...

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June 26, 2012
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My brother crossed over April 13th. It was the most supernatural moment of my life yet.

I haven’t written since then as I’ve been giving space to grieve, rest, recover...

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April 02, 2012
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My brother is dying. He continues to battle with steadfast nobility and courage against one of hell’s greatest ploys – brain cancer.

It’s been 17 awful and sacred months since diagnosis and surgery. Most of the stories are too...

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January 16, 2012
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Here’s a suggestion for a date night.  Or a night with your buddies.  Or a night with the Father.

Watch The Company Men.  I’ve lost count of the number of times I have.  Every time, it’s another layer… Another layer...

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January 06, 2012
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Of all the blogs I read in 2011, this one hit me the deepest.  For your consideration going into this new year. “You don’t need more time. You just need to decide.” – Seth Godin
November 16, 2011
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I meet with a counselor every week. We’ve been sharing life together for just over six months now. It has been one of the top three most transformative experiences of my life.

My counselor has a striking resemblance to the Colonel...

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October 10, 2011
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I used to be a golfer. It was another lifetime ago. It was a context where my heart was first opened to beauty- walking alone on late summer evenings during rounds on the local public course.

Now my golf consists of borrowed clubs...

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August 05, 2011
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I was caught off guard by the beauty.  I had just driven out of the Miami International Airport (which could be the ugliest and most run down airport in the US).  I picked up the rental car and pointed southwards to meet up with my...

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Morgan Snyder has served alongside John Eldredge since before the inception of Ransomed Heart Ministries. Originally developing and directing the retreats and conferences, Morgan now serves as a Speaker, Teacher and Director of Strategy. READ MORE

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