Craig McConnell

May 11, 2009
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So Lori tells me our daughter is bleeding. She’s 17 weeks pregnant 1276 miles away in The City of the Angels. My heart begins to swell. I call her and hear just beneath the surface of her always-joyful life giving voice the silver tongued devil...

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Craig McConnell

May 08, 2009
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I’m sitting in the sound booth through the second session of our Advanced Conference listening to John speak. At some point my mind wanders…  I’m musing* about “teaching “and God nudges me asking, 

When did you enjoy teaching most?

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John Eldredge

April 16, 2009
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So, we take to the road tomorrow for the Fathered by God tour. Really excited to be heading out.

Except, a blizzard is descending on Colorado, so we are scrambling to get to Denver tonight, in hopes of still catching our (re-scheduled)...

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Craig McConnell

April 11, 2009
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Errands done, garage straightened up, work project finished, yard work done, emails checked.  It’s snowing, cold… breezy. I’m leaning back in my desk chair…

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday… inhale, exhale. Lord, shift my heart to Easter.

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John Eldredge

April 06, 2009
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Stasi and I were flying back from New York’s La Guardia airport last Friday, scheduled for a 10:30am departure. Foul weather grounds our plane, due in from Washington Dulles. First an hour goes by, then two. Okay, we can handle a delay. But at...

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Craig McConnell

April 03, 2009
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I’m sitting in the sound booth during the first session of our Men’s Advanced Conference listening to John Eldredge. At some point my mind shifts from John and whether or not the canvas bottom “Directors” chair I’m sitting in will collapse to...

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John Eldredge

March 27, 2009
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It’s been Spring Break for my boys this week, and our family has been trying to catch our breath and just take it easy. Get some r & r. Watch some basketball, eat out, sleep in, goof around.

It hasn’t gone so well. The city decided...

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Craig McConnell

March 26, 2009
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One accented theme woven into my life and world view is the forever and always presence of God. God is close. He is next to you wherever you may be. There is no place you are He isn’t.

“Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot...

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John Eldredge

March 18, 2009
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So, I try and call my parents every Sunday. We live states apart. (Actually, we live worlds apart, making even a phone call kind of weird.) So over the years we’ve kind of fallen to Sunday evenings as the best time to catch up. I think a lot of...

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Craig McConnell

March 11, 2009
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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.

Time stopped, winter began, and the earth’s rotation was altered, never again...

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Craig McConnell

March 06, 2009
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So this guy interrupts Christ perturbed that his brother is unlawfully withholding his portion of the family inheritance… I’d be pissed too.

Someone in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance...

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Craig McConnell

March 01, 2009
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Its morning.

In my favorite rotund leather chair with a wonderful cup of Sumatra I’m browsing through last year’s journal.

February 21, 2008I’m less concerned, maybe more accurately less “demanding” that I find the community I...

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Craig McConnell

February 26, 2009
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On Tuesday I’m agitated.

I step into a colleague’s office to vent.

He spins around in his desk chair and welcomes my orneriness, listening, risking a couple of bold questions (one wrong...

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Craig McConnell

February 16, 2009
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Lori and I are currently in a 12 week group hosted by a local church leader…

Is there anyone who wouldn’t want to regularly meet with a few others who are curious about you and your story; are pursuing God passionately; who listen well,...

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Craig McConnell

February 08, 2009
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Lost

What open armed freedom to be lost in you A holy communion shared between two Yet reaching out, further up and farther in Open lines of glory, the kingdom within

I am lost in you Secretly bound to you...

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Craig McConnell

February 05, 2009
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One of the heroes of faith for me is my friend Janie.

 

I will always remember the...

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John Eldredge

February 05, 2009
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One of the most common questions we are asked here at Ransomed Heart is, “What do you do for church?”

Sometimes the question is posed as a sort of test – somewhere, somebody got the idea we are opposed to church. Not at all – we love the...

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Craig McConnell

February 04, 2009
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Hey, it’s not uncommon to fight off a little cold right?

For a week I was snorting, sneezing, sniffling… tossing and turning through the night; downing vitamin C, guzzling water, doing the Zicam… and praying like a saint.  Like a saint...

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John Eldredge

January 26, 2009
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So, Stasi and I have been writing a book together for the past many months. (It’s on marriage). Through the holidays I was pretty much chained to the computer, trying to get it done by January 15. I took Christmas Eve and day off, and New Years...

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Craig McConnell

January 15, 2009
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I’m standing alongside Manhattan Beach Blvd. December 23rd waving greetoriously* to sore seated commuters in holiday traffic who are hoping they’ll make it through the intersection during the next green light… to hope again at the next...

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