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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Craig McConnell

December 22, 2008
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This is the 2008 McConnell Christmas Letter

I’m writing this Thanksgiving Weekend in the South Bay. We’ve been with our daughters, son-in-laws, granddaughters and friends enjoying ourselves...

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John Eldredge

December 18, 2008
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One my all time favorite Christmas carols is “O Holy Night.” I look forward to the soloist singing it at church on Christmas eve. I was thinking about it again this year, and discovered the most...

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Craig McConnell

December 11, 2008
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Once again I’m struck by my inability to express in words something I’ve seen, felt, touched or heard.  On a 747 at 47,000 feet, somewhere over the rainbow between Los Angeles and Sydney Australia, I’m...

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John Eldredge

December 11, 2008
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Stasi corralled me yesterday into helping her with the Christmas cards.

In our home, as in every marriage, we have a necessary division of labor. I hang the lights. Christmas cards are Stasi’s domain. But, I was home yesterday, resting...

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Craig McConnell

December 03, 2008
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I am in Australia with the Ransomed Heart team about to begin our four day Boot Camp. A good part of the day is spent preparing my heart and words for the sessions I lead. I often suffer from a spiritual amnesia: forgetting much about God......

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John Eldredge

November 26, 2008
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In just a few days our team is heading out to Australia for a Wild at Heart Boot Camp. Last year was a phenomenal event, with tremendous breathrough for men. We felt God leading us to come back for another go. It is the launching of a movement...

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Craig McConnell

November 21, 2008
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I was asked by a friend to speak to his seminary class on Desire & Addiction. Knowing a bit about both I agreed. After hearing that the class is one hour and fifty minutes long I recklessly do a...

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Craig McConnell

November 10, 2008
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It’s Tuesday evening and I’m spent after a full day chasing my tail… accomplishing zero-zip-nada-nothing. I’m living life large on 3 cylinders futzing around the house hoping that by the time I plop my haggard soul into bed I will have, in...

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John Eldredge

November 05, 2008
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Well, it’s Wednesday.

Folks are either elated or really ticked, for all sorts of reasons. How sad to see this country so deeply divided. How sad to see the Church so deeply divided.

We were having a ministry fast day (something we...

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