John Eldredge

October 31, 2008
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There is so much swirling around the coming elections. I don’t want to add a bit to the emotional roller coaster. So here is a thought that might help us as we make some pretty important decisions:

There is a sort of “moral equivalency”...

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John Eldredge

October 21, 2008
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Where have the past few weeks gone?

I’m trying to pause, and assess. Take stock. Where did all my time go? What have I been doing? I have to pull out my calendar to even remember.

Oh, that’s right. The first of this month we had a...

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Craig McConnell

October 20, 2008
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Given the economic times and all it is stirring up in my heart I went rummaging through my journals looking for battles fought, lessons learned and God’s hand in previous times. This is a journal excerpt from July 8,9, 2007

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Craig McConnell

October 10, 2008
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de·lete  /d?'lit/ [di-leet] –verb (used with object), to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge; to destroy.

Spent an hour writing out a pretty vulnerable story for this blog. I was in the zone;... READ MORE

Craig McConnell

September 26, 2008
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Somewhere in the friendly skies between Denver and Sacramento I’m trounced/ambushed by an internal hysteria over not being...

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John Eldredge

September 24, 2008
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I’m finding I have to say “no” a lot these days.

And I’m wondering, why is it so hard?

I mean, I realize there’s only so much of me to go around. I understand the need for “margin” in my life. And I try to walk with God, ask him...

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Craig McConnell

September 18, 2008
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I think God jumps out of the bushes that line the path we’re on startling us with His presence/words or with an invitation into something deeper. It could be a deeper repentance, or intimacy… another healing touch… it may be an invitation to...

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Craig McConnell

September 17, 2008
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These last two Mondays several of us (guys from the Ransomed Heart Team) were up at Bart’s ranch with a couple of groups of men. There’s something about being in the company of men… we were skeet...

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John Eldredge

September 11, 2008
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Years ago I was sitting in grad school, listening to a lecture by Larry Crabb talking about real and substantive change in our lives, and how our choices every day reflect what’s truly ruling us. He said he was blasting out the door that...

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Craig McConnell

September 10, 2008
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Lori and I fly into LA ostensibly for me to officiate the wedding of one of my daughter’s friends. The wedding is on the beach where we...

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John Eldredge

September 02, 2008
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It was Chesterton, years ago while reading his Orthodoxy, who first really helped me see that we live in a Fairy Tale. The world we live in is fantastic beyond description, but we get dull to it and forget. So we tell each other fairy tales so...

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Craig McConnell

August 21, 2008
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A friend, Vern, responded to one of my Blog entries with words that made me pause, sit up straight, look out the window and wonder.

I enjoy being caught off guard by the welling up of desire within from some unfolding drama (drama that I...

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Craig McConnell

August 13, 2008
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And so after 3 delays the announcement is made that our United flight from Denver to LAX will be delayed another 2 hours! The frustration/anger/rage is palatable in the seating area at the gate… and is stoked with this announcement as the third...

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John Eldredge

August 13, 2008
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Its Boot Camp week here at Ransomed Heart. 450 men from all over the world are heading to Colorado for a profound encounter with God. We just finished packing the U Haul we take up to Crooked Creek Ranch with all our stuff in it. Work crew guys...

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John Eldredge

August 04, 2008
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I’m probably not alone in finding that summer allows a little more room for reading than the rest of the year.

I’m not sure all the reasons for that. Part of it is schedule – things tend to really ramp up in the Eldredge house and at...

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Craig McConnell

July 25, 2008
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My world is full of people I see out of their context. Being myopic sets me up for judging others, withholding love, arrogance… I view them as dorks… I rock.

If I understood/saw a person’s context… their glory, I’d be stunned, amazed,...

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John Eldredge

July 22, 2008
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Today is Sunday. The 20th of July.

I woke up feeling anxious. Looked at my watch. 6:11. No need to jump out of bed just yet, so I lingered there in order to pay attention to the anxiety. What is this about Lord? Why am I feeling anxious...

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Craig McConnell

July 21, 2008
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Last Wednesday most of the men of Ransomed Heart… (sounds like a potential calendar)… went on a night hike up to The Crags above Colorado Springs. It was cloudy and windy. Someone mentioned it probably wasn’t a great idea to be huddled on the...

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John Eldredge

July 14, 2008
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I was thinking today about the things I’ve been enjoying this summer. In the midst of war, and chaos, stolen cars, sleepless nights, all that stuff, it’s really good to remember what is beautiful, and true. Most True. So here’s my favorites...

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Craig McConnell

July 13, 2008
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We took a week to vacation with our friends and family over the Fourth in So. Cal. On Sunday Lori and I attended the church my son-in-law is planting in Redlands. As it happens he’s teaching on one of my Top 10 Most Disruptive Things Christ...

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