November 29, 2017
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His joy was infectious.  And every circumstance and every outcome of this moment was not conducive to joy.  Paul was a beaten, broken man.  He had suffered physical abuse, spiritual abuse, emotional abuse. He was lonely, cold and...

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November 15, 2017
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The whole point is presence, the with-God life. That’s the real substance of our relationship with God.

–Dallas Willard, 1935-2013

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October 11, 2017
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We’d gathered back at the WilderLodge after a full day of typical family life. Joshua stood outside to the right of the front steps taking a leak, making a large arc and clearly preparing for the snow he hoped would soon fall. After...

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September 26, 2017
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The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.

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August 28, 2017
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“Wilderness adventure is like reading a good book [a page and] a chapter at a time. The last page is usually pretty good because you’ve read the whole book.” –Tavis Molnar  (Arctic Red Outfitters)

“Do what you can, with what you...

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July 31, 2017
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A young apprentice once asked Dallas Willard,

“What books do you recommend reading?”

Dallas, after a long pause (there is always a long pause with Dallas), responded,

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July 21, 2017
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Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
–John Muir

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Piecing together a string of single-track...

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June 16, 2017
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“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” –Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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April 24, 2017
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It all started with one shimmering pair of pink cowgirl boots.

My then two-year-old princess, clothed in her leotard, would tug them on with a grin, then twirl with delight. And melt this daddy-heart of mine.

A tradition...

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April 17, 2017
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The offer is Life.

Yet that abundant life is often found in the least likely of places.

What is the most effective path toward the much looked-for...

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April 04, 2017
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Jesus and His words… are essentially subversive of the established arrangements and ways of thinking. That is clear from the way they first entered the world, their...

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March 22, 2017
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If we are relational to our core, fashioned in the image of the One who is Three, then it is in dynamic relationship that we participate in the unending Life of God. And among human relationships, there is none more brimming with...

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March 02, 2017
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It wasn’t at all what I expected.

A long driveway meandered up a gentle rise under an extensive canopy of Colorado ponderosa pines. On my left, a creek drainage harbored a well-worn treehouse. Early evening light highlighted bikes...

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January 13, 2017
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By day and by decade.

These words have become a mantra for my masculine soul. A sort of North Star as I attempt to orient and re-align my life with the...

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December 03, 2016
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This most recent episode was a treasure to record, featuring Esther Sparks, a Scottish poet and musician whose music has been uniquely sustaining to...

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November 22, 2016
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A young man once asked Dallas Willard this question:

On normal days, what does your prayer life and daily rhythm look like?

After that quintessential and thoughtful pause of his, Dallas carefully offered this response:...

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November 01, 2016
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It has been said, “The lives of many rest in the courage of a few.” How are you becoming the kind of person to whom God can entrust the lives of others? How are...

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October 24, 2016
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Since the inception of this blog over six years ago, my deep and sincere hope has been to strengthen the hearts and souls of men who are choosing the long, costly, and thrilling road of internal transformation to become the kind of kings...

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October 05, 2016
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In part two of the three part series, we venture behind the scenes into a sacred space where sages of the great nation of Australia offer their counsel at a...

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September 26, 2016
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What astonishes the heart of God?

In part one of this three-part series, I want to invite you behind the scenes into a session at the heart of the most...

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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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