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God creates something from nothing

From Nothing to Something

Close your eyes… No seriously, participate in this little action with me. You can’t close your eyes (and still read this) but imagine nothing. Okay, I know that’s hard, but as best you can imagine empty space, no creation, vast blankness. Now to this empty space, add a light (someplace, somewhere, somehow). Now add a […]

5 Principles to Finding Freedom on AndyBOndurant.com

5 Principles to Find Freedom

The Year of FREEDOM! In 2011 I stumbled on what I now call my Word of the Year project.  Basically, I chose one word I wanted to see happen in my life. Then I focused on that word for the entire year. That year changed my life. I chose the word FREEDOM. I dove deep […]

Surrounded by streams of Joy on AndyBondurant.com

Surrounded by Joy | Island in the Streams

The little rental house that could. My last house sat on 5 acres. When we purchased the property nothing was on the 40 acres behind us, but a developer purchased the land to build a neighborhood of condos. This affected me in several ways, but most noticeable was the water flow coming across our land […]

the power of affirmation in a selfie

Wait. Let me take a selfie!

I was lookin’ good! This week, as I walked out the door, heading to work, Kia looked up at me. She said, “You look really nice. Take a selfie.” I’ll be honest, she was just back from a trip, wiped out and hardly awake. I don’t know if she was seeing clearly. But I did it. I […]

Attack Fear shirt by Andy Bondurant on model

Word of the Year | What I learned from ATTACK in 2015

ATTACK | Word of the Year 2015 2015 was the 5th year of the Word of the Year project for me. Each year has been it’s own unique and different experience, and as I look back I see how important each word has been for my life – both in that year and beyond. His a […]

There is a balance between God and man - more on AndyBondurant.com

God doesn’t always make sense.

Miracle! Years ago, my daughters miraculously survived a massive car wreck. While their babysitter was driving home on a local highway, something fell off the back of the truck in front of her. She couldn’t avoid it, and she hit this metal object at over 65 mph. The results weren’t pretty. The SUV they were traveling in was crushed, flipping multiple […]

Finding dignity and purpose on AndyBondurant.com

Will Work for…Dignity.

Love and Hate I have this relationship. It’s one of those relationships they describe as love/hate. Sometimes I’m absolutely in complete and total love with her. Other times I can’t stand the thought of her – the literal thought of her makes me sick. There are times, though, when I’ve been with her, and I […]

Homes for the Homeless trip with Strategic Alliance in Mexico

Take that step. It’s just a step.

The classics “We’re the safest folks in the world,” said Miss Maudie. “We’re so rarely called on to be Christians…”  – Harper Lee One of the benefits of traveling to a Spanish speaking country is the lack of entertainment in English formats. You could definitely label this a drawback, but I’ve found it helps stimulate […]

Joy is from satisfaction, community and peace

Joy!

Joy Unspeakable!! My day job, so to speak, is overseeing the children’s ministry of a local church – Cross Points Church. We call the kids ministry Cross Points Kids. I’m hired to be a children’s pastor, but my job is to lead a team of teenagers and adults who teach kids on a weekly basis. […]

The Word is Advent on AndyBondurant.com in Shawnee, Kansas

Advent | The Word | It’s Alive!!

Advent Sunday, November 29 marked the official beginning of Advent season. Advent in the church is known as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for celebration of the birth of Jesus. In Latin, Advent literally means coming. Advent can also refer to the Second Coming of Jesus. So this Christmas (as with every Christmas) we […]