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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 […]

What do I do with this Dream? on Andy Bondurant

What to do with your dream?

The Impossible Dream Our culture celebrates big dreams. We are told to shoot for the moon, swing for the fences and climb tall mountains. We marvel at those who make it big – goals fulfilled. We encourage the ones who have stumbled along the way. I’m no different. In my last post, I shared my desire to […]

Apex brothers by Jeff Woods

APEX: The Most Difficult Climb of My Life

Apex 2017 Over 20 years ago, I made one of my most rewarding and difficult hikes of my life – an active volcano. The (literal) pain came during the last push to the peak. The final several hundred yards was a sharp incline, covered in volcanic ash. Imagine hiking the steepest part of a mountain – in sand. I was literally on hands […]

Are You Winning?

The Lovable Losers It is playoff baseball time again. My Royals didn’t make the postseason, but I’m enjoying following the teams still in it. The Chicago Cubs clinched the last spot to face the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs won the series handily against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but early on it was not so sure. […]

abbey d'agostino overcoming failure on Andybondurant.com

Fig Leaves & Failure. Gold Medals & a Garden.

Gold Medals and a Garden A few weeks ago I attended a one-day leadership conference led by Craig Groschel and Andy Stanley – two mega-church pastors from the US. At one point, Stanley made this statement: “When you look at success from a birds-eye view, it’s easy to assume one or two great decisions paved the […]

Just do it by andybondurant.com

As Nike Once Said…Just Do It.

July 8th I told you I was taking a month long break. Those 4 weeks quickly turned into 5 then 6 and now 8. I’m back, but can I let you in on a secret? I don’t want to be back. I haven’t lost my passion. I still care about you. I love to write. […]

Remember when life was full by felt so empty?

Remember When Life Wasn’t Hard, but We Thought It Was?

Life Happens So Fast! Everyone experiences this. You endure a really difficult season of life. Years pass, and a realization hits – you had no idea what hard was. This was college for me. I thought I didn’t have time. I thought I didn’t have money. I thought I was under constant pressure. I thought […]

The Worst is always at rock bottom on AndyBondurant.com

What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

What’s the Worst that Can Happen? I was standing with Kia in our kitchen. It was sometime in 2009. Things weren’t going so well for us financially. Our businesses were suffering. Our personal finances were just as bad – maybe worse. I was looking out the window. That window looked over a few acres of land attached […]

God did it before. God will do it again.

Again and Again and Again and…

Who’s an adult? Depending on who you talk to, there are various markers for adulthood. Voting. Going to war. Turn 21. Leaving for college. All are possibilities. For me it was marriage. Kia and I married fairly young (I was 21; she was 20). We both lived away from home at college before marriage, but married life made […]

never let the pressure exceed the pleasure by andybondurant.com

Finding Pleasure even Under Pressure.

The Joy of Writing I just finished a really fun job. I wrote a 600 word devotion for my church’s daily online devotion. It took me a couple of hours between research, writing and editing. About an hour and 300 words in, I knew it was worthless. So I kept writing. I wrote another 300 words, […]