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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

It is well with my soul on andy bondurant

The Downside of Bold | It is Well

The Downside of Bold Here’s a confession. Bold dreams, goals and prayers lead to frustration, fear and disappointment. I’ve found myself asking God, I thought this dream was from you. Where are you? What seemed so clear a few days, weeks, months ago feels hazy and blurred now. This isn’t what I thought it would […]

You can speak peace in your life

Peace! Be still!

I’ve got you, babe… 2009 was not a good year for me. My business was failing – I lost $100,000 in one week. Kia’s business was faltering – a luxury services don’t sell in a down economy. Relationships were stressed – financial problems don’t make for warm fuzzies. Everything was falling apart. Have one of these years? In […]

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Ding Ding Ding Diddle Ing Ding | Under Pressure

Ziggy Stardust Unless you were living under a rock you heard the news of David Bowie’s recent death. In case you were under a rock, Bowie (also known as Ziggy Stardust), the equally eclectic and eccentric rock and roll star passed away after a battle with cancer. Reading through Bowie’s career and achievements, I was reminded me of the […]