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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 […]

character quote by billy graham on Andy Bondurant

…and have character.

Heard around the world. Two or three months ago, I had an impacting conversation with Scott Schwab. You may have heard of Scott. Actually you may have heard of his son. Scott’s ten year old son, Caleb, died in an accident at the Kansas City waterpark, Schlitterbahn. It made headlines around the country and world. A […]

Sometimes it is okay to rest...relax on Andybondurant.com

Spoons, Liar and Relax

Spoons, Lying and Relaxing This weekend, I celebrated Independence Day like most people. I hung out with my family. I read, I slept, I grocery shopped and I played games with my kids. My oldest daughter just got home from camp with a couple of games to teach the family. I knew both of them, […]

What do you want? Have an end in mind. Parent with values on AndyBondurant.com

Parenting 101: Begin with the End in Mind

What do you value? I have 4 talented and gifted children. Each are different, unique and quirky. Discussing them, their activities, their talents and our family schedule, I’ve found myself having the same discussion several times over the last couple of weeks during this topic of parenting. It goes something like this: Parent: My child […]

I know you are a leader by Andy Bondurant so lead well

I Know This About You

I Know This About You. I have a core philosophy on leadership. Are you ready? It’s not easy to comprehend. Okay, maybe it’s not so difficult…here it is. Everyone is a leader. You are a leader. If no one else, you are leading your family. Most likely you are leading beyond this. It could be […]

The wild, potent and grand Pacific Ocean on Andy Bondurant

Wild Beyond Normal

I’m Going Back to Cali. As I write, I’m looking out my hotel room in California. The view is uninspiring, but the sound is unbelievable. In the background, I hear the sound of the Pacific Ocean tide washing in and out. It’s at once soothing and breathtaking. I am by no means a world traveler, […]

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 […]

napoleon dynamite on andy bondurant blog

May all your wildest DREAMS come true!

Napoleon Dynamite One of my all-time favorite movies is Napoleon Dynamite. I find the mix of comic absurdity and sweet truths a great combination. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, it’s a story about a social outcast (Napoleon) who finds his place through two friends (Deb & Pedro). One of the ways […]

Charlie Louise Bondurant at 12 weeks old

Who’s Top Dog?

Taking the leap… The Bondurant’s have entered into a new phase of life. Puppy ownership. This is not our forte. We like animals, currently a cat, but a brand new puppy is an entirely different beast. Here’s a short list of puppy items we’ve learned in just a few weeks: Puppies need taken out to the […]

Andy and Kia Bondurant 20 year anniversary

The Best Marriage Advice Ever!

What’s the key to marriage success? Last month Kia and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. Our celebration consisted of an unbelievable trip to Guatemala (which we visited 20 year earlier for language school). Twenty years is a long time – for anything – anymore. You’ll see just how long 20 years is by looking at the […]