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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 […]

The Restore Project by Andy Bondurant

Introducing The Restore Project

Introducing The Restore Project Yesterday, I launched a brand new website – The Restore Project. It’s a dedicated site for my t-shirts. I’m really excited about both the site, and the future for The Restore Project. Here’s the story… Short Version Immigration, walls, reform – most of us don’t have the solution. Through long talks with people […]

Peace versus worry. You must have trust

Blowing up in the Back Seat

Don’t Worry… Years ago – Kia and I were on our way home from a vacation. We were returning from Colorado with friends (about a 10 hour drive). The trip had been great. Kia and I had connected deeper in our marriage. We bonded with our friends. The destination was beautiful. It was an easy, fun trip. However, I was […]

The Bondurant's have a new dog - Charlie Louise

Sending to Sent: Have you landed?

What have we done? Kia and I took a big step. We did something we’ve been putting off for years. We moved forward on something people have called us crazy for. We took a leap. Late nights. Early mornings. Crying. Feeding. Walking. Little sleep. No, it’s not a baby…we got a puppy. Labor Day Monday […]

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 […]

The Resort La Fortuna in Guatemala on Lake Atitlan

Eyes Wide Open

Off and Away Late last month, Kia and I were in Guatemala celebrating our 20th anniversary. We had an absolutely incredible time. There were so many highlights – from staying on a lake resort only accessible by boat to walking the streets of a city dating back to the 1500’s. We explored a small village […]

no one wants the middle seat on Andybondurant.com

It’s Good in the Middle

Not the middle! When in grade school, I’m not sure the exact stigma, but it was a well known fact you never took the middle urinal. Right or left were perfectly fine, but never the middle. The same is true for airplane seats, except I know exactly the reason why. When you don’t know the person […]

image of volcano pacaya in antigua guatemala

One day while hiking a volcano…

Overwhelmed Sometimes life feels overwhelming. Too much is happening. Not enough time is available to get everything done. The job is too large. The resources are too small. Not enough help is available. Too many people are involved. If it’s not one thing it’s another, and you feel like you are underwater. You’re left gasping for […]

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Awkward and out of place

Orange Conference 2014 As I write this post, I am attending a conference for children, youth, young adult and family ministers. It’s called Orange (where church – red – and family – yellow – come together). The sheer size and scope is pretty amazing. There are over 6000 people in attendance from 48 states and […]

Andy Bondurant writes about being surprised by joy in Shawnee Kansas

Surprised by Joy

Kalos Christmas This past Christmas season, Cross Points Church implemented Kalos Christmas. Kalos is a Greek word taken from scripture that reflects good or beautiful works. These good works are just nice deeds, but they come from within an individual – it’s an inward beauty being displayed by outward actions. At Cross Points we ask […]