Tag Archives: freedom

2015 Word of the Year - attack

2015 Word of the Year: Ready. Set. Attack.

What’s the Word? Every year for the past 4 years (this being my 5th), I’ve chosen one word I want to focus on for the year. It started out kind of randomly and haphazard. I didn’t have a plan or concept of what I wanted, but it blew up in an amazing way. Now I […]

Image by Andy Bondurant in Palm Springs, California

Open Space [Revisited]

Joshua Tree While on my trip to California, Kia and I drove through Joshua Tree National Park. The park is considered the high desert, basically desert surrounded by mountains. At one point early in the trip through the park, I stopped to take a picture. Kia suggested taking a panoramic view of the desert. This […]

What is your Word of the Year by Andy Bondurant

What’s the Word?

Word of the Year If you have read this blog much at all, you have read the term Word of the Year.You might be wondering to yourself (and others), what is the Word of the Year? As simply as possible, the Word of the Year is a New Year’s resolution summed up in 1 word. […]

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2013: A Year of Transformation

The last gasps 2013 is on life-support. There are only hours left until a brand new year begins. I’ve spent the last few days contemplating what I’ve gained this year and dreaming for 2014. The last several years, my year has revolved around my Word of the Year. I’ve gained so much from this discipline […]

Andy Bondurant on songs about God's holiness in Shawnee Kansas

I hate songs about holiness.

Word of the Year In 2011, inspired by Kia and her friend Carrie, I began a life changing project. It’s my Word of the Year project. Choose one word (inspired by God) that you want to see changed or added into your life. In 2011, I chose the word Freedom. Risk was my word for […]


We dream too small. Let me rephrase that. I dream too small. I’m part of a larger group of people who think too much like me. The truth is, it’s kind of scary to think and dream big. When we dream big we can’t see the end of the tunnel if we think it all […]

2012 Word of the Year Finale – RISK.

A little background on me. For sake of context, it’s important for you to know a little more about me. Immediately out of college, I worked at a church helping reach children in their neighborhood in urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. During these two years, Kia and I lived and worked in this neighborhood, […]

4 steps to escape the Trough of Sorrow

The Trough of Sorrrow While on vacation in June, I ran across this post on the 8Bit blog (8Bit is the creator of The Collective’s WordPress template – Standard Theme). John Saddington shared the below graphic/timeline of a start-up business. It specifically refers to a tech start-up (which will be sold or go public). The […]

stop. breathe. look. be grateful. be a blessing.

TED = Inspiration. One of my favorite places to go on the internet for inspiration is the TED channel. TED stands for Technology, Education, Design, and they host forums of presenters all over the world. These presenters give short (5-15 minute) lectures on almost any subject but mostly within the 3 core categories of Technology, […]

RIP Sam Wagner.

Life is short. I just learned a high school friend passed away from a tough battle with cancer. Sam was a son, dad, friend, artist, athlete and loved life. It felt like he was living life on his terms. Here’s a video he made last Fall highlighting his art. I have 2 simple thoughts as […]