Tag Archives: hope

Joseph Day 10_1

Jacob: Say goodbye, Say hello

Covenant sees your past, understands your present , but looks forward to your future (pain and all). Most importantly, it means, God is in it.

Joseph Day 9

Joseph: better over bitter

I have agency over my feelings about God, myself and others. I can choose to be angry and bitter, or I can choose to believe God is doing something better.

waiting can be unbearable on AndyBondurant.com

Keep Waiting

The moment all hope seems lost “Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”  -2 Kings 6:33 Read a line like this you know something is about to go down. In this case, God comes through…the next day. If only it were this easy in our lives too. If only we could see so clearly our […]

Ideas from Orange Conference 2014

Say YES to hope.

Orange Conference 2014…YES! I’m back from Atlanta. After more than 24 hours riding in a van and close to another 24 hours sitting in conference, all in less than 5 days, I’m back. Don’t be fooled though…I said YES to all of that and more. I was in Atlanta for the Orange Conference. Orange is […]

authentic means a record player, film cameras and mustaches.


Unique and Nothing New Over the past 2 years, I’ve had the opportunity to share my story in multiple different ways (blog, email, interpersonal, small group, large group). Consistently, I get this one type of comment from people. Thank you. I’ve been struggling in that same area. I needed to hear your story. It gives […]

Eyes lifted up to Heaven by Andy Bondurant in Shawnee Kansas

I lift my eyes up.

Sister Wives It’s Valentine’s Day. I admit I’m not so good at making sure Valentine’s (and other like holiday’s) are sufficiently covered. As bad as I have it (or make it), I can’t imagine being married to 2 women, especially literal sisters. Through no fault of his own, this is where Jacob finds himself in […]

Christmas Morning surprise by Andy Bondurant


Kids say the darn’dest things… You never know what your kid is going to say…especially when he is 5. Last night, I asked Beale, my 5 year old son, what his favorite part of the day was. We had gone to get donuts, taken a trip to put together baskets of food to be distributed […]

A Happy (Hopeful) Easter to you!

The older I get the more I appreciate Easter as a religious holiday – beyond family gatherings, Easter egg huts, baby animals, and fake grass. I find meaning in the old passing away, and the new coming to life. I write a lot about life and hope on The Collective. I know there are all […]

Bounce Back (do you have it?)

Failure hurts Kia just told me about 3 photographer acquaintances from different parts of the country who are having major financial problems. A couple of them may have to close their businesses. When she told me, I went through a range of emotions – shock, concern, worry, and relief (that it wasn’t me) just to […]

Hope is one open door away

Sometimes hope is hard to come by… I read an article in the USA Today yesterday about the consumer confidence index. Basically it states that the index holds what may be the most significant signal of the US descending deeper into recession or moving up. The index moved down for the month of June, and […]