October 17, 2022
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Many years ago, someone shared this quote with me, and it stayed with me because it names something so deeply true to the human predicament:

“The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it...

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June 27, 2022
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Our podcast the weeks of June 20th and 27th offers a conversation with several members of our team about how everybody’s doing these days, especially with regard to our reserve tanks. I’ve been polling a number of mature people lately—inside the...

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May 23, 2022
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Over the years, what I’ve tried to do with these letters is to share with you what I’m hearing from Jesus, and what I’m seeing unfold in the world, so that we all might walk more closely with him and strengthen ourselves with his strength in this...

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May 23, 2022
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I want to begin this letter with a big, resounding Thank You!

We finished our ministry year in December right where our donations needed to be! You helped us out of the red and into the black with an outpouring of generosity, and I just...

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January 06, 2022
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Dear Friends,

A most heartfelt Merry Christmas and Christmastide to you and yours! If you receive this by post I’m not sure when it will reach you, but wherever you are in the holiday season may joy be yours in abundance!

After year...

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November 01, 2021
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October has been a brilliant month for us, for so many reasons. We held our first live Captivating retreat in over two years this month, and it was...breathtaking!

We honestly weren’t sure what it would be like, after these hard pandemic...

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September 29, 2021
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The early stages of fall are upon us. Children (of all ages) are back to school, churches are gearing up for their fall programming, small groups are reconvening, work is getting busier, and summer vacations are in the rearview mirror. A season...

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July 13, 2021
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Dearest friends,

Well, how is your summer going? 

How is your recovery coming along?

I hope I don’t need at this point to convince you that we are in need of recovery. The world was absolutely mad and very draining before the...

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June 28, 2021
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Happy summer! Last time I wrote—in April—I put before you the idea of developing a “prescription” for your recovery after the year we’ve all been through. My premise was that we have all passed through global trauma, and it has affected us...

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May 05, 2021
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If you’ve ever had to care for your body through some sort of recovery, you know how beautiful and vulnerable these vessels are. I’ve been through physical therapy a number of times over the years as various injuries have required, and every time...

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March 03, 2021
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IF YOU ARE READING THIS BEFORE MARCH 6 you still have time to join us for Fresh Hearts, Strong Hearts—Homecoming ‘21, a live online event.

2020 left us all a bit weary and beat up. Maybe more than a bit weary. We thought it was time for...

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February 03, 2021
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I’ll cut straight to it; I have a word from God for you:

Be on your guard, so that your hearts will not be weighed down...pray that you will have strength to escape all these things.
(Luke 21:34)

Jesus was...

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October 27, 2020
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Dear Friends,

I’d like to remind everyone that Jesus is still the main story in the world.

If you’re taking in any news at all, you can feel like the world is unraveling into madness. Certainly here in America, on the eve of one of...

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September 24, 2020
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I've been thinking a lot about resilience. 

Who thrives during hard times, who doesn’t, and why.

Because I want my friends—including you!—to thrive, in spite of these days. I want to thrive myself. And this crazy year has me...

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August 31, 2020
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When I wrote in July, I asked you a question: What story are you living in? Is it the story God is telling, or a story given to you by man? Then Stasi shared with me this quote, attributed to A.W. Tozer: “Listen to no man who has not listened to...

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July 23, 2020
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Well, events in the world continue to swirl with uncertainty. Tensions rise. The pandemic resurges. A fresh round of lockdowns is upon many of us. People and governments are reaching for control. This could be a tough fall. 

Really rough...

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June 19, 2020
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Dear Friends and Allies,

I am so aware as I write this, that by the time it reaches you mid-June the world may have changed again. 

Right as we were beginning to emerge from the total lock-down days of the quarantines, just...

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May 14, 2020
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Though we are still in the midst of the pandemic, I think the healthiest thing we can do is not always talk about the pandemic! What I’d much rather do this month—what I am so excited to share with you—is an excerpt from our teammate Morgan...

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April 21, 2020
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Well, the world has certainly been shaken.

And if we’re honest, we’ve all been shaken a bit, too.

Ever since the pandemic broke out (probably the most significant event of our era), the world has been reaching for solid ground—...

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March 19, 2020
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I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately on a question that seems critical to friends of Jesus in this hour: How does a person live—and thrive—at the end of the age?

Every dear follower of Jesus I know, including mature saints, is...

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About John

John Eldredge is an author (you probably figured that out), a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Wild at Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God's love, and learn to live in God's Kingdom. John met his wife, Stasi, in high school.... READ MORE

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