Feature Articles

Aug 29, 2014

Keep Calm: You Are Amazing, No Matter What

For a while, every time the phone rang during the months of August and September, I got a knot in my stomach. That’s when all of the big reorgs and layoffs would happen, after the budgets for the next year had been decided. I was one of a handful of...Read more +
Aug 29, 2014

Keep Calm: Dealing With Upheaval

It was the day before Father’s Day a few years ago and I was planting flowers in the bare spots in the garden. I knelt in the garden alongside our garage, moving the last plant out of its pot and into the ground. I patted the dirt around the new...Read more +
Jan 17, 2010

Execute the Last Order Received

In storms of crisis, Joe was a haven of calm. When projects went wrong … when upper management was out of reach … Joe held the course. A team member asked Joe his secret. He said: "In the Army, I served in a Cavalry Regiment. And we had a saying...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Seek the Third Way

Don't hold me to this. Or, maybe, hold me to it. I don't know. What I know is the visit to Ferguson changed me, and it will inform many parts of my life for many years to come, if not forever. That much I know. Ferguson was beyond hot. Sweltering...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Setting My Heart to Hope

Ferguson broke my heart. Broke my heart in pieces ….a trail of crumbs leading to a rose lined road. I left a piece of my soul on the pavement in Ferguson. And not because I wanted to. God ripped a piece of it as a remnant. A reminder of the...Read more +
Aug 29, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: Sandra Heska King

Dear You, Yes, you, stretched out there in that lawn chair behind the cement-deer-family-topped, moss-rose-planted mound. You with yet another book in your lap. You probably shouldn’t have burned that story , you know. But it’s okay. It’ll serve a lesson, and it’ll make a good story. Girl, you’re always...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Laid Bare Before the World

This summer has felt turbulent. The violence and unrest around the world have kept me up at night praying, and aching. In the midst of daily life, I find myself soaking in the stories and statistics of real people around the world: Gaza, Iraq, ebola in West Africa. In between...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

Sharing the Wealth

Share the Wealth
Ask anyone who works for anyone else: the best bosses are inclusive!Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self, Bob Robinson

Hi Bob, It’s me. Bob. I know! Right? Freaky that I’d write you from the future! No, I don’t have a TARDIS for travelling through time. It’s just that the community at The High Calling are writing our younger selves to give you some advice as you grow up. I’m...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: From Online to Oprah

Cornell Professor Karl Pillemer interviewed over a thousand senior citizens for The Legacy Project , collecting advice that later found its way into a book entitled 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans . Advice for Work and Life Most of the people interviewed recommend...Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

Remembering Your Place in the Story

Have you ever been reading along in a good novel when, for a few days or weeks, your attention was called elsewhere? By the time you finally got back to your book, you had to sit back and remember the story you had been reading, perhaps even reviewing some sections to refresh your memory. You knew that if you were going to enjoy the richness of the narrative, you had to have its broad sweep in mind. I'd suggest that...Read more +