Dec 22, 2014
Charles Westrill was a young, green, uninformed magazine writer when he invited T. J. Watson to a brown bag lunch—not knowing Watson was the president of IBM. Surprisingly, Watson accepted, but suggested dining at IBM headquarters. Once Charles got over the shock of his lunch date’s prominence, Watson gave him...Read more +
Dec 14, 2014
In C. S. Lewis’ beloved story The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe , the land of Narnia is under an evil curse. It is always winter, but never Christmas. Only Aslan, the great lion who created Narnia, can break the spell. When Aslan finally comes to Narnia, so does...Read more +
Dec 9, 2014
A woman named Deborah was teaching her young daughter to count. One memorable day, the little girl realized that numbers could express quantity. She said, “Mommy, I love you 10 times.” She frowned a moment and said, “No, Mommy, I love you 20 times.” Later, the little girl said, “Mommy,...Read more +
Dec 1, 2014
At The High Calling and the H. E. Butt Family Foundation, we rejoice that so many organizations are rising up to help Christians think about the integration of faith and work. And we are thankful to be part of an organization that has been thinking about integrated living since 1933...Read more +
Nov 24, 2014
When Mark was 13, his mom let him bake the crowning moment of their family's Thanksgiving meal—the pumpkin pie. She figured he couldn't mess up a recipe that depended on store-bought crust and canned pumpkin. Despite the distraction of his favorite college football game, Mark successfully baked a beautiful golden...Read more +
Nov 16, 2014
An old Jewish story says that when the Israelites fled Egypt, they followed each other so closely, so diligently that they never noticed the miracle happening around them. The waters of the Red Sea parted before them in a great spectacle. But the Israelites were so caught up with following...Read more +
Nov 10, 2014
Since they’d roomed together in college, Mitch and Steve had traveled separate paths. That’s how Steve saw it. About the time Steve began business school, Mitch entered seminary. You know, “God’s work.” Mitch became an associate pastor and rose in the church ranks. Steve took the corporate route. He excelled...Read more +
Nov 3, 2014
"Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." So goes the unofficial motto of the U. S. Postal Service. But did you know those words hail back to the 5th century B.C.? Herodotus first penned that slogan about...Read more +
Oct 27, 2014
Entertainer Bruce Springsteen’s music has always dignified the ordinary circumstances of life. He told The New York Times , “I felt that I saw a nobility in people. Not the kind you read in the storybooks, but the kind where people go to work every day, they come home every...Read more +
Oct 19, 2014
Lisa did not enjoy her work. She should—it involved many of the things she liked to do. But just … no joy. Meanwhile, jobs were scarce, and she knew she should be grateful for twice-monthly paychecks. Meanwhile, one more thing: Lisa began to find time every morning to pray. Nothing...Read more +