Nov 15, 2012

Till Death Do Us Part: Is Retirement an Option Anymore?

“Linda?” She heard my surprise as I approached her behind the counter at the locally-owned fast food restaurant. This was the same white-haired woman from my church with the smile that matched her oversized glasses, the lady who handed out bulletins and fussed over the communion cups and smoothed the...Read more +
Jul 26, 2012

Tomorrow's Legacy Today: What Will the Children Remember?

We sat in the middle of the floor, surrounded by thousands of photos. My sister and I were overwhelmed by these collected images from the generations of our family. Mom had pictures stored in shoeboxes, crumbling albums, and plastic bags, all put away in two massive trunks. The photos were...Read more +
Jun 28, 2012

Fire on the Mountain

My eyes hadn’t even opened and yet, with the first breath of the day, I knew something was wrong. The acrid smell was smoke, infiltrating the air like a distant campfire. But this was no toasty occasion for s’mores and laughter around dancing flame. The mountain was on fire. And...Read more +
Jun 21, 2012

Forgotten Loyalty

Although I was just a boy, I’ll never forget John Williams. Everyone called him Mr. Bell, because he was a manager at the telephone company. I don’t know what he did, but with his rolled-up sleeves, horn-rimmed glasses, and thin tie, I figured he must have been important. I mowed...Read more +
May 10, 2012

How Much Workplace Recognition Do You Need?

For months I worked on the redesign of a major program. I skipped lunches, brought work home, and even dreamt about it. It was consuming. As it neared completion, there was an unexpected change in management due to a reorganization. The previous manager, who championed my pursuit of the project,...Read more +
Apr 26, 2012

Work as Worship

Work as Worship by RightNow Ministries
We spend half our lives involved with work. How I work is a reflection of the God to whom I gave my heart, my allegiance, and my talents.Read more +
Jan 29, 2012

When Your Faith Should Be Silent

I remember the first time I met Dave. He had a simple job making minimum wage, but he was about to make a lasting impression on me. Navigating my car down the tight circles of the parking garage, I waited in line to pay the fee. I gave my money...Read more +
Jan 13, 2012

Great Posts from Around the High Calling Network

Each month I have the pleasure of highlighting just a few of the 1,800 bloggers in our network. I would encourage you to visit each of these blogs and leave a note of encouragement and then read a few others. There’s a rich treasure of thought and inspiration in our...Read more +
Nov 22, 2011

Dear God, Thank You for This Crummy Job

I remember the days when I bounded out of bed, ready to seize the day. Back then, work was a joy. My coworkers banded together as we found new solutions to fix problems. My chain of command was empowering. My duties were challenging and fresh, engaging my mind and abilities...Read more +
Nov 3, 2011

Highlights from Around the High Calling Network

My readings over the last few weeks have been inspiring, challenging and entertaining. The High Calling bloggers that make up our network come from every corner of the world. You'll find that their faith traditions are diverse, as are their places in life. And they all have something unique to...Read more +