Nov 21, 2014

Don't Worry, Be Thankful: Eucharisteo with Ann Voskamp

My first conversation with Ann Voskamp was at Laity Lodge near Kerrville, Texas. Writers and editors for The High Calling were having a late night get-together. Looking for something to drink, I walked into the kitchen and smack-dab into a spirited conversation about national health care. Ann turned to me...Read more +
Nov 21, 2014

Don't Worry, Be Thankful: 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 +
Oct 3, 2014

Pursue God: Discovering an Integrated Life

Years ago, I was elbow deep in warm sudsy water. My hands searched along the bottom to hunt down the baby spoon—an ordinary task, one among many that day along with folding laundry, taking out the trash, and finding a way to control a LEGO city that was experiencing urban...Read more +
Oct 3, 2014

Pursue God: In the Dark Places of the Heart

“Christ says give me all. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want you.” C.S. Lewis The therapist sits cross-legged, typing notes on his tiny computer. With probing questions, he delves into my emotional state with...Read more +
Oct 10, 2014

Habits That Work: Making Dinner

I have been making dinner for my family since I was ten years old, only back then I made it for my sister and my parents, and now I make it for my husband and our kids. Thirty years of daily dinner-making is 11,000 meals. Sometimes, the dailiness of this...Read more +
Oct 17, 2014

Find New Life: Let’s Take a Leap of Faith

It must have been at least twenty minutes before my husband and I realized we’d been staring silently at strangers pulling carry-on luggage past us in the terminal. Seated against the wall, coats draped over our laps, we were waiting at the gate for an early morning departure from Dallas,...Read more +
Nov 21, 2014

Don't Worry, Be Thankful: The Dark Side of the High Calling

Do you know about the dark side of The High Calling? No, Darth Vader isn’t one of our editors, nor any of the other Star Wars bad guys. But there is a dark side to every good thing when we twist it and wrench it into an idol. The High...Read more +
Oct 24, 2014

Holy Routines: The Pilgrim Life

My pilgrimage began the day we went back to visit my grandmother’s land. I had come to say goodbye, to walk my memories across the familiar pasture, trace my boundary lines along the ancient wooden fence. The land was passing out of our grasp, as were many of my early...Read more +
Oct 17, 2014

Find New Life: The Temptation to Turn Back

I watched as my oncologist heaved open my giant medical folder. “I’ve got a big chart,” I said, laughing. “At Dr. Jeffrey’s office, they created a Part 2 for me.” As a long-term survivor of stage four cancer, I’ve seen many doctors for years. “Yes, well, a big chart is...Read more +
Nov 14, 2014

Create Good: Keep Showing Up

The family pretended they weren’t home, but I saw them through the window. I knocked on the door again, only this time harder, and then stomped back to my car through the crunchy snow. An outsider might have thought I was trying to repossess a car; I was trying to...Read more +

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