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 +
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 +
Dec 7, 2014


by Lisha Epperson
Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭25-27‬
My teen son asked for the latest video gaming system recently. He asks every year. I don’t feel it’s a good fit for our family, so I’ve worked hard to create boundaries around technology. But every year around this time, he asks. I’m not feeling the violent or pseudo sports...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 +
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 +
Dec 5, 2014

Advent Hope: Staying Afloat

In the past several months, many of my closest friends have found themselves in the darkest of circumstances, hopeless situations not only missing easy answers but void of answers altogether. I’ve listened to laments of marriage hurts that just won’t heal, unexplained seizures that keep shaking limbs and unsettling lives,...Read more +
Nov 21, 2014

Don't Worry, Be Thankful: 14 Happy Ways to Teach Kids to be Grateful

How long do I really have to figure it out? How long do I have to figure out how to live full of joy? So my husband might find himself married to a woman he loves being with. A woman who knows how to laugh at the days to come...Read more +
Oct 31, 2014

Designed to Work: Made in God's Image

Hands. Hands that can hold a wrench or a paintbrush or a guitar or a scalpel or a child. Eyes. Eyes that can look through a telescope to study the glory of the heavens and through a microscope to investigate the intricacies of cells. Eyes that can gaze upon that...Read more +
Nov 28, 2014

Advent in Us: Do Not Fear, He Will Be with Us

At the beach this past summer I saw people of all ages, from toddlers to seasoned adults, standing and running and laughing, allowing the waves to wash up on their feet and ankles. That’s as deep as I could go. In front of where I stood at the farthest edge...Read more +