Jan 23, 2013

Power of Attorney: Standing in the Gap

Editor's note: The following essay is the result of a conversation between photographer and High Calling editor Kelly Sauer and her attorney husband, Pete Sauer, interspersed with photos from a shoot conducted at a law firm in Charleston, South Carolina. Pete is not featured in the photos. People love to...Read more +
Jan 11, 2013

A Walk Across the Sun: Interview with Novelist Corban Addison

Today, January 11, 2013, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Help us raise awareness by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. In December, we were introduced to Corban Addison and his captivating novel about two girls stolen into the world of human trafficking. It only took a minute to...Read more +
Jan 4, 2013

Resolutions or Not, Here I Come

I’m convinced that we wouldn’t have so many New Year’s resolutions—kept or unkept—if the stretch from Thanksgiving Turkey Feasts to New Year Ball Drops occurred in, say, August. We’ve packed November and December so full of holidays that this period has turned into one giant year-end party. I like it,...Read more +
Dec 21, 2012

Finding Life’s Most Fulfilling Work

A single mom with two kids was facing some hard financial times last December. She knew she was not going to be able to provide any gifts for Christmas. She heard about Help-Portrait, a movement of professional photographers and volunteers who give printed portraits to families in need. She brought...Read more +
Dec 14, 2012

There and Back Again: Travel as a Calling

People who get in my car notice the Bilbo Baggins action figure sitting in the console. With the inevitable grin, they ask me, "So what's that about?" I answer them, "Bilbo is the patron saint of my car, because it's been there and back again." I've put 200,000 miles on...Read more +
Dec 7, 2012

A Time to Weep and a Time to Laugh

Editor's Note: According to Ecclesiastes 3, "There is a time for everything...." Not everything on that list, however, comes to us easily. Some items confound, others liberate, and none of them surrender to our wills entirely. The following article is part of a series that explores the complexity of these...Read more +
Nov 30, 2012

A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build

Editor's Note: According to Ecclesiastes 3, "There is a time for everything...." Not everything on that list, however, comes to us easily. Some items confound, others liberate, and none of them surrender to our wills entirely. The following article is part of a series that explores the complexity of these...Read more +
Nov 23, 2012

Black Friday Generosity

It's Black Friday and many of us have been on the hunt for bargains already this morning. Today's cultural phenomenom marks the official start to Shopping Season. Killer deals, unbelievable offers, mail-in rebates that make you feel like you're coming home with more money than you left with...it's all in...Read more +
Nov 16, 2012

Pop Culture Snapshot: Abraham Lincoln and the Pain of a High Calling

Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home is not far from my grandmother’s house in Southern Indiana. I spent most of my summers with her, and she would take me to "ole Abe's house." Safe to say, I viewed Lincoln through the eyes of a hero-worshiping child. As I grew and studied him,...Read more +
Nov 16, 2012

A Time to Kill and a Time to Heal

Editor's Note: According to Ecclesiastes 3, "There is a time for everything...." Not everything on that list, however, comes to us easily. Some items confound, others liberate, and none of them surrender to our wills entirely. The following article is part of a series that explores the complexity of these...Read more +

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