Mar 18, 2013

The High Calling of a School Bus Driver

I recently read about a bus driver who is making a difference in this world. Lori Heyd , over at Lori’s Prayer Closet has a friend who drives a school bus. “Elaine doesn’t just ‘do a job’,” Lori wrote. “She changes the environment where she works for the better. She...
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Mar 17, 2013

What Hath God Wrought?

“What hath God wrought?” That question from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, was the first official message tapped on the first telegraph in May 1844. Long-distance communication has changed dramatically since dots, dashes, and Bible phrases. I don’t know that anyone recorded the first text message or the first twitter “tweet.”...Read more +
Mar 16, 2013

Mission: The Work of the Artist and the Dreamer

Hostile countries rattle their nuclear chains; super-storms rage on the coasts, overseas, and in the Midwest. World economies collapse, and prophets cry, "The end is near!" So what are mission-minded Christians to do? Should we stock up on canned goods and water, pull in the ranks, and create bubbles of...
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Mar 15, 2013

Gaining Ground: A Welcome to Young Professionals

Welcome to the Young Professionals (YP) channel at TheHighCalling.org. Our aim at YP is simple: To help you live out your career in a way that Jesus—as well as your boss, board members, clients, and families—will one day say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." This standard presents a challenge...Read more +
Mar 15, 2013

Has social media made us antisocial?

Remember when you could have actual conversation with friends? Now it seems as if those conversations don’t happen at all, or at least not with each other. Technology has made us more available ­­--­ or more accessible ­­­­-- but it certainly hasn’t made us friendlier. Many of us have hundreds...
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Mar 14, 2013

The Lesson of Mariano Rivera

More than a few professional athletes are known for their oversize paychecks, personalities, and egos. However, there are also many pros who play sports--and manage their careers and families--with excellence, humility, and integrity. Those quieter athletes don't often garner the attention of tabloid reporters or television crews, but they do...
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Mar 14, 2013

Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best

Avoiding negative feedback is both wrong-headed and dangerous. Wrong-headed because, when delivered the right way, at the right time, criticism is in fact highly motivating. Dangerous because without awareness of mistakes, no one can possibly improve. Staying "positive" when doling out feedback will only go so far. Harvard Business Review.
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Mar 13, 2013

Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch

Technology helps our work blossom with its myriad resources for connection and creativity. However, it also has a dark side. What can free us can also imprison us--a fact that filmmaker, mother, and author Tiffany Shlain knows all too well. Tired of being consumed by the demands of devices which...
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