Category: The High Calling

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Monday 30th March 2015

To God Be the Glory

shine for jesus

Hey soul, You’ve got a whole week ahead of you filled with opportunity to glorify God — a week filled with moments to shine for Jesus, because of Jesus.  Your life as a faithful, working Christian is a “boast in the Lord.” All glory goes to your Maker because he’s the author of ...

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Monday 16th March 2015

The Spiritual Discipline of Taking a Walk

The Spiritual Discipline of Taking a Walk

Three mornings a week, I wake up at 5:09 a.m. to head to the gym. On those mornings, I contemplate hurling my alarm clock across the room. For me, waking up that early is the opposite of fun. But I drag my stubborn self out of bed because it’s good for me. And by the time […]

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Saturday 10th January 2015

The Power of Three Words: Help Me, God

holy spirit, intercession, prayer

“Help me, God.” When it comes to prayer, sometimes that’s all I’ve got. Maybe you feel that, too? Maybe you feel that all you’ve got is a small prayer, with too-few words. The good news is this: You have much, much more than you can ever imagine. You have the Holy Spirit in ...

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Sunday 4th January 2015

What You Need to Know as You Head Back to Work Tomorrow

God With Us

So, here we are, on the front edge of a brand new year. For many of us, tomorrow begins a new year at work — whether that work happens in an office, on the road, on the farm, at a school, or right in your home. Here’s what we need to know about our work […]

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Monday 6th October 2014

When You Feel Like Your Life Lacks Real Purpose and Meaning

farmers feed the world

Many years ago, Scott and I went through a difficult period where we felt like the daily work of our lives was so mundane, so dreadfully tedious, that it lacked true purpose. He was feeding pigs, changing tires, and fixing broken machinery. I was feeding babies, changing laundry loads, and ...

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Monday 23rd June 2014

Tell Us Your Best Vacation Story

Tell Us Your Best Vacation Story

This is the week when you help us make the whole Internet smell like coconut-y sunscreen. And campfire logs. And fresh-mown grass. It’s when you help us make the Internet sparkle like fireflies in June and fireworks in July. Stretch yourself out on your lawn, with that scratchy grass ...

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Wednesday 22nd January 2014

#TellHisStory: One Choice That Could Change Everything

#TellHisStory: One Choice That Could Change Everything

So. You’ve let your own approval rating get the best of you, have you? Yeah, I get that.  I know firsthand the dangers of scorecards and tally sheets. And I know how it can hold me back from doing good work in the world. But could we let it go? Could we lay down every […]

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Friday 22nd November 2013

Go Ahead. Live Your One Life.

Go Ahead. Live Your One Life.

Life will preach you a lesson, if you let it. And I don’t mean the kind of pulpit-pounding preachin’ that makes you see the cracks and the holes in who you are. But the kind of heart-pounding preachin’ that makes you see how the cracks are being filled. Present tense. This is what God is […]

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Wednesday 20th November 2013

#TellHisStory: The Hard Work of Saying Goodbye

#TellHisStory: The Hard Work of Saying Goodbye

My father-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, a few weeks before the first tulips popped their glossy mouths open, toward the spring sky. Our daughters were six and three at the time, and they immediately asked us if “Bop”—as they called him—was going to die. The prognosis wasn’t good, ...

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